Yellowtail at the Bellagio
Images Courtesy of Yellowtail at the Bellagio
Story by Ross von Metzke
With all this talk of recession busting going on, sometimes you just need to splurge. The difference now is, of course, that these days when you put down a credit card, you want to be absolutely certain you're getting your money's worth. Yellowtail at the Bellagio won't be offering steep discounts or food for a bargain any time soon, but its fulfilling all the same, a fusion of tastes, decor, and even the staff offers an intriguing blend of culture.
Take the Big Eye Tuna Pizza the warm, flaky crust is perfectly complimented by tuna lightly seasoned in truffle oil and cilantro, the perfect starter course for two. Plates at Yellowtail are designed to share, and there's more than enough variety on the extensive menu for everyone to get in on the fun. The Rock Shrimp comes dipped in a spicy Korean chili sauce; the Jidori Chicken is a bit more filling, complete with a potato puree and baby root vegetables. For sushi, try Yellowtail's signature Lobster Roll, which comes served with tuna and mango.
Yellowtail also boasts an impressive wine and sake list, including sparkling sake, with a champagne-like taste that serves as the perfect alternative to dessert wine. The sake was served at the recommendation of the restaurant's resident expert, Yukiko Finkenthal, prooving that the colorful palate of cultural influence doesn't stop with the menu.