Charlie Palmer Steak: A Prix Fixe Menu That Puts the “A+” in Affordable

Affordable Fine Dining at Its Best: “The Tribute to Michael Jackson” Prix Fixe Dinner

filet mignonLas Vegas on a non-stop, year-round basis offers an impressive mélange of dining experiences for tourists and locals alike. Not everyone comes to Vegas in a private jet, however, and some of the finer establishments can be financially daunting or inaccessible.

Not so at Charlie Palmer Steak at the Four Seasons Hotel. The “Tribute to Michael Jackson” prix fixe dinner menu that is being offered indefinitely in conjunction with the Michael Jackson ONE show at Mandalay Bay is one that has to be sampled to be believed.

At $48.00 per person it’s a virtual steal when one considers that not only is there a “bottomless glass” wine pairing included, there is also the elegance of the establishment to consider, and the superb service and attention of a highly trained and experienced staff.

Maître D Pierre Bouyer sets the tone for a memorable evening. Impeccably dressed and with one of those charming accents that makes you really wish you had paid attention in French class, he signals right off the bat with his natural warmth that, while you may be in a world renown chef’s restaurant, you are there not to be intimidated but to relax and enjoy your evening.

The menu selections are as follows:

FIRST COURSE

(Choose One)

*“Caesar” Salad

Prosciutto Wrapped Romaine Hearts / Marinated White Anchovies

*Brentwood Corn Chowder

Bristol Bay King Crab / Jalapeno Bacon / Cilantro Chips

Tenuta Sant’Antonio / Garganega / Scaia / Veneto / Italy / 2011

MAIN COURSE

(Choose One)

*Charred Bone-In Filet Mignon

Green Garlic Pomme Puree/ Black Truffle Natural

Organic Fed California Chicken Breast

Zucchini Terrine / Burrata Stuffed Squash Blossoms

Pan Seared King Salmon

Dungeness Crab Risotto / Meyer Lemon Crumble

Andezon / Grenache Blend / Cotes-du-Rhone / France / 2010

DESSERT

(Choose One)

*Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar

Caramel Ice Cream / Dark Chocolate Sauce

*Hawaiian Coconut Crème Brulee,

Passion Glazed Pineapple / Candied Crisps

GM and Wine Director Adam Curling did not skimp nor cut any corners in his selection ofCharlie Palmer the “bottomless glass” wine pairings (noted above). Any true wineau will know these are not mere “table wines” by any stretch of the imagination.

The wines are perfectly married to each course. Standing alone they would gratify even the most picky and pretentious of palates. Curling is happy to answer any questions a guest may have about the heritage of each wine. And he does so with obvious enjoyment and without an ounce of condescension.

This $48 limited menu offering should not be trivialized as a “dining deal” but more of a wonderful opportunity to enjoy fine dining affordably—and at its best. – Christine McKellar

*These were our selections from the menu. The filet did melt in the mouth. The soup should be served by the gallon and by itself-it was delicious! The Caesar Salad was crisp and delightful. The desserts almost started a fork war. The Hawaiian Coconut Crème Brulee is what coconut should be all about. The Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar…well, it has to be tasted to be believed.

The unique clubhouse feel of Charlie Palmer Steak Las Vegas is perfect for exceptional private dining in Las Vegas.  For quiet corporate events and meetings, intimate rehearsal dinners and celebratory soirees, the Private and Semi-Private Dining Rooms will have you feeling right at home. For individual and large party reservations, please visit: http://www.charliepalmer.com/

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