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Brief trip report Jan 23-26

marcyfitz | Jan 28, 201504:49 PM     3

We went to LV last weekend for my daughter's birthday. She wanted to eat at one buffet while we were there and we decided on Wicked Spoon. I've read both pro and con reports about Wicked Spoon so I was prepared for it not to be wonderful -- I was not prepared for how very terrible it was. Horribly overcooked shrimp, food that had been sitting out too long, dry and tough leg of lamb ... the only things that were "good" were the fried chicken wings, goat cheese panna cotta, and the gelato. Very disappointing.

Saturday evening we ate at Guy Savoy which was fabulous. We had a table overlooking the strip. Service was superb. My daughter had the wine pairing while I asked for just 2 white and 2 red pours and requested dry wines. All of the wines complemented the foods nicely. My favorite courses were the colors of caviar (the chef let us substitute that for the first course with no extra charge, the foie gras course, the artichoke and black truffle soup (which I could have bathed in), the langoustine tartare with black truffle heirloom carrot petals and quail egg, and the 24 month aged comte beet and black truffle napolean.

Sunday (moving from the sublime back to the not-sublime), my daughter insisted on eating at the Shake Shack...not a favorite of mine.

We were staying at Paris, and had either breakfast or lunch there ... love the creperie there and the tomato tart at the pastry shop. Also had lunch one day at their noodle shop .. it was just okay.

As a side note, I noticed a bunch of noodle shops on the Strip that I had not noticed before -- are there any "good" noodle shops on the Strip -- or at least any that are acceptable (because I'm not taking a cab for a bowl of noodles).

Wicked Spoon
Restaurant Guy Savoy
Shake Shack
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