The trick to a good risotto is constant stirring. The Italian gourmand Giacomo Bologna once famously said, “When you can count the number of grains of rice in your mouth, the risotto is done properly.” Rao’s chef de cuisine Nicole Grimes serves her risotto in a round, stainless steel dish. The Primavera—laden with spinach, carrot and zucchini—is light, buttery and near perfection. $29, in Caesars Palace, 731-7267.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.