Buffet at The Wicked Spoon (The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas)
So Vegas is also very famous for buffet, right? It would have been silly if we didn’t give it a try. My husband and I were actually very excited about this and made sure I did my research as far as where to eat. I have this love & hate relationship with buffet but learnt a few important things through the years. People tend to stuff themselves silly so that it is worth for what they pay for. That kind of mentality is actually harmful to health.
Buffet = large quantity = all you can eat until you rip your pants.
That’s exactly how I looked at buffet in the past. So during this trip, I tried to change that kind of mentality and looked at buffet in a different way: buffet = variety. Focus on variety NOT quantity, and stop when full. It is quite hard but it has to be done. I mean EVERYTHING looks freakin’ delicious and tempting!! My husband, on another hand, wanted to get his money worth. He stuffed himself and ended up being miserable.
My tips on eating buffet is:
1) don’t fill up on heavy carb items like potato/rice/bread/noodle
2) get a bit of everything (2 – 3 tablespoons)
3) drink water
4) instead of piling too much food on the plate, get small portion and make several trips back so you burn some calories
According to my research on Yelp, we decided to pick top rated buffet to try: The Wicked Spoon at The Cosmopolitan (for dinner) and The Buffet at the Wynn Hotel (for brunch). The Wicked Spoon on Friday night was $40 per person before tax. My verdict: 7 out of 10. Selection was not that great. There were only three kind of Sushi at the station and not many Asian food. Good variety at Salad Bar station.