Happy first day of Spring! The proverbial Sin City was a surprisingly satisfying winter getaway for non-gamblers, with so much to see, do, and eat.  After settling into our room at Encore, we did some exploring to work up an appetite for dinner at Guy Savoy.  Keep reading below for details.

Las Vegas Caesars Forum

Encore

Our room was generously sized with an expansive view.  I adore the mock crocodile and houndstooth wall-coverings as well as the doors.

The Vegas of my memory is a place devoid of history and authenticity, and perhaps too driven by insatiable greed and desire.  But the Vegas of today is rather pleasant and dare I say cosmopolitan, with visitors from the world over.  The incessant and obnoxious clanging from coin slot machines is gone as is the oppressive smoke-filled air {for the most part}. Desperately needing a get away and partly inspired by Matt Gross’ article in the New York Times, we found ourselves taking it all in anew and were surprisingly charmed.  Why did we not visit sooner?

Caesars Palace

Dining at the Michelin star restaurant, Guy Savoy, did not disappoint.  We had the six course “menu elegance,” which featured an outstanding roasted turbot.  All the dishes were visually pleasing, featured subtle layered flavors, and presented with utmost care. The decor is minimalist with cavernous ceilings and the service was flawless.  Beware of the overflowing bread cart {so much to choose from}, the lavish dessert cart, and countless bites from the kitchen on top of the already plentiful menu.  We were even given coffee cake to take away and enjoy the next day.  A nice touch, indeed.

Guy Savoy

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