A lot of people have been talking about the newly opened resort/casino, and with all the advertisements on TV, I have a severe last song syndrome and has been humming their song Brighter than the sun-by Colbie Caillat over and over.
I am curious and so is Kei. We decided to check it out if it lives up to its hype.
We arrived early and was impressed with the place. Everything screams opulence.
I am in awe with all the huge-ass chandeliers all over.
Sorry, I cant help it. I have a thing for chandeliers.
Then I saw these colorful looking plants near the gaming area.
Nestled on the far side of the gaming area is a food court. I think this is very considerate of them! Placing budget friendly food for everyone to enjoy.
We strolled along and stopped by Dragon Bar.
Feeling a bit hungry, we then proceeded to look at their restaurants.
Since we both share a love for pasta, we looked at Finestra, their Italian restaurant.
Finestra would be really nice for a romantic dinner date!
We then snapped a picture from the restaurant across, Red lantern. It serves Chinese cuisine.
But we were not really in the mood for Chinese cuisine that day so we moved along.
Next up was Strip. too bad it was closed.
They also have a Japanese Restaurant named Yakumi.
Since we normally eat Japanese dishes, we decided to skip this too.
Walked some more and then chose to eat at Fresh- their casual dining buffet. Since we are huge fans of buffets we thought we might as well try this one.
Given the space, It can actually accommodate many people. But, they are very strict about seating. We choose to seat “inside”, but was requested to take the seats close “outside” to the gaming area (read: stinks of cigarette smoke, and far from the buffet table). I was like really? can’t we just stay inside?
To sort of give you an idea…
Only a half a strip of glass away we would look like we were dining alfresco, because it is beside the hallway, where a lot of people are passing by.
Since there are only two of us, we could pretty much do nothing about it. So much for the seating, off to eat.
Fresh is actually reasonably priced, but I don’t see anything special, nothing unique. I was actually expecting the food to be delicious, but it was only so-so. I was very disappointed with their Chinese and Japanese stations. The soup that we had (hot and sour soup) tasted nothing like a hot and sour soup. I am Chinese, I know how that soup should taste like. The Japanese section is so limited and generic. I skipped it.
Thank God I have good company.
Then we went to get ourselves the Solaire card. It looks like this. (sorry for the photo, this was taken with my mobile phone)
Then went on to play.
We didn’t have any other photos of the gaming area/machines since picture taking on the gaming areas were prohibited. Had a fun time playing with the slots even if we really don’t know how to play.
*All my reviews, opinions, and other stuff expressed here are my own and based on my own experience with a Solaire. This is not a sponsored post, we paid for this (from) our own pocket(s).