It was a beautiful Sunday and I happened by the Health and Wellness event at the wonderful Springs Preserve here in Las Vegas. It was a great to see some friends and make some connections. While I was there I decided to have lunch at the Springs Preserve Cafe, which was originally ran by Wolfgang Puck but is now run by Culinary Arts Academy. They also run the Westside Bistro and are also now the exclusive caterer for the Smith Center for The Performing Arts.
The Cafe is set up on the second level and the patio area has a tremendous view of the city. It must be spectacular at night. The Cafe is only open for an extended lunch at this time so the area can be used for special events at night. I was very pleased to see that they had a vegan burger that they make. It was really good and topped with a spicy vegan aioli. It is served with a mound of tabouleh and a bowl of fruit that was delicious and ripe. If you have had fruit that some restaurants serve you would understand that this is not always the case. I love that the culinary students are so involved in this restaurant…what a great experience for them.
The Springs Preserve is such an extraordinary place for locals as well as visitors with interesting exhibits and things to do and see from plant to animal life and sustainability. It is a local treasure and I hope more people get that. It also has a fantastic sustainable Farmers Market on Thursdays that is not to be missed. Visit the Springs Preserve often and know that you can always have lunch that is kind and enjoy a view of the city at the same time.
The Cafe at The Springs Preserve
333 S. Valley View Blvd. (at Hwy 95)
Las Vegas, NV. 89107
Cafe Hours: Mon-Fri 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Sat-Sun 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.