December 27, 2004
The Highly Recommended Part:
I had caught a glimpse of an interesting-looking chocolate sculpture on the dessert tray earlier, so I ordered it. It turned out to be more than one cup of perfect textured, delicious chocolate mousse wrapped inside an edible chocolate pouch that was actually flexible enough to be unfolded without breaking. This flexible chocolate had me very intrigued, so I asked the server how they do that, but he didn't know--if anyone finds out, please message me! This was the best dessert I had in Vegas, and the flexible chocolate made for the most interesting plate presentation.
The most entertaining thing about the alfresco dining here is watching the looks on passersby faces when they realized that the statue a few feet from our table was actually a live person! I also witnessed a marriage proposal in front of this statue. On a more generalized note, the air quality in the Grand Canal Shoppes was very stuffy, and the lighting and Venetian storefronts looked very fake compared to the other casino’s streetscape shopping environments. The air bothered my slightly asthmatic boyfriend, so much that he had to get fresh air outside and missed the best part--dessert.
From journal Getting the Most Out of My Money in Las Vegas