Chefs Category

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Sunday 07 February, 2016

Pizza Rock Reviewed: Respect The Craft

More from the mixed up files of the late Las Vegas City Life… In fashion, politics and even investment, image can be everything. Often it’s even the same when it comes to food, where restaurants with great marketing can survive–even thrive–despite serving nothing particularly interesting, nor having great prices, or even great service. That isn’t [...]


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Thursday 18 June, 2015

How to make the perfect sushi roll with Sushi Roku’s Chef Haru

A few weeks ago, we got to enjoy a semi-private sushi rolling class with Chef Haru of Sushi Roku Las Vegas. Considering that true sushi masters go through years of apprenticeship, I felt  a little intimidated by the process, but most of the steps to making a sushi roll are pretty simple. I suppose it’s [...]


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Saturday 18 April, 2015

Steve Martarano Is Not A Chef

Ask him. He will tell you himself. Of course, what he means is something a little different than you might think. “I never had that opportunity, to go to cooking school and all that,” he told me, standing in the kitchen of his newest Martarano’s restaurant, in the Paris Las Vegas hotel & casino. “But [...]


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Thursday 06 November, 2014

Dine at Patina on your way to Japan on ANA Airways

Chef Joachim Splichal and All Nippon Airways Senior Vice President Yuji Hirako hosted a luncheon this week to announce and preview an impressive new service for ANA Business Class customers heading to Japan from Los Angeles. Starting this December 1, ANA will be serving a seasonal menu for all meals designed by Splichal and his [...]


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Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Thinking Back On Esquire’s Best New Restaurants… Waaay Back!

Culture has such an interesting influence on perception. In France, the Michelin Guide, which uses a team of anonymous reviewers (even the number is confidential, but it is believed to be at least a dozen), is criticized for giving too much power in the hands of too few. In the US, however, our cult of [...]


Chefs Bobby Flay, right, and Giada De Laurentis, center, and Bob App´tit editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport, left, speak to the crowd at Caesars Palace during Vegas Uncork'd in Las Vegas on Thursday, May 8, 2014.(Photo by Isaac Brekken for Vegas Uncork'd by bon app´tit)
Wednesday 01 October, 2014

E.C. Gladstone: The Bon Appetit archives

I’ve had the pleasure of contributing on a lot of topics for BonAppetit.com. To make it easier to find my past work, I’ve compiled many of the links here. Interview: Gordon Ramsay 24 Hours In The Food Life of A Top Las Vegas Casino Interview: Nobu Matsuhisa The Best Supermarkets In America How Dario Cecchini [...]


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Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Jose Andres has a Burger–and it’s at Umamiburger

World-renowned Spanish Chef Jose Andres (Time’s 100 Most Influential list: Jaleo, The Bazaar, minibar, ChinaPoblano and other restaurants) has gotten into the burger biz. Well, sort of. For a limited time, he paired up with Adam Fleischman’s Umamiburger to offer a special burger and tapas menu at every outlet of the LA-based booming fancy burger [...]


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Tuesday 20 May, 2014

VIDEO: Fresh Hawaiian Fish Menu at Wynn Las Vegas’ Lakeside Grill

I’ve always loved the freshness and variety of Hawaiian fish–but it’s hard to find either on the mainland. So my ears were definitely pricked by the announcement that Wynn Las Vegas’ Lakeside Grill would be offering a rotating selection of fresh Hawaiian fish flown in daily. This month, Chef David Walzog and Chef Rene Lenger [...]


Chefs Bobby Flay, right, and Giada De Laurentis, center, and Bob App´tit editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport, left, speak to the crowd at Caesars Palace during Vegas Uncork'd in Las Vegas on Thursday, May 8, 2014.(Photo by Isaac Brekken for Vegas Uncork'd by bon app´tit)
Wednesday 14 May, 2014

What Happens When Giada DeLaurentiis and Bobby Flay Cook Together?

If you’ve ever wondered whether Celebrity Chefs hang out together off-screen and outside their restaurants, the answer, surprisingly enough, is Yes, they do. At least if they are Giada DeLaurentiis and Bobby Flay, as Giada told me the morning after I attended this dinner she and Flay collaborated on as part of Bon Appetit’s Vegas [...]


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Monday 28 April, 2014

Seven Reasons Why You’ll Line Up To Eat At Giada’s New Vegas Restaurant

Food Network star and cookbook author Giada De Laurentiis is in her own category: On one hand, she’s never had her own restaurant -but unlike some of the other TV food personalities, she did go to cooking school, and train extensively in Europe.  So it seems pretty obvious she could’ve opened an eatery a long [...]