Little did Lisa Cornish know when she was learning to cook in her Sicilian grandmother’s kitchen that the skills she was learning would lead her to the other side of the globe. Her culinary journey taken her to New York and, most recently, Las Vegas, where she has appeared on KVBC Channel 3 and as a celebrity judge in various Las Vegas cooking events. Through Chef@YourHome, Chef Lisa redefines the idea of the personal chef, crafting in-home meals to match to client’s events. Some of her popular menus include an Asian-inflected spread of miso soup, pan-seared sesame salmon, and chilled Thai-style summer rolls; alternatively, the Mediterranean buffet plies diners with olive, feta and cucumber skewers, chicken francese, and penne pasta in pink vodka sauce. Chef Lisa shares her mastery of the kitchen either by preheating the oven without building a fire or through cooking classes conducted in students’ homes or one of her own personal kitchens.
Between palm trees and casinos sits one long, narrow acre of greenery that could be the town square of the quaintest village west of the Mississippi. At least if you ignore the sign towering almost as high as the little brown church's steeple. That sign reads Little Church of the West Wedding Chapel, and it's a remnant of the days when Las Vegas was known for a kind of kitschy glamor and, of course, whirlwind weddings. Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret said "I do" here in Viva Las Vegas, and celebs from Judy Garland to Richard Gere have made legally binding vows inside.
The interior still looks largely as it did in those days, and pretty much as it did when Little Church of the West was built in 1942. Below stained-glass windows and old wood, couples today unite in ceremonies ranging from ultra-simple to fully accessorized with flowers, limo service, and champagne.
The talented staffers at Another Wild Hair, a Paul Mitchell Signature Salon, keep bodies beautiful with a coterie of hair, makeup, and waxing services. Continually trained by Paul Mitchell educators, master stylists frame faces underneath expert cuts, complemented by other hair services such as styling, coloring, highlights, and deep conditioning with Paul Mitchell products. They elongate strands with 100% human-hair extensions and decorate visages for everyday events or special occasions with makeup services, facial waxing, and eyelash extensions. Another Wild Hair, much like presents in the Christmas dimension, keeps the salon open seven days a week.
Freshly made chips and salsa. Gooey chocolate-chip cookies. Tables of elegantly presented candies. The caterers at Delightfully Natia's Treats promise stylish displays of their homestyle foods and sweets, which also include fruits, salads, and deli sandwiches. They'll design and create custom menus for weddings, parties, and other celebrations, in addition to planning the events themselves.
Mix N’ Mac celebrates comfort food by cooking and perfecting one staple: mac ‘n’ cheese. Visitors are encouraged to customize their own bowls with a variety of meats, veggies, and housemade cheese sauces. Alternatively, they can explore pretested specialty mac flavors. Diverse influences collide in the specialty options, which include a chili mac and an italian mac with basil and marinara sauce. The cheese gurus also savor the opportunity to singe a few taste buds with a spicy mac that drapes pepper jack over jalapeños and a Cajun creation featuring crushed red pepper and crawfish. The colors of Mix N’ Mac’s dining room match their signature creation, with deep-orange walls, chairs, and pieces of art reminiscent of cheese and cheese’s original birthplace, the sun.
Mediterranean and American culinary traditions don’t share a lot of common ground. Dishes from these two traditions still share space on the menu at Bon Chef Cafe, though. There, you can find Gallic influences in tilapia a la francaise, an egg-battered tilapia filet covered with lemon and white-wine reduction like a caterer on April Fools’ Day. Kababs fill the air with the aroma of spices, and American cuisine is represented by over-sized breakfast sandwiches and hamburgers.