undaunted, our meal at bobby flay's southwestern eatery consisted of:
dinner was at 6:45pm at jaleo, the spanish tapas joint by josé andrés, at the newish cosmopolitan hotel. i actually tried to get reservations at his exclusive joint é - reservations are only via e-mail - but they had a special holiday menu thru the 31st which came in at a hefty $350 PER PERSON.
nevertheless, i was excited for jaleo, as they spent a reported $1 million for their paella pit - individual wood-burning grills to make the catalanan specialty. plus, i've been itchin to try their spherical olives, where by science they are able to extract the essence in liquid form and create this unique explosion of taste in your mouth.
their warm brussels sprout salad was unlike any preparation i've had of the finicky vegetable. each leaf/bud is separated and prepared in such a delicate manner it's like a new version of the same ingredient.
christmas eve was topped off by the 9:30pm performance of mystère at treasure island. though i can't say there's much of a storyline, the incredible display of acrobatics, humor, set design and theatrical production were a visual feast. i'm quite curious to see how 'o' stacks up in comparison...