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Cary, North Carolina
December 29, 2008
From journal Christmastime in Sin City (Plus Some Best Ofs)
May 5, 2008
From journal Best of Vegas: Trip 6
Pine Hill, New Jersey
November 8, 2005
People procure all sorts of fantasies when thinking of their upcoming vacations: the amusement rides they will go on, the mountains they will hike through, or the pool in which they will lazily float the day away in. I mostly fantasize about the food I will eat, and there is nothing more thrilling then when the real thing is everything you dreamed it could be. What better place to make your culinary fantasies come true than in Paris.
I had read a lot of differing opinions on the Paris buffet. Some said it was fantastic; some said it was average at best. What I came away with was that if you have had real French cuisine, you will not like it. If you are a French cuisine virgin, you will be swept away. Being a French food virgin, I decided to explore my curiosity at the Paris buffet.
The decor is meant to make you feel like you are eating in a French country village, although you feel more like you are eating somewhere in Disney World. I must admit that I can’t exactly recall everything that I ate. Alas, my heart’s passion was for dessert. I do remember trying duck for the first time and liking it. The selection of creamy delectable cheeses was a mouse’s dream come true. Everything I tried was tasty, but my heart longed for a freshly made crepe. Finally, when I had had my fill of rich sauces and tender cuts of beef, I lined up for one of the best parts of my Vegas eating adventure. I ordered an apple cinnamon crepe, which was prepared artistically right before my eyes. The experience of seeing your food actually prepared before your eyes is definitely exciting culinary foreplay. I floated back to my table, where a fresh cup of coffee was waiting for me, and finally I took my first fork full of warm cinnamon apples wrapped in a lighter than air crepe. I then took a sip of the most wonderful coffee, coffee that was smooth and brewed to perfection and the perfect complement to my sweet warm apples.
I’m not sure if the food at the Paris buffet is real French cuisine or not; all I know is that it made all of my food fantasies come true. It was $53.54 for two for the dinner buffet and was well worth the price. It was our only fancy buffet of the week, and I’m glad we chose it. The crepe experience is not one I will soon forget.
From journal Fear of Fattening Up in Las Vegas--A Foodie Guide
October 7, 2004
From journal Las Vegas - You Can Sleep When You're Dead
June 29, 2004
Le Village Buffet's price tag is hefty compared to other places in town (around $27 for the dinner buffet) but the quality of food, as well as the food selection, makes it worth it. Who loves food better than the French, of course, and Le Village features food specialties from Brittany, Provence, Burgundy, Normandy and Alsace-Lorraine.
You enter Le Village via le waiting line ... err, from the Paris mall ("Le Boulevard"). As you walk towards the buffet entrance, you get tantalizing glimpses of the buffet areas. If the line to get in is past the initial retaining wall, expect to wait over half an hour. You pay as you enter, and select where you would like to sit - the seating area is a jumble of provincial decor, with "buildings" open on one side to provide more private dining areas as well as making rooms capable of holding larger parties.
As a seafood lover, I was pleased to discover a large variety of fresh seafood dishes, ranging from peel-your-own shrimp and crab legs to regional dishes such as their excellent bouillabaisse. Don't worry - there's plenty of beef and chicken dishes too, as well as lamb. Got a fondness for fondue? They have a whole fondue bar. Craving a crepe? No problem. Ready for rotisserie? Find it here. If you can manage to save room for dessert, there are dessert crepes, ice cream, fresh fruit, pastries, and even sugar-free treats!
At several locations, food is even cooked to order, ensuring the freshest-tasting treats possible - and thus one of the many reasons this buffet gets consistent raves.
Although you usually have to wait to get in, Le Village Buffet is worth the higher price tag and is a highly satisfactory buffet experience.
From journal Doubling Down, Dining Down in Vegas
Laguna Hills, California
March 19, 2005
One of my favorite regions made fresh shish kabobs with several delicious sauces you could choose from. They had a great variety of dishes, which were all great, including a cold bar with shrimp and crab legs. The desserts were actually kind of disappointing, but it was okay, because the made-to-order crepes were a perfect dessert for me.
From journal Romance in Las Vegas
June 2, 2003
From journal Turning 30, Vegas Style
March 15, 2001
From journal The art of the Casino
New York, New York
October 15, 2008
March 13, 2008