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Last updated: February 8, 2018 at 8:35 am. Posted by in Las Vegas Restaurants. No Comments on Food For The Adventurous Eater In Vegas.

Are you a food neophobic or a food neophile?

If you’re a neophobic, you like sticking to the good old food you know and love and you don’t want to step out of your culinary comfort zone. But if you’re a neophile, that means you’re an adventurous eater. You probably wouldn’t hesitate to eat the kind of stuff you’d see on “Fear Factor.”

Daring eaters have lots of choices in Las Vegas. We’ve got every kind of food you can imagine from wild game to exotic seafood to unusual delicacies from other countries. Here’s where adventurous eaters can satisfy their curious cravings in Vegas:

Eiffel Tower Restaurant

If you’ve never had venison, Eiffel Tower Restaurant is a great spot to try this tasty meat. Chef J. Joho serves classic French dishes at this fine dining spot located 100 feet above the Strip in Paris Las Vegas’ replica Eiffel Tower.

Venison is used in many traditional French recipes. Joho roasts the meat and serves it with chestnut spaetzle, braised red cabbage, persimmon and natural jus. Bon appétit!

Nobu Restaurant

Try the seafood specialties at Nobu Restaurant for adventurous places to eat in Las Vegas

Seafood is the specialty at Nobu Restaurant. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Sure, you’ve had sushi and lobster and other typical dishes you’d find in a seafood restaurant, but if you’re looking for something extra in the seafood department, Nobu Restaurant is the place to find it.

Acclaimed chef Nobu Matsuhisa serves imported Asian and Japanese fish and other exotic delicacies at Nobu Restaurant at Caesars Palace. Adventurous seafood lovers can find everything from abalone to sea urchin shooters, monkfish paté, Tasmanian ocean trout and Kohada, a Japanese seasonal fish.

Restaurant Guy Savoy

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Michelin-starred chef Guy Savoy creates French food masterpieces at his restaurant at Caesars Palace. The food here is like art – and it’s probably unlike anything you’ve had.

You can find wild game on the menu including a dish with wild squab, pheasant, duck, foie gras and cabbage “marmite” with light game jus. There’s also a roasted California Squab with cabbage chartreuse and bitter chocolate squab jus or grilled venison tenderloin with baby pears, butternut squash and delicate spice jus.

Mesa Grill

It’s pretty common to find rabbit on a menu in Europe, but you don’t find it too many places in the U.S. If you’d like to try it, you’re in luck. Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill serves it with Flay’s Southwestern, spicy twist.
The rabbit is cascabel chile-crusted and served with butternut squash cous cous, caramelized shallots, sage and hot and sweet pecans.

Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill

Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill serves all things British including Scotch eggs. If you don’t know what a Scotch egg is, it’s a common picnic food in the U.K. – kind of like deviled eggs in the U.S. You might find the eggs in some British pubs in the U.S., but chances are you haven’t tried one. Now’s your chance and who better to make you one than Gordon Ramsay?

The egg is soft boiled, wrapped in spicy sausage meat, breaded and lightly fried. It’s served with HP sauce (a popular brown sauce in the U.K.) and mustard.

Beijing Noodle No. 9

Adventurous places to eat in Las Vegas- Try the marinated jellyfish at Beijing Noodle No. 9.

Marinated jellyfish at Beijing Noodle No. 9. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Beijing Noodle No. 9 is known for its authentic Asian cuisine including many signature Northern Chinese dishes. This is the perfect place to find some delicacies that might be new to you. The restaurant features a whopping 14-page menu so there’s something for everyone. You’ll find interesting appetizers including pork knuckle jelly, spicy beef offal and marinated jellyfish.

If your idea of adventure is eating something spicy, try the hot boiled fish with numbing spicy sauce.
For dessert, Beijing Noodle No. 9 offers the exotic – and expensive – delicacy, bird’s nest in rock sugar.


Plate of bone marrow at Searsucker at Caesars Palace - Adventurous places to eat in Las Vegas

Bone marrow at Searsucker. Photo by Sabin Orr, courtesy of Searsucker.

Chef Brian Malarkey serves his contemporary spin on American comfort food at Searsucker. While you might not thing of pig’s ears as comfort food, they are a fairly common dish in many parts of the world and you might find them more often in the Southern U.S. Searsucker offers a shareable plate of crispy pig’s ears with cilantro, lime and sea salt.

Another tasty, but unusual item on the menu is bone marrow. While it’s not a staple in most U.S. restaurants, you’ll see it in gourmet dining establishments and in the cuisine of France, Italy and Vietnam. This rich, fatty and savory dish is usually spread on toast. If you want to give it a try, but still aren’t sure, grab the happy hour portion – a single bone – for just $2. The bone marrow is prepared with Fresno chili bourbon glaze.

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Kristine came to Las Vegas more than 20 years ago to escape the frigid weather of Minnesota. Now she soaks up the sun while covering all things Vegas from dining to nightlife to hotels. She has written for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and When she’s not scouring the Strip for stories you can usually find her at a concert, enjoying a nice glass of wine or binge-watching Netflix and HBO.

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