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Friday 31 January, 2014

Chefs To The Max: PHOTOS and DETAILS of a historic Vegas Chef Collaboration

On January 19th, an historic dinner was held in Las Vegas at Rx Boiler Room, raising approximately $275,000 for hospitalized food critic Max Jacobson. The$1000/plate  event was historic not only for the gesture but for the impressive array of talent gathered to prepare the meal for 100 guests. While others reported on the night as [...]

Sunday 29 July, 2012

Sunsets and S’mores: An Evening On The Beach

When you get an invitation to the Jonathan Beach Club, you don’t turn it down. Other than being the sister club to one of the oldest associations in Los Angeles, it also happens to be on prime Santa Monica sand. So when (Audi Presents) An Evening On The Beach asked me to help document their [...]

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 16 May, 2012

Puck Pops, Richard Scores: Vegas Uncork’d Day One

I’m a bit of two minds about Vegas Uncork’d 2012, the sixth annual food festival (of which I’ve attended five) by Bon Appetit , acting to enshrine Las Vegas’ culinary scene. On one hand, it was as always a wealth of fine fare, a remarkable conflagration of famous chefs, and certainly for me,  a very [...]

Monday 30 April, 2012

Emeril’s Fifth Annual Carnivale Du Vin: A Starchef Superfest

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 2009 Emeril Lagasse’s fifth annual Carnivale du Vin brought the charity celebration of food and wine (benefiting his post-Katrina New Orleans-based Foundation for Children) back to Las Vegas, where it was first held, and fittingly so. With four outlets here, Vegas has been a second home of sorts for Emeril, and arguably [...]

Monday 23 April, 2012

A Gust of Degustation: Vegas Uncorked 2010

Food festivals touting Star Chef appearances are nothing uncommon these days—they take place seemingly everywhere from Aspen to the Bahamas—but in Vegas, they like to do things a little bigger. Which is why Bon Appetit’s fourth “Vegas Uncork’d” fest (up and down the Strip May 6-9, 2010) not only featured healthy quotients of local and [...]

Sunday 01 April, 2012

Pebble Beach: Ripples In A Big Pond

In the realm of prominent Food & Wine festivals, few have the cache of Pebble Beach—and it isn’t hard to see why. Take the muscle of American Express Publishing—Food&Wine magazine, Departures, Executive Travel ($$$) and combine it with the captive audience of one of the richest private developments in the country ($$$$) and, well, you [...]