Anywho~ back to the food. Since we were given a whoppin' $54 for our lunch and dinner, I thought I'd hit up a few fancy schmancy places that I couldn't bring myself to spend on usually. First up, Il Fornaio.
This restaurant has a very special place in my heart because they catered our wedding! They're food is just remarkable! I enjoyed my Cannelloni con Pollo with my running buddy T , who ordered the Pennoni alla Vodka with bits of bacon...she won, and my other co-worker/friend Blanca who ordered the Grigliata de Pesca y Polenta.
Everything was cooked to PERFECTION!
After dinner, we headed over to Coyote Ugly.
I wont go into details, but there might have been some light dancing on the bar. We had a fun time watching crazy people in the bar. And the buy 1 get 1 free drink deal wasn't too shabby either.
We then headed up to the fancy VOODOO Lounge on our hotel rooftop. AMAZING view and so much dancing... my feets were a' hurtin!
We woke up at the butt crack of dawn the next day and sat in our conference ALL DAY LONG. ::le sigh::
Meh...But we took our breaks down at the pool...not too shabby...not too shabby at all.
|Dreaming of Conference Free Nights in Vegas|
Ok back to the food and fun. For lunch the next day, I was so excited to finally try Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill.
Was it worth all the Hype? YES! The food was so simple yet flavorful. Bravo Bobby. Bravo. But I still think you're a little bit of a douche.
|I ordered the Grilled Swordfish Bacon Avocado Club|
|T had the Shrimp Tacos...OLE!|
|Blanca had the Shrimp Tamale. Delicioso!|
We also went out dancing some more...**Note to self. Burn my stupid high heels**
Our last fancy meal was an unexpected surprise. We found ourselves wandering about the Caesar's Palace
ANOTHER amazing place. Simple yet flavorful meals and bread baskets too fancy for words. I really enjoyed our light fare here.
|T and I had the Thai Chicken Salad and shared Calamari|
BEST Calamari I've ever had. The Garlic Aioli dipping sauce was so good. I want to have food babies with it.
Overall I had a really great time. The food, the fun, the dancing...all amazing. Oh and the conference ...yeah..
- Have you ever been to Vegas?
- Are you a buffet person?
- Have you ever been to a restaurant of a famous Chef?