the vegas dining experience

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BELLAGIObellagioflowers If you're going to Vegas for the weekend (arriving on a Friday night and leaving Sunday afternoon) with a full Saturday to yourself but overwhelmed by all the Vegas dining options, here are three great places you should try: Bellagio for breakfast, Yusho for lunch and Heritage for dinner. bellagiofruit1 The Bellagio is a beautiful luxury hotel with an equally exquisite dining experience, especially for breakfast. I suggest you start your day nice and early and take advantage of their huge buffet, which incorporates several cooking stations and beautifully presented fresh fish, fruit and savory meats. Whatever your preference, you will be covered with Italian, Japanese, Chinese, seafood and American cuisine options ... and champagne for that mimosa you will want to drink as you gaze at the gorgeous fountains outside.

bellagiofruit YUSHO japanese You will be full from breakfast, which is why I suggest indulging in Bellagio deliciousness as early as possible. You will want to save room for lunch at Yusho at Monte Carlo, which was just voted Best New Strip Restaurant. But be warned: This place is for the serous foodie. You will not find Teriyaki salmon or a California roll here. Dishes include octopus with haricot vert, egg yolk and enoki mushrooms and pork shoulder steamed buns with kimchi and cilantro that will set the tone for a fabulous, flavorful day. The portions are perfect so you won't feel too full while you enjoy a day of Vegas fun. As you can see, your dishes will be served like works of art ... and I promise, your service will be top-notch. japanese3 HERITAGE heritage I suggest you end your day with a delicious steak or shellfish (I certainly enjoyed my Spice-Roasted Lobster) at Tom Colicchio's Heritage. The meats are prepared entirely over an open flame (wood-burning ovens to charcoal grills) which are antibiotic-free and humanely raised for the discerning steak loving patron. Not only will you enjoy every single bite, but the ambiance is perfect for a romantic evening. Known for their contemporary sleek design, the restaurant is designed by Bentel & Bentel and sits in the atrium of the resort. It's a perfect contrast from the more traditional decor of the Bellagio. lobster Well, there you have it! If you head to Vegas and eat at any of these places, tell me all about it! Hope you all have a fabulous weekend. I won't be eating this well, but we have a few fun things lined up. Be back here next week!

Thank you so much MGM Resorts. We had an amazing time.