Thursday, August 17, 2006

Vega$, Part 2; Breakfast of Champions

The Commander's Palace Restaurant at the Aladdin hotel offers beignets and chicory coffee for breakfast, but only until 11 in the morning. There have been a few times we have tried to make this deadline, but needless to say, we didn't always get up in time. Well, this last trip we were able to go not once, but twice! A new record! These beignets are very much like the classic ones served at Cafe du Monde in New Orleans (and at Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney), but a little smaller with slightly more chewy, delicate texture. Topped with powdered sugar, they are also served with a coffee sauce, sort of a coffee dulce de leche. A first class Sugar-Bomb meal - I would take it over cupcakes anyday. Served with deep, dark, chicory coffee, helping to slow down the inevitable sugar crash from the beignets. The perfect beginning to a morning at the Roulette wheel. Check out the photos below: on the left, Cafe du Monde in New Orleans, and Commander's in Las Vegas on the right.

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