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Top Pumpkin Dishes In Las Vegas

November 28, 2012 6:00 AM

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When the pumpkin season strikes, and all you can find to eat in your local area is pumpkin pie. Las Vegas restaurants can be a great place to expand your tastes into some new or unusual classic pumpkin dishes. Whether your budget allows for an inexpensive quick treat or a high-end exploration into culinary delights, these on- and off-strip restaurants in Las Vegas have a variety of hearty sweet and savory options sure to satisfy your craving for fall harvest flavors.

Pumpkin Soup with Poached Egg and White Truffles
Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesar’s Palace
3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109‎
(702) 731-7778
www.caesarspalace.com

For the diner with a heavy enough pocketbook to handle the tasting menu’s $420 price tag, the pumpkin soup with poached egg and white truffles on the White Truffle menu at Restaurant Guy Savoy is one of the top pumpkin dishes in the city. This rich soup is served with truffle shavings piled high in the middle of the soup, resting atop a poached egg. It has a light pumpkin flavor that is well complemented by the richness of the poached egg and the earthy essence of the truffles. This locale was recently selected as one of the top 40 restaurants in the United States by Gayot, a dining website. The Las Vegas extension of the Paris restaurant was created by world-renowned three-Michelin-star chef Guy Savoy.

Pumpkin Nut Bread
Omelet House
2160 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 384-6868

For those who cringe at the idea of spending a car payment on a meal, a less-expensive option for a Las Vegas pumpkin fan is the locally loved pumpkin nut bread at the Omelet House in downtown Las Vegas. This bread comes as a side to a number of dishes served at this restaurant, which specializes in large, freshly made omelets, but the bread can also be ordered on its own. The Omelet House also offers banana bread for the pumpkin phobic.

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Pumpkin Flan
Sage at Aria
3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89158
(866) 359-7111
www.arialasvegas.com‎

Foodies who love both pumpkin and custard will leap with excitement at the pumpkin flan on the $120-a-head Chef’s Tasting Menu at Sage. The pumpkin flan comes alongside a chilled Maine lobster with smoked apple and pecans and brown butter vinaigrette. It is a part of the starting dish for the six-course prix-fixe meal which also includes foie gras brûlée and beef belly with heirloom squash.

Pumpkin Sage Rice
Veg Out Las Vegas
at Fresh52 Farmer’s Market
(702) 900-2552
www.fresh52.com

at Town Square Las Vegas (Fridays)
6605 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89119

at Tivoli Village (Saturdays)
302 S. Rampart Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89145

at Sansone Park Place (Sundays)
9480 S. Eastern Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89123

Pumpkin lovers seeking a break from the many sweet dishes pumpkin inspires will enjoy the savory pumpkin sage rice at Veg Out. This creamy dish is unlike anything you’ve ever encountered. Contact Veg Out for availability. The menu at Veg Out Las Vegas varies seasonally and it does not always have pumpkin sage rice on hand. Since this restaurant is a mobile operation appearing at local Fresh52 farmer’s markets, you may have to work to find the delicious dish. Fresh52 and Veg Out are at Town Square Las Vegas on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Tivoli Village on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at Sansone Park Place on Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Pumpkin Baklava Cheesecake
Market Grille Cafe
7175 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89128
(702) 564-7335
www.marketgrillecafe.com

Pumpkin cheesecake is divine enough, but with pumpkin cheesecake in a baklava crust, anyone with a sweet tooth will surely be smitten. This dish of creamy pumpkin cheesecake in a flaky, sweet baklava crust is a delicious twist to the usual pumpkin cheesecake. You can order a portion if you dine in at the Market Grille Cafe or you can order a whole pumpkin baklava cheesecake if you give the restaurant 24 hours’ notice.

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Heather Bliss is a writer living in Las Vegas. Before she wrote about the Las Vegas area, she wrote articles about news, politics, movies and music in California. Heather holds a Bachelor of Arts in the Visual and Performing Arts from CSU San Marcos and studied Journalism at Moorpark College, where she received her A.A. degree. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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