So, it’s been far too long since I promised to share my Las Vegas extravaganza with you! So, even though I’m still stuffed to the brim with turkey and can’t wait to read about what you all were eating last Thursday…I’m going back to Vegas.
Appropriate for a Monday dontcha think??
Guys, this was my first trip to Las Vegas and I LOVED it! There is so much to see I felt like I was walking around with googly eyes the whole time (and I probably was!). I’m not the best gambler, but I did try my hand at some slot machines and a little bit of roulette and blackjack. Funny thing about Vegas is…you never seem to win when you gamble. Hmmmm…..
In between gambling, sight seeing, and LOTS of people watching, we ate some really, really good food. My favorite meal was at Bouchon. Living near wine country, Thomas Keller is kinda a big deal, so I was really excited to try this restaurant and it totally lived up to my expectations. Especially the chocolate croissant. If it’s possible for a single food item to change your life this chocolate croissant did it for me. We ate really well in Vegas, but it was definitely the best thing I had the whole trip. I’d go back to Vegas just to pick me up another one of those crunchy, buttery, chocolatey, pieces of heaven.
I’m drooling on my keyboard.
Another fantastic meal was the buffet at the Wynn hotel. This buffet was the size of an airplane hanger! There was every type of food you could possibly want or hope for, and an entire room devoted to dessert! As you can see I took full advantage.
It was all great, but the homemade ice cream was the best. They were making it right there in front of me! I got chocolate (complete with chocolate chunks!) and coffee (again with the chocolate chunks!) and ate every last bite. There will be time to work out later, right??
Speaking of dessert…
It seemed like everywhere we turned there was another fantastic chocolate/pastry/dessert/goodie shop with beautiful delicacies like these just waiting for me to snatch them up! Let me tell you they were just as delicious as they were beautiful.
Can you imagine taking a platter of fruit/cookies/marshmallows/pretzels/etc. to this giant chocolate fountain?? Heaven.
Between all that eating, we had lots of fun too! I say my first Cirque Du Soleil show!
It was so great! There was so much going on I didn’t know where to look! A couple times I even had to cover my eyes because I was sure one of those crazy acrobats was going to drop directly into my lap at any moment.
And then there was the whole reason for the trip…
Garth Brooks! I’ve love Garth since I was a little kid and seeing him in concert was always on my bucket list. My wonderful hubby got me tickets for what turned out to be his very last show at the Wynn. It was amazing. I laughed. I cried. I sang along like a maniac. It was a perfect night.
We even stopped for dessert after
Such a wonderful trip! Back tomorrow with a new recipe! Now, back to seeing if I can mail order those chocolate croissants….