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Visiting Solaire

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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.

chandelier in the entrance

chandelier in the entrance

fit for royalty

fit for royalty

I am in awe with all the huge-ass chandeliers all over.

Twisted Chandeliers

Twisted Chandeliers

a full view of the twisted chandeliers

a full view of the twisted chandeliers

a very modern looking glass chandelier

a very modern looking glass chandelier

Sorry, I cant help it. I have a thing for chandeliers.

Then I saw these colorful looking plants near the gaming area.

Some of the plants found near the gaming area

Some of the plants found 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.

solaire's food court

solaire’s food court

We strolled along and stopped by Dragon Bar.

dragon bar's crystal dragon

dragon bar’s crystal dragon

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

Finestra

Finestra entrance

Finestra entrance

Finestra bar

Finestra bar

I just love their chandelier!

I just love their chandelier!

dining area

dining area

a cozy looking red couch

a cozy looking red couch

This looks like from the set of gossip girl! digging the pistachio green couch!

This looks like from the set of gossip girl! digging the pistachio green couch!

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.

Chinoiserie

Chinoiserie

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.

Strip

Strip

They also have a Japanese Restaurant named Yakumi.

Since we normally eat Japanese dishes, we decided to skip this too.

yakumi

yakumi

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.

Fresh's signage

Fresh’s signage

fresh-casual dining buffet

fresh-casual dining buffet

very moden

very modern

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?

we wanted to sit in this area...

we wanted to sit in this area…

To sort of give you an idea…

Disregard the hydrangeas, look to the left, that is where we are seated. Look to the right, there it is, the gaming area.

Disregard the hydrangeas, look to the left, that is where we are seated/dotted carpets. Look to the right, there it is, the gaming area/red carpet.

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.

what we got from the buffet... and yes, those hands you see there is me

what we got from the buffet… and yes, those hands you see there is mine

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.

well at least the desserts are not that bad

well at least the desserts are not that bad

Thank God I have  good company.

with my photographer/travel buddy/best friend and partner Kei.

with my photographer/travel buddy/best friend and partner Kei.

Then we went to get  ourselves the Solaire card. It looks like this. (sorry for the photo, this was taken with my mobile phone)

solaire card

solaire card

Then went on to play.

ready to play?

ready 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).

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Author: Pammy

I'm a graphic artist and a dreamer. I write to release my thoughts, just to tell about it. I love eating, shopping, my pet rabbits, making people laugh, and being with my family and friends.

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