Crush at the MGM Hotel and Casino continues to create a party atmosphere by highlighting the art of communal dining with fun and festive sharable plates. With National Eggs Benedict Day just around the corner, we stopped by to try its take on eggs Benedict and to taste a few other sharable plates that pay homage to the “art of feasting.” What immediately stood out at this comfortable, yet rather minimalist-looking restaurant, was the long communal tables, which highlight a sense of dining togetherness. Click here for more eggs Benedict recipes.
Our first dish was the sea scallops Benny with sunny-side quail eggs, chorizo, and a drizzling of chipotle hollandaise sauce. It was clear that this breakfast treat truly paid tribute to the national Benedict holiday in a unique way. The caramelized sea scallops
were positioned perfectly on a crispy disk of chorizo, allowing the tiny rivulets of quail yolk to meld with the lovely, creamy hollandaise
, which truly complimented all the flavors in each bite.
Chef William DeMarco transformed our original feelings about eggs Benedict; no longer is it simply a brunch dish — it can be served in a variety of ways to accommodate any meal of the day. Chef DeMarco continued to recreate classic dishes that both surprised and delighted our palates. We ordered the classic Caesar Salad
with the chef's personal touches: He eliminated the standard anchovy-based dressing and croûtons. Instead, he added a dressing with a hint of honey and horseradish, which was accompanied by small pretzel bread bites. At first, the sweetness seemed to overwhelm the romaine; however, the creamy horseradish dressing created a tasty contrast of flavors and soon it became nearly addicting to eat.
Next we shared a more traditional dish: wood-fired spicy pepperoni pizza with a perfectly toasted crust, which was big enough for the two of us. For those seeking gluten-free, vegan, or vegetarian menu items, Crush has a nice selection of dietary restriction-friendly options that will keep everyone feasting contently. With more than 300 bottles on its wine list, and plenty craft cocktails and beers, everyone will be eating, drinking, and loving their night out at MGM’s Crush Las Vegas.
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