What do you get when you combine home-made potato chips, Maytag blue cheese sauce, and truffle oil? Nothing short of a miracle. This is one of the best potato dishes in Vegas, and one could easily make it a meal (albeit an unhealthy one), so it is worth the $12 price tag. Even Ian, who doesn't like blue cheese, goes gaga for the crispy French nachos. Ingenious combinations like these have made Wolfgang Puck one of the most innovative chefs in America (did you know he invented the California roll?).
We also ordered the steamed black mussels with chorizo, white wine, garlic, grilled sourdough, fries, and smoked paprika béarnaise ($27). We thought this was pricey until it came to the table in an over sized cast iron pot with a mound of as many mussels as could possibly fit. The mussels were purged of their sand, plump, meaty, and coated with the well-balanced spicy sauce flavored by the high quality chorizo. Did we need the crusty bread and the fries? Absolutely. The fries were thin, crispy, and served in a cone, as they should be, and the paprika béarnaise was a unique and spicy version of the traditional steak accompaniment. I loved how the excess ran off the bread and into the pot, adding a new dimension to the flavors already going on in the broth. I ordered a salad, as well, which was very good, but totally unnecessary since we couldn't finish more than two thirds of the mussels between the two of us. Therefore, I classify the mussels as a frugal dish since a seafood entree for two of this quality with a couple of sides for under $30 is a good value. Splurge if you want the chips (and I highly suggest you get them unless you're on a diet) but you'll leave plenty full even if you don't.
Today's Food Ratings:
Truffled Potato Chips: 9.5
Restaurant Rating: 8.5
Would we go back? OTHER THAN DEALING WITH THE PAIN OF PARKING AT THE MGM WE WOULD COME BACK HERE FREQUENTLY