No, we didn't go to Paris. Someday!
But we do have our own version of Paris right here in Vegas. The Eiffel Tower replica at the Paris hotel has to be one of my favorite sights on the strip. Right next to the Bellagio fountains and how convenient . . . they are just across the street from each other!
My parents and Denver & Bree came to town and they wanted to take us out to a nice dinner so we made our way to the Eiffel Tower Restaurant.
(I traveled light so it's iPhone pictures in low-lighting from here on out)
You take a special elevator to get to the restaurant and when the doors open the first thing you see is the kitchen. Very cool to see all the cooks busy at work, stovetops steaming, and entrees lined up for serving.
The restaurant itself was really nice with a beautiful night-time view. We could also catch a glimpse of the tops of the Bellagio fountains from time to time.
If you really want a stunning view you need to go as a party of 2, get reservations for 5pm, and they will seat you at one of these little tables situated right next to the glass. It looked like a very romantic setting.
Not sure if I should feel embarrassed taking pictures of my food at a fancy restaurant . . . But I figured, hey - we're in Vegas, everyone is a tourist, and they are all doing it too.
Scott and I shared the scallops and I ordered veal something-or-other with potato croquettes. Everything was delicious. But I was really looking forward to dessert!
I had dreams of a layered crepe cake, but the creme brulee worked just fine.
Scott ordered the White Chocolate Banana Elysee - how cool is that sugar half-dome?!
I think this picture is so cute of my dad wearing his reading glasses and swiping a bite of my mom's apple strudel.
Denver & Bree both went for the souffle -- pistachio and chocolate. Denver let me have a bite and it was delicious! Go for the souffle!
They even brought out a special dessert for Scott - his birthday was the following day. Very fun.
What a fun meal! I always enjoy a reason to get dressed up and go out on the town. Thanks mom & dad for having us!
After dinner we exited the hotel to venture across the street to the fountains. Let me tell you . . . . the strip on a friday night is wild. Holy moly. Our innocent eyes got a little burning in our short time out there. And inside the casino wasn't much better. Yikes! Note to self: do not go out on the strip (the street) on weekend nights!