Now you have me pining for Vegas, and we aren't going til Labor Day.
We got married in Vegas. Our first anniversary is 5/21. We had a couple of ribs things that happened.
When I started calling around about a cake, I wanted a couple of things. I really wanted whipped cream and then some fresh raspberries in the filling. After searching around a lot, I found this guy, Mike Amato. His family had a NY bakery for years and he packed up and "retired" to Vegas a few years ago. His first stint was as exec. pastry chef at NewYork New York. Then he opened his own place again, and has small wholesale operation (makes specialty breads for some of the big hotels) and does wedding cakes on the side. He made me the greatest cake (whipped cream, with a bavarian creme and fresh raspberry filling). Sigh. It were quite tasty.
We had a party in our suite the night before the wedding, basically a getting to know you kind of thing. Mike offered to help me find some good food on the cheap. He hooked me up with a guy named Chris. Chris had been Exec Chef at the LV Hilton and "retired" after having a heart attack at 40 something. So, for something less stressful (tongue firmly planted in cheek), he opened up his own cafe called BooBoo's. He makes his own ice cream and all sorts of good stuff. Anyway, for 7 bucks a head, Chris does sandwiches, (on Mike the baker's baguettes), salads with homemade dressing and fruit.
We got married at the Orleans, in the pool gazebo, and had our dinner at Sazio's, the Italian place at the Orleans. Everyone had a marvelous time and we got rave reivews about everything. I honestly don't remember what wines were on the tables, tho with the cake they served Asti Spinelli as the sparkler. It was sweet, but really kind of tasty.
It was a most amazing day, all in all.
Oh, one lesson learned. Always ask for things. When we booked our suite for the week, I sent off a letter to the casino host about the wedding and had some obscure question about our slot club points. In the mail a week later, we got a rate change for our room and it dropped 75-100$/night. All they can do is say no.
Thanks for indulging my memories. I just giggle to think that I had the A team working for me all along.
Little Vineyards Trio began the slow start to the slippery slope. it was alllllllllll downhill from there!