Wichcraft at MGM Grand
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Daily, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Average Check $10-$15/person
Tom Colicchio's 'wichcraft combines the Craft ethic of great ingredients and careful execution with the ease and accessibility of a sandwich - or as co-founder Sisha Ortuzar describes it, "it's Craft between two pieces of bread!"
From MGM Grand Web Site
Sample Menu Items
Fried egg with bacon, gorgonzola and frisée on ciabatta roll
Roasted Pork Loin with red cabbage, jalapenos and mustard on ciabatta roll
Sicilian Tuna with fennel, black olives and lemon on baguette
Mavens Overview: Wichcraft
Wichcraft at MGM Grand is a Tom Colicchio restaurant. Tom Colicchio is a celebrity Chef of TV fame on Bravo's "Top Chef", on which is is the head Judge. Tom Colicchio has also won awards from the James Beard Foundation. Tom brings all his fame and talents to bear on the production of gourmet sandwiches.
Given Tom Colicchio's talents it is surprising how mixed the Internet Buzz is on Wichcraft, even adjusting the Buzz for those that ding Wichcraft for high prices. The following buzz exemplifies many comments:
we soon discovered, 'wichcraft's sandwiches only sounded tantalizing, and proved to be meekly flavored and inconsistently prepared.
There is positive Internet Buzz, such as: I got a panini with delicious roast chicken, roasted red peppers, mozzarella cheese, and pesto sauce. It really was a very tasty sandwich; all high quality ingredients that go very well together and were assembled in a delicious, coherent way.
Internet Buzz: Wichcraft
- I ordered the chicken sandwich and it was remarkable. They cut whole chicken breast into slices and place them with the most luscious, stretchy, amazing mozzarella I've ever had in my life. The seasoning on everything was perfect as well. And the pannini bread was to die for. The perfect crispy crust.
- Ok place but pretty overpriced for what it is.
- An excellent place for a decent price and tasty bites. (much better than the food court). The line can get long, but the sandwiches are worth it.
- This was a real disappointment. Being a huge Tom Colicchio fan, I wanted to like...no... love this place...my Mozzarella, Provolone, Roasted Tomato and Olive Pannini The Mozzarella had too much water, which made the bread soggy. The Tomatoes and Olives were flavorless and needed salt. The Provolone was nonexistent.
- Their combo deal is a good one, but their sandwiches are mediocre. I got the goat cheese and avocado sandwich, which was delicious, for sure, but I feel like I could replicate it with the exact same ingredients, but it would taste better. That's not a good sign to me when I'm paying so much for a sandwich.
- I had the Meatloaf sandwich with cheddar, bacon, and tomato relish on ciabatta. The heavy, filling, satisfying comfort taste of the meatloaf with the tomato relish melds PERFECTLY with the salty sweet bacon and sharp cheddar. At around $10 this is one of your best options in the MGM if you are on a budget.
- For around $13, I got a panini with delicious roast chicken, roasted red peppers, mozzarella cheese, and pesto sauce. It really was a very tasty sandwich; all high quality ingredients that go very well together and were assembled in a delicious, coherent way.
- I ordered the Roasted Pork Loin with red cabbage, jalapenos and mustard on ciabatta roll. It wasn't anything special. The red cabbage added a good crunchy texture to the sandwich, but the pork was so dry that I had to wash it down with some coke after each bite.
- we soon discovered, 'wichcraft's sandwiches only sounded tantalizing, and proved to be meekly flavored and inconsistently prepared. I chose the pork and coppa panini, and the meat had been razed in such a way that its mouthfeel resembled sawdust. The sandwich lacked any welcome crunch of fresh veggies, but was evenly grilled. The mozzarella sandwich fared better, though its olives and tomatoes still seemed muted.