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Tasty Tuesday with Melinda Sheckells | Feb.9, 2021

Posted at 1:25 PM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 19:50:58-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Melinda Sheckells, lifestyle and entertainment expert and editor of OffTheStrip.com, shares recommendations on what to eat and drink this week in Las Vegas.

Not only is today National Pizza Day, but Friday is Lunar New Year and Sunday is Valentine’s Day—all major eating events. From heart-shaped pizza to black raviolis and naughty cookies, Las Vegas is celebrating in grand style.

Three Must-Try Heart-Shaped Pizzas

Three of Las Vegas’ most sought-after pizza spots are playing with hearts this month as they craft their dough into a most lovable shape. Siena Italian Trattoria & Deli tops theirs with smoked salmon, mozzarella and cream cheese, decked out in red caviar for $20. Esther’s Kitchen Downtown https://www.estherslv.com takes their classic pizza and puts a lot of love into its design for Valentine’s Day and all the Metro Pizza’s around town are cranking out a sweetheart’s delight of a pie.

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Heart-Shaped Ravioli at Locale

In addition to his own heart-shaped pizza, chef Marc Marrone is serving black heart lobster ravioli with sage and vanilla butter as part of Locale Italian Kitchen’s Valentine’s Day dinner. Reservations are open now for this special four-course menu, priced at $85 per person. The wine pairing is an additional $30.

The Ultimate Year of the Ox Feast

Commemorating the Johnnie Walker Blue signature bottle for Chinese New Year, zuma Las Vegas is hosting a celebratory seasonal omakase experience by Chef Sergio Flores on Wednesday, Feb. 10 and Thursday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. The experience, beginning at $225 per person, includes a signature prix fixe menu with Johnnie Walker Green and Blue label libations. Signature dishes include roasted lobster with shiso ponzu butter, spicy o toro with fresno chili and garlic ponzu, wagyu gyoza with black truffle and premium maki, sashimi and sushi selection, plus much more. Guests also receive a take-away bag with Zuma chocolate truffles and a surprise gift courtesy of Johnnie Walker. Tickets can be purchased here and space is limited to the first 16 guests per night.

For Dessert
For a sweet treat, Rooster Boy Café on the west side is offering its G- and X-rated cookies available to order until Wednesday, February 10. They are sold by the dozen ($24), half-dozen ($12), or singles ($2.50 each).

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