Published Monday, Jan. 18, 2010 | 3:48 p.m.
Updated Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010 | 3:13 p.m.
On the heels of its national culinary debut on Bravo’s “Top Chef: Las Vegas,” M Resort will be launching a cooking show of its own next week.
This show won’t be on TV, but will take on a similar format. “Martini Time” with Chef Tina Martini will run five days a week in the resort’s Studio B Show Kitchen Buffet. Martini’s 60-minute show will focus on cooking techniques and nutrition, M Resort said.
“So many people want to learn – whether it’s learning cooking techniques, entertainment tips or strategies for better health and wellness,” M Resort Chairman and Chief Executive Anthony Marnell III said in a statement.
Martini brings 25 years of culinary experience and has assisted celebrities and professional athletes with healthy ways of cooking, M Resort said.
Since the beginning stages of construction of M Resort, plans were announced for a 500-seat buffet, featuring live-action cooking stations, where diners could learn tips and techniques from the resort’s chefs. The Studio B Show Kitchen Buffet appeared in episodes of “Top Chef,” as did the resort’s Italian restaurant, Marinelli’s.
“Martini Time” will begin Jan. 26 and will run Sundays through Thursdays at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets are $40, $50 and $60 and include lunch or dinner at the buffet, depending on the show time.
At M Resort, locals reign supreme. Anthony Marnell III opened this casino with value in mind. With affordable drinks and meals and lots of incentives to play, it's no wonder why M has been a hit since it opened its doors in March 2009.
The property is decorated with dark wood, rich colors and amber-like light fixtures. Gaming offerings include more than 1,800 slot machines and 60 table games, as well as a poker room and race and sports book.
The resort houses 390 guest rooms, including 39 luxury suites. Designed with a modern and contemporary feel, M’s rooms feature dark wood, chrome fixtures and white linens, and are accented by blue or burgundy throws and pillows. Rooms boast floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the mountains or the Strip.
M dining options include Studio B, a show kitchen buffet; "twisted farm food" at Hash House a Go Go; Baby Cakes bakery; Anthony’s Burgers & Brews, serving gourmet burgers and fries; Vig Deli; Anthony’s Prime Steak & Seafood; Marinelli’s Authentic Italian Dishes; and the Hostile Grape Wine Cellar, where guests can taste more than 160 types of wine. Plus, 32° Draft has one of the largest beer selections in the valley, with 96 different beers on tap.
The four-star awarded, 23,000-square-foot Spa Mio offers a variety of treatments and services with saunas, Jacuzzis, 16 massage and facial rooms and a full-service salon and barbershop complete with built-in ESPN in the mirrors. Locals also receive 25 percent off all regular price services.
DayDream Pool Club heads up M's adult pool party scene offering the only locals pool party in the Valley.