June 2015

What’s Brewing

BJ’s Beer Dinner Features OmmegangThe Henderson, Nevada BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse had its usual packed house for its latest beer dinner, featuring the beers of the Cooperstown, New York-based Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jun 1, 2015

West Eats East

The latest topic of Japanese cuisine is the designation to an intangible, cultural heritage by UNESCO the United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization. Its traditional cuisine, Washoku, Read more ›

K. Mike Masuyama Ph.D. on Jun 1, 2015

Chef Talk

I recently purchased a home with many mature fruit trees on the property, including 2 pomegranate trees. One of these two trees is the more prolific of my Read more ›

Allen Asch on Jun 1, 2015

Hot Off the Grill

THE EPICUREAN AFFAIR AT PALAZZO POOLS proved to be another smashing event for the Nevada Restaurant Association and its biggest yearly fundraiser where individual restaurant members come out to Read more ›

The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional on Jun 1, 2015

For the Love of the Craft

Las Vegas is a town where you can always find hopes, aspirations and positive possibilities, countered by disillusionment & downward despair. But with George Racz of Las Vegas Distillery, Read more ›

Adam Rains on Jun 1, 2015

Food For Thought

In addition to its many other selling points — incredible fishing, surfing, hiking, eating, and dirt biking or auto racing — Baja has a very promising wine region. Baja Read more ›

Les Kincaid on Jun 1, 2015

PR Spotlight: Kirvin Doak Communications

The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health was started over dinner at Spago when Larry Ruvo hosted a small group of friends to honor the life of Read more ›

The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional on Jun 1, 2015

Wine Talk With Alice Swift

This month I attended a special event that focused on California Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The primary moderator was Jason Smith, Master Sommelier, and Director of Wine at the Read more ›

Alice Swift on Jun 1, 2015

What’s Cooking

The newest eatery to open at Caesars Palace is celebrity chef Brian Malarkey’s a finalist on Top Chef who went on to host ABC’s The Taste 4th Searsucker location, Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jun 1, 2015

Up Front and Personal

It’s not always easy to sum up how interesting the people in our industry and our town can be. Meet Kevin Hermanson. He represents the best of us here, Read more ›

Heidi Rains on Jun 1, 2015

Good for Spooning

After a recent sold out pop-up dinner at Made LV, I sat down with Mike Minor. He said a lot of things, but one sentence stuck in my mind: Read more ›

LeAnne Notabartolo on Jun 1, 2015

The Nevada Restaurant Association’s Las Vegas Epicurean Affair

Last month the Las Vegas Epicurean Affair returned to The Palazzo and once again the soiree, sponsored by the Nevada Restaurant Association NvRA, featured many notable restaurants from around Read more ›

The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional on Jun 1, 2015

Le Central at Paris Las Vegas Makes History with World’s Largest Barrel-Aged Negroni

Renowned mixologists Eddie Perales, Francesco Lafranconi and “The Modern Mixologist” Tony Abou-Ganim, made history recently, creating the world’s largest barrel-aged Negroni. bottles of Bulldog Gin and 96 bottles of Read more ›

The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional on Jun 1, 2015

Las Vegas’s Newest Master Sommelier Will Costello

Major congrats are in order to Will Costello, Wine Director of Mandarin Oriental, who is Las Vegas’s newest Master Sommelier. One of only seven this year to have passed Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jun 1, 2015

Product Spotlight

Executive Development Chef of Major Products Chris Enright recently volunteered at Discovery Charter School in Newark, New Jersey to teach a group of 8-12 year olds how to cook.Chris Read more ›

The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional on Jun 1, 2015

Celebrate with Dad on His Day! Ideas that Won’t Break Your Pocketbook

The Silverton Casino has a new Asian restaurant on the way, WuHu Noodle. Set to open in June, WuHu is 1400 sq. feet and holds only 44 diners, but Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Jun 1, 2015

Human Resources Insights

It can be difficult to hear that you made a big blunder or didn’t do a job well, but the key to learning from a mistake for pretty much Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Jun 1, 2015

The Bottom Line

More and more diners are expressing desire for healthier dining options, and this growing market certainly warrants restaurants’ menu revisions. At the same time, however, consumers are also up Read more ›

Ben Brown on Jun 1, 2015