LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL ANNOUNCES 2022 CULINARY LINEUP
Festival’s eclectic food offerings feature Las Vegas’ most prominent chefs, mixologists, and culinary visionaries
Life is Beautiful , Las Vegas’ premier three-day music, art, food and comedy festival has announced its full culinary lineup featuring chefs, mixologists, and culinary experts from across the city. Celebrating the diversity of Las Vegas’ unparalleled food and beverage scene, Life is Beautiful will continue its tradition of paying homage to the local community through interactive culinary experiences and delectable festival bites.
“We are really excited to showcase and celebrate the Las Vegas culinary community for another year,” said Sharee Macy, Director of Food & Beverage. “We are beyond appreciative of the incredible chefs, mixologists and culinary professionals in our community who help us bring a uniquely Beautiful experience to our attendees.”
Life is Beautiful’s Culinary program will feature more than 70 chefs, bartenders, restaurants, food trucks, and mixologists including: José Andrés eateries Bazaar Meat, China Poblano, and Jaleo; English Hospitality Group’s The Pepper Club, Olives, and The Beast; as well as special activations from AMARI, La Strega, Harlo Steakhouse & Bar, Momofuku, and more. The vast selection encompasses a variety of cuisines and offerings to suit any diet, including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. Additional culinary experiences will be available to general admission guests, while some are exclusively available to VIP, VIP+, and All-In ticket holders.
General Admission Culinary Experiences include:
Cocktail School returns to Life is Beautiful with a series of interactive seminars and cocktail tastings curated by Bryant Jane of Starboard Tack and hosted by Gene Samuel of Peppermint Hippo along with Joy Figueroa of Herbs & Rye. Taking place three times a day throughout the festival weekend, the complimentary sessions will be guided by some of Las Vegas’ most esteemed mixologists. Each seminar will focus on a different topic, cocktail trend, or spirit, and guests will receive samples of the drinks that are crafted throughout the session. Attendance for each session is first-come, first-seated.
Curated by Chef Justin Hall of Whiskey in the Wilderness, The Cookout will provide a demonstration of live fire cooking in an intimate and highly visual setting. Foodies will get the chance to try bites by chefs from around the Las Vegas valley including the teams from José Andrés eateries Bazaar Meat, China Poblano, and Jaleo, along with the talented crew from Whiskey in the Wilderness. Service is limited and is only available until sellout each day.
Debuting for the first time at the festival, The Pizzeria will offer a special selection of pies curated by Vegas Pizza Fest and Good Pie Owner Chef Vincent Rotolo. Pizza-lovers can explore a rotating menu crafted by the finest pizza innovators shaping the industry in our city including Carmine’s Pizza Kitchen, Metro Pizza, Old School Pizzeria, Pizza Forte, Pizza Rock, and more. Service is limited and is only available until sellout each day.
Curated by SecretBurger.com’s Jolene Mannina, Omakase Cantina is an exclusive and intimate dining experience that will showcase each chef’s unique style and talent through an omakase-style dinner. Featured chefs include Nicole Brisson of AMARI, Gina Marinelli of La Strega and Harlo Steakhouse & Bar, and Alan Mardonovich of Momofuku Las Vegas. Reservations at the Omakase Cantina can be purchased as an add-on experience by visiting this link. Don’t sleep on this, Vegas – there are only 20 seats per 45-minute session each day!
Exclusive Culinary Experiences include:
VIP+ Happy Hour
Featuring high profile chefs in a quick-service setting, daily happy hours will take place on the exclusive VIP+ viewing deck overlooking the Downtown Stage, where fans can enjoy elevated grab-and-go dishes from Kusa Nori, Echo & Rig, and Mabel’s BBQ Las Vegas.
Artist Hospitality Lounge
All-In guests and festival artists will be treated to a daily culinary pop-up hosted by the global restaurant and nightlife experts at English Hospitality Group. Promising a menu of small bites along witand surprise experiences, their talented team will showcase dishes from a variety of their Las Vegas-based restaurants including The Pepper Club, Olives, and The Beast.
The Full 2022 Life is Beautiful culinary lineup includes:
Bazaar Meat by José Andrés
China Poblano by José Andrés
Jaleo by José Andrés
Whiskey in the Wilderness
VIP+ Happy Hour
Echo & Rig
Mabel’s BBQ Las Vegas
Jaymee Mandeville of BACARDÍ®
Adam Rains of The Golden Tiki
Chase Gordon of The Sand Dollar Lounge
Chris Militello of Monzu Italian Oven + Bar
Javier Ramiez of Mabel’s BBQ
Juyoung Kang of Here Kitty Kitty
Lizter Van Orman of Milos
Mauro Villalobos of Superfrico
Tim Rita of T-Mobile Arena
Harlo Steakhouse & Bar
Momofuku Las VegasI
Artist Hospitality Pop Up
The Pepper Club
Carmine’s Pizza Kitchen
Old School Pizzeria
|General Restaurant Program
Night + Market
Afters Ice Cream
Cousins Maine Lobster
Down 2 Earth
The Black Pearl
Custom Pizza Truck
Chef Justin Hall of Whiskey in the Wilderness
Bryant Jane of Starboard Tack
Vincent Rotolo of Good Pie
Jolene Mannina of Secret Burger
About Life is Beautiful
Life is Beautiful was born in 2013 as part of the major transformation of Downtown Las Vegas as a cultural hub and has since contributed over $350M of economic impact and cultural capital to the area. During the three-day festival, premier musical acts, experiential artists, comedians, thinkers and culinary talent flow into the urban streets of DTLV, in addition to the festival’s 170,000 attendees. What started as an event has become something more: a symbol of connection, joy and creativity. Life is Beautiful continues to be driven by its core mission to create a holistic experience which aids in positive community transformation and individual empowerment by collectivizing and inspiring through shared experiences driven by art and culture.