Sunday, March 24, 2013

A Lovely Las Vegas Lunch: Estiatorio Milos

Estiatorio Milos at The Cosmopolitan has one of the best lunch deals on The Strip -- three courses for $22.13.  Mr. Monkey and one of his besties took a break from March Madness to indulge me.
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The space is luxurious but comfortable, and the complimentary grilled wheat sourdough with olive oil set the delicious tone for the rest of the meal.

Course 1A: Canadian Classic -- Willy Krauch Nova Scotia smoked salmon, cream cheese, red onion, and St-Viateur bagel from Montreal.
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Our friend ordered this and impressed us with his meticulous lox and bagel construction skills.  He seemed happy with his appetizer.

Course 1B: grilled octopus -- sashimi-quality Mediterranean octopus, charcoal-broiled ($10 supplement).
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Charred just enough and infused with a wondrous smokiness.  We all agreed this was the best appetizer.

Course 1C: fresh Maryland lump crab cake with marinated gigantes beans and mustard emulsion ($10 supplement).
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Enjoyable but a far cry from the octopus. I wish there had been more than just four bites.

Course 2A: Nova Scotia deep sea lobster pasta with light tomato sauce ($15 supplement).
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Our friend and I both ordered this dish, and the presentation really wowed us.  It was huge!  There was no skimping on the lobster; there was a full tail, full claws, and additional bits.  Nicely done.

Course 2B: Colorado USDA Prime lamb chops, French fries, broccoli ($10 supplement).
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While the lobster pasta delighted me, I liked this lamb even more.  Man.  I love Greek lamb.  Mr. Monkey actually picked up the bone and gnawed.  You think I'm kidding.

Dessert -- yogurt martini.
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We all got this dessert because the other two options weren't as appealing.  The Greek yogurt was a soothing not-so-sweet end.

With all the supplements, the great lunch deal ended up being less of a deal, but lunch at Estiatorio Milos is still more affordable than dinner, so I was quite pleased.

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