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 readers to these potential discoveries, Eater Vegas enlisted some of the city’s food players to share their recommendations for a feature dubbed Dining Confidential.
Chef Romain Cornu, the executive pastry chef at Spago at the Bellagio, holds a master’s degree in chocolate and a family history of professional baking. Cornu left France and sought out Las Vegas, where he landed at the Bellagio at Wolfgang Puck’s new flagship restaurant Spago. Cornu has made a name for himself with his bold pastry aesthetic boasting vibrant colors and geometric shapes. A current diner favorite? His spiked lemon, which combines citrus flavors and an eye-catching design. Here he shares some of his favorite places to dine in Las Vegas.
Do you remember your first trip to Vegas? What happened that was memorable?
My first trip to Las Vegas was with my wife for our honeymoon. During our visit, we fell in love with the city and all the magic that happens here.
What made you decide to move to Las Vegas?
I believe that Las Vegas is a city every pastry chef should work in at least once in their life. The competition is intense, which make only makes you push the limits and expand on your knowledge and skills. The limits are endless, and you can truly express your creativity.
Where do you like to go for lunch? Any dishes you recommend?
I love to have a lunch at Ohlala French Bistro. The dishes are simple and full of flavor, just like my grandmother’s cooking. I recommend the pistachio goat cheese; it’s amazing!
If you’re going out for dinner, which restaurants do you like to frequent? What makes them special? Any dishes you can recommend?
I like Mon Ami Gabi. It has an incredible view of the Fountains at Bellagio and the service is always great.
Let’s say you want to hang out with your friends after work. Where do you like to go?
Parasol Up lounge at Wynn is a great place. You can enjoy the view of dancing parasols and beautiful waterfall while sipping on a nice bottle of wine.
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