Paris or Vegas? Paris or Vegas? This time the Keeper Team chose to eat dinner at Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesar’s Palace. The decision was largely influenced by a recommendation from a good friend, Sommelier June Rodil, whose culinary input we trust and is the Beverage Director at one of our favorite Austin restaurants, Uchi. After recently enjoying lunch in Paris (blog post soon to come) at the French 2 star Michelin restaurant, Arpege, we wondered how this American 2 star Michelin Savoy restaurant would compare. Would our French dining experience be overshadowed by the Vegas culture or could Guy Savoy sustain his bona fide French flair?
In typical Vegas Style, the restaurant’s entrance was grandiose. We were greeted warmly, and our table was ready for us to begin our culinary adventure. We were happy to see that almost all of the staff were French. We were told that none of the staff had ever worked at any of Savoy’s Paris restaurants. Although they all worked in Las Vegas before the restaurant opened, they said they chose to apply for jobs at this “special” French restaurant.
From the start, the staff made us feel as if we were dining at a fine Paris restaurant. We selected the “Prestige Menu”, which are the chef’s special selections of the night. The menu listed ten delicious courses in both English and French. Overall, each dish was superb, although the desserts were not as strong as the savory dishes. That is the only “critique” we can make, as we were extremely impressed with the meal, so please read on!
We experienced a new food pairing element – Bread Pairing! The chef believes that individual breads should be paired with each dish. The bread cart came by often to add a new slice of bread specially chosen to accompany the specific dish. This was something that we had never seen before! Our server warned us to be careful of our bread consumption as there were many courses ahead. He was right!