Luxurious 18-Course Tasting Menu Revealed By Joël Robuchon Restaurant

A groundbreaking new menu that combines both modernism and tradition within luxury dining has been revealed by Joël Robuchon Restaurant at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. First presented at Robuchon’s restaurant in Bordeaux, France, the 18-course French menu is now available in Las Vegas, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for guests to indulge in the Chef of the Century’s exquisite cuisine.

1st Service at Joel Robuchon Restaurant
1st Service At Joël Robuchon Restaurant At MGM Grand Las Vegas

“This is one of the greatest menus I have ever created,” said Chef of the Century Joël Robuchon. “There are many details involved in preparing each service along with an extremely high skill level required to execute this experience. I am grateful to work with a talented, passionate team that puts their heart into making these masterpieces every night.”

Executive Chef Claude Le-Tohic and Executive Pastry Chef Salvatore Martone work together to ensure there is a flawless delivery with each culinary presentation.

2nd Service at Joel Robuchon Restaurant
2nd Service At Joël Robuchon Restaurant

Guests are first presented with four “services,” each consisting of three small, savory plates including:

1st Service

  • La Salade de Pomme de Terre
  • Carpaccio of foie gras and potatoes covered with black truffle shavings
  • Le Saumon
  • Scottish salmon confit coated with Osetra caviar and a wasabi cream
  • Le Homard
  • Main lobster in a thinly sliced turnip with sweet and sour dressing

2nd Service

  • Le Truffe
  • Black truffle tart with confit onions and smoked bacon
  • L’Œuf de caille miroir
  • Pan fried egg with pearl rice and black truffle
  • Les Cuisses de Grenouille
  • Frog leg fritters with garlic purée and parsley coulis

3rd Service

  • La Langoustine
  • Truffled langostine ravioli with simmered green cabbage
  • La Noix de Saint-Jacques
  • Seared diver sea scallop served with kumquat and caviar
  • La Soupe Folichonne
  • Medley of aromatic herbs in an exotic broth

4th Service

  • L’Oursin
  • Sea urchin atop a purée of fennel and potato with citrus jus
  • Le Black Cod
  • Caramelized black cod in a Malabar black pepper sauce with pak choy
  • La Langouste
  • Spiny lobster grilled with a green curry jus and fresh coriander

Following these introductory offerings, a traditional main course and a selection of desserts is served. The main course stays true to Joël Robuchon Restaurant’s excellence and precision as a carving station is prepared before the table.

3rd Service At Joel Robuchon Restaurant
3rd Service At Joël Robuchon Restaurant

The course features Châteaubriand beef, topped with foie gras and rolled in black truffles with a Porto sauce, while complemented by the legendary purée de pomme de terre, Robuchon’s famous mashed potatoes.

4th Service At Joel Robuchon Restaurant
4th Service At Joël Robuchon Restaurant

Throughout dinner, guests will enjoy the restaurant’s beloved bread trolley as well as the mignardises trolley, featuring more than 40 types of decadent petits fours and chocolates. In its entirety, the experience is comprised of 18 carefully crafted dishes accompanied by exceptional service and presentation.

This very special tasting menu is available for $445 per person. Wine pairings are available and will be selected by Joël Robuchon Restaurant Wine Director William Moss for an additional cost. The restaurant recently earned its sixth consecutive Forbes Five-Star Award, recognizing its unmatched food, experience, presentation and service. Photo credit: Courtesy

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