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Trip Report - Wynn Buffet. Raku, Hash-a-go-go, Firefly+

mocozeke | Jun 4, 2011 08:21 PM

Landed in Vegas last Sunday and headed to the Wynn for the Memorial Brunch Buffet. Unfortunately, by the time we got to pay an hour+ later, it was lunch (same buffet +$9 each). Many items were not fresh (wife saw someone bring an empty plate and flip the old potatoes on new plate without adding any new ones). Crab legs were OK. The Thai soup was best part of hot items. The deserts were very good, particularly the creme brulee which was made fresh and the lady stacking them put the freshest ones closest to the front. Will never return.

Sunday was a light bowl of bun at Treasure island. Wife had pho. Very good.

Monday, we had lunch at RM Seafood. The calamari was possibly the best I have ever had. Perfectly cooked and spiced. The fish and chips were perfect and the soba noodles were also outstanding. All in all, a great lunch. Waiter was very helpful and staff was incredibly attentive. Dinner was a tasty treat at Lotus of Siam. I had Tom Yung Kung to start. 45-50 minutes later, our Kang Renu Nakorn and a special local noodle that was recommended came. Both were excellent, but slightly diminished since we were so tired and hungry, The mango and sticky rice was excellent,

Tuesday was lunch at Firefly. Various tapas dishes that were all excellent. These included Apple and manchego salad, roasted baby beet salad (yum), veggie empanada (yum yum), manchego mac n'cheese and Camarones a la diabla. Dinner was a trip down the specials at Raku. We love dining there, particularly the evening specials. Kampachi sushi and tofu 2 (hot/cold) were highlights Funny, I like the cold and wife liked the hot. The cold witha little of the special salt and Okinawan hot sauce was delightful. Japanese peppers were also outstanding.

Wednesday began with my first breakfast (2 early rounds of golf) at Hash-a-go-go. I had a vegetarian scramble and my wife had the vegetarian hash. We sat next to each other in a booth and shared. Wait staff and atmosphere were great. Lunch was noodles at Monta on Spring Mountain Rd following drive around Valley of Fire. Cold noodles were better than soup noodles, but both were subpar (will not return). Dinner was an excellent mushroom pizza and salad at Spago on way to see Absinthe. In retrospect, should have had a veggie burger in the beer garden more for the atmosphere.

Thursday started with a light breakfast of oatmeal for me and Elvis sandwich at Canyon Ranch spa (we stayed at Palazzo). Both were very good. Lunch was skipped. Dinner at Seablue was a treat. We had a beet salad and cavatelli appetizers got dinner off to a great start. Wife had the seafood stew and I had the seabass. Seabass is usually safe, but this bronzino was perfectly cooked and had more flavor than most. Unfrotunately, the buneulos did not stack up to the rest of the meal. Service and atmosphere were great (was able to sneak peeks at the Heat-Mavs game without it being a problem).

Friday, back to early golf. We checked out and grabbed veggie burger and salar from Grand Lux. Surprisingly, the mushroom burger was VERY good.

My wife also went to Bouchon for breakfast and enjoyed as we have always done. Surprise was she picked up a perfect chocalte covered cream-filled donut and a donut hole from Ronald's Donut on Spring Mountain.

I would definitely return to RM, Raku, Firefly, Spago, Seablue, and Hash a-go-go. No more trips to Monta and Wynn.

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Bouchon
3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

RM Seafood
3930 Las Vegas Blvd S 134-200A, Las Vegas, NV

Seablue Restaurant
3799 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Lotus of Siam
953 E Sahara Ave Ste A5, Las Vegas, NV 89104

Grand Lux Cafe
3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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