Jason and I decided beforehand that we were going to go to one fancy dinner while we were in Vegas. We kind of said it was for an early anniversary dinner, but really we just wanted an excuse to get dressed up and go somewhere fancy. We decided to go to Michael Mina in the Bellagio, primarily because they had a Vegetarian Tasting Menu.
We walked around the Bellagio for a while taking pictures of things before heading into the restaurant.
When I expressed interest in the Vegetarian Tasting Menu, our server kind of tried to talk me into the regular one instead, after finding out that I eat fish. He said it was better, but I think maybe it just costed more and I opted to go the vegetarian route.
My first course was an heirloom beet salad. I’m not normally a huge beet fan, but this was good.
After that, I was served fennel tortellini in a brown butter sauce which was delicious. I mean, you can’t go wrong with brown butter, right?
And finally, a Japanese style tofu. Honestly, this was my least favorite of the dishes. The tofu was breaded tempura style and that’s just not really my thing. Oh well.
Jason went with the regular tasting menu and his first course was tuna tartar.
After that, he had lobster pot pie. This was good, but very rich.
And finally, steak. I honestly started laughing when this came out because it was so small! I mean, I know it was a tasting menu but they weren’t kidding about just getting tastes.
With our tasting menus, we both got dessert samplers. My favorite was the root beer float. I’ve always liked root beer.
And with our bellies full and our wallets empty, we took a cab back to our hotel and fell into a food coma.