Ethel M Chocolates now offering wine and chocolate tastings

Wine and chocolate

Ethel M Chocolates has added a wine option to its chocolate tastings at the factory store at 2 Cactus Garden Drive in Henderson. The 21-and-over tastings are on the odd hours from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, at $25 per person. Non-alcoholic tastings are on the even hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, at $15 for adults and $6 for children. Drop-ins welcome, or reserve at 702-435-2608.

Martha Stewart Wine & Food Festival

The Martha Stewart Wine & Food Festival is coming to the Las Vegas Festival Grounds at Las Vegas Boulevard South and Sahara Avenue Oct. 13. Billed as a “savory exploration showcasing fine food, wine, beer and spirits from local and national chefs and mixologists,” it will offer three levels of tickets, from $85 to $250. They’re at

Dishing up a winner?

Sparrow + Wolf’s Brian Howard will represent Las Vegas at the Western Pennsylvania Lamb Cook-Off in Pittsburgh Sunday. His team will be one of 10 preparing a dish of Pure Bred lamb, a line developed by Bouchon’s Thomas Keller and shepherd Keith Martin. The night before, he’ll work with his teammate and old Las Vegas colleague, chef Julio Peraza, on a pop-up dinner in the hotel Peraza oversees, the Fairmont Pittsburgh. Howard says he’s looking forward to “some good fun and butchery with new friends and old.”

Nothing trivial about it

Chef Rick Moonen of RM Seafood and Rx Boiler Room will be featured on Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family” at 10 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday. He will prepare a special “Christmas in July” dish for host Debbie Matenopoulos. In other Moonen news, you can join him at Rx Boiler Room at the Shoppes at Mandalay Place at 6 p.m. Tuesday for Trivia For a Cause to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Teams of four to six will battle it out for a prize selected by the chef.

Restaurant reset

As the Hard Rock Hotel undergoes its transformation into a Virgin Hotel, it seems to be preparing for a major restaurant reboot. Word on the street is that the only eatery in the current portfolio that will survive the changeover will be MB Steak. (MB’s Michael Morton confirms the restaurant will continue with Virgin.) Operators of the other restaurants have reportedly been offered the chance to propose new concepts for the new resort.

Brewing up some news

CraftHaus Brewery in Henderson has named Cameron Fisher head brewer and Bryson Bauducco assistant brewer. The company recently added a large-distribution cold room, a canning line and a 40-barrel fermenter.


Actor-comedian Eddie Griffin at El Dorado Cantina. Members of the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Laker Josh Hart on separate evenings at Tao at The Venetian.

Have an item for Kitchen Confidante? Email hrinella or

Spring Preserve kicks off its Holiday Express
Springs Preserve hosts its Holiday Express, which includes a train ride, visits with Santa, SNOW, and a village winter wonderland.
Artists from Cirque du Soleil contribute art to Las Vegas art exhibit
Artists from Cirque du Soleil contribute art to Las Vegas gallery exhibit
Red Plate on the Las Vegas Strip serves a cocktail made with blooming jasmine tea
Red Plate on the Las Vegas Strip serves a cocktail made with jasmine tea
Benny the Ice Skating Dog
Benny is a Las Vegas Labrador who was rescued by former pro skater Cheryl Del Sanyo, and trained to ice skate. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Nevada State Museum
The Nevada State Museum of Las Vegas, located at the Springs Preserve, covers all eras of the state, from prehistoric to today.
Throw a better dinner party
Cash appears at Baseball Winter Meetings
Lights FC mascot Cash plays the electronic drums at the EZ Inflatables’ booth on Tuesday at the Baseball Winter Meetings trade show at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
5 albums to soundtrack your holiday gatherings in style
1. Various Artists, “Holidays Rule," with Rufus Wainwright, The Shins, Calexico and more. 2. Various Artists, “We Wish You a Metal Xmas and a Headbanging New Year," with Lemmy Kilmister, Alice Cooper, Chuck Billy and others. 3. Various Artists, “Christmas on Death Row," featuring Snoop Dogg and Nate Dogg to name but a few. 4. Bright Eyes, “A Christmas Album.” 5. Various Artists, "The Motown Christmas Album." (Jason Bracelin/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Inside the kitchen at Springs Preserve
The staff of Divine Events do party preparation in the kitchen at Divine Cafe at Springs Preserve. With nine parties the following day, this is a particularly busy time for the crew. (Heidi Knapp Rinella/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
WinterFest in Henderson.
Miss Rodeo America Fashion Show
The 28 women contestants of Miss Rodeo America compete in a fashion show at the Tropicana on Dec. 7, 2018.
Tournament Of Kings Holiday Show
Wizards and warriors are ready for the holidays at Excalibur's Tournament of Kings Holiday Dinner Show.
Take a dive with the Silverton mermaids
A visit to the Silverton Casino Hotel is not complete without taking in the popular, and very unique, mermaid show.
Cowboys and western aficionados can buy virtually anything at Cowboy Christmas
Vegas Golden Knights Christmas Display
In the Las Vegas Valley, the chances of getting a white Christmas are slim. But this year, you can have a “Knight” Christmas. A Henderson resident has a Christmas lights display that is synchronized to the entrance music for the Golden Knights. GG Misa’s Knights light show is played every 30 minutes from 5 to 10 nightly. His light show consists of two songs: Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” and the entrance music, “Le Castle Vania,” from the movie “John Wick.” The display is located at 730 Bollons Island St. (Richard Brian/Las Vegas Reivew-Journal)
Holiday Hooch At El Cortez is Just in Time For Repeal Day And Christmas
Holiday Hooch At El Cortez Is Just In Time For Repeal Day And Christmas. Janna Karel/Las Vegas Review-Journal
TV's LGBT superheroes
Green Valley Ranch's Winter's Village
The Mob Museum
Best Friend Menu Reveal Wednesday
Chef Roy Choi tells us what to expect from Wednesday’s Facebook Live Menu Reveal for his new Park MGM restaurant Best Friend. (Al Mancini/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Quick Chat With Criss Angel
James D. Gish and Susan Anton rehearse
Susan Anton will be special guest at James D. Gish’s holiday concerts Dec. 7 at Summerlin Library and Dec. 9 at Clark County Library. (John Przybys/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Bellagio Winter Wonderland
"Majestic Holiday Magic" at the Bellagio Conservatory.
Underwater Santa At The Silverton
Santa takes a dive Sunday, December 2, at the Silverton Casino Hotel. (Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)
Cowabunga Bay Christmas Town
Las Vegas Natural History Museum
Las Vegas Natural History Museum, which opened in 1991, has exhibits of mechanical dinosaurs and taxidermied animals, along with live snakes, fish and sharks. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Magical Forest Lights
Cirque Du Soleil Performers Team Up For New Show "Kinekt"
Through dance, acrobatics and aerial arts, “Kinekt” tells a story all too familiar to modern families: how to maintain a human connection in the digital age. (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Ethel M Holiday Cactus Garden
The Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas
The Pinball Hall of Fame was created by Tim Arnold and opened in 2006. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
News Headlines
Home Front Page Footer Listing
You May Like

You May Like