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Vegas Help: An Exercise in Gastronomic Delights ...


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Vegas Help: An Exercise in Gastronomic Delights ...

a213b | | Oct 7, 2008 02:28 PM

As an avid foodie and daily frequenter of CH's Los Angeles board, I knew that for my wife's and mine first culinary trip to LV, the Southwest board would be an excellent resource to aid in our meal planning.

Boy is that an understatement! I have read through 20+ pages of threads, seeking to learn the culinary Ins & Outs of your wonderful city -- and I certainly have learned and absorbed quite a bit about a great many of your fine dining (not limited to "fine-dining") restaurants.

But I still find myself seeking that little bit extra in terms of opinions and assistance ... so here I am.

As a surprise birthday trip for my wife, I will be taking her to Vegas for a long weekend that also coincides with the Thanksgiving holiday. We will leave LA on Wednesday - whether by air or car remains to be seen - and return on Sunday.

That gives us 12, and possibly even 13 opportunities to indulge ourselves in the culinary delights Vegas has to offer ... but it also presents a bit of a dillema, so here is where I ask for your help.

And I thought it might be a bit of good fun if we made it a sort of gastronomic exercise ...

So, here 'tis: What dining itinerary would YOU plan for Vegas if you KNEW you would never return?

(I know full well I will, but for the sake of fun, if you'll indulge me let's pretend)

There will be a dinner on Wednesday; all 3 meals on Thursday (THANKSGIVING!), Friday, and Saturday; and definitely breakfast and lunch on Sunday, with an outside chance for dinner (so make sure your dinner rec here would be your 5th choice).

I might choose the concensus, I might opt to go with the single poster's itinerary that looks best, or I might take a combination of everyone's ideas. I WILL be eternally grateful!

Remember, this is what YOU would do. If you'd care to, I will give you someparameters and you could outline what you would recommend for us. Kind of like what uhockey wrote in his post.

If you prefer the latter, here are some tidbits to help:

We've dined and travelled all over the world ... from Michelin 3 rosettes to complete holes-in-the-wall. We live in LA, and thus would prefer recommendations for places/cuisines we cannot get in LA (I'm looking directly at you Cut/Spago, as well as Sushi/Japanese). We are comfortable with anything from Grand Tasting menus to a la carte, and we are interested in the good, cheap eats as well as haute cuisine. Also, we enjoy seafood, but on a limited basis ... I find that I am VERY picky about it. Lastly, pricing is not a concern, nor is it mandatory that an establishment be on the Strip (I'm looking at you Lotus of Siam!)

Hope that helps you, and thanks in advance for helping me! I will definitely post back full reports (with pics) on this thread once we return to LA.

Let the "games" begin!

p.s. - I would also love any recs on where to stay ... was thinking a suite at the Wynn or the Bellagio, but am completely open to any and all suggestions.

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