After brunch, we wandered over to the mall near the Wynn. Those of us who weren’t interested in Black Friday sales embarked on a quest for macarons!
We searched through the Venetian for Bouchon Bistro, but after almost an hour of searching (due to poor signage) and asking around, we only found a small store, not the actual bistro. The selection wasn’t all that impressive, so we hopped into a cab to ARIA. Jean Philippe Pastisserie to the rescue!
I don’t know if it’s just me, but the name Jean Philippe immediately makes me think of the maître d’ on Hell’s Kitchen! This is a different Jean Philippe (Executive Pastry Chef Maury), and boy, does he know how to make desserts. I was overwhelmed by all the sweet treats and didn’t get many photos. So glad Lisa got that pretty picture above.
Most of the cakes and desserts were in the $7 to $9 range. I treated myself to the Sweet Trio ($11), thinking that a larger dessert could be shared with John. Turns out he only wanted a small bite or two. No problem at all, more dessert for me!
The Sweet Trio comes with vanilla crème brûlée, a raspberry macaron, and a caramel peanut cakepop. And yes, that tray is a big piece of chocolate! This was perfect with a glass of sparkling wine. I couldn’t decide which of the 3 treats was my favorite!