Showers over Windermere from Holbeck Lane near Troutbeck.

Foodie Friday – Viva Las Vegas

September 30, 2022

Dinner in Spain, Italy and Greece in three nights – on the Vegas strip of course.  At The Cosmopolitan, Wynn and The Venetian – with Cabaret at Delilah’s – the best Supper Club still standing with great bar/cabaret, and of course Rod Stewart playing and dancing his heart out during his two-hour Greatest Hits show at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace.

We travelled here just to catch one of Rod’s six residency shows – what a night – fourth row from the front, centre stage.  Rockin’ Rod maturing like a fine wine.  Great staging, great production, great songs, great set, great crowd and Rod in great form.  A night to treasure.  A true night on the town.

With some great dinners while we were in town – dinner at three favourites:

  • José Andrés – Jaleo – great tapas, great flavours.
  • Estiatorio Milos – best fish in town.  All the Greek specials – we hand selected a sweet 216 Fagri – grilled with capers and olive oil – perfect with a bottle of Puligny Montrachet – and of course some taramosalata, tzatziki and htipiti up front – just to get us in the mood for the real thing in Amanzoe next week.
  • And of course Cipriani – home from home – Downtown Soho, Venice, Dubai, Vegas – we’ve been going for 20+ years – nothing changes.  Vitello Tonnato, Fegato Veneziana – and a bottle of Ferruccio Ferragamo’s Il Borro.


We don’t gamble, we don’t shop, we no longer party (and it’s all loud and crowded), but it’s worth a trip – for the shows/food – maybe once a decade!!


And late, breaking news for UK foodies or Lakeland visitors – our favourite hometown restaurant – The Old Stamp House – just got named Top Fine Dining Restaurant in Trip Advisor’s Travellers Choice Awards (based on their Journey Around Cumbria £95 a head tasting menu – with my favourite black pudding bon bon, duck liver and grey squirrel!)

Chapeau Chapeau to Ryan and Craig!


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