03 April 2009

Vegas Vignettes: Day 2, Part 1

After a restful night's sleep, my husband and I got up and headed across the street to the Paris Hotel & Casino. We had learned during previous trips that the café in our own hotel was not so great for the first meal of the day, but the offerings at the Paris were very good, indeed. The sun was shining, and cool breezes played with our hair as we crossed the busy Strip in our quest for food.

In the past, we had gone to the Paris's generic little café, located in the heart of the hotel, but my sharp-eyed husband spotted people dining on the terrace at Mon Ami Gabi, a lovely little French bistro that until now had served only lunch and dinner. We found out that they were indeed open, and since we adored their food, we couldn't wait to see what they had in store for us for breakfast.

What we found: perfect scrambled eggs, generous portions of thick-cut bacon, mimosas, bellinis, crêpes as big as your head served with mountains of fresh fruit, pink grapefruit studded with blackberries and crystallized ginger, cafe-au-lait served French style (in a bowl)....

Yes, my husband and I are foodies, and this was absolute foodie heaven--and particularly welcome after our travel hell on the previous day. This meal alone was enough to make us practically weep with joy, and we vowed to come back every morning we were in Vegas to sample more of Mon Ami Gabi's culinary delights.

Thus fortified, we left the Paris to continue our day's adventures...which I will continue in another post. Seldom does a meal deserve its own spotlight, but this one did, and I didn't want its magnificence getting lost in the shuffle of the rest of the day.

Stay tuned for the rest of our adventures!