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MGM Grand Restaurants Summer 2009 Tasting Menu Deal

Ever since last winter, select MGM Grand restaurants have been participating in a tasting menu promotion, and it looks like it’s been such a hit that the promotion has now been extended through the summer months.

shibuya-triosushiNot only that, but for the first time, both of Joel Robuchon’s restaurants at the MGM Grand are participating.

From now through August 30, you can dine at ten of the resort’s best restaurants on a special Summer 2009 Tasting Menu promotion.

Each participating restaurant is offering a three-course menu with pricing starting at only $32. It’s a great way to try out the many dining options of the resort without dropping triple digits per person on the check.

Here’s a listing of the Summer 2009 menus and pricing, if you’re feeling a bit hungry:

Craftsteak –
First Course: shaved fennel salad, grilled quail, buffalo mozzarella with red pepper caponata, Persian cucumber salad
Main Course: roasted prime flat iron steak; grilled angus beef skirt steak; or diver sea scallops
Side Dishes: yukon gold potato purée; roasted shiitake mushrooms; or sauteed sweet corn
Dessert: Chef’s selection
All courses served family-style
Price per person: $60; wine pairing (1 glass per course) $30 additional

Diego –
Drinks: (choice of one) sangria; Diego margarita; beer
Starter: (choice of one) tortilla soup; house salad; or braised beef taquitos
Entrees: (choice of one) roasted chicken with Oaxacan red mole; Chilean sea bass; or tacos al Carbon (choice of chicken breast or skirt steak)
Price per person: $32

Fiamma Trattoria –
Antipasti: (choice of) Caesar salad; grilled black tiger prawns; or grilled octopus
Secondi: (choice of) black tiger prawns with bacon, peas and onion; pan-seared salmon with pancetta, roasted corn ragu and wild arugula; or grilled skirt steak in a red wine reduction with potato puree and spinach
Dessert: (choice of one) Tartufo (dolce di latte gelato with caramelized hazelnuts in a warm chocolate sauce); marscapone panna cotta (with balsamic honey, figs and almonds); trio of sorbets; or tiramisu
Price per person: $45

Joel Robuchon –
L’Amuse-bouche: Chef’s choice
Entree: (choice of) thinly sliced salmon, mango, green apple and curcuma; spiny lobster in a sake broth, turnip and shiso sprouts; shitake mushroom stuffed with a tiger prawn mousse, ginger and shrimp broth; seabass filet, octopus with lemon, baby leek; Teriyaki chicken kebab Maryland; braised veal cheeks with Thai herbs and green curry; beef ribeye, spiced spinach and crispy vegetables; or duck and seared foie gras in a cherry sauce and fresh almonds
Dessert: (choice of) warm Bing cherry clafoutis and cherry sorbet; a perle of chou, Tahitian vanilla cream with fresh raspberry; strawberries and Champagne rosé over fresh mango granité, crunchy red fruits; or melting Araguani chocolate refreshed with a hint of peppermint
Beverages: Coffee or tea
Price per person: $89

L’atelier De Joel Robuchon –

Appetizers: Les Légumes (Mediterranean vegetables layered with buffalo mozzarella); La Langoustine (crispy langoustine fritter with basil pesto)
Entree: (choice of) La Saumon (Scottish salmon with capers and lemon) or Le Porc Fermier (braised pork with sweet onion)
Dessert: (choice of) Les Fromages de France (selection of imported cheese), Les Tartes (traditional tarts) or Glaces et Sorbet (selection of sorbet and ice cream)
Beverages: Coffee or espresso
Price per person: $75
(the restaurant also says they have a special $39 menu, but did not provide details)

Nob Hill –
Appetizers: (choice of) summer gazpacho or Bay Shrimp “Louie” (served with avocado, egg, tomato and spicy Louie sauce)
Main Course: (choice of) Kurobuta pork chop with three bean salad; chicken & dumplings; or San Francisco cioppino
Dessert: (choice of) dulce de leche creme brulee or peach crisp with rose sherbet
Price per person: $39; wine pairing (1 glass per course) $31 additional

Pearl –
Soup: (choice of) Szechuan hot and sour soup or sweet corn soup
Entree: (choice of) surf and turf (wok-fried lobster tail and black pepper tenderloin of beef); General Tso’s chicken; or garden vegetable fried rice
Dessert: raspberry chocolate soft cake
Price per person: $49

Sea Blue –
First Course: (choice of) daily chef selection or a “create your own” market salad
Main Course: (choice of) Seablue paella or selection of meats on a skewer (chicken, beef and lamb)
Dessert: (choice of) lemon polenta cake or creme fraiche sorbet with fresh berries
Price per person: $45; wine pairing (1 glass per course) $25 additional

Shibuya –
First Course: Edamame with (choice of) field greens salad or chilled seaweed soup
Second Course: (choice of) Kampachi sashimi; rock shrimp tempura; or spicy tuna roll
Third Course: (choice of) Black Angus beef tenderloin; duo of miso salmon and black cod; or tempura combination with shrimp and vegetables
Dessert: Chef’s selection
Price per person: $59

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill
First Course: (choice of) chilled tomato gazpacho or sweet corn and crab fritters
Second Course: (choice of) grilled seasonal fish or mesquite-grilled prime beef filet
Dessert: apricot melba with vanilla ice cream
Price per person: $45

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Promotion must be mentioned at the time of making reservations. Tax and tip are not included in the above prices, nor are beverages, unless otherwise specified.