Sunday, January 04, 2009


Before I went back to work from the winter break, we met up my husband's parents for lunch. But first we toured the Encore, a Steve Wynn casino which opened up in December. You might like to read a great review of the Wynn and Encore.

Rumor has it the Wynn's wife has the hundreds of beautiful flower arrangements changed everyday. I would be thrilled to have one of these once a month, LOL!! I love the fuchsia Phalaenopsis and green Cymbidium orchids (which was on my wedding cake). It's a shame they have no scent.

After walking around, we got quite hungry so we walked across the street to Maggiano's Little Italy restaurant at the corner of the Fashion Show Mall.

We grabbed a round of drinks. When I'm not sure what I'd like, I get a Gin & Tonic or Dirty Gin Martini.
These Crispy Zucchini Fritte are TO DIE FOR!! I don't like fried food but these strips of zucchini hand battered with Japanese bread crumbs (probably Panko) and fried to a golden brown are delicious when dipped in a zesty lemon aioli cream sauce.

O.M.G. YUMMY! After that, I had to share the Parmesan cheese crusted Tilapia served over a bed of sauteed spinach and side salad.

An afternoon and lunch with family was definitely a great way to end the weekend.

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