Vegas' Perfect Poolside Dining, Robert Paisola Reports for Forbes
Summertime sizzles in Sin City, and there's nowhere better to enjoy its decadence than the hottest luxury pool club, with the coolest cuisine in town.
Although many fine hotels serve food and drink at poolside, those in Vegas do so with a unique five-star flair, serving first-class cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs. Where else can you luxuriate in your own private cabana, enjoy special massages and sample cuisine prepared especially for you, without having to lift even a finger?
Situated in the midst of a sanctuary that consists of almost four acres worth of breathtaking pools, Jacuzzis, flora and fauna--including five marbled Palladian-style fountains--is Azure at the Palazzo. The cool sophistication of the Mediterranean meets the Las Vegas Strip at this stylish pool club. Reminiscent of the French Riviera, yet situated on the very American Las Vegas Strip, Azure offers an abundance of luxury accouterment and celebrity sightings.
Upon arrival you are welcomed by a VIP host who subsequently escorts you to a lounge chair, daybed or cabana. Staff are at your every beck and call, providing fresh fruit, champagne, frozen grapes, beverages, Evian water mistings, iced towels and tasty tidbits throughout the day. The entertainment includes music, models and fashion shows--all poolside. And cabana massages and a range of Canyon Ranch SpaClub menu items also are available for guests.
Azure has a special treat in store for foodies. In your lounge, daybed or cabana you can treat yourself to some of Wolfgang Puck's mouth-watering creations, including soft scrambled egg pizza for brunch, or one of his other fanciful creations, provided by his restaurant Solaro--including smoked salmon pizza with black caviar, Maine lobster salad, or tuna and salmon "crudo."
In between meals, you can enjoy a smoothie, a glass of fresh fruit juice or a mid-morning specialty cocktail. Or simply celebrate the beauty of the day with bottle service from premium liquors like Absolut and Jack Daniels, or magnums of Dom Perignon or Cristal.