This past week I went to Las Vegas for my first time. It was for a work trip to attend and assist at the Genius Bar, as well as some focus groups for website improvements, at Avon’s Repfest 2016.
Jetlag hit me harder than I expected it would, but being in Vegas for the first time I just had to eat some good food in the little free time I had to myself between working. My first night there I met up with my friend, Lex, who has been living in Vegas for the last 10 years, who I hadn’t seen since college. He came to meet me for dinner. Since I was staying in MGM Grand he suggested Tom Colicchio’s CraftSteak. It did not disappoint.
We split the chef’s selection of domestic wagyu, which was a tasting of 2 cuts of wagyu a variety of appetizers, sides and a selection of desserts. My favorite things were the avocado with cucumber ribbons, the warm frisée salad, the corn, the filet mignon, the mushroom medley and the monkey bread dessert. My least favorite things were the mozzarella, and the panna cotta. I normally like panna cotta, but I did not like the “jams” it was served with, and the other desserts were just way better. The ribeye was great, but the filet mignon just far out-shined it. The mashed potatoes were good, we were told they would be the best ones we would ever have in our lives, but I am just not a huge fan of mashed potatoes in general.
I was extremely tired during this meal and especially by the end, but I tried to remember some details about each dish to share with you. Please see captions below each photo.
Tom Colicchio’s CraftSteak is located inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and I do suggest you try it out for yourself. It really was very delicious! Keep in mind they are only open for dinner. For more information, visit their website at http://www.craftrestaurantsinc.com/craftsteak-las-vegas/