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With Pascal Sanchez

on February 07th, 2012
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Chef de cuisine Pascal Sanchez with Sophie Gayot

When I am in Las Vegas, besides dining at the restaurants, I also like to tour them and say hello to the chefs to learn more what’s going on in this exciting restaurant city. So here I am with Pascal Sanchez, the chef de cuisine at Twist by Pierre Gagnaire. The restaurant is perched on the twenty-third of the luxurious Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas hotel. The view is great, as you can imagine.


After the restaurant opened in 2009, it made the 2010 list of Top 10 New Restaurants in the US. The following year, we named it one of’s Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.


The 2012 honorees will be announced on March 5th. Subscribe to our free Restaurant Issue Newsletter to be one of the first ones in the know.

(Sophie’s hair & makeup by Hair by Violette. Photo by Joseph Switzer.)

At Restaurant Guy Savoy

on February 04th, 2012
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Sophie Gayot in the kitchen at Restaurant Guy Savoy Las Vegas

Last week I dined at Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, and was lucky enough to enjoy my meal at the chef’s table in the restaurant’s kitchen. The dinner went so late into the night that the mignardise cart had been put away back in the kitchen. On the way out, seeing all those sweet, little morsels, I couldn’t help serving myself straight from the cart!
Restaurant Guy Savoy is a perfect place for an evening to remember, so we just named it to’s list of Top 10 Special Occasion Restaurants in Las Vegas.

(Sophie’s hair & makeup by Hair by Violette)

With David Walzog

on February 01st, 2012
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Chef David Walzog with Sophie Gayot at Lakeside restaurant

Oysters in Vegas? Why don’t you eat them at chef David Walzog’s restaurant Lakeside at the Wynn Las Vegas, like I did last week while in Sin City. It is also a great way to see the show on the Lake of Dreams.
Walzog’s cuisine put the restaurant on Top 10 seafood restaurant in Las Vegas.

(Sophie’s hair & makeup by Hair by Violette)



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Sophie Gayot at Central Michel Richard Las Vegas


In one of the two wine towers at Michel Richard’s Central restaurant located the lobby of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

The restaurant, which opened last September, rapidly made’s Top 10 Las Vegas 24-Hour Restaurants. (Any hotel, in Nevada, with a casino is required by the Nevada Gaming Commission and State Gaming Control Board to have a restaurant opened 24 hours.)


(Sophie’s hair & makeup by Hair by Violette)

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