Trying to eat healthy, workout and stay in shape has become an everyday chore so thankfully on Sunday, May 6 you can take a break from all of that. This is the ultimate day off, International No Diet Day, a reason for you to indulge for 24 hours and Las Vegas is the perfect place to make sure you don’t squander a single minute.
What more could you ask for, pool season is kicking off so creative cocktails will be flowing and you can’t walk very far down through a casino or down the Las Vegas strip without coming across a mouthwatering restaurant. We have put together some of the most decadent choices that you will want to take advantage of on No Diet Day and feel free to choose more than one.
The burger that was made for this day is the Rossini Burger at Burger Bar at Mandalay Bay. Conceived by celebrity chef Hubert Keller, you are given a thick Kobe beef patty topped with mountains of foie gras and truffles. One bite of this burger and you will have to take pause and give yourself a chance to realize just how amazing that first bite was.
How about taking a pot pie and turning it gourmet? The Lobster Pot Pie at MICHAEL MINA Bellagio is made with lobster and seasonal vegetables covered in black truffles and a creamy brandied-lobster sauce, baked in a crisp and flaky pastry crust. Chef Mina's famous creation truly sets the standard for this type of dish.
If you are looking for a spectacular setting, a sweet treat and great cocktail Hyde Bellagio is a perfect spot to kick off your evening. Hyde has turned a childhood desert into an adult treat with their Cookies & Cream. Fresh baked chocolate chip cookies served alongside a White Russian, this will satisfy you sweet tooth and a little more.
Chef Shawn McClain put together a tasty pairing with his Foie Gras Custard Brûlée' served at Sage at ARIA. Each bite gives you two of the most flavorful tastes around and this delicacy is topped off with kumquat and toasted cocoa nibs, and spread across a buttery salted brioche.
If you want to try an assortment of sweet treats, Jean Philippe Pâtisserie has an exquisite array of desserts. You can try crepes, creamy gelato milkshakes and dozens of delightful pastries and the experience is topped off by the world's largest chocolate fountain at the Pâtisserie's Bellagio location.
If you love French cuisine, the 16 Course Degustation Menu at Joël Robuchon in MGM Grand is hard to top. The menu features such delicacies as Les Crustacés, a trio of truffled langoustine ravioli, grilled spiny lobster medallion and sea urchin on a rich potato puree. Don’t forget to try the dozens of fresh selections from the Bread Cart as well as the amazing Mignardises Trolley - filled with more than 30 handmade delights - both at unlimited quantities with your meal.
A day like this would not be complete with enjoying a soufflé and Chef Philippe Angibeau features three delicious flavors at Bellagio's Le Cirque. You can choose from Chocolate, Grand Marnier or Coconut with mango pineapple compote.
Las Vegas has set a new standard when it comes to the buffet, the competition to one up each other has made a winner out of the Sin City traveler who gets to partake in the abundance that is offered. If you want to live it up for the entire 24 hours the Take 2 Buffet Pass is the key to your gluttony. Enjoy everything that you can imagine from seafood to pizzas and desserts and so much more at the Roundtable Buffet at Excalibur and MORE The Buffet at Luxor with 24-hours of unlimited visits for only $32.
The Sugar Factory is home to sundaes, shakes and drinks that taste like candy, if that sounds tempting to you. If you want a shake that tastes you are drinking a candy bar, the Milk Chocolate Malt will give you that sensation. Chocolate and vanilla ice cream along with chocolate chunks, chocolate shavings, whipped cream and chocolate sauce, they give you a jumbo sized straw because that is the only way to possibly drink this shake. For an adult treat, the S’mores Martini tastes just like a S’more and is even topped with marshmallows and after you drink it you will know it was adult as it packs a kick.
To finish your day off a visit to Diablo’s at the Monte Carlo is in order. Where else can you find a Sinful Vixen? This is a party atmosphere unlike any other restaurant in Las Vegas and the perfect way to enjoy this setting is with a pitcher of Sinful Vixen paired with the baked queso fundido. The Sinful Vixen is made with fresh raspberries and is mixed with Stoli and Cassis to create a fruity, yet not too sweet, potent drink that you can’t put down. The baked questo fundido is so rich and thick, baked cheese with chorizo and beans, you better double up on the chips when dipping into this concoction.
You certainly don’t have to wait for International No Diet Day to enjoy all of these amazing taste sensations, but it is a great excuse to go a little overboard.