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Las Vegas report (long)


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Las Vegas report (long)

Musestruck | Jan 28, 2003 09:55 PM

Thanks to everyone for the input and information. Much was as predicted, with a few surprises.

Lunch at Mon Ami Gabi was mixed, unfortunately. The wine selection by the glass was a treat, and our waitress was well-informed and easy to talk to. Husband ordered onion soup, I ordered roasted red potato soup. Server brought out two onion soups, but quickly replaced mine with what I ordered when we pointed out the error. Second round of wine, then server brought out husband's steak sandwich ("texture was odd," he though the meat had been sliced earlier and left over steam?) and pomme frites (yummy)...and brought out a shrimp dish that didn't even vaguely resemble the shrimp remoulade I ordered. Server was baffled, waitress was summoned, and admitted that it was her mistake, that she had written down the wrong entree. Salad was so-so...butter leaf lettuce was gorgeous, but hadn't been drained well, so water collected on the plate, mingling with the disappointingly limp shrimp. I had hoped for better after reading reviews here.

Late dinner was a pleasant surprise--Noodle Asia in the Venetian casino. Quick service, clean and pleasant surroundings, delightful noodle dishes, one beef, one spareribs...and prices were reasonable.

Lunch was on the fly--Gonzalez y Gonzalez at New York, New York. Mixed--the pork tenderloin special was dreamy, but tacos carne asada were seasoned with mint, making for an unusual combination. Skip the frozen margaritas, or get them with a shot on the side.

Dinner was worth the entire trip, including all the nickels I lost in the slot machines from one end of the Strip to the other...Mark Miller's Grill Room (Coyote Cafe). I had crab cake on red and yellow gazpacho, with watercress in vinaigrette, then a filet with truffle sauce and grilled, split lobster tail, asparagus on the side. Husband had shrimp chile relleno and salsa, then New York strip with a mushroom sauce. A bottle of Stags Leap, and coffee was a heavenly meal.

So many places we didn't get to try...looking forward to our next trip!

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