It was a lazy day of pool and grubbing.. and yes, more drinking… but we finally decided to get our deal together and realized that it’s hard to find a good place to eat on a Friday night.. trying to book a table when it’s already 7pm… in Vegas…OOPS. After a few failed attempts with the concierge at Caesars…
…[we got ready anyways] and ended up deciding on Scarpetta
[Oh Scott Conant you so dreamy <3 swoon]
…with an old coworker of mine, who also happened to be in town.. we headed over to Cosmopolitan – GORGEOUS hotel. Had a few drinks at the bar and then finally sat down before 10.
Bread and yummy stuff to dip it in… MMM BREAD!!!
George & I
Roasted Sea Scallops
truffled white asparagus, pink grapefruit & uni aoili
Super tender scallops… delicious white asparagus… MMMMMM….. To me, if someone can cook a scallop to perfection, they can cook. It’s hard to get it just right, especially since it’s so easily overcooked and turns rubbery like whoa. These melted at the touch of my tongue. Light, decadent. Amazing. But hello. Two scallops and two asparagus for three people? Awkward!
Special: Steak Tartare
This was okay. Probably shouldn’t have ordered it, wasn’t bad, wasn’t great. Wish there was a bigger portion….
And the best dish of the night — and possibly of the whole time in Vegas:
fricassee of truffled mushrooms
Here is the guy pouring the sauce with truffled wild mushrooms all over the creamy polenta…
SO good we got it twice – YES twice!!! We started smothering ALL of our food with this stuff. Words can NOT describe how amazing it is… and as soon as we licked the bowl clean, we ordered another one. I’ve never had creamier, buttery polenta in my life. It was like melted ice cream of savory truffled goodness. Delicious tender mushrooms.. OMFG. Last dinner sort of food. I can die happy in a hot tub of this.
We all ordered our own dish but shared everything – not allowed to order the same thing hahaha….
Duck & Foie Ravioli
This was obviously mine. It was the least tasty of the three, methinks, not that it wasn’t tasty.. the filling was good but a bit dry/mealy. The texture was a little weird for me, but the flavors were spot on – and the pasta was a good al dente.
George picked the Special: Bone-In Prime Rib with a side of Potatoes
It was delicious. If you fuck up beef, than you can’t cook at all. It was HUGE, Fred Flintstone style. I love a good piece of meat with a nice bone in it.
Kelly got the Special: Chicken & Sweet Corn Agnolotti
This was actually in my running to be one of my choices.. it was really good and the only thing we all finished!!!! YUM – the corn was amazing and added such a great texture and sweetness to it. YUM
We opted out of dessert but our awesome server gave us some deliciousness anyways…
Butterscotch pots <3 YUM
We headed to XS afterwards…. but ended up waiting a million hours in line. I ended up cutting a ton of people to get thru, get stamped, just to wait LONGER. Got to see B for a brief moment and say hi at least…. at least tummy was happy – cuz feet were NOT.