You Don’t Know The Truffles We’ve Seen – Part Deux

We ran into Payard Bistro and Patisserie Executive Chef Gregory Gorreau at Caesars Palace today, and the conversation went something like this:

ELV: Gregory….mon ami! Comment allez vous?

Gregory Gorreau: Ca va bien. Et tu?

ELV: Tres bien. Do you know where I can find a huge, 6 oz. white truffle from Alba, Italy, that costs around $800 wholesale, and that you’ll soon be shaving on your eggs Benedict, among other things?

GG: Follow me.

And so we did.


For you cynics who carped about the $89 Joel Robuchon menu, try finding fault with Gregory Gorreau’s $19 Blue Plate Special at Payard Bistro.

Yes, for less than an Andy Jackson, you get a finely-tuned couscous or heirloom tomato salad, a nice block of snow-white, perfectly cooked halibut or a marinated skirt steak with foie gras jus, and a martini glass of the freshest strawberries topped with a chocolate tuile and pistachio ice cream.

Compare that to the fifteen buck microwaved mess you shoved down your pie hole at Marie Callender’s the other day, and you’ll see my point….

….This is the best deal in town right now.

Although it’s only available at lunch.

In Caesars Palace.

At a restaurant that’s admittedly tough to find.

But worth it.

Oh yeah, the banana-Nutella-chocolate crepe is….how has ELV and his staff said it in the past?….So good it will make you weep.

But it costs extra.

And is also more than worth it.


In Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino

3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South

Las Vegas, NV 89109-8924