If you’ve been reading my Tweets, you’ll know that yesterday I booked tickets for a June trip to Las Vegas. Flight sales are one benefit of the crappy economy!
Last night I started trolling Chowhound for Vegas eating tips. The one and only time I’ve been to Vegas I was on a relatively strict budget and stuck to buffets (mmm the Bellagio was my fav at the time). I’ll probably do that still, but I want to squeeze in a few other foods too.
I’m thinking maybe one big blowout meal at a fancy-schmancy place. That’s what I did when I went to London, and I had a fantastic time. Nobu, Bouchon, Joel Robuchon, Daniel Boulud, CraftSteak, Bar Charlie, Guy Savoy, Michael Mina… there are so many possibilities. I suspect I am leaning towards Bouchon or Joel Robuchon – partly because I’ve been dying for years to find out what Thomas Keller’s food tastes like and I have no idea when or if I’ll ever end up at the French Laundry, and partly because I’ve heard so many good things about Joel Robuchon’s food and ended up not going to the location in Hong Kong like I had originally planned.
A visit to an In-N-Out and at least one Mexican place is on the list too. As for buffets, I’ll probably go back to the lunch one at the Bellagio. Maybe will try the one at the Paris, and I’ve heard the Wynn’s is excellent. And I know the Spice Market (old Aladdin, now Planet Hollywood) one gets lots of great reviews, but I ate there during my first visit and while it was good it certainly didn’t wow me.
Am open to any suggestions. Getting excited and it’s three months away! I better do extra gym visits in that time to make up for all the calories I’m going to be consuming….