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Dec TR, Encore, Venetian Chocolate Payoff, La Cave and Sinatra Dance with me

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by evoni, Dec 14, 2010.

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  1. evoni

    evoni High-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    Trip report is from December 7-10th, staying at Encore. It's posted here on my blog:

    http://www.lasvegasdaze.com/2010/12/december-trip-report-at-encore-le-reve.html

    What's in it?

    Ate both a lunch and dinner at the new La Cave restaurant at Wynn. Most of the photos of the food are pictured where I talk about the dinner, but the photos of the restaurant itself are in the lunch section.

    Won $1000 slot credits in Venetian's Chocolate payoff promotion which I was only there for half of the last day they had it. Unfortunately lost at almost everything the rest of the trip.

    My friend's host at Wynn got us in to the dress rehearsal of their new show, Sinatra Dance with me.

    Had dinner at Venetian's AquaKnox and Palazzo's First Bar and Food.

    Attended a couple meets during the trip, etc...

    If you are staying at Wynn or Encore in the future and are curious about what the room service menu looks like it's here:

    http://www.lasvegasdaze.com/2010/12/wynn-and-encore-room-service-menu.html

    Short video of a bonus with the new American Idol Slot here:

    http://www.lasvegasdaze.com/2010/12/american-idol-community-slot-game.html

    Another short video this time of the new Wizard of Oz Community Slot:

    http://www.lasvegasdaze.com/2010/12/new-wizard-of-oz-community-game-at.html
     
  2. VegasDiva

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    Great TR Sounds like the meet n greets were delightful :)

    WOW at all the food pics , I just ate supper and now Im drooling again lol

    I"m eager to try that American Idol slot at the Bellagio :) looks interesting, as I'm always up to try a new machine lol

    TY for sharing
     
  3. jgates8

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    Great as always.

    They just installed WofOz community gaming at our tribal casino. One word.....

    BORING

    I hate that you can only hit the bonus if you have the 1 in 4 correct character chozen (or if Oz comes up). The one time Oz did come up I got a whole $1.40 on my free game bonus. I'm avoiding it like the plague.
     
  4. sammowhammo

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    Fabulous TR! Loved loved all the photos! And the details about La Cave - we are definately going to make time to go there on our next trip.

    Thank you so much for all the details, your TR makes me even more excited about going back to Vegas.
     
  5. ardee

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    Sounds wonderful, evoni. Hubby and I will be there Sunday (12/19) to see Sinatra's Dance With Me at Encore (although we're technically staying at Wynn). We'll keep the theme going with dinner at Sinatra on Monday night.
    Thanks for the slot bonus videos. They look like a lot of fun.
    I loved checking out your blog too. That chocolate surprise must have been fun!
     
  6. lobsterkmd

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    Great trip report! Loved the food pics!!
     
  7. VegasGarden

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    Evoni,
    thanks for taking the time and what a sweet report !!
     
  8. zerofan

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    Great report! Awesome pics!!

    You are a TR Pro!!! :nworthy:


    Well done and thank you for sharing your trip with us. I must go eat now.
     
  9. nhcris

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    I love your trip reports! I can't wait to try AI and WOZ on my trip next month. Thanks for sharing your amazing trips with us!
     
  10. techie223

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    Another great TR :nworthy:

    I'm a little jealous that you can get to Vegas so often, but VERY grateful that you choose to share your experiences :wave:
     
  11. VegasGroove

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    Hi evoni,

    I checked out all the beautiful pics and can't wait to read this report!! Question, is there a text only version I could print and read?
     
  12. evoni

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    VegasGroove, so sorry but there isn't a text version. My blog is on Google Blogger and that would be a cool feature for them to implement where people could print out text only from the blogs.

    Ardee, enjoy your trip, but then again how can you not staying at Wynn and eating at Sinatra. I loved Sinatra when I ate there and keep meaning to go back soon.

    VegasDiva, I really like the American Idol Slot, more then most of the community slot games. I think it's due to the expanding judges when one is playing all the screens, which makes it interesting even when bonuses are slow to show up.

    Jgates, I really enjoyed the WOZ community game the first time because the bonuses were hitting and even when my character the Cowardly Lion wasn't chosen we had Oz come up enough to make it fun. However, the second time I played it the bonuses weren't arriving and I agree it didn't come close to the fun factor of the original WOZ.

    Sammowhammo, have a wonderful trip! Remember to make reservations if you decide to go to La Cave for dinner, it's looking like it will be a popular place and it's really not very large so there could be long waits at times.

    Thanks Lobsterkmd, VegasGarden, nhcris, and techie223!

    Zerofan, thanks and hope you enjoyed your meal. ;)
     
  13. bgvegas

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    Great trip report. Is the theatre used for "Come Dance with Me" the old Holy Grail venue at Encore? How was the seating? I noticed there were two options for ticket prices.

    Where would you suggest for seating choices, up close or further back? I think with a dance show somewhere in the middle is best.
     
  14. evoni

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    Yep, it's the theatre formerly known as the Danny Gans Theatre and now where both Sinatra Dance With Me and Garth Brooks performs.

    We were sitting farther back for the dress rehearsal and it was fine, even though personally I always like to sit in the first 8 rows with the exception of most of the Cirque shows. For this show if I go again with someone who hasn't seen it, I would likely buy the less expensive tickets as there doesn't really seem to be a bad seat in the house.

    Enjoy your trip and show when you go!
     
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