A few weeks ago I had the amazing opportunity to spend three days in Las Vegas with the women from my work team. It was the trip of a lifetime to say the least. We ate some of the best food I have experienced, lounged at the pool and enjoyed the nightlife. My three favorite meals were brunch at Caesar’s Palace, Japanese at Nobu and Happy Hour at Giada De Laurentiis’ new restaurant, Giada. I will tell you a little more about it! Let me apologize first for the poor photo quality. I only had my iPhone but wanted to make sure I captured the dishes!
First up, the blueberry pancakes served with fresh berries. The fluffy, sweet pancakes were complimented by scattered blueberries, slightly warmed from the skillet. The mimosa was one of the best I have ever had. Light orange juice and amazing champagne creating the perfect bubbly refresher.
Dinner at Nobu in Caeser’s Palace was a dream. The sushi was the most flavorful, unique and gourmet I have ever experienced. The Lychee Martini completely set the tone. It was sweet, but not too sweet, made with fresh lychee juice. Would love to recreate it at home. Next was the Tuna Tataki with ponzu (Japanese citrus sauce), scallion, miso and garlic chips. So flavorful I couldn’t get enough of it. The two pictures below the tuna show the Wagyu Beef cooked table side over stones with liquid flame. Quite the spectacle! Not pictured, but another favorite, was the Yellowtail Jalapeño with soy, cilantro and garlic. I loved the slight kick of spice with the yellowtail sashimi. If you ever have the opportunity, Nobu in any city is a must.
Last but not least, one of my favorite experiences was going to Giada at The Cromwell. I have been following the process of establishing the restaurant via social media and was so excited when I found out it would be open on my birthday! Everything down to the little details had Giada’s classy touch. Golden “G” monograms were everywhere–on the menus, plates and even on top of the cocktails. Upon walking into the restaurant you could immediately view the line chefs creating fresh pastas and hand-made pizzas.
The environment was welcoming, sophisticated and touched with Giada’s glamour. The food was better than I could have imagined. Since we had a group dinner planned later, we got a couple appetizers. The creamy, soft Burrata cheese with incredible olive oil and balsamic salt (!!!) was a favorite, as well as the Orzo Meatballs, which were light, moist and so flavorful. I can’t wait to go back one day to experience a full meal and (fingers crossed) meet “G” herself. Thanks for making my birthday celebrations so wonderful, Giada!
I am so lucky that I got to take this girls trip to Las Vegas and dine at some of the best restaurants thus far. Hope you are inspired to check out a couple new places next time you’re in the city, too. More travel adventures to come!
Love food. Love self. Love life.