DISH: food, music and fun

Hamachi and taro root chip at the Shibuya station

Hamachi and taro root chip from Shibuya

I was lucky enough to attend the annual DISH Las Vegas culinary event held last night at the Palms Pool & Bungalows. DISH, an event to benefit Three Square Food Bank, was filled with hungry guests eagerly grabbing food from their favorite restaurant’s stations.

The popular menu item at DISH: sliders. While there were more than 20 Las Vegas restaurants represented, it seemed like almost half of the restaurants offered sliders of some sort. However, there was plenty of alternative cuisine to go around.

A few of my favorite selections included the Kobe beef and mushroom in a miso broth offered by Stripsteak and Aureole Pastry Chef Megan Romano’s spectacular dessert display, filled with lots of chocolates.

Noteworthy chefs manning their stations were Rick Moonen and Adam Sobel of RM Seafood, Geno Bernardo of N9NE and Kuldeep Singh of Origin India.

Stripsteak station

Stripsteak station

After noshing on culinary delights from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., guests were quickly ushered into Rain nightclub, where a hip-hop dance group took the stage wearing Three Square T-shirts.

There was also a silent auction component where guests could bid on goodies donated from Las Vegas’ top chefs and other foodie-worthy items.

The evening concluded with guests jamming to tunes like “Walkin’ on the Sun” and “All Star” when rock band Smash Mouth took the stage for a special live performance.

Overall, it was a night of fun, food and entertainment, all for a great cause.