Wednesday, December 26, 2012
B&B Ristorante at Venetian Hotel Las Vegas
I went on a gastronomy trip earlier this year to Las Vegas. While most people know Las Vegas for slot machines and black jack tables, it actually is also a mini-culinary capital of US. Odd but true. Just about who's who in the culinary world has a restaurant or two in Las Vegas. I was very curious about the food here versus food in SF or NYC. While some restaurants were utterly disappointing for one thing or another, B&B Ristorante was actually a pleasant surprise.
Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich opened this restaurant hence the name B&B. The only experience I had eating at a Batali restaurant prior to B&B is Eataly in NYC. But that's not really a restaurant per se so I was very eager to try B&B. I had the pasta tasting menu. I LOVE pasta but I'm very particular about how well it is cooked. I like al dente. However, most restaurants I go to, their pasta is usually overcooked. Well, not at B&B. Every dish came out perfectly. I was very happy with consistency of the dishes. I wasn't a big fan of the black spaghetti but other then that, everything was tasty... even the dessert. I'm not fond of Italian desserts in general so I was surprised how light and good their honey budino was. I will definitely return to this place again.