Café Vettro – Las Vegas, Nevada

We had breakfast at Café Vettro one wonderful morning while we were in Las Vegas. Café Vettro serves my favorite dishes in a casual and contemporary environment.

I love smoked salmon, on bagel, so it’s no surprise I ate that. I like their modern take on this classic dish.

We also had an order of their Sausage and Biscuits and this was pretty classic. The food here is absolutely amazing!

The view was quite interesting, as we looked out towards the roads leading to the lobby. It’s not ugly, but it was interesting! The environment is really calming with the colours and the waterfalls down the wall. Garden areas and natural elements provide relaxing dining settings while terraced seating and floor-to-ceiling windows allow for stunning views at any hour.

The prices wasn’t too bad at all, we were expecting a lot higher price tag to go with a 5-star resort… the lovely ARIA has put reasonable prices at all their restaurants, bars and lounges. I can’t say that they’re “good” in price, but I will say the food was good to make up for it!

Chi Lan – Calgary, Alberta

Well, we just got home from a short but GREAT holiday, and I wanted noodle soup… so, we went to Chi Lan as it’s close to home, and delicious!

Originally, I wanted something with a more subtle taste, but when I picked up the menu, I soon realized I was craving for spice!

We ordered a Bun Bo Hue and Hot Wings, and both was as mentioned, spicy! The wings were perfectly fried, and then tossed in a hot sauce. The skin was fried to perfection, with a nice crunch. I asked for the Bun Bo Hue with rice noodles, as it’s easier to eat! I do enjoy the round noodles they usually use, but it splashes the soup all over me… and the splatter look wasn’t what I wanted.

After eating the wings, the Bun Bo Hue wasn’t spicy, and I was able to taste the flavor of it, and it’s subtle hint of sweetness. It was really good!

At the end of the night, it was a great dinner! It’s definitely my go to noodle place! 🙂 Chi Lan is close to home, with reasonable prices and never a disappointment! Be sure to visit them yourself!

Chi Lan

4307 130 Ave SE
Calgary, AB T2Z
(403) 726-2335

7 Seas Seafood & Grill Restaurant – Calgary, Alberta

I had to opportunity to try authentic Filipino food at 7 Seas in Calgary, and it was a little place – which is really easy to miss, as it’s tucked away in a strip mall. However, the food is excellent, and the prices are really reasonable (with large portions).

We started with one of their soups and I”m not sure what it’s called as it was all ordered by a friend. This soup was pretty tasty and not like any other soup we’ve had.

We had their Lumpia which is their spring roll, and they have an amazing and delicious take on it.

We also go to try their fried fish which was perfectly fried to a nice crispy without being dry.

Staying with the fried theme, we got their fried pork skin which is a very common appetizer or snack in the Asian world.

Pretty much what we ate instaead of a variety of started was rice with a popular dish of stewed okra and tomatoes and rice. This was amazing and I think adults and kids of all ages would enjoy this tangy dish.

Overall, it was a fantastic experience and we really enjoyed our time here.

7 Seas Seafood & Grill Restaurant

7521 Macleod Trail South
Calgary, AB
(403) 252-8087