Chaine des Rotisseurs Las Vegas Chapter held its traditional Christmas Induction Ceremony and Champagne Dinner hosted by the Mandalay Bay and held at their Convention Center. Celeb chefs included Rick Moonen and Charlie Palmer, pictured here with SGWS’ Larry Ruvo and his daughter Lauren. 

December had us enjoying the 10th anniversary of CarneVino inside The Palazzo Las Vegas. We were able to get a shot with three of the movers & shakers for the evening, who were Owner-Partner Joe Bastianich, famed butcher Dario Cecchini from the Tuscan village of Panzano and SGWS’ Michael Severino.

We attended the pre-opening of Black Tap Burger at The Venetian and were amazed at the shake menu containing eight creations which are works of art when presented. The Cotton Candy version is adorned with a blue and pink pearl chocolate rim, a pink lollipop, rock candy, whipped cream and cotton candy. The shakes taste as good as they look! Oh, and they also have a great selection of burgers and craft beer.