On the menu at Mix is the spicy crab salad.
Superstar chef Alain Ducasse’s only Vegas outpost has earned accolades from Michelin and AAA Four Diamond Awards, but it doesn’t mean the kitchen is resting on its laurels. Mix at the Mandalay Bay’s THEhotel, which opened in 2004, is still an impressive and stunningly beautiful place to dine, both in the setting and food presentation.
With contemporary and classical French influences, Mix has a well-rounded menu that changes every season, adding specialty dishes depending on different fruits, spices and vegetables that are available. Highlights include the decadent filet mignon Rossini with black truffle and foie gras, braised Wagyu, bigeye tuna tartare, spicy crab salad, and the farmer’s market vegetable cookpot. Pair any of these dishes with wine from a 7,000-bottle wine room stocked with rare labels, which an expert sommelier curates and can explain seamlessly to any diner. The beauty on the plate also translates to the Murano glass bubble décor and interior vision designed by Patrick Jouin. The grand scenery inside is breathtaking in itself, as is the outdoor patio dining with a killer view of the Strip 64 floors up.
This upscale jewel has also just launched a special prix fixe “Thriller” menu to celebrate Michael Jackson ONE, Cirque du Soleil’s latest showstopper and eighth resident Las Vegas show, which soft opened on May 23 at Mandalay Bay. The $58 menu (priced after Michael Jackson’s birth year) is comprised of culinary hits from the restaurant’s menu.
Available on show nights, the three course indulgence begins with a sampling of Jackson-influenced cocktails, including the P.Y.T., Smooth Criminal, and Billie Jean drinks. Choose from shrimp cocktail or potato gnocchi with asparagus and wild mushrooms for appetizers, and New York strip steak with a side dish cod brandade are among the entrée choices. Mix’s famous signature candy bar with coconut-lime sorbet or the cheesecake are also dessert options, so we recommend splitting everything with your guest to try each one.
Want to take in the view? Hit the restaurant’s happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. daily for 25 percent off food and drink items on the lounge menu. 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., 702-632-7200