1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

Venetian/Palazzo and Cosmopolitan 2/19-2/23

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by DaiLun, Feb 17, 2021.

  1. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2014
    Messages:
    10,517
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    100

    My Trip Report

    Well, a little short of 48 hours to takeoff, so let's get this trip report rolling:

    Two nights at Venetian, the Venetian stay is for the $250,000 Dual Slot tournament

    The first is a $100,000 slot tournament on Saturday. For mid-rollers like me free entry, and finishing in the top ten gains entry into the $150,000 tournament on Sunday. Higher rollers get entry into both tournaments (or is it maybe just the Sunday tournament?) @Flowers - were you invited to both tournaments on the $250,000 weekend or just the Sunday one?. No idea if there is a separate "buy-in" to the Sunday tournament.

    Then, on to Cosmopolitan for two nights at Cosmopolitan (comped and resort fees waived) to check Cosmopolitan out and see whether my luck would justify me making level there.

    The meal schedule is "full", and among the meals

    Dinners
    Nabe w/ @eliza
    CUT - w/BFF gonna make sure we have room for the deconstructed banana cream Pie. Got a $200 custom comp from Playstudios to cover this

    For the last two dinners, BFF and I are going "dutch". He picked one and I picked one. For my selection, I was going to choose Beauty and Essex (Cosmopolitan), but didn't feel like "breaking the bank", so I chose:

    Ellis Island - going to compare the prime Rib with other price comparable selections, like Jerry's Nugget and Magnolia's

    BFF chose for Monday dinner
    Shabuya - A new restaurant in Chinatown. It is new and appears to be like Nabe, AYCE Sushi and HotPot

    Lunches
    Hong Kong Cafe (Palazzo) w/ @44inarow
    Lotus of Siam - with local buddy Jason
    Silverton - gotta use up comps

    Breakfasts
    Jerry's Nugget
    Saginaw's - going to use Club One comps

    Should be lots of food porn.

    Other things on my list are:

    Over to CET (Cromwell, probably to get some Year of the OX TR cards.
    Area 15 for a lengthier and more detailed visit.
    Trip to Searchlight to leave off a belated V'Day gift for PFGF Iris.
    Play off some (or all) of the $1100 in match play chips at the D (since I'm using a food comp at Saginaw's)

    Test out my new phone. I got 5G on Verizon for <$500. I bought the TCL 10 5G UW phone to replace my Samsung Galaxy S8+. I just couldn't justify spending $1000 for a phone, but I did want 5G on Verizon.

    Wish me luck!!! I hope this isn't like last trip when I go down the rabbit hole early, and then find that elusive bottle of elixir that "makes me big".
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2021
    New Orleans and Coushatta, Louisiana
    Wynn, upgraded FP and RC
    • Like Like x 23
    • Love Love x 3
  2. cjcjcj

    cjcjcj VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2016
    Messages:
    1,223
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    18
    Have a great trip! I am trying V/P for the first time next week. Good luck in the tourney.

    Saginaws for breakfast is AMAZING. Cant wait to return back
     
    With my wife at Wynn!!
    moving next door to try Venetian the first time
    • Like Like x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  3. rachiebordz

    rachiebordz Tourist

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2021
    Messages:
    16
    Location:
    Hartford, CT
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    2
    best of luck and have a wonderful trip!!
     
    taking my best friend on her first trip to Vegas!
  4. pass line man

    pass line man High-Roller

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Messages:
    931
    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    58
    Awesome, looking forward to seeing your report, warm up Vegas for me!
     
    Trying out Luxor for 1st time
  5. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2010
    Messages:
    14,456
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    50
    Have fun
     
  6. hippo25

    hippo25 Tourist

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2015
    Messages:
    35
    > Ellis Island - going to compare the prime Rib with other price comparable selections, like Jerry's Nugget and Magnolia's

    Haven't tried the prime rib at Ellis Island but their BBQ pork back ribs is very good, and inexpensive.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  7. Flowers

    Flowers VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2014
    Messages:
    8,605
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    30
    That is a fantastic trip you have lined up @DaiLun! Can't wait to see food pics from all of your places, from Ellis Island to Nabe to CUT, including of the deconstructed banana cream pie at CUT. How did I miss that before!!??? Area 15 is on my list as well. Looking forward to your review.

    Wishing you a fabulous and winning time!!!

    On the $250k slot tournament, yes, I just checked and my offer makes clear it's two separate tournaments ($100k and $150k) but that my offer is for 3 comped nights and one entry into both tournaments.

    I missed this one, the one in March and the one in April, which is days before my planned arrival. :(

    Wishing you mega luck during the tournament!
     
    A Starry and Spectacular Spring Celebration
    A Trip for the Ages with My Momma in Las Vegas
  8. spdandpwr

    spdandpwr VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2016
    Messages:
    3,481
    Location:
    East Coast
    Enjoy your trip! Excited to see a V/P trip report as it seems that many ex-V/P-ers (myself included) all went over to the Wynn. I think @irishdave is the only loyalist, though I believe that might not even be the case anymore.
     
  9. Flowers

    Flowers VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2014
    Messages:
    8,605
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    30
    I still dabble over at V/P :), but with home base still being Wynncore. It's a challenge though to not play at V/P too much or too little as I don't want to burn my offers there.
     
    A Starry and Spectacular Spring Celebration
    A Trip for the Ages with My Momma in Las Vegas
  10. spdandpwr

    spdandpwr VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2016
    Messages:
    3,481
    Location:
    East Coast
    I love V/P -- it's home to some of my greatest Vegas memories. I even got my first two Royal Flushes there. But, their offer on my play got whacked by Wynn's offer. Wynn doubled the Food Credit and added more FreePlay to boot. @DaiLun might be the reason why I go to visit again :)
     
    • Love Love x 1
  11. 44inarow

    44inarow VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2012
    Messages:
    3,845
    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    35
    Good luck!!!

    I was actually over at V/P tonight with another internet friend at Sugarcane. I 100% of the time get hopelessly lost there. But Sugarcane was absolutely fantastic. Menu is all over the place, but everything is good (I wasn't a big fan of the Brussels sprouts because there was a bit too much balsamic for me, but my buddy absolutely loved it and was close to getting a second order).

    Putting aside price, I was never a big fan of Beauty & Essex. The food is fine, but I was put off by the fact that the server began with, "Welcome to Beauty & Essex, where our head chef is celebrity chef Chris Santos, who you may know from television's Chopped and other media." Do. Not. Care.

    If you're interested in Area 15, you might want to check this out at V/P: https://www.mods-museum.com/vegas/

    They're probably going to get smacked down soon for ripping off Yayoi Kusama (especially because they explicitly say they're deriving from her), but it does look pretty cool.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Love Love x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  12. 3OfDiamonds

    3OfDiamonds Vegas is Fabulous When You Degen Responsibly ;)

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2019
    Messages:
    1,625
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    6
    Best of luck - may as well win both of those slot tourneys :thumbsup:
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  13. unomas

    unomas High-Roller

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Messages:
    627
    Location:
    South Jersey
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    12
    Have a great trip!
     
    Post wife being Vaccinated trip
  14. Ezzy711

    Ezzy711 VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2012
    Messages:
    1,911
    Location:
    Florida
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    18
    Good luck! I finished 2nd in the Sept tournament, $6k in freeplay. If I can do it, anyone can.
     
    Years on Wynn app pay off
    • Like Like x 4
    • Love Love x 3
    • Wow! Wow! x 1
  15. SimonG

    SimonG Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2020
    Messages:
    155
    Location:
    UK
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    40
    GL and have a great time!
     
  16. pebbles

    pebbles VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2004
    Messages:
    3,787
    Location:
    Cumbria, UK
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    32
    Good luck! Have a great trip, and win that tournament. I'm looking forward to the food pics and reviews as usual.

    Say Hi to Jason from us.
     
  17. Here2Learn

    Here2Learn Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2018
    Messages:
    423
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    2
    Following along good luck!
     
  18. tornadobox

    tornadobox High-Roller

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2016
    Messages:
    538
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    14
    Have a great time, I'll be following!
     
  19. tycoon

    tycoon Tourist

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2012
    Messages:
    78
    Location:
    OH
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    3
    Good luck! I was supposed to go to that tournament but canceled on Tuesday because they cleared out my comps lol.

    Online it said my comps expire Feb 22. But it lied... Oh well. But main reason was to go use up my comps and have fun at the tournament.

    Enjoy!
     
  20. Blue pacific

    Blue pacific Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2017
    Messages:
    183
    Location:
    So Cal
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    60
    Good luck, love your enthusiasm and excitement!
    Have a fun and lucky week!