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Devour July 2017

Brombergs’ Matzo Ball Soup

The spherical, fluffy dumplings, bathed in golden chicken broth, are not all created equal, but at Blue Ribbon you’ll be treated to a bowl inspired by the Bromberg brothers’ bubbe. A signature dish at the new Blue Ribbon located inside Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, chef/owners Eric and Bruce Bromberg provide two generously sized matzo balls and sliced carrots in a hearty broth spiked with dill. Made in the same way they’ve been making it since they opened their first Blue Ribbon in SoHo 25 years ago, it’s one of their original offerings.

Blue Ribbon, Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, 3708  S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas. 702-736-0808.

Hong Kong Waffle

 

Fluffy, eggy waffles made with spherical cells have been one of Hong Kong’s most popular street snacks. Made from a simple batter, they are noticeably soft and chewy with a touch of sweetness. Street vendors prepare them over an open flame in hand-held griddles with round indentations. The newly opened The Patio Desserts & Drinks is introducing Las Vegans to these Asian delights and kicking them up a notch or two with a choice of unique house-made ice creams and fresh fruits as accompaniment.

The Patio Desserts & Drinks, 5255 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas. 702-433-4301.

Mango & Cash

This summer quencher brightens the senses by combining elevated character, and contributions from petal-soft mandarin blossom, bittersweet aperitif, vibrant citrus and a clean and refreshing sparkle. ‘Mango & Cash’ is a perfect, warm-weather spritz-y sipper best enjoyed outdoors or at the bar in the newly-opened MB Steak. Developed by Breakthru Beverage’s award-winning mixologist Andrew Pollard, he says it’s “a dangerously delicious combination of Aperitif meets Mimosa, ‘Mango & Cash’ will be laughing all the way to the bank, all summer long.”

  • 1 oz. Contratto Apertif
  • 2 oz. Honey Mango Lemon Sour (1:1 Monin Honey Mango Syrup & Lemon Juice)
  • 1.5 oz. Hangar One Mandarin Blossom Vodka
  • Prosecco
  • 1-2 Basil leaves.

Method: Combine all ingredients (sans Prosecco) in a mixing tin with ice, shake and strain into ice-filled white wine glass. Fill with Prosecco and add basil garnish. Enjoy!

MB Steak, Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise, Rd., Las Vegas. 702-483-4888.

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