Sunday, May 25, 2008

Jewel of the dessert: Jean-Philippe

While on holiday in Vegas, we stopped by the gorgeous Bellagio Hotel. Filled with freshly cut orchids, and covered with gorgeous mosaic tiling, this place was decadence to behold. In the lobby one can look up to larger-then-life hand blown glass flowers by Dale Chihuly.

And of course, a true world-class resort is not complete without its own World Pastry Champion. Stop by and see the work of Chef Jean-Philppe Maury. Be dazzeled by the floor-to-ceiling glass chocolate fountain, or the beautifully crafted chocolates, pastries, cakes and crepes. My personal favorite was the elegant strawberry tart: bright, fresh berries sliced atop a thin, swirly macaroon and light vanilla cream. Yum!

This Chocolate Lady weighs in at 120 pounds!

...and after a delicious pastry, why not stay to see the famous Bellagio fountains out front?


3600 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 693-7111

Photos lifted from and taken at the Bellagio.

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