616 E Carson Ave Suite #120
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 366 8515
Meeting Chef Donald wasn’t just educational it was inspiring! From the kitchens of some of New York’s finest restaurant kitchens like Le Bernardin, the Quilted Giraffe and The Sign of the Dove. But what shocks me the most is that Chef Donald has been the executive chef for Park Avalon Restaurant in New York City, the James Hotel and Mondian in Scottsdale, Arizona. His 30 year of experience is simply impressive.
What really was inspiring to me besides Chef Donald’s experience, was that four years ago or so, he was diagnosed with ‘Multiple Myeloma’, a form of bone narrow cancer. With him being diagnosed he decided to change his entire life style. Which is where Vegenation comes into play. A straight plant based way of eating. Talking to Chef Donald and his Creative Director of Vegenation Kelly Bennett, oh by the way did I mention how both of them have good energy vibes? Chef Donald went on about how fresh global street food style cuisines can make you feel pretty damn good. Lol. Kelly Bennett also said vegenation is 100% plant based, while going good for the environment and supporting local farms here in Las Vegas.
Myself and my The Socialite DJ had the opportunity to taste vegenations very best. One of my favorites was the Hot Tamale. Which is organic masa, pumpkin green chili, and lentils. Another dish was their Mushroom Madness Pizza with Daiya cheese, assorted mushrooms and herbs. Naked City Pizza is in trouble. LOL. But what got me truly hanging out with Chef Donald and Kelly was their coffee, OMG! Seriously I had both styles Fair Trade Organic Peru and Fair Trade Organic Sunatra from Frankly Good Coffee in Bender City, NV.
Well there was more that we had, but you’ll either have to go visit Vegenation in person (616 E Carson Ave, Suite #120) or tune into MBT Radio for Coffee Grounds to hear about the rest!
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Written By: Mr. Black Tie
The most sought out exotic food and drink bar that is living up to its name is Elephant Bar. Serving the adventurous taste of the Safari with an elephant-sized dinner, both plates and drinks are huge in size and in flavor. They offer appetizers such as the Wok-Seared Pan Asian Chicken and Lettuce Wrap, which comes with stir-fried chopped chicken, mouth-watering chestnuts, roasted cashews and toasted coconut flakes, and is served with tropical fruit and (my favorite) salsa with marinated cucumbers and crisp chilled lettuce. You yourself wrap it up your own way and style-and that’s just one of the tasty appetizers Elephant Bar has to serve.
I myself enjoyed the Braised Lamb Shanks, which could possibly be the very best. This dish included two large fork tender Lamb Shanks in a Sauce of Roasted Garlic, Tomatoes and Rosemary, along with fresh Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Sautéed Vegetables. The experience was just unbelievably satisfying.
My friend preferred a variety of a meat and seafood dinner, so she ate the Tri-Tip Sirloin and BBQ Shrimp, which was U.S.D.A. Choice Sirloin, fire-grilled and sliced to order with Grilled Onions and Fresh Mushrooms, accompanied with Kona BBQ Shrimp, fire grilled and double basted. The dish was served with White Steamed Rice, with Ranch Beans and Salsa, which she adored very much.
But what truly impressed us both after such a delightful tasty dinner was the infamous popular Jungle Colada, including Pineapple Juice, Ice Cream, Coconut, Passion Raspberry, and Cream, and mixed into Whaler’s Dark and White Rum, topped with Whipped Cream and Toasted Coconuts. A taste of exotic drinks truly represents the adventure of exotic taste. Oh, and what’s truly cool about the Jungle Colada is that it can be served with alcohol or without. Elephant Bar is definitely a place for the entire family or a great place to take a friend or two.
Elephant Bar is located at 17808 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX. They can be reached at 972.381.0300.