Ay caramba! Ay dios mio! And Holy Escoffier Batman! Opus Too might be the best meal deal in the universe!
It’s only open for lunch and dinner Tues.-Weds.-Thurs, but fifteen dollars ($15), gets you a three course dinner ($10/lunch), prepared and served by culinary students of the International Culinary School that competes with restaurant meals all over town costing four times as much. In our world, that makes it just about the perfect, fail-safe date restaurant for those seeking good vittles, in a first-class setting, without breaking (or even bending) your wallet.
The menu changes weekly, so whatever we had probably will be a distant menu memory by the time you get here, but the students can be justifiably proud of turning out well-conceived and well-cooked dishes that show true professionalism.
If you want us to get all restaurant-critic-like, we might comment that the tomato and chorizo soup could’ve tasted a bit more of both, and the smoked trout was a tad more heavily breaded than we prefer, but the braised pork belly was as sweet and succulent as this dish gets, and the eggplant parmigiana was a thing of beauty — better, in fact, than any we’ve had in dozens of Italian restaurants around town.
….and did we mention the whole enchilada costs fifteen bucks?
at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Las Vegas (whew!)
2350 Corporate Circle
Henderson, NV 89074-7737
For reservations e-mail: OpusToo@aii.edu