First of all, a good breakfast and inner chi are essential to start the day.
Day 1 (no pics, didn't want to be late) 7:00 am: Paris. French ham and gruyere crepe in bechamel sauce. It was lovely, filling and just the right balance of savory, creamy, protein and carbohydrates. This was a good thing, because I didn't get to eat until 4 pm, when I got a leftover sandwich from a press room.
Dinner at Trevi, Caesar's Palace. Very much recommend this place and eat "outside" by the fountain. Italian orange cream soda (see left) is delish. I had the penne puttanesca, which could easily be shared. In fact, my girlfriends split the chicken alfredo and it was the perfect size. We all finished with a sampling of desserts, but the clear winner was the creme brulee.
After a long day standing, all I wanted was junk food. Nathan's hot dog to the rescue. I only had one, but it was just the thing to go with soaking my aching tootsies in very cold bath water.
7:30 pm: dinner at Mon Ami Gabi, a "classic French bistro" except it's in Las Vegas. It was very dark, so again no pix. This was the perfect way to end the trip. Not so heavy food, with delicate and complex flavor. The endive and bosc pear salad was well-balanced, sweet/crunchy/soft/salty, beautifully presented and just the right amount. I had the weekly special "coulibiac salmon" which is a fancy term for poached salmon in a pastry with mushrooms, spinach and wild rice. Delicous--if it could, it would dance in your mouth.
My colleagues sampled many more places (they stayed longer!), but perhaps this is a sign that I should go back. In particular, I want to try Hamachi/Pop Rocks sushi at Yellowtail in the Bellagio. Tell me your Las Vegas stories.