29 Jun 2011 03:23 am

Due to Popular Demand, Fast-Growing Monthly Event Scheduled Through the End of the Year, Showcasing the Finest in Whisk(e)y and Cigars, Beginning August 3

 

Whiskey fans and aficionados can be found on the first Wednesday of every month at Andre’s at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino.  The restaurant and lounge known for its superior collection of whiskeys and cigars today announced dates for its popular Whisk(e)y Wednesdays for the remainder of 2011: Aug. 3, Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2 and Dec. 7.

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“We’re often asked why there are parentheses in the event’s name. It’s actually very simple-there are no two whiskeys alike and, in fact, its name may be spelled with an E or without,” says Patrick Trundle, beverage manager, Andre’s.  “But regardless of the spelling or the type of whiskey showcased, what remains consistent on Whisk(e)y Wednesdays is the incredible quality, selection and value guests will experience at each event.”

Each Whisk(e)y Wednesday begins at 7 p.m. and takes place on the second floor of Andre’s in Las Vegas’ only cigar lounge connected to a Strip restaurant. 

For an unlimited tasting, the price per person is $25 in advance or $35 at the door.  For more information, call (702) 798-7151 or go to http://andrelv.com.


28 Jun 2011 03:20 am

Saturday, July 2nd, David Burke Kitchen will kick off summer with Slider Saturdays, when guests can order a half dozen sliders with a can of beer or soda for only $15.

For July 2nd, 3rd and 4th and every summer Saturday after that, guests can mix & match slider varieties: tuna with chipotle mayo, crispy oysters with Old Bay sauerkraut and the Kitchen bacon cheeseburger, which come in a six-pack burger box.  For each half dozen sliders, they can choose any can of American beer, such as Dale’s Pale Ale or Genesee Cream Ale, or a soda.  The special can be enjoyed out in the garden or in the main dining room from 11am-5pm.

David Burke’s other New York restaurants will also celebrate July 4th with a variety of specials. Details are below.  

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David Burke Kitchen: 23 Grand Street (at Sixth Avenue), 212.201.9119, www.davidburkekitchen.com

David Burke at Bloomingdale’s: Those planning a holiday trip to the Hamptons can stop by Burke in the Box for a special Jitney lunchbox, which includes a brownie, bag of chips, water bottle and a half of any Burke in the Box sandwich for $12. Available Saturday-Monday. 1000 Third Avenue (at 59th Street), 212.705.3800, www.burkeinthebox.com

Fishtail by David Burke: Fishtail will serve its three-course prix fixe Lobster Louie menu featuring light appetizers and a selection lobster entrees prepared four different ways. $35/person. Available for dinner Friday-Monday.  135 East 62nd Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues), 212.754.1300, www.fishtaildb.com/.

David Burke Townhouse: David Burke’s flagship restaurant will serve a three-course prix fixe “Sun of a Beach” boardwalk-inspired menu with classic American dishes and whimsical desserts such as salt water taffy, shaved ice and cotton candy. $35/person. Available for dinner Sunday-Monday. 133 East 61st Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues), 212.813.2121, www.davidburketownhouse.com.


27 Jun 2011 03:04 am

Simon Restaurant & Lounge offers a new $6 Happy Hour Menu 4 - 7 p.m. Monday through Friday featuring appetizers, sushi, wine by the glass, beer and premium well drinks.

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Simon’s $6 Happy Hour menu includes:
Appetizers:
Wok charred edamame l ginger salt, togarashi, lime
Grilled shishito peppers l ponzu
Calamari | ponzu, shishito peppers
Fried cocktail artichokes | godzilla sauce
Meatball sliders | breaded mozzarella, pepperoncini
Pigs in a blanket | sriracha ketchup, whole grain mustard
Personal margherita | mozzarella, vine ripened tomatoes, fresh basil
Endive salad | watercress, Point Reyes blue cheese, Fuji apples, walnuts

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Sushi:
Spicy albacore roll
Baked California roll
Philly roll
Veggie roll
Spicy tuna
Yellowtail and scallion

Wine by the glass:
White | Fume Blanc, Ferrari-Carano, Sonoma county
Red | Rioja, Don Sancho Londono, Cortijo Tinto III, Spain
Beer
Miller light, Miller Genuine draft, Miller 64, USA
Black Star, USA
Corona, Mexico
Heineken, Holland
Premium well cocktails

DETAILS:
Simon’s $6 Happy Hour Menu is available 4 - 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information or to make a reservation, call 702.944.3292.


23 Jun 2011 03:16 am

Enjoy amazing experiences offered by several MGM Resorts International properties this Independence Day weekend. Gifted chefs, talented mixologists and luxurious pools at ARIA Resort & Casino, MGM Grand, Monte Carlo and New York-New York will offer summer-fun menus and activities, giving guests plenty of options for planning their Fourth of July weekend.

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In addition to the special food and drinks being offered, guests who sign up to be a member of M life, MGM Resorts’ new loyalty program, will be eligible to earn one $25 gas card for every 500 M life points earned at participating MGM Resorts’ properties in  Las Vegas.

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Treat yourself to several refreshing liberty libations at Bar Moderno, City Bar, and View Bar. These casino bars are serving up four premium liquor drinks including Old Glory Sweet Tea, Independence Caipirinha, Freedom Sparkler, and the signature Stars & Stripes Mojito. Sip freely on the Pear Lemonade, a delicious non-alcoholic beverage.

Jean Georges Steakhouse’s à la carte menu features Clam Chowder, Roasted Carrot Salad, Dungeness Crab Crostini, Angus 300 New York Strip and Corn Fritters. Finish the experience with Peach Melba, Raspberry Lavender Soup and buttermilk ice cream. Jean Georges Steakhouse is open from 5 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. and reservations can be made by calling (877) 230-2742.

Taste the best authentic flavors of Bangkok at Lemongrass. Executive Chef Krairavee has created two special live seafood dishes for Fourth of July.  Enjoy a wok-tossed Maine Lobster in a spicy Thai basil sauce with chili and mushrooms ($110) or the Fried Goby Fish, a fresh water Thailand fish, in tamarind sauce ($60 per pound).

Indulge in all of your barbeque favorites at SKYBOX Sports Bar and Grill with the spicy BBQ Ribs and Rotisserie Chicken Platter. This plentiful meal includes a half rack of Jolokia-barbeque baby back ribs, chicken breast, southern-style coleslaw and a cold draft beer for $25.

UNION Restaurant & Lounge will be offering Kobe sliders and a beer special priced at $24.99.

BELLAGIO
The Buffet at Bellagio adds gourmet menu items for the Independence Day weekend. Dinner is available 3 p.m. - 10 p.m. and is priced at $44.95 per person. Brunch is available 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. and is priced at $32.95 per person or $38.95 per person with unlimited champagne.

MANDALAY BAY
Aureole and Executive Chef Vincent Pouessel invite guests to celebrate July 4 at the lounge or Wine Tower Bar. Enjoy delectable small plates including the Shitake Mushroom Spring Roll, Seasonal Oysters, Spicy Beef Corn Dog, Sirloin Sliders and Garlic Rock Shrimp over chorizo risotto. Small plates are priced from $10 - $16 and paired with featured American wines.

MGM GRAND
SEABLUE by Michael Mina presents a delicious prix fixe menu. This three-course menu for two is priced at $100 and includes a refreshing Watermelon Salad and a BBQ Bistecca served with sweet corn, potato and pasta salad. Indulge in a Turtle Sundae with caramel ice cream to satisfy your sweet tooth. Reservations can be made by calling     (702) 891-3182.

MONTE CARLO
Enjoy one of the best burgers on The Strip with BRAND’s Kobe Burger special as well as $5 Skyy vodka and domestic beers and select $9 appetizers from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Watch the night sky light up with a Fireworks Viewing Party at Diablo’s Cantina July 4 at 8 p.m.

Looking to spend an exciting day outdoors this Independence Day? Saturday, July 2, the pool at Monte Carlo invites guests to BBQ on the Pool Deck. Barbeque favorites including hot dogs, hamburgers and bratwurst sandwiches will be available. Guests can participate in fun games and contests such as the Red, White & Blue bikini contest and hot dog eating contest. Entertainment also will be provided by a special guest DJ.

 
NEW YORK - NEW YORK
Prefer to have a plethora of evening entertainment options to choose from? Spend the holiday weekend at
 New York -  New York . From Friday, July 1 through Monday, July 4, enjoy the Dueling Pianos from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. - 3 a.m. at The Bar at Times Square or music by DJ BKNY from 10 p.m. - 3 a.m. at the Center Bar.

America will feature a hearty BBQ Brisket Platter. Sink your teeth into Applewood- smoked beef brisket, sweet corn on the cob, wedge fries and a house salad. This generous platter is priced at $13.95.

Nine Fine Irishmen will have live entertainment by Sin ‘e Ri Ra from 9 p.m. - 2:30 a.m. all weekend as well as a special Guinness Happy Hour Monday, July 4 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

THE MIRAGE
Offering the best sushi and progressive Japanese cuisine on The Strip, Japonais invites guests to indulge in several small plates. Order any three items from the Robata Grill or three appetizers and receive the fourth one free. Enjoy these signature specials Monday, July 4 from 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.

The Mirage Race and Sports Lounge will offer $25 buckets of Budweiser Beer “Mix and Match” Friday, July 1 - Monday, July 4.
Looking for classic American cuisine? STACK features two classic yet exceptionally delicious menu items. Try the Classic Double Cheeseburger served with a special sauce, American cheese, crispy fries ($25) or the tender 16 oz. Chargrill Rib-eye Steak with grilled sweet corn and potato wedges ($40). Both entrees include your choice of domestic beer.


22 Jun 2011 03:27 am

Vegetables are in the spotlight lately, especially with the FDA’s new “plate” — and chef Bill Telepan, a Greenmarket pioneer, is serving a special menu to his favorite spring veggies.  This week (thru Thursday June 23), Bill is offering a Vegetarian Harvest Dinner at his Upper West Side restaurant, highlighting the finest Greenmarket vegetables with a five-course meatless menu. 

 

 

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Guests begin with chilled carrot soup, fried green tomatoes, onion “rolls” and radishes & herb butter, followed by flavorful, veggie-centric dishes such as zucchini handkerchiefs with baked ricotta & blossoms and torta di farro with fava & shell beans, dandelion & oregano.

 

The five-course menu costs $75pp, $135 with wine pairings and will be offered in addition to the standard a la carte menu.

 

JUNE HARVEST DINNER
June 20th-23rd, 2011

chilled carrot soup
fried green tomatoes
onion “rolls”
radishes & herb butter
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PEA & RADISH SALAD
herb salad
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BRAISED ASPARAGUS
rosemary & creamy grits
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ZUCCHINI HANDKERCHIEFS
baked ricotta & blossoms
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TORTA DI FARRO
fava & shell beans, dandelion
& oregano
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STRAWBERRY RHUBARB SUNDAE
streusel & yogurt

Tasting Menu $75   with wine $135


21 Jun 2011 03:49 am

The Forum Shops at Caesars has long been noted for its eclectic collection of restaurants and unique eating options in addition to its plentiful roster of renowned retailers from around the world.  With an array of distinct dining experiences to choose from, there’s something for every taste this month at The Forum Shops.

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WHAT’S CRACKIN’ AT JOE’S STONE CRAB THIS SUMMER: Defined by a standard of hospitality and style born in the early 1900s, Joe’s offers a dining experience that is both comfortable and timeless. Located in the heart of Las Vegas on the Strip, Joe’s continues the legacy that began in Miami inside the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. Upon entering the multi-level restaurant, guests are welcomed by friendly tuxedo-clad staff, and every guest is sure to receive the kind of warm reception and caring service that has defined Joe’s for nearly a century.

The vast dining room boasts mahogany paneling, crisp tablecloths and elegant chandeliers creating a classic ambiance. The large and inviting full-service bar is an intimate, laid-back area filled with tall boy tables and comfortable bar stools - the perfect place for sipping on cocktails, taking in the big game or catching up with friends over a delicious bite. Looking to grab a quick lunch? Feast on all your favorite dishes in the café which is set in the lively Forum Shops.

As Las Vegas’ premier dining destination for prime steaks, the freshest seafood and world renowned Florida Stone Crab claws, Joe’s Stone Crab’s distinctive cuisine is nationally acclaimed. Their bone-in signature steaks are hand-carved by master butchers and prized for their rich, on-the-bone flavor and tenderness. Joe’s is famous for Stone Crab claws, which are flown in from their fisheries in Florida and served cracked with a savory mustard sauce. That’s not all, Joe’s offers a wide variety of other seafood dishes including Wild Alaskan Salmon and Madagascar Shrimp, among many others, as well as favorites such as Joe’s famous Fried Chicken, classic Grilled Cheeseburger and Vegetable Chopped Salad, to name just a few. Sides like Jennie’s Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Tomatoes and Garlic Creamed Spinach are the perfect complement to any meal. For dessert, Joe’s offers an array of homemade pies ranging from their signature Key Lime Pie to classics like Banana Cream Pie with Foster Sauce.

Whether you’re delighting in a night on the town, in-between a winning hand at the black jack table or simply want to enjoy a great meal, Joe’s Stone Crab provides the ideal setting. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit www.joes.net/las-vegas or call 702-792-9222.

THE FORUM SHOPS AT CAESARS RESTAURANTS (In alphabetical order)

BOA Steakhouse
BOA Steakhouse retains the finer qualities of the traditional American steakhouse, while boldly repackaging the concept with a sleek, modern design and a contemporary menu.  Its menu celebrates twists on classics and more than one dozen ways to dress the signature prime steaks.
Hours: Mon. through Thurs., 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., Fri. through Sat., 12 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Sun. 12 to 10 p.m.
Reservations: (702) 733-7373

The Cheesecake Factory
For more than 30 years The Cheesecake Factory has served more than just delicious food and cheesecakes, they helped their guests share lasting memories with family and friends.  The Cheesecake Factory menu boasts more than 200 menu selections made fresh from scratch each day.
Hours: Mon. through Thurs., 11:10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Fri. 11:10 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., Sat. 10:10 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., Sun. 10:10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Reservations: (702) 792-6888

Il Mulino New York
Il Mulino New York brings traditional dishes from the mountainous region of Abruzzo, Italy to Las Vegas Boulevard. Located in the Forum Shops at Caesars, Il Mulino New York combines one-of-a-kind fare and exemplary service with the only dining balcony in Vegas that has a dazzlingly unobstructed view of the Strip. Highly rated in the Zagat Survey 2011 New York City Restaurants, patrons have described Il Mulino dining as “voluminous” and “voluptuous,” a restaurant where “stunning meals begin with a bounty of freebies served by a marvelous staff.”
Hours: Daily for lunch at 12 p.m., open nightly for dinner starting at 5 p.m.  Closed Sundays.
Reservations: (702) 492-6000

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
Joe’s Stone Crab serves freshly cracked Florida Stone Crab Claws with its signature creamy mustard sauce. The menu also showcases fresh seafood flown in daily from around the world, including seasonal specialties such as Madagascar Shrimp, Nantucket Cape Scallops, fresh Alaskan King Crab and Copper River Salmon. A meal at Joe’s Stone Crab would not be complete without a slice of its world-famous signature Key Lime Pie.
Hours: Sun. through Thurs., 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fri. through Sat., 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Reservations: (702) 792-9222

La Salsa Cantina
The Southwest is famous for its Mexican restaurants, and La Salsa Cantina is superb, serving freshly-prepared, gourmet Mexican food.  Also try the award-winning margaritas, featuring the original La Salsa Margarita by the Yard.
Hours: Mon. through Thurs., 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Fri. through Sat., 11 a.m. to 12 a.m., Sun., 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Reservations: (702) 735-8226

Max Brenner, Chocolate by The Bald Man
Chocolate is not just about taste; it also represents romance, sensuality and decadence. A worldwide phenomenon with a menu primarily made from chocolate, the brand new Max Brenner, Chocolate by the Bald Man recently debuted. Perfectly situated across from what will be North America’s largest H&M this winter, Max Brenner at The Forum Shops also holds the distinction of being the largest with two levels consisting of 9,400 square feet.
Hours: Sun. through Thurs., 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Reservations: (702) 462-8790

P.J. Clarke’s
After 125 years, New York’s most spirited bar and eatery, P.J. Clarke’s opens its first West Coast location at The Forum Shops at Caesars.  A landmark watering hole in the Big Apple, the eatery and saloon has been known for decades for its ambience and the high quality of the food served simply. Featuring timeless American fare, classic burgers, and bourbon, expect a raw bar with shrimp, lobster, oysters and Long Island clams on the half shell, chicken pot pie, fish and chips, baked macaroni and cheese with peas and bacon and Mile High Shrimp sandwiches.  And of course, Meyer beef from Montana’s Blackfoot River Valley, P.J. Clarke’s only supplier for its steaks and famous hamburgers.
Hours: Daily from 11 a.m. to midnight.
Reservations: (702) 434-7900 

Planet Hollywood
It is the dining experience inspired by the glamour and excitement of the big screen.  Planet Hollywood offers an extensive Hollywood memorabilia collection featuring props from blockbuster movies and classic TV shows, while the diverse menu offers guests’ favorites.  Exotic salads and award-winning burgers are only a few of the many signature flavors guests find, in addition to taking home a piece of Hollywood with the latest fashions and collectible souvenir gifts.
Hours: Sun. through Thurs., 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Fri. through Sat., 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Reservations: (702) 791-7827

Sushi Roku
Sushi Roku is known for its fine contemporary sushi served in a sensual, sophisticated environment, with a menu that offers traditional sushi and sashimi with a splash of California innovation.
Hours: Sun. through Thurs., 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., Fri. and Sat., 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. 
Reservations: (702) 733-7373

The Palm - Las Vegas
For over 80 years, The Palm has been serving USDA Prime Aged Steaks, Jumbo Nova Scotia Lobsters, the freshest available Palm Fish and their own heritage Italian cuisine in a remarkable atmosphere of warm, genuine hospitality. The Palm is more than a restaurant… it’s a unique experience. Elegant private dining rooms are available for all special events.
Hours: Mon. through Sun., 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Reservations: (702) 732-7256
 

Trevi Italian Restaurant
Trevi Italian Restaurant is named after the most famous fountain in the world located in Italy. Trevi creates an Italian Brasserie that transports guests to the piazzas and streets of Rome.  The restaurant features café dining with elaborate street lamps surrounding a fountain and walk-up gelato/espresso bar.
Hours: Mon. through Thurs., 11 a.m. to 12 a.m., Fri. and Sat., 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., Sun., 11 a.m. to midnight.
Reservations: (702) 735-4663


20 Jun 2011 03:40 am

Opulent themed menus steer the course of diners for two nights in June

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WHO: Chef E. Bernard, owner and executive chef at Bernard’s Bistro

WHAT: Chef E. Bernard invites all on board to indulge in pure dining opulence as he pays culinary homage to the RMS Titanic. Famed for its extravagance and impeccable taste, the Titanic was a statement of luxury. Chef E. Bernard will apply these same epicurean elements to the menu at Bernard’s Bistro at The Village Lake Las Vegas.

The Dinner du Titanic menu will include items such as: Consommé Olga with a touch of Russian flavor; Titanic Signature Dish Pear and Belgian Endive Watercress and Roquefort Cheese in Herb Honey Mustard Dressing; Champagne Sorbet; and Poached Salmon with Mousseline Caviar Sauce topped with Chives Hollandaise and English Cucumbers with Asparagus and Pommes Vapeur. Other main courses include, Braised Filet Mignon LiLi with Foie Gras and Lamb Loin and Rack of Lamb with Mint Sauce, among others.

Guests can look forward to a different menu each Thursday. For additional menu questions and for future menus, diners can reach Bernard’s Bistro at 702-565-1155.

WHEN: Thursday, June 23 and Thursday, June 30. 7 p.m. - The epicurean voyage begins

WHERE: Bernard’s Bistro, The Village Lake Las Vegas, 15 Costa di Lago, Henderson, NV 89011


17 Jun 2011 03:01 am

Adam Gertler, host of Food Network’s “Kid In A Candy Story” doesn’t just do sweets - he is also proficient grill master and smoker of meats and served as Executive Chef at The Joint, a Philadelphia-based BBQ restaurant, from 2004 to 2006.  While not a father himself, Adam is acutely aware of what Dad wants on Father’s Day, namely meat cooked with fire.   There are some things that men are just hard wired to appreciate and the aroma of wood smoke is high up on that list.

Some Father’s Day grilling/smoking tips from Adam Gertler

First off, on Father’s Day everything is fair game on the grill.  Breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.  No ovens. No cooking indoors.  Cold beer and hot coals are not a father’s privilege but a right.  Make sure to preheat the grill with the lid down. The best time to clean your grill is when it’s very hot. Scrub the grill grates well and keep them  lubricated with oil at all times, I keep a towel just for oiling the grill and use it until its trashed.

For breakfast make your eggs on the grill.  For a charcoal grill, build a bed of about 20 hot coals on either side of the grill leaving the center free of coals.  For a gas grill, only light one side of the grill.  Place a disposable aluminum pan over the unlit side or between the charcoal beds.  spray pan with nonstick spray or brush with butter.  Fill pan with sauteed vegetables(cooking veggies ahead of time adds flavor and reduces water content), chopped cooked bacon, slice sausages, cheese, fresh herbs or some or all of the above and top with beaten eggs mixed with a little milk and seasoned with salt and pepper.  Close the lid and bake your breakfast in the grill.  Throw a few soaked wood chunks over the coals to add some smoke flavor.  Should take about 20 minutes or until eggs set.

Try Grilling a salad.  Brush romaine lettuce hearts with light olive oil.  Season with salt and pepper.  Sear lettuce over blisteringly high heat for about 30 seconds on each side until outer leaves get nice and charred.  Serve hearts whole or sliced in thirds crosswise.  Top with creamy dressing such as ranch, Caesar, or blue cheese and bacon bits made from smokey bacon baked with brown sugar. 

You can even grill your dessert!   Sliced pound cake or banana bread brushed with a little butter grilled over medium heat until nice and toasty is awesome.  Even more awesome topped with ice cream.  Even more, more awesome topped with grilled peaches AND ice cream.

Maybe slow smoked barbecue is your favorite but you don’t want to spend the entire day manning the grill.  You can get deep smoke flavor in some dishes that cook in little more than an hour.  Try my beer can chicken recipe which employs the use of soaked hickory chunks.  Super easy and one of the tastiest birds you’ll ever have.  You can also smoke pork tenderloin rather quickly with great results, just don’t cook past 160 degrees or you will suffer dry pork which should not happen, especially on Father’s Day.

If ribs are what you crave, babybacks are easiest to attack and take less times than spare ribs.  Prepare the grill as described for baking the breakfast.  Season ribs with bbq rub and place on grill, off of heat.  Add two large soaked hickory wood chunks wrapped in heavy duty foil .  Allow to smoke for two hours.  brush ribs with barbecue sauce and wrap tightly in foil.  Check for tenderness after an hour when you can pull meat easily from the rack near the bone, they are done.  Finish ribs by grilling directly over the coals until slightly charred and a final glazing of barbecue sauce. 

So many people have their way of grilling corn on the cob.  Some pre-boil, others remove the silk and replace the husk, I like to keep it very simple.  Just remove the husk completely, brush all over with a little oil and season with some salt and grill directly over high heat until the kernels are golden brown.  Finish with butter off the grill.  I like to add fresh garlic, honey, and chili powder to butter for a delicious chili butter.  Everybody just freakin loves this.

As much as I love smoky low and slow ‘cue, my favorite all time food is probably the humble cheeseburger.  Try adding a few crushed ice cubes to 1 pound of fresh ground beef or turkey before forming into patties, this helps keep the juicy delicious fat in the burger. Season the outside of the burgers with salt and fresh ground pepper. grill over medium high heat.  Burgers should only be flipped once and NEVER pressed down on with spatula as this will also rob the burger of its juiciness.  Top with cheese after the flip and continue cooking to your liking.


15 Jun 2011 03:26 am

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Just like bombshell Kim Kardashian, Minus5 Ice Bar in Las Vegas always likes to go big.  In honor of the beauty’s recent engagement, Minus5 created a stunning replica of Kim’s 20-plus-carat engagment ring, made completely out of ice and weighing in at nearly 500 lbs.  The icy gem will be on display in Minus5 Ice Bars located at Mandalay Place and Monte Carlo Resort & Casino throughout 2011, where visitors can take photos with the ring while enjoying a Kim Kardashian-inspired Belvedere cocktail named Ice Ice Baby?, featuring Belvedere Raspberry vodka, pineapple juice and coconut. 

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14 Jun 2011 03:09 am

Please join chef George Mendes as he welcomes renowned chef Laurent Gras to ALDEA on Monday, June 27th as part of ALDEA’s Guest Chef Series.  Both chefs will celebrate their Mediterranean roots as they prepare a special meal for guests.

9461_295x225The evening will begin with cocktails and passed canapes, followed by a six-course menu prepared by Gras.  Drawing inspiration from his native Antibes, France, Gras’ dinner will feature dishes influenced by the region such as gazpacho consomme en gelee; poached codfish with pickled potato and soft-poached egg yolk; and suckling pig with foie gras and roasted mango. The dinner is $185 per person and includes wine pairings.

There is limited seating, so please call the restaurant directly for reservations:  212.675.7223

Cocktails and canapes at 6pm; dinner proper at 7pm.


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