Three reviews: Bellagio Buffet (Las Vegas, NV) Absolutely a must-do on Friday and Saturday night, the Bellagio "Gourmet Dinner" Buffet includes Beef Wellington, Prime Rib of Kobe Beef, Seven-spice rack of lamb, Herb-encrusted Prime Rib, Osso Bucco of Lamb, Venison filet, Free Range Turkey, giant shrimp cocktail, miso sea bass., crab legs, and delectable desserts including giant strawberries, creme brulee, and other great things. $80 counting tax and tip, good deal considering the quality of the food. Bouchon (Las Vegas, NV) We had a nice lunch, starting with terriene de foie gras, and then roasted lamb shank, and potato encrusted salmon, respectively. Great service, and wonderful venue. About $120 or so including tax and tip for lunch not including dessert, so not cheap. Lotus of Siam (Las Vegas, NV) Perhaps the best Thai restaurant experience I have ever had, we had a spicy catfish stew (with local vegetables) Issan style, Flamegrilled roast beef with tamarind chiles, Yellow curry chicken with new potatoes and carrots, and Panang Salmon with red curry sauce. This was followed up by sticky rice with mangos, and washed down with Thai iced teas and a bottle of Schloss Schoborn Rheingau Riesling Beerenauslese which is an absolutely delightful dessert wine (reasonably priced at the restaurant at $40, it's about $25 at Hi Time Wine Cellars) Total bill was just about $100 including tax and tip, a great deal. The best part was that this entire trip was on the house courtesy of Bill Belichick and the Pats (and the eagles to a lessr extent Thanks Bill.
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