Sunday, October 25, 2009

Serendipity 3 decked in Las Vegas Glamour

I was chasing a memory. The memory of turning 21 and making my first (pay my own way) trip to New York with my girlfriends. The big city, legal to drink, broadway shows, times square, TRL, shopping and serendipity 3.

We waited in the rain to finally get seated is a small but over the top in Alice in Wonderland style decor. A upside down chair on the ceiling, colorful dishes, clocks with faces and finally the famous froozen hot chocolate.

There is a Las Vegas style Serendipity 3 outside the Cesar Palaces - neon lights, huge seating areas, stale smoke whaffing from the street. We sat at the bar to avoid the 15 mins wait for a table, although the place was half full. The menu is overpriced Las Vegas priced and missing the “charm” of the original.

We sat at the bar so I witnessed my froozen hot chocolate in action. A couple of spoonful of chocolate powder, ice and milk blended together, and topped with……canned store bought whipped cream!?!

We also got the strawberry malt milkshake.

The magic was not there.

Serendipity 3
3570 Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Serendipity 3 on Urbanspoon


thehealthyapple said...

Um; I love Serendipity....I pass the NYC location everyday on my way to work...the frozen hot coco and the milkshake look delish..hope you are enjoying Vegas...can't wait to meet you at the Foodbuzz festival in San Fran...have a great night!

cocochanelella said...

Hi Healthy Apple, I love the NYC location, I just think the Las Vegas location is missing the charm. I agree the frozen hot chocolate is an icon. See you in Nov!

foodhoe said...

Hey coco! I'll be looking for you at the FBF too! I love the idea of Alice in Wonderland and the upside down chair on the ceiling - fanciful fun! too bad it was like seeing the man behind the curtain...

SinoSoul said...

Loved Serendipity 3 in NYC while I lived there. But now, my heart belongs to Chikalicious. I can't imagine the S3 locale in Vegas sportin' the same charm?

cocochanelella said...

Sinosoul, the vegas version definitely fits in with the glamour and neon lights, nothing like the original. I will put Chikalicious on the list, have you been to Sweetiepie?

Erika said...

Wait...there's a Serendipity 3 in Las Vegas? And I didn't know? Ohmigosh I need to go. Your review and pictures are stunning!! :)

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