Jun 29, 2008

Wing Lei - Wynn

Wing Lei at Wynn. Michelin Star upscale Chinese restaurant. The only Chinese restaurant in North America with a Michelin Star. Excellent service. The food was very good, too. There were some lotions and mouthwash in the restroom. We had $200 in comps we could spend here, and we ordered too much food. We couldn't finish eating (of course).

Pan-seared pot stickers (pork, cabbage, bamboo shoot), $12

It was great.

Ahi tuna roll (julienned carrot, rice noodle, sweet chili sauce), $15
Very light. I think this didn't have much flavor. I can eat it, but I wouldn't order this again.

Peking duck salad (mesclun lettuce, almond, orange, truffle vinaigrette), $14

Worth the money, try it. This salad was really good and the Peking duck itself was also very good.

Seafood sizzling rice soup, $12
The soup was excellent. It looks like almost has no taste but it was very tasty. We never had rice soup before, but it's just so good.

Sichuan chili prawns (wok fried choy sum, garlic, spicy soy bean sauce), $36

Yang chow fried rice, $22
I loved it. It tasted like the fried rice you get at ramen restaurants in Japan. You know, the fried rice at ramen restaurants and at Chinese restaurants is different.

Ma po tofu, $20
Most unusual ma po tofu we ever had, the sauce was very different from the ma po tofu I know.
I can't explain, but we didn't like this one. To me, it's not ma po tofu.

Pan-fried noodles, $20
Very good.

Twice-cooked pork belly (cabbage, king oyster mushroom), $25
Well, I thought it's kinda gross eating pork belly. I don't like pork, so I didn't like this pork belly so much. But if you like pork, maybe you're gonna like it.

Strawberry truffles sampler (shortcake, pistachio crumble, sorbet, jelly), $12

It's an egg size, very very small but each one tasted soooooo good and pretty. Too cute to eat.

Comparing with spoon how small they are




Rating: 4 / 5
Repeat: Yes, I would go back


reservations: (702) 248-DINE or (888) 352-DINE

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Jun 28, 2008

Vegas offers

Here's the offers we just received.

Hooters: $5,000 video poker tournament, Aug.14-17
Includes 3 free nights

Monte Carlo: $50,000 Slot Sharks Gameshow Giveway, Aug.14-16 (everyone will walk away with at least $100 in free play, and a chance to win $250,000)
Includes 3 complimentary nights, one free drawing ticket

Monte Carlo:
Includes 3 complimentary nights, $100 Monte Carlo bucks to eat at Brand Steakhouse

Bellagio: Fall Classic $300,000 Slot Tournament, Sept.4-6 ($1,000 tournament fee, 1st place $30,000 on Sept. 5, 1st place $50,000 on Sept. 6)
Includes 3 complimentary nights, food and beverage in select restaurants, a welcome gift

Jun 26, 2008

Carnevino - The Palazzo

Carnevino at the Palazzo. Excellent place to go. Food portions are small and it's not cheap, but they serve quality food. I like the fact that for pasta and meat, you can order either half portion or regular portion. This way, if you can't choose between 2 dishes, you can get both half portions and try both.

"Partners chef Mario Batali and winemaker Joe Bastianich have once again brought their magic to Las Vegas with the opening of their first steakhouse, Carnevino. The name combines the two elements they bring forth – high-quality American meat, and their first-ever international wine list." - from website

compliments of the chef - cheese puffs (and big bottled water $7.50)

rosemary focaccia - crispy, fluffy inside

Fried Calamari, $23
with marinara and pickled peppers
It was not greasy, not too much coating, spicy, tasty tomato sauce and soft. Small portion, and probably the most expensive calamari I ever had, but one of the best calamari I ever had. It's awesome. You gotta try this.

potato gnocchi bolognese, $16 (half size)
No cheap meat smell/taste, not too thick or pasty, no starchy potato taste at all.
As you can see in the picture, it's a pretty small portion. You can also order regular size for $28.

grilled quail, $32
flageolet, fennel, radicchio
medium rare, over flageolets with fennel and orange zest

daily special side: mushrooms, $9

orecchiette, $17 (half size)
sweet sausage and broccoli rabe
salty (probably from the sausage) but not heavy, and not a cream sauce

citrus marscarpone cheesecake with poached apples, $15
flattish, light cake with spiced apples
We both didn't like this one so much. I mean, it wasn't bad taste, it was fine, but I just expected a little more than this.

compliments of the chef - raisins, honey, nuts

the menu

Dinner: 5pm-11pm
(702) 789-4141



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Jun 25, 2008

Vegas offers

Here's the offers we received in the last 2 days.

The Palazzo / Venetian:
Includes 2 or 4 complimentary nights, $100 in free play, $50 in dining credit, 2-for-1 Canyon Ranch Spa Club one-day passport

Mirage: Ranchero Dinero $120,000 slot tournament, Aug.21-23 (grand prize $25,000)
Includes 3 complimentary nights and welcome gift

Palace Station:
free rooms

Golden Nugget: $140,000 Three Ring Circus Triple Slot Tournament, Aug.14-16 ($1,500 entry fee, based on 135 participants, grand prize $15,000 each session)
Includes 3 complimentary nights, continental breakfast, awards dinner

Jun 24, 2008

Circus Circus - West Tower Room

Circus Circus West Tower Room. We liked the design of the room but the bathroom needs some makeover. Toiletries includes conditioning shampoo, soap, and lotion. The shower makes a really big noise, I can actually hear the next door shower sounds that made me wake up. Also, I think the wall is not so thick because when we stayed I could hear kids screaming and talking.

We used our offer 3 free nights, $100 food credit, and $50 free play twice a day. Because we arrived after midnight, VIP check-in was already closed, and they said we had to wait until the next day to get our food credit and free play at VIP. When my husband went to get the food credit and free play, they said they had no idea what he was talking about, until he showed a copy of the offer we printed out. So I recommend printing out or bringing the offer letters you received, otherwise they're gonna say "I don't know about that".


Jun 23, 2008

Stratosphere - Spa Room

First of all, we are so pissed off about this Stratosphere offer we used. The offer was for 3 free nights in a spa room, $100 dining credit, all-day ride passes, and $200 free play. We were also double-booked at Circus Circus the exact same days, and we were planning to sleep in this spa room, because we thought the Circus Circus room would be terrible. But we both couldn't believe that actually the Circus Circus room were much nicer and better than Stratosphere.
This spa room is basically the exactly same as standard room, except this room has a spa tub instead of a regular bathtub.

Here's the really angry part. When the owners of the Stratosphere changed recently, they also changed how all the offers work. We didn't know until the second day that everything in this offer was taken out of our Stratosphere players club credits. When we checked our comp money on our last Vegas trip, we had about $400 in comps. After using this offer, it was about $250. They took out $50 for the dining credits we used, and also 2 nights, about $100. After we realized this, we had one more night but we checked out, and we also didn't use the ride passes, and left over $50 in dining credits.

We are never ever EVER gonna use any of Stratosphere offers from now on unless it says 100% absolutely comped and not taking off any money from our players club points.

I still can't believe they took out $100 for this room from our players club credits.

cheap 2-in-1 shampoo & conditioner, lotion, and soap

plastic cups with the ice bucket

This is the spa you get in a spa room at the Stratosphere. Probably the worst spa room we ever got. How can I enjoy the tub if there is a toilet right next to me in this really dark bathroom?