Thursday, September 3, 2009

viva las vegas

lets just state the obvious here. it's been a little while since we've posted something. catk and i have been getting some pretty humorous messages regarding the lack of posts, such as:
-foodisstale
-i've been checking your site daily, and all i get is brownies =\
-when is the next blog??? i'm hungry! there are at least 460 others who are hungry as well...

good to know our readers are hungry for a new post (no pun intended). my excuse...i have senioritis. i have been so busy this summer with weddings (i kid you not, i attended 6 weddings this summer and i still have 3 more to go this fall), bridal showers, baby showers, milestone birthday parties and not to mention, my one year wedding anniversary. which is a great segway to the real content of this post...VEGAS EATS!

for our one year anniversary, my husband and i went to las vegas to celebrate. since the traditional year 1 anniversary gift is paper, we thought we go make some papers in vegas. lucky for us, vegas has become a culinary mecca for rockstar chefs (not to mention where this season's Top Chef is being taped). so we made a game plan of all the places we wanted to check out. after hours of research, recommendations and reading reviews, the result came to this...Daniel Boulud, L'atelier Joel Robuchon and Bouchon.


Daniel Boulud Brasserie (Wynn)
3131 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89136
(888) 320-7110

started off with the shellfish plateau

onion soup (guinness beer, gruyère cheese, beef shank)
the original ny db burger: sirloin burger stuffed with braised short ribs, foie gras, and black truffle on a parmesan bun



L'atelier de Joel Robuchon (MGM Grand)
3799 Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 891-7925


amuse bouche....poached egg
eggplant, anchovies and peppers
mediterranean vegetables layered with buffalo mozzarella (zucchini, eggplant, sun dried tomatoes and buffalo mozz)

crispy langoustine fritter with basil pesto
braised pork belly with confit sweet onion
selection of imported cheese
selection of gelato/sorbets

selection of tarts
compliments from the chef: triple chocolate


Bouchon (Venetian)
3355 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 414-6200

how happy was i to see this sign? answer: uber bliss

seasonal homemade jam: cherry

croque madame

roasted chicken and bacon/chive waffle

served with tahitian vanilla bean butter, sauce chasseur (bacon/mushroom), and maple syrup

we took the beignets to go
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for those of you who are planning to go to vegas for the long weekend, check out some of the great deals during vegas restaurant week.


bon appétit~!

2 comments:

  1. That is a heavy hitting Vegas itin. I see at least $5000 in dining out cost alone for 2. Personally, I prefer something off the strip like.. Grimaldi's or.. Raku. Congrats on your anniversary!

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