Sweets Raku is a true gem, a special spot for dessert and wine where the food is as beautiful as it is delicious. Part of the appeal is watching dishes being created in front of you in the open kitchen. This sister restaurant to the nationally acclaimed Raku, located a few doors away in the same plaza, is a modern dessert heaven. A spot where you can sidle up to the bar, chat with the chef, and indulge in some of the most creative desserts in Las Vegas.
The interior is stark white, clean, modern and pristine. The chef’s work station is something to behold. It’s immaculate. Even on busy nights she darts from one station to another carefully crafting each dish while maintaining an organized and spotless kitchen.
Many have mentioned edible menus, but unfortunately they’re no longer in use. Instead a more traditional printed menu with pictures and descriptions is used. A 2 course dessert pairing ($15) is listed in place of the previous 3 course option. I inquired about the 3 courses and they gladly accommodated me.
To start was a smooth and light strawberry sorbet with jelly, followed by the perfectly light for summer Mt. Exotic. Its subtle sweetness and crispy base were topped with a spongey cake and mango cream with tartness and acidity added from a raspberry sauce. My wife ordered the Ringo ($12) a la carte. It’s a gorgeous and well crafted apple pie. The caramelized apples were covered by a crispy lattice crust, next to it was honey ice cream and an apple-shaped object made of sugar and filled with cream and caramel. It’s an absolute must when visiting this place and one of the better desserts I’ve had in town. Ending the meal was a delicate and flaky cream puff filled with a semi sweet chocolate cream and raspberry sauce.
For anyone with a sweet tooth, this is a local Vegas destination that shouldn’t be missed.
5040 W Spring Mountain Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89146