I was fortunate to be traveling with girls who love good food! Each night we dined somewhere nice and mostly had good things to say. The Eiffel Tower vegan dinner on Wednesday was great, as was the roasted mushroom and onion pizza from Wolfgang Puck’s Spago on Thursday.
But you already heard about that!
Friday night we dined at Gordon Ramsey Steak – the new restaurant at the Paris resort/casino and the prize for the most recent season of Hell’s Kitchen. I’ll be honest…..I watch the show and for me, eating there was more about meeting Christina (the winner) and seeing CT get SO excited to be there (she’s a huge fan of the show also) than it was about the food for me. Gordon Ramsey is known to be a relative jackass when it comes to accommodating veggie people. He’s admittedly lied about using chicken stock, etc.
So here’s my review. They were stumped on what to do for me. I was given the market green salad without the meats and cheeses…so it was an iceberg wedge with a side of olive oil and red wine vinegar. Not very inspiring. My main dish, which was off menu, looked fun, but was very bland. It was essentially a warmish brussel sprout salad over a purple potato mash (that didn’t taste like anything). Don’t get me wrong….it wasn’t bad…but my food is significantly better. CT and AC enjoyed their dishes. Word is HBF’s was salty. But did I mention we met Christina?? Pic below 🙂
Saturday night was at Yellowtail at the Bellagio. Fantastic! I had a carafe of cold sake served in bamboo, to-die for edamame (one was a spicy-sweet chili oil one), agadashi tofu, tempura veggies, and veggie rolls. We ordered a ton and ate family style, so there was plenty. The girls got into my food photography and helped arrange plates and provided diffused lighting via this cell phone lights!
Hee hee. Such a funny thought. Walking in heels is enough of a workout. Calf muscles and blisters are rockin.
I have learned two valuable lessons.
1 – relying on an iPad app to teach yourself the fine intricacies of a game like craps lulls you into a false sense of awesomeness and ability.
2 – craps is fun, but I still have very little clue about what I’m actually doing.
I have the basics down and some great guys working at the casino helped the best they could. I went way up and way down all weekend. Broke even(ish), had fun, and there was plenty of vodka cranberries to be had. Fun times.
We ended the festivities by attending a late night showing of Cirque du Soleil’s “O”. It was absolutely brilliant. These athletes should be in the Olympics!
Over our nearly 5 days there, we did some shopping, people watching, gambling, and lots of picture taking. Not too many over indulgences of any kind (at least none that I’m going to tell you about)! We were essentially very well behaved ladies. Trust me 😉