Vegas In a Glance

S.A.W mentioned that I haven’t updated in a while… so here I am updating my blog. After a short trip to Vegas, I am back to my daily routine which includes nothing but midterms and papers. WiFi was not free at our hotel in Vegas, so I didn’t have a chance to update my blog. I took some photos on my camera (surprisingly not that many), but I haven’t uploaded them onto my computer yet, so I will post the pictures I took with my phone. Warning, this post is picture heavy!

We stayed at the Monte Carlo and for the price we paid (my dad said under $100 per night) it wasn’t too bad.

{View from our room}

{ I believe this is from the Bellagio}

{Late night snacking with Es S: Fish Mcbites, Cheetos and drinks}

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Spring Break

After a week filled with midterms, my spring break has finally commenced. Here’s what I’ve been up to in the past weeks:

{Ate some Thai food for lunch. Pictured above is a chicken and basil dish}

{Satisfied my Thai iced tea craving}

{Went to the Farmer’s Market and tried brussels sprout and cauliflower dish from a food cart}

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Dine Out Vancouver 2013: Catch 122

Last year I didn’t have time to try any restaurants for Dine Out, so I was happy that I was able to try at least one restaurant this year. Since I was going with Es S and M,  Es S choose which restaurant to go to and she chose Catch 122 in Gastown. I’m glad she chose Catch 122 because I had a great experience.  I’m feeling lazy, therefore I’m going to do this review in point form.

The lighting inside was quite dim, with candle light being the main lighting. Not very practical for food pictures but good for intimate dates (if that’s what you’re looking for haha).

We started off with some bread, which Es S ended up using with her appetizer.

We chose one of each of the appetizers:

Prawn bisque with seared scallop:

  • least favourite appetizer
  • found it a bit bland, but later found out that all the salt was at the bottom, which made the broth really salty
  • not as creamy or rich, a bit thin

Duck Confit raviolihouse-made duck confit ravioli, ricotta, sage butter

  • good amount of filling and nice flavours
  • Es S thought the skin tasted like a Chinese dumpling skin

Avocado Tequila Sorbet, Salmon Tartarehouse-made avocado Tequila sorbet

  • refreshing tequila sorbet
  • melt-in-your-mouth salmon

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What I’ve Been Up To

Yes, I’ve been a horrible blogger. Blogging hasn’t really been on my mind lately because I’ve been trying to get through school before my reading break/ spring break commences in two weeks. On the topic of spring break, I’m going to Las Vegas! It’s unfortunate that I am underage in the US so my fun will be limited to dining and shows/attractions.

Here’s what I’ve been doing in the past few weeks:

{I went to Catch 122 for Dine Out this year and pictured above is my entree}

{Matcha hot chocolate from Soirette for the hot chocolate festival}

{My first time at Cattle Cafe and ordered the cajun chicken with tomatoe and honey sauce}

{New Marc by Marc Jacobs laptop bag. I’ve been searching for this bag in stores for a while and so happy that I finally found it}

{Had a Groupon for Capstone expiring soon, so I S.A.W. and I went after class to use it}

Thanks for reading!