Friday, August 05, 2011

Visit to Vegas

We went into Las Vegas yesterday to have dinner with our daughter.  It's a date between her birthday and her mother's so it was kind of a celebration.  We went to Ventano's in Henderson for dinner; made it an early reservation because she needs to get up early for work.  It's a nice room and has a great view.  The food was kind of weird.  Lots of seafood; according to my wife the shellfish was fine, and that's a tough road in Las Vegas!  I had a chicken scolopini.  It was tasty. The only problem I had was that it was served with a side of pasta; pasta with a very standard tomato based sauce; pasta that was plopped on the plate with my chicken & white wine scolopini.  Now that was weird.  As I said, everything tasted good but next time I'd specify that they spring for a separate pasta plate.  Service was fine but we were pretty early so the guy wasn't rushed off his feet!

After dinner, it was only about 19:30, we decided to check out the "M Resort" for a drink.  The M was built when everyone thought it was only time until the Strip needed expansion room and M was going to be the South end for a while.  Needless to say, things change, and now the M is out at the end of the strip and all alone.  Having said that, they are trying to lure locals and have a very nice facility.  We decided we'd like a view and their restaurant/bar Veloce did a great job!  It's at least near the top if not the top floor and you have a lovely view of the strip and all of Las Vegas from quite a distance away.  They had free seating in the bar and drink specials that made us "careful" people happy!  There is even an outdoor seating area that would be great when things cool off a bit.  We'll certainly be back!

All in all, it was a great night.  We ended up spending the night with our daughter and hitting Blueberry Hill for breakfast.  My wife loves their blueberry compote crepes and they have regular stuff for old fogies like me. It's not cheap but the food is good.  They have several locations; we've never noticed a difference in the quality of the food or service.  We've only had breakfast there so can't speak to the lunch or dinner - at least some of the places are open 24/7 and they do have alcohol and gambling it you need that with your food.

Gotta go.  Hope you had as good a day as we did.  Take care.

1 comment:

JoeinVegas said...

BH has a big menu, we tried lunch and it was acceptable coffee shop food.