As one of the first French chefs to arrive in Las Vegas, Andre Rochat set the tone of fine dining, first in his eponymous cottage restaurant Downtown, and later, here, at the top of the Palms. Whereas the other Andre’s at Monte Carlo serves classic French fare, Alizé’s mandate is for exciting haute cuisine to match its setting: the corner restaurant has three walls of floor-to-ceiling windows that offer panoramic views of the city. Just as much beauty is on the plate. The seasonal menu can be enjoyed a la carte, but for $155, the seven-course tasting menu isn’t outrageous by Vegas standards, and it offers the opportunity to try a little bit of everything that makes this restaurant so special. Diners are offered three options for each course, and at least one is vegetarian (often the most appetizing one). One of the last times we visited, we were treated to elegant presentations of pan-seared monkfish with sepia pasta and uni beurre blanc. With a menu that changes this frequently, it’s hard to say that your dishes will be anything close to ours, but I do know that the experience will likely be just as divine.
- Grace Bascos