Fleur is Fabulous

Restaurant Fleur at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Recently, I spent a week in Las Vegas for work.  The conference was held at the Mandalay Bay, and one of the first days there my client and I had lunch at the restaurant Fleur by Hubert Keller.  Hubert Keller, Top Chef Master, offers a variety of small plates at this restaurant, inspired by cuisines from around the world.  We ordered a few of these small plates and the food was so tasty we went back two more times over the course of the week.

Not only is the food good, but the location is too.  The (indoor) patio seating for Fleur is located directly under a giant sky light.  Yes, NATURAL LIGHT inside a casino.  When you’re in Vegas for a week – which is about 4 days too long – and you’re staying in the hotel where the conference is located, any natural light is a welcome sight.  The patio is also a great location for people watching as it’s situated on a main walking path that rings the Mandalay Bay casino.

Here are some photos from those three days of lunching at Fleur:

burrata, olive oil, sea salt

I’ve had good burrata and bad burrata before.  This burrata was lovely.

tuna tacos, serrano, cilantro, avocado cream

These two-bite tacos were great.  The tuna absolutely melted in the mouth.

tuna tacos, serrano, cilantro, avocado cream

They’re smaller than they looked, yes?

pork schnitzel potato & cucumber salads, lingenberry

Normally I’m not a huge schnitzel fan, but this pork was light and crispy – delicious.

skirt steak, chimmichurri, roasted fingerling, crème fraiche

The chimmichurri was bright and made this dish.

“in the shower” mac & cheese lobster, brunoise vegetable

A worthy macaroni and cheese.

angus sliders, blue cheese, onion, bacon, pear

You know I love burgers and these did not disappoint.  The meat was a little tight, but the flavor combinations were overall really appealing.

cheesecake lollipops white chocolate, kumquat-gingerbread, strawberry coulis

Pay no attention to that squash in the background.  That’s just Punkin Head.

pineapple carpaccio lime sorbet, cilantro granita

This dessert was the star of the three meals we had at Fleur.  Very delicate, yet flavorful items with really different mouth-feels.  Yum.

If you’re in Vegas anytime soon, Fleur is a great place for lunch or tempting snack.

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4 Responses to Fleur is Fabulous

  1. Oh my goodness that all looks sooo good! And of course the burgers look great!!! Was just thinking about you…Mike & I are going to Chicago this summer (hopefully!) and going to try a burger restaurant that names all their burgers after heavy metal bands!! :)

  2. Angela FRS says:

    Beautiful photos! Love the cheesecake lollipops.

  3. Lorie says:

    Great photos! I love those little tuna tacos. I was born in Las Vegas and a lot of my family still lives there. Whenever I go back and visit though, we never really go out and eat in the casinos. I really need to make a point to check out some of the fantastic dining when I’m there next time.

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