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The menu at Aureole Las Vegas blends classic French and American cuisine using fresh, seasonal ingredients and includes both comfortable and adventurous dining options. French native and executive chef Vincent Pouessel was trained in classical French cooking, and menu items such as the caviar plate, artisanal cheese plate, rack of venison and seared foie gras with rhubarb clafoutis reflect that background. However, Pouessel also loves to change up his repertoire by incorporating seasonal ingredients into his dishes, such as butternut squash, parsnip purée and filet of rainbow trout.
Indecisive diners at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant should try the three- or four-course tasting menus, priced at $65 and $85 per person, respectively. The three-course tasting menu rotates with the seasons but always includes an interesting selection of seafood, such as barramundi, monkfish and black cod. Though if you aren’t quite hungry enough for a multi-course feast, order à la carte — the average entrée costs about $35. If you’re in the mood for a classic, then you can’t go wrong with the lemon-roasted chicken breast, the 18-ounce bone-in rib-eye with béarnaise sauce or the grilled New York strip loin with Mediterranean ratatouille and toasted garlic focaccia.
For those with smaller appetites, Aureole also serves small plates off its bar menu in tasty, bite-sized portions. The sirloin sliders drip with guacamole and chipotle sauce, and the smooth hummus and pita plate will make you think you’ve sailed across the Mediterranean.
Whether you opt for bites or a full-on meal, save room for the sweets. The dessert menu also changes with the seasons, but the warm, chocolate molten cake is a gooey staple that’s paired with unusual housemade ice cream flavors like blackberry chip.