I finally got to eat at the #1 restaurant that I’ve dreamed of eating at. Not to say this is the ultimate restaurant, but what drew me into having such a great passion for cooking was when I first started to watching Emeril Lagasse’s TV show on Food Network. Now I learned how to cook since I was a little kid in my mom’s kitchen, but my passion for food took off during my college years, I use to watch Good Eats and other cooking shows every night. I hated watching the traditional cooking shows that just showed how to follow a recipe, I loved watching shows that really taught me how to cook (i.e. the science and logic behind it all). Now ultimately I would love to eat at the original Delmonico in New Orleans, but since I’ve never been to New Orleans… Las Vegas had to do.
Now since I was in Las Vegas for an eCommerce conference for work, my boss took me to Delmonico so I had to go all out on this meal. Above is the main course that I ate which was the dry aged bone-in rib eye steak. The steak usually comes by it self (a la cart) but you can pay extra to have it served with a different style. I chose the style that came with crab and asparagus and if you like surf and turf this is definitely a winner. Now I have to give a quick recognition to our server Rene Galindo, he went above and beyond to not only make us feel welcomed but he made us feel like VIP guests. It isn’t often that I can boast about how good of a job a server does but Rene did such a good job that we all asked for his card because the next time I go to Delmonico, you can be sure I am requesting to be seated at Rene’s section. Rene was the one that recommended the bone-in rib eye to me and he didn’t sell it short by ant means. Now one thing I will warn you about is that this is not a light meal, so to be honest I should have just ordered this and that would have filled me up fine. Yet, when you go to the restaurant that you’ve been dreaming to go to for years you cannot just start and end with an entree.
As a starter I tried the lobster bisque, it was delicious because it wasn’t too creamy or heavy, yet it wasn’t overbearing in lobster taste either. It was well balanced and it also came with 3oz of lobster which were cooked perfectly. If you like lobster this is a must try when you go to Delmonico. Now after having Lobster, Rib Eye Steak and Crab I was more than full. Yet, when I saw the dessert menu I had to at least try a bite. Delmonico is famous for their Pecan Pie, but since my college ordered that I went for the Banana Pie which was sublime. It had the perfect amount of sweetness without being too sweet. The pie crust was nice and flaky and you could tell the cream was made by hand. Overall my experience at Delmonico was superb, it exceeded all expectations. My only regret is that I don’t have this restaurant near by to go to move often.