Monday, February 22, 2016

Lunchtime at Giada in The Cromwell Las Vegas

Giada at The Cromwell Las Vegas

Right in the heart of the Las Vegas strip lies newly remodeled and renamed, The Cromwell Hotel and Casino.  Beautiful and contemporary, this boutique hotel and casino is a classy step above its more garish neighbors.  The Cromwell also plays host to Giada De Laurentiis’ first sin city restaurant simply titled, Giada.

Giada takes up most of the street side second floor with enormous open air windows with views to the busy street life below.  The dining room is light and airy, decorated in creams and whites with pops of red and orange.  In the bar, the television is set to classic films produced by none other than Giada’s father.  Classic, "King Kong" was running during our visit.

Also in the bar, a bartender by the name Gio who made my husband and I the most amazing drinks!  We originally ordered Bloody Marys, but they were out of mix, so we asked him to surprise us. Not only did the drinks taste amazing, but they looked beautiful too.  Mine was frothy and slightly sweet, garnished with a twisted lemon peel, the other was cool and clear topped with a perfect basil leaf.