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Big Smoke Evenings, Las Vegas

Andrew Nagy
Posted: November 16, 2010

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And of course, there was the food.

Andre's Restaurant & Lounge at Monte Carlo, started by Chef Andre Rochat, offered perhaps the most creative sample to attendees: a chocolate cigar.

Andre's delectable chocolate cigar.
Andre's delectable chocolate cigar.
Charlie Palmer's Aureole was serving barbecue chicken spring rolls with avocado and sriracha mayonnaise.

Carnevino's Italian Steakhouse, started by Mario Batali, had an excellent pastrami dish with butternut squash, julienned scallions and a roasted vinaigrette.

Emeril Lagasse's Delmonico Steakhouse was plating samples of chicken étouffée, Texas de Brazil offered Brazillian sausage and churrasco, Tao had spicy pork dumplings on hand, while Bruce Becker's Max & Mina's Ice Cream served a cold treat alternative.

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Comments   6 comment(s)

ANTHONY BLAKE — SANTA PAULA, CA, UNITED STATES,  —  November 16, 2010 5:43pm ET

Nice report... too bad I missed it...

A couple of typo's need to be fixed in the article... it's "Sacramento" not "Sacremento" and it's "avocado" not "avacado"... just thought you'd like to know...

Dean Berghorst November 16, 2010 9:08pm ET

I totally enjoyed the Big Smoke this weekend. My friends and I will be going again next yr for sure. The food, liquer, and best of all, the cigar manufactures were worth every penny spent to attend this event.

Dean Berghorst

Joe Comeau — Clayton, NC, 27527,  —  November 16, 2010 11:31pm ET

Saturday evening was fantastic. Great smokes, great spirits, camera shots with Rocky, Carlito and Arturo Sandoval. And Arturo ended the evening with "God Bless America" that inspired a sing-along. How fitting. Will definitely be back next year.

Andrew Nagy November 16, 2010 11:34pm ET

Thanks, Anthony, for catching my oversights. Apparently sriracha and étouffée are the easy ones for me... :)

Steven Sumegi November 18, 2010 12:52am ET

hey how much was each ticket for entry of both days?

Tom November 19, 2010 9:48am ET

Anthony, pointing out typos in someone's article is really petty.

Steven, ticket prices are a hefty $240 pp for each night. You don't really get your moneys worth but it is a good time.

Would like to see vendors have more giveaways and surprises like in the past. Tommy Bahama is no longer a fixture, that is tragic.

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