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Twist

  • Dining

    Culinary Teamwork—With a Twist

    By Al Mancini

    When Pierre Gagnaire paid a visit to his Mandarin Oriental restaurant Twist to work with chef de cuisine Frédéric Don on the new seasonal menu, I sat down with both of them to get some insight into their working relationship.

  • Seven Meals to Ring in 2016

    By Grace Bascos

    If your idea of a New Year’s Eve celebration involves multiple courses of fine cuisine but you still want to pop some Champagne at midnight, check out our picks for dinners that lead you right into 2016. And it goes without saying: Reservations are a must.

  • Dining

    Dinner Takes a Left Turn at Twist

    By Christopher Calicott

    On the 23rd floor of the Mandarin Oriental is Twist, a restaurant with a unique culinary angle and incredible Strip views.

  • Cocktail Culture

    Bounty Hunter

    By Xania V. Woodman

    Turkey? Check. Stuffing? Of course. Sweet potatoes with curious, toasted marshmallow topping? Without a doubt. But we’re willing to bet there is one thing your cornucopian Thanksgiving spread is sorely missing: tequila. So what if it’s not what the pilgrims drank in 1621. It’s what they wish they were drinking. Think of it as fusion cuisine.

  • Dishing With Grace

    Surf and Turf, Twist by Pierre Gagnaire

    By Grace Bascos

    Surf and turf in the hands of a legendarily innovative French chef is bound to make you wonder how you ever ate steak and lobster before. On Twist’s Fall Spirit menu, the presentation of prime beef carpaccio dressed with a clam salad and shaved foie gras will melt in your mouth, while the chestnut soup with razor clams, mushrooms and hazelnuts evokes all the earthy sentiments of autumn. Three-course tasting, $105, in the Mandarin Oriental, 590-8882.

  • Dining

    Modernist Cuisine, Vanguard Spanish …

    By Max Jacobson

    The phenomenon commonly known as “molecular gastronomy”—also called “modernist cuisine” by former Microsoft executive Nathan Myhrvold, and “vanguard Spanish cuisine” by pioneering chef José Andrés—is now well-represented in Las Vegas for anyone to try.

  • Diner's Notebook

    Our man Fusco, Elevado departs and Tivoli arrives

    By Max Jacobson

    RM Seafood has been one of the top restaurants in Vegas since it opened almost a decade ago in the entrance to Mandalay Place (632-9300), largely because of visionary chef Rick Moonen’s ability to attract top talent and get his message out. The restaurant suffered a severe hiccup when his team, chef Adam Sobel and his pal, Gerald “the G-Man” Chin, decamped for new opportunities. But now it appears the restaurant has landed on its feet. The new chef de cuisine, Anthony Fusco, is manning the stoves and cooking with gas.

  • Dining

    7 Beautiful Rooms

    By Max Jacobson

    If restaurants are the cathedrals of the 21st century, then surely Las Vegas is the new Rome. In honor of Vegas Seven’s “Beauty Issue,” here’s a short list of fabulous dining rooms, featuring great designers such as Adam Tihany, David Rockwell and Tony Chi who’ve done incredible work on the Strip. I’ve found the competition off-Strip to be fairly fierce as well, so I’ve included two of my “local” favorites.

  • Dining

    The Best of CityCenter

    By Max Jacobson

    With 17 full-fledged restaurants and a sprinkling of other venues for noshing and nibbling (such as Jean Philippe Patisserie or Skybar for burgers and sandwiches), CityCenter positively breaks the mold for the Las Vegas dining scene. Most casinos rely on a formula that includes a steak house, an Italian restaurant, a Chinese restaurant and a buffet, and then riff from there. CityCenter brings us central Asian, Thai, Spanish, an English carvery (at the complex’s newest restaurant, Todd English P.U.B. at Crystals) and several other groundbreaking concepts.

  • A Totally Fresh Twist

    By Max Jacobson

    [b]Pierre Gagnaire’s labor of love results in the most imaginative dishes this town has ever seen[/b] Perhaps no other local venue is better suited for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner than Twist, Michelin award-winning chef Pierre Gagnaire’s restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental at CityCenter. From this perch on the 23rd floor, many of the tables offer stunning views of the Vegas skyline through the 20-foot-high windows. The room, created by renowned restaurant designer Adam Tihany, is beautifully understated, punctuated by glass orbs suspended in midair.

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