L’Atelier – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – Le Hamachi – Yellowtail served as ravioli, sea urchin and Osetra caviar. I didn’t know what to expect when I saw the description of this, look how pretty! Delicious too.

Joël Robuchon – MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV. L’Atelier and Restaurant Joël Robuchon

This past August Avon sent a bunch of people from my team to Las Vegas, NV to attend and assist at Avon Repfest 2016. Unfortunately, we were not given a per diem for food, but I was fortunate enough to befriend a coworker I hadn’t know previously, Katherine Shu.

 

No one at the conference from work was on the same page foodie-wise as me, except Katherine. Thankfully great foodie minds think alike! She was down to spend good money on good food and try lots of delicious dishes. She had also done her research prior to the trip and knew of an awesome chef that I can’t believe I hadn’t known about previously – Joël Robuchon. Where have you been all of my life, Joël Robuchon?!

 

Joël Robuchon has two restaurants in the MGM Grand Hotel, where we were staying, and lucky for me Katherine was down to go to both of them! We went to L’Atelier first, which is his one Michelin star, French fusion Tapas style restaurant, and also my personal favorite of the two we went to. His second restaurant, named Joël Robuchon, has three Michelin stars and is all French fare.

 

I will let the pictures of the food do most of the talking. Please check out the captions for descriptions and comments on them. Keep in mind this is a catch up post, being that it is now the end of November and everything isn’t as fresh in my mind as it would’ve been if I had written it at the time. Forgive me!

 

I will start with L’Atelier. My visit here was with Katherine. We ordered À la carte.

 

L’Atelier – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – the view to the right from our seats at the bar.
L’Atelier – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – the view to the right from our seats at the bar.

 

 

L’Atelier – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – the view to the left from our seats at the bar.
L’Atelier – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – the view to the left from our seats at the bar.

 

 

L’Atelier – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – the bread selection. YUM
L’Atelier – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – the bread selection. YUM

 

 

L’Atelier – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – My pretty place setting. I realize now I turned my knife on it’s side accidentally for this pic.
L’Atelier – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – My pretty place setting. I realize now I turned my knife on it’s side accidentally for this pic.

 

 

L’Atelier – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – Our Amuse-Bouche was amazing. Foie gras parfait with port wine reduction and parmesan cheese foam. I love foie gras anything.
L’Atelier – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – Our Amuse-Bouche was amazing. Foie gras parfait with port wine reduction and parmesan cheese foam. I love foie gras anything.

 

 

L’Atelier – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – Le Bar - Sea bass carpaccio with lemon vinaigrette, poppy seeds and espelette pepper
L’Atelier – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – Le Bar – Sea bass carpaccio with lemon vinaigrette, poppy seeds and espelette pepper

 

 

L’Atelier – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – Le Hamachi – Yellowtail served as ravioli, sea urchin and Osetra caviar. I didn’t know what to expect when I saw the description of this, look how pretty! Delicious too.
L’Atelier – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – Le Hamachi – Yellowtail served as ravioli, sea urchin and Osetra caviar. I didn’t know what to expect when I saw the description of this, look how pretty! Delicious too.

 

 

L’Atelier – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – Le Crabe – King crab in a salad of greens, avocado, tomato, fresh mozzarella and parmesan crisps.
L’Atelier – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – Le Crabe – King crab in a salad of greens, avocado, tomato, fresh mozzarella and parmesan crisps.

 

 

L’Atelier – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas –  Le Boeuf – Beef and foie gras burgers with sautéed bell peppers, hand cut French fries and house made ketchup. I wasn’t even excited about this, but it ended up being my favorite thing here.
L’Atelier – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – Le Boeuf – Beef and foie gras burgers with sautéed bell peppers, hand cut French fries and house made ketchup, which was kind of more like bbq sauce IMO. I wasn’t even excited about this, but it ended up being my favorite thing here.

 

 

L’Atelier – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas –  Purée de pomme de terre - complimentary tasting of his ultra famous mashed potatoes – 2:1 potato to butter. Yes. As delicious as they are they are SO filling.
L’Atelier – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – Purée de pomme de terre – complimentary tasting of his ultra famous mashed potatoes – 2:1 potato to butter ratio. Yes. As delicious as they are they are SO filling.

 

 

L’Atelier – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas –  Dessert – Le Chocolat – Chocolate sensation, “crémeux” Araguani (a chocolate), and oreo cookie crumbs. Such gorgeous plating; I love the light chocolate dust circles on the plate.
L’Atelier – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – Dessert – Le Chocolat – Chocolate sensation, “crémeux” Araguani (a chocolate), and oreo cookie crumbs. Such gorgeous plating; I love the light chocolate dust circles pressed on the plate.

 

 

L’Atelier – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – We shut the place down.
L’Atelier – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – We shut the place down.

 

 

And now for Joël Robuchon. I dined here with Katherine and Rosalynn Mok. We did the $198 Menu À which gives you amuse-bouche, two apps, one main, one choice of dessert and seductive sweets aka the dessert cart.

 

Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – The Façade
Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – The Façade

 

 

Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – The bread cart. Yas.
Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – The bread cart. Yas.

 

 

Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – The dessert cart. I need to update this with a better pic in the future.
Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – The dessert cart. I will have to update this with a better pic at a later date.

 

 

Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – The view from my seat.
Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – The view from my seat.

 

 

Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – Pretty table setting.
Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – Pretty table setting.

 

 

Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – Amuse-bouche #1 was a potato croquette.
Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – Amuse-bouche #1 was a potato croquette.

 

 

Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – The butter they serve is sent here from France. It is served table side and topped with Maldon.
Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – The butter they serve is sent here from France. It is served table side and topped with Maldon.

 

 

Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – Close-up of the butter and salt.
Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – Close-up of the butter and salt.

 

 

Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – Selections from the bread cart. Do not be shy, you can have one of everything if you like! I got butter roll, bacon baguette, mini French baguette, and a saffron roll to start.
Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – Selections from the bread cart. Do not be shy, you can have one of everything if you like! I selected a butter roll, bacon bread, mini French baguette, and a saffron roll to start.

 

 

Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – Amuse-bouche # 2 – cherry gazpacho with sheep ricotta and pistachios
Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – Amuse-bouche # 2 – cherry gazpacho with sheep ricotta and pistachios.

 

 

Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – Le Crab Royal – Farm chicken egg stuffed with king crab and Osetra caviar. Rosalynn ordered this. It was luscious.
Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – Le Crab Royal – Farm chicken egg stuffed with king crab and Osetra caviar. Rosalynn ordered this. It was luscious.

 

 

Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – Le Maïs – Delicate corn cream with foie gras and Iberico de bellota ham. My app was amazing. This is served with a fried polenta stick and you are encouraged to eat this with your hands, so they give you a small dish of rose water. It reminded me of India where they would give you those with each meal.
Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – Le Maïs – Delicate corn cream with foie gras and Iberico de bellota ham. My app was amazing. This is served with a fried polenta stick and you are encouraged to eat this with your hands, so they give you a small dish of rose water. It reminded me of India where they would give you those with each meal.

 

 

Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – Truffled langoustine ravioli, foie gras emulsion and green cabbage. I thought I was going to like this more honestly.
Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – Truffled langoustine ravioli, foie gras emulsion and green cabbage. I thought I was going to like this more honestly.

 

 

Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – Caviar Imperial – Scottish salmon confit coated with Osetra caviar and a wasabi cream. This was Katherine’s gorgeous app. Wish I had a better pic to disply. It was very good. It has a supplemental cost of $45.
Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – Caviar Imperial – Scottish salmon confit coated with Osetra caviar and a wasabi cream. This was Katherine’s gorgeous app. Wish I had a better pic to disply. It was very good. It has a supplemental cost of $45.

 

 

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Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – Le Bar – Pan-fried sea bass with a lemongrass foam and stewed leeks. This was beyond words amazing. The fish was cooked so perfectly and was incredibly flavorful. I was impressed by this dish. I was kind of full from eating too much bread though, haha. AND seen on the edge of the plate is those famous complimentary mashed potatoes again!

 

 

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Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – Le Litchi – Lychee sorbet and raspberry coulis topped with lemon poppy foam. My dessert. I freaking loved this. It was SO refreshing and delicious.

 

 

Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – La Sphére - Bubble sugar sphere with creamy lemon sorbet and thai basil gelee. This was Rosalynn’s dessert. It was very pretty and tasty.
Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – La Sphére – Bubble sugar sphere with creamy lemon sorbet and thai basil gelee. This was Rosalynn’s dessert. It was very pretty and tasty.

 

 

Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – Le Chocolat – Chocolate and cherry griottine “black forest”. Katherine’s dessert. I mean, look at this plating.
Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – Le Chocolat – Chocolate and cherry griottine “black forest”. Katherine’s dessert. I mean, look at this plating.

 

 

Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – Our selections from the dessert cart. Again, you can get every single thing off of this cart if you so choose, you do not need to be shy. The waiter even expertly plates them all for you in a beautiful way.
Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – Our selections from the dessert cart. Again, you can get every single thing off of this cart if you so choose, you do not need to be shy. The waiter even expertly plates them all for you in a beautiful way. My favorite things were the mini fruit tarts and the cream puffs.

 

 

Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – There are also larger desserts in the cart you can have. We had all 3 – left to right – crème brûlée, rum cake (lots of rum!), and tiramisu.
Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – There are also larger desserts in the cart you can have. We had all 3 – left to right – crème brûlée, rum cake (lots of rum!), and tiramisu.

 

 

Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – cute takeaway bag of lemon pound cake that they give you as a complimentary gift to take home with you. Talk about a moist pound cake.
Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – cute takeaway bag of lemon pound cake that they give you as a complimentary gift to take home with you. Talk about a moist pound cake.

 

 

I definitely recommend these two restaurants. They are each quite different experiences in their own, but both have some very tasty food. You can find information about these spots on the MGM Grand Hotel Website – https://www.mgmgrand.com/en/restaurants.html.  I wish they had their full menus and options within them listed online, but unfortunately they only have partial ones up for each. I hope my post helps you out a little though 🙂 Some quick snaps I got of the menus while I was there can be found below for your viewing pleasure.

 

Contact L’Atelier by phone at 702.891.7358 and Restaurant Joël Robuchon at 702.891.7925.

 

 

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L’Atelier – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – Only part of the menu, because I thought I could find the rest online 😦

 

 

Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – Quick shot I took on my phone outside of the restaurant.
Joël Robuchon – by Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas – Quick shot I took on my phone outside of the restaurant.
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