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.
www.saipinchutima.com953 East Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89104-3028
More coming tomorrow plus:
- Amazing breakfast at Society
- Dinner at Bartolottas
- Getting back to Game On
- Getting over it!