Believe it or not, brunch season is upon us: Easter Sunday is just two weeks away, Mother’s Day is seven weeks away and Father’s Day is 13 weeks away. While that may seem like an eternity for some people, in Las Vegas, it’s never too early to start thinking about where to book your reservation.
One of the most popular Sunday brunches in town is at Simon inside Palms Place. The celebrity favorite, which was just visited by comedian Chris Rock on Saturday night, is easily one of the hottest brunch spots in town, overlooking the stunning Palms Place Pool. Guests can dig in to a buffet of delicious, mouth-watering items as well as a menu of all-you-can-eat favorites hot from the kitchen for just $38 on non-holiday weekends; kids 12 and under are only $12. Guests can also indulge in Simon’s Bloody Mary Bar for an extra $10, or sip bottomless champagne, bellinis and mimosas for $16.
Simon’s lavish brunch buffet is sectioned off into several tasty stations, including Whole Fruits and Smoothies; Sushi Master; Paninis, Crepes, Smoked Salmon and Bagels; Peel and Eat Shrimp; and Candy Bar. Must-tries include Simon’s signature crispy sesame rice and the grilled ham and fontina pretzel bread panini. Easily the tastiest thing on Simon’s brunch menu (and that says a lot, as the entire dining experience is exceptional!), the grilled ham and fontina pretzel bread panini is simply to die for. Expect to go back to the panini station several times for more of this sure-to-be favorite!
Simon’s Hot From Our Kitchen menu is also broken up into several tasty categories, including Griddle, Benedicts, Wood Fired Pizzas, “White Trash,” Dessert and Kids Only. New additions for 2010 include Anson Mills graham pancakes with whipped butter and maple syrup and three flavorful benedicts: lobster havarti with toasted brioche and béarnaise; pulled pork with corn bread and tomato hollandaise; and steak hash with prime tenderloin, poached egg and goat cheese-tomato queso. These selections join such yummy must-tries as Simon’s fabulous French toast (pictured left)–Frosted Flakes-crusted brioche that always comes highly recommended from the staff–the personal-sized margherita wood fired pizza–tomato, mozzarella and basil–and the tasty pigs in a blanket. Even if you’re not a big hot dog fan, these puppies are definitely worth trying! In fact, all of the items under the “White Trash” category are worth ordering. The chicken and waffles are delicious, and the bbq pork baby back ribs are both tender and tangy. If you’re with a bigger party, be sure to order several of the Hot From Our Kitchen menu items for your table, as they’re all fairly easy to share. Plus, that way you can try as many of Simon’s delicious dishes as possible!
While it’s easy to fill up on Simon’s all-you-can-eat menu items and buffet selections, be sure to save room for dessert; Simon’s signature junk food platter is practically coma-inducing it’s so sweet. A selection of “old favorites” that’s meant to be shared with the table, guests are sure to enjoy Chef Kerry Simon’s take on such tasty childhood treats as Sno Balls, Rice Krispies treats, Froot Loops treats, Hostess Cup Cakes, fresh-baked cookies and cotton candy. Seriously, one look at the junk food platter and guests will realize Simon’s Sunday brunch price was worth it for the dessert alone!
Simon’s Sunday brunch takes place every Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Guests can choose to dine indoors with floor-to-ceiling views of the Palms Place Pool or eat poolside (weather permitting) while they are attended to by Simon’s friendly, pajama-clad wait staff. On Sun., April 4, brunch will feature a lavish Easter spread that includes applewood-smoked ham and leg of lamb carving stations along with such specialty items as smoked salmon popovers with scrambled eggs, crème fraiche and chives. There will also be two children’s poolside Easter egg hunts: one at 11 a.m., the other at 2 p.m. Easter Sunday prices are $49 per adult, which includes bottomless champagne or unlimited access to Simon’s Bloody Mary Bar, and $29 for kids 12 and under, which includes entry into one of the two Easter egg hunts. For more information or to book your reservation, call (702) 944-3292.
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