(6) JEAN PHILIPPE PATISSERIE
(8) LOLA’S A LOUISIANA KITCHEN
(9) GUY FIERI’S VEGAS KITCHEN & BAR
(10) GRAND LUX CAFE
(11) BOUCHON BAKERY
W/ Spinach, Red Peppers & Chicken
For the price, they sure slack on the fillings. It was alright, definitely should have gone with a pastry.
2. Strawberry Smoothie ($9.99)
Tasty, but not worth the $10 for a regular size.
Strong cravings for Asian Cuisine, our best (and closest) bet was Noodles. I loved the design of the restaurant-front, the bundled pile of literally, noodles, hanging above the entrance. Upon entering, you are surrounded by everything of an Asian sort – Bamboo, Lanterns for lighting, Asian Rugs and quite a few statues.
With Beef Brisket & Tendon in Five Spices Broth
2. Noodle Soup ($15.50)
With Poached Chicken
3. Congee ($5.00)
With Hundred Century Egg & Scallions
$20 + tax for Noodles and Soup, this better be good! But, luckily, indeed – it was! The flavours in the Mandarin Beef Stew were great, meat were the perfect cuts and nicely stewed. Definitely hit the spot. The Noodle Soup on the other hand was a tad too plain – needed more bazazz, and a much better cooked Rice Noodle to match. The Congee was the only one that I found to be absolutely worth it. A decent amount and wonderfully flavoured – great amount of Century Egg treats in here!
A cup of Gumbo w/ Chicken, Sausage & Shrimps
My first time trying Gumbo! Now I will never have to again – arriving piping hot, this was okay – I expected more flavours, and many more pieces of meat. There was also Rice in here which was a pleasant surprise.
Slow-cooked with Andouille and Smoked Kielbasa. Served w/ Coleslaw & toasted French Bread
A ‘Family Favourite’ on the menu, this had a delightful homie feel. The amount of Rice was just right, and the pieces of Kielbasa was a great salty mix by side the Coleslaw and Toasted French Bread. This was by far my girlfriend’s favourite meal in the whole trip so far.
W/ Blackened Salmon (or Shrimp)
No additional flavours or surprises in this one. I think this would have been better (and juicier) served with the Blackened Shrimp option instead. The Pasta was perfectly cooked, and the amount of Fettuccine Sauce was certainly generous!
Two Soft Shelled Crabs Battered and Deep-Fried
I already knew that this was going to be a pure winner the moment that I laid my eyes upon it in the menu. Deep-Fried Soft Shelled Crab… How can you possibly go wrong? Especially laid across a Soft Po’Boy Bun, this was a winner! A smiggen of Mayonnaise was all it needed.
1. Parmageddon Wings ($15)
Breaded Chicken Parmesan Wings + Apocalyptic Marina
2. Guy-Italian Fondue Dippers($14)
Pepperoni-wrapped Breadstick Twists served w/ a Smoky Provolone and Sausage Cheese Dip. Topped with Fresh Tomato Bruchetta
Lightly grilled chunks of Tequila-Citrus Tilapia, Avocado, Veggies and Mojo De Ajo
The Parmegeddon Wings took form of Lollipops. I was honestly expecting an explosion of juicy flavours, this was truly disappointing. What was going on? Why were the only winners of the whole night – the (unnoted) Pickled Jalepenos? The Guy-Italian Fondue Dippers were also another disappointment to add to the list. My biggest peeve is when I cannot depict the description of the menu items – I did not depict and Sausage or Bruschetta in this, it did not go well together at all. Fish Tacos are the easiest things to successfully make, ever. Scarce in the amounts of Tilapia, and interesting combination – but it did nothing for either of us. I don’t understand how one can mess it up – but Guy Fieri sure did.
(10) GRAND LUX CAFE
The Venetian Hotel & Casino
3355 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Breakfast/Brunch – American
1.Strawberry Fruit Smoothie
2. Hot Chocolate
3. Delux Breakfast Sandwich ($11.95)
Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Ham, Grilled Tomato, Havarti Cheese and Mayo piled high on Grilled Brioche Bread. Served w/ Hash Browns
4. ‘The Best’ Eggs Benedict with Ham & Hollandaise ($13.95)
A quick breakfast at Grand Lux Cafe in The Venetian/Palazzo before our 5-hour roadtrip to L.A. I was thrilled to be leaving this place (and it’s mediocre feeds). This breakfast was very satisfying and tasty. I would definitely recommend it! Don’t forget to (instead) get a seat on the patio.