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Old 06-12-2018, 10:43 PM   #201
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Re: The Fergusons do Vegas - A mix game, VP and eating TR

group bukkake session request hahaha I don't even.
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Old 06-13-2018, 12:26 AM   #202
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I love how nonchalant the whole report was. A+
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Old 06-13-2018, 04:34 PM   #203
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Oh man, it's gonna be tough to top stripper polo party orgy.
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Old 06-13-2018, 05:42 PM   #204
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Always a great trip report, Turd..thanks!

Ping Pang Pong is still good, but years ago the lunch dim sum was the stone cold nuts. Not sure why the quality has gone down some, but it is still very good.

The Jesus Ferguson with the puppy dog photo at the WSOP makes me want to puke.

I guess since he won player of the year last year, everything is forgiven..
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Old 06-14-2018, 12:14 AM   #205
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Fantastic. Any pissed off wives?
Maybe a few

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Oh man, it's gonna be tough to top stripper polo party orgy.
You should make this your goal for the trip next week, then post about it with pics!

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Always a great trip report, Turd..thanks!

Ping Pang Pong is still good, but years ago the lunch dim sum was the stone cold nuts. Not sure why the quality has gone down some, but it is still very good.

The Jesus Ferguson with the puppy dog photo at the WSOP makes me want to puke.

I guess since he won player of the year last year, everything is forgiven..
Yeah I agree about PPP, it was better in the past, that said my lunch time experience last week was actually one of the best I've had in a long time there. Maybe got lucky, maybe just in a good mood from tourney bink, I dunno.

Any other recs for dim sum in Vegas, or just look elsewhere?

Yeah the forgiving of Jesus/Lederer is a joke, people should throw **** at him when he sits down at their table. Or at least regularly needle him and make snide comments.
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Old 06-14-2018, 12:53 PM   #206
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For Dim Sum, Casual Dining Thread suggest HK Garden II (on 5300) or Orchids Garden. And it looks like both places serve XLB.
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Old 06-14-2018, 12:56 PM   #207
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For Dim Sum, Casual Dining Thread suggest HK Garden II (on 5300) or Orchids Garden. And it looks like both places serve XLB.


I did orchids garden a few years ago. Havenít done HK Garden tho. You love that xlb


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Old 06-22-2018, 03:21 PM   #208
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Itís time!





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Old 06-22-2018, 05:59 PM   #209
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I'm looking forward to a bracelet report. Go.
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Old 06-22-2018, 06:01 PM   #210
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This will be good. PM if you're going to be at Wynn, would love to say hi.
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Old 06-22-2018, 06:05 PM   #211
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I'm jealous.
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Old 06-22-2018, 06:13 PM   #212
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Well not a good start to the trip. Delayed 2 hours so far and sitting on the tarmac in calgary cause of lightning. Have changed the reso at Robuchon tonight back two hours, but that might not even be enough.

Hopefully this is the extent of the runbad for the trip.


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Old 06-22-2018, 07:56 PM   #213
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Re: The Fergusons do Vegas - A mix game, VP and eating TR

1's and 5's are not the bills that belong on the outside of rubber band rolls

I also hope the red shoes aren't yours

Looking forward to it anyway!
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Old 06-22-2018, 08:35 PM   #214
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TJ,

Those are just his tip rolls.
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Old 06-22-2018, 10:57 PM   #215
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Do you guys really keep separate tipping rolls? I just stuff the small ones in the middle
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Old 06-23-2018, 03:29 PM   #216
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I put a 1 or 5 on the outside and 100s in the middle.



Little bink to start the trip


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Old 06-23-2018, 05:24 PM   #217
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Nice one. I put the big bills in the middle as well
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Old 06-30-2018, 05:45 PM   #218
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June 22-27 TR

June 22-27 Trip Day 1 - Robuchon and Assembling the Degenyateam

Mrs. Ferguson and I have been looking forward to this trip for a while. The trip was actually conceived by 2+2er Phunkphish and I as a dining/WSOP trip, but morphed into much more than that since we planned it a few months ago.

This would now be a trip to celebrate:
1-Phunk winning the Canadian Scrabble Championship/eating great food.
2-Meeting up with an awesome friend named Ray who we hadn't seen in a couple of years
3-Hanging out with our big papi/most relaxed dude on earth, Scott Davies (+his wife)
4-Playing the WSOP Monster Stack

This trip we would definitely hit max degen mode.

Shoe and bankroll were a few posts ago.

We show up to the YYC airport and the forecast is for rain/lightning all weekend. I can already see the delay and pray that we don't board and then sit on tarmac for hours. Obv that is exactly what happens. I love Westjet, but they won't serve alcohol while on the tarmac during a delay, and I have no idea why.

We get our dinner reservation at Joel Robuchon changed to 830 from 645, and it's a good thing as we don't get going until about 2 hours after our planned departure time. About 5 minutes after takeoff we are in beautiful sunny skies and the remainder of the flight is uneventful.

FYI we are only in Westjet Plus because we were both assigned middle seats completely separately in the plane. Not because we think we're balling in Westjet Plus


Most Canadian drink?


Tastes about as bad as it looks, no bueno.


Mamiiiii's drink. Prolly about same quality as Ace of Spades.


Ooooh, ahhhhh.

On the way from the airport we see the first sure sign weíre in Vegas, fat Elvis talking on a cell phone and riding a scooter.



We have 5 comped nights at the Cosmo this trip and get checked into our 1 bedroom terrace studio.













We meet up with Phunk and his gf who are already in town post Scrabble championship. We start off with a little pre-dinner cup celebration and fill it up with Montaudon. Just like the Stanley Cup, you get to keep this baby until the next year and tote it around Vegas partying. Actually, I'm guessing this might be the first time this has happened with it. The bonus is that the next championship is in two years.


CNSC Cup


The Champ and his better half enjoying sweet sweet Scrabble champagne.

Time for Robuchon. The reason we went with JR is because I had told Phunk the egg dish (Le Caviar) was one of my all-time favorites. That was about 5-7 years ago and in the early stages of my dining career. 91 Michelin stars and a lot of other amazing meals later, it would be interesting to see how this dish stacks up on a second visit.


The spectacular Robuchon bread cart. Combining this with the mignardise cart is why you only need to do two courses at Robuchon and you'll still be full.
We all went with 4-5 courses, but that was completely unnecessary.



So many amazing breads on this cart, from the Epi to the saffron, milk bread, bacon bread, and more. The butter is unbelievable as well. This makes the trip to JR worth it for me. Sorry if your celiac.

For wine we went with Champagne through the meal, NV Chartogne-Taillet Cuvee St. Anne BdB. It was a perfect choice as we were doing multiple caviar dishes and fish.


Gazpacho Amuse Bouche - The only real miss course of the night. Lacking in intensity and balance.


Wifey can't eat bell peppers (in gazpacho) so got a small version of the Watermelon and Crab appetizer course as a substitute. This was a much superior course. The baby kohlrabi were perfectly cooked and had a great texture. I should have said I couldn't eat bell peppers either.


Salmon tartar with caviar. Great dish, the wasabi foam and finger lime were brilliant at balancing out the richness of the salmon, and the salt of the caviar wasn't overpowering. Would have been better if there was a bit more finger lime, the acidity really brightened up the salmon.


The egg! A perfectly cooked sous vide egg, deep fried quickly with phyllo and served on a bed of creme fraiche, salmon cubes and topped with one ounce of Osetra caviar and gold leaf (because WTF not).

This remains a brilliant dish, so rich and intense, but it is probably not the perfect dish anymore. Unfortunately too many years of fine dining are taking a toll and I no longer think this is the perfect dish. Though it is still nearly perfect. Would have like a mother of pearl spoon though as loads of caviar on a metal spoon gets a bit metallic.


Wifey's fish course was the sea bass with curry, asparagus, lemongrass and crispy potatoes. Fish was cooked very well, excellent sauce.


John Dory with tempura of shiso leaf on squid ink risotto. Amazing shiso and the squid ink risotto was cooked perfectily. The John Dory texture was very dense, close to halibut or turbot, but very good. I think I prefer sea bass/black cod texture.


La boule dessert - Violet mousse inside a sphere of thin sugar. Maybe my favorite course of the evening. The sweetness level was just right and the violet flavor amazing.




Birthday cake! It was my birthday this week, so wifey called and had them make me a special birthday cake, frozen passionfruit/coconut. Two of my favorite flavours, thanks honey. It was great cake.



Mignardise cart. The other amazing part of the meal that is included. It's so hard to not ask for one of everything off this cart. The strawberry margarita gelee was my favorite.

Overall the meal was excellent, actually better than our first trip years ago. Other than the amuse bouche, no misses, all 8.5/10 or better courses and the plating was flawless on a few dishes. I will say the service is a bit clunky for a restaurant to consider itself three stars (I know the Michelin guide no longer visits Vegas). Eg. didn't get crumbed basically ever, little things like that.

Okay enough about the food, itís time to sound the conch and meet up with Ray and Big Papi. Degens, Assemble!



We head over to the Cosmo for some high limit slot + VP degeneracy. We are already Identity gold, but since weíre being comped this stay, we need to get some play in. Fortunately I have the wifey and Ray going full degen mode to rack up the points. Should be no problem with them around.

Itís only a few minutes of boring VP before Ray and wifey are enticed by the sirenís call that is Wheel of Fortune.



It nicely works out though and we are 1 reel away from a 40K bink



My wife is Vanna White!

After a bit more degenning, and a lot of Hennessey XO, itís time to crash after a very fun and successful Day 1.



Sun is about to come up on Vegas.

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Old 06-30-2018, 07:11 PM   #219
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I can't tell from the label, but you may be able to make your plane drink . a little more Canadian

As always, I enjoy your storytelling, looking forward to more.
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Old 06-30-2018, 07:26 PM   #220
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I can't tell from the label, but you may be able to make your plane drink . a little more Canadian

As always, I enjoy your storytelling, looking forward to more.


I have def had the maple crown, but not stocked on the plane. For sure itís the most Canadian drink tho.


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Old 06-30-2018, 10:43 PM   #221
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I thought you partied with a Papi in training that went to day 2? I could be mistaken.
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Old 07-01-2018, 03:25 AM   #222
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That will come later in the TR. It's only day 1.
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Old 07-01-2018, 05:41 AM   #223
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But the crazy Hawaiian doesn't have a lot of patience in cash and tournament. Rumor is Papi Jr. Has two speeds. The first is fast and the second is furious.
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I have def had the maple crown, but not stocked on the plane. For sure itís the most Canadian drink tho.


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I couldn't find hockey-stick shaped swizzle sticks or curling-stone shaped ice cubes, but I didn't look very hard.
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Old 07-01-2018, 09:42 PM   #225
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Thank you for taking the time to share this experience with all of us.
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