The 2009 opening of the $8.5 billion CityCenter upped the ante with another huge handful of big name chefs, while the arrival of Gordon Ramsay as well as recent restaurant openings at the Wynn have kept the culinary cognoscenti chattering.
Alongside celebrity chefs from around the world, Las Vegas offers master sommeliers in charge of wine cellars of such depth that oenophiles swoon with pleasure. The James Beard award-winning chef Bradley Ogden has been quoted as saying that "the top 100 restaurants in the country [are] within a two-mile radius."
Apart from New York and maybe San Francisco, no other city in the US offers such a breadth of culinary talent in such spectacular settings. To help you with your gustatory peregrinations, here’s a list of five hot dining spots in Vegas (plus one for a killer hangover brunch).