On a recent trip to Vegas, I wanted a fine dining experience that would please my mother who enjoys good food but not snobbery, my sister who is a well-traveled foodie and my beautiful mid-20s niece. Needless-to-say I considered knocking back a couple of cocktails before this adventure as I questioned I could make my entire party happy at any restaurant.
My fears were unfounded as everyone loved Twist! The night began with variety of innovative and tasty amuse-bouches. We all then ordered the 3-course tasting menu. All courses were perfection and the presentations via separate serving dishes innovative. The service was attentive without being over-bearing.
I also chose Twist as I was very interested in seeing the Mandarin Oriental. In other cities, we usually stay at the Ritz, Four Seasons or Rosewood. Vegas hotels claiming 5-stars are laughable. However, the lack of a casino in the MO made this hotel a world away from other Vegas hotels. As the lobby is on the same level as the restaurant, I was thrilled to see a check-in desk with no line. The lobby was both beautiful and modern. And, it was quiet. After five trips to Vegas, I vowed never to come back unless there was an alternative to the large, over crowded hotels completely devoid of service. The MO has given me hope I can come back to Vegas, stay at a truly 5-star hotel, still take in some shows, gamble when I choose to do so but then retreat to a quiet oasis.
Thanks MO! We will be back to Twist and to stay at your property!