If you were in Las Vegas for Supply Side West ’16, you are probably still full—just like we are. Between bites of our back-to-reality kale salad, our mouths are still watering and our taste buds have been elevated no doubt. We thought it only fair to share the tastes that we simply can’t get over and the experiences we expect to become trends.
Poke: Any restaurant that has a poke of the day is alright with us, and poke has hit the strip with a vengeance. We sampled it at;
Cart it Up: We loved, loved, loved the unique snack and sweets cart service at Harvest. Part-state fair, part-dim sum, the experience was pure “gotta have it.” And trust us, we did. Here’s what rolled on by:
Indulgent Comfort: When the slots weren’t kind or our feet sobbed from the show floor, there was no shortage of comfort food in Vegas. Vegas comfort is beyond mac n’cheese and burgers; it’s almost as good as phoning home.
And special applause to Giada and her amazing bread service. Butter, capers, red pepper flakes and salt. While we couldn’t take it to the bank, this dough garnered much interest.
Other comforting delights included:
Rich Veggies: While Vegas certainly has its share of salads and vegetables, it was the naughtier ones that caught our eyes. And as vegetables continue to capture the middle of the plate, they should feel pretty good about how they’re treated in Sin City. Here’s one more reason to visit Giada.
Savory Chocolate: Chocolate has played a savory role in cuisines, like Mexican, for centuries. In Vegas, chocolate is showing up in surprising ways with unique partners like mushrooms and cauliflower. Now that’s one way to get kids to eat their veggies.
A Healthy Break: All this luscious food needs something to cut the richness. Bellagio’s Lago provided a perfect view of the Eiffel Tower nearby along with Bellagio’s captivating fountains and salads with fresh, bright flavors.
Sweet Stuff: We couldn’t let you think that the only dessert we had all week was at Harvest. Beauty and Essex enamored us with their KYGO Cloud Nine “S’mores” with a dark chocolate torte, pecan graham crumble, marshmallow clouds, white & milk chocolate sauces.
Vibe: The settings for all these amazing flavors were definitely bigger than life. Some spots were flashy with impeccable service (Giada); some had an electric buzz (Beauty and Essex) while others paid homage to the design trend of open, glass kitchens (Harvest). We loved every bite, every taste and hope that what happened in Vegas, doesn’t stay in Vegas.