stk las vegas

July 16, 2014

i was in las vegas last week and was lucky enough to have the most amazing meal at stk cooked by stephen hopcraft from top chef (!). we did the "chef's choice" so i didn't even look at the menu! everything he brought out was a surprise, and absolutely tdf.

we started with cocktails of course. these two were custom made for us. one with prosecco and raspberry and one with vodka, raspberry and orange. tasted just like summer!

then we ordered the strawberry cobbler (belvedere vodka, muddled fresh strawberries, graham cracker crusted rim) and the cucumber stiletto (ketel one, st germain and cucumber - my favorite!!).

terrible snapshot of my outfit, but you get the gist ;) dress is dvf, no longer available, but similar here.

this was brioche with blue cheese butter melted on top served with chive olive oil. yeah… are you salivating already? it was so soft, pulled apart so beautifully and basically melted in your mouth. 

then we had the shellfish platter which was 2 oysters, 2 pickled shrimp, alaskan king crab and maine lobster.  every single thing was so fresh and i have never seen such huge chunks of yummy lobster before.  wish i could this every day!

this was the foie and waffles. i never would have ordered this on my own, but i was very pleasantly surprised. the thought of foie and waffles and huckleberries was a little intimidating, but i could have eaten the entire plate. the huckleberries were perfectly sweet and delicious!

burrata with heirloom tomatoes. i could've licked the plate.

i needed a second wind at this point. this was the tuna tartare… a. freshest tuna i ever tasted. b. the corn tuile + pecans + avocado was the perfect combo.

then he brought out beef short rib with soy glazed haricot vert. confession. i havent eaten red meat in 5 years, and only recently started eating chicken a few months ago. however, stephen hopcraft was bringing out and cooking my food so i wasn't about to tell him no! so, i decided to be brave it and try it.  i was quite terrified i was going to be sick, and i'm not a big red meat fan in the first place, but i really did enjoy it so much. it was so rich and so soft it just melted in your mouth. and the haricot vert were right on par.

this was the mac and cheese! i feel like you can't really go wrong with mac & cheese, but this really was some of the best mac and cheese i ever had. it had little noodles, just the right amount of crispiness on the top and soo much ooey gooey cheese. food heaven.

then we had a steak cooked rare. it looks dry in this picture but it so was not.  clearly i'm no steak connoisseur, but it was tender, juicy and amazing.

corn pudding. another item i would have never ordered on my own, and another item i was pleasantly surprised with. it tasted sweet, creamy, southern and was tdf.

soy glazed haricot vert. so crunchy and perfect.

mini ice cream sampler!

and sweet potato donuts with maple glaze, a scoop of whipped vanilla bean ice cream and candied pecans. holy. yum. food coma.

until next time, las vegas.