Renowned Chef Alain Ducasse treated media to a taste of his new Rivea, set in the location of his former miX on the 64th floor of the Delano with one of the most stunning views in Las Vegas. The view is equaled by stupendous Mediterranean small plates that soar to new heights. Here LVFNBPro Editorial Director Bob Barnes congratulates Chef Ducasse on his new restaurant, which is the 3rd Rivea and first one in the US. Chef was the first chef to own restaurants carrying three Michelin Stars in three cities and is one of only two chefs to have ever earned 21 Michelin Stars throughout his career.

The NvRA-Nevada Restaurant Association recently held its Culinary Excellence Awards hosted at The Palazzo, featuring the culinary industry award winners. In this photo from the Awards Ceremony are MCs Lorraine Hunt and Robin Leach, with Southern Wine & Spirits General Manager in charge of special events Michael Severino receiving the Restaurant Allied of the Year Award from NvRA Chairman of the Board Sebastien Silvestri.

The Kerry Simon Memorial Tribute hosted by SWS at the Keep Memory Alive Event Center brought friends, family and professional associates together for a time to remember our dear friend. Pictured here joining in the event was Kerry’s business associate/partner and friend Elizabeth Blau and close friend Chef Barry Dakake, Executive Chef of N9NE Steak House at the Palms Casino & Resort.