About every three weeks or so, Spago Executive Chef Eric Klein decides to change things up a bit and feature a $29 prix fixe lunch centered around the cooking of some exotic locale. He’s featured Filipino and Korean food (among others) lately, and last week it was his take on Morocco that brought us to The Forum Shops.
Okay, that’s a lie. What also brought us to The Forum Shops was the chance to see how an uber-Alsatian chef does with the white truffles he had on hand, and to get a taste of his white truffle ice cream — the ultimate in dessert decadence.
Yes, it was all those things that brought us to Spago last week, and to people watch at what is still one of the most fabulous restaurants in all of Vegas.
Of the Moroccan dishes, Klein’s lamb was perfect, the flaky pastry enclosing the chicken in the cigar-shaped briouat was a thing of beauty, and the pistachio cake tasted like it was just made in Marrakesh. At $29, these three courses are a steal.
And let us not forget the white truffle pasta and ice cream (neither of which ELV paid for), that are about the last word in the best use of this tuber.
FYI: In a little over a month, Spago Las Vegas celebrates its 17th birthday and, at the same time, the birth of the Las Vegas culinary revolution. We don’t know what Klein will be cooking up for the occasion, but he’s promised to post it on our Facebook page, and we’ll be there to gobble up the first bites of whatever he’s dishing out.
In The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace
3500 Las Vegas Blvd. South #G1
Las Vegas, NV 89109-8909