By Lydia Geisel | July 13, 2017 | Food & Drink
While Independence Day has come and gone, city dwellers will have the chance to flaunt their patriotic palate once more this month in honor of Bastille Day (July 14)—because, you don’t have to have French blood running through you to appreciate the sophisticated flavors of our friends across the pond.
Inspired by the romance of the roaring twenties, this unparalleled Three Michelin Star restaurant caters to mature taste buds and perspectives with promising French cuisine and luxe Art Deco-influenced interiors. This holiday, pay homage properly and opt for the tasting menu. Served in a crustacean gelée and dotted with cauliflower puree, Le Caviar Imperial (made with Oscetra caviar) serves as a grand beginning to a festive meal. MGM Grand, 3799 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 702-891-7358
For strong flavors and waterfront views, sneak away from the city to dine alfresco along Lake Jacqueline at this favorite bistro that pairs picturesque vistas with equally stunning plates. Not only does their smoked salmon macaroon with caviar (topped with horseradish creme fraiche) channel Parisian charm, but this option is also ideal for sharing with fellow Francophiles. Perhaps, this light bite will even inspire a last-minute summer vacay. 2620 Regatta Dr., #106, 702-804-6216
Vino connoisseurs in search of hearty fare can rejoice at The Palazzo’s coveted steakhouse that has a nose for fine wines and an eye for brag-worthy cheese. This Bastille Day, pick your poison from over 400 varieties of French and California wines and complement your bottle first with their Imported Mushroom Soufflè. This quintessential baked egg appetizer adds gruyere and sauce mornay into the mix, honoring its eighteenth-century roots. The Palazzo Hotel, 3325 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 702-607-6333
Keep things classic 56 floors up at André Rochat’s contemporary resto that boasts both a world-renowned Cognac collection and a mean Crème Brûlée. Sin City meets the City of Lights in this sinfully delicious treat that’s addictively rich with flavor. As you soak in breathtaking views of the Strip from the Palms’ sky-high space, don’t forget to save room for dessert. Palms Casino Resort, 4321 W. Flamingo Rd., 702-951-7000
Take your carnivorous cravings to France’s iconic lattice tower—that is, without ever leaving home, of course. The Paris Hotel’s elevated eatery not only replicates the drama of Paris’s most famous structure, but it also aims to reflect the enchanting flavors as well. Partake in the restaurant’s escapist attitude over the Roasted Rack of Lamb, which is served with ratatouille tian and tarragon jus. Paris Las Vegas, 3655 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 702-948-6937