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Jalisco Tower Cake at The Spotted Donkey, Scottsdale

Yes, of course this is an 11-layer chocolate cake. But that's not all it is. Because it's made with Patron XO Coffee Tequila scented chocolate mousse, chocolate covered coffee beans, and a red chili spiced caramel sauce. Don' t ask me why the whipped cream isn't made from crema fresca or something. They shouldn't even [...]


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Zio Gelato at The Palazzo, Las Vegas

Admittedly it's not exactly ice cream weather (even in Las Vegas), and there's certainly no shortage of the cold stuff up and down the Vegas Strip, or even in the Venetian/Palazzo property. However you might want to go out of your way to find the new-ish Zio Gelato at Palazzo. Why? Flavors like pink guava [...]


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Chevre & Hazelnut Cheesecake at Chateau Marmont, West Hollywood

If you are the type of person to go out of your way just for dessert, consider this fine specimen: a featherlight, barely sweet souffle of vanillaed goat cheese atop an almost sope-like crust of hazelnut and crumbing that keeps it earthbound--accented by fruit glaze, raspberries and mint, quite rightly. Almost worth tolerating the presence [...]


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Donkey Sauce.

That is all. Click the photo above for a full view! Guy's American Kitchen & Bar on Yelp


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FREE Truffle-infused Caviar from California Caviar

My friends at California Caviar were nice enough to send me an ounce of their *sustainable* truffle-infused whitefish caviar (along with some pre-made blini and creme fraiche): nutty and mild with a nice fresh crunch. You can get some for free too, with an order of $50 or more from their website, using the promo [...]


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Just your average cheese cart at your average restaurant in a small French town

A baker's dozen of local and classically popular French cheeses, including three kinds of chevre, a favorite chaource, one aged, one blue... no big deal. If you live in France. One place you can buy cheese from France online Click the photo above for a full view!  


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Gourds

I have no idea if you can really make anything edible out of these, but they're pretty. Click the photo above for a full view!


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Poached Pear and Almond Crostata at Hatfield’s, Los Angeles

With a schmear of sour cherry compote and caramelized honey ice cream: a lovely light balance of pastry, fruit, and cream. Hatfield's Click the photo above for a full view!


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Cheese, Glorious Cheese at Morels, Las Vegas

Read my feature on Morel's extensive cheese program, originally published 2009   Morels French Steakhouse


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Chef Jean Joho at Eiffel Tower Restaurant, Las Vegas

Read my feature interview with Chef Jean Joho in LAX Magazine Eiffel Tower Restaurant Click the photo above for a full view!


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Lasagna Pizza at Trevi, Las Vegas

Committed to celebrating National Lasagna Day tomorrow? Consider this slight variation at the "al fresco" cafe in the middle of the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, which packs lasagna-style marinara, meat and ricotta into a sort of Chicago-style deep dish crust. Consider it a one-two punch of Italian comfort food–and schedule nap time afterward. Trevi [...]


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Chocolate Dragon at Jean-Phillippe, Aria Las Vegas

No, you can't eat it. Well, I guess you could, if you broke into the display, but I don't think you'd get very far, either because of Aria's security team or the gargantuan size of this over-six-foot-high chocolate sculpture. Best to satisfy your craving at the counters next door. Jean-Philippe Patisserie Click the photo above [...]


So nice of them to include the fresh fruit, don't you think?

Bloomin’ Onion Dog at PBR Rock Bar & Grill, Las Vegas

So it's National Hot Dog Day on July 23, and if you happen to be on the Las Vegas Strip and plan to partake, you're likely to be lining up at Pink's in Planet Hollywood. But consider, just consider, going a few steps further, both figuratively and literally, to the adjacent PBR and their Bloomin' [...]


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Hand Cut Beef Carpaccio at First Food And Bar, Palazzo Las Vegas

With frisee, a crispy-fried egg and truffle aioli. Much better than many fancier spots do this. Must have. First Food and Bar Click the photo above for a full view!


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Caviar Parfait at Michael Mina, San Francisco

I don't mean to commemorate every single national food day that comes up... but it just seems to happen! So, if you're going to celebrate National Caviar Day today, in my mind, you can't do better than Michael Mina's signature caviar parfait: American Osetra, creme fraiche, alderwood-smoked salmon, potato shallot cake. A perfect balance of [...]


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