Vegas, You’ve Grown on Me

January 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

So, I don’t really love Las Vegas.  Two days ago I really didn’t like it.  But now, I sort of do.  I suppose that’s what should happen since all I’ve been doing here is eating and sipping yummy cocktails while bouncing from one club/bar/hotel to the next, while partying with fellow meeting planners.  And yes, I’m at a meeting for meeting planners.

Up until last night, I hadn’t seen much in the form of appetizers that was truly innovative.  Then we went to the Cosmopolitan. I know a new hotel in Vegas isn’t really new news, but this is really new.  As in, it opened December 15th, 2010.  And it cost 4 billion dollars to build (or so the dealer at my Black Jack table told me).  Now that I’m thinking about that figure in a more sober state, it seems awfully high, but then I read this and confirmed that it’s actually is true!

But back to their party food- their dessert party food to be specific.  The spread couldn’t have been more playful and fun. Bright lollipops, peanut butter cupcakes topped with mini malted milk balls, individual citrus pana cottas in tiny martini glasses, and my favorite- mini ice cream push pops in every flavor from vanilla to mango.  My iphone pics really don’t do these treats justice, they were amazing.  On top of all that, the event took place in The Chandelier, a bar housed inside an actual floor to ceiling chandelier in the hotel.

And though it may not be the most innovative cocktail, I couldn’t end the night without an actual Cosmopolitan.  Suffice it to say, it was one of the best I’ve ever had.

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