A pantry conjures images of well-stocked shelves of canned fruits and veggies. Whether your pantry is a stockpile of cans and spices goods or a closet full of dry goods and jarred sauces, you are the one that must do the work to stockpile your most cherished ingredients.
The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas has done the work for you and opened up Pantry. Open 24 hours and six days a week (it’s closed from 10 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday), it offers breakfast all day, with dinner served from 11 a.m. to 6 a.m. Focusing on sustainable ingredients, Pantry gives diners many comfort food and beverage options that will appeal to tourists and locals alike. Fresh juices are available alongside excellent cocktails. Leave the kitchen behind and let Pantry at the Mirage do the cooking. The interior is open and bright, reminding you that you are sitting in Grandma’s old farm kitchen with the charm of country casual.
Some of the outstanding items for breakfast include short rib hash with poached eggs, root vegetables, and creamy horseradish on the side, and eggs Benedict with black forest ham, arugula, and a rich hollandaise sauce atop of a crisp English muffin. Both are a great cure for late night of Vegas excess, or just a hearty meal to get fueled for a day on the Strip. Our favorite is the Valrhona “Grand Cru” milk chocolate pancakes, served with a dusting of powdered sugar and creamy milk chocolate, and these light and fluffy pancakes could be a decadent dessert or breakfast selection. White chocolate brioche French toast with the berry compote and whipped mascarpone is another offering that would make anyone want to have breakfast 24/7.
Aside from the variety of breakfast items offered, don’t forget there are many more entrées on the menu. Burgers include the Backyard Burger with Creek Stone Farm beef, caramelized onions, tomatoes, greens, and Cheddar on a potato bun. These juicy burgers are great for the carnivore in the crowd, but for your vegetarian friend, try the Garden Burger: a veggie patty, roasted tomatoes, pickled onions, arugula, and tzatziki sauce on a potato bun. For those who love seafood, the shrimp and cheesy grits in tasso gravy with plump sautéed shrimp topped with crispy onions is sure to satisfy your craving. The mussels and clams or the mahi-mahi taco with lime, cabbage, roasted tomato salad, and guacamole are also sure-fire favorites. Don’t forget to order a side of fried green tomatoes to share with your Southern food-loving friends.
Of course, dessert cannot be missed. Remember when everyone made sure to leave room for grandma’s apple pie, no matter how full they were at the end of the meal? You will feel the same way when you are served Pantry’s Mom’s Apple Pie with vanilla ice cream and rum caramel. If you’re not in the mood for pie, try the little mason jars of family favorites, such as strawberry short cake and banana cream pie.
Whether you come in for breakfast or a midnight snack, there are plenty of tempting treats and hearty eats at Pantry at The Mirage Hotel.