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Las Vegas: Food & shopping

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Carnival World Buffet

This buffet is voted the best in Las Vegas year after year. It's an all-you-can-eat diner with 300 dishes prepared daily from 11 distinct cuisines, including the Orient, Italy and Brazil, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

It features water themes, LED screens that project flames and granite countertops. Fifteen food stations, six with their own chef, churn out pizzas, omelettes, sushi, tepanyaki, carved meats, Asian barbecue and at the Brazilian grill, diners may create their own South American stir-fry. There's an old-fashioned diner serving hot dogs, burgers, chips and you can make your own milkshake.

Quick service is guaranteed so you don't miss out on anything on your Las Vegas must-do list.


Las Vegas isn't all about gambling and extravaganza stage shows. There's so much shopping, you may need to buy another suitcase! Taste, interest, age and budget don't matter — there's something for everyone.

There are strings of malls all waiting for your credit card. The Fashion Show Mall won Catriona's vote. You can wander through Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's, Robinsons-May, Bloomingdale and Nordstrom department stores as well as more than 200 specialty shops.

The Forum Shops at Caesars has over 160 boutiques and shops, 13 restaurants and specialty food shops. A recent expansion added 16,000 square metres and additional levels out to Las Vegas Boulevard, creating a grand pedestrian plaza. It's a lather of fabulously stocked shops with windows full of alluring items just begging to be purchased.

Wynn Esplanade is paradise for serious shoppers. Here you'll find Chanel, Christian Dior, Manolo Blahnik, Cartier, Gaultier, Oscar de la Renta, Louis Vuitton and Chocolat.

For something a little more realistic, a 45-minute shuttle bus ride through the desert from the MGM Grand or Aladdin takes you to Fashion Outlets Las Vegas. There are more than 100 outlets featuring clothing, accessories, handbags, shoes, home furnishings, specialty gifts and food stores. It offers genuine reductions — up to 75 percent off — and could be the shopping spree of your life!

David was happy pottering around Bonanza Gift Shop, the 'world's largest gift shop'. Established in 1980, it's a cornucopia of souvenirs, the weird and the bizarre. There's class and kitsch, lots of casino-themed merchandise, T-shirts with all sorts of insignias — you name it. Be prepared — you could spend hours in here.


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Carnival World Buffet lunch costs about $20, dinner around $30.

Please note that the prices listed are valid at the time of filming.

More information

Carnival World Buffet
Rio All Suite Hotel
3700 W Flamingo Road
Las Vegas NV 89103
Ph: 1 702 777 7777

Fashion Show Mall
3200 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas NV 89109
Ph: 0011 1 702 369 8382

Forum Shops at Caesars
3500 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas NV 89109
Ph: 0011 1 702 893 4800

Fashion Outlets Las Vegas
32100 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Primm NV 89019
Ph: 0011 1 702 874 1400
Fax: 0011 1 702 874 1560

World's Largest Gift Shop
2440 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas NV 89104
Ph: 0011 1 702 385-7359

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