July 18, 2012: Vegas Day #3!
July 18, 2012 by Joseph Mallozzi
Yesterday, we were up early so that we could do a little more strolling and try our luck against the scorching heat.
Akemi Presents…The Artwork!
We headed over to Caesar’s for another lunch at Joe’s Stone Crab. We were a little early and Akemi needed to use the facilities. I consulted the handy mall map and their directions to the restrooms led me here:
I wasn’t sure which was the Men’s and which one was the Women’s. I ended up using the one on the right.
Whenever we go out to dinner, Akemi is so hungry that she polishes off the bread basket and then complains about the fact that she’s too full to eat dinner. This morning, she made me promise to turn away the bread basket at our next meal. So I did – much to her displeasure. I reminded her that she’d told me to turn it away – but she didn’t want to hear it.
The stone crab!
Then, it was off to the Bellagio for dessert at Jean-Philippe Patisserie…
The Snickers Bar (left) and the Red Velvet Cupcake (right).
Trio: Creme brûlée, Peanut Butter pop, Rose-Raspberry Macaron.
Akemi works off lunch and dessert with her Xtreme Twirling routine:
We capped off our day with a great dinner at Michael Mina in the Bellagio. Some of the highlights:
The Hors D’Oeuvres. From left to right: Foie Gras PB&J, Cured Salmon, Crab BLT, and the Steak Tartare. Three out of four were terrific. The BLT was a bit of a letdown.
The Foie Gras Forbidden Rice.
The Root Beer Float with sassafras ice cream and warn chocolate pecan cookies.
Special mention should also be made of the heavenly succotash and exceptional service.
Spoke to my agent today. Looks like Paul and I are L.A.-bound in a couple of weeks. Apparently, we’ve got shows to pitch!