Pre-Theater Prix Fixe Steals the Show at Paris
The Eiffel Tower Restaurant at Paris Las Vegas has done it again.
The swanky restaurant/destination, boasting some of the most gorgeous views of the Strip (including the famed dancing fountains just across the street) recently unveiled a Pre-Theater prix fixe menu tailored to those dining before seeing one of the city’s myriad onstage offerings.
The new menu is available between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., leaving plenty of time to get to shows at the Paris, such as Barry Manilow or Anthony Cools, or even those residing at neighboring resorts (like the leggy spectacular Jubilee! at Bally’s or Peepshow and Vegas: The Show at Planet Hollywood, just to name a few).
The Pre-Theater menu consists of three courses, starting with a Maine Peeky Toe Crab Salad. A menu course which, incidentally, wins this blog’s vote for “Most Adorable Salad Name Ever.” Peeky Toe. We love just saying it, so you can imagine our joy in actually eating it.
Of course, the service is world-class at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant, and is an essential part of the dining experience. We seriously considered adopting our waiter Jonathan. But apparently this is frowned upon. Let’s just say he deftly managed to be attentive but not intrusive, the ultimate quality one seeks in a food facilitation specialist. Friendly and knowledgeable, too. We’re still working on the adoption thing.
On to the main course! The entree course of this very reasonably-priced prix fixe menu (just $59 per person) requires one to choose between two equally delicious and masterfully-prepared offerings.
The first option is Paupiette of Chicken, featuring baby spinach, chorizo and potato gratin.
If you prefer fish, you’re covered. The second entree option is Lemon Poached Atlantic Salmon, with braised green asparagus and garden herbs sauce verges. Let’s just say we were on the “verges” of a nervous breakdown trying to choose between these two tempting dishes.
The grand finale? One of this blog’s all-time favorite desserts, creme brulee (French for “Our head is about to explode from the awesomeness!”). Of course, in the realm of gourmet dining, it’s quality over quantity, but we were overjoyed to see the creme brulee at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant being served in “time to loosen up the belt a notch”-sized portions.
Three courses, one extremely satisfying dining excursion.
Curious about the freshness and perfect temperature of the food (we love our hot food to be hot), we ambled back into the open kitchen, and quickly discovered one of the secrets of the Eiffel Tower Restaurant’s success. The kitchen staff, the runners, the busboys and waiters all move blindingly fast!
So, the next time you’re out and about in Las Vegas, and looking for an unforgettable dinner before your show, give the Pre-Theater prix fixe menu at Eiffel Tower Restaurant a taste! It’s a great value, and there’s no charge for the romance.
Bonus factoid: “Prix fixe” means “fixed price” in French. It’s pronounced “pre-feks,” similar to the English word “prefix,” which means “to put before,” which could also apply to a meal that takes place before, oh, a show. Ah, the circularity of the universe!