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Acclaimed chef Charlie Palmer’s Aureole Las Vegas fuses French and American cuisine using classic and seasonal ingredients. If you can’t decide on the diverse menu’s offerings, try the three- or four-course tasting menu. Though foodies in search of the menu’s standouts should check out our list of the five best things to order when you’re at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant:
1. Don’t miss the artisanal cheese course. Cheeses rotate throughout the seasons and include six varieties, among them Great Lakes Cheshire, a hard cheese made from cow’s milk, and Detroit Street Brick, a goat cheese studded with green peppercorns.
2. You can’t dine at Aureole Las Vegas without trying a bottle of wine from the restaurant’s hulking four-story wine tower. With up to 10,000 options, the tower contains many excellent, young red wines, but the restaurant also has an impressive selection of vintage bordeaux and rare burgundies.
3. If you’re waiting for a table or enjoying cocktail hour in the wine lounge, order some of the excellent and affordable small plates from the bar menu. The garlic rock shrimp with chorizo risotto and the shiitake mushroom spring roll with yuzu rémoulade will make you forget you even wanted to sit down for a full meal. As if the delicious bites weren’t enough to have you stay in the bar, the lounge also has nightly buy-one-get-one deals on small plates from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
4. For seafood lovers, Aureole Las Vegas offers several traditional and more adventurous fish options. The menu changes with the seasons, but it always includes a good variety, like a roasted loup de mer, grilled swordfish, seared ahi tuna loin or a chervil-crusted Alaskan halibut.
5. The dessert sampler is by far the most popular after-dinner dish. The four desserts change seasonally, but you can order the warm chocolate molten cake with ice cream year round. Other rotating favorites in the sampler include a lemon-lime pound cake, mocha brownie tart with salted caramel ice cream and Grand Marnier crème caramel. It’s the perfect ending to a meal, no matter which entrée you choose.