Chefs Daniel Boulud, Emeril Lagasse, and Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro Host Ultimo-A Weekend of Excellence at The Venetian® Las Vegas

Chefs Daniel Boulud, Emeril Lagasse, and Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro 
Host Ultimo-A Weekend of Excellence at The Venetian® Las Vegas

This weekend celebrity Chefs Daniel Boulud, Emeril Lagasse, and Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro hosted Ultimo-A Weekend of Excellence at The Venetian Las Vegas. This luxurious weekend kicked off with the spectacular Grand Banquet in the iconic Grand Colonnade featuring a single breathtaking table that hosted nearly 200 guests. Celebrity Chefs Daniel Boulud and Emeril Lagasse prepared a decadent dinner fit for royalty that ended with a magnificent ten-story cake from Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro. The evening also featured a live auction benefiting the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. World renowned pianist, Danny Wright (Billboard Magazine’s Top 10 artist), Sisaundra Lewis(season six contestant of NBC’s The Voice) and Venetian headliners Human Nature entertained guests throughout the evening while Robin Leach acted as the evenings emcee.  The celebrity chef hosts mixed and mingle with the crowd as top winemakers from all around the world completed the dinner with the perfect wine pairing.

On Saturday morning guests were treated to a selection of luxury experiences starting with a fabulous French brunch hosted by Chef Daniel Boulud at his new restaurant db Brasserie, where guests enjoyed French-American classics and bubbly . Following brunch, guests participated in a private baking class from The Cake Boss himself at Buddy V’s Ristorante, a race car experience at Exotic Racing where guests drove the latest luxury sports cars at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, relaxed at the gorgeous Canyon Ranch Spa Club, and enjoyed an exclusive fashion show and experience.

Ultimo continued into the night, with an intimate Dine Around experience in the Palazzo Waterfall Atriums & Gardens where guests sampled dishes from The Venetian’s collection of gourmet restaurants including Carnevino, Buddy V’s Ristorante, CUT, Bouchon, Delmonico’s Steakhouse, and db Brasserie. Celebrity chefs Daniel Boulud and Buddy Valastro were on hand at the event making sure guests enjoyed their food and experience. Guests were going back for thirds of Buddy Valastro’s lasagna, and Bouchon’s braised short ribs. The evening concluded with an exclusive after party in the special Richard Hennessy lounge inside The Venetian’s high-roller Paiza Club where guests sipped on Hennessy infused cocktails and desserts, while listening to a presentation from a Hennessy expert on the history of Cognac.

The weekend wrapped with an exceptional Truffle Farewell hosted by Emeril Lagasse at his award-winning Delmonico Steakhouse. Over 25 lbs. of truffles were brought in for this brunch, and paired with premium beef and farm fresh eggs. Guests were seen laughing and chatting with their new friends that they had made over the extraordinary Ultimo weekend.


Buddy 'The Cake Boss' Valastro cutting comedian Loni Love a piece of cake at Ultimo-A Weekend of Excellence at The Venetian Las Vegas Celebrity chef Daniel Boulud poses at the Grand Banquet table at Ultimo- A Weekend of Excellence at The Venetian Las Vegas Celebrity chefs Buddy 'The Cake Boss' Valastro, Daniel Boulud, and Emeril Lagasse in the kitchen before Ultimo-A Weekend of Excellence at The Venetian Las Vegas Celebrity Chefs Emeril Lagasse, Buddy 'The Cake Boss' Valastro and Daniel Boulud at Ultimo-A Weekend of Excellence at The Venetian Las Vegas Chef Daniel Boulud at The Grand Banquet table at Ultimo-A Weekend of Excellence at The Venetian Las Vegas

Photo Credit: The Venetian Las Vegas


About The Venetian Las Vegas®

The Venetian Las Vegas is one of the world’s most iconic resort and convention destinations. Recreating Venice’s legendary landmarks, the LEED® EB Gold-certified luxury resort offers unmatched service and quality for leisure and corporate guests. With suites ranging from a standard 650-square-foot Luxury Suite to the luxurious 10,000-square-foot Chairman Suite, the all-suite resort boasts Las Vegas’ most lavish accommodations. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features extensive services for meetings and conventions, in addition to world-class leisure amenities, like Grand Canal Shoppes®, an indoor streetscape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers; the award-winning Canyon Ranch SpaClub®; best-in-class casino gaming; exquisite restaurants; and a wide variety of entertainment including the party musical “ROCK OF AGES,” Motown® headliners Human Nature, and the all-female comedy series LIPSHTICK – THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND UP. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premier loyalty program. The Venetian and its sister resort, The Palazzo Las Vegas, hold the distinction of being the first-ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group® global portfolio. For additional information, visit, follow on Twitter @venetianvegas and interact on Facebook at

Leave a Reply