Sin City is home to a lot of restaurants and bars, but there are tons of hidden gems that the majority of Las Vegans aren't unearthing. To help guide us to these potential discoveries, we've enlisted some of our city's food players to share their recommendations for a feature dubbed Dining Confidential.
Libertine Social’s sommelier Coltin Short grew up in Ohio, but his background with wine started at Montage Deer Valley resort in Park City, Utah. As the lead sommelier for Libertine Social at Mandalay Bay, Short curated an extensive collection of wines, especially rosés, from boutique producers making lesser-known vintages. Here he shares three of his favorite places to dine in Las Vegas, and one even has great dishes to pair with rosé.
Which restaurants do you turn to when you’re not working?
Chada Street, Bardot Brasserie, Fiamma Trattoria
What dishes are most memorable? Why do you enjoy going there?
Chada Street — With so much incredible Asian food to be found in Las Vegas it should be difficult to pick just one, but Chada Street makes it easy. From the outstanding and very affordable wine list, to the amazing chicken wings and crispy catfish with green peppercorns and Thai basil, in my opinion there is no better Thai restaurant in Las Vegas.
Bardot Brasserie — I'm a sucker for real classic French bistro-style fare. The foie gras parfait that they serve on the brunch and dinner menu is so creamy and decadent. And when paired with their bottomless rose, how can you go wrong?
Fiamma Trattoria — The most underrated Italian food in Las Vegas. Start off with the lobster gnocchi with wild mushrooms and leeks, and then move into the Barolo braised short rib with an orange gremolata and cipollini onions and your taste buds will thank you.