The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional was recently very fortunate to be invited by Charlie Palmer to try his newest seasonal creations at Charlie Palmer Steak. A magnificent 7-plus course tasting menu was prepared in conjunction with Executive Chef Thomas Griese and paired perfectly with wines chosen by Steven Geddes MS and Lindsey Geddes MS and completed with an array of delightful desserts by Pastry Chef Kristen Hutton. Here our happy team looks totally in bliss. No wonder!

Spago by Wolfgang Puck recently held its annual Sip & Savor fundraiser where he brought together the executive chefs from five of his key restaurants, who attempted to outdo one another with the best small plate tastes they had to offer. This was paired with just the right cocktails, beers and unique wines to make this another most memorable event of the season. Here Wolfgang takes a minute to invite me to try his Kobe beef offerings, which as an old Japan hand, I couldn’t resist!

A staple of Las Vegas since 1993, after an expansive remodel The Palm Restaurant held a media dinner to show off its new look and menu. Here LVFNBPro Editorial Director Bob Barnes is all bibbed up and ready to dig into the ultimate steakhouse delight: 1/2 Broiled Jumbo Nova Scotia Lobster and 1/2 Prime New York Strip. See Bob’s full report on the dinner on page 26.