In less than 48 hours ago, I checked out of the Las Vegas D Hotel, located in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas on Fremont Street. This last night in Vegas completed a 5 day trip to soak up the city, where I would also be present and enjoy the Maywether vs. Canelo fight. It was a break from the crowd of the Vegas strip, but still enough to enjoy a night of fun and feel like I was in another city within a city. If you are anything like me and didn’t even know that Vegas had a downtown, now you know. And there’s more…Compliments of the D Hotel, I enjoyed a corner king suite with a panoramic view on the 24th floor. It was hard to leave the room with the amenities and comfortable plush furniture that it offered.
The D Hotel features a casino where you can roll the dice and try your luck at being a lady. You can hit the jackpot on the slots and do it all while listening to the best of best music, watching the attractive dancers or gazing out the wide open doors that look upon a Vegas crowd of passer-byers
There’s much entertainment to choose from and a rocking party scene; which includes the Long Bar, The D Bar and the Vue Bar. The D-Hotel features dining options such as D Grill, American Coney Island, Quick Bites, like McDonalds and Andiamo Steakhouse. The Andiamo Steakhouse is where I where I let my hair down. Also, compliments of The D Hotel, I enjoyed the Italian cuisine of award-winning sauces, homemade breads and pastas. How many times to you get the luxury of a Cesar salad being prepared table-side; fresh, with homemade dressing, by a top chef and food guru. Miguel walked me through the process of their famous dressing. He insisted the key is to use a wooden bowl. Start with an egg, with a scramble like motion separate the yoke from the white as much as possible. This will assist in creating the cream mix. Add Dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar and a clove of roasted garlic. Crush the garlic very fine to the point where those are no chunks. Add anchovies, apply same steps as with garlic. Add red wine vinaigrette, extra virgin oil and parmesan Asiago cheese. Stir very well and you have your dressing. Andiamo use thick, healthy portions of fresh Romaine, topped with the dressing and a touch of Parmesan Asiago on the top. It was too good to be true.
My menu also included Calamari; tender baby squid, flash fried with Caponata, relish, capers, onion, celery, eggplant with Marciano tomatoes, which is simmered and then chilled for serving. As if this wasn’t enough off the appetizer and salad menu, I dove into the entrée: Shrimp Scampi, alongside Italian greens and sautéed spinach. All I do is dream about since I made it home, as I was not able to bring my carry out on the plane. Also, to go I had the carrot cake and all I can say, is mother is going to be upset when I tell her she’s got competition. Never leave yourself thirsty, a motto I adopted while in Vegas, with so many drinks to choose from I had taste of A Pinot Noir and an Italian Tuscan, compliments of the D- Hotel and recommended by Miguel.
I totally enjoyed this evening out with the staff at Adiamo, who made me feel very welcome and relaxed. I was able to meet and speak with Rick Therrien, Director of Restaurant Operations as well as Ulises Hernandez, Steakhouse Manager; who both gave royal red carpet treatment. I was coming off of a Saturday night that was extremely stressful and the visit here helped me wind down.
Speaking of the red carpet hospitality, during my stay in Vegas; my team and I stumbled upon a major mishap in booking of the room, which left me without a room on Saturday night. Eryn Sebelius, Faiss Foley Warren, Public Relations and Government affairs was up with me until practically midnight searching for an available room on this very busy weekend in Vegas. To her, I am deeply grateful to have had someone put in all the effort. It truly showed workplace relationships at its finest. She went the extra mile, above and beyond to make sure I was take care of when it was not something she had to do. Again, thanks Eryn for your relentlessness on Saturday in the effort to secure a room. Also, for planning this wonderful getaway. I enjoyed the Mob Museum so much that it’s a separate article, -)