Restaurants

Las Vegas restaurant dishes to the nines

On a recent visit to Caesars Palace, I ate at Beijing Noodle No. 9, a noodle bar and Chinese restaurant. As I approached the restaurant, I could see the floor-to-ceiling nine on the outside, so I knew I was in the right place. To the left, a busy chef prepared fresh…

The Vegas Weekender: The fun is heating up in Vegas

This weekend in Las Vegas the decades collide with performances by ’80s group Duran Duran, and ’90s group New Kids on the Block. If that doesn’t sound tempting enough, cool off with a cocktail poolside or at an only-in-Vegas bar. Or, heat things up with a sexy performance by Crazy…

Under Pressure: Chef Thomas Keller goes sous vide

Yesterday, Thomas Keller, chef extraordinaire, offered a few lucky people the chance to meet and greet, have a cookbook signed, and even ask him question or two. Keller, the creator of Bouchon in the Venetian, was in the restaurant to promote his new book, “Under Pressure,” which primarily discusses the sous vide method of…

First look: First Food & Bar opens in the Palazzo

From the Palazzo casino, I head toward the two-story waterfall, up the escalator and make a beeline toward Barney’s. Although tempted, I bypass the women’s shoe department windows and head down the long corridor to the right of the Lanvin-loving shop. Today isn’t a day for shopping, it’s a day…

Don’t forget about Mom!

Did you forget about Mother’s Day this Sunday? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Treat mama to a little something special this weekend. Go to any of the Mother’s Day events happening in Las Vegas, Saturday, 5/9 or Sunday, 5/10. On Saturday, join chocolate guru François Payard as he hosts…

The 19th Annual Epicurean Affair: A Foodie’s Dream

Filled with culinary heavyweights like Bradley Ogden, Rao’s, Valentino and Giorgio, the 19th Annual Epicurean Affair at the Flamingo Pool was this foodie’s dream. A few of my highlights from the evening included Chef Nico Chessa’s sprawling table of assorted antipasto salads (literally from end to end). When Chessa and…