Sunday, October 10, 2010

A Few Days in Vegas

Life has been crazy lately!   My brother surprised me recently with the news that he was getting married - in 3 weeks! - in Vegas!    I had never been to Las Vegas and honestly never really had the desire to go there.  Matt and I booked our flight and headed out on Friday night.  We stayed at The Venetian Hotel where the wedding took place.  Our suite was really nice and had a great view of the City with the mountains in the background.   My brother was in one of the amazing "rock star" suites.  We had a great time just hanging out in my brother's suite enjoying plenty of good wine that he brought from California.

We also enjoyed plenty of good food.  My two favorite meals while visiting were chicken and waffles from Bouchon and Wagyu steak from Valentino's.  Both restaurants were located right in The Venetian Hotel and the food at each was absolutely delicious.  Our server at Valentino's was so cute and said "don't worry, all of us foodies take pictures of our food" when I was embarrassed at being caught with my camera out!  Unfortunately, I didn't have my camera with me for the wedding dinner.  The cake was from Freed's bakery in Las Vegas and was awesome! 

What I didn't do in Vegas - gamble, see a show, or go to a nightclub...  I really am not a Las Vegas person but I am glad that I went just this once.  I have never seen my brother happier.  I also now know why Las Vegas is called "Sin City"! 

La Bistecca: Australian “Wagyu” Flat Iron Steaks Tagliata Served with Arugola Salad and Sautéed Zucchini 

Whole Young Chicken Cooked Under a Brick Served with Spinach Risotto (Matt's dinner)
Chicken & Waffles - Roasted chicken, bacon and chive waffle, Tahitian vanilla bean butter, sauce chasseur

In the past two weeks I've been to Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Las Vegas.  I am glad to be home!  My daughters are also both home for the weekend, so I am happy as can be.  I have missed checking out my favorite blogs.  I promise to visit next week! 


  1. Welcome home - all fun travels for you. I am nt a gambler but Las Vegas does dish up good food!

  2. Congrats to your brother! Looks like you had a amazing trip. I always wanted to go to Vegas and your photos of that delicious looking food makes me want to go even more!

  3. A huge congrats to your brother! How fun to get married in Vegas. Looks like the food was amazing on your trip -- I would love to try the waffles & chicken!

  4. What a fun time in Vegas. It looks like you ate very well!

  5. Congrats to your brother! How fun that you got to travel to Vegas. I have never been but I have heard it's a BLAST!!! :)

  6. It looks like you had a great time there! Yummy food.



  7. Everyone thinks of Vegas as a den of inequity. It isn't. The shows are wonderful (so sorry you didn't take time to see the "O" show at Bellagio) and the restaurants are divine. Shopping is fun too. And sightseeing...from fine art to Liberace's museum to the famous white wedding chapel.
    Glad you had a good time and congrats to your brother!

  8. Its so nice to finally get home, but eating in different cities can be a wonderful thing! I am glad youi got to sample some of the foodie wonders of Vegas!