Sunday, November 7, 2010

November 7 - Feasting On Words

I went down to the Historic Fifth Street School for the Vegas Valley Book Festival. I think I need to return one day to get some photos of the school without all the extracurricular activity going on. It's a pretty nice little piece of Vegas history.

The theme for the final day of the festival was "Feasting On Words." Chef Rick Moonen of RM Seafood at Mandalay Bay hosted a "Community Grill" with other local chefs. There were plenty of good eats. I especially enjoyed the French Toast with Chocolate, the Pumpkin Crême Brulée, and the Skewered Grilled Shrimp and Scallops.

I grabbed this chef list from the event web site.
  • Mike Minor of Border Grill (Mandalay Bay)
  • Megan Romano of Charlie Palmer Restaurant Group (Four Seasons and Aureole)
  • Lorin Watada of Bachi Burger
  • Jet Tila of Wazuzu (Encore)
  • Sven Mede of American Fish by Michael Mina (Aria)
  • Geno Bernardo of Nove Italiano (The Palms)
  • Jean Paul Labadie of Marché Bacchus French Bistro & Wine Market
  • Kuldeep Singh of Origin India Restaurant & Bar and Moonen


  1. It was OK. I've been to Bachi Burger once. Although the food was good, it was a little pricey and the service was slooooow. But based on them being at this event, I might give them a second chance.