Devour Summer 2018
Grab & Go or made-to-order, the need for something nutritious is always in demand. Juice Press filled that niche inside Bellagio, offering a wide range of organic, cold-pressed juices, smoothies, salads, soups, and vegan snacks. Juice Press’ Açai Blueberry Bowl and Almond Butter Açai Bowl are made fresh and loaded with antioxidants from açai. Juice Press also offers a signature Green Bowl, featuring spinach, kale, pomegranate powder, and banana. Each superfood bowl is customizable and comes with three free toppings, including seasonal fresh fruit, granola, goji berries, chia, flax, maple toasted coconut flakes, almond butter, and cacao nibs.
Juice Press, Bellagio, 3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas. 702-693-8602.
Owned by the husband-and-wife team of Tami and Jaret Blinn, CRAFTkitchen is known for its handmade breads and pastries. When exploring San Francisco, Tami Blinn came across a store featuring different varieties of kouign-amann, a flaky, crackly cake from the Brittany region of France. They decided to bring the pastry to CRAFTkitchen, with their own version made with Niman Ranch ham, green onions, cheddar cheese, and a caramelized exterior. This specialty item is only available on the weekends, and it often sells out.
CRAFTkitchen, 10940 S. Eastern Ave., Henderson, 702-728-5828.
It’s not often that we see a salad-inspired cocktail, but this specialty drink from Pizzeria Monzú is a Caprese salad in a glass. Using Moletto gin, a tomato infused gin from the Veneto region of Italy, the flavors are bound to take you straight to Verona’s Piazza del Erbe.
- 1.5 oz Moletto gin
- .75 oz Carpano Bianco vermouth
- 1.5 oz grilled lemon sour
- 3 cherry tomatoes
- 3 basil leaves
- 2 raspberries
- 1 mozzarella ball
- Fresh cracked pepper
- Aged balsamic
In a cocktail shaker, muddle two cherry tomatoes, two raspberries, and a dash of aged balsamic. Tear two basil leaves in half and drop into shaker. Now add the Moletto gin, Carpano Bianco, and grilled lemon sour. Lightly shake and pour over ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a Caprese skewer (cherry tomato, basil leaf, and mozzarella ball) and top with fresh cracked pepper.
Pizzeria Monzú, 6020 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas. 702-749-5959.