Hello from Las Vegas...I am here for the Edible Arrangements Franchise Convention, which takes place at the Aria Hotel & Convention Center this weekend. My older son, Robert, has accompanied me. We left from the Oakland Airport around 12:30pm and landed here around 2:00pm. Right to the hotel we taxied so we would check in, get our room and register for the convention.
|This is the view out my hotel window|
We collected our "goody bag" at the convention registration counter. It was filled with some great EA stuff: notebook w/pen, sunscreen, mints, magnet, water bottle, new T-Shirt and a great new bag to carry it all home.
|The contents of my EA "goody bag". I love the new convention T-Shirt. I am in the chocolate dipped strawberry group.|
Once we were all registered for the convention...it was time to change into our workout clothing, to get in a little workout and get our appetite ready for a BIG splurge. Tonight, the night before the convention started, we decided the we would do a Mother-Son dinner at:
OMG! Was this a meal to die for! Here is what we had (make sure that you have a napkin to wipe the drip from your mouth)...
|Left to Right: Butter with blackened sea salt; 2 pieces of walnut/olive bread;|
Middle/Front: Truffle roll
Middle/Back: Panchetta roll
Right: 2 pieces of lemon focaccia with drizzle of olive oil
|My Choice: Shrimp Cocktail - |
tiger prawns, "flavors" of cocktail sauce, celery leaves and sea foam
|Robert's choice: Pea Soup|
carrot custard, English pea-mint mash, crispy iberico jamon
|Robert's Choice: Smoked Beef Tartare -|
lemon zest, red onion, capers, guinness infused mustard seeds, yukon gold herb chips
|My Choice: Market Green Salad -|
butter lettuce, crisp pancetta, market greens, shropshire blue cheese, tomato raisins, green goddess dressing
|My Choice: Ahi Tuna - |
seared Ahi Tuna (medium rare), served over purple cauliflower puree, with an olive/cauliflower tapinade
|Robert's Choice - Signature Dish: Beef Wellington -|
glazed root vegetables, potato puree, red wine demi glace
|Robert's Side Dish Choice...Mac and Cheese -|
blue, cheddar, parmesan, truffle (definitely not Kraft and definitely didn't come from the blue box)
AND THE FINALE...DESSERT!
|Robert's choice: Sticky Toffee Pudding -|
sweet pudding cake, brown sugar toffee, brown butter ice cream
|My Choice: Apple Tart Tatin -|
Golden puff pastry, caramelized apples, Marzipan filling, cinnamon ice cream
Take care...until next time, remember...
Live, Laugh, Love, and Stitch Often!