What to Eat at Wolfgang Puck's Spago in Las Vegas

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Jun 11, 2018 3:12:43 PM

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Amazing Events Still Available for Vegas Uncork'd

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Apr 30, 2018 11:39:00 AM

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In a town where wine festivals and pairing dinners are frequent, Vegas Uncork'd remains the biggest culinary occasion of the year. The four-day celebration of food and drink brings together the world's most famous chefs for a series of specialty meals. Vegas Uncork'd runs May 10-13 and while many of the most in-demand events are sold-out, tickets remain for a few others that are truly exceptional.

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Explore the Culinary Empire of Michael Mina in Las Vegas

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Apr 20, 2018 12:37:28 PM

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Michael Mina has been slowly spreading his culinary influence in Las Vegas ever since his eponymous Bellagio restaurant first opened as Aqua back in 1998. The Egyptian-born chef has mastered a wide array of styles with each of his Strip restaurants distinctly different from one another. The good news — they're all exceptional in their own respective ways.

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Good Pie: The Best New Pizza in Las Vegas

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Apr 4, 2018 1:30:45 PM
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The culinary scene is heating up in Las Vegas with a wave of new restaurants. Among the very best is Good Pie, a Downtown pizzeria that opened its doors on February 9 — National Pizza Day. Founded by Vincent Rotolo, Good Pie creates pizza based on classic New York techniques, carefully sourced ingredients and an appreciation for neighborhood dining. Plan a visit and get familiar with the different styles of pizza on the menu.

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Discover the Cuisine of José Andrés in Las Vegas

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Mar 26, 2018 12:00:37 PM

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Perhaps more than any other city, Las Vegas takes pride in showcasing the most famous and accomplished celebrity chefs from around the world. However, one that is especially deserving of your attention is José Andrés. With five distinctly different restaurants on the Strip, the Spanish culinary master has found new ways to not only experiment with food, but keep guests coming back for more.

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Where to Find the Best Food for St. Patrick's Day in Las Vegas

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Mar 13, 2018 2:51:45 PM

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The green beer may be flowing in Las Vegas, but you can't have a true St. Patrick's Day celebration without plenty of great food. Here's where to find the best bites inspired by the luck of the Irish.

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What to Drink at the Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Mar 2, 2018 4:10:00 PM

Story and Photo by Rob Kachelriess

With a sleek contemporary image, the Mandarin Oriental is one of the most stylish and exclusive resorts on the Las Vegas Strip. The high-rise is free of casino noise and carries the highest standards of service throughout each and every one of its amenities. Of course, everything is even more enjoyable with a drink in hand. Check out a few of these recommendations for the hotel's hot spots.

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10 New Restaurants You Gotta Try in Las Vegas

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Feb 21, 2018 9:42:47 AM

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The passing of a new year proved to be a good time for new restaurant openings in Las Vegas. Check out some of the latest dining spots to open their doors in recent months.

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STAR-STUDDED 11TH ANNUAL VEGAS UNCORK’D WAS THE PIECE DE RESISTANCE OF THE STRIP

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Jan 26, 2018 4:23:33 PM

Imagine Coachella for the culinary world, where once a year, renowned culinary wizards from around the world fly to Sin City for one of the nation’s most anticipated food events, Vegas Uncork’d hosted by Bon Appetit. Top Michelin Star chefs like Alain Ducasse, Wolfgang Puck, and Julian Serano all participate. Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feninger led the charge this year and were given their own personal sabers to recognize the occasion. The festivities were held by multiple Five-star properties; MGM Grand, Ceaser’s Palace, Cosmopolitan and the Venetian and The Palazzo properties.


Buddy V.

Many different events make up the weekend of festivities. Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feninger created a cooking demo at Ceasar’s Palace, where they shared their exquisite recipes and also showcased how to take the perfect food porn picture.

Gordon Ramsay with Hell’s Kitchen winners Christina Wilson and Meghan Gill, and Ramsay’s Pub & Grill at the Grand Tasting.
Photo Credit: Jeff Ragazzo/ Kabik Photo Group

Another experience featured was José Andrés “Dining like a Spaniard” at The Cosmopolitan. Chef Andrés cooked over a fire pit while sharing some of his favorite stories behind some unique items on the menu like his paella and chicken.


Jose Andres cooking over the fire.

While at the Libertine Social event, we interviewed their modern mixologist, Tony Abou-Ganim, about their cocktail program.

“The Libertine Social focuses on classic cocktail preparation featuring premium spirits, seasonal, fresh fruits and juices and refined technique while honing in on details such as ice, water, glassware, and garnishes. We aim the program to be approachable and fun while educating our guests on lesser-known cocktails and techniques. Above all, we emphasize the importance of hospitality with our bar staff. As Dale DeGroff once said, ‘I don’t go to bars I go to bartenders!’ The overall goal is for guests to leave happier than they came in.

The Libertine Social.

Libertine Social has two bar concepts – the Main Bar and Arcade Bar. The Main Bar celebrates lesser-known classics such as the Queen’s Park Swizzle.(add in a description of the swizzle) It also features our own original twist on classics like the Milano Fizz and the ZigZag bottled cocktail. In addition to showcasing retro cocktails like the Lemon Drop and one of my classics, The Cable Car which I created in 1996, the Arcade Bar showcases pre-prohibition cocktails while celebrating the bars and bartenders who created the original recipes of these oftentimes forgotten cocktails” – Tony Abou-Ganim.

It was a decadent experience indeed. The following afternoon, we went to an intimate lunch experience with chef Nobu Ho at his restaurant.

He shared his background story with us and curated an exquisite sushi pairing. The master chef had a crew of ten staff who sliced and diced sushi for our experience.

Nobu Ho outside of his restaurant.

Following the Nobu lunch, our team lavishly enjoyed the pristine weather with the “Picnic in the Park” experience with Alain Ducasse, Charlier Palmer, Michael Mina, Julian Serrano, Tom Colicchio, Shawn McClain, Rick Moonen, Roy Ellamar, Akira Back, Bryce Shuman, David Werly, and more. Located between the Park MGM and New York-New York, we enjoyed sipping Veuve Cliquot and relishing in the variety of dishes from the chefs at the park.

We enjoyed sipping Veuve Cliquot in their garden.

View last year’s Vegas Uncork’d festivities here.

Article courtesy of Destination Luxury

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New Openings for the New Year in Las Vegas

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Dec 22, 2017 11:42:07 AM

Photo: Masters of Illusion/Ethan Miller

It's been an exciting year for Las Vegas but as 2017 draws to a close, there are some intriguing new openings to carry us into the new year. From dining to entertainment, make a point to experience the hottest new openings around town.

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