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May 2008 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Global restaurant group SUSHISAMBA is going for lucky number seven in Las Vegas. Now open in The Shoppes at The Palazzo, SUSHISAMBA strip is the first location on the West Coast, and the seventh outpost worldwide of this eclectic concept that showcases Asian and South American flavors. The menu offers classic Japanese tempura, Brazilian churrasco and feijoada and Peruvian anticuchos (marinated skewered meats), as well as robata dishes such as lamb chops with guava ponzu, tobiko and spiced panko and grilled jumbo prawns. The Carnaval-inspired space features a three-dimensional art installation of swirling "ribbons," as well as colorful visuals projected continuously on scrims and walls. SUSHISAMBA strip, The Shoppes at The Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-607-0700.
 

News Bytes

And the Winner Is…
Battling it out in the kitchen, Spago's executive chef Eric Klein and his partner, culinary student Paul Hollins won Roy's inaugural Aloha Kitchen Challenge on April 7. The gourmet competition paired three culinary students from Le Cordon Bleu, Hollins, Robert Rolen and Adam Berbereia with top chefs Klein, Linda Rodriguez from Hachi and Adam Cho from Rick's Café, Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort for the chance to win a prestigious internship with a master Roy's chef. Hollins humbly thanked the crowd and judges after being announced the winner and said he looked forward to working under the skilled Roy's chefs. Based on taste, originality and presentation the judges rated Klein and Hollins' dish the highest. Their culinary creation was encased in a balloon-like ice sculpture that housed a fresh fish carpaccio entrée. Judges for the challenge included foodies and figures such as Rachel Smith, morning anchor for KVVU FOX 5, Denise Valdez, morning anchor for KLAS-TV, John Curtas, food critic for KLAS-TV and Nathan Burton, headlining magician at Flamingo Las Vegas.
 
The chocolate fountain at the Jean-Philippe Pâtisserie Chocolate Fountain Goes for World Record
The glass-enclosed, floor-to-ceiling chocolate fountain that dazzles guests at the Jean-Philippe Pâtisserie in the Bellagio may soon have a Guinness World Record title to brag about. Official measurements of the approximately-27-foot-tall cascade of melted dark, milk and white chocolate were recently taken to establish it as the "World's Tallest Chocolate Fountain." Congresswoman Shelley Berkley and Nevada State Senator Steven Horsford were on hand to witness the measuring and to sign the official documents, which will now be submitted for Guinness' approval. Jean-Philippe Pâtisserie, Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-693-8788.
 

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