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 .

Chef Mario Batali, Cuisineist Editor-In-Chief Elaine Harris
Chef Mario Batali, Cuisineist Editor-In-Chief Elaine Harris
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.

Morning after Burger
Morning after Burger

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.
Blood Orange Cosmo
Blood Orange Cosmo

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.
Elaine Harris, Cuisineist Editor-In-Chief
Elaine Harris, Cuisineist Editor-In-Chief

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.