Sizing up two new osterias in Las Vegas Two of the most exciting casino restaurants to open in 2018 are Red Rock’s Masso Osteria and The Mirage’s Osteria Costa. So how do the two osterias (traditionally, Italian restaurants that specialize in simple food) compare? WHAT’S IT MEAN? Masso is Italian for boulder. The name is […]
One Restaurant, Nine ways to sample sangria Red or white? When deciding on sangria at most restaurants, that’s about as complicated as it gets. It’s not that the Spanish wine punch isn’t versatile. On the contrary, it’s so versatile that nearly everybody who makes it has their own recipe — if they bother to rely […]
You can try something that you’ll never have the opportunity to try (again) in your lifetime.” Sparrow + Wolf’s Brian Howard is referring to five bottles of rare spirits he recently acquired from legendary local chef Andre Rochat’s private collection. Rochat, who has spent a lifetime collecting prized cognacs and Armagnacs, is preparing to auction […]
FOOD TOURS, CLASSES OFFER TRAVELERS A TASTE OF LOCAL FLAVOR AND CULTURE In a room overlooking the bustling boulevard of Las Ramblas, shrimp as big as my fist sizzled in olive oil. My husband and I stood around the stove with a dozen tourists also visiting Barcelona, learning to cook paella from a charming Spanish […]
There’s nothing like good caviar: deceptively simple, classically elegant and almost embarrassingly decadent. The same can be said for the cuisine of Thomas Keller, arguably America’s most accomplished fine-dining chef. So while his TV-star contemporaries lend their names and images to frozen pizzas and jarred sauces in your local supermarket, it’s no surprise that Keller’s […]
The Easter Bunny’s got nothing on Black Tap, which has devised The Peeps Shake, available through Sunday. It’s a cherry milkshake with a vanilla-frosted rim embedded with Easter M&M’s, piled with three Peeps, Easter-hued sprinkles and, just to be sure it’s complete, a cherry on top. It’s $17; Black Tap is at The Venetian.
Several Las Vegas restaurants will offer special dishes for Passover from Friday through April 7. Among them are MB Steak at the Hard Rock Hotel, which will serve braised brisket with roasted carrots, marble potatoes and horseradish gremolata, $32. Andiron Steak & Sea at Downtown Summerlin is offering Passover Seder specials including matzo ball soup, […]
“I’m trying to go under the radar.” Those are not words one expects from Jose Andres. Nothing about this chef — his personality, his philanthropy, his politics and especially his food — has ever had a stealth quality. This is a man who imparts flavor to air, deconstructs culinary staples and serves foie gras segments […]
It’s big. It’s boozy. And there’s enough of it for you and your seven closest friends. The 8 Man Milkshake at Gold Spike’s Fiddlestix restaurant is the shareable version of the six “boozy milkshakes” also offered on the menu. The peanut butter cup shake is made with 40 scoops of vanilla ice cream, two big […]
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