I think the people at Wicked Creative must love me. Why else would they invite me to see Fantasy and then allow me to eat and drink at Public House?
Ahh Public House; meat and beer galore!
On this particular evening the chef prepared a special sampling meal for the guests. We dined on tasty bites such as crisp oysters ( in the shell with golden raisins and cider gastrique), pork belly on polenta, short ribs and octopus. The meaty bites were quite lovely and any chef willing to send out a spoon to use on short ribs is confident in their tenderness (as well he should be).
Add to all the meat an amazing beer selection (both in variety and price). And oh the things they do with that beer! One of the waiters pegged me for an IPA guy (and he was right) and suggested I try the Bitter Hottie (IPA, Sriracha, fresh lime, celery bitters, served in a glass with a salted rim). I was pretty sure I’d died and found that heaven exists in a glass of bitter beer and hot sauce. Seriously, this is going to be my go-to drink once I get the recipe down.
The desserts were a bit hit or miss. The chocolate Stout Cake missed the mark mostly due to the cake (the malted milk whip cream, stout pudding and bacon crispies were great) and the Irish Coffee Cheesecake was simply a cheesecake without any wow factor. However, the Hazelnut Brown Ale Float (that’s right kids, beer and ice cream) was great and the Banana Pecan Macarons were exquisite, moist with a subtle hint of banana.
Overall, Public House is a great place to get an upscale meat-centric (it’s a word) meal and drown your sorrows in a myriad of beers. Plan on spending some money, but save by avoiding dessert. Hey, it’s one more beer you can drink.
Public House is located in the Venetian on the Casino level across from the Blue Man Theater.
My dining experience was provided by Wicked Creative, however the decision to glut myself on the food provided and then tell you how much I enjoyed it was all my own.