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Corsa Cucina at Wynn & more

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Corsa Cucina at Wynn & more

VivalsVgs | Jun 17, 2005 04:38 PM

Just returned from a trip to Vegas, besides gambling, eating is my favorite activity out there. I was very anxious to dine at one of the restaurants at Wynn. We had tix for Le Reve and arrived at the hotel late (5:30ish) so did not have much time to explore and select the best dining option. We settled on Corsa Cucina because it was close to the theatre and we wouldn't have to wait. The appetizers were very good, I had a smoked mozzarella and tomato dish and my friend had some type of salad. It went downhill from there. I had a flat bread pizza which was average at best, wasn't served hot and the bread itself almost tasted stale. My friend had the eggplant parmigiana....there was a very odd spice in the sauce which I couldn't place. It gave the eggplant an awful, almost sweet taste. I have had better at Olive Garden. Overall a disappointment, I wouldn't go back. We didn't have time for dessert.

A pleasant surprise this trip was BOA at the new Forum shoppes expansion at Caesar's. We had no formal plans that evening and decided to try it, it was fantastic. Steak was cooked to perfection, the tuna tartare appetizer was fresh and light and the salads were delicious. Definitely recommend it.

3rd night, Simon Kitchen & Bar at the Hard Rock. We tried this on our last visit and loved it. I was a little dissapointed in my entree this time (Pad Thai w/ scallops). The waiter pushed the selection on me saying it was a new menu addition and fantastic, but I found it quite ordinary and the scallops were very small, they almost got lost in the noodles and had no flavor. The dessert was the main attraction. I chose the home made junk food which is one of their specialities. It includes a homemade version of a snowball, hostess chocolate cupcake, rice krispie treats and a chocolate milkshake. Made the whole meal worthwhile.

Last night, the Spice Market buffet. It was fantastic as usual...all the selections were extremely fresh and prepared to perfection. My one hope is that they leave Spice Market the same after they convert to the dreaded Planet Hollywood.

On another note, a couple sitting next to me at the pool had breakfast at Commander's Palace and were very disappointed. The gal mentioned that she was originally from New Orleans and that this location couldn't compare to the original. I have never eaten there so I couldn't offer an opinion. She said the grits, beignets and waffles were not good.

Would love to hear other opinions about the other eateries at Wynn.

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