Todd English’s Olives at the Bellagio Las Vegas: A Review

This is the last Christmas Luke and I will spend in Las Vegas. Before we move, we are trying to fit in all of the restaurants we have always wanted to try, but haven’t gotten to yet. We aren’t really “Strip” people, but you can’t deny that Las Vegas houses dozens of world class restaurants, owned by famous and accomplished chefs, all within a couple of miles from each other. As far as casino and hotels go, I have always loved the Bellagio. It just seems classier than other hotels; from the dancing fountain in the front, the constantly changing garden displays, and the piano lounges on the casino floor, it is one of my favorites. All of the restaurants inside the Bellagio also look amazing. One that we have always walked by, but never walked into, is Todd English’s Olives. So for Christmas Day dinner, I made a reservation for me, Luke, and our friend Matt, and decided to do it up. Continue reading Todd English’s Olives at the Bellagio Las Vegas: A Review

Celebrity Restaurant Review: Gordon Ramsay Steak

Our household has a time honored Thanksgiving tradition of trying to do something completely different for the holiday every year. Two years ago we traveled to Siberia  Idaho to break bread with friends and family; last year I spent the day roasting a duck, and cooking my own version of Pilgrim food with a twist. This year, Luke wanted to introduce me to the Las Vegas tradition of eating Thanksgiving dinner in a casino. Since we both have a severe aversion of buffets- and standing in line for an hour to get to said buffet- we took the holiday as an excuse to try one of the celebrity restaurants we have had our eye on for quite some time: Gordon Ramsay Steak in the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. Continue reading Celebrity Restaurant Review: Gordon Ramsay Steak