Halloween in Vegas 2011

Halloween in Vegas 2011

 

Billed as the biggest costume party in the world, Halloween in Las Vegas is just like any other night in Vegas except you might find yourself face to face with a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader, The Pope, Rod Stewart, dead things walking or a very rare sighting of an actual real live Facebook! The fetching Mrs. Seacock and I found ourselves in the Cosmopolitan Hotel to prepare for the event at a Restaurant called D.O.C.G. that I was told stands for “Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita.” You probably already knew that, but for us simple people it is the highest level of Italian Wine!Great gobs of goo did I luck out! It is Chef Scott Conant’s new wine bar in Vegas and is described as “casual rustic Italian.” That it is, the fetching Mrs. Seacock ordered Pici, Braised Duck sauce & Black Truffles’ from the menu and I choose a pesto & pasta special. By the way Pici is a thick hand rolled pasta, like fat spaghetti, origins from Tuscany. Now, the restaurant was nice, tables very close however and the background music was loud. It was difficult to talk, which we did as we tried our dishes, the Pici & Duck was really very good while we both felt my pesto & pasta while good was no better than our efforts at home. Part of the problem was the music, imagine gently sipping a very nice (expensive) Italian wine and savoring the Duck and Black truffles when your assaulted by the song Black Bettyby Ram Jam ( behold the lyrics – whoa, black betty (bam-A-lam) whoa, black betty (bam-A-lam) Black betty had a child (bam-A-lam) The damn thing gone wild (bam-A-lam) etc. ) I suppose it did set the mood for the rest of our evening walking Las Vegas Boulevard talking with and photographing Halloween crazies and maybe it prepared us for this.

 

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