by Sophie Gayot
After stops in Spain (Jaleo) and Greece (Estiatorio Milos), my culinary tour of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas took me to Japan at the Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill. I decided to sit at the sushi bar in the back dining room so I could be close to the sushi chef and watch him cut elegantly through the flesh of the fishes that are flown in daily from distant places like Japan and the Atlantic. After a while, I had to tell him to stop so we could try dishes from the grill, prepared by another chef. Watch my exclusive video interview with both of them, and read my just published review of Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill to learn more.
I had heard great things about the fried chicken. What was all the fuss about? Part of its reputation is due to the special wasabi and honey dipping sauce. I would not recommend you try making this at home, as the chef uses a very-high-grade wasabi and a particular honey (kept secret) that pairs with it. Imagine a bad quality wasabi and honey that does not go with it….
All of these Cosmopolitan restaurants I visited are located on what the hotel calls the “P3 Commons”. I am not sure about that name. It sounds more like a level of a parking structure, rather than a culinary collection of casual, yet elaborate, restaurants!
You can click on each photo to enlarge to see dishes from Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas restaurant menu. All photos by Sophie Gayot.