Sin City is home to a lot of restaurants and bars, but there are tons of hidden gems that the majority of Las Vegans aren't unearthing. To help guide us to these potential discoveries, we've enlisted some of our city's food players to share their recommendations for a weekly feature dubbed Dining Confidential. Know a chef who wants to share some top dining spots? The tipline is open.
Jaret Blinn thought his calling was on the savory side of dining. But a stint at The Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco guided him toward the sweet side of life when pastry chef Michel Willaume noticed Binn's talents and asked him to join his pastry team. He later went on to become the pastry chef for Le Cirque and Circo at the Bellagio, then moved on to become the executive pastry chef at Red Rock Resort, building the pastry department from the ground up. In his spare time, he creates masterpieces for his kids, including a 3D fire truck for his son's birthday. Equipped with all the bells and whistles, the cake took 12 hours to make and featured a blaring siren and bright lights. Here he shares his favorite places to dine when he's not knee-deep in sugar.
Where do you enjoy eating when you're not working?
Monta, Bread & Butter and Settebello
What dishes are most memorable?
Monta — Ever since living close to Japantown in San Francisco, I have loved fresh ramen. This place takes me back to the city. It is a small, personal and fun restaurant. The fresh hot noodles and the melt in your mouth thinly sliced pork is great after a stressful day. They even make some great gyoza.
Bread & Butter — Great morning place close to where I live. I love going out to breakfast and it is a great place to go with my family. Watch out for the rosemary béchamel waffle breakfast sandwich, it will put you under?Amazing. They also have a great breakfast pastry bar.
Settebello — Big pizza fan, great thin crust wood burning oven pizza with imported toppings. Always start with the antipasti platter and finish off the dinner with a Illy's cappuccino.
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Jaret Blinn [Photo: Red Rock Resort]