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Stratosphere’s Top of the World Restaurant Announces Food & Wine Event

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Stratosphere’s Top of the World Food & Wine Event to Celebrate 17 Years of Wine Excellence

 Top of the World Restaurant, atop the iconic Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower, will celebrate 17 consecutive years as a recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence during a special food and wine event on January 22, 2014 from 6 – 8 pm.

First honored by Wine Spectator in 1996, the Award of Excellence recognizes Top of the World Restaurant for its selection of quality wine producers as well as the “thematic” pairing to the menu in both price and style.

To celebrate the 17 years, Executive Chef Rick Giffen will offer a unique seven-course tasting menu, in which many courses are paired with selections from Joseph Phelps Vineyards.  Special guest Bill Phelps, President of Joseph Phelps Vineyards, will treat guests to an entertaining discussion of wines, sign and personalize wine selections for sale at the event.

“We are so proud of this award and the special recognition by Wine Spectator,” said Top of the World Wine Director and Sommelier, Dean Wachstetter. “It’s an acknowledgment of the effort we make to provide guests a consistently diverse selection of the best wines for a variety of palates.”

Joseph Phelps Vineyards’ flagship wine, Insignia, is recognized by many wine enthusiasts as one of the world’s great wines. Thirty-two of 37 vintages have been rated ninety or more points in many wine publications. Its 2002 vintage was awarded “Wine of the Year” by Wine Spectator.

Top of the World is the award winning and revolving restaurant located 106 floors above the Las Vegas Strip.  The restaurant is frequently recognized as one of the most romantic destinations in Las Vegas, offering the best view of the city.

Top of the World’s Wine & Food Celebration Menu includes:

 

Pan Seared Mediterranean Sea Bass with Citrus Brown Butter Emulsion, Fricassee of Winter Vegetables and Hibiscus Gastrique

Joseph Phelps Sauvignon Blanc

 

Seared Jumbo Lump Crab Cake with Green Papaya Kimchi Peppadew Ponzu Aioli

Joseph Phelps Chardonnay, Freestone Vineyards

 

House Made Hummus with Fresh Basil and Herb Garlic Lavosh

Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne

Moroccan Seasoned Colorado Rack of Lamb with Seasonal Chutney, Quinoa Tabbouleh Demi Glace and Minted Greek Yogurt

Chateau Tanunda Shiraz

 

Petite Grilled Filet of Beef on a Maytag Cheese Crustini with Red Wine Reduction and Royal Trumpet Mushrooms

Joseph Phelps Insignia

 

Oven Roasted Organic Free Range Chicken and Gnocchi with Arugula Pesto, English Peas, Roasted Tomato and Chicken Jus

Joseph Phelps Pinot Noir, Freestone Vineyards

 

International Cheese Display with Artisinal Bread and Seasonal Fruit

Dow’s Late Bottle Vintage Port, Upper Douro Valley, Portugal

 

$85 per person + tax and gratuity

Tickets to Top of the World’s Wine & Food Celebration are available for purchase online at: http://bit.ly/1hDiQbt or by calling reservations: (702) 380-7777.

 

President of Joseph Phelps Vineyards, Bill Phelps, will be a special guest at the Top of the World Wine & Food Celebration on January 22, 2014 at Top of the World Restaurant. Phelps will lead a discussion on wine making over the vineyard’s 40 years, including its most well-known release, Insignia, considered to be one of the world’s great wines.  Tickets for the event which includes a seven-course tasting menu paired with several Phelps wines, are available at stratospherehotel.com. Photo credit: Joseph Phelps Vineyards
President of Joseph Phelps Vineyards, Bill Phelps, will be a special guest at the Top of the World Wine & Food Celebration on January 22, 2014 at Top of the World Restaurant. Phelps will lead a discussion on wine making over the vineyard’s 40 years, including its most well-known release, Insignia, considered to be one of the world’s great wines. Tickets for the event which includes a seven-course tasting menu paired with several Phelps wines, are available at stratospherehotel.com.
Photo credit: Joseph Phelps Vineyards

About Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower:

Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is a Las Vegas Strip resort with an 80,000-square-foot casino. The 1,149-foot Stratosphere Tower is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States, featuring the Top of the World restaurant and highest view of the Las Vegas Strip from the Observation Deck as well as SkyJump Las Vegas and thrill rides Big Shot, X-Scream and Insanity. Known as a great value to gamblers, Stratosphere is located close to the Convention Center at the gateway to downtown Las Vegas. It features 2,427 guest rooms and suites, uniquely themed restaurants, the Tower shops, Frankie Moreno Live at Stratosphere a production show, PIN UP™, and late night live musical entertainment from David Perrico- Pop Evolution twice a month.  Additionally, Stratosphere’s ace | PLAY™ program allows players to enjoy awards, comps and exclusives based on their loyalty to American Casino & Entertainment’s four properties: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower on the Las Vegas Strip, Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada, and two Arizona Charlie’s locations in Las Vegas. For more information, visit StratosphereHotel.com, call 702-380-7777 or 800-99-TOWER (998-6937).

 

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