The following is from the always interesting web site of Cathy Thomas Cooks. Cathy is a food columnist, speaker and author and she writes a wonderful newsletter with useful information about culinary happenings in Orange County, recipes and her own cooking school announcements. I attended one of Cathy's Orange County Vietnamese grocery tours in 2001. Her enthusiasm for the cuisine and the country was infectious and thanks to her, I have since visited Vietnam many times.
Today's issue of her newsletter exposed this odd cooking opportunity being offered in Las Vegas by two imaginative chefs:
A room with a view ... of the kitchen.
WOULD YOU DO THIS - COOK IN YOUR ROOM IN VEGAS?
The Signature at MGM Grand in Las Vegas is offering a new culinary TV program that allows guests to follow along and cook in their Signature suite.
Guests literally tune in to the “Signature Dish” TV program for a step-by-step guide to preparing one of Signature’s dishes. Guests can choose from: (1) Scallop Risotto, (2) Tandoori Chicken Curry or (3) Baked Ziti.
Each of The Signature’s one/two-bedroom suites feature state-of-the-art kitchens, so any budding chef or seasoned gourmand can create a “home-cooked” meal while on the road. The 30-minute show is led by the on-screen guidance of Executive Chef Uday Huja and Executive Sous Chef Patrick Hoefler. And, the Signature provides all the ingredients to prepare the dish (in pre-assembled culinary baskets).
The Baked Ziti option, for example, includes a recipe card, pasta, marinara sauce, kosher salt, ricotta and mozzarella cheese; priced at $55.
After winning big at the tables, would gamblers decide to go back to the room and make Scallop Risotto? Or maybe, "I'll bet $100 that I can do the Baked Ziti Curry faster than you can!". I cannot imagine the bored little woman left in the room eschewing the usual "Vegas widow" activities like shopping, shopping and shopping and instead whipping up a little Tandoori Chicken Curry.
I don't get it. What am I missing?