Anything goes in Las Vegas. That was the lesson LATTE learned on Wednesday evening with a very seductive taste of ‘The Entertainment Capital of the World.’Starting at Sheraton on the Park‘s Conservatory Bar, media guests experienced the new Paired menu, a concept that couples wines, craft beers and ciders with palate-tingling small plates. International flavours populate the menu, including Moroccan lamb rissoles, steamed gyoza, spicy pork ribs, crab bahn mi and nachos. Each wine, beer and cider has been handpicked to complement each dish.From the Sheraton, guests crossed Hyde Park to arrive at the velvet-lined big top set up to host Spiegelworld‘s latest production, Absinthe. After playing to sold-out audiences at the iconic Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Absinthe has made its way to Australia to scandalise and thrill Sydneysiders with its unique adults-only cavalcade of heart-stopping circus acts and gymnastics, burlesque, irreverent comedy and vaudeville. Opening with Sacha the absinthe-fuelled chair-stacker and ending with a high-wire ode to Sinatra & Co, ‘The Gazillionaire’ and his assistant Abby Bobbins unite the show with their sexually charged brand of humour. The setting is intimate, bringing the audience remarkably close to highflying acts such as Los Dos Tacos (“straight out of the Mexican quarter of Minsk”) and Jake and Maika’s elegant aerial ballet.A word of warning: those with an aversion to audience participation and impromptu lap dances should avoid the front rows.
San Francisco – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineExperience the magic of Shanghai, San Francisco’s sister city, with Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco’s Sizzling ‘Summer In Shanghai’ package in conjunction with the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and its highly celebrated Shanghai exhibition.The one-night package includes deluxe room accommodations with, spectacular city or Bay views, two admission tickets to the Asian Art Museum and the Shanghai exhibit, and two complimentary MO Bar signature cocktails to welcome and refresh ‘Summer In Shanghai guests.The Asian Art Museum’s Shanghai exhibition is the cornerstone of the Shanghai Celebration-a year-long Bay Area-wide collaboration honoring San Francisco’s sister city and coinciding with the 2010 World Expo now being hosted by Shanghai. The Shanghai exhibition explores, through the mirror of its art, the tumultuous history that resulted in one of the world’s most dynamic, cosmopolitan cities. It features more than 130 oil paintings, Shanghai Deco furniture and rugs, revolutionary posters, works of fashion, movie clips, and contemporary installations.www.mandarinoriental.com/sanfrancisco