Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Vega$, Part 1; Spago
I just returned from my annual birthday trip to Vegas, and had a fabulous time, as always. The first meal we had was lunch at Spago Cafe in the Forum mall inside our hotel, Caesars Palace. This Spago Cafe is a slightly less expensive version of Spago, and in my opinion, much better, especially since you do not have to mingle with all those too-cool-for-school Beverly Hills types. We sat "outside," under the trompe l'oeil sky, watching all the tourists traipse through the mall. They started us of with a bread basket combo: flatbread with Parmesan and chili peppers, little brioche style dinner rolls, and a country French bread, served with a soft, tangy cream cheese topped with stewed bell peppers.
I had a very interesting Alsacian pizza that I cannot wait to try at home: a thin layer of whole grain mustard, gruyere, caramelized onions, and pancetta. It was so good, we went back the next day and ordered it again.