Gentle Readers, though the city of Las Vegas may never sleep, the Practical Cook must. It is just not practical to pass out from exhaustion in the middle of a meeting. It is late, and I’m going to go with a top 3 list.
Top 3 Lessons from Vegas Food Scene
1. Being Expensive Doesn’t Make It Taste Good. Much like airport food, I found many items, like this standard tuna salad sandwich, to be insanely overpriced. For $14, you’d pretty much better have some table-side made to order tuna-salad-sandwich show, or it best rock. Sadly, neither happened here.
2. Presentation Counts. Here are two of my breakfasts, both from Mandarin Oriental. Expensive, but they delivered in both taste and presentation. I make plenty of parfaits, and I heart oatmeal, but clearly I need to supersize my serving dishes and bring my A game.
3. Vegetarians Need Not Apply. On more than one occasion, I combed the menu for the vegetarian option, to find none. Seriously? Sometimes I don’t need or want to consume a whole cow.
Now it is time to break out the yoga map and atone for the week in Sin City. Have you dined in Vegas? What do you think of the food scene here? Leave a comment or Tweet.
**A couple of important amendments. First, this review is comprised strictly of food consumed within “the tourist triangle.” I was on food, on deadline, and on the company dime. Not a lot of flexibility. Second, definitely check the comments section if you want more helpful guides to eating in LV. **
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Tomorrow, a final Vegas posting, Recovery Cereal