Fine Dining in Sin City

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Fine Dining in Sin City
By Amelia Brummond

Aureole Restaurant at Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas

Soaring Service

Located just beyond the iconic ‘Welcome to Las Vegas’ sign, the Aureole Restaurant epitomizes the spirit of the Strip with innovative cuisine in a sophisticated setting and one unforgettable wine tower. Owner and chef Charlie Palmer describes his ‘progressive American cuisine’ as a combination of classic French techniques and fresh American ingredients. His menu changes seasonally and is always creative and whimsical. Drawing on the success of his New York flagship, Palmer enlisted the help of renowned restaurant designer Adam Tihany for his theatrical Las Vegas location. Floor-to-ceiling windows bathe the main dining room in light and warm colors heighten the elegant atmosphere, while the surreal Swan Court adds a bit of Vegas flair. The most dramatic element of the restaurant is the 4-story wine tower, inspired by a scene from the movie Mission: Impossible. The nearly 10,000-capacity glass enclosure is accessed by catsuit-clad Wine Angels who locate your selection with the help of mechanical hoists.


Dinner in the Sky, Las Vegas

Extreme Dining

In a city with heart stopping rooftop roller coaster rides and shows featuring live tigers, it seems hard to believe that a restaurant could be a heart-stopping affair. Enter Dinner in the Sky. A unique experience by any measure, guests are strapped in and lifted up to 180 feet in the air after enjoying a VIP cocktail reception. The sky-high feast features a choice of entree plus the chef’s choice of hors d’oeuvres and dessert. With stunning views of the Strip and surrounding mountains, Dinner in the Sky is the perfect way to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, or just spend a memorable night on (or above) the town. Guests have the option of booking the table for a group or sign up for one of the regularly scheduled ‘flights’ through the website. is the only travel site that offers original HD programs  on spas, dining, nightlife, fashion and hotels from New York to Bermuda, the Caribbean and beyond! Shot in vivid High Definition, our Hotel Video Profiles, Video Travel Deals, and signature Travel Videos deliver content that is unbiased, current, accurate, and above all, personal.