Fleur de Lys, Mandalay Bay

 

Fleur de Lys

Fleur de Lys

One of the top 10 fine restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip Hubert Keller has created an interior space and a menu that won’t disappoint, and won’t break your budget.

We recently dined at Fleur de Lys, located in the Mandalay Bay Casino and ordered from the $59.00 Prix Fixe menu. Every dish was spot on. The Truffled Onion Soup with a duck confit ‘dumpling’ starter was nothing short of perfection. The Gently Cooked Salmon (sous vide cooked I suspect) was the highlight of the evening and melted in our mouths. We could find no fault with the decadent chocolate deserts, one a classic chocolate soufflé, the other, a Celebration of Chocolate, a trio of luscious mini-versions of chocolate deserts that were a stunning ending to a wonderful meal.  Service was impeccable, yet friendly & comfortable. The only disappointment of the evening was the attractive selection of bread rolls that were so cold and dry they obviously came directly out of cold storage. 

Dinner for 2 with a bottle of wine and tip came in at under $200. Reservations are recommended, but weren’t necessary on the evening we visited. There are early dining specials posted on the menu board located outside of the restaurant. The full menu is posted on line at http://www.fleurdelyssf.com/

Chinatown-Las Vegas

Five minutes from the Las Vegas Strip a mile away from the buffets there’s a diverse world of food to explore. Workers in large numbers from all over the globe come to Las Vegas to work in the casinos. With them they’ve brought their grocery stores, restaurants and food festivals. Hundreds of strip plazas around Las Vegas are dotted with small family owned shops and restaurants that feature  food from everywhere, from Southeast Asia to Ireland to Utah (stay tuned for the Utah Jell-o post). Some nationalities are represented by communities so large it’s entirely possible to live a life entirely without speaking English.

Chinatown

Our first stop on the Vegas food tour bus will be Chinatown located just one mile west of the Strip on Spring Mountain and is central for a variety of Asian cuisines. Countless restaurants, noodle shops, herbal medicine shops, banks, travel agencies, immigration lawyers and the largest supermarket catering to all things Asian, 99 Ranch Market are located in this area.

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