Monday, March 3, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Iron Chef Mario Batali and Restaurateur Joe Bastianich Add Yet Another Outstanding Dining Venue At The Venetian Resort and Casino In Las Vegas .
When you combine three icons like the Venetian Resort, Iron Chef Mario Batali and Restaurateur Joe Bastianich you really can’t go wrong.
Building on the success of the other venues, this trio has yet another hit on their hands. This time is all about burgers, and B&B Burger & Beer has something for everyone.
This very bright and colorful 120-seat restaurant also has a 2,000-square-foot patio that seats 100 overlooking the middle of the famed Las Vegas strip and the Venetian Resort’s romantic gondolas. In true Batali style, Burgers are ground fresh daily from USDA prime Black Angus B&B Las Vegas beef. Enjoy the Morning after Burger with rich Sautéed mushrooms, fontina, over-easy egg and truffle aioli.
For the beer lovers, have your choice of 18 on draft and 31 by the bottle. Indulge in a nice cold Saison Dupont and the Big Dogs Line Cook Ale made just for B&B. If in the mood for a cocktail, The Blood Orange Cosmo will get you started on the right foot.
The burgers are fabulous but be sure to try the Heros. The Pastrami with Rye bread, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut is a classic as well as a rich Fried eggplant, marinara and parmigiano are great choices. A very nice pulled pork sandwich was just recently added and tasty too.
You mustn't leave without a shake and these have a Batali kick. Sit back and enjoy a Triple Chocolate Float featuring, chocolate ice cream, black chocolate stout and chocolate sauce or the Nutella, a decadent combination of Vanilla ice cream, Nutella, candied hazelnuts and Bourbon Cherry to send you off with a smile.
B&B Burger & Beer featuring local ingredients and beer from Nevada and Southern California fits in nicely with the other Batali venues in the Venetian / Palazzo Resorts and is a must visit when in Las Vegas.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
ARIA Executive Chef Anthony Amoroso To Show Viewers the Art of Preparing the Light and Fluffy Red Velvet Pancakes
Its Valentines week and time to show your loved one how much you care. What a better way to impress your loved one than to make them Red Velvet Pancakes. Get instruction from an expert and you can be the twinkle in your significant others eye when you bring a culinary work of art out of your very own kitchen. ARIA Resort & Casino will invite guests to learn just how to make their signature Red Velvet Pancakes during National Pancake Week, Feb. 9-15. ARIA Executive Chef Anthony Amoroso will construct the flavorful Red Velvet Pancakes via video on ARIA’s Facebook page Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. PST.
Viewers will receive step-by-step instruction on how to create the delicious culinary offering at home. At 10:30 a.m. PST, Chef Amoroso will be available for any questions via ARIA’s Twitter account using #RedVelvet.
“The Red Velvet Pancakes are one of our most popular breakfast items,” said ARIA Executive Chef Anthony Amoroso. “Guests continue to ask for an at home recipe so for National Pancake Week, we’re going to let everyone in on a few of our top preparation secrets.”
Available at ARIA Café and ARIA’s In-Room Dining menu, the deliciously sweet dish offers a gourmet twist on an indulgent resort favorite. The soft and pillowy dough is created using favorable amounts of flour, cocoa and baking powder, granulated and powdered sugar, buttermilk, eggs and red food coloring. Once the pancakes are created, a sweet cream cheese icing made of sugar, vanilla extract, cream cheese and softened butter is melted and poured over the colorful stack. They are delicious and beautiful and yes you can do it! Happy Valentines Week.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
It’s a Saturday morning and what shall we do? take a hike ? take a drive to nearby Mt.
Charleston and frolic in half melted snow and slush along with hundreds of our
new best friends ? We think not! The final decision was made and we headed
downtown to spend the day in many of its cool, chic venues infused by The Down Town
In just a few short minutes we were walking down Fremont
street and remembered quite a lot of buzz about MTO Café. We let our feet do
the walking and arrived at our destination right across the street from City
The restaurant, accented by bright orange hues is open, airy
and a flurry of energy in a laid back, California kind of way. MTO is the creation of owners Ben Sabouri and
Matt Moore of Shift Solutions, LLC.
These two entrepreneurs created Shift
Solutions two years ago and is a result of their love for the restaurant and hospitality industry. MTO is a venue where locals and visitors can mingle and
enjoy a unique breakfast or lunch.
culinary vision comes from Chef-Partner Johnny Church of RM Seafood and Rx
Boiler Room fame. Chef takes a fresh new
take on comfort food making “fast food” healthy and fresh.
Manager Rudy and our lovely knowledgeable server Ashely took
control as they guided us along our Saturday morning culinary adventure. Bloody
Marys were in order and MTO’s version with Sake started us off in the right
A very tasty bowl of brussels sprouts in tart cranberry balsamic reduction
is a very healthy way to start. The hen house wrap is a perfectly prepared
organic chicken with lettuce, roasted
tomatoes and avocado, as well as a creamy caesar dressing in a tomato-basil wrap is a delightfully palate pleasing deal at
|The Hen House Wrap|
A rich Grilled Cheese on brie with local honey, toasted walnuts, brioche and a side salad makes a simple lunch that reminds us of our childhood with a healthy spin for $11.00. MTO makes breakfast to order available as a wrap, omelet or skillet.
|Grilled Cheese on brie|
The MTO breakfast features three eggs any style along with chicken sausage, turkey bacon, spam ,bacon, choice of wheat, wonder bread, rye or sourdough and mash browns all for $14.00. Also to start your day, don’t miss the chicken "in a waffle” which really is a chicken in a waffle $13.00.
In the mood for a soup and salad? MTO has that for you as well. Enjoy a choice of Tomato Basil with grilled cheddar toast or Baked Potato soup with cheddar, scallions and bacon . And of course a classic French Onion with rich gruyere, parmesan, and provolone. Strawberry Fields salad with arugula, blue cheese, strawberries and red wine balsamic is a must.
When in Vegas enjoy the Fat Elvis . A french toast with banana, bacon, peanut butter, strawberries and nutella that any king is sure to enjoy. After a long night, stop in to MTO and dive into the Hangover Burger. A burger of pure enjoyment with bacon, fried egg, Tillamook cheddar, special sauce and fries will get you back on track to enjoy the rest of your day. For those with a sweet tooth the MTO mini donuts, fried apple rings or walnut tossies are sure to please.
MTO Café is a fresh, new, healthy venue located in the revitalized down town area of Las Vegas. If you have a lunch meeting at City Hall, want a hot cup of coffee or even recuperating from visiting many of the cool nightlife venues, MTO Café will satisfy any situation you may be in need of.
Monday, January 13, 2014
Interactive Culinary Classes led by Bellagio Executive Chef Edmund Wong are sure to upgrade your kitchen skills.
BELLAGIO 2014 SCHEDULE FOR AN EXECUTIVE CHEF’S CULINARY CLASSROOM TANTALIZES YOUR TASTE BUDS AND YOUR CULINARY SKILLS.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
The Venetian and The Palazzo Resort’s Las Vegas Winter in Venice Festival Brings An All-Star Line Up of Celebrity Chefs and World Class Events.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
In the United States , obesity has reached epidemic levels and people are looking to become more health conscious. There is one corporation that is taking its guests health seriously, The MGM Resorts International. They are reinforcing the company’s commitment to healthy living with the addition of Smart Plate®, a new program providing guests and visitors delicious and healthy menu items at 700 calories or less per dish. The exclusive calorie-conscious items are available on select in-room dining menus and at participating cafes. Smart Plate selections, designated on menus with a specialized logo, will be updated frequently, offering guests new choices throughout the year.
“The Smart Plate program is an excellent resource for Las Vegas visitors wanting to manage their healthy lifestyle on the go,” said Mandalay Bay Vice President of Food and Beverage Sean DiCicco. “In order to positively impact eating decisions, it’s important to provide guests flexible options that cater to their dietary needs. Smart Plate menu items provide all of the essential nutrients required per meal while allowing guests the opportunity to stay on track and motivated throughout their travels.”
Guests can get healthy and experience The Smart Plate program at Café Bellagio and a tasty Grilled Atlantic Salmon served with a side of broccolini and topped with yellow tomato and cucumber salsa (690 calories). Also over at Raffles Café at Mandalay Bay try the . Monte Carlo Resort’s The Café has a very healthy club Wrap made with Boar’s Head ham, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo; served with a pickle and side of fresh cut fruit (620 calories) The Pyramid Café at Luxor is featuring Chicken Breast topped with Monari Federzoni balsamic glaze and served with a side of steamed vegetables and quinoa pilaf (580 calories). Market Café at Vdara is serving a Primavera Pizza made with summer squash, artichokes, red onions, sun-dried tomatoes, zucchini, fresh basil, crumbled feta cheese, nonfat mozzarella cheese, black pepper, olive oil and raw garlic (700 calories). Further down the strip , the Garden Grill at Circus Circus has a very healthy Chef’s Salad made with spring mix lettuce, turkey breast, ham, cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes, croutons, cabbage, carrots, hard-boiled eggs and red onions and topped with balsamic vinaigrette (680 calories)
In-Room Dining is getting resort guests healthy as well. The ARIA resort will deliver a Cracked Wheat Fettuccine mixed with chicken fennel sausage, shrimp, asparagus and tomatoes (570 calories) right to your room. If staying at the MGM Grand why not call down and ask for their Caprese Sandwich made with Buffalo Mozzarella, yellow and red tomatoes, balsamic pesto aioli, fresh basil and pickled vegetables (690 calories). In-room dining at The Mirage has Market Fresh Greens with Chicken a spring lettuce mix, tomatoes, cucumbers and radishes, topped with balsamic vinaigrette and served with a fresh fruit cup (630 calories) that is sure to put a spring in your step. Not to be left out The Monte Carlo Resort has a rich Red Bean Chili Bowl made with red bean chili mix, cilantro leaves, onions and cheddar cheese (260 calories) that will warm you up.
Promoting healthy eating is one component of MGM Resorts’ greater healthy living efforts. In February 2013, MGM Resorts announced the launch of Healthy Eating, Healthy You, a complimentary mobile application, available to the public, featuring more than 50 recipes from property chefs, including world-class chefs Julian Serrano, Emeril Lagasse and Wolfgang Puck. Calorie counts and other nutrition information are included with each recipe as well as photographs of the finished dish. Additional healthy living initiatives include:
MGM Resorts also partnered with The Jared Foundation on a comprehensive program to cultivate a healthier workforce, healthier schools and ultimately a healthier community. Founded by weight loss icon Jared ‘the Subway Guy’ Fogle, the foundation is committed to raising awareness and developing programs that educate and inspire kids to live healthier, happy lives.
Valuing time, cost and quality care, MGM Resorts introduced the Direct Care Health Plan option in 2012. The plan focuses on patient engagement with a strong emphasis on prevention, early detection and annual physicals.
MGM Resorts employees were introduced to “Jim’s Plate,” a program coined after Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International Jim Murren. The initiative ensures that all employee dining rooms offer healthy meals daily with recipes created exclusively by chefs at MGM Resorts properties. Each recipe has been reviewed by registered dieticians and is modeled after the United States Department of Agriculture’s MyPlate.
Since 2011, MGM Resorts has partnered with Wellness Coaches, USA to provide on-site wellness coaches at five Las Vegas properties: Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, New York-New York, MGM Grand, and The Mirage. Wellness Coaches work with employees to build personalized health plans centered on reaching fitness goals and reducing health risk factors.
With all of these programs in place, The MGM Resorts guests and employees are sure to be the healthiest on the famed Las Vegas strip.
Friday, December 13, 2013
Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino will be home to one of Las Vegas’s dining venues. Hash House A Go Go, will open in the first quarter of 2014.
Hash House A Go Go is famous for its creative menu offerings, huge plates of piping hot comfort food, and unique décor.
“We’re happy to join forces with the team at Hash House A Go Go, who has created a truly unique restaurant where guests are treated to memorable dishes in a comfortable and lively setting,” said Dan Walsh, Vice President and Assistant General Manager of Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. “Hash House is a very strong brand with a loyal following and we are looking forward to welcoming their fans, both tourists and locals to Rio.”
Hash House A Go Go offers guests an large menu of breakfast and brunch options. That include those hunger ending signature dishes like sage fried chicken, stacked with bacon waffles, hot maple caramel reduction and crowned with fried leeks, their famous roasted chicken pot pie, an upside down crust stuffed with house-roasted chicken, red potatoes, veggies and pan gravy served with mashed potatoes, Andy’s Crispy Indiana Style Hand-Hammered pork tenderloin sandwich and the Man v. Food favorite, sage fried chicken benedict. The restaurant also features a bar, complete with a full menu of mimosas, Bloody Marys and creative cocktails.
Founder and executive chef Craig "Andy" Beardslee says his restaurant has two main objectives: “To keep the fun in food while pulling from the experiences of farm fresh agriculture, livestock, and old recipes with a twist and to maintain a level of excitement & entertainment within the dining experience, while ensuring excellent service each and every day.”
“We are looking forward to joining the roster of popular restaurants at the Rio,” said Jim Rees chief operations officer and partner of Hash House a Go Go Restaurants. “I’m honored and humbled with the reception of our restaurants in Las Vegas and can’t wait to introduce our twisted farm food to even more guests with this Rio location.”
Hash House A Go Go will be located in the current São Paulo Café location, which will remain open until renovations begin in the first quarter of 2014. Hash House A Go Go will serve breakfast and brunch daily from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, December 6, 2013
Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro at The Palazzo Resort Introduces $49 Three-Course Holiday Steak Menu To Enjoy With A Few
When looking for a fine dining venue with an outside patio overlooking the strip, there is no better place to enjoy fine french cuisine than Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro at the Palazzo Resort.
Named one of the Strip's best steakhouses by USA Today's 10best.com and recipient of Wine Spectator's "Best of Award of Excellence," Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro marries a classic steakhouse with interesting culinary delights that include an iced seafood bar and a cheese and charcuterie bar with more than 60 farmhouse and artisanal cheeses with handmade salamis and meats that are sure to impress even the most discriminating diners.
It's always fun to visit the culinary epicenter of Las Vegas during the holidays. The lights seem brighter and mood more exuberant than usual. If in Las Vegas this holiday season Executive Chef J.L. Carrera of Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro at The Palazzo has created a special $49 three-course steak menu that will run through Dec. 24 that is a must to experience .
This dinning experience starts with a choice of soup of the day or Boggiato Farms baby iceberg with house dried cherry tomatoes, spring red onion, applewood smoked bacon and Bleu D'auvergne dressing. Next , sink your teeth into a 14-ounce grilled New York sirloin with pesto pommes puree and bordelaise sauce. For the FINI how about a flavorful mixed berry crumble dessert with blackberries, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries, served with vanilla ice cream to finish it off in style. Morels has an excellent wine list , so why not take advantage and pick a nice bottle to accent this delightful , tasty experience.
Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro is located in the main lobby of The Palazzo and open Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. - 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. - 12 a.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. For reservations, please call 702.607.6333 or visit morelslv.com.
Enjoy and Bon Appetit