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Twist by Pierre Gagnaire

3752 Las Vegas Blvd. S. (City Center Place) Send to Phone
Sitting atop Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, this jewel box serves the celebrated French fusion fare of its namesake master chef. Take a photo tour of the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas in GAYOT.com's Gallery.

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Twist by Pierre Gagnaire, Las Vegas, NV

Twist by Pierre Gagnaire Restaurant Review

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About the restaurant and décor: Nestled away on the twenty-third floor of the luxurious Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, Twist by Pierre Gagnaire provides an extravagant dining experience as well as an oasis of serenity. The design mixes elegant white cracked-eggshell walls and scattered, suspended pearls of illuminated bulbs while 20-feet-high windows overlook the action of the city skyline. The restaurant is small by Las Vegas standards, with only sixty seats (plus another sixteen in the private room), but the intimate size of this jewel box ensures consistent quality.

About the food: Chef Pierre Gagnaire, a French fusion cuisine pioneer, has continued his remarkable run of restaurants with Twist, his first venture in the U.S. Frédéric Don is the chef de cuisine. Spot-on presentation details include artfully plated canapés and waitstaff provide synchronized service. We suggest opting for a tasting menu, though there are also items available à la carte. Options include a five-course tasting ($170, plus additional wine pairing options), six-course tasting ($185, plus additional wine pairing options) and the “777” (seven courses and seven wines for $777). Dishes reveal themselves in waves of textures and tastes; their true potential often only slowly begins with the first bite, but after the fourth sets you on a quest for further experimentation, depending on which components you mix and match. Such may be the case with Hudson Valley foie gras prepared two ways (terrine and seared) and a smoked haddock and scallop soufflé. Main courses could include breaded sole “Saint Germain,” grass-fed New Zealand rack of lamb, USDA Prime Nebraska rib-eye and A5 Japanese Wagyu with a selection of sauces. Among the desserts, diners might encounter a Latour cake of Manjari chocolate biscuit, cheesecake and praline mousseline, hazelnut crunch and blackcurrant sorbet.

About the wine: Assistant general manager of Twist by Pierre Gagnaire and sommelier, Jenna Boyer, oversees the impressive wine selection, which is housed in a dramatic glass-enclosed loft above the dining room.
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