The famed chef Joel Robuchon has several outposts in Las Vegas, but to get a taste of this Parisian virtuoso’s talent costs about as much as a car payment (and yes, I am talking about a GOOD car, i.e. $300 per person or more WITHOUT taking into account the wines you choose). His reputation and talent have earned him more Michelin stars than any other chef in the world, but with the economic climate today, even Joel Robuchon now has two special prix fixe menus at his restaurants in Las Vegas.

His namesake restaurant Joel Robochon, has two to six course menus that range from $89-$195 per person. This is truly a bargain since one main course here is easily $100, so to get six works of palate art for $195 is a steal. There are several choices for each course to suit every taste: seafood choices include Crevette Royale, shitake mushroom stuffed with a tiger prawn mousse, ginger and shrimp broth; meat choices include duck and seared foie gras in a cherry sauce and fresh almonds; dessert choices offer strawberries and Champagne Rose over fresh mango granite with crunchy red fruits.

The more casual L’Atelier offers even less expensive options with a $39 prix fixe menu of three courses all served within 15 minutes before 6:45pm. Choices here include snapper tartare layered with crispy potatoes, stuffed lamb shoulder with parsley ravioli, and a Harry’s berries strawberry sable tart.

It isn’t often that you get to savor the tastes of a Master Chef at artful prices, so save yourself the airfare and jet lag by heading over to Robuchon’s restaurants in Las Vegas.