We were staying at The Stratosphere, the tallest building in town. We were headed for The Top of The World Restaurant 800 feet above ground level. The lift doors opened with barely a whisper and a smartly dressed middle aged man smiled invitingly at us as he beckoned us into the cavernous space. Within a heartbeat the doors opened and we were being ushered out into the restaurant by the maître d.
We were seated at a delightful table overlooking the Strip and as I was wriggling comfortably back in my seat and looking around at our fellow diners I heard my husband say “ Hello there sir ,would you mind moving us from this table as I feel we are far too near the kitchen”.
The handsome young waiter who could hardly contain his mirth and replied politely “If you would like to wait there for a few more moments’ sir, you will find the kitchen will disappear from view as we are in a revolving restaurant.”
My husband thought that was hilarious and was still chuckling when he began to study the capacious menu.
We eventually decided on the four course tasting menu. Grant had rich Lobster bisque and I had my usual Caesar salad. The second course was a no brainer; we both opted for the lump crab cakes with green papaya kimchee.
I was not sure I had ever had kimchee but spicy, fermented pickle tasted fine. The third course was the most delicious grilled centre cut fillet with red wine sauce and wild mushrooms. For desert we had a mini duo each which gave us a taste of all things chocolate, fruit and meringue.
We had the wine recommended with each course as well as the aperitif and liqueurs. When I got up to visit the powder room I was not sure whether it was me or the revolving restaurant that was moving…..
Extract from The Lotus Generation published December Ist 2014