Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Nomming in Las Vegas

I thought I'd share some of the highlights of our recent trip to Vegas, starting at the end with the trip to Peggy Sue's Diner on the way home. I was so happy to find somewhere that wasnt another cookie cutter fast food restaurant, or strip mall sandwich. This diner had so much personality, with a dinosaur garden out back, and so much kitsch memorabilia, it made a really fun stop for us on the journey back to reality from our dreamy trip.

It was also a last indulgence of a burger topped with melty cheese, curly fries and coleslaw. Yummy!

We really enjoyed the food at the Wynn. Here's our giant brekkie from the more casual of the two brekkie restaurants, my favourite, eggs florentine and a delicious corned beef hash, with obligatory 'extra bacon' for the hubby.

His vacations always need to involve bacon for breakfast or it isnt much of a holiday for anyone. After he's had his bacon fix he's much more cheerful!

We also loved this little cocktail bar overlooking the pool at the Encore. I was thrilled that they made a fantastic Pimm's Cup and the dirty martini was pretty good too. Note that we chose to sit in the comfort of the air conditioning rather than outside!!

On the first morning we went to the fancy brekkie place at the Wynn and I enjoyed the signature white chocolate orange french toast. Very delicious, although I do usually regret such a sweet breakfast as I get a massive sugar low afterwards and am groggy for the rest of the day!

We also enjoyed 'Breakfast at Tiffanys' the diner on Las Vegas Boulevard, which was wonderful for people watching!

Bouchon in the Venetian did not disappoint for one dinner, and we were a little underwhelmed with the service at Cave in the Wynn.

I also snuck in a little pilgrimage to Retro Bakery, where I enjoyed a cherry cheesecake cupcake and a chocolate cupcake with salted caramel and a pretzel. After all this food, we found ourselves needing to escape and get some fresh air, Red Rock Canyon was the perfect place to unwind and digest. Its always surprising that such a beautiful place exists so close to the most synthetic place on earth!

1 comment:

T.v Serials said...

The ambiance, service, and food were unbelievable. This was my husband's and mine's first trip to Vegas, and our experience at BOA was a highlight. My husband and I had a very private wedding ceremony and then ate together at BOA. The manager and wait staff went above and beyond to make the evening unforgettable.