Organized by Michael Uzmann (endoedibles.com), his “Chef Series” highlights the talents of local chefs. This third installation of the series teamed Bradley Manchester of Glutton with Jaret Blinn of CraftKitchen to showcase their interpretation of breakfast classics.
From start to finish the two chefs and their teams showed why their restaurants are two of the hottest in town. Blinn’s kouign amann, caramelized honey cake, and citrus hazelnut scone started things off, each perfect in texture and flavor and beautifully crafted. Following that was a dense and chewy bagel sitting next to cubes of salmon alongside a caviar cream.
Subsequent dishes included buttery cheddar biscuits; a savory Denver omelet with duck egg and shaved fermin serrano; a soft scramble with lobster sitting atop brioche; and an outstanding smoked pork belly eggs benedict with a chipotle Hollandaise topped with chicharron.
Feeling the effects of the massive amounts of food, we managed to devour even more. The last savory course being steak and cakes — a slice of wood roasted tenderloin on one side of the plate and pancakes topped with foie gras on the other, all coated with truffled honey butter.
Dessert to end the meal consisted of a strawberry, poached rhubarb cobbler with buttermilk ice cream served piping hot in ramekins straight from Glutton’s wood burning ovens.
If that wasn’t enough, there were petit fours to take home — an exotic fruit financier, kit kat, macaron, gelee, macaroon, and bon bon.
Having already visited both restaurants, I knew the food would be amazing. Somehow they topped my expectations and delivered a memorable meal displaying their deft touch at delivering impeccable flavors and an artistic vision for creating edible works of art.
616 E Carson Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89101