Eating my way through Las Vegas – A food journal

I just recently got back from Las Vegas. It was quite the culinary adventure, with celebrity chefs opening restaurants left right and centre, there is no better place to eat your way through. Here are some of the food adventures we went on while we were there!DSC03981

This creperie in the Bellagio had a 3 stream chocolate fountain. No Big Deal. DSC03982

We decided that we needed to go to at least one celebrity chef’s restaurant while we were there, and we opted for MESA, Iron Chef Bobby Flay‘s restaurant. It was honestly one of the best meals of my life. DSC03983

Here is a shot of the restaurant. It was beautiful in there!DSC03984

For appies, we for spicy shrimp tamales. Divine!DSC03985

We also got a blue corn crepe with duck in a sweet habenero sauce. This was my favourite dish. DSC03986

Here was Justin’s rabbit. It was quite hot, but delicious!DSC03987

This was my sister’s mahi mahi. The rice won as a favourite for Jeff!DSC03988

I got a Chile Ralleno. Having tasted these for the first time in Oaxaca, I just had to try Bobby Flay’s version. DSC03989

One bite and the cheese was all oozy out of the bottom. Incredible!DSC03990

We got a side dish of the sweet potato au gratin. Omg, I’m honestly salivating at the memory.

DSC03995We ordered desert, but we devoured them before I could take a picture. Churros and a sweet potato bread pudding. If you get the chance to head down to Vegas anytime soon, GO TO MESA! You will not regret it for a second. Your belly will be thanking you!

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Next door, Gordon Ramsy opened a pub. It lost to Bobby Flay’s restaurant in our decision making process, but I thought I’d include some pictures. DSC03992 DSC03993 On the first day in Vegas, we went on a food tour of Cesar’s palace with the Walking Gourmet. There are 5 stops over the course of 4 hours. That was quite the feast! P2160158

First stop, Rao’s. It was a recreation of a New York Italian restaurant. It was quite good. We were all impressed. P2160159

They served Penne a la Vodka…P2160161

And Margarita Pizza. Nothing too fancy, but good old Italian Grub!P2160165

Next was PJ Carke’s. As you see from the sign, it is a raw bar and chop house…P2160166

They even had an Oyster display…P2160167

And then they gave us tater tots and a burger… I was a little confused. The items were good, but disjointed, to say the least. Next time, Walking Gourmet, I suggest some sea food, as advertised. P2160168

Next, we went to Planet HollywoodP2160169

They also served us a burger and a chicken finger… While they were good items, I was expecting a little more from a Walking Gourmet tour… I mean common… Planet Hollywood? Another Burger? When there are over fifty restaurants of good gourmet food to choose from in Cesear’s Palace? Anyway, moving on!P2160170

Next stop was Max Brenner. P2160171

Chocolate by the Bald Man. (Tee hee!) This one was the winner for most of us. The food was outstanding and the chocolate divine. P2160178

They started us off with a chocolate martini, which most of us licked clean 🙂P2160180

Here are the spicy sweet (huge!) chicken wings. P2160181

Satay chicken skewers. P2160182

And corn chowder croquettes. WOW these were good!P2160184

Next stop, the Palm Restaurant. Another NY recreation. P2160185

They served us a massive piece of cheesecake. We all had to take ours home, because they were huge and we were all ready to burst!

Overall, I liked the tour and would recommend it to others. I do have some criticisms though – I wish that the restaurants were a little more high caliber, and that they would coordinate the menu a little better. We were served two burgers in a row, and neither were that spectacular. Also, a cheesecake at the end of a day of eating? Oh man, it was just too much. I was also very sad we didn’t even hit up one of the many celebrity chef restaurants in Cesear’s. In all honestly, that was kind of why I signed up, knowing Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay and Guy Savoy both have places there. If we were not going to hit those up, they should have advertised as such. Anyway, it was good, just not what I was expecting. They have other tours, for those interested. Check out their website!


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