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INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED CHEF PIERRE GAGNAIRE CELEBRATES AMERICAN PURVEYORS DURING VEGAS UNCORK’D

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Twist by Pierre Gagnaire at Mandarin Oriental

Bon Appetit’s Vegas Uncork’d has officially been uncorked. Last night, the 4th annual event kicked off and now the eating begins in earnest. Starting today there are food events galore that go until Sunday when it all ends with Chef Charlie Palmer and Disney presenting a Mother’s Day brunch paired with a performance of Disney’s “The Lion King.”

Many Vegas Uncork’d events are sold out over the next few days. However, there are still some tickets up for grabs. Go to www.vegasuncorked.com to see if anything tickles your fancy. Yours truly, however, would like to make a recommendation of an utterly unique experience that will only be available through the weekend. Celebrated Chef Pierre Gagnaire will be serving his “Homage to the American Product,” an exclusive tasting menu inspired by the domestic purveyors and farms used to create the masterpieces served at his only US restaurant Twist by Pierre Gagnaire at Mandarin Oriental.

“I’m calling this special menu ‘Homage to the American Product’ and it was created with our purveyors in mind, truly showcasing their hard work by presenting their product with respect for the ingredients,” said Chef Gagnaire. “I am very excited to come back to Las Vegas and very much look forward to cooking for our guests at Twist.”

Having already been wowed by the paradigm shifting experience brought forth by “Homage to the American Product”, yours truly can’t even begin to find the words to describe the mind bending Chef Gagnaire employs with food. Throw out everything you know about food and go enjoy the big colors, multi-plates within each course, and completely unexpected flavor congruence that is only Gagnaire. His interpretation of glazed Maine lobster, Washington Bay scallops, Sonoma foie gras, and roasted duck from San Francisco, all prominently featured in Homage, is definitely a “twist” on cuisine. The scallop “stew”, a lesson in umami, his roasted duck with black currants and morels, and the glazed Maine Lobster in a creamy coriander sauce in particular were each a brilliant stroke of genius. A once in a lifetime culinary gem, don’t miss it — but we do recommend wearing your big pants and taking an appetite!

The pre-fixe menu pricing which also includes a five-dessert platter featuring sweet sensations inspired by traditional French pastries is $285 per person (excludes tax and gratuity). Guests can add a special wine pairing for an additional $95 per person. The “Homage to the American Product” will be available May 4-9 and the spring tasting menu will be available through the month of May. To make a reservation, call + 1 888 881-9367 or email molas-twist@mohg.com.

“HOMAGE TO THE AMERICAN PRODUCT”

MAINE LOBSTER
Coriander-Liebig Sauce, Granny Smith Apple
Glazed Maine Lobster
Riesling Granité, Lobster Knuckle, Grapefruit, Green Pepper

WASHINGTON BAY SCALLOPS
Carpaccio, Lime, Turnips
Red Beet Würtz, Rum and Campari Roasted, Turmeric Perfumed, Biscotti, Apple-Cinnamon Paste
Scallop Broth, Avocado, Sautéed Scallop, Nori

SONOMA FOIE GRAS
Foie Gras Velouté
Vegetable Cocotte, Ginger
Ewe Cheese Ice Cream “Miss Soyoung”

CONFUCIUS DUCK OF SYLVIA PRIZANT
Sliced Roasted Duck Breast, Spiced Bouillon, Black Currant
Rhubarb Fondue, Potato Gnocchi
Fresh Morels

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