So, back to the amazing food we had in Vegas. Next up is China Poblano by Jose Andres at The Cosmopolitan Hotel. The Cosmopolitan is the newest hotel on the Strip, dazzling with crystal chandeliers from every corner, sparkling in the casino lights. It’s chic, sophisticated and the crowd is young (late twenties-early thirties). Along with China Poblano, there are in total 10 restaurants and bars to chose from, so your options are very diverse. After a long day of walking around, we took a break back at our hotel and then headed to China Poblano for a light dinner. I’ve been to a few Jose Andres restaurants in DC and have had great experiences in all of them, so trying China Poblano had increased excitement.China Poblano is a fusion of Chinese and Mexican, not normally a combination we see in the restaurant industry. The decoration on the outside are two neon signs, one flashing “Tacos” and the other “Noodles”. This sets the mood when you enter and the hostess greets you, informing you on which side you will be sitting. We sat in the Chinese side of the restaurant, with full view of that side of the prep kitchen. After ordering our drinks, we watched the cooks make pot stickers with such delicate movements and every bit of stuffing was precisely measured by instinct.
The following are a few pictures of the hotel and our meal.
|Luxury exudes everywhere at The Cosmopolitan|
|The Restaurants at The Cosmopolitan|
|Queso Fundido melted chihuahua cheese/
tequila blanco/fresh tortillas
|Carnitas braised baby pig/pork rinds/
spicy salsa verde cruda
|When Pigs Fly 4pc delicate steamed buns/
Chinese barbeque pork
|Pollo a la Parrilla grilled chicken/
|A squeeze of Lime|
|Mai Taiwan Chinese take on this