(Update: Effective March 1, Silk Road is no longer open for dinner.)
If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, you may have seen that yesterday we had one of the all time worst corned beef hashes known to man. The particular abomination came to us via Mr. Lucky’s — the 24/7 restaurant in the Hard Rock Hotel that used to be known for some pretty spectacular coffee-shop/diner food.
Years ago, we looked forward to chowing down on everything from club sandwiches to pancakes to a first class reuben here. Unfortunately, if our meal was any indication, the mighty has fallen into serving stale bread and gristly hash that Hormel’s puts to shame. (In texture and appearance, our plate resembled a pile of dog food onto which three, odd, almost yolk-less poached eggs were placed.)
So put off were we by this third rate fare that we hightailed it over to Silk Road this morning — where we knew we wouldn’t be disappointed.
And we weren’t — by either a tasty, house made boudin noir, a unique, deep-fried, square block of apple-stuffed French toast (in a slightly too sweet caramel sauce), or by what we at ELV consider the best coffee in town: Illy fresh ground beans served in a French press.
We swore off coffee years ago, mainly ‘cuz it made us act like this, but this version is so good (and smooth, and amazingly free of acid), that we’d drink a pot every day.
Sure it was a $60 breakfast (for two)…but our shitty one at Mr. Lucky’s cost 23 bucks (for one)…and, unlike yesterday, we left the Vdara Hotel wondering when we could return for more of Martin Heierling’s tasty fare.