I hope you had the best of weekends. Mine was just fabulous! It started by enjoying a date day with swanky boyfriend. Tony recently got a new job and are work schedules seem to usually be opposite. We were exited to both have the day off to enjoy together.
I have always wanted to go to Mon Ami Gabi at the Paris Las Vegas. So when my mom gave me a coupon she got in the mail for $30 off a meal, I knew Tony and I needed to go.
We decided that lunch would be the perfect time to go to avoid the crowds
(this restaurant always seems packed in the evening). The lunch menu was only one page, but full of delicious looking options.
Although this Vegas heat is extreme, a big plus to eating at Mon Ami Gabi are the amazing views. They are one of the few restaurants on the strip that offers patio seating. They sat us right by where the air conditioning ends and the misters began. Score!
Check out this view.
Seriously perfect for people watching.
Iced water was just perfect to keep us cool and refreshed.
The server brought us out a warm, crusty baguette to enjoy while perusing the menu.
The brie called to me. You know me and brie. So, surprise surprise, I went with the warm brie cheese appetizer.
This brie is served with black pepper honey, hazelnuts, and croutons.
I figured you need a closer look…
Oh my gosh, this was fantastic. The warm brie played perfectly with the sweetness of the honey and savory flavors of the garlic. Tony got one bite of this and that was about all I let him have. Sorry, I just can’t help it when I am around brie.
But to be fair, the boy also got his pick of an appetizer. He decided on the chicken liver mousse with burgundy red wine and toasted brioche. Let’s just say that his taste buds are not half as picky as mine. I was not a fan of this. What I did enjoy were the olives. YUM!
Waiting for our entrees to come, we got to watch the fountains at Bellagio from across the street. This is by far one of my favorite free Vegas attractions.
The grand finale! Isn’t it just beautiful!
Although I am not typically a fan of ham, Tony assured me that I wouldn’t be disappointed with the croque monsieur.
The delicious bread is layered with ham, melty gruyere cheese, and crème fraiche.
The crème fraiche took this sandwich over the top!
I loved their take on fries or ask they call them hand-cut frites. Crispy and slightly salty, they were the best compliment to my sandwich.
The boy enjoyed the special sandwich of the day which included sliced lamb. See, not picky taste buds at all! I took his word for it when he said this sandwich was super tasty.
As you can see from all this food, there were many leftovers packaged up. Our eyes were definitely bigger than our stomachs.
I am looking forward to visiting Mon Ami Gabi again, perhaps when the weather cools down. I would love to sit and enjoy drinks and appetizers come fall.
How was your weekend? What is your favorite Vegas restaurant or one that you would like to enjoy?