Dessert in Las Vegas, NV
Megan Romano may be the top pastry chef in Las Vegas. Executive Chef Charlie Palmer gives Romano the task of creating the dessert menu at all of his restaurants. “She can take a traditional dessert concept and present it in a way that’s completely unexpected, stunning — and full of flavor, too,” he says. Look for chocolate peanut butter souffle with a toasted marshmallow lollipop and peanut brittle, huckleberry lemon tart with sour cream ice cream and, naturally, devil’s food cake with toasted meringue raspberries. You’re sure to want to order more than one.
While Las Vegas didn’t get its nickname because of chef Jean-Philippe Maury, the desserts here are certainly sinful. The French just know how to do dessert right, and this European-style pastry shop is no exception. Cakes, cookies, chocolates and crepes — the four Cs of the French dessert world — will find their way into pretty boxes that won’t make it home because you’ll be devouring them. The apple crepes are divine while the chocolate banana tart even has Nutella in it. You’ll be cursing the devil because you'll want to try everything on the menu.
When you were a kid, your mom always said you couldn’t eat just dessert. At Payard Pâtisserie & Bistro, they beg to differ. If they had it their way, you would stop by the crepe station, then pick up some chocolates and pastries. Chef Francois Payard brings this Parisian-style cafe to Caesars along with his tasty morsels too good to take home. Try the George V, a chocolate and vanilla mousse with carmelized peanuts and a biscuit, a double dose of gluttony. You can choose between the cafe and the restaurant if you want to be civilized and sit down before you eat your treats.
What goes better with a hearty dinner of steak than desserts? At BOA Steakhouse, you can make dessert a return to the comfort foods of your childhood. Here you can find delicious treats such as S’mores made with warm chocolate brownies, warm blackberry cobbler with vanilla bean ice cream, BOA Steakhouse’s classic chocolate chip cookies and cream and the signature chocolate hazelnut cake. You can even choose classics such as creme brulee or a new twist on baklava with goat cheese. While your waistline may not appreciate the extra calories, we’re sure your palette will.
If it’s shakes you desire, your best bet is BLT Burger at the Mirage, where the dreamy concoctions can even take on an adult personality. Look for the mocha mudslide with coffee ice cream, Oreo cookies and chocolate syrup or the lunch box with vanilla ice cream, peanut butter and grape jelly. If you’re feeling a bit more adult, try the spiked milkshakes. Grandma’s Treat has Maker’s Mark, caramel and vanilla ice cream while the All Nighter features Kahlua, Bailey’s, espresso and coffee ice cream. This joint stay open until 2 a.m. on weeknights and 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.