Haute Secrets: Power Couple Elizabeth Blau & Chef Kim Canteenwalla’s Guide to Sin City

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Acclaimed restauranteur Elizabeth Blau and her husband, award-winning chef Kim Canteenwalla, are two prominent figures in the culinary industry. Blau started her Blau + Associates firm in 2002 to create world-class hospitality experiences, notably opening a series of successful restaurants here in Las Vegas among other major markets. In 2012, the duo opened Honey Salt, their first independent restaurant venture, which has become one of the most popular restaurants in Las Vegas. In March 2015, they opened their second fine-dining establishment, Andiron Steak & Sea, to rave reviews from top food critics and locals alike. We recently spoke with Elizabeth and Kim to pick the brain on all things Las Vegas, so keep reading on to find out all their haute secrets to Sin City living.

Where were you born:

Elizabeth: New York City

Kim: Karachi, Pakistan

How long in Las Vegas:

Elizabeth: 18 years

Kim: 16 years

Favorite Part of Vegas:

Elizabeth: Red Rock Mountains

Kim: Red Rock National Park


Elizabeth: Entrepreneur / Restauranteur

Kim: Chef/Working Class Hero

Favorite Restaurant:

Elizabeth: Honey Salt

Kim: Jaleo

Best Sushi:

Elizabeth: Yui Sushi

Kim: Yui Sushi

Best Italian:

Elizabeth: Buddy V’s

Kim: Buddy V’s

Best dessert:

Elizabeth: Bouchon

Kim: Sinatra at Wynn

Best place for a romantic date:

Elizabeth: Sinatra at Wynn

Kim: Marche Bacchus on the lake – alfresco dining

Best Sunday brunch:

Elizabeth: Andiron

Kim: Country Club at Wynn

Best place for a power business meeting:

Elizabeth: Spago

Kim: DB Brasserie

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?

Elizabeth: Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas

Kim: Encore

Best Casino:

Elizabeth: Wynn

Kim: Venetian & Palazzo

Best Place to see a concert:

Elizabeth: Cosmo Pool

Kim: The Joint

Favorite shopping venue/boutique:

Elizabeth: Vasari off the strip / Neiman Marcus on the strip

Kim: John Varvatos – Forum Shops

Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches:

Elizabeth: Bellusso Jewelers at the Grand Canal Shops

Kim: Bellusso Jewelers at the Grand Canal Shops

Best Spa:

Elizabeth: Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas

Kim: Canyon Ranch

Favorite Charity Event:

Elizabeth: Harvest For Hope

Kim: Harvest For Hope

Favorite Cultural Event:

Elizabeth: The Annual Power of Love Gala – Keep Memory Alive

Kim: The Annual Power of Love Gala – Keep Memory Alive

Favorite Cultural Institution:

Elizabeth: The Smith Center

Kim: The Smith Center

Best Steakhouse:

Elizabeth: Andiron

Kim: Andiron

Best Pizza:

Elizabeth: Due Forni

Kim: Pizza Rock

Best Lunch:

Elizabeth: Tableau at Wynn

Kim: Spago

Best Gym/Athletic Facility:

Elizabeth: Fitness in Motion

Kim: The Fitness Source

Best Massage:

Elizabeth: Joanne Hardy

Kim: Joanne Hardy

Best Limousine/Driving Service:

Elizabeth: AWG Ambassador

Kim: AWG Ambassador

Best Museum/Exhibit:

Elizabeth: Mob Museum

Kim: Bellagio Fountains

Describe your city in three words:

Elizabeth: Explosive, Dynamic, Evolving

Kim: Wow, Powerful, Approachable

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:

Elizabeth: Mt. Charleston

Kim: Bonnie Springs

All-around favorite spot in Las Vegas:

Elizabeth: Patio at Olives Restaurant

Kim: Andiron

Best Aspect of Las Vegas:

Elizabeth: Vast variety from Red Rock Mountains and Mt. Charleston to The Strip and Downtown

Kim: Diversity of areas from high desert to glam to nostalgia

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