July 23, 2007

Whew! Tastings and Food and More!

This last week has been incredibly busy, with new contacts, new experiences, new restaurants, and most importantly, the genesis of a new business.

First, there were a couple of tastings that I went to last week. Last Tuesday it was at Fleming’s (link to the right) which, although it is a national chain, has an incredibly high level of quality and consistency. They are hosting three “Nights of Discovery” wine tastings (July 10, 17, and 24) which are free to invitees, and which showcase five of the wines that they are introducing to their “Fleming’s 100” wine list. As always, I was not disappointed at the quality of the wines, the quality of the service, or the quality of the appetizers. My companion and I had dinner before the tasting, and found it to be up to Fleming’s usual high standards. Once again, it’s one of my “go to” places for a nice, stress-free meal. If you have an opportunity to stop by, look for Taylor the wine guy. He’s knowledgeable and proud of Fleming’s offerings and the enthusiasm that is generated.

Fleming’s is located at 8721 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89117. Their phone number is (702) 838-4774

Another choice find in the world of local restaurants is a Sushi restaurant in Henderson called Sushi Wa. What a nice place!

Sushi Wa is very modern looking and, unfortunately, is quite hidden in the strip mall. But the food!

The presentation was beautiful on all dishes, and the portions were generous. The prices were incredible. We shared Edamame and “Firecracker” appetizers, a small house Sake, a 911 Roll (very spicy), and a Sunset Roll. We finished up with a green tea ice cream, and the total for the meal came to a little over $42.00 for two people. That included the tax, so we could be generous with the tip. I thought that the prices on their Sashimi was a little high until the waitress (lovely Ahnna, who is a student at UNLV and sharp as they come) pointed out that seven pieces are served instead of the traditional three/four. Delicious, and worth seeking out.

Sushi Wa is located at 790 Coronado Center Drive, Suite 125 in Henderson. That is right off of Eastern just north of Horizon Ridge. Their telephone number is (702) 263-8973.

Those were the two eating out high points of the week. I had breakfast at Jimmy’s on Saturday, but because that’s ALWAYS good (another wonderful meal at Jimmy’s. Ho hum.) it’d be redundant. Meals are always great a Jimmy's who's a nut for quality and flavor.

I’d like to introduce y’all to Chuck Montcrieff, the owner of Vegas Wine News (
http://vegaswinenews.com), who contacted me last week. We have a similar mission: We want people to know that we have great wines and restaurants here in Sin City, and they’re not necessarily on the Strip. Chuck is articulate, passionate about his wines, and a wonderful writer. We shared wine and restaurant experiences, and I’m happy to place a link to his site on the blog.

As far as the business of the Vegas Wineaux, there will be more to report. The update on the Vegas Wineaux website is that it is now scheduled to launch on the weekend of August 4/5. As you know, real life has a way of interfering with plans, especially if real life is wrapped tightly in red tape! So stay tuned for the launch. We are working diligently ensuring that the information on the site is interesting, entertaining, and will bring you back for more.

Until next week!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you kindly for the info, I'll be going to Vegas again soon.. Unfortunately I didn't get to partake of any wine or sushi when I was there last, but I'm bookmarking your page so I have the info when it's time..