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Vegas trip report

nearlywild | Jul 30, 2009 01:54 AM

I'm a little late in posting this. But I did want to let everyone know how my recent trip to Las Vegas went.

Olives - This place has some good points and some bad. To start with I didn't like where we were sitting. There is a long booth style bench with tables in the center of the restaurant. I was very uncomfortable on the booth. Service was attentive. Now the food. We had the Tuna Carpaccio and I loved it. The Fig and Prosciutto flatbread was also very good. I also enjoyed the Butternut Squash Tortelli. The one dish that I did not enjoy at all was the Pan Seared Jumbo Sea Scallops. The scallops were just OK and the Mixed Mushroom Risotto was terrible. Not sure if I would go back. If I did, I would definitely try a few different flatbreads

Komol - I wanted to try LOS but my friend who's a local talked me into trying this place instead. He likes it better because he feels LOS cost more and is over hyped. I loved it here. Very good food. I wish I could remember what we ate. It's not because the food wasn't good but because I have a bad memory and I'm not familiar with the name of Thai dishes. I do still want to try LOS, maybe on my next trip.

Picasso - This was my first experience with high end dining and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was excellent and the service was wonderful. A server even walked me to the restroom instead of just pointing it out. We're not wine people but we decided to get the pairings, and I'm glad we did. Every glass was paired very nicely with the dishes we had.

Sushi on Tropicana - We went here for their ayce sushi. Their fish was fresh and their specialty rolls were good. However, I'm not that big of fan of the large, got everything on it roll. I ordered a few nigiri style sushi and the rice was really bad. I couldn't eat it. If you go here, don't get anything where the rice plays a large roll in the flavor. Service was very good here but we also the only people in the place at the time.

Bouchon - I tried to get here for breakfast but just couldn't get up early enough. I loved their mussels. The oysters were good too but not the best I've ever had. We had some type french style breakfast sandwiches. They were OK but not memorable and I thought they were a little greasy. What stood out to me was the experience of the man sitting next to me. We were at the bar so we could hear everything that was said. The man came in and told the bartender that he only had 20 minutes and what would he recommend. He recommended some kind of salad and the guy said ok. Something totally different came out and when the man said something, the bartender played dumb. I was like, you're the one who recommended it! I am going to go back here but try to get up earlier.

Planet Hollywood - We went here for the buffet. I know people talk junk about buffets but I like them. I enjoyed it here. If you like buffets, this would be a good one to try.

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