Friday, December 28, 2007

Sin city

Second week of my vacation, I've flown up to SF from LA, and am now spending a couple of days in Vegas, yes, Sin City itself. But in the winter, all sinning is probably put aside for staying warm inside the hotels and casinos. It's effing cold, people! I feel like a fashionable Michelin man/woman/person. I have to wear at least 4 layers and I still feel like a popsicle when I make my way back to the hotel.

So far, my only "sinful" activity has been brunch at Bouchon at the Venetian. Mimosa, eggs au gratin, and a pain de chocolat with coffee. Tourists may come to Vegas for the gambling, I'm here for the food! Nearly every major chef has a restaurant here: Daniel Bouloud, Joel Robuchon, Mario, Thomas Keller, Wolfgang Puck, the guy from Aureole has a branch here too.... If only I had a thousand dollars and a week to eat at each place.

The main show I went to see was Spamalot, the Monty Python musical. Take MP and the Holy Grail, add new songs, twist some things around for the Vegas setting and you have an hour and 45 minutes of enjoyable, slapstick, sing-along laughter. My tummy hurts, not to mention the pain from smiling for so long. Pure silliness with the Knights of Ni, the killer rabbit, knights who can't figure out what their grail quest is, and a lot of Terry Gilliam's great animation from the movie. Worth every penny and frozen toes getting to the Wynn Casino/Hotel for the show!


Katrina said...

"all sinning is probably put aside for staying warm inside the hotels and casinos"

-- But isn't much of the "sinning" committed inside those very places? ;-)

If I were to go to Vegas again, the food and (some) shows probably would be the only draw, since I don't gamble, and just don't appreciate all the glitz and ostentation. But for decadent food and shows like Spamalot or Cirque de Soleil, I wouldn't mind all that neon and sleaze! ;-)

wysgal said...

Another friend is spending the holidays in Germany and she says she feels like a marshmallow walking around in her puffy coat.

I loved Spamalot, nice to hear it was enjoyable for you as well. Happy new year! =)

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