I was pretty excited about day 2 in Vegas because I was finally going to hit the famed outlet malls while Tim went on the Black Canyon raft trip that I did last time. I went to the North Mall because someone on our coach said it was better - primarily because it was newer.
It is very easy to get to the malls in Las Vegas via the pre-paid bus service. The bus to the North Mall also goes past famous Freymont Street, where the light show happens every night.
I picked up some great bargains at the mall, which were somewhat counterbalanced by my getting caught out by a seller of unwanted and overpriced beauty products called Enrique. It all started with being handed a free sample of some cream, and before I even realised, I was trapped in a chair with weird creams all over my face. I bought something expensive that I did not want and have not used (wrinkle eraser anyone?) to get away, but even then Enrique was intent on trying to sell me more. He did not succeed. I will put the money that I spent down to getting a facial - because I did indeed get a facial of sorts from Enrique, and what I paid for the "wrinkle eraser" is about what I would have paid at a salon for a facial.
I also bought this much-coveted dress from Tatyana in Caesar's Palace. Because of the specific fit of brands like Tatyana and Stop Staring, it is better to try them on first, and I don't have that luxury here, so I was wrapt when I found out that there was a Tatyana store in Las Vegas.
I picked up cut price tickets for Jersey Boys in the evening, which was showing in Paris. We didn't have enough time for dinner before the show, so Tim and I opted for a pre-show drink at a bar in Paris:
Jersey Boys was magnificent. I had not seen the stage show in Australia, as I didn't know much about the Four Seasons and wasn't grabbed by the concept, but boy, was I mistaken. There are so many well-known songs by the Four Seasons, but I had not even realised that they sang them. It was a fabulous show all round.
After the show, we went to Le Cafe in Paris for dinner, as they had a $39 show menu too. Tim started with a Blue Moon Belgian White ale:
and for me, there was the more bog standard Millers Lite:
This is the Le Cafe three course show menu:
It sounds OK, but sadly was not a patch on the food at Lemongrass.
Dinner started with these rather nice chewy rolls served with butter:
For starter, Tim and I both chose the French Onion Soup:
It looks disgusting, to be sure, but it tasted really good, and was my favourite course.
For main, I chose the filet mignon with creamed spinach and a baked potato:
Um, yeah, the filet mignon was like a bit of old boot leather, and the presentation was woeful, but the creamed spinach was nice.
For dessert, I chose the New York Baked Cheesecake:
It was delicious, to be sure, but the serving was huge and I only ate about half of it. Tim chose the similarly huge but also delicious Chocolate Layer Cake:
Day two in Las vegas was a bit of a mixed bag. but overall I came away having enjoyed my experiences.
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