Las Vegas: Wicked Spoon Buffet at the Cosmopolitan
I’ve been dying to try the Wicked Spoon Buffet at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas for a while now. I had a chance during my road trip with Acura’s ILX. I had heard so much about the individual portions and that seemed like a good thing to cut down on food waste. The buffet seemed about the same as what the Wynn charges which was previously my favorite buffet.
We didn’t have to wait too long for a table but we did go on the earlier side. I liked how everything looked so well-maintained. Not everything has been pre-portioned out but quite a bit was.
Such as the cocktail shrimp. Instead of an icky bed crushed ice and shrimp that has seen better days, Wicked Spoon kept theirs in cute clear containers. I easily ate my portion but didn’t think about getting more as there was so much more to explore.
Here’s my first plate. As you can see I went a bit more breakfast with the eggs and sausage. I did also try the salad and some pickles. There was an egg station but I grabbed this container from the buffet. I also got wings in a cute tiny shopping cart. These were surprisingly very good. Again, you only got a reasonable portion (2 wings) so while I wanted more, it was time to see what else was in store.
Oh clams! I ate the whole thing (but I did offer to share!).
Next it was time to get my meat on. I balanced out prime rib and ham with a healthy dose of kale salad. Also on my plate are some Asian greens, pig ear salad and green beans.
Over in the Asian section, I did notice the sushi seemed to have been brought in rather than made in-house. The rolls weren’t particularly appetizing looking so I skipped.
On the other hand, I loved the tiny take-out boxes of noodles and spare ribs. I really wanted more noodles but the small taste was good enough.
I was attracted to the whole roasted pig but scooped up the bone marrow. What a fabulous buffet! They have bone marrow. This place is totally worth the $40 or so.
Here’s the bone marrow, a little fried rice, Korean ribs, beef and broccoli and a pork belly bun.I liked the bone marrow best from this plate. The pork belly was pretty much all fat.
Am I ready for dessert? Sure, let’s take a tour. They had pastries galore, gelato and chocolate-dipped strawberries.
Here’s my friend’s dessert plate. She showed way more restraint than I did.
And here’s my dessert plate. I may or may not have left with some fruit to eat during my drive back to LA in the Acura ILX. Heehee.
I want to check out the buffet for dinner the next time I’m in Vegas though I seem to do buffets earlier in the day. I suppose I have more energy then to tackle all the different food stations?
Wicked Spoon CafeThe Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S., Las Vegas, NV 89109 — (702) 698-7000 © The Minty 2013