I’m a huge Scott Conant fan so getting to attend his Tastemakers event last month at the brand new Masso Osteria at Red Rock was a huge deal for me! I loved DOCG when it was open at Cosmopolitan and I literally cried the day Eater Vegas reported that it closed. His Salted Caramel Budino is hands down my favorite dessert so I was thrilled to see it make a comeback at the new restaurant!
When Stephanie and I arrived at Masso, we honestly fan girled just a little… okay, maybe a lot. Scott Conant was honestly so sweet and chatted with us and let us take photos. Throughout the meal, he kept checking on us and was the most amazing host ever (and he’s beautiful).
The event menu was INSANE- when they say tasting menu, they aren’t kidding! We literally felt like we had tried the entire menu by the time we left! We couldn’t eat the food fast enough- every single time we broke into a dish, something new and even more amazing appeared!
We started with the Recco Style Garlic Bread, House Made Focaccia, and House-Made Stromboli.
Our next course was the Kale Salad, Antipasto Salad, Tuna Crudo, Classic Meatballs, Wood Roasted Clams Casino, and Wood Roasted Prawns.
For pastas, we tried the Pasta Al Pomodoro (I was super excited for this one because I’d tried it at an event a couple years ago and it was divine), Tagliatelle, Squid Ink Rigatoni, and Paccheri.
For main courses, we had the Tagliata Di Manzo, Cedar Roasted Whole Sea Bass, Wood Roasted Chicken, and Veal Chop Parmigiana. They also brought out a bunch of sides like the Beet Salad, Brussels Sprouts, Marble Potatoes, and Escarole della Nonna.
Finally, we were insanely full by the time dessert rolled around; however, you don’t skip dessert at a Scott Conant restaurant! My beloved Salted Caramel Budino was on the menu along with a Tiramisu Affogato and Basil Chocolate Mousse. I’m definitely coming back to sample the rest of the dessert menu ASAP!
We had so much fun celebrating the arrival of Masso Osteria! A huge thank you to Masso, Red Rock, and Chef Scott Conant for the amazing evening!!!