Tender cuts of veal make up some of the best dishes at French and Italian restaurants. Here’s a look at five restaurants in Las Vegas that serve up the best veal chops.
The New York eatery is one of the toughest reservations to get, but not in Vegas where two 10-table rooms duplicate the original in East Harlem. Try the veal Parmigana with a veal chop pounded thin with the bone still in, then dredged in flour and deep fried to create the crust. Rao’s uses its own marinara sauce and tops it with mozzarella cheese. Or try Frank Pellegrino Jr.’s favorite dish — veal chops with hot and sweet cherry peppers. The bone-in veal chop is pan-seared then finished in the oven. The hot and sweet cherry peppers are heated in a sauce made of the reduced brining/vinegar liquid they come in, and mounted with butter. The chop is then returned to the pan with the hot and sweet peppers and sauce, and basted with the slightly spicy, rich and bright sauce to complete the cooking process.
3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; 702-731-7110
Chef Scott Conant’s Las Vegas outpost of his modern Italian restaurant Scarpetta offers a pancetta-wrapped veal loin with sweetbreads and winter vegetable ragu.
Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
3 Jean Georges Steakhouse
Jean Georges Steakhouse at Aria complements its grilled veal chops with spring onions and summer’s trend ingredient, rhubarb compote. For another variation, head to Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s other restaurant, Prime Steakhouse at the Bellagio for a veal chop with chanterelles, fava beans and spring onion cream vinaigrette.
Jean Georges Steakhouse
3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
The swanky Italian joint at the Palazzo serves its veal chops three ways. Try the veal Milanese with thinly pounded veal, fresh breadcrumbs and an arugula salad. Go for the veal Parmagiano with thinly pounded veal, spicy marinara and mozzarella cheese. Or order the rack veal chop with vinegar peppers, roasted potatoes and basil oil. Any of the three veal dishes will fill you up.
3327 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
5 Vic & Anthony’s
In Dowtown Las Vegas, try the veal chop Milanese at Vic & Anthony’s, the steakhouse at the Golden Nugget. The chop comes lightly coated in breadcrumbs and fresh Romano cheese, served with olive oil and chopped tomatoes.
Photo courtesy of the Golden Nugget
Vic & Anthony’s
129 E. Fremont St.