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Las Vegas: Digging in Sin City-From the Best Restaurants to the Biggest Buffets

 

Learn more about Las Vegas’ latest cooking trends or take a Las Vegas cooking class to learn variety of cooking methods while exploring the culinary arts.

By: Emily Murray

 

Las Vegas Culinary Trends

Sin city is famous for its massive casino’s, amusement park like atmosphere and of course for its world class dining. Whether you are enrolled in Las Vegas cooking classes or just enjoy cooking at home Las Vegas is truly a feast for the senses. If you are looking for the best in culinary trends, the biggest buffets and are hoping to run into the country’s biggest celebrity chefs the city of sin promises not to disappoint.

Buffets

Buffets are a great way to eat big on a small budget. Depending on the day of the week or time of day many hotels and casinos offer great coupons and discounts. This is also a great way to sample a wide variety of food without having to commit to just one dish. Vegas is famous for its buffets so you will probably want to go in the off hours to avoid long waits on line but even during peak hours if you hit the right buffet it will be worth the wait. Many of the strips biggest names offer buffet passes that allow you to stop by that casino or hotels buffet as much as you want over a 24 hour period or look for hotels that include free trips to their buffet when you book a room and whatever you do make sure that you save room for dessert.

Celebrity Chefs

If you want to combine celebrity site seeing with the latest in culinary trends than you will love all the celebrity chefs that have taken up residency in Las Vegas. Perhaps the original and most famous Las Vega Chef is Wolfgang Puck. Ever since Spago opened up at Caesar's Palace in 1992 every top hotel and casino boasts a celebrity chef. If you are looking for an artful take on seasonal American cuisine Spago is a must on your food lover’s tour of Vegas.

If something spicy is more your style keep an eye out for Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans Fish House. As famous for his bubbly character and catch phrases as he is for his cooking, this Las Vegas eatery is a great way to experience Cajun and Creole cuisine. In the mood for steak? Emeril also has an upscale steak house with a southern flair called Delmonico located in the Venetian. What better date night than a good steak followed by a romantic gondola ride?

Global Cuisine

One walk down the strip and you can see the global element at play in Las Vegas. From the Eiffel Tower at the Paris Hotel and Casino to the great pyramid that is the Luxor the food is as diverse as the architecture. Las Vegas has everything from curry to sushi and in a city that never sleeps you will have no problem finding a restaurant open for business no matter what time the craving hits.

If you are inspired by all the great flavors you encounter on your next Vegas trip keep in mind that there are a number of non-professional Las Vegas cooking classes offered by the Le Cordon Bleu that you could find both challenging and informative.

The MasterChef Cooking Classes, taught by Le Cordon Bleu Chefs offer the skill and know-how of the culinary profession. Learn about all of your culinary passions in these great new cooking classes offered twice a month in four unique categories.

Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult also registered in the same course. The parent or other adult will be responsible for the child at all times. Classes and purchases are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Class dates are subject to change. Participation in the MasterChef Cooking Class does not involve being a contestant or audience member on the MasterChef television show. Le Cordon Bleu cannot guarantee employment or salary. Le Cordon Bleu(R) and the Le Cordon Bleu logo are registered trademarks of Career Education Corporation. © 2011 Reveille Independent, LLC. MasterChef is a trademark of Reveille Independent, LLC and used under license. The MasterChef Logo is a trademark of Shine Limited and used under license. All rights reserved. FOX™ Fox and its related entities. All rights reserved.

Find disclosures on graduation rates, student financial obligations and more at www.chefs.edu/disclosures.CEC and its schools cannot guarantee employment or salary. Credits earned are unlikely to transfer.

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