Our girl squad escaped to Las Vegas for a long weekend and part two of my birthday celebrations. We weren’t exactly off to a promising start. One of my friends (whom shall not be named) happened to miss our early morning flight due to festivities from the previous night. Her experience was similar to that of a dramatic movie scene where the gate closed as soon as she arrived. Despite our best efforts to delay the flight, the pilot was not having it. We figured she would find an alternate flight and meet us there. For now there was nothing to do but sit back and relax.
The sun was shining, the desert heat was glaring, and we were in high spirits to kick off an epic weekend in Sin City. As a sucker for all things EDM, especially Calvin Harris and Zedd, I was in heaven. My favorite DJs were in town, so I was well prepared to day drink at pool parties and dance until dawn at the nightclubs. There’s something to be said about going on girls trips in your late twenties. As the saying goes,” What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”…and off our social media platforms.
After checking into our suite, we ventured off to The Cosmopolitan for a Vegas style brunch buffet. I’ve explored brunch buffets in Las Vegas before and they can either be really well done or really awful. Wicked Spoon is located inside of the ultra chic and contemporary Cosmopolitan Hotel on the South end of the Strip. I didn’t expect anything short of glamorous, having stayed there previously.
We were graciously greeted at Wicked Spoon by our server Will, who was as darling as could be. Will gave us the rundown of what was available, while generously pouring our mimosas and coffees. You have the option to add bottomless beverages for an additional $15. The expansive bottomless offerings include mimosas, champagne, Bloody Marys, house red or white wine, and PBR drafts. Thankfully as responsible young adults, we stocked up on water, electrolytes and B12 to take full advantage of this.
Wicked Spoon is certainly one of the more upscale brunch buffets I’ve experienced. The whimsical decor is seductive with golden tones, hanging displays and illuminated fixtures. At first glance the buffet includes standard charcuterie with stations for meats, cheeses, fruits, salads, and cereal. We opted to skip some of those to save space for specialty sweet and savory items.
If you’re a late bird and in the mood for non-breakfast and brunch items, you’re in luck. There are a number of options including Thai noodles, sushi, pizza, pasta, shrimp, and more. While the three of us experimented and tried a bit of everything, we certainly had our favorites!
Sohni started with the scrambled eggs and sausage. The sausage came with pesto and she devoured it quickly. She also enjoyed the sausage with mashed potatoes and caramelized onions. Sohni also took advantage of the omelette station and piled on seasonal veggies. Some of her favorites also included the French toast, poached eggs and chorizo drizzled with gravy on a biscuit.
I sampled a number of items and felt my waistline expanding. The lemon and poppyseed pancakes were calling my name. As a Bitch, I’m a fan of all things citrus and these were made to perfection. The hash browns with cheddar cheese and chives were a close second followed by the angry mac and cheese. I especially enjoyed the freshly squeezed juices which came served in adorable glass bottles. I also snagged a bite of the cinnamon glazed sticky buns that were dipped in caramel sauce. I had scanned the dessert bar, purposely not to fill up on sweets beforehand.
Sonal enjoyed the the steamed veggies and noodles with tofu and mushrooms. She also tried the homemade cereal, granola, and pineapples with cottage cheese. Sonal couldn’t get enough of the tortellini in tomato fondue topped with fresh basil.
Since we were generously invited, Will was on a mission to make this a fun experience. He constantly replenished our mimosas throughout our meal and spiked our coffees. We were certainly feeling the effects from the champagne and ready to pair that with dessert. The dessert bar was plentiful and gorgeous with the bite sized spread. From the gelato flavors to petit fours, and chocolate covered strawberries, there was no shortage of dessert available. Wicked Spoon even offers vegan desserts. I gravitated towards the blueberry cheesecake and white chocolate mousse cones.
As if we didn’t have enough dessert already, our server Will wanted it to be an extra special birthday treat and brought out a lovely dessert tray.
We couldn’t have asked for a better start to our Vegas vacation. Wicked Spoon has something for just about everyone regardless of your dietary restrictions or personal preferences. We suggest scanning all of the stations before grabbing a plate and filling up.
The Bitches say: A+. While buffets can be disorganized, underwhelming and lack flavor, the buffet at Wicked Spoon was upscale, appealing, and truly appetizing.
Wicked Spoon offers brunch daily from 8am to 2pm Monday-Thursday and 8am to 3pm on Friday-Sunday.