After a day in the sun, a nice pasta dinner was in order. And we needed the carbs to power us through another night of dancing! Since we were going to the Cosmopolitan, I checked out the restaruant list and found a match for my pre-trip research list: Scarpetta, a restaurant from award-winning chef Scott Conant.
Tucked away in the chaos of a casino was a great find! Beyond the entrance, the dining experience unfolded. While waiting for our table, we invited ourselves with another group that was on the tour of the kitchen table. The table offered a bird’s eye view into the kitchen where we were able to pre-select some elements of our meal to come! Back in the main area, we sat with a view over the Bellagio and Caesar’s, enjoying the fountain show and sipping on a glass of Barbera.
We ordered three courses tonight:
p r i m i p i a t t i:
Stracciatella (baby beets, sicilian spiced pears, hazelnuts & baby greens)
And of course, the bread came out with three options to decorate it: an olive oil infused lime, eggplant tapenade and butter marscapone. All three were delicious.
p a s t e :
The special of the night – linguine with freshly shaved truffles (right at the table by our host Gilles)
d o l c e :
Amedei Chocolate Cake (toasted almond gelato & salted caramel sauce)
The salted caramel sauce was too die for. We were granted a second dish to enjoy with the warm molten cake.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas | 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard | South Las Vegas, NV 89109 |