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While we wouldn’t recommend counting calories at Joël Robuchon — rich French cuisine is effectively the anti-diet — that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice health for taste at the Five-Star restaurant. One of chef Robuchon’s philosophies is to replace the heavy butter- and cream-based sauces typical of French food with lighter vegetable- and stock-based sauces. In doing so, the chef creates food with a lighter overall tone. The menu also features several low-calorie fish preparations and soups.
Be advised, however, that the Las Vegas restaurant doesn’t serve diet food. One of Robuchon’s most famous dishes is the rich purée de pommes de terre — mashed potatoes made with nearly as much butter as potato. That’s one to avoid if you’re calorie-conscious — but if you’re not, dive right in.