Raffles Cafe/Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas - dinner - March, 2003

We headed off to dinner at Raffles Cafe (at Mandalay Bay), which is a very big restaurant and not at all what you'd expect from a "coffee shop", especially with the cloth placemats and napkins.  Three of us each decided to have the fruit plate, which came with a choice of sorbet, yogurt or cottage cheese, and all of us ended up choosing the sorbet.  When the fruit plate arrived, we couldn't believe how amazing it was.  The fruit plate consisted of cut pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon, a large strawberry cut in half, a piece of kiwi, some grapes, and half a papaya which held blueberries, raspberries, and a blackberry, and all of the fruit was very fresh and very tasty.  There were also two slices of banana nut bread on the side, which were delicious.  As I'd mentioned, I'd chosen the sorbet with the fruit plate, and I was expecting a little scoop of sorbet on the side. We were very surprised when along with the fruit plates, they had also brought three glasses of raspberry sorbet.  A single serving of the sorbet was the equivalent of what one might expect to receive if ordering a sorbet dessert.  The whole meal was absolutely incredible, and we all raved about it.  I ended up sharing my dinner with a friend, and there was still enough fruit left over to take with us so we could have it for a light breakfast snack in the morning.  One of the other people at the table just had the tiramisu dessert, which was served in a glass, very different than what we were used to, and he enjoyed it very much.  Two other people had a sandwich and the popcorn shrimp appetizer, and they both enjoyed their meals as well.  This is definitely somewhere that we want to visit again, when we are hungry enough to have a regular meal.


An excerpt from the 2003 Las Vegas trip report.


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