Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Viva Las Vegas

Happy 2012 Everyone! Hope you enjoyed the holidays as much as we did.

My husband and I went to Las Vegas last weekend for a little getaway before all the family events that were in our then-near-future (now past). We went with great intentions to hit up all the fancy restaurants we could handle. I made reservations at four restaurants. We made it to two of them. Not bad odds for Vegas, right?

Here they are, for your viewing and salivating enjoyment:

Mesa Grill @ Caesar's Palace Quite possibly our favorite place to splurge. Great cocktails (margaritas always, and mimosas at brunch), excellent food.

Bacon and Hashbrown Quesadilla topped with a Fried Egg, Salsa, and Cotija Cheese, and Cilantro - to die for.

Blue Corn Waffle with Blackberries and Cream - delish!

Striploin Steak  with Scrambled Eggs and a variety of toppings to make breakfast tacos - yum!
Mon Ami Gabi @ Paris Las Vegas It was our first time eating at this restaurant and I loved it. Charming ambiance and definitely Parisian. The food and service were absolument superbe!

Onion Soup - full of gruyere cheese and dark carmelized onions. A bit salty, but really satisfying.

Blueberry French Toast, a side of scrambled eggs, and a decaf latte for hubby.

Moules Marinieres for me. So meaty, so good!

Moules aren't complete without Frites! These are super crispy and more like chips than fries.
And then we hit up a couple of other places without reservations:
Hubert Keller's Burger Bar @ Mandalay Bay Resort It was...okay. Burgers, beer, and really good fried sides.

Slightly disappointed in this place...the sliders were dry and didn't have much flavor. But Hubs' burger was good, as were the pepperjack potato popper-thingies. Probably won't go back to this place.
Serendipity 3 @ Caesar's Palace A must-go for a late night treat. We actually had dinner (salads) and then indulged in ice cream. The salads were actually really good. The ice cream, well...just look.

That dark stuff on the plate is hot fudge. Oh yeah.

Ok. Best sundae of my life. Vanilla and Coffee ice cream, bananas, and a SLICE OF PEANUT BUTTER PIE, topped with whipped cream, peanuts, and a cherry, of course.

No visit to Serendipity 3 is complete without a Frozen Hot Chocolate. This one was Amaretto flavored topped with candied almonds and cream. Decadent.
We ate well. Could you tell? Thankfully we only gained a couple of pounds each. :)

And totally unrelated to food, we went to see the new Cirque du Soleil show, Immortal World Tour: Michael Jackson!! It was a really great show. Awesome acrobats, dancers, sets, and the music was, of course, nostalgic, thrilling, and a wonderful tribute to MJ. The King of Pop, oh yes, he was. Go see it if you have a's on tour now.  :)

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