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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

What Happens In Vegas (Day 1)

What happens in Vegas, comes home with you in five pound chunks attached to your thigh.

After checking in at Encore, we met up with the girls for lunch at Botero, where I managed a simple but tasty Salmon Nicoise salad.

After a little sun at the pool, it was time to get cute and head to dinner.  But first, there was champagne.

I had heard about a Thai restaurant in Las Vegas that the locals know about, off the strip, and in a very unassuming location.  Supposedly, it is one of the best Thai restaurants around, so, with little information I described what I remembered to the Encore concierge and after awhile, she steered us to Lotus of Siam.  Let me tell you, with all the incredible dining in Vegas, I will make a point of going back to Lotus next time I am in town.  Here is where the Gluttony really starts:

I did not realize before going that the restaurant had won a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.  Their wine list was massive and after a bit, settled on a bottle of Cask Cabernet from Rubicon Estates.

And then, there was the food! SOM THUM (Thai papaya salad)-This classic dish from Thailand consists of green papaya, chili, tomato, crushed peanut mixed with lime juice, fish sauce and sugar.

Sea Bass with Ginger- Steamed Sea Bass topped with our special brown sauce and ginger. Serve on the top of steamed vegetable.

Yellow Curry with Chicken:  The mildest among all Thai curries made from curry powder, turmeric and spice with coconut cream, potato and carrot

PAD THAI with Pork-This dish is stir fried with egg, green onion, bean sprouts and chopped peanut.

My plate runneth over!

But I still managed room for Mango with Sticky Rice.

Lotus of Siam
953 East Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89104-3028
(702) 735-3033
More coming tomorrow plus:

  • Amazing breakfast at Society
  • Dinner at Bartolottas
  • LOVE!!
  • Getting back to Game On
  • Getting over it!

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