I decided to try again when Darryl was going to be there for work during the week with an extended stay into the weekend. Another DJ love of mine, Ferry Corsten, would be at Marquee on Friday night, and a friend of Darryl knows Ferry himself. I'm always wary of those 'friend of a friend knows someone who will get us on the list and blah blah blah' but I didn't expect much and things happened to work out in this case.
I drove up on Thursday afternoon, and even leaving at 3:30 in the afternoon didn't help me escape LA traffic. Met up with Darryl and friends at the Wynn, and headed out to a late dinner at STK.
Cosmopolitan for the rest of the weekend. I'm a fan of this place. Club, excellent restaurants, shops and concerts in one building = no need to go anywhere else! I can see how people never leave their hotel during a Vegas trip. And why many trips would be needed, to check out all the hotels. Is that enough of a reason for me to return? Probably not.
Jose Andres has a couple restaurants in the Cosmo, so Darryl and I hit China Poblano for lunch. Asian Mexican fusion.
We grabbed a burger from Holstein's downstairs for dinner. The chocolate shake was excellent.
By Saturday morning, I had done what I came to do: eat some food, meet Ferry, dance. Now it was time to go home.
We grabbed some food at the outdoor gardens in Paris, and then I was out. I left the rest of the gang to liver and wallet damage in a casino.