ML - Vegas Magazine

2012 - Issue 7 - November

Vegas Magazine - Niche Media - There is a place beyond the crowds, beyond the ropes, where dreams are realized and success is celebrated. You are invited.

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 71 of 127

LOCAL FLAVOR Bouchon Bakery's famous Nutter Butter cookies. FEAST FIRST Wicked Spoon serves up one- day-only Thanksgiving dishes. For foodies with a craving for both the traditional Thanksgiving fixings and a day off from the kitchen, Wicked Spoon's Fernando Vasquez has it covered. "Working in this industry, I don't usually plan on being off on holidays," he says. "But it means I get to celebrate twice: first with the chefs and the people I work with, then with my wife and daughters." Wicked Spoon has quickly become Thomas Keller cream of the crop THE VENERABLE THOMAS KELLER EXPANDS HIS VEGAS PRESENCE WITH A TEMPTING NEW BAKERY. A and will make items available only in Las Vegas." fter the huge success of his French bistro, expanding his small Bouchon Bakery there to a larger, Expect two-story, signature street-accessible pastry, viennoiserie, quiche goodies, as well as salads and sandwiches, when the hot spot opens November 27. "The Vegas customer Bouchon, at Venetian, chef Thomas With sweet and savory confections, plus special- ties such as macarons, Thomas Keller Oreos (or TKOs), and Nutter Butter cookies (SHOWN), the 800-square-foot confectionery will be a sweet ref- uge from holiday hysteria. Keller (of French Laundry fame) is location. and "We'll always have new and special is well-traveled, dis- criminating, and loves great food," Keller says, adding that his coffee beans are exclusively farmed and roasted by Equator Coffee & Teas. "Our pastry chef, Scott Wheatfill, is very talented treats to celebrate the various holidays, so there is always something new and fun to try," he says. Once hooked on Keller's sweets, make them at home: His recently hit V hailing a cab AN EXCLUSIVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON BURSTS ONTO THE SCENE AT DEL FRISCO'S DOUBLE EAGLE STEAK HOUSE. DAVID O'DAY, DIRECTOR OF WINE FOR Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House, has been a fan of Napa Valley's Coup de Foudre winery for years. When the wine connoisseur heard that one barrel of Sauvignon had been deemed "electrifying" and 70 VEGASMAGAZINE.COM its 2010 Cabernet saved for a Premiere blend, he sprung into action and nabbed all five cases at a live auction in St. Helena. The Lightning Bolt blend, which has intense notes of blueberry and ripe dark fruit, debuts at Del Frisco's this month. 3925 Paradise Road, 702-796-0063; a favorite around town, thanks to its twists on all-you-can-eat standards. On Thanksgiving Day it pulls out all the stops. Offerings include sweet potato shepherd's pie with confit duck leg, chestnut stuffing with house-made sausage and sage, and black-truffle turkey gravy. And how many turkeys do they go through on November's fourth Thursday? According to chef de cuisine Gerald Chin: "Enough that all our other feathered friends can take the day off." Fernando Vasquez serves turkey on Thanksgiving Day. fifth cookbook, Bouchon Bakery, shelves. Venetian, 702-414-6200; PHOTOGRAPHY BY GERALD SAN JOSE (COOKIES); SETH OLENICK (VASQUEZ); DEBORAH JONES (KELLER); AMELIA MATHEWS (WINE)

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of ML - Vegas Magazine - 2012 - Issue 7 - November