To many travelers who frequently visit Sin City, it is a given fact that Las Vegas is more than just a hotel and gambling hotspot, it is also a top foodie destination.
Wicked Spoon at the 2nd floor of The Cosmopolitan adds to the city’s pleasure-seeking best when it comes to food wonders, delights and surprises.
Innovative Buffet Style
In Wicked Spoon, buffet items are not composed of the typical trough filled with boil-in-a-bag entrees. The eat-all-you-can hall hosts a row of food stations where innovative dishes abound. Selections look unique and eye-catching. Each station has a well-lit screen with the name of each dish and its brief description.
Compared to Vegas’ regular buffet brethren, what sets it apart is its bold defiance to the buffet norm. Dishes don’t necessarily come in tubloads for its patrons. They are primarily served in small and individualized containers such as small plates, mini stew pots, rice boxes and mini fryer baskets. The streak of innovation in these individualized servings’ presentations becomes this food destination’s signature.
Dishes to Expect
From popular choices to ethnic flavors to unexpected combinations, the assortment of dishes here brings a variety of chef-driven food that cater to varying tastes and preferences. Food items always look fresh and clearly prepared with extraordinary level of detail.
A few rounds off visiting each station would most likely leave the guest with the impression that there is a seemingly endless list of dishes coming out every few minutes — which is true. Right before leaving the food hall after an hour or so of indulging in food bliss, it is normal to find a lot of missed options by simply looking at other tables just recently taken by new guests.
Knockout offerings worth checking out include Mexican risotto, smoked trout salad, ginger chicken, pork belly sliders with spicy slaw, gnocchi, meatball pasta, shishito peppers, sushi rolls, roasted marrow bone, Thai tea-flavored gelato and watermelon tequila shooter, to name a few.
Filling Up: The Healthy and the Guilty
With the availability of both healthy and guilt-inducing items and everything else in between at Wicked Spoon, the concept of stuffing oneself can easily mean filling up for half of the regular caloric intake or overindulging without minding the degree of caloric excess this brings.
Guests can also try the tempting make-your-own Wicked Spoon takeout treat and the unlimited wine treat at relatively affordable rates.