I thought I worked hard the entire year, perhaps I should treat myself and have some fun? So, I hit the road to FUN City – where else, but Las Vegas. But it was not meant to be. I got very sick; in fact so sick, I could hardly walk, talk, or breathe. So, I was “stuck” in the city of lights in a room, sleeping in a bed with the curtain drawn 24/7. Are you feeling sorry for me already?
Well, this is life. We are planning but somebody up there has the last word. I was planning to visit the chocolate shops and write a report about them, so that when you’ll decide to follow my example you’ll know where to spend your money (instead on chips). I am sorry that it did not happen. The last day of my stay, I managed to steal some photographs and I have uploaded them here.
The pastries are from the famous, awarded winning pastry chef, Jean Philippe Maury. (Don’t you feel like to bite into one of these little cakes?) He has a great pastry shop in the Bellagio and the Aria Hotels. Unfortunately, I could not interview him, because he was on vacation. Please do not despair, I will go back and complete my mission soon.
Until then, enjoy the scenery. They also make personalized fresh crepes; although I did not try them (I could not eat anything), but from the look of it, I was not impressed. Although the crepes the girls were working on appeared to be thin, but the side that they used for the filling was underdone. Moreover the filling appears to be quite skimpy, particularly for the price. For instance, one crepe was “stuffed” with bananas (one banana sliced) and the server drizzled on it, what appeared to be a chocolate sauce. Then folded the crepe over the bananas and decorated it with powdered sugar – and $14.00 is gone.
The small chocolate cake I ate was quite good, (the picture with the pink macaroon on top) but it did not live up to its reputation. I believe the cream was not made with real butter which is a shame for a place that calls itself the “the place with five-star desserts”
The best thing I liked are the rock candies that I am still sucking on. It reminded me a “sweet” stage in my childhood, when my father used to come home from work with a tray of “goodies”. He was always amazed, how come that the rock candies disappeared faster than the expensive little cakes and cookies.
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Next post I will be reviewing chocolate manufacturers. So, please come back soon.
Isn’t this great? It also produces a roaring sound that awakens the entire street.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOURS!