Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Beloved Bellagio

Ah, the Bellagio. So much to love about this hotel. William and I are going to stay there one day and get a lake view room so that we can watch the water shows all night. We'll just have to luck out with one of the weekends or other time when there is a deal.

We found heaven at their sweet shop- we literally wanted to stick our heads underneath these chocolate fountains

This train is made of marshmallows

Mmm- look at how beautiful these desserts are. We didn't try any of those because we were waiting for the Bellagio Buffet desserts.

And it was well worth the wait. Here is the key lime pie- it was incredible

I also loved this little white chocolate mousse ice cream cone.

The Bellagio Buffet is truly the best one on the strip. They have unique items to try like ostrich (it was ok) and kobe beef (delicious) and soy swordfish (my personal favorite). I also LOVED the mushroom ravioli but really, my heart lies with the desserts. They have these ginormous chocolate covered strawberries- I had 3 of those and the peach and raspberry sorbets were amazing as well. Well worth the price.

Another unique display was in the conservatory. I loved the beautiful crystal globes with water flowing over it.

The tulips in full bloom

We also went to the art exhibit they have entitled "Figuratively Speaking" about how the human form has been portrayed over time. They had several paintings by Renoir, Picasso, Hockney, and Lichtenstein. It was an ok exhibit- not the best one they have ever had. Mainly due to this annoying live video instillation they had going on at the same time.

We were able to catch a couple of water shows before they were canceled for the night due to wind.

We sure spent a lot of time here without actually staying at the hotel- but one day . . .

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