Restaurants & Bars

B & B at the Venetian is Babbo

MSK | May 13, 200705:31 PM     14

We went to the 1 month old B & B at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas to find the exact same menu as Babbo. We were thrilled and had a great meal.

We were able to order all our Babbo favorites without giving up our first born for a reservation:

.... Grilled Octopus with “Borlotti Marinati” and Spicy Limoncello Vinaigrette (ooohhh), Warm Lamb’s Tongue Vinaigrette with Chanterelles and a 3-Minute Egg (aaahhhh), Roasted Beet Tartare with Chianti Vinegar and Ricotta Salata (yummmm).
.......We topped it off with:
..........Beef Cheek Ravioli with Crushed Squab Liver and Black Truffles (everyone's recommendation, it was tasty but too rich for me....should of had the Sweet Potato “Lune” with Sage and Amaretti ), and my favorite of all time, Mint Love Letters with Spicy Lamb Sausage
........The Semifreddo for desert was just so-so

There was a caviot however:
The service was friendly and I'd say pretty good......... although we had to flag people down and sometimes wait to order. We also had too many things delivered at once but that did not bother us too much.

The restaurant was relatively busy (Wed. night) but the sheer amount of staff running around in the somewhat tight quarters was DIZZYING! It was just WAY too active and we were constantly hearing the waiters' discussions amongst themselves.....some of which we should not have been privy to.

They might have been speaking up because the music was so darn loud. Now, I'm in my 40's, love to rock and love the music from my high school era. I even like my music loud but the choices for this evening just seemed way inapprorpiate for the setting. Plus, I can only wonder what the couples to my left and right (who were of different age groups, some older, some younger) thought of Lynyrd Skynyrd & Marshall Tucker blasting during dinner. When we asked the waiter, he said, "It's Mario's Ipod" We don't have any control.

I will go back but I guess I'll ask what the playlist for the evening will be.

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