Friday, 23 September 2011

The Las Vegas Epic 2011 - Eating out at the Aria, Las Vegas review

Whilst staying at The Aria we had the opportunity to sample a number of the different eateries. We restricted ourselves to the more casual options as our budget wouldn’t stretch to the exorbitant yet enticing Bar Masa.

Patisserie Jean Philippe - We snacked and ate breakfast at the delish Patisserie Jean Philippe. For breakfast we sampled some excellent bran muffins, cinnamon rolls and toasted ham and cheese croissants. Whilst at snack time I had a bonkers rich Chocolate Intense. It was probably a little too rich even for my sweet tooth. Mrs G had a super light & dainty key lime pie.



SkyBoxWe ate lunch on the last day of our trip at the Sky Box restaurant located next to the sports book. Sat with our suitcases next to us, there was nearly a tear in my eye by this point, such was the feeling that I didn’t want to go home. We shared a plate of sticky and spicy buffalo wings served with crudités and ranch dressing. My main of BBQ pork sliders however was a bit of a letdown; the meat lacked flavour and was over-reliant on the BBQ sauce in which it was slathered. In addition the mini-buns were far too dense. Mrs G rated highly her Cobb salad which included a mix of dressed tomato, avocado, bacon, egg, blue cheese, mixed leaves and olives.


Aria Buffet We took in an early breakfast (to beat the massive queue which magically appears after 9am) at the Aria Buffet for an inevitably hit and miss affair.  I took in a random first plate of kung po chicken, Singapore noodles and a pork bun which were all pretty good. Meanwhile eggs Benedict, French toast and hash browns were all well flavoured but lacked crisp freshness. The oatmeal and raisin cookie and blueberry muffin I ate for dessert were both excellent; I was very tempted to squirrel some away for the day ahead but Mrs G reminded me of the calorie laden epic which was in-store later in the day. 



The Details: 
ARIA Resort and Casino, 3730 Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89158


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