Category Archives: Las Vegas

Choice Chews in Charleston With Cook It Raw

Two thirty on  a Friday morning is a helluva time to get up for the day, especially when bedtime wasn’t until 11:30 and I awoke to the telephone at 12:30.
I felt like I was on call at the hospital, but […]

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Le Bernardin 2009 – The Desserts

My friend, John Curtas, the pre-eminent food critic, journalist and attorney from Las Vegas has stated in his superb blog on Las Vegas dining called Eating Las Vegas that "Vegas has the deepest collection of pastry talent in the country." […]

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Breaking News: Rick Moonen Reinventing the RM Seafood Experience

When I read on John Curtas' outstanding Eating Las Vegas blog that Chef Rick Moonen was closing his upstairs flagship restaurant, RM Seafood, I grew concerned that was another high profile casualty of the downtrodden global economy. ELV went on […]

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Leaving Las Vegas

Las Vegas is more complicated than it appears on the surface. A city of glitz, glamor and excess, it also is the home of real talent and dedication. During the few days I spent there, I met and got to […]

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Alex at the Wynn: Opulent Decadence

Alessandro Stratta, aka "Alex" is one of the chefs who defines what Las Vegas cuisine is all about. Stratta first came to Las Vegas in 1998, likely making him the longest tenured chef cooking in residence in that city. He […]

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Under the Wynn: Pastry and Bread – Part Two – Bread

Frederic Robert, by no means old nor old looking, looks the part. He looks like he could be the head of such a large and prestigious hotel pastry department. He looks experienced. Boris Villatte, on the other hand, looks young […]

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Under the Wynn: Pastry and Bread – Part One – Pastry

I have been to a number of medical meetings including some in Las Vegas. It is not unusual for them to supply a continental breakfast in the morning before the meeting gets going. It is unusual for that breakfast to […]

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Bartolotta & RM- Another’s View of the Same Meals

For John Curtas' take on our meals at Bartolotta & RM Seafood please see his post in his blog, Eating Las Vegas.

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RM Seafood – Savoring Sustainability

Ever since I saw his presentation at the 3rd Starchefs International Chefs Congress in NYC this past September, I knew I wanted to visit RM Seafood the next time I would be in Las Vegas. Chef Moonen's approach to seafood […]

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Aburiya Raku: Hidden Japanese Gem

Most of my experience with Japanese food comes from sushi and ramen restaurants with a few higher end NYC stars like Soto for composed dishes cooked and uncooked. So when I asked for suggestions on where I should eat while […]

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