Monday, April 27, 2009

Las Vegas is known as a world culinary center and the the 19th annual “Epicurean Affair” is an example of exactly what Las Vegas has to offer.
The Flamingo Resort's pool was the setting for this annual showing of the best of Las Vegas's food , clubs and entertainment








We strolled along in the tropical paradise of the Flamingo's beautiful pool deciding where we would even begin to sample so many tempting culinary delights from some pretty big names in the world of food.



Renown Chef Bradley Odgen 's Red Hawaiian Tartar dish was a great way to kick things off. Dos Caminos at the Palazzo was not to be out done and were serving their guests a Pork Belly Slider that was prepared to perfection. Our next stop was Diego at the MGM Grand who offered us a Tequila Braised Shrimp with Avocado Mousse that went perfect while walking around the Flamingo's tropical pool. We were in the mood for steak and found The Renaissance Hotel's Envy The Steakhouse and enjoyed a Garlic Marinated Prawn that was down right addicting as many guests returned for seconds. Jasmine at the Bellagio is a personal favorite so we had to sample a very special and very delicious bite-sized Braised Kobe Beef Short Rib Cube and Dungeness Crab Salad in a Watermelon Cube that made our mouths water.
The M Resort just opened on the south end of the Las Vegas strip and provided us with the most interesting dish of the night. Their Foie Gras Lollipops with Macadamia Nut coating was a Lollipop that we could never have dreamed of and reminded us how much creativity there is the the kitchens of Las Vegas.










This culinary affair is about all of Las Vegas and not just the big names on the strip
we hear and read about. One of our personal favorites , Marche Bacchus is a great place for a lakeside meal. Chef JP and owners Jeff and Rhonda Wyatt were personally serving some of their best for the guests. Marche Bacchus, Nora's and others show us that world class dining is not JUST for the strip.











The Epicurean is not just about dinning but the entire Las Vegas experience. The famed Las Vegas clubs were well represented by Wet Republic , Red Square , Rhumbar and many others as we sampled some great spirits and visited with some very pretty people.




The Epicurean affair is a one of a kind event in Las Vegas. We took a walk in a tropical paradise, sampled some great dishes, had a taste of the Las Vegas clubs, took a walk along a beach with serving beer and hotdogs and even tried a Huka. All of this without ever leaving the Flamingo Resort's pool. This is what Las Vegas and the Epicurean Affair are all about. You can always fine something to do and something you like without looking very far in Las Vegas.




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The 19th Epicurean Affair was a great success and we hope to see you at the 20th . We don't know how they can top this years event but somehow we think they will.

Join Elaine and Scott of VINO LAS VEGAS as they take you inside the Epicurean Affair, speak with some Chefs and have a little fun pool side at the Flamingo Resort.
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Elaine and Scott

Elaine and Scott
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