VegasEats: Gordon Ramsay Steak At Paris
The VegasTripping Review
Somehow lost amidst the staccato critiques, tense interplay and donkey howls omnipresent during the 20% of Fox prime time schedule occupied by Gordon Ramsay is the fact that Chef Ramsay is, indeed, a multiple Michelin star winning chef. From his earliest days conquering the London dining scene with his eponymous restaurant, Chef Ramsay has been followed by Michelin inspectors and a gaggle of food writers and documentarians eager to slag him off or catch an expletive filled tirade directed at staff, customers and even family members. With a usually tender demeanor attached to a colorful vocabulary by an incredibly short fuse, Ramsay was the perfect candidate to creating the mold of Chef as reality star and head of global dining empire. It didn't hurt that he can cook his ass off.
With that being said, I ask that you now forget what you can about "TV's Gordon Ramsay." Ease away from your mind the flailing blonde hair, intensity wrinkled face, deep piercing eyes, food flinging tantrums and the trail of aspiring chef tears that inevitably follow in his wake. Relax. Deep breaths. Shiny. Happy. People. Yeah.
The other day, me and my always delightful life companion Miss Monkay headed over to Paris Las Vegas to check out a new restaurant by a new chef to Las Vegas, a Michelin star winner from Great Britain named Gordon Ramsay. A few years ago, we had dined at Gordon Ramsay at London inside of the London hotel on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. We were both incredibly challenged by the cuisine offered - avant French cooking using locally sourced seasonal ingredients prepared in unexpected and delicious ways. I remember squid tentacles, Jidori chicken, an amazing poached pork belly, an exquisite selection of cheeses and a fabulous birthday cake. The food was different. Classical, yet weird. Gordon Ramsay at London was not, by any stretch of the imagination, a typical dining experience, and nothing even remotely identifiable to any craft that has prior or since approached a food planet that might be classified as comfort food. (See photos of that meal here)
Based on this experience at Gordon Ramsay at London, we were eager to try Gordon Ramsay Steak inside of the Paris Las Vegas hotel and casino. Knowing full well that we were going to try Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris, I purposefully avoided reading any other reviews of the restaurant and kept as much of the opening hype at arms length. We arrived at precisely 5pm, the moment they opened, to find that they were already booked with reservations for the evening. The hostess still welcomed us into the restaurant and led us to a table inside the bar where we could order food off of the full menu. Fabulous.