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TRIP: April 9-13

rp1760 Mar 29, 2011 03:00 PM

Hello, all! I have been following the Board pretty closely the last couple months. In truth, it is one of my favorites!

I will be in town for business/pleasure, and have sketched together the following for my three nights of dining pleasure. Notably absent are e and Sage. They will have to wait for my next trip. I love Joel, and sometime must try Raku and LOS, but they also need to wait for another day.

I will report back on my personal observations. If you have any last thoughts to share with me before I depart I would be grateful!

Regards,
Mary

Saturday (arrive late pm) : Guy Savoy Bites and Bubbles for Champagne and Oysters in Ice Gelee (appetizer), then Le Cirque (late dinner)

Sunday: Payard for late breakfast; Scarpetta

Monday: Helicoptor adventure to Grand Canyon all day; Stone Crab Claws at Joe's for appetizer, Jaleo for late dinner.

Tuesday/Wednesday: at the mercy of convention, leaving at 3:00 on Wednesday.

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Le Cirque
Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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    Dave Feldman RE: rp1760 Mar 29, 2011 06:55 PM

    Have a fabulous trip and I look forward to your reports.

    Your Tuesday/Wednesday "itinerary" brings up an interesting issue. What do you do for food when you are busy with a convention?

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      rp1760 RE: Dave Feldman Mar 30, 2011 07:16 AM

      We have working breakfasts and lunches, with meals brought in. We have one cocktail hour and "group" dinner per convention. This time the Host choose Trevi. They try to go mid-price places out of consideration for corporate budgets, usually choose someplace that is in the same hotel as the meetings (Caesar's this time), and prefer places that will give individual checks. Quite limited, as you might imagine. I suggested Joe's, but they wouldn't agree to individual checks. I am toying with changing my Sunday dinner from Scarpetta to Sage to avoid two Italian dinners in one trip. Except I adore Scarpetta's menu........

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        lvnvflyer RE: rp1760 Mar 30, 2011 03:52 PM

        If you have never eaten at either, I would strongly recommend Sage over Scarpetta. Have eaten at Sage numerous times and always outstanding. Also recently had a very good and pleasant meal at Scarpetta, but wouldn't put it in the same class as Sage.

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          raider RE: lvnvflyer Mar 31, 2011 05:55 AM

          flyer, could you expand on that comparison? i had one fabulous meal at sage last year, and two great trips to the bar for apps. was planning on doing both sage and scarpetta this year.

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      BedazzledLV RE: rp1760 Apr 5, 2011 01:22 PM

      Sounds like you are my kind of girl! lol
      I would however like to warm you that the head chef at Le Cirque changed in October, so just be forewarned it may not be the same experience.
      Can't go wrong with stone crab @ joes... I'd recomend the second morgage too LOL....I live on those damn things. But if you've eaten at Joes multiple times, I recomend Comme Ca @ the cosmopolitan for a little change. Their seafood platter is devine, but make sure you get the french onion soup..... its heavenly.
      I personally wouldn't bother with Jaleo's personally... but then again im not big on tapas and the decor looks like a knock off of circo @ belagio(in a very bad way). But tapas-wise, the menu looked good(strangely while Comme Ca was packed, this place was empty) But I was there before new years.

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      Le Cirque
      Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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