Eating my way through Las Vegas – A food journalPosted: February 21, 2013
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!
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.
I got a Chile Ralleno. Having tasted these for the first time in Oaxaca, I just had to try Bobby Flay’s version.
We got a side dish of the sweet potato au gratin. Omg, I’m honestly salivating at the memory.
We 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!
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. 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!
First stop, Rao’s. It was a recreation of a New York Italian restaurant. It was quite good. We were all impressed.
Next was PJ Carke’s. As you see from the sign, it is a raw bar and chop house…
Next, we went to Planet Hollywood…
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!
Next stop was Max Brenner.
Next stop, the Palm Restaurant. Another NY recreation.
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!