Rick Moonen

Sometimes it seems like those eyes are staring right back at you, judging your culinary skills. Here's how to get past it.
The sixth Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appétit festival of food and wine in Las Vegas was a huge success, bringing the city's -- and the world's -- top chefs together with food lovers from several countries to taste fabulous food in a city that is becoming the brightest dining spot in the nation.
Grasping a bottle of champagne in his left hand and the saber in his right, Julian Serrano lopped off the top of the bottle and, with the crowd applauding and cheering, champagne spewed into the air.
Tom Colicchio loves seafood so much he canceled a fishing trip in Massachusetts to fly down to Grand Isle for the Friends of the Fishermen event. "I've been fishing my entire life," he told me Monday after the benefit.