Wait, are those wine fairies ascending skyward, on their way to pluck the perfect vintage from the clouds? Yes! At Aureole — an offshoot of the New York original by celerity chef Charlie Palmer — dining is a show-stopping Vegas glitz-fest. Watch (in awe) as cat-suited damsels are hoisted up a four-story glass tower, filled with more than 60,000 bottles of wine. And the food? Dinner is a three-course prix fixe, with seasonal dishes that reflect Palmer's signature progressive American cuisine. Indulge in a sea scallop sandwich enveloped by a crisp potato crust, followed by an ultra-delish streusel-baked lady gala apple — accompanied, of course, by a glass of wine.
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South
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