Jean Philippe Patisserie
Aria Resort and Casino
3730 Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89115
Dining date: 3/28/11
I first tried Jean Philippe many years ago when the Bellagio was brand new. I remembered the decadent chocolate desserts, made-to-order crepes and great gelato. Oh, and of course the chocolate fountain – the largest in the world. Instantly, it became one of my favorite places for sweets. I don’t have a sweet tooth and rarely crave sweet things. However, whenever I’m in town, I have to stop by here.
Another much larger location opened up in Aria early last year, sans-chocolate fountain.
It’s always difficult trying to figure out what I want. Do I want a crepe or a pastry? Gelato or some chocolates? I opted for a nutella crepe.
My whipped cream melted way too quickly, so I think the cream wasn’t chilled enough. However, I appreciated the light cream in tandem with the rich, warm chocolaty nutella. The crepe was soft and warm with just a little bit of chew to it. Very nice.
There’s a ton of chocolate treats too, and I had to try one.
Triple Chocolate chocolate sponge cake, dark chocolate mousse, milk chocolate mousse, white chocolate mousse
Beautiful. Layers of three different types of chocolate mousse (white, dark, milk) were topped with a chocolate macaron. Seriously, how could I not? Rich and decadent, this was really good. I thought the layers of dark chocolate helped to keep the sweetness in check, while a cookie at the base provided the texture.
I never leave Jean Philippe dissatisfied. Well, except the time I got there as they were closing and they didn’t let me in. But whenever they’re open, I always tend to leave wishing I could try something more. In this case, I couldn’t eat too much; I had to save room for Joel Robuchon.