So our last morning in Vegas we hooked up with some of Lorie’s other friends who were in Vegas as well and decided to check out the World Buffet at the Rio.
When they say World Buffet, they really do mean WORLD! Haha I had eggs and bacon as well as those Chinese sesame balls with the red bean paste inside, and shumai, and crab legs, and BBQ pork and tamales. I probably could’ve eaten more, but my stomach has been acting up the last couple months, and normally while I could get up for 5ths and 6ths at a buffet, lately I’ve barely been able to clear one plate at a meal. We also got endless mimosas! I think Lorie and I drank a pitcher each between just us.
I really enjoyed the buffet, but Lorie thinks she got sick there because she started feeling really ill a few hours later.
To cap off the weekend Lorie made us reservations at this really amazing restaurant called Switch. It’s in the Encore, which is the new hotel associated with the Wynn.They named it as such because every thirty minutes the decor changes. Like walls drop down from the ceiling which weren’t there before and the ceiling rotates, and the wall changes from paintings or something to other art.
This is ceiling one:
This is ceiling two:
Wall Three (aka no wall):
Wall Art One:
Wall Art Two:
Wall Art Three:
I ordered the corn chowder with crabmeat and the foie gras, and Lorie had the rack of lamb. All of which were delicious but unfortunately I was distracted by worrying about Lorie running to the bathroom every 10 minutes to throw up so I didn’t get to take pictures. It was all so amazing and I’d never tried foie gras before. I guess they prepared it a little differently, I think usually foie gras is often seared and prepared whole and this was cold and shaped like pate, which I believe is the lowest quality foie gras you can get. Still good, but I’m thinking I would have been okay with the texture a little more had it been seared or prepared in some other way.
Lorie finally started feeling better after I asked them to bring her a bitters and soda (a little bar tending trick I’ve picked up in my work) and although she barely touched her lamb, she really wanted dessert. We ordered the Strawberry Vinchin (sp?) and it was delicious. It consisted of a meringue with a sorbet and a lemon yogurt over it, and strawberries and gelee floating in champagne. Light and beautiful.
As far as food, and minus Lorie being unnervingly sick, it was a nice cap to the weekend.