30 famous locals advise their treats for Santa – Las Vegas Review

December 24, 2014 - bbq set

Few would design Santa to commence his debate de universe on Christmas Eve though sufficient fuel to keep him going. But in distant too many homes, Santa, encounters so-so Christmas cookies and a potion of lukewarm milk. So, in a suggestion of a season, we asked a garland of Las Vegans to advise other things to leave for Santa and his crew.

In a suggestion of a last-minute inlet of this piece, we asked that they be straightforwardly available.


Megan Romano of Chocolate Spice — Salted Caramel Fleur de Sel Shortbread, Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies and Almond Linzer S’mores Cookies.

Jaret Blinn, executive fritter cook during Red Rock Resort — Fill a silicone shot-glass mold with chocolate-chip cookie mix and bake it. “Once cooled, we take melted and gradual couverture and easily cloak a shot potion to fill in any holes,” he said. “Once a chocolate is set, we flow in cold organic milk.”

Barry Dakake, executive cook of N9NE Steakhouse during a Palms — Big Island cookies; “shortbread cookies that are dipped in divert chocolate, white chocolate and dim chocolate are a best.” And special chefs’ knives engraved with “OSN,” for Old Saint Nick.

Oralia Perez, executive fritter cook during SLS Las Vegas — Jazz adult a cookies a bit by creation sugar-cookie mix and dividing it in fourths, giving any a opposite season and color. She’d cut them out with tiny cookie cutters in holiday shapes. “Once a shapes are cut, a cookies can be placed on tip of a lollipop hang and put in a oven to bake,” she said. When they’re cool, we can adorn with all sorts of things. “The bite-sized treats are ideal for Santa, who is always on a go.”

Joe Elevado, executive cook of Aria during Encore — Mochi, “because of a North Pole/cold continue connection.”


Carlos Guia, executive cook during a Country Club during Wynn Las Vegas — “Because of my New Orleans connection, I’d have to leave Santa some beignets.”

Elizabeth Blau, owners of Honey Salt, Made L.V. and Andiron — “I would leave him some good comfort food and some of my holiday favorites: boiled chicken, a grilled cheese sandwich and doughnuts,” said

Doug Bell, executive cook of Pot Liquor during Town Square — “I consider these days Santa is substantially a foodie. Instead of divert and cookies he would substantially suffer roaster corn cakes with foie gras butter and a potion of Champagne.”

Terry Fator, ventriloquist who performs during a Mirage — “I used to leave Santa divert and cookies though now that we live in Vegas we leave him poker-chip cookies and a pure bloody mary.”

BMX supplement Ricardo Laguna — Atole, a normal Hispanic prohibited corn-based beverage.

Gracie Martinez, master tutor and owners of The Pilates Studio Las Vegas — Tamales, menudo and a shot of tequila.

Tom Gorball, executive cook during Luxor and Excalibur — “I’m also lustful of incorporating traditions from around a universe like piquancy cake and sherry or braised goat.”

Reed Osterholt, executive cook of Hecho en Vegas during MGM Grand — “You should leave Santa something sweet. Most people leave cookies and milk, though we cite to leave him churros and a shot of Don Julio 1942. we always get a best gifts!”


Matt Kazam of “40 is Not a New 20” during a Riviera — “Fresh immature extract and a vegan cookie to assistance Santa fit down a chimney.” Kazam has mislaid some-more than 120 pounds on a juice/vegan diet.

The Chippendales, who perform during a Rio — A present label for personal-training sessions, carrots for a healthy break and a set of Chippendales-style cuffs and collar “to keep him desirous to get healthy.”


Jack Sanders, owners of Sanders Family Winery in Pahrump — “In further to a holiday sugarine cookies that Santa is accustomed to, I’d leave Santa a good cold potion of Burgundy red wine. The booze is honeyed and full of ethereal formidable flavors that will not usually go good with a cookies though will keep a aged ticker healthy and clever so he can continue to broach presents for many some-more years.”

Craig Taylor, executive cook during Treasure Island — A flask of good bourbon, a bacon sandwich and a cigar.

Peter Carrillo, ubiquitous manager of Double Barrel Roadhouse during a Monte Carlo — His restaurant’s Winter Wonderland cocktail done of Sugar Skull Mystic Vanilla, Fireball, Bailey’s Irish Cream, divert and allspice.

Peter Varela, ubiquitous manager of Vintner Grill — A bottle of 23-year-old Pappy Van Winkle.

Pia Zadora, who performs during Piero’s Italian Cuisine — A Piatini, a vodka martini with dual olives and an onion “for his delight on his final stop.”


Rick Harrison of “Pawn Stars” — “A Hawaiian shirt and airline tickets to a pleasant location.”

Chumlee of “Pawn Stars” — “A cigar and a Lazy Boy recliner, so he could take a discerning rest.”

Mark Purdy, executive cook during Alize during a Palms — “An espresso and a container of Marlboros.”

Dirk Arthur, wizard during a Riviera — “I would leave out some tender filet mignon and duck to confuse a large cats while Santa delivers a presents.”

Singer Franky Perez — “I would leave Santa my bail bondsman’s card. (Yes, we have one). It’s usually a matter of time before a large male in red gets destitute for a BE.”


George Jacquez, executive cook during Aliante Hotel + Casino — “What about a reindeer? They’ll have to lift Santa all a approach behind to a North Pole, after all. we would ready for them a platter of jicama carrot slaw tossed in a pomegranate sauce with pointy smoked cheese, clever mustard, a few olives and cornichons … and we hear they unequivocally suffer BBQ chips.”

Doug Bell, from Pot Liquor, again — “You can’t leave out Rudolph and a gang. A Gala apple and arugula salad with manchego would really be an ascent from carrot sticks.”

Kevin Vogt, master sommelier during Delmonico Steakhouse — “We leave carrots on a front doorway pad for a reindeer. In a morning, after Santa has gone, there is zero left though small pieces of carrot that a reindeer’s cheese-grater-like teeth left behind.”

Carlo Magaro, executive cook of Elements Fine Casual Dining and Cocktails —“We always left carrots for a reindeer, cookies for a elfin and drink for Santa.”


From comedian George Wallace, something that’s both unsubstantial and useful — “I would leave Santa a large box of love, large adequate for a whole world! Love is all we need. It doesn’t cost a thing and it never goes on sale.”

Contact contributor Heidi Knapp Rinella during hrinella@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0474.

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