Friday, October 27, 2006

Inside the Kitchen--Pre-reception reception

Imagine a party in black and white. Segregated, the chefs in their whites and the guests, in this case some people from Meals on Wheels the beneficiary of the events of the weekend, in black. Black has become the color of the guest at formal events such as these.

Many of the chefs are French, both those from the Ritz-Carlton and those from Las Vegas. The dinner tonight is featuring cuisine from chefs Bruno Davaillon and Sylvain Portay from Mix at Mandalay Bay, Damien Dulas from Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace, Bradley Ogden from Lark Creek, Frederic Robert from Wynn Resort and Julian Serrano from Picasso at the Bellagio. Pity the poor chefs, this is their "working vacation" and any down time is their only chance to socialize.

In a far corner are the sommeliers, featured tonight are Richard Betts from the Little Nell, Luis de Santos from Spago, William Sherer from Auereole, Robert Smith from Picasso and Larry Stone from Rubicon Estate. They seem to be the only ones wearing any color.

More to come...