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Old 12-22-2013, 07:02 AM   #31
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On a relative budget, Bouchon Bakery at the Venetian is excellent and pretty cheap for Vegas. We were walking around the Venetian and noticed a bakery that had $9 donuts and $13 single-serving cakes. Then we saw the $3.25 red velvet cupcake with sweet cream cheese topping at Bouchon Bakery and wondered if there was a catch. It was really good and I didn't feel like I got ripped off.
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Old 12-22-2013, 04:49 PM   #32
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I want to go there. Thomas Keller is my idol.
Just in case I wasn't clear, the $9 donuts were not at Bouchon Bakery. There were at some place inside. They had some sort of glittery frosting that made them look almost like jewelry. Otherwise, I think it was just a cake donut underneath all that.

Just last weekend we decided to have fun and drive to Napa Valley. Bought something like $40 worth of stuff at the original Bouchon Bakery, including sandwiches, macarons, bread, and pastries. While I suppose the place had Thomas Keller's pedigree, the prices weren't out of line with what you'd see for similar bakeries with lesser quality. The brioche roll (really a bread roll and not a sweet brioche) was actually quite good for $1.50. The large macarons were $3.25 and 3" in diameter. While I suppose there's a lot of people who rail against Thomas Keller for his high prices, his bakeries provide excellent value.

The line was well out the door. I was talking to the couple ahead of me, and they said that they had been to one of the locations in Manhattan, where there was no line. I said the same about Vegas.
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Just in case I wasn't clear, the $9 donuts were not at Bouchon Bakery. There were at some place inside. They had some sort of glittery frosting that made them look almost like jewelry. Otherwise, I think it was just a cake donut underneath all that. Just last weekend we decided to have fun and drive to Napa Valley. Bought something like $40 worth of stuff at the original Bouchon Bakery, including sandwiches, macarons, bread, and pastries. While I suppose the place had Thomas Keller's pedigree, the prices weren't out of line with what you'd see for similar bakeries with lesser quality. The brioche roll (really a bread roll and not a sweet brioche) was actually quite good for $1.50. The large macarons were $3.25 and 3" in diameter. While I suppose there's a lot of people who rail against Thomas Keller for his high prices, his bakeries provide excellent value. The line was well out the door. I was talking to the couple ahead of me, and they said that they had been to one of the locations in Manhattan, where there was no line. I said the same about Vegas.
Thanks for sharing. Sounds awesome.
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Strip: Border Grill (Mandalay Bay)
Off the Strip: Flaming Fajitas (West LV/Summerlin); Linda Michoacán (multiple locations); Frank and Fina's (West LV/Summerlin).

Other off the strip restaurants:
1a. DW Bistro - Jamaican/New Mexican Fusion (Southwest LV)
1b. Lotus of Siam - Thai (Central/East LV) the other
Honey Salt - American/Comfort Food (Summerlin)
Vitner Grill - Contemporary American (Summerlin)
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FWIW, outside of the strip, I would say that the consenus among objective locals is that Summerlin (and the west side of the LV Valley in general) have much better restaurants than any other part of town (again, except for the Strip).
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ate friday night at Golden Nugget seafood buffet $25 bought seafood heaven! I literally ate crab until i couldn't eat any more.........
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ate friday night at Golden Nugget seafood buffet $25 bought seafood heaven! I literally ate crab until i couldn't eat any more.........
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