March 3, 2011
You may need a lab coat to fully appreciate Mandalay Bay’s newest epicurean experience, Fleur. From the mind of culinary whiz and “Top Chef Masters” cheftestant Hubert Keller, Fleur is Sin City’s first restaurant to offer cocktails infused with liquid nitrogen. Even without a degree in chemistry you can enjoy the outlandish tableside presentation that freezes your drink into a delicious boozy sorbet. After imbibing like a mad scientist, try one of Fleur’s signature flights. The aptly named Decadent Flight includes white chocolate, chocolate coconut and espresso martinis. The restaurant also features one of Vegas’ largest collections of absinthe, as well as a secluded wine room that houses more than 3,500 vintages. We’re told the menu of gourmet small plates is impressive as well, but we were too mesmerized by the nitrogen infusions to make it to our table.
Open daily for lunch and dinner, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
—Steve Basilone, Custom Publishing Writer
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South