Best Alaskan King Crab Ever. Period.

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 
I was in Las Vegas for work this week - got back to Indy last night.  There are two things about Vegas that I appreciate: the abundance of Cirque shows and the food.  Unfortunately, I was working so I didn't get to any shows, but I did eat an amazing meal at Hank's Steakhouse at the Green Valley Resort.

Despite it being a steakhouse, I ordered some sea scallops.  They were luscious, swimming in a pool of buttery broth. Seared and perfectly seasoned, they were probably the best scallops I've ever had.  The two women dining with me, one had some lamb chops that looked fantastic, and the other had these amazing Alaskan King Crab.  Delicious - best crab ever.  It had to have been poached in butter as it was utterly amazing.  They give you a side of butter to dip it in, but it is absolutely not necessary.  Oh heaven on a platter - delicious.

We also ordered sides, which are served family style, of green beans almondine, grilled tomatoes with Parmesan and spinach, and these amazing truffle 'tator tots'.  Honestly, these tots were probably the best potatoes I've ever eaten (my tots were good, but not like these!) as they were creamy and earthy, full of truffle flavor on the inside and had a slight crisp outer layer.  Great meal, I'd definitely return.

Thanks Frito Lay for making hubby happy!
While I was enjoying this lovely meal, what was hubby doing?  Celebrating advent bachelor time once again of course.  All of his advent treats were small gifts, Day 13: Bare Necessities was loving named after Disney's Jungle Book, but was a gift of clothing necessities.  Day 14: Bachelor Advent was once again a tribute to his bachelor time while I traveled.  Hubs loves to indulge on chips and soda when I'm not home, since we normally don't have them in the house.  Specifically, Funyuns and Mountain Dew.  So I gave him a pack of the small bottles which he eagerly started drinking immediately I'm sure.  Day 15: 'Who' to Watch With was a tribute to my favorite holiday cartoon, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.  Love that - and of course, I was the 'who' to watch it with!

Tonight's event was a champagne tasting, and tomorrow is our annual holiday party.  More to come on these two events - should be great fun!  And I'm happy to report that I have tomorrow off from work as well!

Oh, and we ended up making our wreath this past weekend during all the festivus as well!  Normally we use fir, but we decided to opt for a more simple wreath this year, all for around $5.  Can you believe it?  I grabbed some of the leftover ornaments we didn't use to decorate the trees with and added for a festive touch versus a bow.  What do you think?