No MLife points for Royal Caribbean table play

I wrote earlier that I enjoyed the casino on the Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas. There were some problems, but Casino Royale gave me a steeply discounted fare and the casino itself was a mostly pleasant experience. One of the attractive things about it was that the points I earned onboard would transfer to MLife, thus making it easier to retain status for the next year.  Just one little problem with that… Continue reading “No MLife points for Royal Caribbean table play”

Prime Steakhouse in the Bellagio

In March, I had the opportunity to dine at Prime Steakhouse in the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas. The upshot: The food was delicious and the service was excellent, but what really makes this restaurant worth the price you pay is if you have time to wait for a table outside. That is one of the prettiest spots in which I have ever dined.

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Le Cirque in the Bellagio Las Vegas

Le Cirque in the Bellagio Las Vegas

I am an extraordinarily lucky man. I have lived in the United States, Mexico, and Nigeria, and in addition to those places have eaten meals in Indonesia, Japan, Canada, multiple spots in the Caribbean, Nicaragua, England, Holland, and probably some places I am forgetting. I am a proud consumer of food from street vendors, I grew up with home cooking in Texas, and I can comport myself reasonably well in very nice restaurants. I say all of this to express the judgment I use in making this claim- my favorite restaurant in the world is Le Cirque in the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. I have stayed there in a Penthouse suite and in other accommodations, although that is generally because it is convenient to this restaurant. My favorite place to eat remains my grandmother’s kitchen, but if I am going to pay for a meal then this is the place to do it. Continue reading “Le Cirque in the Bellagio Las Vegas”

Two Bedroom Penthouse Suite at Bellagio Las Vegas

Two Bedroom Penthouse Suite at Bellagio Las Vegas

You know what’s weird? Going to Las Vegas, losing money at the blackjack tables, and still really enjoying your experience at the hotel. That is what has happened to me three times now at the Bellagio Las Vegas. It helps, of course, if you have a Penthouse Suite. Continue reading “Two Bedroom Penthouse Suite at Bellagio Las Vegas”