PHOTOS: The Palazzo Las Vegas and Nevada Restaurant Association Host The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair

PALAZZO

THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS AND NEVADA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION HOST THE LAS VEGAS EPICUREAN AFFAIR

 

On Thursday evening, May 26, the picturesque Palazzo pool deck was the site of the city’s most renowned chefs for The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair. The delicious soiree, presented by the Nevada Restaurant Association (NvRA), featured nearly 80 restaurants, nightclubs and beverage purveyors.


Recognized as one of the premier tasting events in Las Vegas, more than 2,300 guests mingled under the stars and enjoyed tastings of dishes and specialty cocktails from the illustrious restaurants of The Venetian and The Palazzo, including AquaKnox, B&B Ristorante, B&B Burger & Beer, Carlo’s Bakery, Carnevino Italian Steakhouse, db Brasserie, Delmonico Steakhouse, Hong Kong Café, Lagasse’s Stadium, Lavo Italian Restaurant, Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro, OTTO Enoteca Pizzeria, Public House, SUSHISAMBA, Table 10, and Tao Asian Bistro; as well as other local celebrated restaurants both on and off the Strip,  including The Capital Grille, Carmine’s, Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant, Hash House a Go Go, Il Mulino, Katsuya, Origin India, Shake Shack, Texas de Brazil and Triple George.


In addition to culinary delights, live band The Lift with special guest star Corinne Zarzour entertained the crowd while synchronized mermaids the Water Beauties put on a show in the main pool.Proceeds from the evening will fund NvRA’s educational and scholarship programs, including ProStart®, a national high school culinary skill and restaurant management program.

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ABOUT NEVADA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION
Founded in 1982, the Nevada Restaurant Association is the leading business association serving the needs of food service operators in Nevada. As an affiliate of the National Restaurant Association, and together with the NvRA Educational Foundation, the Association’s mission is to promote, protect and educate the restaurant industry, which is comprised of more than 5,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets employing more than 150,000 people.

About The Palazzo® Las Vegas

For those seeking a luxurious escape, The Palazzo offers an alluring and elegant resort experience in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.  Guests enjoy chic all-suite accommodations, world-class shopping, including a flagship Barneys New York, and lavish dining experiences from renowned chefs Mario Batali, Emeril Lagasse and Wolfgang Puck.   Soaring lobbies and atriums open to exclusive resort amenities, including Grand Canal Shoppes, LAVO Casino Club, Azure pool and the famed Canyon Ranch SpaClub. The resort, which is conveniently connected to The Venetian Las Vegas, features more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space. For more information, visit palazzo.com, @palazzovegas and facebook.com/palazzolasvegas. The Palazzo Las Vegas is a property of global integrated resorts developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS).

Savor the Tastes and Signature Creations of the City’s Most Renowned Chefs at the Las Vegas Epicurean Affair at The Palazzo May 26

PALAZZO

SAVOR THE TASTES AND SIGNATURE CREATIONS OF THE CITY’S MOST RENOWNED CHEFS AT THE LAS VEGAS EPICUREAN AFFAIR AT THE PALAZZO MAY 26

 

The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair returns to The Palazzo® on Thursday, May 26, 2016. The soiree, sponsored by the Nevada Restaurant Association (NvRA), features nearly 80 of the finest restaurants and nightclubs from around the city, along with a premier selection of libations.


Guests at the Las Vegas Epicurean Affair will spend the evening poolside at The Palazzo indulging in the best cuisine and cocktails offered from establishments both on and off The Strip.

“The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair is a must-attend event for anyone who wants the opportunity to taste food from the finest chefs, all for a great cause,” said Sebastien Silvestri, vice president of food and beverage for The Venetian and The Palazzo.

Participants include AquaKnox, B&B Ristorante, B&B Burger & Beer, Carlo’s Bakery, Carnevino Italian Steakhouse, db Brasserie, Delmonico Steakhouse, Hong Kong Café, Lagasse’s Stadium, Lavo Italian Restaurant, Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro, OTTO Enoteca Pizzeria, Public House, SUSHISAMBA, Table 10, and Tao Asian Bistro, to name a few.

Proceeds from the evening will fund NvRA’s educational and scholarship programs, including ProStart®, a national high school culinary skill and restaurant management program.


“We are thrilled to present this event, which for 33 years has provided Las Vegas the opportunity to help fund the educational dreams of high school students interested in culinary careers,” said NvRA president and CEO Katherine Jacobi. “It is an amazing occasion to enjoy many of the great restaurants that have made Las Vegas a culinary destination.”

The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair is open to the public and will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at The Palazzo pool deck with VIP admission at 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at www.palazzo.com or any box office at The Venetian and The Palazzo. Tickets for the event start at $110 plus service charge. Must be 21 years or older.


ABOUT NEVADA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION
Founded in 1982, the Nevada Restaurant Association is the leading business association serving the needs of food service operators in Nevada. As an affiliate of the National Restaurant Association, and together with the NvRA Educational Foundation, the Association’s mission is to promote, protect and educate the restaurant industry, which is comprised of more than 5,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets employing more than 150,000 people.

About The Palazzo® Las Vegas
For those seeking a luxurious escape, The Palazzo offers an alluring and elegant resort experience in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Guests enjoy chic all-suite accommodations, world-class shopping, including a flagship Barneys New York, and lavish dining experiences from renowned chefs Mario Batali, Emeril Lagasse and Wolfgang Puck. Soaring lobbies and atriums open to exclusive resort amenities, including Grand Canal Shoppes, LAVO Casino Club, Azure pool and the famed Canyon Ranch SpaClub. The resort, which is conveniently connected to The Venetian Las Vegas, features more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space. For more information, visit palazzo.com, @palazzovegas and facebook.com/palazzolasvegas. The Palazzo Las Vegas is a property of global integrated resorts developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS).

The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas Food & Beverage Update February 2016

 The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas
FOOD & BEVERAGE UPDATE
February 2016

TIPS & TIDBITS ABOUT THE 40+ FOOD & BEVERAGE OUTLETS IN AND AROUND

THE VENETIAN AND
THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS
WHERE TO WATCH THE BIG GAME:
 
The biggest day in Football is Sunday Feb. 7 and we have several places for fans to eat, drink and get their game on:
 
LAGASSE’S STADIUM
 
Voted Top 10 Sports Bar in the US by USA Today and Gayot, Lagasse’s Stadium is the perfect place to see your favorite teams battle it out. With more than 100 HD TVs including a 9 foot x 16 foot main TV, luxury boxes and plush stadium style seating combined with Emeril Lagasse’s signature cuisine and kicked up game day eats, you’ll never have to choose between great food and the Big Game. Don’t need a Hail Mary with Big Game special menu:
  • Tomahawk Bone-In 32 oz. ribeye with mashed potatoes and garlic herb butter, $82
  • Surf ‘N’ Turf Tomahawk Bone-In 32 oz. ribeye  with mashed potatoes, grilled shrimp and garlic herb butter, $92
  • Chilled Alaskan king crab Legs with clarified butter & our kicked-up cocktail sauce, $65 per lb.
  • Seared Maine sea scallops on creamy polenta with black truffle oil and lemon gremolata, $44
  • Enjoy pitchers of Bud Light for $15 and buckets of Bud Light for $25.
PUBLIC HOUSE
Public House is located in Restaurant Row at The Venetian featuring more than 200 premier ales, IPA’s and stouts, wine and spirits paired with a sumptuous menu of pub favorites made with gourmet flair. Football fans are in for a treat as the gastropub will feature a Big Game Specials including:
 
Pigskin Platter $22 (or $30 with 2 regular draft beers)
  • Potato skins, stuffed with beer braised pork belly, gruyere cheese, green onion aioli, crispy shallots (2pc)
  • Beer brined chicken wings, Calabrian chili glaze, gorgonzola dip (6pc)
  • Chips n dip, house made kettle chips, truffle-sweet onion dip
CANYON RANCH SPACLUB
 
Chill out with Canyon Ranch SpaClub and relax during football’s biggest weekend with their Super Spa Weekend, Feb. 5 – 7: 
BUDDY V’S RISTORANTE
 
Buddy Valastro of TLC’s Cake Boss is serving up family recipes with some super specialsto go along with the Big Game, starting at 1pm in the Bar & Lounge. For $39 fans will enjoy an All-You-Can-Eat afternoon featuring:
  • Grandma’s meatballs with marinara & parmesan
  • Hoboken Italian sub with tomato-olive tapenade
  • Buffalo-style wings and blue cheese dressing
  • “Sausage & peppers” pizza with fontina & herb ricotta
  • Mini cannolis – cinnamon pastry, sweet ricotta, chocolate drops & pistachios
  • Italian cookies – chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, strassberger, vanilla sprinkles, almond, biscotti
A LA CARTE OPTIONS:
  • Hoboken Italian sub with tomato-olive tapenade $15

  • Buffalo-style wings and blue cheese dressing $10.95
  • “Sausage & peppers” pizza with fontina & herb ricotta $16
BUCKET OF BEERS
  • 6 for $20  mix & match – Bud, Bud Light, Newcastle, Coors Light, Michelob Ultra, Corona
TAO
 
Join Tao as the landmark nightclub opens its doors during the day for the TAO Bowl Viewing Party. The game will be shown on multiple screens with two ticket options:
 

1. $75 per person, which includes open bar from,

2-5 p.m.

2. $135 which includes open bar from 2-5 p.m. and the Asian Emperors buffet for the duration of the game.

(Prices subject to change) (full menu at the end of this release)

LAVO
 
LAVO Restaurant and LAVO Casino Club are getting ready to tackle the crowds with their game day delights. Fans can watch the game and enjoy
 an open bar & gourmet Italian buffet. The game will be shown on more than 30 TVs with two ticket options:
  • $85 per person, includes open bar from 2-5 p.m.
  • $170 per person, includes open bar from 2-5 p.m. and the    gourmet Italian buffet for the duration of the game.
PLEASE NOTE: **Guests who purchase open bar/buffet will be limited seating available. Guests must buy a table to guarantee seating.**
 
(Prices subject to change) (Full menu at the end of this release) 
ANCHOR BAR
 
Anchor Bar, located in Grand Canal Shoppes food court, will be showing the Big Game live.  The Home of The Original Buffalo Wings invites you to join them for a bucket of wings and some ice cold beer. Reservations are recommended as seating is limited, 702.545.0050.
ROCKHOUSE
 
Go big or go home! Starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7, Rockhouse will offer an open bar package with guaranteed seating for the Big Game. For $200, guests will enjoy an open bar, guaranteed seating, $25 in food credit and raffle prizes. 
 
Guests can also reserve entire tables at Rockhouse. Reservations are recommended. Rockhouse is also pleased to introduce the new fried avocado tacos. Slices of avocado are deep-fried, then wrapped in corn tortillas with chipotle slaw, 
pico de gallo and sour cream,  served up for $9.95.
IBURGERS                                                      
 
Iburgers at The Palazzo will be a popular place to watch football’s Big Game.  Specials include:
  • Food:  Wings with a choice of 3 different sauces plus a special burger meal designed around each team playing.

  • Drinks: Pitchers of all 24 beers on tap from $15 to $1 Buckets of bottled beer will be $22 or $27. A shot special $5
There will also be giveaways and contests throughout the game. Reservations can be made for groups of 2-20. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to finalize the reservation.  Reserved seating for the game will begin at 2:30 p.m.  **Bar seating is first come, first served.
DELMONICO STEAKHOUSE
 
Chef Emeril Lagasse’s Delmonico Steakhouse will be showing the Big Game in the bar area while serving up daily specials throughout the weekend, including Tomahawk prime rib along with steakhouse favorites such as bone-in ribeye, filet mignon, and roasted Maine lobster tail.
VALENTINE’S DAY:
The best way to show your love this Valentine’s Day is with something delicious. We have some suggestions to make your hearts soar:
 
CARLO’S BAKERY
 
Say it with sweets! Carlo’s Bakery features all of your Valentine’s Day treats including:
  • Chocolate-covered strawberries
  • Valentine’s Day heart cookies
  • Chocolate-covered strawberries
  • Heart-Shaped chocolate mousse cake
  • Valentine’s Day cakes and cupcakes
SUSHISAMBA
 
SUSHISAMBA Las Vegas Executive Pastry Chef Michael Outlaw has launched a selection of new desserts, just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Sweet additions include:
  • Tapioca Con Leche – a coconut-infused tapioca with citrus crèmeux,caramelized miso brioche and pineapple confit.
  • Chocolate Sata Andagi composed of Peruvian chocolate ganache, red fruitcoulis and sweet cream ice cream.
  • Soya Pasión – a soy ‘cloud’, graham crumbs, strawberry gelée, mango passion sorbet.  
SUSHISAMBA will also celebrate with a selection of chef-curated Valentine’s Day dishes. To book a reservation, call 702.607.0700.
ZEFFIRINO
 
Zeffirino, located in the Grand Canal Shoppes, is getting in the Valentine’s Day spirit with a special 4-course menu, available for $90 per person:
~Antipasto~
Appetizers:
(choice of one)
 
Gamberoni al Vapore
Steamed jumbo shrimp served with cocktail and aurora sauce
Bocconcini di Mozzarella alla Caprese
Fiordilatte Mozarella – Kumato tomato – marinated olives – bell pepper – basil oil
Proscuitto di San Daniele com Melone
Proscuitto San Daniele – cantaloupe melon – parmigiano reggiano-petit greens
 
~Primi Piatti~
Pasta Course:
 
Pafutelli Zeffirino
Homemade pasta – Filled with veal, cheese or fruit – creamy pesto sauce
Or
Gnoccki di Patate al Granchio
Homemade potato gnocchi – crabmeat – brandy – tomato sauce
 
~Secondo~
Entrée
(choice of one)
 
Branzino Champagne Con Capperi
Pan-seared Chilean sea bass – pea tendril – garlic champagne sauce-cranberry and cherry tomato
OR
Filetto con Salsa di Vendemmia
USDA Prime filet mignon – wine – grapes – pine nuts – Sangiovese reduction – glazed carrots and gratin.
 
~Dolce~
Dessert
Italian specialty dessert
White chocolate heart with raspberry coulis
 
*Al la carte menu also available
AQUAKNOX
 
You won’t be fishing for a thank you this Valentine’s Day when you go to Aquaknox Global Water Cuisine. The seafood restaurant is shelling out the very best with their delicious menu:
 
 
Appetizers:
Crab Cake Duo – blue crab, king crab, spicy banana ketchup, white soy ginger aioli
$19
Tartar de Corazones – filet, hearts of palm, artichoke heart, celery heart, winter truffle,
quail egg, brioche
$19
 
Entrees:
New Bedford Sea Scallops – duck roasted brussel sprouts, baby artichokes, mattake mushrooms, smoked salmon caviar, bulls blood
$49
Ribcap Surf and Turf– grilled ribcap, stuffed Lobster tail, crispy white rose potatoes,
sea asparagus, Lambrusco demi-glace
$69
DELMONICO
Wine and dine your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day at Emeril Lagasse’s Delmonico Steakhouse. Enjoy Valentine’s Day specials such at Japanese pumpkin bisque, seared sea scallops and desserts such as chocolate soup and assorted chocolate truffles. (menu attached at end of this release). 
 
CANYON RANCH SPACLUB
 
Couples who eat healthy together, stay together. Canyon Ranch SpaClub Grill will have your heart racing with a new healthy menu filled with love, February 12 – 14:
 
 
First Course
Watercress and endive salad with Roquefort and walnuts
Chopped shallots and black pepper, Champagne and Dijon vinaigrette
 
Second Course
Petite prime grass-fed New York steak and king crab
basil pesto, sweet potato puree
 
Dessert
Trio Tasting
Chocolate mousse, crème brulee and strawberry Charlotte
*Includes 1 complimentary glass of Champagne
$35 per person/$60 per couple
Hong Kong Café  
   
The new Hong Kong Café at The Palazzo is the perfect place to celebrate Chinese New Year. This new dining hotspot brings one of the world’s most vibrant cities to life in Las Vegas with time honored service and eclectic mix of Asian cuisine with Western fare. The warm welcoming atmosphere is the closest you can get to Hong Kong without being there.
 
Hong Kong Café  CNY Special  Menu
(Menu will be served from 2/05 through 2/12/2016)
 
Winners Daily Soup                                        $8.95
A MUST have for all casino players
祝君常勝利 (發菜大利蠔豉湯)
 
Golden Crispy Chicken                                   $32 / Half
Crispy-fried until golden brown, served with five spices pepper and sea salt.
紅運照當頭 (當紅炸子鷄)
 
Sun Dried Golden Oyster with Sea Moss      $98.00
Slow-braised with black mushroom in oyster sauce
發財添好市 (髮菜蠔豉)
 
Asian Pork Knuckle Stew                               $38.00
(served in clay pot)
Slow-cooked with Chinese herbs, served with crispy lettuce 
横財兼就手 (豬手生菜)
 
Buddha Feast Creation                                  $32.00
Sautéed seasonal vegetables with ginger juice
如意喜吉祥 (羅漢齊上素)
 
Firecracker Manila Clams                              $38.00
Infused with Chinese white wine, fish paste and spicy roasted pepper
富貴顯年年 (辣酒煑大蜆)
 
Roasted Pork Belly                                         $32.00
Flavored with sweet preserved vegetables
家肥添屋潤 (梅菜扣肉)
 
The Lamb                                                       $38.00
Pan-fried lamb with cumin
喜事樂洋洋 (孜然爆羊肉)
 
Sea Cucumber                                                $128.00
Sautéed with ginger and scallion
心想事事成 (薑蔥爆海參)
 
Baby Bok Choy in Fish Stock                        $28.00
Poached baby bok-choy in fish stock
年年慶有餘 (鱼汤浸菜苗)
 
Live Lobster with Superior Broth                  Market Price
Braised with shredded ginger and scallion
大笑嘻嘻哈 (汤焗龍蝦)
 
Emperor’s Treasure (for 4ppl)                       $268.00
Braised whole abalone, sea cucumber, prawns, fish maw,  dried scallops, poached chicken, roasted pork belly, roasted duck and black mushroom.
聚寶玉滿盆 ( 亁隆一品煲 )
PUBLIC HOUSE     
 
Public House is celebrating the Lunar New Year with a special of crispy beer-braised pork belly bao buns, with pea tendrils, cucumbers, green onion, hoisin sauce, sweet chili sauce, and peanuts (2 per order) for $8.88, along with wine and beer pairings to complement the dish. 
 
Pairings: 
Dr. Loosen – $10 by the glass
Grand cru, Rodenbach -$13, 10 oz.
Hazelnut brown -$10, 12 oz.
DB BRASSERIE
     
Chef Daniel Boulud’s db Brasserie is serving up some Chinese New Year delights. Specials include:
  • Lobster and pork belly fried rice

  • Star anise and maple-marinated duck breast a l’orange
HEART MONTH
 
SUSHISAMBA
The menu at SUSHISAMBA Las Vegas offers a selection of heart -healthy dishes that are as delicious as they are nutritious. Sashimi, a classic Japanese dish composed of the freshest fish sliced into thin pieces by expert sushi chefs, has been named a vital part of a raw diet by LiveStrong and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The protein-rich dish is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are instrumental in lowering risks of cardiovascular disease. Try the chef’s inspiration Samba Sashimi, which features three different selections of fish.
 
FULL MENUS:
 
TAO Asian Emperor’s Buffet
(TAO BOWL VIEWING PARTY)
 
COLD

TAO temple Salad
chicken Caesar salad
Sake Poached Shrimp Cocktail
Mixed Fruit Salad
Assorted Sushi
HOT

Kalbi Prime Rib with Sapporo “gravy”
Wagyu Chili with sourdough bread bowls
Spicy BBQ Spare Ribs
Salt and Pepper Shrimp
Buffalo Hot Wings
Assorted Focaccia Pizza
Pork Belly Fried Rice
Crispy Togarashi French Fries
Orange Chicken

SANDWICHES

 

Kobe Sliders
Hot Dog sliders
6 foot BBQ pork Bahn Mi Sandwich
 
Assorted Desserts
 
LAVO Gourmet Italian Buffet
(LAVO Bowl Viewing Party)
 
Spicy Scarpariello Chicken Wings
Roasted Garlic ,Rosemary
 
Grilled Baby Lamb Chops Fresh 
Mint, Balsamic Glaze
 
Smoked Tomato Barbecue Pork Ribs
 
Sausage, Peppers and Onions 
San Genaro Style
 
Kobe Meatballs in 
Grandmas Gravy
 
Chicken Parmigiano, Pesto Drizzle
 
Garlic Fries Arrabbiata
 
Herb Crusted Italian Roast Prime Ribs 
Craved with Perioni Sauce
 
Sautéed Mussels Fra Diavalo 
with Pancetta ,Fried Parsley
 
The Endless Shrimp Cocktail Bowl 
with all the Fixings
 
Italian Green Bean, Potato and 
Red Onion Salad
 
“The Wedge” Iceberg Lettuce, 
    Gorgonzola Cheese and Tomatoes.
 
The Super Sub, Six Foot 
Salami, Prosciutto, Soprasata, Provolone, 
    Turkey, Pepperoncini Hero.
 
The Pizza Station, 
Three Different types of Pies Non Stop
 
Fried Calamari with Lemon
and Cherry Peppers
 
Assorted Cookies , Fruit Salad , Sliced Cakes
 
Hotdogs
About The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas
Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian Las Vegas features all-suite accommodations, exquisite restaurants by celebrity chefs and world-class entertainment and shopping. The luxury resort offers 4,028 elegant suites, including standard suites that are nearly double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room. The Venetian is home to restaurants from celebrated chefs including Wolfgang Puck, Mario Batali, Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, Emeril Lagasse and Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro. The resort also features Canyon Ranch SpaClub; a five-acre pool and garden deck; TAO nightclub; the Grand Canal Shoppes retail and dining mecca; a 120,000-square-foot casino and The Strip’s largest poker room; and more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space. For more information, visit venetian.com, @venetianvegas and facebook.com/venetianlasvegas. takes luxury on the Las Vegas Strip to discerning new heights with more than 3,000 suites, including the largest standard suites on the Strip, luxury shopping, world-class dining and entertainment. The all-suite resort features premier restaurants from award-winning chefs including CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Carnevino by Mario Batali, and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse. Resort highlights include Canyon Ranch SpaClub; Azure luxury pool experience; LAVO restaurant and casino club lounge; the Grand Canal Shoppes, anchored by a flagship Barneys New York; a 105,000-square-foot casino; and more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space. For more information, visit palazzo.com, @palazzovegas and facebook.com/palazzolasvegas
The Palazzo Las Vegas and The Venetian Las Vegas are properties of global integrated resorts developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS).

The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas Present a Foodie’s Dream, Carnival of Cuisine, on June 5

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THE VENETIAN® AND THE PALAZZO® LAS VEGAS PRESENT A FOODIE’S DREAM, CARNIVAL OF CUISINE, ON JUNE 5

 

The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas welcome the return of Carnival of CuisineFriday, June 5, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This year, the popular culinary spectacle will be held poolside at The Palazzo pool deck and will feature a special visit by celebrity chef Mario Batali.

 

This celebrated annual event showcases award-winning cuisine from the distinguished restaurants of The Venetian and The Palazzo. Restaurant partners already confirmed for this year’s Carnival of Cuisine include Aquaknox, B&B Burger & Beer, B&B Ristorante,  Bouchon, Buddy V’s Ristorante, Café Presse, Carlo’s Bakery, Carnevino, db Brasserie, Lagasse’s Stadium, LAVO, Otto Pizzeria, Public House, Table 10, TAO, Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, and ZINE Noodles Dim Sum. Guests will be invited to indulge in lavish tastings on the luxurious pool deck of The Palazzo.

 

General Admission tickets are $100. VIP tickets are $150 and include an early entry at 5 p.m. Grazie Members save $25 on tickets to this event. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased in person at any Venetian or Palazzo Box Office, by phone at 702.414.9000 or online at venetian.com or palazzo.com.  For more information on Grazie call 877.2GRAZIE or 702.414.4116. Guests must be 21 or over to attend Carnival of Cuisine.

 

ABOUT THE VENETIAN LAS VEGAS
Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian Las Vegas features all-suite accommodations, exquisite restaurants by celebrity chefs and world-class entertainment and shopping. The luxury resort offers 4,028 elegant suites, including standard suites that are nearly double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room. The Venetian is home to restaurants from celebrated chefs including Wolfgang Puck, Mario Batali, Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, Emeril Lagasse and Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro. The resort also features Canyon Ranch SpaClub; a five-acre pool and garden deck; TAO nightclub; the Grand Canal Shoppes retail and dining mecca; a 120,000-square-foot casino and The Strip’s largest poker room; and more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space.  Dynamic live entertainment includes concert headliners at The Venetian Theatre;  ‘80s rock musical “ROCK OF AGES;” Motown favorites from the multi-platinum quartet Human Nature; and the all-female comedy series LIPSHTICK – THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND UP. For more information, visit venetian.com@venetianvegas and facebook.com/venetianlasvegas.

 

ABOUT THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS

The Palazzo Las Vegas takes luxury on the Las Vegas Strip to discerning new heights with more than 3,000 suites including the largest standard suites on The Strip, luxury shopping, world-class dining and entertainment. The all-suite resort features premier restaurants from award-winning chefs including CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Carnevino by Mario Batali, and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse. Resort highlights include Canyon Ranch SpaClub; Azure luxury pool experience; LAVO restaurant and lounge; the Grand Canal Shoppes,  anchored by a flagship Barneys New York; a 105,000-square-foot casino; and more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space. Live entertainment at The Palazzo includes “FRANK – The Man. The Music.,” a must-see theatrical tribute to the life and music of Frank Sinatra. For more information, visit palazzo.com@palazzovegas and facebook.com/palazzolasvegas.

The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas Offer Special Rates in June for Educators

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THE VENETIAN AND THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS OFFER
SPECIAL RATES IN JUNE FOR EDUCATORS IN
NEVADA, CALIFORNIA, UTAH AND ARIZONA


As a “thank you” to educators, The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas are offering special rates in June to members of the teaching community in Nevada, California, Utah and Arizona, starting at $99/night plus tax and fees.

Visitors will have a chance to enjoy the many amenities of The Venetian and The Palazzo, including pampering at Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, time to lounge poolside, a meal at dozens of restaurants, or even a splurge on new clothing at Grand Canal Shoppes.

In addition to the suite, several Venetian and Palazzo restaurants are offering on-site discounts, including Aquaknox – Global Water Cuisine, B&B Burgers and Beer, Carnevino Italian Steakhouse, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Dal Toro Ristorante, db Brasserie, Double Helix Wine & Whiskey Lounge, and Zeffirino Las Vegas.  For more details, visit venetian.com/educators. The offer is valid for stays June 5 through June 17, 2015.

For reservations assistance please call 866.659.9643 and mention code: EVEDUOF for The Venetian or EPEDUOF for The Palazzo. Guests are required to present valid teachers identification at check-in from one of the following states:  Nevada, California, Utah or Arizona.

Terms and conditions are listed on website at venetian.com/educators.  Blackout dates do apply. Any additional nights are at the prevailing rate. Must be 21 years of age or older. Rates and dates are subject to availability, and may not be used in conjunction with any other offer within a 5 day period. Offer is based on single or double occupancy and added charges may apply for additional guests. Offer is restricted to nine suites or fewer and is not valid on any group bookings or for existing reservations. First night’s room and tax deposit required, and is fully refundable if cancelled at least 72 hours prior to arrival. Rates are non-commissionable to travel agents. The Venetian management reserves all rights.

ABOUT THE VENETIAN LAS VEGAS
Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian Las Vegas features all-suite accommodations, exquisite restaurants by celebrity chefs and world-class entertainment and shopping. The luxury resort offers 4,028 elegant suites, including standard suites that are nearly double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room. The Venetian is home to restaurants from celebrated chefs including Wolfgang Puck, Mario Batali, Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, Emeril Lagasse and Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro. The resort also features Canyon Ranch SpaClub; a five-acre pool and garden deck; TAO nightclub; the Grand Canal Shoppes retail and dining mecca; a 120,000-square-foot casino and The Strip’s largest poker room; and more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space.  Dynamic live entertainment includes concert headliners at The Venetian Theatre;  ‘80s rock musical “ROCK OF AGES;” Motown favorites from the multi-platinum quartet Human Nature; and the all-female comedy series LIPSHTICK – THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND UP. For more information, visit venetian.com, @venetianvegas and facebook.com/venetianlasvegas.

ABOUT THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS
The Palazzo Las Vegas takes luxury on the Las Vegas Strip to discerning new heights with more than 3,000 suites including the largest standard suites on The Strip, luxury shopping, world-class dining and entertainment. The all-suite resort features premier restaurants from award-winning chefs including CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Carnevino by Mario Batali, and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse. Resort highlights include Canyon Ranch SpaClub; Azure luxury pool experience; LAVO restaurant and lounge; the Grand Canal Shoppes,  anchored by a flagship Barneys New York; a 105,000-square-foot casino; and more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space. Live entertainment at The Palazzo includes “FRANK – The Man. The Music.,” a must-see theatrical tribute to the life and music of Frank Sinatra. For more information, visit palazzo.com, @palazzovegas and facebook.com/palazzolasvegas.

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THE LAS VEGAS EPICUREAN AFFAIR RETURNS TO THE PALAZZO® ON MAY 22

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THE LAS VEGAS EPICUREAN AFFAIR RETURNS TO THE PALAZZO® ON MAY 22
HOSTED BY JAMES BEARD AWARD-WINNING CHEF JULIAN SERRANO

Southern Nevada’s Premiere Culinary Extravaganza is Back at The Palazzo for the Fifth Year

The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair returns to The Palazzo® Las Vegas on Thursday, May 22. Sponsored by the Nevada Restaurant Association (NvRA), the Las Vegas Epicurean Affair showcases prestigious restaurants and beverage purveyors that have elevated Las Vegas to an international dining destination. James Beard award-winning chef Julian Serrano will be the host of the culinary celebration.Hosted at The Palazzo for the fifth year, guests attending the Las Vegas Epicurean Affair will partake in an enticing evening, sampling cuisine and cocktails at the luxurious poolside setting at The Palazzo.“The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair is one of our favorite evenings of the year and we’re thrilled to partner with the Nevada Restaurant Association to bring the event back to The Palazzo for the fifth year,” said Sebastien Silvestri, vice president of food and beverage for The Venetian and The Palazzo. “It’s an amazing opportunity for guests to enjoy delicious selections from the best chefs in Las Vegas at a gorgeous poolside affair.”

This year, participants include Aquaknox, B&B Ristorante, Bouchon, Buddy V’s, Burger Bar, Carmine’s, Carnevino, DB Brasserie, Delmonico Steakhouse, Ferraro’s, Herbs & Rye, Il Mulino, Simon Restaurant & Lounge, TAO Asian Bistro and Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio, as well as many other illustrious Las Vegas restaurants.

“This event is the perfect way to showcase the wonderful restaurants and beverage purveyors of the city and to raise money for scholarships for our ProStart high school students,” said NvRA President and CEO Katherine Jacobi. “The Pools at The Palazzo are an incredible backdrop for this exciting event.”

The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair is open to the public and will be held on Thursday, May 22, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at The Pools at The Palazzo. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.palazzo.com or any Venetian or Palazzo box office. Tickets for the event are $175 for VIP tickets, which include early admission at 6 p.m., a VIP exclusive reception with passed hors d’oeuvrs and beverages with a meet and greet with Chef Julian Serrano from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., and a gift bag for the first 150 VIP guests; $155 for early admission at 6:00 p.m., and $105 for general admission. The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair suite package can also be reserved online at Venetian.com or by calling 866.834.2320. Proceeds benefit NvRA’s educational and scholarship programs, including ProStart®, a national high school culinary skill and restaurant management program.

 

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The Gauntlet Has Been Thrown: The Venetian® And The Palazzo® Las Vegas Look To Crown A Culinary Victor

THE GAUNTLET HAS BEEN THROWN: THE VENETIAN® AND THE PALAZZO® LAS VEGAS LOOK TO CROWN A CULINARY VICTOR 

It’s On!  New ‘Culinary Clash’ master chef competition pits the best Las Vegas Chefs in an interactive experience, unfolding over four weeks

 

The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas have announced CULINARY CLASH, a new competition for the resort’s famed team of chefs.  This four-week competition will result in the rise of a new legend on The Las Vegas Strip – The VENETIAN VICTOR, winner of the first CULINARY CLASH master chef competition.

The late-evening competition hosted by local lifestyle celebrities Claudine Grant and Robin Leach, unfolds from 10pm until 2am on Nov. 29, Dec. 7, 14 and 21.  It is open to all sous chefs and chefs de cuisine at the 30+ restaurants located inside The Venetian and The Palazzo, including Sushi Samba, Table 10, First Food, TAO, Aquaknox, Zine, Lagasse Stadium, Carnevino, Public House, Valentino, Delmonico, B&B, Rattlecan,  LAVO, Otto Enoteca, and Bouchon.

Chefs will be challenged to create recipes using ingredients provided in a “mystery basket,” to be prepared in mobile “food truck” kitchens, located on the Las Vegas Strip at The Venetian’s Doge’s Palace plaza.  The head-to-head clash will be broadcasted live on a giant screen on The Venetian Clock Tower for all audience members to appreciate.  Each chef’s creation will then be available for sampling.

Culinary Clash will give guests the occasion to experience Italian-inspired food and drinks while joining in a festive holiday outdoor party.  Each cooking battle will be highlighted with street entertainment, DJ music and an after party provided by TAO.

Expect plenty of surprises, including guest appearances by The Venetian and The Palazzo’s celebrity chefs, who will head the prestigious judging panel:

  • Round 1 – Nov. 29 – Chef Emeril Lagasse
  • Round 2 – Dec. 7 – Chef Mario Batali
  • Round 3 –  Dec. 14  (Semifinals ) Chef Sammy DeMarco
  • Round 4 – Dec. 21 (Finals)  Surprise Chef TBA

At the conclusion of the Culinary Clash, the surprise chef and prestigious judging panel will crown a victor chef.  This Venetian Victor and a guest will receive a trip to Italy, the inspiration behind The Venetian.

“This event is going to be a lot of fun,” said Sebastian Silvestri, vice president of food and beverage at The Venetian and The Palazzo. “And what better place to host such a competition than Las Vegas, which has become one of the greatest food cities in the world.”

In fact, Much of The Venetian’s  fame comes from its reputation as a culinary capital of the Las Vegas Strip. Hosting nine James Beard Award-winning chefs and their restaurants, more than any other property in Las Vegas, millions of guests have found culinary inspiration at The Venetian and The Palazzo.

The event is part of Winter in Venice™, the second-annual celebration of the winter holiday season on the Las Vegas Strip, dubbed “A Gift of The Venetian.”  With 50 days of seasonal experiences throughout both resorts, Winter in Venice is the ultimate destination for Christmas in Las Vegas, running Nov. 18, 2012 through Jan. 6, 2013.

In 2012, Winter in Venice will feature a new marquee element, an exclusive six-week run of “Mannheim Steamroller Christmas in Las Vegas, by Chip Davis,” featuring beloved and iconic holiday music in The Palazzo Theatre.    In addition, a schedule of memorable Italian-inspired experiences will include a nightly enchanting winter parade, whimsical tree-lighting ceremonies, a stunning new 3D light projection shows, an elaborate Winter in Venice fantasy scene in The Palazzo Waterfall Gardens, and – a fan favorite – the return of the picturesque skating rink above The Venetian’s romantic outdoor Grand Canal.

In its first year, Winter in Venice captured the attention – and the hearts – of visitors around the world, including Travel + Leisure magazine.  In fact, the prestigious publication touted the Winter In Venice skating rink in its feature on the “world’s coolest skating rinks.”  The article, which shared a short list of the magazine’s favorite venues, said:  “Some of the coolest [rinks] can be found where you’d least expect them—say, in the desert. The Venetian [in Las Vegas] debuted a rink in 2011, complete with a holiday-theme light show. It now touts a package deal that combines a skating session with an outdoor gondola ride—only in Vegas, indeed”.

The best way to experience Winter in Venice is by staying overnight at The Venetian or The Palazzo, taking advantage of additional experiences available to resort guests.  Overnight stays begin at $149 per night, plus tax and resort fee. Additional package options include:

  • The “Winter in Venice Prestige Package,” includes special experience upgrades, including a picture-perfect holiday “Elf tuck in” for families.  Other amenities include a private check-in desk experience with champagne, nightly complimentary holiday cocktail reception, and complimentary continental breakfast, afternoon tea and coffee, and evening hors d’oeuvres. Packages start at $279 per night, based on a two-night minimum stay.

Overnight guests also receive Passaporto di Winter in Venice, which includes specials for skating, retail, dining, entertainment and spa, with offers valued at more than $1,000.  For those who book an upgraded suite (including the Winter in Venice Prestige Package), a Premiere Passaporto di Winter in Venice will feature additional exclusive offers increasing the value to more than $1,400.

A seasonal Winter in Venice cocktail menu, including holiday-inspired spiced cocktails such asGondolier Blanco, Da Vinci Remedy, and Pom Proseccowill be available throughout the resort lounges, including The Bourbon Room, Zebra Lounge, Bellini Bar, Fusion Mixology Bar and Laguna Champagne Bar.

Holiday-themed menus and specials will be offered by select world-class restaurants throughout the holiday including Aquaknox, B&B, Bouchon, Canaletto, Canyon Ranch Café, Delmonico, FIRST Food & Bar, Grand Lux Cafe, Pinot Brasserie, Postrio, Table 10, LAVO Italian Restaurant and Valentino.

For more information on Winter in Venice or these exclusive suite packages, please visit venetian.com or palazzo.com.

About The Venetian Las Vegas®

The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, the largest property in the country to receive AAA’s Five Diamond and the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Four Star awards, is one of the world’s most luxurious resort and convention destinations. Recreating Venice’s legendary landmarks, the LEED® EB Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified 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 more than 4,000 of Las Vegas’ most lavish suite accommodations.  Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features The Grand Canal Shoppes®, an indoor streetscape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, world-class gaming, exquisite restaurants, a wide variety of entertainment such as “Soul2Soul with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill,” the party musical “ROCK OF AGES,” showroom headliners including David Spade, Rita Rudner, Tim Allen and Joan Rivers and extensive convention and corporate services. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premiere loyalty program, which rewards guests with the ease and usability of just one card and one program. The Venetian and its sister resort, The Palazzo Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group® global portfolio. For additional information, visit venetian.com, follow on Twitter @venetianvegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/venetianlasvegas.

**PHOTOS** The Palazzo Las Vegas Hosts the 2012 Las Vegas Epicurean Affair

The Palazzo Las Vegas hosted the Las Vegas Epicurean Affair presented by the Nevada Restaurant Association featuring nearly 75 renowned restaurants and beverage purveyors last night. Approximately 1,800 guests mingled amongst the elegant Pools at The Palazzo and sampled culinary delights from local celebrated restaurants. Recognized as one of the city’s premier tasting events, this year’s sold out Epicurean Affair dazzled once again as world-class chefs tempted guests’ palates throughout the evening.

Guests started their culinary journey with chilled melon soup with bleu camen lemon grimala and citris gastrio from Lagasse’s Stadium and prosciutto-wrapped mozzarella and heirloom tomato salad from The Capital Grille before venturing to Bouchon’s short ribs and STK’s spiced pickled prawns.

Those looking for more exotic flavors didn’t have to travel far to find TAO’s tuna tenaki with wasabi salsa, Diego’s huitlacoche braised beef tacos and Bacio’s conchiglie con gamberi e arugula.

The three restaurants of celebrity chef and restaurateurs Mario Batali and Joe Bastianch, Carnevino, B&B Ristorante and Otto Enoteca, were combined into one booth while other favorites included Craftsteak’s beef tenderloin carpaccio with argula, parmesan and asparagus and Public House’s rabbit loin in porchetta with duck rillette fritter and raspberry passion fruit verrine.

Laguna Champagne Bar kept the bubbly flowing from the center bar with their signature Flower Eclipse champagne cocktail and a touch screen “Smart Bar” poured perfectly concocted libations. Diageo set up an ultra-lounge in Azure Pool’s rotunda where guests posed for silly photo booth pictures.

Sweet endings came from The Cupcakery’s mini cupcakes, Hash House a Go Go with strawberry shortcake and their ever-popular kiwi watermelon drink, Bouchon’s key lime pie parfait and Canyon Ranch Grill’s orange ginger mousse with praline.

Other participating restaurants included Mint Indian Bistro, Gilley’s Saloon, Delmonico Steakhouse, Maggiano’s, Origin India, Zine Noodles Dim Sum, Ferraro’s, FIRST Food & Bar, Double Helix, CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Postrio Bar & Grill, Aquaknox, Taqueria Canonita, Fogo de Chao, Beam Global, Il Mulino and SUSHISAMBA.

 

 

 

 

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Aquaknox at The Venetian Celebrates National Seafood Month


 

 
Let’s Dish on Fish: Aquaknox Celebrates National Seafood Month With
Rotating Specials That Highlight Safe and Sustainable Seafood Consumption

 

WHAT:  Aquaknox, the luxurious seafood restaurant in The Venetian® Las Vegas, presents an incredible month-long celebration of delicious seafood cuisine for National Seafood Month. Each dish will contain information on where the fish was caught and by what method. Each week, guests can enjoy a different special including Yellowtail Snapper with stracci pasta, cavallo nero, pancetta and sundried tomato nage (Oct. 10-14); Kanpache with gigante beans, peperonata, saffron-tomato jus and black olive crouton (Oct. 15-21); and Maine Lobster Ravioli with matsutake mushrooms, cippolini onions and champagne lobster cream (Oct. 22-31). Executive Chef  Tom Moloney has partnered with Safe Harbor Certified Seafood to deliver guests sustainable seafood options that are free of pathogens and radiation with the lowest mercury levels possible. One hundred percent of the seafood served at Aquaknox has been put through rigorous testing by Safe Harbor, with standards exceeding FDA requirements.

WHEN: October, Executive Chef  Tom Moloney will highlight weekly seafood specials designed to educate and enlighten guests about eating safe seafood.

WHERE: Aquaknox, inside The Venetian Las Vegas, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd., South. For reservations, please call 702.414.3772.

About The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino
The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, the largest property in the country to receive AAA’s Five Diamond and the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Four Star awards, is one of the world’s most luxurious resort and convention destinations. Re-creating Venice’s legendary landmarks, the LEED® EB Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified 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 more than 4,000 of Las Vegas’ most lavish suite accommodations. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features The Grand Canal Shoppes, an indoor streetscape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub, world-class gaming, exquisite restaurants, a wide variety of entertainment such as “Phantom-The Las Vegas Spectacular,” “Blue Man Group,” showroom headliners including David Spade, Rita Rudner, Tim Allen and Joan Rivers and extensive convention and corporate services. The Venetian and its sister resort, The Palazzo Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio. For additional information, visit venetian.com, follow on Twitter @venetianvegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/venetianlasvegas.

ABOUT AQUAKNOX LAS VEGAS
Aquaknox in the Venetian Hotel offers global water cuisine in a luxurious setting. Executive Chef Tom Moloney delivers the highest culinary standards with the freshest fish flown in daily from around the world. Signature dishes include Maine Lobster Bisque, John Dory, and Lobster Surf and Turf. Aquaknox is owned by San Francisco Bay Area Tavistock Restaurants (tavistockrestaurants.com). For more information visit aquaknox.net.

ABOUT SAFE HARBOR CERTIFIED SEAFOOD
Safe Harbor Certification is the most comprehensive seafood safety program ever created and is the only process of its kind in the market today. Safe Harbor Certification is the highest assurance that the seafood you consume has been tested for the most pressing long and short-term risk factors present in seafood including mercury, histamines, E. coli and Salmonella. Visit http://www.safeharborlasvegas.com/.

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