One thing I always like about going to Vegas is trying new restaurants. Sunday night after I got in a hardware vendor invited many members of the press to a dinner to catch up and discuss their plans for the upcoming year. I really like these type of events at CES as they are more laid back and of course I get to enjoy a good meal. The dinner was held at Aureole restaurant in Mandalay Bay, which is a Charlie Palmer restaurant. Aureole is famously known for its massive wine tower where “Wine Angels” will zip up and down to get your wine for you.
Aureole is not normally open on Sunday’s, but they opened the restaurant for us. The restaurant set up a 3-course dinner for us that did give us a few different options. Also little mini appetizers were served, which were quite good.
For my first course I selected the Petite Greens and Hand Picked Herbs by “Diane Farms”. I have really become a fan of salads with fruit in them and the dry cranberries and pear in this salad really made it great.
For my main course I went with the blue cheese crusted filet mignon. The picture below really does not do it justice at all. It was extremely good and seasoned perfectly. The blue cheese on top was not needed, but added extra flavor.
Finally for dessert I selected the pumpkin spice creme brulee, I mean it’s pumpkin spice! It was actually a very large serving, but again was very good!
Overall it was a great meal and the perfect way to start of CES week. The next time I am in Las Vegas I would like to try Aurole again and see the “Wine Angels” in action.