HOT EATS IN SIN CITY
Chef José Andrés of Minibar and Jaleo fame has taken his game to Vegas with China Poblano, located in the Strip’s newest luxury resort, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The eatery serves a fusion of Mexican and Chinese flavors, including noodles, tacos, ceviche and kao lao lao noodles (above). Designed by New York-based Seed Design, the interior features red concrete, bleacher-style seating and a ceiling made of 100 bicycle wheels interspersed with red glass lanterns. chinapoblano.com
A BOWL OF CHERRIES
The Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off March 26 with Family Day and an opening ceremony at the National Building Museum. The festival will feature fireworks on the Southwest Waterfront, a Japanese street fair and of course, the parade on April 9th. Area restaurants will celebrate the season with cherry-laden dishes and cocktails. Pastry chef Chris Kujala of RIS restaurant in DC’s West End puts a sweet spin on the fruit with a decadent black forest cake with chocolate cherry sauce. risdc.com; nationalcherryblossomfestival.org
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