10 November 2008

does it get any better than this? -- eating in Vegas, day 3

a few weeks back, we saw a show about vegas eating on the food network and they showcased the buffets at the belliago. since michael is such a big breakfast fan, we decided to have the breakfast buffet at belliago this morning. it was wonderful and overwhelming all at the same time. the food was all very fresh and I liked it because it gave me a chance to try some new things without being tied down to one item for my whole meal. our favorites by far were the eggs benedict and eggs florentine. I have no idea how they keep their hollandaise sauce so smooth, but it was great.

since we had such a big and late breakfast, we were going to skip lunch, but then michael had a long break in the early afternoon, so he brought me sandwich sliders from café gelato at belliago out to the pool for lunch. on the tray was a roast beef sandwich with horseradish, a chicken sandwich with chiplote mayo, a ham sandwich with sweet mustard, and a sampling of pickled veggies. the sandwiches were great and really fresh. I didn't try the pickled veggies, but mike said they were really good.

for dinner that night, we went to margaritaville. while we were waiting for our table, we had just their standard margarita and it was really good (in fact, we each got one more as we left for roadies). once we were seated, michael got some blue crab and corn chowder and I got a small salad. mike was very impressed with the flavor of the chowder. we split coconut shrimp for dinner and it came with mashed potatoes and steamed veggies. I had never thought of putting mashed potatoes with fried shrimp, but they complemented each other nicely.

once we made it back to the bellagio, we decided to check out jean phillipe's for dessert. we had been there the last time we were in vegas just to see the chocolate waterfall, but we wanted to go back to sample some of their treats. we walked around looking at all the had to offer, but nothing really called to us until we saw that they had dessert crepes that they were making right before our eyes. michael settled on a nutella crepe and I went for a bananas foster crepe. we took them back up to our room and devoured them. they were everything we hoped they would be, the crepes were light and crispy and the fillings were delicious with just the right amount of whipped cream to add a touch of sweetness. hopefully I will get a chance to try more before we leave vegas.

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