Lunch with my Friend at Mon Ami Gabi

On our recent trip to Las Vegas we spent most of our time at The Venetian, as we were staying there and the hotel has an outstanding selection of dining options.  However, after reading reviews online we knew we had to take at least one trip out of the air conditioned comfort of our own hotel/casino and go to Paris Las Vegas for the highly-touted Mon Ami Gabi.  Executive Chef Partner Terry Lynch’s Classic French Bistro is the “talk of the town” in a town that has an overwhelming amount of high class restaurants from award-winning chefs.

We started with the appetizer of the Chicken Liver Mousse ($9.95) with burgundy red wine mustard and toasted brioche.  This was an exotic treat for Christine and I as we usually don’t venture into the more gamey sort of meats, but this was excellent.  The burgundy red wine mustard made this appetizer simply fabulous as we smeared the mousse onto our toasted brioche.

Sea Scallops

The Sea Scallops ($21.95) with ratatouille and basil oil was the best scallop dish I have ever had!  In my life full of scallops!  The scallops were seared perfectly and the basil oil complemented the fresh plump scallops.  A huge surprise to me was how much I loved the ratatouille.  Sadly, I loathe almost all vegetables, but the ratatouille was a special treat that defied all of my preconceived notions of most bland vegetables.

The Maine Lobster Roll ($17.95) with toasted brioche roll was Christine’s choice for her lunch entree.  The fresh Maine Lobster meat shined in a light creamy mixture placed atop the crispy, toasted brioche roll.  The waffle-cut fries were very lightly fried and they were a big hit with both of us.  I couldn’t hold myself back from stealing several of them, as well as bites of the delicious lobster roll.

Maine Lobster Roll
Maine Lobster Roll

Mon Ami Gabi serves amazing French fare across the street from the Bellagio, and as we were eating I imagined how excellent it must be to view the Bellagio fountains while dining at night.  We look forward to Bouchon every time we go to Vegas and now Mon Ami Gabi will be a must-go as well.  The semi al fresco dining on the patio is perfect for feeling like you are sitting outside, as well as enjoying the comfort of the AC.

Mon Ami Gabi is located at 3655 Las Vegas Boulevard South.

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