I have failed my challenge.
On Saturday, I canceled a $40 per person restaurant for a more appealing $50/pp restaurant. The funniest thing, ever was that they were right next door to each other in the same casino. So anyways, that was already me cheating a little bit because I was only going to try the $40/pp places. I am also sick of getting up so early and barely having time to do anything besides go out to eat before I go to work so I did not and will not be attending any more solo dates after that one.
Sunday, was our first canceled reservation. We were craving AYCE sushi. The menu we were signed up for just didn’t sound like what we wanted for dinner.
Also, I noticed that our original restaurant for Wednesday had all of a sudden changed their menu to $50/pp… I thought in that case, we’d just find an even better $50/pp place. I canceled our first reservation and made a new one so you can still watch out for that post and we will also be attending our very last restaurant for the Las Vegas Restaurant Week 2018 on Friday. 8 out of 12 days isn’t so bad, right?!
If this is your first Restaurant Week post of mine that you’re reading, please, go back to any of the ones before this one for more info on this challenge I’m rambling on about. For your convenience: just click here!
Located inside The Venetian on Restaurant Row
Address: 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
June 22, 2018@05:00PM
Dinner for One
Back into the beautiful Venetian casino I went for my reservation at Public House. I made it there with not much time to spare. I went in to be seated only a few minutes before 5p.
Public House is located right across from Day 2’s restaurant: SUGARCANE raw bar grill, so I had high expectations.
I was surprised how spacious it was inside and I absolutely loved the interior design and decor.
It was really dim and romantic. It would be a lovely date spot. I wished boyfriend was with me the whole time.
I didn’t have to ask for the special menu, I was given it right away along with their HUGE menu board and drinks book.
I was unsure how their ‘build your own dessert’ worked but, right after I ordered my first and second course, my server brought out a cute mini clipboard and pen. There were categorized lists for the base, toppings, sauce, etc. You could choose one from each category or you could check the box on the bottom that said ‘chef’s choice’ and s/he would create one for you.
I was pleased to see there was a sherbert and a sorbet (what’s the difference? Anybody?). I was even more pleased to see how unique the flavors were! Wait ’til you see how my dessert turned out… but, first… my appetizer:
Oh, this Hawaiian Tuna Poke was nasty. It also took about a year (40 minutes) to arrive at my table and it’s just raw tuna DRENCHED and then again, SOAKED in soy sauce with a few bits of a seaweed salad that was also seasoned with soy sauce. Wow. I did like the taro chips, though. (Side note: a manager did come out to apologize for the wait – to me and a few other tables, too.)
The Lamb Porterhouse was absolutely fantastic. Very well-cooked, seasoned to perfection, and just so freakin’ delicious!! It was a nice portion of meat, too. I’m glad there was two pieces, not just one. 😉 I am not a fan and have never been a fan of mashed potatoes with bleu cheese mixed in. Also, these were more pureed potatoes, not mashed. The syrah reduction (whatever that is) definitely complemented the lamb and I always love me some asparagus.
And now for the moment all of us (with a sweet tooth or two) were waiting for…
My gorgeously displayed dessert! For my base, I chose a chocolate layer cake. For my sauce, I chose a dark a chocolate fudge. For my sorbet, I chose rhubarb-gin aaaand for my topping, I chose a chocolate sea salt chip cookie. The cookie was the star of the show, I would have ate a dozen if given the chance. The cake was okay, but I would have liked more cake, less frosting. The sorbet was nice, tart, and refreshing.
The service was a bit slow and lackluster. The server did ask me where I was from and when I told him I lived in Las Vegas, he offered me a local’s discount but, it wasn’t eligible with the Restaurant Week deal. I was fine with that and totally understood. I appreciate that I was apologized to for the late appetizer but, that doesn’t and never makes up for the wait time nor the taste – in my opinion, nothing does or could. Not even a free meal.
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