Global Dining

The Petrossian Bar – Caviar and Afternoon Tea | Las Vegas, Nevada

The Petrosian Bar inside the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas offers the best of both posh worlds; caviar service and afternoon tea, as well as a Caviar Afternoon Tea! This place shows off the more sophisticated side of this city, especially when it comes to enjoying the finer things. Petrossian Caviar Service Petrossian… Continue reading The Petrossian Bar – Caviar and Afternoon Tea | Las Vegas, Nevada

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A Taste of Spring Wine Dinner with Master Sommelier, Carmelo Messina | Tuscany Gardens in Las Vegas, Nevada

Fine dining in Las Vegas has always been a favorite past time of mine, especially when it is a multiple coursed dinner with wine pairing. It gets even better when dinner is hosted by a Master Sommelier as he discusses each wine, the regions of which they came and how to taste the food with… Continue reading A Taste of Spring Wine Dinner with Master Sommelier, Carmelo Messina | Tuscany Gardens in Las Vegas, Nevada

U.S. National Parks

Death Valley National Park | Exploring California

Living in Las Vegas has given me great opportunities to visit many national parks. We are a few hours from the magnificent parks in Utah and less than two hours away from Death Valley National Park in California. Over the past decade, I have taken various road trips visiting many of the wonderous natural sites… Continue reading Death Valley National Park | Exploring California

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Valley of Fire State Park | Exploring Nevada

Getting off the Las Vegas strip for most visitors is unheard of but there is more to this fair city than the bright lights, gambling and buffets. We have state parks, camping, mountains, forests, scenic drives and desert hikes. There is a lot of natural beauty in Nevada and one favorite for locals is Valley… Continue reading Valley of Fire State Park | Exploring Nevada

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The Swanky STK Steakhouse | Las Vegas, Nevada

STK inside the Cosmopolitan is a swanky on The Strip steakhouse, with a club like vibe to it. One would think that the draw into STK would be that party feel with a live DJ in the house, but the food and cocktails are just as big of a draw. We had come in for… Continue reading The Swanky STK Steakhouse | Las Vegas, Nevada

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Al Solito Posto | Las Vegas, Nevada

"I have been waiting for this!" That was the message I had received from a serious fine dining friend in Las Vegas. She then sent me an article about Al Solito Posto opening in Tivoli Village and I responded, "I have my calendar out, when are we going?" You see, I am fortunate to have… Continue reading Al Solito Posto | Las Vegas, Nevada

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The Magnificent Mastro’s Ocean Club | Las Vegas, Nevada

Have you ever walked into the Shops at Crystals located on the Las Vegas Strip, saw the brown wooden cage like restaurant and thought "I want to eat in there"? I have many times but just never got around to doing so, until several nights ago. My friend decided to have a small birthday dinner… Continue reading The Magnificent Mastro’s Ocean Club | Las Vegas, Nevada

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Dinner at the Top of the World Revolving Restaurant | Las Vegas, Nevada

Top of the World is the place to be on 'top of the world' or on top of Vegas, at least. I had come in for dinner with a couple of my food friends for our January birthdays, and it was a delicious and extraordinary experience. In the 10+ years that I have lived here,… Continue reading Dinner at the Top of the World Revolving Restaurant | Las Vegas, Nevada

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The Black Sheep | Award Winning Vietnamese Fusion Cuisine in Las Vegas

I am not ashamed to say that I have always been considered the 'Black Sheep' of my family. I believe that is why this Southwest neighborhood Las Vegas restaurant and I have clicked since they opened. The Black Sheep has been the restaurant that I frequent most regularly for dinner with family and friends. This… Continue reading The Black Sheep | Award Winning Vietnamese Fusion Cuisine in Las Vegas

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Chef Brian Howard’s Sparrow + Wolf | Modern American Cuisine in Vegas’s Chinatown

Las Vegas, NV- There are a handful of restaurants that I enjoy going back to in Las Vegas, for their inventive seasonal menus and extraordinary service. Sparrow + Wolf is on that list. The first time I dined here was soon after they first opened in the summer of 2017, and we were seated in… Continue reading Chef Brian Howard’s Sparrow + Wolf | Modern American Cuisine in Vegas’s Chinatown

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Esther’s Kitchen | Modern Italian Cuisine in Las Vegas’s Art District

In the last several years that I have lived in Las Vegas, the Arts District has been undergoing a tasteful gentrification with luxury condominiums, art galleries, fun retro stores, and impressive dining establishments. Not many tourists know about this neighborhood, so us locals get to indulge in this up and coming Las Vegas area for… Continue reading Esther’s Kitchen | Modern Italian Cuisine in Las Vegas’s Art District

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EDO Gastro Tapas & Wine | Tasteful Tapas in Las Vegas’s Chinatown

Las Vegas, NV- EDO Tapas had been on my restaurant radar for quite sometime before I walked into this swanky little Spanish wine restaurant in Chinatown. Many of my Vegas food friends had raved about EDO and I always enjoyed their original food truck 'Boqueria Street'. I am not sure what took me so long… Continue reading EDO Gastro Tapas & Wine | Tasteful Tapas in Las Vegas’s Chinatown

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Partage | Modern French Dining in Las Vegas

When I first heard of Partage and was told that an upscale French Wine Restaurant had just opened several doors down from The Golden Tiki in Chinatown, I had my hesitations. I should have known better than to doubt the intentions of this restaurant because a year or so prior, Chef Brian Howard opened up… Continue reading Partage | Modern French Dining in Las Vegas

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The Golden Tiki | Lit in Las Vegas, NV

Venturing off the Las Vegas Strip for visitors is something that does not happen often. If it does it means that you have been to Sin City a couple of times or know locals in the area. Let me tell you a something, there is a whole other world outside of The Strip which includes… Continue reading The Golden Tiki | Lit in Las Vegas, NV

Food Journals

For the Love of Afternoon Tea – Part Two

During this precarious year of 2020, our ideas of normality had shifted. The uncertainty of this year changed how we thought, dined and socialized on all levels. I know for myself it had slowed down my international travel but it bumped up my domestic travels- masked, social distancing and all. Fortunately, I reside in Las… Continue reading For the Love of Afternoon Tea – Part Two

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Din Tai Fung | Heavenly Dumplings in Sin City

Las Vegas, Nevada - Thanks be to the Dumpling Gods and Goddesses who brought Ding Tai Fung to Las Vegas during this peculiar year of 2020! I love a good dumpling and DTF delivers, thankfully so did the Aria in Las Vegas. I have chowed down at Din Tai Fung in Santa Clara, California last… Continue reading Din Tai Fung | Heavenly Dumplings in Sin City

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La Maison de Maggie | The Best Crepes in Las Vegas

That is my opinion but also the opinion of the Las Vegas community! Since 2015, Maggie has been creating authentic French crepes, galettes, baguette sandwiches and other true to her native homeland dishes. This cozy cafe was such a little French food powerhouse, that in 2018 they were awarded the 'Best of Las Vegas- Bronze… Continue reading La Maison de Maggie | The Best Crepes in Las Vegas

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The Tea Lounge at Waldorf Astoria – The Swankiest Afternoon Tea in Sin City

Las Vegas, Nevada - They say that the third time is a charm, meaning after the third time something is attempted, luck will prevail. That lucky rule did prevail one Sunday afternoon, after several years of attempting to sit inside the Tea Lounge at the Waldorf Astoria in Las Vegas. It was for their afternoon… Continue reading The Tea Lounge at Waldorf Astoria – The Swankiest Afternoon Tea in Sin City

Food Journals

For the Love of Afternoon Tea – Part One

Is it love or an obsession? I may be obsessed with my love for afternoon tea or I may be in love with my obsession. At this point in the game, I doubt it matters. I love the whole experience, the formality and the deliciousness that comes with a proper tea service. There are many… Continue reading For the Love of Afternoon Tea – Part One