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Monday Mise en Place: Chefs Stephen Hopcraft and Gerald Chin Move To The Cosmopolitan

Chef Stephen Hopcraft, soon to be Executive Chef of STK Steakhouse in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Some of Las Vegas’ best and brightest in the culinary world are packing up their knives and moving to The Cosmopolitan! Chef Stephen Hopcraft is scheduled to work his last service at Seablue at the MGM Grand on [...]

Monday Mise en Place: Five French Culinary Masters To Cook For James Beard

Me and J-Ro

It’s another day and another fundraiser for the James Beard Foundation.  This one isn’t even in Las Vegas, but it involves five guys with joints here in town, so I thought I’d give it a mention.  You may have heard of them; Alain Ducasse, Francois Payard, Joël Robuchon, Guy Savoy and Jean-Georges [...]

Monday Mise en Place: What Was Once 'Fleur de Lys' Will Now Be 'Fleur by Hubert Keller'

Behind These Walls A Restaurant Gets Reborn. Fleur by Hubert Keller is Coming

The renovations at the Fleur de Lys space at Mandalay Bay continue.  Construction is said to be “slow,” but I’m being told that the reborn restaurant is still slated to have a soft opening in mid-December with a blowout official grand opening [...]

Announcing The First Official Tasting Las Vegas: The Tweetup at Naked City Pizza Shop!

You first heard about it on this past week’s Tasting Las Vegas: The Podcast, but I am excited to announce in print that the first official Tasting Las Vegas: The Tweetup will be held on Monday, November 15th starting at 6:00pm at the Naked City Pizza Shop inside MoonDoggie’s Bar!

Tasting Las Vegas: The Tweetup [...]

Monday Mise en Place: Pasta Shop Moves, San Gennaro Feast Begins, Mexican Independence Celebrated and More!

Glen Alenik in the soon-to-be old Pasta Shop kitchen

The first item up in this action packed edition of the Monday Mise en Place is the news of one of my favorite Italian joints, The Pasta Shop Ristorante, is moving its location!  The long time location on Tropicana is scheduled to close on September 19 [...]