Country Club, Las Vegas

  

The Country Club in Las Vegas is a hidden oasis in the middle of the desert.  The outdoor seating looked over a beautiful golf course and a waterfall.  It was breathtaking.  The setting made it very easy to forget that we were in Vegas with the crowded streets and the shoulder bumping we had to dot to get here.  It felt secluded, quiet, and tranquil: all the opposites of what Vegas should feel like.  All we needed now was a perfect meal to complement the moment, and it did and deserves a compliment.

The table ordered:

Appetizer:
– Shrimp Cocktail, classic sauce, horseradish and lemon.
– Red Beet and Carrot “Carpaccio” Horseradish-Beet, Micro Arugula, Olive Oil
– Caesar Salad, Classic Dressing Parmesan Crisp, Parmesan Cracker. (This salad was not very good. Very classic. Lacked the little compliments that a Caesar should have: Garlic)
– Sea Scallop Ceviche, Citrus Juices, Zest, Jalapeno, Mint, Red Chile Threads

Main Course:
– Brown Sugar Brined Pork chops, Fire Roasted Corn Succotash, Black Mission Fig-Bourbon barbecue Sauce
– Sesame Crusted Hawaiian Tuna, Shiitake Mushrooms, Yuzu Caviar , Ginger “Froth” Sauce, Soy Glaze
– Roasted Rack of Lamb, Mint Gastrique, Lamb Demi-Glaze

Side:
Mashed Potato, with spicy sausage. (Very, very good)

The plating was beautiful…look at the colors on that beet salad!  Did the chef break open a highlighter to get those colors? Did the The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test squat in my mouth?   I will be visiting this place annually.  I just hope it’s consistent and my poop doesn’t glow in the dark, all radioactive like.

Total cost was under $500. This includes drinks. Hey, it’s Vegas baby.

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