Food in the Silver State has evolved massively from the days of $2.99 steak and eggs in the back of the casino. Now visitors can choose roasted beef wellington with glazed root vegetables, potato puree and a red wine sauce for two for $101 at Gordon Ramsay Steak in Caesars Paris Las Vegas. The reasons for that shift include Dow Jones trends, demographic preferences and a few visionary pioneers at the front and back of the house.
While the trend started in Las Vegas more than two decades ago, the lure of celebrity chef-driven food has enveloped almost all of the event destinations in Nevada, from the bright lights of Vegas to the mountain peaks and valleys of Reno-Tahoe and the rural far reaches of Winnemucca. Each city has its own regional interpretation on foodie culture and all are making it easier for groups to indulge.