BurGR and Beaujolais: Two Meals. Two Cities. Too Cool.

While in Las Vegas for a wedding a few days back, we noticed that Gordon Ramsay had just opened up a new restaurant in the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino. Since we were staying there, we were all like, “What the heck? Let’s check it out!”

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Gordon Ramsay BurGR

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Our view from the table…

To start the meal off right, we ordered up some beer…

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And BOY did they have a lot of it!

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I got me a Stone Pale Ale

Here’s what we ate…

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This Salt and Vinegar Hummus was out of this world…

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The Truffle Parmesan Fries were legit…

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But this Artisanal Burger with Shaved Prosciutto, Dried Salami, and Reclette Cheese is one of the best burgers I have ever tasted.

Everything about BurGR is fantastic.

The food.

The service.

Even the menu…

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I mean… Come on… How cool is this?

Yesterday, we flew from Las Vegas to Reno, Nevada to visit my folks.

After picking us up from the airport, we headed out to dinner at Beaujolais Bistro.

Yes…

This French restaurant does serve Beaujolais, but I was in the mood for something different…

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The Saint Cosme 2011 Coetes-du-Rhone is full of bright red fruit, but has a great herbacious, spicy, earthy sensibility. Highly recommended.

Here’s what we ate…

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Olives. I love olives.

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Mixed Lettuces with Blue Cheese, Walnuts, and a Creamy Lemon Dressing

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The Muscovy Drake Duck Breast in Blood Orange Sauce was ridiculously juicy and flavorful. The richness of the duck was evened out by the tangy blood orange. The wine made this dish sing.

Oh man…

It’s not that often that one can tout having had two of the best meals of their life in the same week…

I can.

Stay Rad,

Jeff

 

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