THIS IS HOW WE VEGAS

THIS IS HOW WE VEGAS

THIS IS HOW WE VEGAS

Yes, we have an ongoing LOVE AFFAIR with French Cuisine. And Italian, and Spanish, and California and so on and so on. We also have a LOVE AFFAIR with Vegas. THE Foodie Paradise where gorgeous restaurants are designed as if money-were-no-object, with the highest concentration of World-Class chefs, and our favorite alfresco-dining galore. Yes, we love to play blackjack (thanks Dr. Thorp), take long walks along the strip early in the morning, spend time at the spa and pools, and take in the fabulous shows  – but truth be told, it’s the food that is our main attraction. THIS is how we Vegas, last weekend:

Bardot Brasserie by Michael Mina – Aria

Lavo Italian Restaurant – The Palazzo

Lago by Julian Serrano – The Bellagio

Giada by Giada De Laurentiis – The Cromwell

This Is How We Vegas

Bardot Brasserie by Michael Mina – Aria

“Years of French cuisine comes alive in Michael Mina’s latest work, a tribute to Parisian Brasserie fare. An intriguingly delicious place to sip a cocktail and indulge in French cuisine.  The décor is inspired by early film noir, Bardot’s mix of low lighting and dramatic shadows sets the mood for a little bit of playful trouble.”

Bardot Brasserie by Michael Mina - Aria

Bardot Brasserie by Michael Mina - Aria

  • LE DÉTROIT bombay dry gin, canton ginger liqueur, green chartreuse, lime, cilantro
  • AND GOD CREATED WOMAN citadelle gin, byrrh, lemon, st-germain, angostura bitters
  • PRIDE viognier
  • SOLDATT grenache

Bardot Brasserie by Michael Mina - Aria

Bardot Brasserie by Michael Mina - Aria

  • PRIME STEAK TARTARE ground to order, sauce verte, egg yolk, gaufrette potatoes
  • MUSSELS MARINIÈRES garlic butter, dolin vermouth, fines herbes, warm baguette
  • HERITAGE CHICKEN RÔTI 1/2 free-range chicken, mushroom bread pudding, green beans, sauce vin jaune
  • POMMES SALARDAISES  french fries, black truffle

Bardot Brasserie by Michael Mina - Aria

Favorite Dish at Bardot Brasserie:

Favorite Dish at Bardot Brasserie

  • PARISIAN GNOCCHI black trumpet mushrooms, celery root, goat cheese, roasted garlic cream

Lavo Italian Restaurant – The Palazzo

“We can’t get enough of alfresco dining in Vegas. LAVO is our new fave for enjoying the outdoors and bubbly, simultaneously.”

Lavo Italian Restaurant - The Palazzo

Lavo Italian Restaurant - The Palazzo

  • 16 oz. Kobe Meatball – With Fresh Whipped Ricotta
  • Breakfast Mac & Cheese – Two Fried Eggs, Truffled Shells, Panchetta

Bottomless Brunch

Trouble in Paradise: For $30 a truly bottomless mimosa. Bottomless means try them all. This is how we Vegas, yep.

Breakfast Mac & Cheese

LAVO Restaurant The Palazzo Las Vegas

Favorite Dish at LAVO:

16 oz. Kobe Meatball

“The world’s most photographed meatball.”

Lago by Julian Serrano – The Bellagio

“Tour the bolder side of Italy with innovative small plates at Lago by Julian Serrano. James Beard Award-winning chef Julian Serrano sets the evening in motion with his stunning interpretation of Italian tapas. Dine fountain-side, overlooking the dancing famous Fountains of Bellagio.”

Lago by Julian Serrano - The Bellagio

Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes Blanc

  • Clos de l’Oratoire des Papes Blanc

The harmonious blend of White Grenache 30%, Clairette 30%, Roussane 30%, and Bourboulenc 10% – offers a lively and crisp wine with floral notes and aromas of juicy pear, white peach and a hint of honey. It is ripe and fat on the mid-palate with good balance of acidity and a long, fresh and mineral finish.

Lago by Julian Serrano - The Bellagio

  • BRUSCHETTA AL POMODORO | tomatoes | basil | garlic oil
  • ‘NDUJA | spicy pork sausage | gorgonzola

Lago by Julian Serrano - The Bellagio

Lago by Julian Serrano - The Bellagio

  • CESARE | baby romaine | anchovy dressing | ciabatta crouton
  • FUNGHI TRIFOLATI | mushrooms | olive oil | parsley
  • BRANZINO LIVORNESE | capers | olives | tomatoes
  • BISTECCA | 1lb bone-in rib eye | roasted potatoes | asparagus | roasted garlic

Lago by Julian Serrano - The Bellagio

Favorite Dish at Lago:

Our Favorite - The Risotto @ Lago by Julian Serrano - The Bellagio

  • RISOTTO AL VINO ROSSO | red wine | burrata

Giada by Giada De Laurentiis – The Cromwell

“Giada feels like Giada truly designed it herself. It is a charming space  – light, comfortable, natural. Her menu is based on Italian cuisine with fresh, Californian influences.”

Giada by Giada De Laurentiis - The Cromwell

  • Lemon Pesto Grilled Cheese with heirloom tomatoes, zucchini scapecce
  • Strawberry Polenta Waffle fresh strawberries, grilled pineapple, accompanied by Nutella
  • Sausage, Egg & Spinach on Brioche, lemon potatoes

Favorite Dish at Giada:

Giada by Giada De Laurentiis - The Cromwell

  • Smoked Salmon & Avocado “SLAT,” Arugula Salad, Poached Eggs on Side

Entertainment – Old School Vegas

Frank Sinatra by bob anderson

We thoroughly enjoyed going back in time to experience Vegas entertainment of yesteryear. FRANK The Man. The Music. a grand theatrical production honoring the life and music of the most famous entertainer of all time, Frank Sinatra. Conceptualized and brought to life by an all-star creative team, FRANK The Man. The Music. has been called the most authentic reenactment of a Frank Sinatra concert ever performed on the live stage at The Palazzo Theatre.  (from The Venetian here).

All Photos: #ShotOniPhone6

Vegas Memory Lane

They Is How We Vegas

Links to some of our Vegas favorite meals over the years…This Is How We Vegas!

French Dining Tour of Vegas

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

Gastronomic Wonderland!

Hitting The Las Vegas Culinary Jackpot

Las Vegas Libations!

Eating Las Vegas by Day

UPDATE: 

Thanks Giada!

GIADA VEGAS

3 thoughts on “THIS IS HOW WE VEGAS”

  1. Thanks, Lori, I have been waiting for this. I look forward to re-visiting LV as a tourist for the 5-weeks of the holidays. This is great.

  2. Oh dear!! Suddenly I realize exactly how long I have not been to Vegas 🙂 !! Knew about all the new buildings which had arisen out of the sand but the last time I visited this kind of food opulence surely was not around! Love making a red wine risotto myself . . .

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