Write On Rubee

An Arizona-based food, beverage and travel writer since 2008,  I launched this website in 2015 to document my culinary adventures, beverage escapades, gardening endeavors, and travel in the Phoenix area and beyond.  Also find a comprehensive calendar of Phoenix-area food and drink-related events on my Events page.

Las Vegas in April 2014 - Bartolotta, Society Cafe, CraftSteak and Mon Ami Gabi.

Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare at Wynn is one of the most beautiful restaurants I've ever seen. We reserved a table in a cabana on the lagoon.  

Fantastic seafood, including langoustines flown in from Italy, Ligurian octopus, and orata bought whole by the pound and served with acqua pazza.

We had a fantastic dinner at Society Cafe (Wynn) at the hands of Chef Jeremy Pacheco, formerly of Lon's at the Hermosa - Cheese and charcuterie, an appetizer sampler with confit chicken lollipops, crab fritters, fried mac and cheese, salt-seared tuna on a hot salt block with yuzu-soy and rice crackers, Japanese Kobe beef, house-cured bacon on a sizzling plate with maple-sherry syrup, and peanut butter and jelly donuts

For our final night, we overindulged at the delicious CraftSteak at the MGM Grand.

And no trip to Vegas is complete without a stop at Mon Ami Gabi at Paris.  I couldn't say no to the Nutella, banana, and hazelnut crepe special.