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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: 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 [...]

Monday Mise en Place: Stuff We Didn’t Get To From Last Week

Last week opened up with the James Beard Foundation Awards and closed with the epic parade of fabulous gluttony that is Vegas Uncork’d.  With juggling these major events, Tasting Las Vegas majorly shit the bed in coverage of some other important events that happened this past week.

Chef Jose Andres (courtesy: lamag.com)

First of which is [...]

Great Times in the Form of a Cooking Class at Dos Caminos

The thing I like the most about food is that it is so much more than the flavor enveloping your taste buds.  It’s the social setting it creates as you share plates among friends and loved ones.  It’s a snapshot of the culture of an entire region of people, often times from distant places. It’s [...]

Monday Mise en Place: Dos Caminos Hops on the Cooking Class Train

Dos Caminos

I don’t know if it is a new trend among restaurants in town or if it is just new to me as I’m now (thankfully) getting bombarded with press releases from our lovely PR Firm tasters, but Dos Caminos at the Palazzo resort is the latest to hop on the Cooking Class Train. [...]