Beef Carpaccio

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I know I haven’t posted a recipe in a little while and it will be a little longer until I post something with any real kind of ingredient list and clear(er) instructions.  We are currently in Las Vegas… on a little vacation…

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I’m not cooking so we’re eating out… today specifically at Olives in the Bellagio on the strip.  We’re staying just next door at the Cosmopolitan though next door is pretty much a mile away.  PC’s son sent us here and made reservations for us, trying to get us an outdoor seat by saying that it was our anniversary… it wasn’t … and we didn’t sit outside overlooking the water show… but it hardly mattered because when this came to our table… I was truly taken aback… it was so beautiful… and…

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This mound of food was intimidating at first… what looked like a monstrous pile of raw meat drizzled with… olive oil… a balsamic reduction… a garlic aioli and a scallion cream… dotted with perfectly roasted baby onions and covered with fresh shaved parmesan… was in fact a mound of spring salad, perfectly dressed … in a tangy vinaigrette and of course all those thin slices of beef…. and sauces that blended to give every bite amazing flavour.

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Yes… he thought he was being cute… knowing how much I love carpaccio… he was proud of himself… making sure to tell the waitress that it was ONLY for me… annoyed at first I was grateful after the first bite… I was totally and completely in love…. I swear… I could have licked the plate clean this was so good….

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LOL… I didn’t lick the plate… though we did do one better… we made reservations to come back one more time… for lunch… the day we leave for home… dare I say this makes me look forward to the end of our trip?!

So… in short… I don’t have a recipe to share… just an idea right now… and… yes… probably before too long… when I get home… I will be taking PC’s meat slicer out of the box… scouring recipes everywhere…. trying to find a way to replicate the lovely sauces that were drizzled on top…. and testing out our slicer.

Thanks Brent!  You ROCK… and when I have this figured out you’ll be invited over for a mound full of raw meat!!!

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