Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

Saturday Night in the Neon Jungle

Upon awakening from a blissful sleep after last night's luxurious soak, we headed out onto Las Vegas Boulevard for another fun-filled day of sightseeing. We began with a stroll through the Venetian Hotel and Casino. For those who have never had the pleasure, it is an opulent replica of old Venice, replete with a ceiling that mimics floating clouds in an arching blue sky overhead, and singing gondoliers on a canal that runs the length of the promenade. We had a leisurely Latino lunch at the Taqueria Canonita, which included Warm Corn Chips and Chipotle Salsa, Shrimp Ceviche, Grilled Chicken and Avocado Salad, and Dungeoness Crab on Spring Greens with Creamy Jalapeno Dressing. To be finishing lunch at four in the afternoon was tres continental!

Afterwards, I went back to our hotel room at the Imperial Palace for a little siesta while Rene toured Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. Later that evening, we continued our sightseeing venue with visits to the Aquarium at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, the King Tut exhibit at the Luxor, a stroll through the Monte Carlo Casino where they film certain scenes in the TV series Las Vegas, a midnight laser show at Freemont Street, and finally, back to our hotel for a late supper at the Teahouse Restaurant.