Beginning Wednesday, February 4, Taste, a new weekly experience at Café Soleil will titillate the senses. "I just wanted to create a new night that offered everything: comfort, a real culture type of environment, a real culture crowd with cultured food, cultured music and something that is totally contrary to the Las Vegas nightlife," says DJ Keith Evan. "Something that kind of goes back to a more roots-y idea and just create an environment for people that want to come out early and listen to good music, enjoy good food and good company."
With Evan as resident and a different surprise guest each week, the music and dinner experience of Taste will kick off at 9:30 p.m. and the full dinner menu, plus down/mid tempo, lounge, dub and Brazilian tunes. For late arrivals still looking to get their grub on, a smaller tapas menu will be offered starting at 10:30 p.m. plus deep house for the rest of the evening. For more info, visit myspace.com/cafedesoleil.
Speaking of culture and cuisine, Dine Arts launched a series of events on January 29 at Satay Asian Bistro. Aiming to showcase music, arts, fashion and food, the inaugural event featured artwork by Jessica Galindo and Areeya, fashion designer Natalie-Natalina, and music by Royce Ramirez. Alongside AFAN (Aid for AIDS of Nevada), the event also served as a kick-off party to raise awareness for the 2009 AIDS Walk Las Vegas, which will take place on April 9. "I'm looking to move the event around the city on a monthly basis, exploring new talent, music and neighborhoods," says Dine Arts creator, DJ Douglas Gibbs of N9NE Group and Downtown Cocktail Room. "I will constantly be looking to showcase new restaurants, artists, fashions and more." Interested parties can contact Gibbs at 702-682-1331.