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Confessions of a Las Vegas Chef Recipe

Confessions of a Las Vegas Chef

09.05.10 by Jackie
I’ve been to Las Vegas several times over the past 10 years. It’s close enough to the Bay Area that we get out there quite often. We’re not gamblers, but my husband Lulu and I definitely enjoy the food. Whether it’s the Bellagio Buffet or one of the many fine dining restaurants on the strip, finding great food is one of the safest bets in the city. I thought it would be fun to speak to a Vegas chef to learn about what goes on behind the scenes. To that end, I recently interviewed Chef Pawan Pinisetti, who is a chef at a fine dining restaurant in Las Vegas. We can’t mention the name of the establishment he works for, but I can tell you it’s a very popular and high-end restaurant. Anyway, isn’t it fitting for a website called “Pham Fatale” (femme fatale) to engage in a little clandestine activity from time to time? I hope you enjoy the "intel" I was able to gather!
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Harissa Recipe Provided by Chef Pawan Pinisetti Recipe

This recipe was provided by Chef Pawan Pinisetti. To learn more about the life of a chef in Vegas, check out his interview (click on the link to view):

"Here's a recipe of one of my favorite accompaniments when I'm eating Mediterranean food. This is a recipe I learned when I was in school (Culinary Institute of America, New York) and I've held onto it ever since. Hope you try it out and enjoy it as well.

Harissa, a spicy red chili paste, popular throughout the Maghreb, was created long after Islam occupied the Iberian Peninsula. Not until the 16th century and well after the discovery of the New World, did the rest of the Mediterranean accept the pepper as an edible and flavorful ingredient."

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