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The Way of the Chef

Chef Keller has a quick jab!

One of the best meals I’ve ever had was during the book release of Chef Hubert Keller’s book, Souvenirs: Stories & Recipes from My Life, at the beautiful Fleur restaurant in Las Vegas, NV.  Now, if you haven’t had the chance to dine at Fleur, let me give you a couple of reasons why I enjoy it there so much. Continue reading The Way of the Chef

Life is Chocolate & Spice, and everything nice…

chef romanoYesterday, I was invited to Chef Megan Romano‘s 1-year celebration of Chocolate And Spice Bakery.  Anniversaries are great opportunities to remember and commend the “special” moments of what was overcame, especially over food! Continue reading Life is Chocolate & Spice, and everything nice…

Going to “Vegas Uncork’d” for the obvious reason…

Attending events such as the “Vegas Uncork’d” is refreshing not only for the obvious reason, like enjoying every single morsel of foodie goodness….

…but for the fact that every time I go there, the people,  the critics, especially the chefs, unquestionably love what they do.  Well, the really good ones do and it’s contagious.  In the culinary world, as in boxing, the Chef must have:  respect for the craft, technique, and lots of LOVE.  When done right, mere ingredients turn into palatable substances that are visually stunning, delightfully tasty, and comfortably digested.  It’s so good that one can’t help but to have “just one more” serving. Continue reading Going to “Vegas Uncork’d” for the obvious reason…

Learning culinary secrets from “Chopped” Champion Chef Steve Benjamin at L’Atelier, Las Vegas

Chef Steve BenjaminAfter training, I was invited by Chef Steve Benjamin (who just won on the Food Network’s Chopped series) to restaurant L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon‘s open kitchen at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Continue reading Learning culinary secrets from “Chopped” Champion Chef Steve Benjamin at L’Atelier, Las Vegas

Rios vs Alvarado 2 Post Fight Press Conference

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Neither Mike Alvarado (34-1, 23 KO) or Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23 KO) showed up to the post-fight press conference after their highly anticipated rematch on March 30.  Instead, both fighters were sent to the hospital after throwing down in a grueling non-stop 12-round action-packed WBO interim light welterweight title bout at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Continue reading Rios vs Alvarado 2 Post Fight Press Conference