D.O.C.G. at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
After we got to Vegas, the first thing we did after a four hour drive was not to gamble but to seek the nearest cocktail and food. It was around an odd time, a little after 2 and not a lot of places were open yet. Well, the places we wanted to eat at. We were eying the Scarpetta menu though I don’t know why we were bothering since they weren’t open yet. Then we realized D.O.C.G. was open and we headed straight to the bar.
I wasn’t expecting much from the burrata but I have to say the aged balsamic was amazing. It was so thick. I found the buratta quite creamy and enjoyed the eggplant caponata it came with as well.
I was immediately drawn to the mushroom pizza but my friend wanted to try the sausage. Being a lover of porky things, I readily agreed. It wasn’t Tony’s but it was pretty good.
When I first looked at the cocktail menu, I was trying to decide between the New Fashioned (Woodford Reserve, Luxardo, orange and Angostura bitters), Dottato (Knob Creek, honey, peach bitters, fig jam) or the Giallo 1838 (Hendrick’s, Yellow Chartreuse, mint syrup, lemon) but somehow I ended up getting the Sicilian Sunset (Charbay blood orange vodka, aperol, orange juice, blood orange brulee) when the bartender recommended it. It was okay. Possibly too much aperol and I didn’t get much blood orange profile. Still, it was nice to have a little fruity drink to kick off the weekend. If we had come for dinner, I probably would have also tried their well-priced wine.
I wasn’t intending dessert but who could pass up the salted caramel budino. It was very, very good and I enjoyed the almond roca-like cookies it came with.
Las Vegas, NV 89109