Hong Kong-based Mott 32 has been open in Las Vegas for three years. In those three years, I’ve managed to dine here twice previously. They’ve both been very good meals, but dining in a party of two limited my ability to try too much of the menu at once. I was excited to dine here in a party of seven to try a host of items – some old favorites and some new dishes. My dad has also been here a few times and led the ordering focused around a lot of the restaurant’s signature dishes. Speaking of signatures, he called ahead to preorder the whole duck, the barbecue pork, and the short rib to assure we’d be able to sample each of them.
Carbone has quickly become one of my favorite Italian restaurants in the country. While this Vegas outpost of Carbone has been around since 2015, my first time visiting the restaurant was in 2020. Now in 2022, this post reflects my third visit here.
Las Vegas was the second location of the restaurant; its flagship in New York opened in 2013 and has since spawned other locations in Miami, Dallas, and Hong Kong. The original NYC location held a Michelin star from 2014 all the way up until the current 2023 guide.