Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Stirling Club Presents Chef Oscar Toro

If you have ever dined at Asiate in Manhattan or Tetuya's Restaurant in Sydney, you may already be familiar with the culinary skill of Chef Oscar Toro. He has been a resident chef at both of these restaurants after his early start as chef de partie at the Four Seasons Hotel’s Fountain Restaurant in Philadelphia in 1999.

Nowadays, of course, he is best known as chef de cuisine at SUSHISAMBA in Las Vegas. But his experience at some of the world's finest restaurants contributed to him becoming the master chef he is today.

If you are unfamiliar with SUSHISAMBA, it is the only restaurant in the world to serve traditional Japanese, Peruvian and Brazilian dishes under one roof. Originally opened in New York, Las Vegas is one of the newest locations to offer up an incredibly diverse menu with sizzling meats from a robata grill, super fresh sushi, classic sashimi, and South American ceviche. Most fans rave about the fusion of these foods, which is no accident.

Some of it comes from Chef Toro and his extensive travels. In fact, he had just completed a three-month trek across Japan and Southeast Asia, sampling as many dishes as possible, before joining SUSHISAMBA. Even more remarkable, this trip was only his most recent culinary exploration. He has visited six continents in the past five years.

Chef Oscar Toro Visits The Stirling Club On Oct. 7.

For one night only, Stirling Club members and guests will be treated to a rare close encounter with Chef Toro as he presents a live cooking demonstration and dinner in the intimate setting of The Stirling Club, the most exclusive private club in Las Vegas.

The evening begins with a cocktail reception, where guests will be able to meet Chef Toro before he presents a live cooking demonstration. Immediately following the reception, guests can enjoy a remarkable dinner menu created especially for this special event.

The menu opens with jumbo shrimp ceviche with passionfruit, cucumber, and cilantro. The appetizer will be followed by seared OToro Kobe beef, tuna tataki, and miso-marinated Chilean sea bass. And, for dessert, participants will finish with warm chocolate banana cake with maple butter, banana chip, and vanilla rum ice cream.

This Is A Guest Chef Exclusive By The Stirling Club.

Participation for members is $65 per guest and reservations are required as seating is intimate and limited. Members may call 702-732-9700. Non-members considering The Stirling Club are encouraged to call Kathleen Gustafson at 702-784-4603, pending space availability.
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Two New Lymphatic Massages In Las Vegas

Lymphatic Massage Las VegasMany people think that massaging facial skin might lead to wrinkles, but proper massage techniques will actually tighten the skin. It can also stimulate the underlying collagen, loosen and promote regeneration, and revitalize the lymphatic system.

Lymphatic Massages In Las Vegas.

The Stirling Club Spa in Las Vegas is proud to announce the addition of two new lymphatic massages. One is designed specifically to revitalize your face and the other can improve your overall health with detoxification.

Of course, lymphatic massage isn't new. The massage was put into practice in the early 1930s after Dr. Emil Vodder noticed that lymph nodes become swollen when patients are suffering from a chronic cold. This was revolutionary work, even in the French Riviera, primarily because the medical profession didn't truly understand the lymph system, immune system, and detoxification.

Lymphatic Massage.

Generally, lymphatic detoxification massages are gentle and concentrate on key regions and lymph nodes in the body. The reason this so important is that the lymphatic system produces fluids that help detoxify the body. Once the toxins are absorbed, the fluid is filtered though the lymph nodes, which removes bacteria and even cancer cells.

When the lymph nodes are overburdened, they struggle to filter new toxins. They also struggle to give passage to immune cells as needed. Tonsillitis is a good example of what happens when the body attempts to filter too much toxins or overproduce infection-fighting white blood cells.

The massage works by increasing the flow of cellular fluids through the lymphatic ystem, boosting the immune response, decreasing pain, reducing the appearance of scar tissue, and helping the body remove fibrotic tissues. In one sense, the massage helps wake up the system.

After your lymph massage, it's important to drink plenty of water as things get moving again. Most people will feel remarkably relaxed. If you feel off kilter (due to too many toxins), water (avoid salt) and movement can hurry the process along. Remarkably, this massage has been credited with medical as well as holistic improvements, ranging from optimal health to allergy relief to post-surgical care and cellulite.

Members can request 25-minute, 50-minute, and 80-minute massages. Rates range from $90 to $250.

Lymphatic Facial.

Lymphatic Massage Las VegasSimilar to the lymphatic massage, the acupressure lymphatic facial massage can stimulate the underlying collagen, loosen and promote regeneration, and stimulate the lymphatic system. The effects increase blood flow and oxygen to your face, which tightens the face and leaves you more relaxed and youthful.

The technique blends the ancient Chinese art of applying pressure to specific points on the body with the techniques originally developed by Dr Vodder. Regular lymphatic facial massages have been shown to help stimulate the lymph system, resulting in improved blood circulation and firmer, youthful, more radiant skin.

It can also help relax facial and neck muscles, reduce puffiness, remove wrinkles, diminish dark circles, and create a healthy glow. The facials are offered with 50-minute and 80-minute sessions. They range from $135 to $200.

There are other fall specials available. Members may inquire by calling 702-784-4616. Non-members interested in visiting the spa are encouraged to call Kathleen Gustafson at 702-784-4603. The Stirling Club Spa is the only private spa listed among the top ten spas in Las Vegas.
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Let's Misbehave In Vegas: A Tribute To Cole Porter

Not everyone knows his name, but almost every generation knows his work. Broadway composer and songwriter Cole Porter has been covered by everyone, including artists like U2, Annie Lennox, and Shane MacGowan.

But even before that, the music and compositions of Porter had been made famous by Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Ella Fitzgerald, Gene Kelly, and Ethel Merman. His sophisticated, bawdy lyrics, clever rhymes, and complex forms have galvanized generations since his big Broadway break toward the end of the roaring twenties.

Let's Misbehave: A Tribute To Cole Porter At The Stirling Club.

Set in an exclusive club reminiscent of an upscale speakeasy, Las Vegas will become home for Broadway for one night (Thursday, Sept. 30). This exclusive dinner show performance will be modeled after an interactive radio show under the direction of EJG Productions, a nonprofit theater experience led by Edward Gryska and Brandon Klock.

"When Porter wrote these songs for Broadway, they were sung by young Broadway performers. Mary Martin, Gene Kelly, Ethel Merman and others were all in their late teens and early 20s," says Gryska. "So casting young performers will give you an idea of what it may have felt like at that time."

As a mock radio show performance, the young players will sing into the microphone and interact with guests. much like they might have on Broadway or in speakeasies during prohibition. The entertainment will include a popular selection of Porter favorites, including songs from shows such as Kiss Me Kate, Can Can, and Anything Goes.

As a tribute, Gryska has also included several quality compositions from lesser known shows, Let's Misbehave from Paris (Porter's big break on Broadway) and You Do Something To Me from Fifty Million Frenchmen, among them.

A Special Menu Created By Charlie Palmer.

Dinner service will begin 30 minutes prior to the start of the show. It includes a grilled petit filet and sauteed tiger shrimp, served with a horseradish pomme puree and pencil asparagus. The accompanying appetizer will feature autumn field greens and goat cheese fritter. Caramelized pear tart tatin will be served for dessert.

Admission for members is $59.95 and reservations are required as seating is intimate and limited. Members may call 702-732-9700. Non-members considering The Stirling Club are encouraged to call Kathleen Gustafson at 702-784-4603, pending space availability.
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A World-Class Meeting Destination Inside Las Vegas

Stirling Club EntranceThe Stirling Club remains the most exclusive premier private retreat in Las Vegas, but the club is frequently used for many other purposes. It is well known for providing the perfect location for corporate meetings, business luncheons, and event seminars.

"We currently have an exceptional opportunity to provide members with a 10 percent credit from any catered event in September," says Kathleen Gustafson, membership director. "The credit is applied to their membership account, while giving businesses and guests who enjoy entertaining the chance to try out any number of offerings— the Stirling Room, Verandah, or any one of our private rooms."

Occasionally, some businesses provide workshops and presentations that are complimentary to members and guests. For example, Merrill Lynch will be hosting a global market presentation at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 15 in the North Lounge.

The complimentary program is designed to introduce investors to the growth opportunities that exist outside the United States. Merrill Lynch has made a case for investors to consider global markets for the past several months.

“While advanced economies continue to slow, recent data suggests that emerging markets are gathering strong momentum,” Merrill Lynch Bank of America reported to Bloomberg. “With US interest rates stuck at zero and a growing likelihood of another round of quantitative easing, we see the potential for strong capital inflows into emerging markets boosting liquidity, currencies, and domestic asset prices.”

According to Gustafson, the program represents the diverse purposes businesses and social members find at the club. While most members take advantage of club amenities, fitness center, spa, and live entertainment, some have found the centrally-located club perfect for events and even gatherings associated with conventions.

"No matter where the event hosts are based, we have a team that handles all the details while they entertain your business or social circle at meetings, celebrations, and even weddings," said Gustafson. "Our first-class catering team includes renown chef and restauranteur Charlie Palmer, ensuring a memorable event."

For more information about the unique opportunities provided by the club or to make special arrangements to tour the property, contact Kathleen Gustafson at 702-784-4603. Attendees at such events do not have to be members, but it is not uncommon for event guests to inquire.
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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Celebrate Labor Day At The Stirling Club

Stirling Club PoolWith more than 273,000 people expected to make their way to Las Vegas for the long Labor Day weekend, some visitors might be wondering where they can find a more intimate gathering. Mike Saye, general manager of the Stirling Club, has one idea.

"The Labor Day Margaritaville pool party is a fun way to wind down the summer season," said Saye. "There will be a tropical buffet, island music, hula hoop and limbo contests, and complimentary draft beer with the buffet."

Set for noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 5 in the lagoon pool, the special event features "island escapism" style music inspired by Jimmy Buffett. Expect to hear "Cheeseburger in Paradise" and "Margaritaville" among the mix of hits. Kelly Mcquire, Jim Morris, and Rick Steffen might be in the lineup too.

Served poolside, the Stirling Club chefs have created a variety of island favorites, including Calypso island salad, tropical fish tacos, and even mini-cheeseburgers in paradise. Along with the buffet, complimentary draft beer will be served throughout the event. Drink specials will also include beer, carrot juice, and margaritas.

For those who remember the sensational Fourth of July pool oarty, the Labor Day Margaritaville pool party will be just as fun with a more relaxed theme. Members can enjoy all the activities for $24.95 per person, $12.95 for children under 12. Las Vegas visitors interested in a different side of the city may contact Kathleen Gustafson at 702-784-4603 for consideration.

Monday Night Football Parties Start At The Stirling Club.

Monday Night Football Las VegasLabor Day weekend also marks the return of the Stirling Club's legendary Monday Night Football parties in the Cigar Bar. The first game of the season will feature the Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets at the New Meadowlands Stadium. While the Ravens are favorites, anything can happen on Monday night. These two teams haven't faced off since 2007 (Ravens 20, Jets 13).

For a modest $20 at the door, members are treated to an endless assortment of game day food, big screen action, and an open bar on all sponsored brands. Kick off begins at 4 p.m., but many members arrive early for best seats. (Must be 21.)
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