Leaving Las Vegas

I am currently blogging from 30,000 feet in the air just over New Mexico.

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FlightAware is awesome, and so is in-flight wi-fi. For someone like me that is an incredibly nervous and paranoid flyer, I can’t believe I haven’t been on a flight with wi-fi before. Being able to chat with buddies and e-mail my parents (oh, and that little pill I slipped when I got on board) is making this flight so much smoother mentally for me.

Last night, with an early flight looming over us, we had a relatively low-key night of wine and tapas at Julian Serrano in the Aria hotel. It’s sort of funny to me that nearly every place you go in Vegas is in a hotel or mall–there’s not much free-standing stuff.

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You don’t smell like Santa! You smell like beef and cheese.

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We started with pan manchego, toasted bread with a garlicky tomato sauce and a piece of Manchego cheese. So simple, so good.

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Moved on to scallops.

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Ahi tuna tempura with avocado and mango ensaladilla and wasabi foam.

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Calamari.

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Flat iron steak with Japanese eggplant in between.

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Sauteed baby spinach with pine nuts, apple, raisins and shallots.

Those were the original ones we started with, but we were still hungry. (I have no idea how.)

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So we got some risotto.

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And salmon. And then we were finally full!

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About to land, grab some breakfast and fly back to New York!!!

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