July 29, 2014
Inside the Bellagio is a rather famous place for chocolate: Jean Philippe Patisserie. Jean Philippe’s patisserie is famous for not just its pastries and other baked goods like amazing looking cakes, but its 27-foot tall chocolate fountain. Now when I say 27-foot chocolate fountain, I’m guessing you’re imagining a very different fountain than the one you’ll see inside the Bellagio. In fact, the round fondue-type fountain that you’re thinking right now is what I had in mind, too. The real fountain you find here, though, is very different. There are actually three parts to it: milk chocolate, white chocolate, and dark chocolate. And while I wouldn’t personally describe it as a fountain, because that seems a bit deceiving, this chocolate device certainly is very tall and very interesting to look at.
But, to be honest, I really was more intrigued by the colorful and amazing looking desserts and crepes than the chocolate fountain itself!
A Las Vegas-style chocolate photo adventure:
July 26, 2014
BLT Burger is not the only amazing place to eat at The Mirage. One of the things you cannot really skip when in Las Vegas is feasting at a buffet. We’ve found that lunch is usually the best deal. With my family, we decided on The Mirage’s Cravings Buffet. Since we happened to be there on a holiday weekend, it ended up that the lunch and dinner buffets were the same price so we decided to show up right at the end of lunch and also get a taste of their dinner offerings — it was mostly the same foods. Personally, while the gelato bar and sushi offerings weren’t so great, I would most definitely say that the carving station was a highlight!
Craving a photo adventure:
July 22, 2014
Harry Birthday Baba!
Located inside the Wynn, SW Steakhouse is considered one of Las Vegas’ absolute best steakhouses and a must-visit if you’re a fan of steak. Since my dad most certainly is a fan of steak and his Las Vegas bucket list consisted of eating steak, we found SW Steakhouse for he and my mom to visit. It worked out because celebrated his birthday and the restaurant even brought out a little free birthday dessert for them at the end of their meal. They decided on the Chile Rubbed Double Rib Eye (which serves two). Just looking at the pictures tells me the food was pretty awesome, but my parents are pretty hard to please when it comes to fancy food so they just said that it was OK. Oh well …
A steakhouse in Las Vegas photo adventure:
July 20, 2014
One evening, my sisters and I ate at BLT Burger. Located inside The Mirage, BLT Burger was on the Food channel and even won a contest for having the best burger in Las Vegas. Its Route 80 Burger holds that honor. BLT Burger also offers delicious alcoholic and non-alcoholic shakes. Since there were three of us, we each decided to order a different burger with a different shake so we could try as many options as possible. All I can say is yum! While the burgers were delicious, the shakes really stole the show here. Not only were the shakes huge, they had such awesome flavors! The definitely left full and satisfied!
Shakes (left to right): Nut Job, The All Nighter, Night Rider
July 18, 2014