We were in Las Vegas for Fashion Week. As you know,
you can’t visit Las Vegas and not try all the delicious food. Prior to leaving
for the trip we researched several of the restaurants. We had a list and we
chose from our list daily as to where we would dine. 

This particular night we decided on Buddy V’s new
restaurant in the Venetian. My mind was on the Desserts. I didn’t care about
anything else but the Desserts. Don’t Judge, that’s my weakness.

We arrived at the Restaurant a few minutes early.
But we were seated within 10 minutes or so. There was a wait when we arrived.
So I am glad that we made reservations. 
The restaurant had a very homely feel. Photos of Buddy’s V’s family was placed through out the restaurant when we walked in. He gave the guest a
glimpse into the life of Buddy V. I loved that idea. I am a very family
oriented women. So this was a great touch in my eyes.

Buddy V aka the Cake Boss is most known for his delicious cakes and
beautiful designs. The Cake Boss can do almost any design you can think of. The
display of cakes were beautifully done. This made me super excited. I couldn’t
wait to try the desserts. Who needs food, when you are in the Cake Boss’
Ristorante. For those who may not know, Ristorante is Italian Restaurant. A little Italian history. 

The dinner started with some fresh homemade garlic parmesan bread. Served with olive oil and balsamic vinegar mixed together. OMG. So so good! I could have eaten just the bread, it was that good.

We decided not to order any appetizers because we wanted to enjoy our food.  My little girl order the Homemade Meatballs with Tomato Sauce topped with fresh parmesan cheese. Baby Girl said that the pasta was delicious. I took a bite of the meatball and I will say that the meat mixture was delicious.

I decided to go with the Valastro Sunday Gravy. Wow. Is one of the best ways I could describe it. The dish was packed with flavor. The dish consisted of Meatball, Sausage, Lamb and Pork in a delicious homemade marinara type sauce. This is one of Buddy’s Family recipes. The dish is served with a bowl of Rigatoni pasta topped with fresh parmesan and basil. Superb. My mouth is watering thinking about this dish. 

My husband ordered the Roasted Sea Bass with Cured Lemon, an Arugula salad with pine nuts and tomatoes.  The Sea Bass was cooked perfectly and had a nice crust on the outside; nicely seasoned.

For dessert I ordered Lisa’s Warm Nutella Cake with Chocolate Sauce, Hazel Nut Praline Crunch , topped with Salted Caramel Ice Cream. This dessert was on my top 5 list of best Desserts. I didn’t expect any less from the Cake Boss. But this dish surpassed my expectations.

My husband’s dessert was the Warm Apple Tart. I will say, my husband has never ever refused me food. But he almost didn’t share this one with me, because it was so good. This dish was similar to a pot pie but in a dessert form. The dessert had a buttery, flaky crust filled with apples and cinnamon, topped with Caramel Sauce and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. He was blown away by this dish. Buddy V’s Dessert creations were amazing!!

Overall our dining experience at Buddy V’s was top notch. From the beginning to the end it was one of our best restaurant experiences. The only thing I didn’t like is that where we were seated, our neighbors were right next to us. So we could hear their conversations as the could do the same. But thats the only down side to the dining experience.

I loved that you can see into the kitchen while your food is being prepared. The entire set up for the restaurant was perfectly thought out. The Chef’s cooked with such ease even though they knew people were watching.

When dining there I suggest reservations. One of the cool things is that the Restaurant is on the strip, so there is a huge window with window seating. I would have loved to sit there, but there was a wait for those seats. Definitely worth the wait if you are able to wait.

Can’t wait to dine again when we are in Las Vegas next year!

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