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10 Sep 2010

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

I'll say it loud, I'll say it proud - I ♥ Las Vegas!

Some people may think it's tacky, but not me. I plan to be a polyester clad, Hawaiian print, sun visor wearing, slot machine playing granny enjoying my free cocktails.  Mr.B may have other ideas though.

I've been a few times already and have stayed at the Monte Carlo, Planet Hollywood formerly the Aladdin, and MGM Grand.

My last visit though was back in 2006 for Mr.B's birthday, and since then there has been a whole crop of new hotels that have popped up along the strip just waiting for me to come and stay  - or so I would like to think.

In fact, opening later on this year on December 15 is The Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas and based on these pictures, I wouldn't say no to staying here.

So, anyone up for a trip to Vegas then?

Photo Credit: All images taken from The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
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13 May 2010

I Could Eat...

Maybe because I am already thinking about lunch, or maybe because I am wanting a mega trip to Las Vegas - but all I can think of right now are all the wasted meals that I didn't finish when I was last there.

Does that ever happen to anyone else? You know when your meal was sooo good but you were just too full to finish it that you just had to leave it, but the memory of it and how it tasted has stayed with you along with the regret of not eating it all. No? Ok, just me then.

Well one of my fave meals that I never finished was at Wolfgang Pucks Bar & Grill at the MGM Grand.

I think US portion size is well documented, so after my chicken salad with noodles for starter I was already stuffed. (You know it was good by the fact I remember this meal!) For my main I ordered a full rack of BBQ ribs with corn bread...yuuuuuuuum. I managed two ribs and a bit of corn bread and then had to leave the rest. Between what I left unfinished and what Mr B left - it was still a lot of food. Oh to have that for dinner tonight...

Anyway, I have scoured Mr. Puck's website and for images of the dishes that we had but to no avail. I'm not even sure if these meals are still on the menu, as this memory is from a trip back in 2006. (Yes I know I am insane for pining for a meal that was four years ago). So instead I will get your saliva glands jumping with these tasty images.
Sautéed Maine Crab Cakes with Basil Aioli
You can't go wrong with a Rib-eye Steak
 Ohhh, now I really want a steak and a trip to Vegas!

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