The first night my girlfriend went to RM Seafood that comes highly acclaimed & has a very well known chef. My girlfriend ordered the lobster mac & cheese, while I ordered the Scallops with pork tamales. My girlfriend's dish was sinfully cheesy, but I wasn't that impressed (yes, it's hard to blow me away) & my scallops were good, but my dish was tiny with only 3 scallops & 1 dinky tamale. We weren't that impressed with the food, so we didn't get dessert here & opted for a nutella & banana crepe from next door… which by far was the best part of our meal!! When the bill came, we discovered that my girlfriend's mac & cheese was over $50! Wow.
The Second night we went to Jeleo in the Cosmopolitan. This spanish tapas restaurant is also really well known with a big time chef…
We ordered the Sangria which was AMAZING & had a good amount of spice to it. We also ordered some cod wontons (I hated them, but my girlfriend loved them), endive salad (amazing), garlic shrimp (could make this at home & it was supposed to be a specialty?) & flan which was also amazing. Overall, I would definitely try this restaurant again, especially the paella & if you're a big meat eater, they specialize in charcuterie plates.
Last, not least, we also tried Lemongrass inside the Aria hotel. This was a spur of the moment idea, since both my girlfriend & I were craving Thai food.
We decided to be adventurious & try the jellyfish. My girlfriend actually kind of liked it, but I choked down a bitefull of the noodley dish & didn't go back for seconds. At least I can say I tried it, right? We also got the Lobster coconut lemongrass soup & garlic shrimp. The soup was amazing.
As for our hotel, we stayed at the Cosmopolitan. I can't complain too much, since the room was comped for us, but I definitely was not impressed with the service here. I feel like they have a lot of kinks to work out since it's such a new hotel. It was, however, very beautiful :)
The Chandelier Bar was really pretty & although I was tempted to order a cosmo, I stuck to my usual Ketle dirty martini. The bathtub & shower was also pretty amazing (and huge)!
Here are some random shots from he trip…
|Bebe top with H&M tank underneath, BB Dakota leggings, Pele Moda espadrilles.|
|Aqua Dress, Nine West clutch, Pele Moda espadrilles.|
|Ondade Mar bikini & Gucci aviators.|
|Splendid top & J Brand Martini Flare Denim.|