Plateau - Jackpot, Nevada 2/2009
Nestled inside Cactus Pete’s Casino in Jackpot Nevada, the Plateau is a hidden treasure where you can slip away and enjoy not only the quiet but also some delicious food. Reservations are recommended and last seating is at 9:30PM; open Wednesday –Sunday. They offer booths for cozy conversation or tables for 4 or more guests
The menu offers appetizers of jumbo shrimp cocktails, oysters on the half shell, which I might add were succulent and fresh. The liquor was fresh and one could not tell you were not on the ocean front. They also offer lollipop lamb chops and lobster pot pie to name but a few choices. Two choices of soup, French onion and lobster bisque.
There are five salad options; a regular house, an ice berg creation to mirror the 1950’s hearts of lettuce, a Caesar and spinach salad, created and dressed table side for a minimum of two guests. To round it out they offer a Quinoa duck salad (roasted leg of duck) served with a sherry mustard vinaigrette.
Entrees include roasted free range chicken, duck, filet tips, prime rib and venison chops. From the broiler you can dine on rib eye, New York strip, garlic stuffed filet, filet mignon or a combination of filet and lobster. Seafood selections include cedar plank salmon, shrimp scampi, seafood fettuccine, sea bass, tempura fried lobster tail or regular old lobster tails.
You can round out the entrée with asparagus with Hollandaise or perhaps mouth watering potatoes au gratin they also offer an additional lobster tail or Oscar style, crab, asparagus with hollandaise if you choose. Several dessert items, cheesecake, flambé bananas Dulce de Leche or sorbet to name a few. I might add they make a wonder full pressed coffee.
Our dinner consisted of the special of the day, a combination plate of Frenched loin chops of venison and lamb and accompanied with a nice roasted breast of duck. It is served with a cherry reduction infused with rosemary. To compliment the main course we selected a nice California wine, a Guenoc Victorian Claret which has subtle undertones of cherry from the Guenoc vineyards of Middleton California.
Prices range from $20.00 for the chicken to $50.00 for twin lobster tails, most are mid range with the soup and salads under $10.00. Appetizers range from $7.00 to $14.00 and for those of you who have a sweet tooth; desserts are all under $10.00
Truly a find in the middle of nowhere, Jackpot is located just over the Idaho-Nevada border 49 miles from Twin Falls, Idaho. You either want to go there or you’re on your way to Wells or Elko, or you’re lost. But if you find yourself ambling down the highway towards Twin Falls, consider the additional 50 or so miles and stop in, you won’t regret it.