Where to eat in midtown Atlanta, where to eat in Las Vegas, mixed feelings about Cantina Laredo, the business hours of meat-and-threes and the tater tots at Patterson House--there were just a few of the items on your mind last week on Bites' weekly open thread, where we turn the topics of discussion over to you. Been out this week? Tried something different, either in the kitchen or the grocery? Read a stimulating or irritating food book/article this week? We want to hear all about it. Here's one response to a request for Vegas restaurant tips, from WestEndGirl:
Sally - we were in Las Vegas last weekend. My husband got sidelined by a stomach thing, so we cancelled dinner at Bouchon on Friday night (I was so looking forward to this!) but did manage to make it to Enoteca San Marco in the Venetian on Saturday (Batali and Bastianich's casual Italian place). I started with the Caprese salad (roasted Roma tomatoes with house made Mozzarella and a delicious pesto) and then had the veal and ricotta meatballs as my entree. My husband tried to eat the pepper and pecorino pasta but could only manage a few bites, so I restrained myself from finishing his plate. Dessert was a trio of profiteroles with three gelatos - salted caramel, coconut and delicious Valrhona chocolate. Solid food - not too adventurous, but well executed. I also had an excellent, buttery almond croissant with coffee for breakfast at Payard in Caesars'.
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