Dining · Las Vegas · Uncategorized

Las Vegas Restaurants – Cut Steakhouse and Hakkasan

We also planned two dinners outside the Wynn Hotel.  Our first night we ate at Cut Steakhouse, which is a Wolfgang Puck restaurant located in The Venetian Hotel.  Cut was definitely our priciest meal of the whole trip and you should expect to spend at least $50 to $60 on a single steak (plus sides,… Continue reading Las Vegas Restaurants – Cut Steakhouse and Hakkasan

Dining · Las Vegas · Uncategorized

Eating at the Wynn Hotel – La Cave, The Country Club and Sinatra

We didn’t eat all of our meals at the Wynn or Encore but we did eat there several times and I have to say that we did not have a single disappointing meal there the entire time.  The hotel really has the restaurant thing down.  So many Vegas hotels sacrifice restaurants (and service) for the… Continue reading Eating at the Wynn Hotel – La Cave, The Country Club and Sinatra

Dining · French Polynesia · Uncategorized

Lagoon Restaurant, St. Regis

For dinner our last night, we splurged on the Lagoon Restaurant at the hotel.  The restaurant and its menu was designed by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, who is a famous Michelin starred chef with restaurants around the world.  It’s consistently rated the top restaurant in Bora Bora.  Steve and I developed a habit of stopping by here every… Continue reading Lagoon Restaurant, St. Regis

Dining · French Polynesia · Uncategorized

Tour of the St. Regis Bora Bora Property

Upon arrival, our butler gave us a tour of the St. Regis property which was much larger than we expected.  The hotel has both overwater bungalows and beach bungalows with private plunge pools.  If we returned here, I might consider actually splitting my time between the overwater bungalows and the beach bungalows, which were also… Continue reading Tour of the St. Regis Bora Bora Property

Dining · French Polynesia · Uncategorized

Bora Bora Lagoon Tour and Private Island Champagne Lunch

On our third day on Bora Bora, we were picked up at the St. Regis dock by Will from Bora Bora Romantic Tours.  I had scheduled a few weeks in advance a full day private tour on a motor boat that would take us around the entire lagoon with stops for snorkeling, feeding stingrays and… Continue reading Bora Bora Lagoon Tour and Private Island Champagne Lunch

Dining · French Polynesia · Travel Tips · Uncategorized

Moorea, French Polynesia and the Sofitel Ia Orana Hotel

We left Dallas on Friday evening and headed to LAX to catch our late night Air Tahiti flight to Papeete.  Unfortunately, we flew coach and I have to say that Air Tahiti has probably the narrowest and most uncomfortable coach seats I have experienced in a really long time. The flight from LA is about… Continue reading Moorea, French Polynesia and the Sofitel Ia Orana Hotel

California · Dining · Uncategorized · United States · Wine

Food & Wine in Napa Valley…and a little Scenery

The concierge at the Auberge du Soleil hotel set up restaurant and winery reservations for us during our 3 day stay in Napa Valley.  First, let’s take a peek at the wineries we visited.  Our first reservation was for a winery tour and private tasting at Stag’s Leap Winery & Cellars which is located on… Continue reading Food & Wine in Napa Valley…and a little Scenery