9 Decadent Dishes To Try in Las Vegas

From chocolate mousse hats to ridiculous caviar dishes, Las Vegas serves it all.

In a city filled with more than 40 celebrity chefs, restaurants need to up the stakes when it comes to clever menu items. Ordinary mac and cheese gets a refreshing update with lobster and a story to boot. A chocolate mousse becomes instantly Instagrammable with the addition of a restaurant’s namesake crooner’s hat. A story of a honeymooner chef creating an extravagant dish for his new bride’s breakfast becomes an iconic dish. Here, a look at 11 of the most innovative dishes in Las Vegas with the stories behind each.

Sinatra Hat at Sinatra

Head to Frank Sinatra’s namesake restaurant at Encore for a clever take on chocolate mousse—the Sinatra Hat. Executive chef Theo Schoenegger used to cook for the Sinatra at San Domenico in New York and still features many of his favorite dishes on the menu. The dessert features chocolate mousse and a milk chocolate panna cotta on the side. Sinatra, Encore, 888.320.7110

Foie Gras Custard Brûlée at Sage

Chef Shawn McClain mixes savory and sweet with his creation that combines foie gras and crème brûlée at Sage at Aria. Blood orange, cocoa nibs and salted brioche make this an even more decadent dish. Sage, Aria, 877.230.2742

Roasted Beef Wellington at Gordon Ramsay Steak

Gordon Ramsay brings his own spin on beef Wellington to his first Las Vegas restaurant, Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris. While the beef filet takes center stage, wild mushrooms wrapped in puff pastry with Parma ham, all swaddled in a red wine sauce, make this a memorable dish. Gordon Ramsay Steak, Paris, 702.946.4663

In the Shower Mac and Cheese at Fleur

Chef Hubert Keller of Fleur and Burger Bar fame won Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters” with his "In the Shower Mac and Cheese," a dish he created during a college dorm room challenge. Lobster and vegetables topped with Gruyère cheese come in a cast-iron pot with a crunchy crust. Fleur, Mandalay Bay, 702.632.7200

Langoustines at Costa di Mare

The langoustines at Costa di Mare are legendary at Wynn. The restaurant with its own lagoon views sources these tiny lobsters from an obscure island off the coast of Italy not found on any map. The menu dubs these appetizers as “the single best live langoustines on the planet.” Costa di Mare, Wynn, 702.770.3463

Ice Cream Tasting Game at RM Seafood

Sure, it’s just ice cream. But what flavor is it? Try to guess all 16 varieties of ice cream and sorbet served blind at RM Seafood at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place and you could eat the dessert for free. Flavors created by chef Rick Moonen run the gamut from garlic to Bing cherry. RM Seafood, The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 702.632.9300

Caviar Parfait at Michael Mina

Nothing like a little love story to go with a dish. Chef Michael Mina spent his honeymoon in Hawaii, and when he decided to whip up a breakfast for his new bride using her favorite ingredients, he called room service to deliver. The Caviar Parfait features hash browns, egg salad, smoked salmon, whipped lemon crème fraîche and caviar. Michael Mina, Bellagio, 702.693.8865

Mt. Fuji at Andrea’s

The Mt. Fuji at Andrea’s at Encore takes 24 hours to create, but the result is worth the wait. The dessert made with devil’s food cake layered with a Myers dark rum mousse is coated with a 64 percent dark chocolate followed by meringue. Table side, the server pours Bacardi 151 over the one-foot tall dessert and lights it on fire. Andrea’s, Encore, 702.770.5340

Buttermilk Fried Duck Confit at Robert Irvine’s Public House

Love fried chicken? How about duck confit? Combine the two with Food Network star Robert Irvine’s buttermilk fried duck confit, complete with a side of fiery Sriracha sauce. Robert Irvine’s Public House, Tropicana, 800.462.8767