Tuesday, May 6, 2014 | 9:53 p.m.
The new Breakfast at Piffany’s at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. in the Cosmopolitan is as wacky and off-kilter as its eccentric star, Piff the Magic Dragon. Yet guests getting caught up in his free fringe comedy show are swept up in its insanity and shelling out thousands of dollars for four-day-old croissants he buys in advance from Walmart.
They’re stale by the time he puts them up for a bizarre and boisterous live auction, but the promise of succeeding with the winning bid has created a bidding frenzy.
The opening weekend brought in $4,490 for stale croissants, and for a day comedy king Brad Garret, whose Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club is at MGM Grand, had the top bid of $1,400.
But then I joined forces with Palms President Daniel Lee and his pal Ellis Landau, and we moved the record to $1,750. Just as we reached for the coveted pastry, it dropped on the floor, so we never even got to taste it.
With test-run previews of the 60-minute midnight show, Piff has so far raised $8,300, and it all goes to Communities in Schools. Our photograph now rests on the shelves of the study until the record is broken.
Winners were invited into a private room for a saucy striptease by six well-endowed male and female erotic-performance artists. Returning to our table, we faced “disgusting doggie treats” left at a miniature fire hydrant by the sidekick Chihuahua known as Mr. Piffles. They looked too realistic to tackle, but Piff devoured them, declaring them the best chocolate ever.
Breakfast at Piffany’s, under the watchful eye of several pretty princesses, is every midnight Wednesdays through Saturdays for one hour only in the study at RRL. It features incredible close-up magic, impressions, card tricks, illusions, audience competitions, thumb wrestling and a dangerous mind-reading trick by a goldfish trapped in a blender who doesn’t dare perform the act incorrectly.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas dares to be different. From the hotel’s red reservations desks to fine art found throughout the resort, The Cosmopolitan’s signature style is helping to pave its own path on the Las Vegas Strip.
Upon entering the resort, you’re greeted by pillars of video boards playing video art by Digital Kitchen and David Rockwell Studio exclusively produced for The Cosmopolitan. Just beyond that, you’ll find all your favorite casino games on the resort’s 100,000-square-foot casino floor.
The Cosmopolitan’s rooms standout as the resort’s most unique feature. About 2,220 of The Cosmopolitan’s 2,995 rooms have 6-foot deep terraces that span the length of the room, a first at a modern Strip hotel. Other in-room amenities include soaking tubs, kitchenettes and quirky accessories like artsy coffee table books.
The dining experience at The Cosmopolitan isn’t something you’ll find at other Strip resorts, either. All of The Cosmopolitan’s 13 restaurateurs are new to the Las Vegas market. You’ll find American steakhouse fare in a modern setting at STK, top-notch sushi at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill and the freshest fish flown in from the Mediterranean daily at Estiatorio Milos.
Whether the sun is up or down, Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub is the place to find the party at The Cosmopolitan. The venue is a dayclub/nightclub, complete with a pool and cabanas outside and three different rooms with three different vibes inside.
If nightclubs aren’t your thing, you can grab a drink at one of The Cosmopolitan’s five other bars, like The Chandelier, which is encased in 2 million dripping crystals.