Bazaar Meat by José Andrés - Sahara Las Vegas
The Classic Tartare
Beef sirloin, savora mustard, egg yolk, hp sauce, anchovy, Parker House rolls
Pine nuts, preserved lemon
Well, we were in Las Vegas (LV) for WAC Men's basketball tournament, which was cancelled due to coronavirus. Fortunately, LV is now a destination city for fine dining with many celebrity chefs opening restaurants in Strip hotels. Being very familiar with Jose Andres' restaurant empire in DC, we decided to explore his steakhouse restaurant, Bazaar Beef, in the Sahara located at expanding north end of the Strip.
On our first visit, we tried his tapas-like, small portions of Morcilla uni, blood sausage and sea urchin, Beefsteak tomatoes tartare spread on romaine leafs, beef and parmesan grissini carpaccio, Brussel sprouts, and Vaca Viego, a rib-eye from an "old cow." As he has shown in his restaurants in DC in which has adapted his Spanish tapas to Mexican, Chinese/Peruvian, Middle Eastern cuisines, he can concoct savory dishes for whatever cuisine he becomes interested in. This steakhouse is another triumph.
We finished this visit with banana cake, coconut cake, and puff bacon. Whoever is the pastry chef is a star unto his/her-self!
Having recently had an incredible dining experience at Bazaar Miami, was looking forward to the Las Vegas version and introducing this experience to different dinner companions. The menu and ordering process in Bazaar is different than most and can be confusing. Past experience helped, but our server could have provided more guidance. Once beyond the ordering confusion, the food was fantastic and I would highly recommend!