Friday, August 7, 2009

Chef Sam DeMarco has found a niche at FIRST in Las Vegas

From breakfast to late-night, the menu at FIRST features American culinary classics and drinks created by Executive Chef Sam DeMarco. The Cuisineist stopped in and enjoyed a great brunch and conversation with this renowned Chef.

Sam DeMarco is no stranger to creating a late-night culinary destination. He put industry dining on the map in the '90s with the opening of First in New York. The restaurant became a mecca for NYC society from Mayflower Madam Sydney Biddle Barrows and Judge Ed Koch to famed chefs including Wolfgang Puck and Charlie Trotter. Sam had truly become " a chef's chef "

After his culinary education at the famous CIA, he apprenticed under such chefs as Gray Kunz and David Burke, both of whom have restaurants Cafe Gray, DavidBurke and Donatella, and David Burke in Las Vegas . He gained a great deal of culinary knowledge from those masters, but has gained insight over the years and created his own specialties and techniques.

FIRST has found a niche in the competitive Las Vegas market with comfort food and one of a kind cocktails for locals and tourists alike.
We have had the pleasure of watching this one of a kind venue grow from concept to reality and has been well received in a short time.

The FIRST Food and Bar Sunday brunch is the newest addition to this hip venue that is only closed 3 to 4 hours a day. We enjoyed the wonderful view though the floor to ceiling windows over looking the Las Vegas Strip. The Brunch menu features many of Chef Sam DeMarcos trademarks like his delicious mini burgers but also features classics such as Eggs Benedict and a few other Chef Sam's specialties. For the amazing price of $ 19.90, endless Champagne and Chef Sam's dishes provide one of the best Sunday brunches in town. FIRST Food and Bar has found a place in Las Vegas with comfort food that brings back memories . This special restaurant has quickly become favorite of ours and with the new Sunday brunch we plan to visit more often.

Join The Cuisinest as we enjoy Brunch with a great view overlooking the Las Vegas strip and spend some time with Chef Sam DeMarco.

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