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What did chef Nobu put in the minibar at his new hotel?

The minbar snack drawer at the Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Friday, February 1, 2013.
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Nobu Hotel and Restaurant

When a renowned chef like Nobu Matsuhisa opens his first branded hotel at Caesars Palace, it comes with certain special amenities: the largest Nobu restaurant to date right downstairs; a 24-hour room service menu of Nobu food for breakfast, lunch and dinner; and a Nobu-curated minibar for in-room snacking.

So what, exactly, does the powerhouse Japanese chef with restaurants on five continents deem worthy to put in a hotel room drawer? Salt and black pepper Kettle potato chips; sweet potato Pop chips; Dean & Deluca dark chocolate, roasted cashews, hickory-smoked almonds and dark chocolate espresso beans; Nobu green tea; chocolate Pocky snacks and a small tin of gourmet popcorn from local shop Popped.

The Details

9480 S. Eastern Ave., 998-9234.
Kiosk across from the Apple Store at Town Square

The popcorn, called oishi nori, is seaweed-inspired and was specialty created for the new Nobu Hotel, which officially opens on February 4. If you’d like to try it, you can book a room—rates appear to start at $250—or, you can head to Popped, where they’ll be selling the Nobu-corn for a limited time.

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