Food Inspiration Trips & Travels

An interlude in the desert

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Barely unpacked from my recent move, I flew out to Las Vegas for a business trip. Hot air, palm trees, dry mountains, and vast air-conditioned indoor spaces. The Strip is a bedazzled fiesta zone with bright neon lights and sounds of slot machines ringing out of casinos. Due to our work schedule and the overwhelming daylight heat, we only ventured out around sunset. I thought New York never slept, but I think Vegas might just be the winner here!

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The Chandelier is a lovely bar, literally set inside a gigantic chandelier strung with two million crystals.

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My drink: Gran centenario plata, fresh watermelon and lime juices, and cointreau, topped with coconut-ginger foam.
Taurin’s drink: the bartender’s play on whiskey sour.

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When in Vegas! But we only ate at one buffet, The Wicked Spoon, also located inside The Cosmopolitan.

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Fresh mussels cooked in red curry butter.

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Gnocchi with lamb ragu and risotto with asparagus. I love the small portions here!

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All-you-can-eat chocolate covered strawberries.

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Huge macaroons and chocolate shell pastry cups.

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P.S. Thank you for all your warm congratulations and kind words about our engagement. Taurin and I are very excited.
It’s a funny coincidence that our business trip was in Vegas. No, it really was for work! More photos soon.

23 Comments

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    Claudia
    June 7, 2012 at 1:35 am

    Love the first picture with the fish!

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      Sewon
      June 8, 2012 at 9:06 am

      The whole restaurant was like a giant aquarium!

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    Rina
    June 7, 2012 at 2:52 am

    Hello SeWon!
    Congratulations on your engagement! I’m very happy to hear about it!
    It looks like you had fun on your business trip! looking forward to seeing more photos. 🙂
    All you can eat chocolate covered strawberries? Macaroons? That sounds like a heavenly buffet!
    And the rest of the food looks super tasty, especially that watermelon drink (refreshing!)
    What a good way to start off the summer!
    take care!
    xoxo

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      Sewon
      June 8, 2012 at 9:19 am

      I’m *trying* to eat more vegetable-based meals, now that I’m visiting my family. But what I truly love? Dessert buffets and sweet watermelon drinks! 😀

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    kelly zarb
    June 7, 2012 at 4:26 am

    I am so happy for both you and Taurin such fantastic news Sewon, I wish you both all the happiness in the world.

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      Sewon
      June 8, 2012 at 9:19 am

      Thank you, Kelly! 🙂

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    Veronica Fish
    June 7, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Oh my gosh, all the food looks stellar and that first pic of you is amazing!

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      Sewon
      June 8, 2012 at 9:20 am

      I felt like I was underwater standing in this vacant restaurant surrounded by aquariums! 🙂

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    teresa
    June 7, 2012 at 11:23 am

    happy times for you indeed! so glad to read all about it! good luck and congratulations!

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      Sewon
      June 8, 2012 at 9:21 am

      Thank you, Teresa! Taurin and I’ve been talking about D.F. lately and how we miss it. Hope we’ll be able to see you soon~

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    Camila Faria
    June 8, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    The “fishy” pictures are amazing! And the food looks out-of-this-world-yummy. 🙂

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      Sewon
      June 11, 2012 at 9:00 pm

      Thank you! Being surrounded by giant aquariums is quite amazing, especially in the desert~

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    Ceri
    June 8, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Gorgeous. Everything looks delicious.

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      Sewon
      June 11, 2012 at 9:01 pm

      Thanks, Ceri! 🙂

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    Emmie Rae
    June 9, 2012 at 4:26 am

    I think everyone else is pot on here; the fish photos are quite magical and congratulations! reading about a sweet, happy couple is truly heartwarming!

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      Sewon
      June 11, 2012 at 9:03 pm

      Ah, thank you for the kind words, Emmie Rae!

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    Gab Mesina
    June 10, 2012 at 3:16 am

    The goldfish pictures of you guys are so cute!! Hihi + the food pictures look so yummy omnomnom

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    emilie
    June 10, 2012 at 4:59 am

    those fish are amazing !

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    winnie
    June 10, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Aw seriously you eat the best food. I so want to eat your entire meal right now. I love the first few pictures of you guys and the goldfish too, adorable!

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    Niamh
    June 11, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Oh I love those first two photos, they look like stills from a forgotten movie!
    It looks like you had a great time in Las Vegas.

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    coco
    June 12, 2012 at 12:09 am

    sewon, the first photo is you, isn’t it. you are very charming girl. love your hair style.

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    Pink Ronnnie
    June 13, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Love those first two photos of you…
    And my goodness those mussels look good!
    Ronnie xo

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    evdokia t.
    July 10, 2012 at 6:31 am

    i just love the two first fotos of you two with the yellow fishes!

    thank you for visiting my blog 🙂

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