You may have heard about the Mayan calendar coming to its end today. Well, one thing preppers haven’t much discussed is the exact time all the calamity is supposed to happen. Until the end does officially come, spend your remaining hours in Las Vegas having a meal worthy of being your last.
The Conservative Spender
If you’re of the mindset that, apocalypse or not, you’re staying within your means, stop by Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Bellagio’s sleek restaurant Michael Mina. There, the namesake chef has concocted lobster pot pie (market price), a comforting dish with chunks of the seafood, seasoned vegetables, black truffles and a creamy, brandied sauce encased in a flaky pastry crust. However, if you crave something a bit more hearty for your final meal, Four-Star ARIA Resort and Casino’s Sirio Ristorante has a pistachio-crusted lamb chop ($50) that should do the trick. Pair the meal with the right cabernet sauvignon and you’ll feel like you’ve gone to heaven long before any rapture.
The Cautious Splurger
If you’re feeling more carefree about your finances today, your best bet on the Strip is at ARIA’s BARMASA for sushi and seafood with clean, simple flavors. Order chef Masa Takayama’s Masa Toro, fatty tuna topped with caviar and served with crispy brioche ($240). And if that treat isn’t enough of a doomsday delight, head over to MGM Grand’s Five-Star Joël Robuchon for a lavish 16-course spread. The $450 feast includes everything from seared scallops in green curry to sautéed veal chops and pecan coffee cakes infused with orange segments. The only foreseeable problem is that there are no promises you’ll finish eating everything prior to the world ending.
For those who want play on their last day, there are several exceptional options in Vegas. The first is over at Mandalay Bay’s Fleur by Hubert Keller, where the master chef of the same name is making his famous, over-the-top FleurBurger 5000 for $5,000. For that price, you get a foie gras- and black truffle-topped Kobe patty and bottle of Chateau Petrus 1995 poured in Ichendorf Brunello stemware, imported from Italy. If you survive the pre-destruction dinner, Fleur will ship the glasses to your home. But speaking of indulgent libations, at Bellagio’s Le Cirque, bartenders will pour high-end cognac at $975 a shot, while over at The Mirage’s Onda Ristorante, Fin and kokomo’s, wine flights start at $3,500. Whatever your choice, you’re ensured an unforgettable way of toasting to your last moments on Earth.
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