Went looking for my Green Felt Journal column in the Local section of Vegas Seven’s newsroom this morning. I didn’t find it. “Well that’s not a good sign,” I thought.
Then I took another look at the mouseover menu for News and saw that the Green Felt Journal now has its own dedicated section. Cool.
This week, I share some of the vibe from the Bellagio Five Diamond celebration:
The fun started at 10 p.m. with a DJ spinning hits in the M Life headquarters across from Mangia, Bellagio’s employee cafeteria, which retooled its menu for the occasion. Employees dined on dishes inspired by the creations served at Bellagio’s gourmet restaurants, such as Sensi’s cedar plank salmon, Picasso’s paella and Le Cirque’s lobster salad.
The crown jewel, however, might have been the five-tier, five-diamond cake crafted by Bellagio executive pastry chef Jean-Marie Auboine, with five sugar diamonds representing the prestigious award.
via Five stars and one big party | Vegas Seven.
Full disclosure: I was induced into eating an unbelievably tasty macaroon at the party, but wasn’t otherwise plied with free stuff. Even so, the giddiness was infectious: hopefully I can communicate everyone’s excitement and pride.
On another note, I was walking through the Spa tower yesterday en route to Cosmopolitan (right now, Bellagio self-park seems to be the best option for the under-construction resort). Got to thinking about the Bellagio’s soundtrack, which segued from a Phil Collins “Two Hearts” (tell me that doesn’t put a spring in your step) to Bruce Springsteen “Dancing in the Dark.” Great songs, but nothing you wouldn’t hear on the radio.
Contrast that to Wynn/Encore, where you get Wynnified versions of songs that you’ve heard before. It’s hard to describe, but they feature a breathy-voiced female vocalist singing over a trip-hoppy beat. Last time I was there, I heard a Wynnified “I Know It’s Only Rock and Roll But I Like It.”
Definitely a different vibe. I wonder how the select the songs to be Wynnified. There’s so songs I’d really like to hear that way.