We have dined at many of the world renowned restaurants in both the Venetian and the Palazzo properties. There was no other place we rather celebrate New Year's 2009 than at these two resorts.
Mario Batali's Carnevino was one of our stops. The calamari was
excellent and Executive Chef Zach Allen stopped by for a chat.
He was preparing New Year's dinner for about 1000 guests between the three Batali restaurants all located in either the Venetian or Palazzo.
Even though he had his hands full for the
evening Zach had time to treat us to his
own " Zack Attack " Amaro. This Amaro
was very smooth and herbaceous with hints of sage , basil and toasted almonds.
David Burke's namesake restaurant was getting ready for a special
New Year's Eve 5 course dinner with a Champagne toast.
Perhaps the biggest honor of the evening was at Charlie Trotter's Restaurant Charlie. After stopping in for a drink we were invited by the staff to stay and celebrate the final seconds of 2008 with a toast. As we counted down to 2009 we could not think of a greater honor than to
start off 2009 with the staff of this Michelin award winning restaurant.
Our first restaurant visit of 2009 was at Morels French Steak House. Executive Chef Eric Bauer has done a great job providing a well balanced menu , great wine list and highly sought after patio
dining over looking the strip.
We could not leave until we celebrated the
New Year at one of the resorts world famous clubs.
LAVO has only been opened a short while but has already made a name
for itself. New Year's Eve was a great time to experience this high tech club first hand. The club is very chic and the music radiated over
the club's multiple floors keeping it's guest moving non stop for hours.
A night of celebrities , a great concert , wonderful food and a exciting club with a New Year's Eve toast will not soon be forgotten. It was a very special experience that only the class and sophistication the Venetian / Palazzo could provide.
Join VINO LAS VEGAS as take you with us for the last hours of 2008 at the Venetian /Palazzo