Devour May 2017


Sushi Samba, a celebration of three cultures – Japan, Brazil and Peru – brings together one of the finest Japanese whisky programs in the city and the best way to experience the mix of culture and flavor is their sublime whisky pairing menu. This texture bomb is dark roasted coffee custard, chocolate hazelnut crumble, sweet cream ice cream, and Japanese whisky foam, paired with the Japanese Cherry Manhattan Granita, made of Iwai Japanese Whisky, Antica Formula Carpano vermouth, cherry bitters, and maraschino cherry syrup.

Sushi Samba, The Palazzo, 3327 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas. 702-607-0700

Rajah Masala

Chef and healthy living advocate Hemant Kishore’s Rajah Masala is a tribute to one of his favorite bar snacks, enjoyed during his college days in the South Indian state of Kerala. Available, along with other Indian dishes, at his Toddy Shop, (inside Inn Zone) the dish consists of fresh and cool salsa sprinkled with hearty roasted peanuts and served with assorted chips. Kerala is a prominent spice exporter and its food prominently showcases its tropical influences. Expect chef’s offering to be a reflection of his native flavors and style.

Toddy Shop, inside Inn Zone, 238 S. Rainbow Blvd., Las Vegas. 702-255-5588

Lychee and Rose Petal Martini

This cocktail comes from the mixologists at Zuma located inside The Cosmopolitan. It is a bright and fragrant libation perfect for mom on Mother’s Day. Made of vodka, lychee puree and rose syrup, one sip will take her on a virtual stroll through the secret garden of her choice.


1 3/4 oz. vodka or gin

2 oz. lychee puree

3/4 oz. lemon juice

1/2 oz. rose syrup

1 pinch salt

1 rose petal for garnish


Combine vodka or gin, lychee purée, lemon juice, rose syrup, and salt in a cocktail shaker. Shake and double strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a rose petal.

ZUMA, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas. 702-698-2199

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