Driving to the Bellagio Hotel is nerve racking and damn crazy! Las Vegas Boulevard has the worst, jam-packed traffic (this is coming from a gal who is used to traffic in Southern California) ever. BUT! It is worth it when you discover the exquisite cuisine and unbelievable feast for the eyes in this lush, colorful, and brilliant Bellagio. The conservatory is definitely a bucket list item.
Unfortunately, the display at the conservatory was in the process of being changed but you could still see how beautiful the garden and so much of the underwater themed sculptures were already in place.
The food is to die for. We are not wealthy but we do splurge on one meal when we get to Las Vegas and it is their brunch. There are rows of perfectly aligned mouthwatering delights everywhere. Lex is a seafood lover so he went nuts over the smoked fish dishes. I happen to like sausages, so I had plenty of my favorites.
What are your favorite breakfast dishes?
After engorging ourselves at breakfast and waddling through the conservatory, we discovered the World Record Chocolate Fountain at Jean-Phillipe Patisserie. This enormous sculpture circulates more than 2,100 pounds of melted milk, dark, and white chocolate thru 500 feet of pipes 24 hours a day. The smell is incredible and thank goodness the fountain is enclosed in glass because I would be very tempted to put my finger in there and have a taste!
Sometimes when we go to Las Vegas, we like to splurge just a little bit on a meal. Usually we like to make that meal a fancy brunch to keep us satisfied until dinner. If there’s one brunch that stands out for Neek and me, it’s the Bellagio Buffet.
The Bellagio Hotel and Casino is one of the most beautiful to see on the Las Vegas Strip. The selection of items available for their brunch buffet is also a thing of beauty, in my opinion! One thing in particular I always enjoy feasting on is their seafood selection: smoked lox (salmon), pickled herring and creamed herring – yum! Just watch the video to see how heavenly it all is.
The whole interior of the casino is lovely, but one place in particular is extremely gorgeous: the Conservatory and Botanical Garden. It’s a spectacular showcase of flowers, plants and trees intricately designed in a 14,000 square foot playground. When we went, it was under construction so there were many areas that we were not allowed to walk all the way through. But there were still plenty of great sights to take in.
One more spectacular sight at Bellagio worth mentioning: the chocolate fountain at the Jean-Phillippe Patisserie. This Guinness Book of World Records entry is the world’s tallest and largest volume chocolate fountain. Even if you’ve just stuffed yourself at the buffet like I did, your mouth will water!