When we planned our trip to Las Vegas last month, a group of us were eager to dine at Gordon Ramsay Steak in the Paris hotel. We were desperate to go for one thing and one thing only – the signature dish of Roasted Beef Wellington. Even though we phoned in advance, we still had a few difficulties getting a table so if you are going to Vegas, plan ahead and make your reservation as soon as you can.
The restaurant was quite modern and “flashy” – very Vegas. Perhaps I’m just a little critical but I did find it a little cheesy when the hostess told us that we had just come from “Paris” (the hotel) to “London” (Gordon’s restaurant) via “the Chunnel” (a tunnel from the entrance). I had to chuckle at this, and again, when she directed our attention to a light art fixture in the middle of the dining room that was meant to emulate the movement that Gordon’s hands make when he makes the Beef Wellington. Hmmm…OK…Thankfully the food made up for this.
If you are unsure of what a Beef Wellington is, watch this video. If you want the spoiler, it is seared filet mignon, wrapped in parma ham, mushroom pate mix, and enveloped in puff pastry. The picture below doesn’t do the dish justice, but there is a reason why people rave about this dish. It was absolutely delicious. Yes, the steak is quite pink but the server told us it is always cooked quite rare/medium, otherwise the pastry burns. I was a bit miffed that we each paid $54 for the dish and then still had to pay extra for sides (just my frugal side speaking). The sides that we did order were quite good. My favourite was the mac & cheese, which was covered in cheesy goodness and finished with truffle, but you can choose from lighter dishes such as sautéed asparagus, or fire-roasted corn.
Roasted Beef Wellington – $54
Even though I was completed stuffed from the incredible bread basket and the Beef Wellington, I still ordered the Sticky Toffee Pudding with Brown Butter Ice Cream. Holy crap. This dessert blew my mind and I highly recommend it if you can fit it in. Honestly, the Brown Butter Ice Cream stole the show and I could have just sat with a tub of that all night.
If you love meat and are looking to splurge (it is not cheap) whilst in Vegas, then book yourself a table at Gordon Ramsay Steak. It took me about two days to digest all of that heavy food but it was worth it.