For half a decade, throngs of diners have traversed the red chunnel from the Paris Las Vegas casino floor into the modern Gordon Ramsay Steak, making the symbolic journey from France to England in just steps. To celebrate his five-year anniversary on the Strip, the vociferous Scotsman unveiled a special tasting menu which has been so well-received, it has just been extended through the end of August.
The celebration begins with a double amuse bouche: a saline Kumamoto oyster with red mignonette and one of Ramsay’s classics—a Scotch egg atop wine-braised cabbage. The pair demonstrates the hallmark precision for detail which has made the restaurant so successful, the light bivalve delicately balancing the rich British snack. The salad course—baby heirloom tomatoes mixed with burrata cheese, toasted pistachios, chive oil and roasted tomato vinaigrette—celebrates the season with summer flavors.
Next up: a seared scallop with a dollop of Kaluga caviar atop a savory carrot risotto. Lemon oil contributes hints of acidity, as the dish melds land and sea to great success. The main entrée, roasted beef Wellington, is a GR mainstay, the pastry-wrapped tenderloin served Rossini-style and topped with a generous slice of seared foie gras and umami-laden black truffle jus, a must dish from any Ramsay menu.
The revelry ends with creamy vanilla mascarpone cheesecake accompanied by famed Harry’s Berries strawberries and an intriguing basil cream. The dessert demonstrates a subtlety not typically associated with the brash celebrity chef. Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas, 877-346-4642; Sunday-Thursday 4:30-10:30 p.m., Friday & Saturday 4:30 p.m.-midnight.