SAMMY HAGAR’S TIKI PARTY: ROCKIN’ WITH THE WABOS ON STAGE
FEATURING CHEF EMERIL LAGASSE ON THE GRILL
Renowned chef Emeril Lagasse and legendary rocker Sammy Hagar joined forces on Saturday night to kick off summer with a rockin’poolside Tiki bash. Lagasse and team served savory barbecue and other kicked-up dishes before Sammy and The Wabos jammed on stage for more than 1,200 partygoers. The tiki party was also a part of Carnevale, the summer-long festival at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas. Fans snapped photos as Chef Lagasse took charge of the grill, putting his signature “New New Orleans” style on slow-roasted pork marinated in Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum on Hawaiian sweet rolls. Guests couldn’t get enough of the ahi tuna poke and taro root chips, grilled marinated beef ribs, spicy octopus salad or the New Orleans Creole fresh corn on the cob.
Since a Tiki party wouldn’t be complete without rum, Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum kept the libations flowing. From Mai Tais to tropical punches, partiers sipped signature beach-themed cocktails as they danced and sang to hits such as “I Can’t Drive 55,” “There’s Only One Way to Rock” and “I’m Falling In Love Again.” Later in the evening, Lagasse took center stage and played tambourine with Hagar, much to the delight of the crowd.
Earlier in the day, Lagasse and Hagar filmed a commercial for Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum at Delmonico Steakhouse, featuring a newly created cocktail by mixologist Max Solano.