Yes, I had to throw in a food post about my trip to Las Vegas. This is my first vacation since going vegan. Las Vegas is about excess of alcohol, money and food but it is hardly a mecca of clean, natural, meat and dairy free food...or so I thought. Enter Wynn Las Vegas. Steve Wynn and his wife began living a vegan lifestyle a couple of years ago. They mandated that all restaurants in their hotel from the pizza place to the fancy steakhouse have a vegan menu. Not just a crappy vegan option but an entire selection of choices: breakfast, lunch and dinner, every restaurant. More about Steve Wynn and his vegan venture
The first meal I had was at the Italian restaurant Stratta. I chose a thin crust pizza with caramelized onions, broccoli rabe and a smattering of soy cheese. I finished my meal with coconut tapioca with strawberries and a citrus infusion. Quite divine!
The next morning at breakfast we ate at the Terrace Cafe and I enjoyed french toast made of baguette and dipped in banana soy milk. Drizzled with real maple syrup and strawberries I can't think of a bad word about this. The next day I ate lighter but no less fabulously: Special K vanilla with almonds, almond milk and fresh fruit :)
We ate twice at the buffet and the highlight for me was the pasta station. I watched while a chef freshly prepared spinach and artichoke raviolis in a dairy free Alfredo sauce. I chose to add in spinach and garlic. It was great!
I had the Vegan Meal Deal at Pizza Place. I started with a fresh crisp salad with a great Italian dressing. I had a side of garlic knots with a marinara dipping sauce. I topped that all off with a pineapple and soy cheese pizza that was heaven!!
I ended the week of feasting with a trip to Ronald's Donuts on the way to the airport. We stopped in at 5:15 am and were warmly greeted by the Asian husband and wife who run the place. They don't have any signs but the entire top two rows of donuts are vegan. I got 6 glazed donut holes and a cream filled chocolate covered glazed donut. They were gone before I made it on the plane and I immediately wished I had gotten a dozen. Ronald rocks!