For Mother’s Day, I choose the time-honored tradition of leaving my children at home with Grandma and hitting Las Vegas, which, of course, includes a trip to the omnipresent buffets.
This year’s choice, Bacchanal at Caesar’s Palace. Where for $45 one is given the opportunity to gorge on 500 small plate choices, a carving station, dim sum, sushi, breakfast classics, and of course – prime rib and crab legs.
But this year, we’re doing it differently. We’ve challenged each other to make the non-buffet, buffet. The dear husband and I will be taking turns creating a 21 course masterpiece, or beautifully plated and served breakfast (and not so breakfast delicacies). The challenge, each of us is given a brief description and takes turns plating and bringing back to our den of gluttony (aka table) a lovely serving of the topic assigned.
Our Mother’s Day 21 course tasting menu:
- Fresh juices, fruit, honey & cheeses
- Amuse bouche – Black velvet pancakes & bacon
- Amuse bouche – Soufflé and breakfast meats
- Sushi, Pho, & Miso soup
- Salad & Fresh Vegetables
- Shellfish & Ceviche
- Soup and Breads
- Street Tacos & Mexican tastes
- Intermezzo (Gelato)
- Omelet & breakfast staples
- Assorted salads of Watermelon, mozzarella, tomato, and roasted beets
- The beef course with corn, carrots, mashed potatoes & gravy
- Dim sum
- Fried & American Junk food: sliders, fries, tater tots, & mac & cheese
- Cookies & Cheese
- Cakes & Pies
- Ice cream, petit four & fresh juices
I’d say we’re classing it up, except one can’t really call a three-hour champagne and calorie binge classy