Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Delectable Dishes, Swanky Setting: Sage

Our besties treated us to dinner at Sage at Aria for my birthday earlier this year.
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The space is modern Vegas. I absolutely loved my farm-to-table four-course meal. At $79, the Chef's Signature Menu is quite the bargain for a fabulous feast by Sin City standards. A nice bonus is that you have your choice of two or three dishes for each course, so you have a hand in crafting your own mini tasting menu.

Amuse bouche.
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First Course #1: Wagyu beef tartare, crushed caper aioli, slow-poached egg, crispy chocolate.
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First Course #2: Market oysters, piquillo pepper and Tabasco sorbet, aged tequila mignonette.
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First Course #3 ($10 addition): Foie gras brulee, toasted cocoa nibs, salted brioche.
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Second Course #1: Maine Dayboat scalllops, braised oxtail, wild mushrooms, salted caramel reduction.
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Second Course #2: Maine lobster casoncelli, glazed spring onions, spinach, mascarpone.
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Third Course #1: 48-hour beef belly, chestnut puree, fig glaze, celery hearts.
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Third Course #2: Iberico pork loin, milk-braised cannelloni, green asparagus creminelli mortadella.
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Fourth Course #1: Warm carrot cake, roasted coconut sauce, candied ginger, cream cheese ice cream.
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Fourth Course #2: Crunchy chocolate and peanut butter tart, blackberry sphere, toasted marshmallow sauce.
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Coffee and mignardise (meringues and a shot of rich hot chocolate).
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We really enjoyed Sage. Standouts for me were the foie gras brulee, scallops, and lobster casoncelli. I had a great birthday, and I'd happily dine at Sage again.


  1. i read the crispy chocolate in the wagyu beef tartare and i'm thinking whut? was there really a piece of chocolate?

  2. I like the idea of a make-your-own tasting menu.

  3. Looks like a great value for $79! I'm putting this restaurant on my list for our February visit.

  4. Yum! That carrot caked looked tasty. :)

  5. OMG I need to go here. Everything looks delicious ... and it's a great deal for Vegas! Too bad I didn't know about it this weekend ...

  6. everything looks great. especially that hot chocolate at the end. lol.

  7. A shame I missed out on the brulee foie gras when I ate here. It looks SO good!

  8. i'm sure it was good, but the chocolate/peanut butter thing kind of reminded me of maggots :(


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