December 2017

Devour Winter 2018

Warm Up with Rice Hot Pot

For the winter season, there’s no better way to warm the appetite than with the Kinoko no kama meshi at Zuma, inside Cosmopolitan Las Vegas. It’s comfort food at its best. The rice, with wild mushrooms and Japanese vegetables, is cooked in the very pot that is delivered to the table. Kama meshi literally translates to "kettle rice" and is a traditional Japanese rice dish cooked in an iron pot called a kama. Because everything is cooked together, the flavors intermingle to offer bite-by-bite cool weather delight. Just think about having this after a hot soak in an onsen in Japan.

Zuma, Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, 3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas. 702-698-2199. https://cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/restaurants/zuma

Aged to Perfection

The 60-day, dry-aged ribeye at Bavette’s Steakhouse & Bar results in a round, nutty, and intense beef flavor as succulent and complex as a prime vintage of an old world wine, which it should be paired with. Ask the sommelier for a recommendation! The well-marbled, bone-in steak is a centerpiece of the Bavette's Las Vegas menu and promises a satisfying experience for discriminating carnivores.

Bavette’s Steakhouse & Bar, Park MGM, 3770 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas. 702-730-6700. https://montecarlo.com/en/restaurants/bavettes.html

Boost Your Immune System

Start the New Year off by holding the alcohol, at least until after your holiday’s detox. Many of us have partied to the max, deep fried foods for Hanukkah, too much Christmas cake and pudding and as the fireworks go off, enough booze to start the New Year with a heavy head. Chef Jaret Blinn’s recipe for a new you consists of two, freshly pressed vegetable and fruit juices per day and a light evening meal. He shares his healthy juices with the world at his Henderson based restaurant, CRAFTkitchen. You can choose from his Immune Quencher or the Power Greens, or fire up the old juicer at home. Chef Jaret’s Immune Quencher recipe is below.

Combine the following ingredients in a cold-pressed juicer:

  • 8 oz Carrots 5 oz Beets
  • 4 oz Kale 1 Orange

CRAFTkitchen, 10940 S. Eastern Ave., Henderson. 702-728-5828. https://craftkitchenlv.com/

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