The Weekly Dish – October 1, 2012

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Here is the dish on what is happening this week in Los Angeles and Las Vegas:

Los Angeles

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Gordon Ramsay’s The Fat Cow Opens at the Grove

Award-winning Chef Gordon Ramsay brings his unique style and culinary flair to nationally-acclaimed Los Angeles retail destination, The Grove, on Oct. 1 with the opening of his newest restaurant, The Fat Cow.

The Fat Cow is the realization of Ramsay’s vision for a friendly neighborhood gathering place. Embodying the spirit of a roadhouse eatery, the ambience of The Fat Cow is warm and rustic, with a deconstructed, industrial aesthetic.  Conceptualized by Ramsay and designed by AK Design Network, the restaurant features communal-style dining tables, uniquely-designed light canopies, and creatively juxtaposed reclaimed wood, unpolished metal and vintage hardware.  With just over 200 seats both indoors and out, the welcoming feel of The Fat Cow is enhanced by leather tufted booths, vintage flea market items and one-of-a-kind lighting sconces that set the visual tone for the restaurant.  The menu takes a classic-yet-modern approach, offering guests delicious, home-inspired comfort fare using seasonal ingredients and fresh produce from the adjacent Farmer’s Market and local farms and purveyors.  Check out later this week for pics and review.
Peninsula Hotel Hosting Peninsula In Pink Afternoon Tea
Following the successful introduction of “Peninsula in Pink” for the first time last year, The Peninsula Hotels in Asia and North America are once again showing their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month throughout October with “Peninsula in Pink” – the group wide campaign to raise both awareness and funds.  The Peninsula Beverly Hills will host the “Peninsula in Pink” Afternoon Tea. Through the years, the Peninsula Afternoon Tea has become a hallmark feature of every Peninsula hotel around the world, and so each hotel has created a pink-themed tea for the month of October, offering a selection of pink-hued cakes and pastries in addition to the traditional scones, clotted cream and preserves. A donation will be made to the respective hotel’s designated local breast cancer charity for every “Peninsula in Pink” Afternoon Tea sold.
Las Vegas
Eli Roth’s Goretorium Opens
It is slaughter on The Strip as Eli Roth’s GORETORIUM, the first year-round haunted experience to hit Las Vegas dares brave souls to enter its doors.  An experience unlike any other, the 15,000-square-foot Goretorium, packed with state-of-the-art scares, bone-chilling special effects and a cast of hauntingly horrifying characters is now open in the heart of Sin City.  Best known for creating the gruesome “Hostel” franchise, actor/director Eli Roth has coupled the latest technology with old-fashioned scares to bring his darkest nightmare to life as he invites hapless visitors to step inside the urban legend of the mythical Delmont Hotel. Guests start their frightening journey inside the lobby and make their way through the “abandoned” resort where, according to legend, a serial-killing family preys upon every person who dares to enter.GORETORIUM is open seven days a week: Monday – Friday from 2 p.m. – 2 a.m. and Friday – Sunday from 2 p.m. – 4 a.m. Tickets are $40 for general admission; $35 for advanced online. A Death Row VIP package is available for $60 which includes a complimentary line pass, express private elevator entrance to the haunt and complementary entrance to “Baby Dolls” Lounge.   For more information please visit


Life-Size Chocolate Skeleton Haunts Jean Philippe Patisserie at Bellagio

Sweet treats and scary characters make Halloween a delightfully spooky time of year. In the spirit of the holiday, the talented pastry team at Bellagio’s Jean Philippe Pâtisserie spent more than 70 hours creating a life-size chocolate and fondant skeleton complete with glistening gold teeth. This charming display measures 5’5” and sits on a chocolate electric chair for an extra-eerie addition. More than 130 pounds of white and dark chocolate were used to mold this hauntingly delicious creation, sure to shock the sweet tooth.  Guests may take home some holiday cheer of their own with miniature chocolates and sugar cookies in classic Halloween shapes such as black cats, ghosts and witches.


Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace is Named #1 Buffet in Las Vegas by USA Today
Looking for the best buffet in Las Vegas? Look no further than the all-new, $17 million Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars.  According to USA Today, with its focus on chefs, nine open kitchens, variety and abundance of food and sleek design, the culinary paradise found at the Bacchanal Buffet tops the list at #1.  Overlooking the world-famous Garden of Gods pools, the Bacchanal Buffet serves more than 500 dishes daily in a 25,000 square foot extraordinarily modern and inviting space that seats 600, designed by internationally renowned firm Super Potato.
Thrill Seekers Wanted to Rappel from Planet Hollywood Roof for Special Olympics

For adrenaline junkies looking for a little adventure, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is offering the opportunity to rappel more than 300 feet from the hotel’s rooftop  for “Over the Edge,” a fundraising event benefiting Special Olympics Nevada. To participate, individuals must raise or personally donate a minimum of $1,000 to Special Olympics Nevada.  Fundraising is done by soliciting donations from family, friends and co-workers through the “Over the Edge” online giving site The “Over the Edge” event will kick off on Friday, Oct. 12, with a preview day.  Rappellers will start their descent down Planet Hollywood on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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