Gnocchi with Jumbo Lump Crab Meat and Truffle from chef John Besh of Lüke

Besh was named Ten Best New Chefs in America by Food & Wine in 1999

Chef John Besh shared his Gnocchi with Jumbo Lump Crab Meat and Truffle recipe with us after a short trip to his restaurant, Lüke in San Antonio. Pay attention, it’s two parts. Read More

Party it up at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas for $11,111 on 11/11/11, ring in 2012 with 150 of your friends in downtown Denver

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas is offering an “Extravagant Package” for the weekend of November 11 for $11,111. For two nights hotel guests will receive two-night stay at the Paradise Platinum Penthouse VIP suite with two tickets to Carlos Santana‘s show, official Carlos Santana merchandise, pre-fixe menu at 35 Steaks + Martinis, 80 minute spa treatment, VIP table at Vanity Nightclub with Perrier Jouet Fleur de Fleur Rose Champagne, and one print from Neal Preston’s rock photography collection. Email Cherryl Kaopua to book.

The Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center Hotel is offering an all-inclusive party package for 150 people to celebrate New Year’s Eve for $15,000. The package includes private use of the 27th floor Peaks Lounge, appetizers and desserts, open bar with wine, beer and champagne, party favors and a DJ plus a view of the 16th Street Mall firework display at 9 PM and 12 AM. Not too bad if you do the math. Call 303-486-444 to book.

Photo: Paradise Penthouse at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
Photography provided by Erik Kabik

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