True Food Kitchen, the award-winning, seasonal, health-driven dining brand cofounded by Dr. Andrew Weil, arrived on the Las Vegas Strip earlier this year. The location at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace joins the brand’s 32 other locations in 14 states and features the first True Bar, a standalone scratch bar serving juices, organic teas and more.
As with all True Food Kitchen outposts, the Las Vegas version’s menu changes seasonally, and all dishes can be customized to diners’ tastes, preferences and dietary restrictions. The 11,000-square-foot eatery includes an indoor patio and private dining rooms.
Robert McCormick, brand chef, True Food Kitchen, is the driving force behind menu innovation. He’s known for his passion for new ingredients, healthy cuisine and adventurous food combinations.
WHICH FOOD IS YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE? AND, ON THE OPPOSITE END OF THE SPECTRUM, WHAT IS ONE INGREDIENT OR FOOD YOU HATE TO USE?
I did an apprenticeship in northern Italy when I was 24. I always had an interest in artisan cheese, but I had never experienced what I tasted in Italy. The robiola and young taleggio are on another level. Ever since then, I can’t resist seeking out the local artisan cheeses in my travels. Sugar is something I try to avoid at all costs.
WHAT DISHES WOULD YOU SERVE AT A PRIVATE DINNER PARTY?
Dishes like paella are great for parties and large groups. It’s a humble dish that people from all walks of life can enjoy. More importantly, it’s not just a dish. When you make paella, it’s like a cultural, social event — you need a crowd to make it work!
WHAT WAS THE FIRST MEAL YOU EVER PREPARED ON YOUR OWN?
At some point in my childhood, I remember my mother being out of town for one reason or another. I took it upon myself to make my dad breakfast. I somehow pulled together something edible that resembled an omelet without burning down the house. He approved the effort, but I don’t think he finished the dish.
IF YOU COULD DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE IN ONE DISH, WHICH DISH WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
Maybe a large bowl of freshly harvested Maine mussels steamed with white wine, garlic and parsley — simple, straightforward, delicate, honest, timeless and full of flavor.
WHICH CULINARY TREND WOULD YOU LIKE TO DISAPPEAR?
Eating on the go. We all need to start slowing down and taking better care of ourselves. We all eat two to three times a day; take that time to reflect and really think about what you put in your body and why.
Situated deep within the Scottish Highlands, just steps from many lakes and mountains, lies 57 Nord. This collection of two design-led boutique hideaways blends the region’s Norse-Gael heritage by incorporating Scottish craftsmanship, modern Scandinavian design and panoramic views into both structures.
Considering an autumnal adventure or Thanksgiving trip this year? Well, with walkable cities, cozy pubs and lots of seasonal festivals, the island of Ireland is calling. And if you need more reasons to Press the Green Button and go, take a look and see what awaits you on the Emerald Isle …
Oslo’s Art Deco connections just grew stronger with the opening of Sommerro, housed within a historic building in the city’s West End neighborhood of Frogner. The structure itself was once the location of the city’s original electrical company, Oslo Lysverker. The conversion to urban, luxury lodging features 231 guestrooms, 56 residences, seven restaurant and bar options, and meeting and event spaces for up to 150 people. There’s also a 100-seat gilded theater and expansive wellness space, including a full-service gym and Oslo’s first, year-round rooftop pool, sauna and terrace.
Key West International Airport recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of its $100 million expansion. Roman Gastesi, administrator, Monroe County; Richard Strickland, director of airports; and others attended the ceremony and outlined details of the Concourse A terminal expansion project.
Experience the beauty of Alaska and save 60 percent off cruise fares on your second and fourth guests. Plus, drinks, WiFi and tips are all included.
Adventure tour operator Explore Worldwide recently conducted a study to find the most underrated travel experiences around the world. The operator analyzed more than 350 lesser-known destinations and experiences across more than 130 countries, ranking them based on how high its Trip Advisor score fared against how many people actually reviewed the activity and how many Google searches the experience received.
Lodging and hospitality company Angama announced the November 2023 opening of Angama Amboseli, an intimate, 10-suite lodge set in Kenya’s private, 5,700-acre Kimana Sanctuary, against the iconic backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, located just across the border in Tanzania.
When American travelers make plans to visit Portugal, Lisbon is usually their first stop.
There is nothing better than the gift of travel. Instead of giving your loved ones material items, give them an experience they will never forget. This year, Emerald Cruises offers excellent Black Friday deals on Europe and Southeast Asia river cruises, as well as on the latest collection of luxury ocean yacht sailings on Emerald Azzurra and Emerald Sakara.