Tag: Las Vegas

Starting 2011 Vegas Uncork’d With A Saber-Off and Savoy

Starting 2011 Vegas Uncork’d With A Saber-Off and Savoy

Oh, Vegas. The bright lights, big city, sounds of ding-ding-dingity-ding in every direction. I don’t make it there often, but when I do, it always amazes me how there seems to exist a full-fledged metropolis within an metropolis, an excess of eating, imbibing, and miscellaneous debauchery all along one long strip. It’s warmly reminiscent of […]

May 10, 2011 | By
Ritz-Carlton Chefs Take Flight With Lufthansa; Vegan At Vegas’s Wynn/Encore

Ritz-Carlton Chefs Take Flight With Lufthansa; Vegan At Vegas’s Wynn/Encore

This ain’t your Mama’s reheated meal! From now through the end of 2011, travelers aboard Lufthansa Airlines will be treated to meals designed by chefs of the luxurious Ritz-Carlton hotel line. With rotating menus, the airline’s “Star Chefs” program will feature a chef from a different property each month. Through April 30th, a dishes designed […]

March 14, 2011 | By
Chef Kerry Simon Treks to the Toronto International Film Festival; STK To Open in Las Vegas

Chef Kerry Simon Treks to the Toronto International Film Festival; STK To Open in Las Vegas

Stars of the silver screen descended upon our neighbor to the north earlier this week to celebrate the thirty-fifth annual Toronto International Film Festival. Joining celebs like Bill Murray, Jon Hamm, and Mickey Rourke, top-notch chefs from both the U.S. and Canada were on hand to create dishes of delight for the cinema celebrants. Chef […]

September 17, 2010 | By
Today’s Food Newsbits: Ramsay’s Melbourne Maze Thrives; Moonen, Burke, and Morimoto Procure New Projects

Today’s Food Newsbits: Ramsay’s Melbourne Maze Thrives; Moonen, Burke, and Morimoto Procure New Projects

The latest issue of Australian Gourmet Traveller features a review on chef Gordon Ramsay’s first Australian location, which is surprisingly two restaurant concepts in one spot. With a development price tag of nearly $300 million, Ramsay’s maze and maze grill opened in Melbourne in mid-April to mixed reviews. According to the GT article, maze, the […]

June 10, 2010 | By
The Sumptuous Nightlife of 2010 Vegas Uncork’d

The Sumptuous Nightlife of 2010 Vegas Uncork’d

Vegas Uncork’d isn’t all food tasting and cooking demos – there’s also the type of high-quality nightlife that only Las Vegas can provide.  Such was the case at Saturday night’s Fashion Feast Gala at the Bellagio. The gala’s opening cocktail hour was catered by Todd English (who mentioned that when not eating caviar straight out […]

May 13, 2010 | By
All the Kitchen’s a Stage at 2010 Vegas Uncork’d

All the Kitchen’s a Stage at 2010 Vegas Uncork’d

Cooking demonstrations where you can get up close and personal with your favorite chef are a big part of Vegas Uncork’d.  And it’s likely that no demo was as much fun as Saturday’s “Culinary Theater: All the Kitchen’s a Stage” featuring chefs Rick Moonen, Hubert Keller, and Susan Feniger. The fantastic event took place at […]

May 11, 2010 | By
2010 Vegas Uncork’d Pops With A Grand Tasting

2010 Vegas Uncork’d Pops With A Grand Tasting

Over the weekend, it was Vegas Uncork’d time – one of the biggest and best gourmet food festivals in one of the best food towns in the country! Now in its fourth year, the weekend-long event continues to grow round, showcasing local favorites as well as many of the big names in the industry. While […]

May 10, 2010 | By
2010 Vegas Uncork’d Features Sin City’s Top Chefs, Mixologists

2010 Vegas Uncork’d Features Sin City’s Top Chefs, Mixologists

One of my favorite food and wine events of the year is Vegas Uncork’d, centrally located on the shiny Las Vegas Strip during the second weekend of May. The whirlwind festival, which benefits local food charity Three Square, highlights the cream of the culinary crop found along the popular Strip, including kitchen greats like Joël […]

March 16, 2010 | By
English Expands With Food Court at NYC’s Plaza Hotel

English Expands With Food Court at NYC’s Plaza Hotel

Chef Todd English is taking a surprising turn by making his next restaurant development – a food court! It was announced last week that the celebrity chef has partnered with New York’s prestigious Plaza Hotel to develop a high-end version of the mall favorite. The 5,400 square foot location, christened The Plaza Food Hall by […]

December 28, 2009 | By
Vegas’ CityCenter Will Feature Bites from Michael Mina, Pierre Gagnaire

Vegas’ CityCenter Will Feature Bites from Michael Mina, Pierre Gagnaire

With grand openings staggered throughout December, the Las Vegas CityCenter looks to be a fabulous addition to the already spectacular Las Vegas strip. The much-anticipated space will include luxurious new accommodations, from hotels to condominiums, as well as a bounty of delicious new restaurants. Visitors to the 61-story gaming resort, ARIA, will have a tough […]

November 30, 2009 | By
Travel Bites: Custom Wines and Faux Fur at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay

Travel Bites: Custom Wines and Faux Fur at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay

From exclusive wines to faux furs, ice bars to headless Russian leaders, Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay offers a host of memorable destinations for discerning imbibers. On a recent visit, I spent an evening at the gorgeous Las Vegas south strip location, enjoying food, drink, and fabulous friends. We started with wine and dinner at Charlie […]

November 24, 2009 | By
In Las Vegas, Skip the Buffet and Head for the Sommelier

In Las Vegas, Skip the Buffet and Head for the Sommelier

I was a bit surprised when Las Vegas sommelier William Sherer mentioned how difficult it is to get Australian and New Zealand wines on his wine list. In the dining room of a bonafide white tablecloth restaurant serving decadent foie gras and champagne, you’d think most wine and spirits distributors would be clamoring to have […]

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