I've been meaning for some time to go to one of the José Andrés restaurants. It just so happens that he's got a couple in Las Vegas, and among them, China Poblano was on David's list, too, so that's where we went.
According to our waiter, the restaurant is a "modern take" on Chinese and Mexican food. That phraseology bugs me. I think the phrase "a modern take on.." has become completely overused, thanks mostly to reality competition cooking shows.
The food was delicious. We started with a tuna ceviche, then moved to the Kao Lao Lao, which were steamed oat noodles with a tiger dipping sauce. I don't know who invented the concept of "dipping sauce" but that person should win a Nobel Prize.
Then we had the twenty vegetable fried rice, followed by one taco for each of us. I ordered the Viva China taco, which was beef tendon and kumamoto oyster. Very unusual, but really, really good.
Finally, at the end, we got the Dan Dan Mian, which were wheat noodles, spicy pork and peanuts. Everything was good--though the oat noodles were kind of odd, it was a fun experience. But I think those wheat noodles at the end were the real standouts.
So, that's the first restaurant on my "need to eat there" list. The list is still in development, but I've started to actually write it down, over on my Lists Page.