Sunday 24 June, 2012

NOW WITH VIDEO! Lucky Rice Night Market hits all 777s

Just wanted to post a quick gallery of pics from last night’s Lucky Rice Night market at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas’ Boulevard Pool. Here’s some rough video snapshots… Based on the massive turn out, I’d say the event was a big success, with an impressive array of food from not only the Vegas Strip’s [...]

Brian Howard's tilefish (Comme Ça)
Saturday 16 June, 2012

How Lucky Can You Get? Lucky Rice Menu Preview!

You may have read me and other food bloggers posting about the upcoming Lucky Rice Night Market at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas next weekend and thought, “Hm, maybe. But do I really want to spend that much for a whole food festival of Chinese food or whatever?” I could repeat the obvious reasons, and [...]

Thursday 14 June, 2012

Finding The Sweet Spot at Megan Romano’s Chocolate & Spice

Being that tonight is the official Grand Opening, I figured it was about time I posted my “preview” of Megan Romano’s new Chocolate & Spice cafe near Summerlin in suburban Las Vegas. For those who don’t know her name, Romano is the former Patissier and Chocolatier at Aureole in Mandalay Bay, where her creations were [...]

Friday 08 June, 2012

Steve Wynn opens “NOkada” a.k.a Mizumi

“People have been asking what the name Mizumi means,” Steve Wynn told the assembled crowd of VIPs, media and eye candy at the Wynn Resort’s new Japanese concept restaurant last night (June 7). “It doesn’t mean anything, we made it up. I wanted to just leave the old sign up and call it NOkada,” he [...]

Friday 08 June, 2012

Vegas Gets Brunched

The last few years have seen a heady competition in hip brunches for recovering Vegas clubbers. The latest, and possibly best, is now at the Overlook Grill at the Boulevard Pool in the Cosmopolitan, overseen by Brad Ogden/Rick Moonen veteran Chef Gerald Chin. I reviewed the brunch for my co-author Zeke Quezada’s blog, but [...]

Monday 04 June, 2012

Vegas Uncork’d: At The Fish Market With Costas Spiliadis

"How Fresh Is Your Lobster?" At Estiatario Milos, Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (Vegas Uncork'd) Watch this video on YouTube Definitely the most memorable event for me during this year’s Uncork’d was titled “At The Fish Market with Costas Spiliadis,” executive chef and restarateur of Estiatorio Milos in the Cosmopolitan. Regardless of the title, we didn’t [...]

Thursday 24 May, 2012

UPDATED: Do fresh fish and fresh sheets go together?

Las Vegas is about to find out.  On May 11, during the Vegas Uncork’d festivities, legendary Japanese chef/restaurateur Nobu Matsuhisa formally announced the first Nobu Hotel, a boutique property nestled within Caesars Palace. Nobu isn’t the first restarateur to branch out into hotelling (Charlie Palmer comes to mind) but he’s certainly as high profile as [...]

Wednesday 23 May, 2012

VIDEO: Vegas Uncork’d 2012 Grand Tasting

Beijing Noodle No. 9 at Vegas Uncork'd 2012 Watch this video on YouTube I am sorely tempted to just let the visuals do the talking on Vegas Uncork’d 2012′s Grand Tasting–starting with the video above of Beijing Noodle No. 9′s noodle master showing you how they hand pull them, old school style. Looks easy, doesn’t [...]