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June 10 to 15 trip report...six days/six buffets!

hychka | Jun 24, 201203:39 PM

Yes, did that!

My wife and I went to L V for her professional annual meeting leaving me with time to visit as many casinos as I could fit in whenI wasn't swimming.

On Sunday we flew in early, checked in to our hotel and got to The Buffet at Belagio for The Champange Brunch before the locusts attacked, which was fabulous! Our Champange glasses were water glasses and our server kept them full for over two and a half hours...my wife loved her omelette with smoked trout. My favorite was the pizza, which was on a par with the best we had in Rome. Of course we tried many other things and would rate the experience very highly. However, it is quite the mob scene.

The next morning, as my wife was in meetings, I went alone to "M" for breakfast. There was no crowd at all. But, there was also nothing exceptional to report on. The food was good and I, but not everyone, enjoyed the service. The couple next to me complained so much I moved.

Tuesday I drove up to Wynn and was in line when they opened. The room is elegant; the food is extremely good; and, I loved the veggies. Their roast beef was excellent. Desserts are great. People watching was lots of fun as the crowd is international, wealthy and well dressed. I, a 67 yearold with two wedding bands ( mine and my dad's) got hit on twice, which was very flattering. My favorite, for whole experience.

Wednesday I went to Rio for the Carnival World Buffet for breakfast.This is much bigger than any of the previous buffets and everything is good. It is the only buffet that served the eggs Benidict warm and with soft yokes....Rio got it right! The gelato is very good with lots of choices. Much to chose from.

Wednesday evening The Paris Buffet catered my wife's convention and the choices were good, but not extensive. For the first time fish wasn't offered. That's probably not true in the actual buffet.

Thursday I was not hungry until supper and we went to Wicked Spoon. I enjoyed the pork spare ribs, which might be the best I've ever eaten. The Asian stir fries were very good as was the salmon. We finished with gelato and a chocolate mousse.

Friday we had to return to Rio on family business and decided to lunch at World Carnival Buffet. My wife agreed that everything was very good and the choices were the most extensive. The rib roast was the best cut I had on the trip. I had a Ruben right off the grill that was as good or better than any I have previously eaten. And, we finished with gelato.

How anyone could rank these is beyond me. Other than I won't be going back to "M" and I like to try the real Paris Buffet, the other four we're extremely good values, excellent service and wonderful food. Pressed I'd say Wynn.

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