Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio

by Kristina Sloggett

in Dinner, restaurants

Our first night in Vegas, we had dinner reservations at Postrio. Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant at The Venetian is a new version of ‘contemporary american’ – a classic “bar and grill” in an updated setting.

There is a real Italy feel – with the tables in an ‘open air’ plaza cafe. There were performers and stilt walkers singing and dancing.

We asked if we could sit in an area that was more ‘indoors’. I wanted to be able to talk to my date:)

Jason chose a great bottle of wine, a Chianti.

Chianti has always been one of my favorites, and it went well with our dinner choices.

Our starter – Sautéed Maryland Crab Cakes, Basil Aioli, Tomato Relish.

These were probably the best crab cakes I have ever had. I always say I want to create a crab cake that I make from crab, with a binder of more crab…  I think these came close!

The presentation was perfect, too.

Jason chose the House Made Scialatielli, Beef & Sausage Bolognese, Basil, Pecorino.

This was great – the pasta was perfect.

I was having difficulty deciding – the halibut or the pasta. Our server told me the halibut dish was actually sea bass that night, so my choice was made!

Porcini Mushroom Ravioli, Wild Mushrooms, Parmesan, Parsley.

Divine

The chianti went well with this…

We did not have any room for dessert, but I could not NOT get dessert, right?

Selection of House Made Cookies to go…

We came back to our room, and I relaxed in the fabulous bath tub, with a big glass of ice water, the television remote, and three of these cookies. :D Then another three…

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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

1 couchpotatoathlete October 8, 2010 at 5:30 am

Jason and I are going to Vegas in November (I think…) and I can’t wait to go. We’ll definitely have to pick up some of those cookies :)

And I just read your last post — I love that episode of Paula Deen!

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2 spabettie October 8, 2010 at 7:42 am

oooh, have fun!! :) I have a couple more restaurants we went to that I’ll be posting about soon… we had such a great time, and WOW didn’t even gamble once! crazy…

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3 Tina October 8, 2010 at 5:30 am

That looks like a perfect meal! And I’m with you on the crab cakes. I hate ones with a ton of filler.

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4 spabettie October 8, 2010 at 7:43 am

these were The Best crab cake I’ve had… I’ve never tried to make my own, I’m going to try soon…

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5 EmbraceYourSkin October 8, 2010 at 6:20 am

Awesome! Have fun in Vegas!
Make sure to ask them if the hotel is pager friendly. :)

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6 spabettie October 8, 2010 at 7:43 am

“Did Caesar live here”? ;)

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7 Faith October 8, 2010 at 6:26 am

Those dishes look great! I am glad you’ve had a good meal at that restaurant and of course in Vegas.

Faith

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8 spabettie October 8, 2010 at 7:44 am

it was really great… and the other restaurants we went to… Get Even Better if you can believe… (I planned our reservations that way…) :)

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9 Aimee October 8, 2010 at 8:03 am

We were just in Vegas for my birthday this summer, and just loved it. Glad you got to go too! :)

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10 spabettie October 8, 2010 at 8:35 am

that’s what we went for … my birthday!! :) so fun.

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11 Heather October 8, 2010 at 8:09 am

i’m pretty sure you had dinner in heaven…it all looks so divine!

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12 spabettie October 8, 2010 at 8:35 am

it really was… but seriously? come back for the next restaurant posts… they get EVEN better!! :D

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13 Dorry October 8, 2010 at 9:27 am

YES! Sounds like the most perfect evening ever. Good wine, good food, your hot date AND a bathtub with cookies? Can’t beat that. And the beds at Vegas hotels are always so plush and big and comfy. Ahhhhhhhh…

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14 spabettie October 8, 2010 at 9:53 am

we have a tempurpedic, so we are not always pleased with hotel beds (except Inn At The Market!), but our bed at the Venetian was WONDERFUL… yes, we had a luxurious time. :)

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15 Heather (Where's the Beach) October 8, 2010 at 9:38 am

Mushroom ravioli sounds so good. Sounds like you had an awesome evening girl.

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16 spabettie October 8, 2010 at 9:54 am

I am Right Now writing a recipe to recreate the mushroom rav… dare I say I’m attempting vegan? :D

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17 LiveForTheRun October 8, 2010 at 11:13 am

Darn it woman, now I am seriously thirsty!!

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18 Mo@MommyRD October 8, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Sounds like a perfect evening if you ask me. Your food looks mouthwatering …particularly the crab cake!!

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19 spabettie October 8, 2010 at 2:31 pm

it was all amazing… I cannot stop thinking of that crab cake.

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20 Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) October 8, 2010 at 2:53 pm

oooh yum! Andy and I ate at Postrio the last time we were in Las Vegas and I loved the food. SO delicious. Those cookies in a big fabulous bathtub sounds awesome.

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21 spabettie October 8, 2010 at 2:59 pm

it was *SO* good!! I have two more restaurant posts coming… EVEN BETTER, if you can believe… :D

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