Discover June 2018
When Prohibition shut down America’s distilleries and breweries, it pushed the production of alcohol underground. Stills were set up in back rooms of businesses and basements of homes. Now, The Underground at the Mob Museum takes us on a journey back in time with the opening of a distillery and speakeasy, complete with a green door located in the rear of the building. In the speakeasy, The Underground’s corn mash moonshine provides the centerpiece of the cocktail collection, while a full bar is also available. The speakeasy cocktail menu includes typical Prohibition era cocktails such as Bee’s Knees, Underground Old Fashioned, Ginger Jake, and Giggle Water. A variety of coffee cocktails, draft beer, bottled beer, wines by the glass and non-alcoholic cocktails are also available.
The Underground, The Mob Museum, 300 Stewart Ave., Las Vegas. 702-229-2734
Beyond Gäbi Coffee & Bakery’s sizeable wooden door, you enter another world, where east meets west, past meets future. Step into a bright communal setting that provides visual pleasure while sipping on artisanal coffee and nibbling on fresh- baked goods. The interior harkens to the end of the Chosun Empire, a time of multi-cultural fusion in Korea. Gäbi captures this through its décor and ambiance: vintage chairs and lounges, a dramatic and inviting wall of wooden steps for sitting criss-cross on silk mats, stacks and stacks of hardbound books, a kitchen enclosed in a greenhouse and its very own coffee roastery. Coffees and teas in Victorian china and mouth-watering desserts leave an impression long after you’ve gone.
Gäbi Coffee & Bakery, 5808 Spring Mountain Rd., Las Vegas. 702-209-3880.
A Wing and a Flair
For the first time, Chef Ming Yu of Wing Lei, North America’s only Forbes Five-Star Chinese restaurant, invites guests into his kitchen for an intimate cooking demonstration of his signature dishes. Learn his methods for preparing Alaskan king crab salad, wonton soup, three cup sea bass and traditional wok-tossed noodles. The workshop begins at 12 p.m. and concludes with a feast of all four dishes. Then try your skills at home! $175 per person. June 15th only.
Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas. 702-770-7070.