Historically in Chinese tradition, red plates were only served to the most prominent guests. At Red Plate, The Cosmopolitan’s newest fine dining experience, every visitor can get a taste of the royal treatment.
Red Plate pulls back the curtain on the high-roller gambling lounge at The Cosmopolitan known as e Talon Club. To live up to its name, every meal here includes the appearance of at least one red plate during the evening. e Cosmopolitan sourced more than 50 plates from all over the world with some dating back to the 1800s—the design of each can only truly be appreciated up close. Niceties as such are what separate Red Plate from other high-end Chinese restaurants on the Strip. With more than 30 years of experience in multiregional Chinese cuisine, chef Yip Cheung has introduced a stellar menu that blends traditional Cantonese with a modern touch.
To start, appetizer highlights include the sweet corn and foie gras soup that captures a balance of sweet and savory elevated by juicy pieces of duck liver. e caviar taro pu with quail egg, one of several handmade dim sum oerings, arrived ready for royalty topped with osetra and gold flakes.
Those dishes prelude the true menu showstoppers. e Buddha Jumps Over the Wall soup, a luxurious mix of Japanese abalone, sea cucumber and other rened ingredients, requires six hours’ advance order time and comes with a $498 price tag. Chef Cheung is also famous for his Chinese clay pot rice that takes two hours to prep before it is served tableside.
The Cosmopolitan’s executive chef Bryan Fyler feels the new restaurant is a necessary move. He says, “With all the enhancements and upgrades that e Cosmopolitan has had over the past two years, we felt having an authentic Chinese restaurant separate from a gaming salon was an important piece of the puzzle.”
RED PLATE The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Level 3, Boulevard Tower 877.893.2001 cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/restaurants Mon. -Sun., 6-11PM
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