Aureole is located in the Mandalay Bay Hotel, and offers a stunning setting in which to enjoy stunning American cuisine. The seasonal menu offers prix fixe and tasting options, showcasing the best produce, meat, and fish available. Here dining is art, and the four-story, climate-controlled, wine tower housing over 9,000 bottles, is a masterpiece in its own right. Be sure to catch the “wine angels,” black-clad wine stewardesses who are hoisted up and down the tower to retrieve bottles each evening.
The restaurant’s main goal is to prepare quality, local ingredients in a bold, American style and maintain a reputation as one of the greatest wine restaurants in the world and the very best Las Vegas restaurant. Wine is integral at Aureole’s. The restaurant has a 3,000-selection list that’s been lauded with Wine Spectator’s Grand Award every year since 2000. Mandalay Bay Director of Wine Harley Carbery oversees the list and consistently rotates it to keep selections new and exciting for guests. There is also a rotating by-the-glass list of 50 wines that features two suggested pairings for each of the 24 dishes on the restaurant’s menu.
This unique menu format provides the option to try multiple wines throughout the dinner experience and takes the guesswork out of creating the ideal pairing. A wine table located adjacent to the host stand now displays the full inventory of the evening’s by-the-glass offerings. The wine team pours and tags each glass denoting the producer, variety, and vintage before they are presented tableside.