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Life is Beautiful 2013:The Culinary Village (October 26 & 27)

Savor every bit from some of the worlds best chefs and restaurants inside THE CULINARY VILLAGE, located in the heart of the festival.  50+ restaurants of every style cuisine available to relish. Stop by Rick Moonen Restaurants, RM Seafood & Rx Boiler Room Booth.  Serving: Thai Green Papaya Salad with Sea Scallop Bean Sprouts, Tomatoes,...


Life is Beautiful 2013: GRILLS & GUITARS

Looking to grab some grub and listen to some tunes?  Gather ‘round the fire as we kick off the festival festivities with flamed-kissed fare paired with wine, cocktails and brews.  This is not your average backyard BBQ or poolside grill sesh.  Stacked high with culinary and musical giants, we’re amping up the heat with this...


Taste of the Nation 2013

Please join the No Kid Hungry campaign on October 17th at Rain Nightclub in Palms Casino for an extraordinary evening of fine foods and beverages. Chef Rick Mooonen and more than 30 of the city’s finest chefs will come together to help end childhood hunger in America. Located on the casino level of Palms Casino...


Hand-Crafted Pairing with a Conscience

Chef Rick Moonen and Master Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim go head-to-head with flavor and texture combinations in this interactive demonstration showcasing how the best culinary creations pair up with the greatest libations.


FISHERIES: Click here to see who caught tonight’s dinner

Rick Moonen, a renowned chef and advocate for sustainable seafood, is among them. Moonen supports catch shares for the environmental benefits but said his business also benefits with better-quality fish. Fishermen in a catch share can work more slowly and try to get a premium for fish that were handled carefully.