GIORGIO RISTORANTE Ides Of March Dinner on News 88.9 FM KNPR – Nevada Public Radio

So good is Chef Nico Chessa’s one night only Ides Of March Dinner this Sunday at Giorgio Ristorante in the Mandalay Bay, that ELV — besides telling you about it in the basso profundo baritone* for which he is known — decided to post a few tasty snaps of it in advance!

FYI: The total cost is $49/person, which includes three big pours of three excellent, Italian wines, each well-matched to the food.

Click here to hear today’s commentary about this extraordinary meal on KNPR, which also applauds the wonderful things uber-chefs Rick “Sustainable Fish Man” Moonen and Adam Sobel are doing with their new lounge menu at RM Seafood, or continue reading after the jump.

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Sherry With Steve Olson

Attending a sherry tasting/seminar with wine and spirits guru Steve Olson, and virtually every Master Sommelier in town, can be an intimidating experience. But such is the respect that ELV has for (fellow Iron Chef America judge) Olson, that he forgot how little he knows about this fortified wine, and plopped himself down at a seat for a special luncheon at RM Seafood, to hear Olson expound upon the joys and complexities of this underrated product of Southern Spain.

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