Friday, April 5, 2013

Vegas, Baby!

Entrance to the Bucchanal Buffet, "One Epic Feast"
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My son, C, and I just got back from spending a few days in Las Vegas. We decided to get away for some warm weather, sun and something completely different. He will graduate from high school in a few weeks and it seemed like a good time to spend some uninterrupted time with him. We had so much fun! (Can anyone tell me how to stop tearing up every time I drive by the high school?) 

We drove to Vegas and did pretty much everything on the cheap (as best we could there, anyway). However, one of our splurges was a room at Caesar's Palace, through expedia. C wanted to stay there because "The Hangover" took place there and, being an 18 year old guy, it is one of his favorite movies (One of the characters asks the registration desk, "Did Caesar really stay here?") Lucky us, we got upgraded to a gorgeous room on the 35th floor with a view of the Strip, the Bellagio Fountains and the mountains. Our room had a jetted tub, two TVs, over 600 square feet and total luxury. Right now I am so jealous of my past self :)

Our other splurge was breakfast one morning there at The Bucchanal Buffet. We arrived at 8 a.m. and there wasn't much of a line, although their queues are notorious. It is such a pretty place with light streaming in from the pool area and a clever use of glass throughout, such as chandeliers made of wine glasses. And the food presentation is gorgeous. Most buffets we've been to in Las Vegas (or anywhere for that matter) are big piles of food in stainless steel pans. It tastes okay, but nothing special. But the Bucchanal takes breakfast to another level. C and I are both breakfast lovers so we enjoyed the experience immensely.

Since I somehow missed the "Oh that is so pretty, I need to get a picture of it" gene, I found some pics at yelp.com which help to describe the experience. 

Viva Las Vegas!

Such pretty decor
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Gorgeous!
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Which kind of juice would you prefer?
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Look at these nibbles! Beautifully presented
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Maybe you would like a crepe?
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Cute mini quiches
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For breakfast? Why not? And a great presentation.
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How about some infused honey for that croissant?
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Yes, indeed. There was plenty of Asian food.
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Pretty yogurt and berries
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A dainty little madame croquette
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