Friday, May 23, 2008

Queer Paranormal Road Trip: Carluccio's Tivoli Gardens

If you're looking for fine dining in Las Vegas, be sure to check out Carluccio's Tivoli Gardens. And you might just have a paranormal encounter during your stay!

The restaurant opened it's doors in 1983 and was designed and owned by famed pianist Liberace (few people realize he loved to cook... he even wrote a few cookbooks). Woodwork in the English Lounge was imported by him from a pub in London. And if you're at all curious, the Liberace Museum which opened on April 15th, 1979 is right next door.

Most of the original interior of the eatery remains untouched, including Liberace's private lounge. While he was alive, he would use the room to quietly slip into the main dining area and play piano to the delight of the diners.

Some say he still enjoys doing a little entertaining in his former restaurant. Many patrons have reported seeing his apparition in the dining area. Electrical disturbances are often reported throughout the restaurant. On one such occasion, the power went off in the entire building on Liberace's birthday until the entire staff sang 'Happy Birthday' to him (electricians found no problems with the wiring afterward). And then there's the ladies bathroom, where guests have complained of doors locking and unlocking by themselves.

I wonder if he still is looking for his brother George...


Buck said...

I will go out on a limb here:


Great post, Ken. I have thing for piano players from Wisconsin.

Ohhhh... that was creepy.

Rephrase: I have a thing for piano players form Wisconsin named Michael who used to be football players. Yeah, that's better.

Chris said...

wow! Great post Kenny, and sounds like a real interesting place. Maybe he gets around more in the afterlife than he did when he was alive lol Huge Huggs!

Sh@ney said...

Hmmm not to choke on my meatballs here...But I think I would rather him be alive or vacated while I was eating...:P

Hehe...seriously, how cool would that be...A dinner party with a special guest!