Le Cirque is owned by Sirio Maccioni and family in New York City, a French with contemporary influences under new executive chef Wilfried ‘Wil’ Bergerhausen. The French native, he earned his certificate of cooking (B.E.P.) at the prestigious Paul Augier in Nice, France. He went on to earn a bachelor degree in culinary arts management. He trained with “Le Nôtre” and was chosen to assist M.O.F. Chef Eric Finon at the National Competition of Artistic Cooking in France which was a preliminary qualifier for ‘The Bocuse d’Or’. He also worked at “Le Sud”, restaurant “Villa Des Lys”, 2 Michelin Star restaurant “L’Oasis” in La Napoule, and 3 Michelin Starred Joël Robuchon, then became chef de cuisine of Michael Mina restaurant at Bellagio. Now Chef Bergerhausen is managing one of the most prestigious Michelin Starred restaurant on The Strip, Le Cirque, at the Bellagio Hotel.
I got to try at least a dozen dishes from him, everything was delicious, but this “Le Crabe et Caviar” with Maryland Blue Crab and Russian Osetra Caviar, 24K gold flake, and Salmon Roe topping it off in style, was the most memorable dish of all. The dish presented elegantly on a pile of
rocks, colorful flowers, and finish off with dry ice smoke. It was truly magical and theatrical just like how Las Vegas shows are. On that first bite, the saltiness of caviar, blends with the blue crab meat, and the salmon row, all popping up on your tongue in harmony, you can forget the world for a moment. This dish is as decadent and Michelin Star worth it dish as it gets.
I’m falling in love with Le Cirque all over again because of this dish this “Le Crabe et Caviar” dish, and this 28 years young, handsome, and talented chef Wil Bergehausen. It won’t be long before this restaurant becomes one of the hardest reservations to get in Las Vegas.
Le Cirque at Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas
HOURS: Dinner, Tuesday – Sunday, 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
RESERVATIONS: Required by calling (702) 693-8100
Author: Manda Bear
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