Nov 30, 2007

Vegas offer - T.I. Playoff Payoff slot tournament

Treasure Island:
Playoff Payoff $100,000 slot tournament (1st place $25,000)
Includes complimentary accommodations for 3 nights, tournament and the Playoff Payoff awards presentation

Nov 29, 2007

Momiji Manju

I recently bought this Japanese wagashi called "Momiji Manju". It's red bean paste inside, I like it but my husband doesn't. Some people like it, but some not.

Nov 28, 2007

Homemade Banana Cake

I recently made this banana cake. Recipe link is below. I added chocolate chips as well since I know that chocolate and banana is a perfect combination. It was good, but it wasn't excellent.

Nov 27, 2007

Bellagio - Cafe Bellagio 2007

Cafe Bellagio. Food was so-so. I can eat them but really not delicious. Our crab cake was burned and it wasn't good at all. My husband was disappointed because his crab salad tasted just like crab cake except not cooked. Pot sticker tasted weird, tiramisu had waaaaay too much cocoa powder on top. But still dessert was very good.

Seared ahi tuna salad $18
Field greens, roma tomatoes, kalamata olives, green onions, sherry vinaigrette

big capers

Dungeness lump crab salad $16
Hass avocado, mixed greens, aged balsamic, cilantro oil

Pan fried pork pot stickers $9

Maryland lump crab cake $15
Caperberry remoulade, baby greens

Chocolate tiramisu $8

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Cafe Bellagio on Urbanspoon

Nov 26, 2007

Vegas offers

Four Queens:
Fabulous 50's $10,000 slot tournament (1st place $5,000)
Includes 3 complimentary nights, complimentary brunch buffet and continental breakfast, special fabulous 50's gift

Treasure Island:
TI's super party blowout Feb. 3
Includes all-day buffet and an open bar

Nov 21, 2007

Paris - Mon Ami Gabi

Mon Ami Gabi at Paris hotel in Las Vegas. Reservations are recommended. If you wanna eat on the patio / outside, usually you have to wait about 40 minutes and for the patio they don't accept any reservations. Overall, service was good, food was just fine/OK. We both didn't think this is the place we wanna come back. There are so many better steak restaurants,and this place is not the one.

Appetizer prices range between $10-$15, salads $8-$17, vegetables $5-$7, steaks average $25, most desserts are $7.95.

At this place, if you wanna use your Total Rewards credits, you have to go to the players desk first and get a voucher for whatever the amount you wanna spend. You can't just show your Total Rewards card to your waiter. They won't accept it.

Bread was good. Tasted fresh.

Crab cake $13.95
celery root remoulade and gribiche sauce

Daily soup (kabocha pumpkin soup) $6.95

Steak Bearnaise $23.95
tarragon shallot butter

Seared Sea Scallops $21.95
spinach, whipped cauliflower and brown butter

Chocolate Mousse $7.95
It was heavy, too heavy, too much chocolate for me.

Mon Ami Gabi (Paris) on Urbanspoon

Nov 19, 2007

Wynn - buffet 2006

Wynn buffet in January 2006.

Chef Boyardee mini-bites, overstuffed ravioli

My husband was eating these so I took pictures. I actually never ever tried these before so I don't know what it tastes like (they never looked good to me), but what I know is these are high-calorie, high sodium, using lots of corn syrup unhealthy food. Also usually things like this doesn't have enough stuffing or meat inside the ravioli, but this does.

Chef Boyardee mini-bites mini beef ravioli & meatballs

Chef Boyardee Italian sausage ravioli

Nov 17, 2007

Vegas offers - 11.17.07

Tower Tailgate Party
3 complimentary nights, two free tickets to 2008 Tower Tailgate Party (there'll be an open bar, hot dogs, hamburgers, Philly cheese steaks, 6-ft hoagies, free gift, and a contest that you could win $50,000)

Harrah's Laughlin:
3 free nights, $100 cash, free admission for two to fitness center

Vegas offers

Caesars Palace:
$150,000 invitational poker tournament (1st place $50,000, based on 800 entries)
Includes 3 complimentary nights

Planet Hollywood (offer to me):
One complimentary weekday night when booking a two-night stay, $50 in promotional gaming chips or slot credits, 2-for-1 show tickets to see Stomp Out Loud, Miracle Mile Shops Shopping Certificates, fly back for $19 round-trip airfare certificate

Planet Hollywood (offer to my husband):
$25 in dining credits to select restaurants, 2-for-1 show tickets to see Stomp Out Loud, Miracle Mile Shops Shopping Certificates, fly back for $19 round-trip airfare certificate

Nov 15, 2007

Bellagio Rocktober Halloween slot tournament 2007

We were at Bellagio Rocktober slot tournament. Each session, there was free buffet style food, and the food was great. The offer for this tournament included free room, free food at limited restaurants, and welcome gift, which you can choose online and they deliver to your house.

Tasty pastries.

Breakfast burrito.

The meat was sooo soft and so delicious.