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Three Square Food Bank Gets Uncork'd

I saved the final post Tasting Las Vegas is going to do about the 2010 Vegas Uncork’d festivities for what I felt was the most important.  Before the masses flocked to Caesars Palace to gorge at the Grand Tasting, and before the top of a champagne bottle was sabred off like Darth Vader did to [...]

Five Outstanding Dishes From The 2010 Vegas Uncork'd Grand Tasting

The culmination of all that is Vegas Uncork’d is the Grand Tasting.  Held at the gorgeous Garden of the Gods pool complex at Caesars Palace, there are over 70 chefs representing over 50 restaurants, 100 vintners and other variants of booze producers with 2,300 people loosening their belts ready gorge on a whole bunch of [...]

Vegas Uncork'd 2010 Kicked Off With A Champagne Splash

Vegas Uncork’d. Where do I even begin?  The sad thing is that I can pretty much sum up the entire experience in two words; Holy Shit! Since “Holy Shit!” doesn’t really do much for discerning readers looking for juicy details, I guess I should expand upon that thought and let the gush flow as it [...]

Tasting Las Vegas TV Launches With Two Videos From Vegas Uncork’d Opening Day

With the addition of the Cyber-shot to the Tasting Las Vegas family, we now have the capability to bring you poorly shot videos along with our shoddy photography and incomprehensible grammar!  What better time to launch this new feature than with the opening of the biggest gastronomic event on Planet Earth (F.U. Aspen!), Vegas Uncork’d!

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Tasting Las Vegas Has Got Vegas Uncork’d Cover’d!

The time has arrived where food geeks and gluttons rejoice as Vegas Uncork’d presented by Bon Appétit is here on May 6-9! A series of demonstrations, tastings, lectures and more tastings, Vegas Uncork’d features the top culinary talent found on Earth and celebrates as they do their thing in our little twinkle in the desert.

Monday Mise en Place: Las Vegas Chefs Find Out If They're James Beard Award Winners TODAY!

James Beard Foundation Award (courtesy: sfweekly.com)

Could this be the Year of the Moonen? A Jöel Robuchon Vegas Trifecta? We will all find out in just a few short hours as the Chef and Restaurant James Beard Foundation Awards will be announced in New York City starting at about 2:00pm Vegas time (5:00pm in the [...]

Monday Mise en Place: New Restaurants Open All Over The Las Vegas Valley

A crop of new restaurants have opened up in the last few weeks or so, hopefully a sign of things turning around here in Las Vegas!  Up in the north, Choices Pub, Grill and Showroom opened at 6720 W. Cheyenne (corner of Cheyenne and Rainbow).  In the southern part of the valley, Asian-inspired BBQ Burger [...]

Hanging Out At The (Garden of the Gods) Pool With Francois Payard

“My dream is to make the most beautiful pastry shop in the world.”

How refreshing is a statement like that to hear?  Not the biggest, the most profitable or even the most talked about…but “the most beautiful.”  The legendary Francois Payard had me at hello when I recently got to chat one-on-one with him in the [...]

Monday Mise en Place: Batali and Bastianich Put the Spotlight on Locally Grown Food at Molto Vegas

Yes folks, Vegas DOES have Farmer’s Markets, only one of ours is presented by Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich! (Who lives like us?) Molto Vegas features fresh products from locally grown sources. Molto Vegas is open for business every Thursday with an industry preview starting at 10am and then the doors open to the public [...]