The Venetian and The Palazzo Extend Las Vegas Restaurant Week to Help Fight Hunger

 

THE VENETIAN AND THE PALAZZO EXTEND LAS VEGAS RESTAURANT WEEK TO HELP FIGHT HUNGER

 

Three Square Food Bank presents Las Vegas Restaurant Week, a two-week celebration of dining out to help end hunger in Southern Nevada. For the second year in a row, The Venetian and The Palazzo will add a third week to the schedule with pre fixe menus some of the resort’s best restaurants. The extra week is a great way for guests to visit the award-winning restaurants they have always wanted to try at affordable prices with a portion of proceeds going to Three Square Food Bank. One meal purchased could provide up to 18 meals to those in need.
 
In addition The Venetian and The Palazzo have added two cocktail hotspots to the mix. For the first time, both Rosina and The Dorsey will donate a portion of proceeds from a special cocktail list to help feed the community. 
Participating restaurants: 
June 18 – July 6:
Black Tap Craft Burger & Beer
Buddy V’s Ristorante
Chica 
Hong Kong Café
Lagasse’s Stadium
Morels Steakhouse & Bistro 
Mercato della Pescheria 
Once
Rosina
SUGARCANE raw bar grill 
The Dorsey
Yardbird
June 18 – June 29:
Bouchon
Delmonico Steakhouse
LAVO Italian Restaurant
TAO Asian Bistro
Public House
Cañonita
Three Square currently distributes more than 40 million pounds of food and grocery product per year — the equivalent of more than 33 million meals — to more than 1,300 community partners, including nonprofit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites throughout Southern Nevada.  
 
For more information and menus, please visit: helpoutdineoutlv.org.
 
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 and world-class entertainment and shopping. The luxury resort offers 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, Thomas Keller, Emeril Lagasse, Lorena Garcia and Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro. The resort also features Canyon Ranch Spa; a five-acre pool and garden deck; TAO nightclub; the Grand Canal Shoppes retail and dining mecca; a 120,000-square-foot casino and poker room. 
Conveniently connected to The Venetian, The Palazzo Las Vegas offers an alluring and elegant resort experience for those seeking a luxurious escape 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 Emeril Lagasse and Wolfgang Puck.  Soaring lobbies and atriums open to exclusive resort amenities, including The Aquatic Club, Grand Canal Shoppes and Canyon Ranch Spa. The resort features more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space, including the Venetian and Palazzo Congress Center and the famed Sands Expo Convention Center.

For more information, visit venetian.com or palazzo.com. The Palazzo Las Vegas and The Venetian Las Vegas are properties of global integrated resorts developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS).

Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro Hosts Two Events: ‘Sweet Escape: An Evening of Buddy, Beignets, Bonbons & Booze’ and “The Ultimate Big Cake and Craft Cocktail After-Party with Buddy V”

BUDDY “CAKE BOSS” VALASTRO HOSTS TWO EVENTS:

‘SWEET ESCAPE: AN EVENING OF BUDDY, BEIGNETS, BONBONS & BOOZE’ AND “THE ULTIMATE BIG CAKE AND CRAFT COCKTAIL AFTER-PARTY WITH BUDDY V.”

CULINARY CELEBRITIES APPEARED IN FRONT OF UNIQUE WALL OF DONUTS

The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas, along with Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit, satisfied diners’ sweet tooth as everyone’s favorite baker, Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro, as he hosted ‘Sweet Escape: An Evening of Buddy, Beignets, Bonbons & Booze,’ at The Aquatic Club at The Palazzo.

As guests walked into the poolside soiree, they were greeted with a visually stunning wall made of more than three-thousand donuts, that they were able to take home and enjoy. The evening also included a unique take on bonbons and beignets from Buddy V’s Ristorante, Bouchon, Carnevino, Chica, Hong Kong Café, Lagasse’s Stadium, LAVO, Mercato della Pescheria, SushiSamba, and TAO restaurants at The Venetian and The Palazzo.

Valastro took to the stage and welcomed the crowd, “I always love any opportunity to come to The Venetian and The Palazzo with Buddy V’s and Carlo’s Bakery here it feels like a little home away from home for me.”

Chef Lorena Garcia, featured chef of the new Chica restaurant opening May 14, also made a special appearance. “I am so excited to be part of Vegas Uncork’d with The Venetian, and debut our new restaurant Chica, that is opening on May 14.

Live music played throughout the night as guests mixed and mingled.

The evening then continued at The Dorsey, a visually stunning cocktail bar at The Venetian for the “The Ultimate Big Cake and Craft Cocktail After-Party with Buddy V.” The Cake Boss rolled out a big cake for guests to enjoy and couldn’t have been happier, “Being here for Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit and hosting “Sweet Escape” as well as “The Ultimate Big Cake and Craft Cocktail After-Party” was an incredible chance to enjoy this beautiful property, share some excellent treats with great foodies and fans. So much talent was here this year and I look forward to many more events with The Venetian and The Palazzo famiglia.”

Photos courtesy of The Venetian Las Vegas

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 and world-class entertainment and shopping. The luxury resort offers 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, Emeril Lagasse, Lorena Garcia 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 poker room.

Conveniently connected to The Venetian, The Palazzo Las Vegas offers an alluring and elegant resort experience for those seeking a luxurious escape 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 The Aquatic Club, Grand Canal Shoppes and the famed Canyon Ranch SpaClub.

The resort features more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space, including the Venetian and Palazzo Congress Center and the famed Sands Expo Convention Center.

For more information, visit venetian.com or palazzo.com. The Palazzo Las Vegas and The Venetian Las Vegas are properties of global integrated resorts developer Las Vegas Sands Corp (NYSE: LVS).

Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro Hosts ‘Sweet Escape: An Evening of Buddy, Beignets, Bonbons & Booze’

BUDDY “CAKE BOSS” VALASTRO HOSTS ‘SWEET ESCAPE: AN EVENING OF BUDDY, BEIGNETS, BONBONS & BOOZE’

Special Appearance By Chef Lorena Garcia, Featured Chef Of Chica

WHAT:
Everyone’s favorite baker, Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro, invites you to surrender to the sweet side of life when he hosts ‘Sweet Escape: An Evening of Buddy, Beignets, Bonbons & Booze,’ part of Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit at The Aquatic Club at The Palazzo.

Valastro will serve up beignets and bonbons from Buddy V’s Ristorante along with more decadent delights from Bouchon, Carnevino, Chica, Hong Kong Café, Lagasse’s Stadium, LAVO, Mercato della Pescheria, SushiSamba, and TAO restaurants at The Venetian and The Palazzo.

The poolside soiree will also include an exciting live band, delicious specialty cocktails and a special appearance by Chef Lorena Garcia of Chica, set to open on May 14 in Restaurant Row at The Venetian.

WHEN:
Saturday, April 29, 2017

WHERE:
The Aquatic Club at The Palazzo
3355 South Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Ultimo – A Weekend of Excellence Serves up Celebrated Chefs Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud and Jerome Bocuse

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ULTIMO – A WEEKEND OF EXCELLENCE SERVES UP CELEBRATED CHEFS THOMAS KELLER, DANIEL BOULUD AND
JÉRÔME BOCUSE


What:
The biggest culinary event of the year, Ultimo – A Weekend of Excellence, kicks off four days of indulgence and bliss Dec. 17 at The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas with the very prestigious Team USA National Selection for the 2017 Bocuse d’Or competition. The Venetian and The Palazzo will host members of the culinary elite, including its own Chef Daniel Boulud from db Brasserie and Chef Thomas Keller from Bouchon, for the competition that will determine who represents the United States at the world-renowned 2017 Bocuse d’ Or in Lyon, France.

Why:
Chefs Bocuse, Traci Des Jardins of San Francisco hot spots Jardinière and Mijita, and Josiah Citrin, who studied under the greats Georges Vernotte, Claude Peyrot, Wolfgang Puck, and Joachim Splichal will then prepare a special dinner with the theme Earth and highlight the finest ingredients from wild game, Urbani truffles, and the traditions of the revered French chef and Bocuse d’Or board member. A portion of the proceeds for the 200-person dinner in the Venezia Colonnade will benefit the programs of Ment’or, including the Young Chef Competitions and Grant Program.

When:
Thursday, Dec. 17*

Where:
Venezia Colonnade (10th floor, Venezia Tower) The Venetian Las Vegas
3355 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Note: Accessible from elevator near The Venetian Front Desk

 

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. 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.

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 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 Brunch Capital of Las Vegas is The Venetian and The Palazzo with Eight Options Under One Roof 

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THE BRUNCH CAPITAL OF LAS VEGAS IS THE VENETIAN AND THE PALAZZO WITH EIGHT OPTIONS UNDER ONE ROOF

THE VENETIAN AND THE PALAZZO

Weekend brunch offers the perfect amount of indulgence for locals and visitors to The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas, home to the most spectacular brunch experiences on the Las Vegas Strip. From French to Southern fare, family-friendly to party-fueled bachelorette parties, The Venetian and The Palazzo are known as the “Brunch Capital of Las Vegas,” with a collection of experiences to satisfy every craving and occasion, all under one roof.

“Brunch is the quintessential weekend dining experience to savor with family and friends,” said Sebastien Silvestri, vice president of food and beverage for The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas. “With eight options, we currently offer more brunch options under one roof than any other location in Las Vegas, so there is always something new for our guests to experience, including Friday brunch options.”

The following restaurants offer brunch menus to enjoy with family and friends this season:

BOUCHON
The Venetian; Brunch is available Friday- Sunday: 7a.m.-2p.m. Al fresco seating as well.
Bouchon is the vision of world-renowned chef Thomas Keller, who was named “America’s Best Chef” by Time magazine. Drawn from Chef Keller’s memories of traveling through France, Bouchon serves an award-winning menu of bistro classics and daily specials, featuring the best seasonal products available.

Brunch favorites: Beignet du jour (spiced doughnuts and housemade jam), Petit Dejeuner Americaine (two eggs any style served with bacon, country sausage, toasted brioche, pastry, fresh juice and Bouchon blend coffee), Poulet et des Gaufres (roasted chicken with bacon-chive waffle, Tahitian vanilla bean butter and sauce Chasseur).

BUDDY V’S RISTORANTE
The Venetian; Brunch is available Sunday: 10:30a.m.-2:30p.m.
Buddy Valastro, of TLC’s Cake Boss, has brought his first restaurant to Las Vegas at The Venetian. Buddy V’s Ristorante is inspired by Valastro’s family gatherings and features recipes passed down from his mother, grandmother and aunts, and offers twists on Italian-American favorites. “Buddy’s Family Brunch” features interactive food stations and a special selection of favorites just for the kids.

Brunch favorites: Pannettone French toast, maple-glazed ham, Sunday-style eggs, grandma’s meatballs and bottomless sangria and bloody marys.

CANYON RANCH GRILL
The Palazzo; Brunch is available Sunday: 9a.m.-1p.m.
Enjoy the fresh and healthy gourmet cuisine that Canyon Ranch is known for. A social lounge offers specialty cocktails and features a variety of homemade soft drinks and juices along with organic and sustainable spirits, beers and wines. Serving breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch, Canyon Ranch Grill is located at the SpaClub® entrance on The Palazzo, just off the 3rd floor suite elevators.

Brunch favorites: Yogurt sundae (Greek yogurt, seasonal berries, Canyon Ranch granola, homemade fruit preserves), lobster cake benedict (poached organic eggs, tomatillo sauces, breakfast potatoes), chicken sofrito breakfast (natural chicken breast, roasted vegetables, sofrito sauce).

DB BRASSERIE
The Venetian; Brunch is available Saturday-Sunday: 11:30a.m.-3p.m.
db Brasserie is Chef Daniel Boulud’s contemporary French restaurant with a menu that stays true to Chef Boulud’s signature French-American cooking and modern sensibility by offering updated brasserie classics. Market-driven dishes, using the season’s best ingredients, are artfully prepared to Boulud’s exacting standards by the team at db Brasserie.

Brunch favorites: DBGB chicken & Belgian waffles (crispy fried chicken, bourbon maple syrup), French toast (white chocolate & walnut bread, seasonal fruit, chocolate sorbet), crispy duck confit hash (fried egg, Yukon gold potato, duck vinaigrette, watercress salad), classic mimosas, seasonal bellinis and DB bloody mary.

LAVO
The Palazzo; Brunch is available Saturday-Sunday; 10a.m.-4p.m. Al fresco seating as well.
Located directly on Las Vegas Boulevard, LAVO’s terrace overlooks The Strip, affording one of the best views in all of Las Vegas while treating guests to a culinary voyage with selections of classic Italian dishes. With more than 20,000 square feet of space, the journey fromlounge to restaurant features 20-foot ceilings of old wood and low chandeliers crown an area featuring a curved bar and leather seating. The restaurant is highlighted by a spectacular glass and wood screened bridge adorned with flowing water features.

From fall to spring, LAVO’s famed Saturday Champagne Party Brunch provides the ultimate day life experience. Originating at LAVO’s sister location in New York City, TAO Group pioneered the wild afternoon affair, introducing the party brunch to The Palazzo on the Las Vegas Strip in 2011. The signature event blends an indulgent food menu, an expansive selection of Champagne, with a variety of large format bottles, and music to keep the party going by a roster of resident DJs. The restaurant initially sets a vibe dining atmosphere before the room seamlessly transitions into a neon explosion of confetti showers, wild bottle-popping presentations, and weekly themes encourage guests to dress up, let loose and dance the day away.

Brunch favorites: Lobster benedict (1 pound lobster, poached eggs, Champagne hollandaise), almond-crusted French toast (cinnamon, panettone, fresh berries, bananas), lemon ricotta waffles (roasted apples, whipped Greek yogurt, caramel), bloody cocktails and bottomless mimosa offerings.

MORELS FRENCH STEAKHOUSE & BISTRO
The Palazzo; Brunch is available Saturday-Sunday; 8a.m.-4p.m. Al fresco seating as well.
At Morels, Executive Chef J.L. Carrera merges classic steakhouse with unique culinary aspects, including an iced seafood bar, a cheese and charcuterie bar with more than 60 farmhouse and artisanal cheeses from around the world along with handmade salamis and meats,complemented by a more than 60 wines-by-the-glass and more than 400 varieties of French and California wine-by-the-bottle.

Brunch favorites: Dungeness crab Oscar benedict (asparagus, poached eggs, brioche toast, hollandaise), Croque Madame (country ham, gruyere cheese, sauce mornay, crispy sourdough, fried egg), crispy Belgian waffle (flavored with lemon and orange zest, fresh berries, maple syrup), steak frites (skirt steak, maître d’butter), bottomless mimosas and a handcrafted “bloody” cart.

SUSHISAMBA
The Palazzo; Brunch is available Saturday-Sunday; 11:30a.m.-4p.m.
From the sizzling meats of the robata grill to super-fresh sushi,sashimi and ceviche, SUSHISAMBA has something for everyone. The menu offers a unique blend of fiery Brazilian, zesty Peruvian and fresh Japanese culinary influences. Colorful design and Brazilian beats infuse fun into the lively SUSHISAMBA experience.

Brunch favorites: Feijoada (savory stew of black bean, shredded pork, seared beef and carne saca with white rice, collard greens, farofa and fresh orange slices), housemade quinoa waffles (kuromitsu and vanilla-cinnamon butter), churrasco and eggs (grilled hangar steak, red chimichurri, organic eggs any style, potato, mizuna salad), South American frittata (linguica, asparagus, hearts of palm, manchengo cheese).

YARDBIRD
The Venetian; Brunch is available Friday-Sunday; 11a.m.-4:30p.m.
The critically acclaimed Yardbird Southern Table & Bar ishouse of worship to farm-fresh ingredients, classic Southern cooking, culture and hospitality. Helmed by award-winning restaurateur John Kunkel, the original location was recognized by the James Beard Foundation as Best New Restaurant and was named among America’s Best New Restaurants by Bon Appetit. The restaurant serves up the freshest, most inventive takes on regional Southern fare for supper seven days a week with a foot-stompin’, soul-healin’ brunch on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Brunch favorites: Chicken ‘n’ Watermelon ‘n’ Waffles (honey hot sauce, chilled spiced watermelon, Vermont sharp cheddar cheese waffle, bourbon maple syrup), ‘77 Elvis pancakes (chocolate chip pancakes, banana compote, bourbon maple syrup, peanut butter), maple bacon donuts, deviled eggs (dill, chive, smoked trout roe), Yardbird bloody marys.

For more information on the brunches and menus, please visit http://www.venetian.com/restaurants/brunch.html.

 

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. 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.

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.

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 venetian.com, follow on Twitter @venetianvegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/venetianlasvegas.

The Venetian® Las Vegas To Host Ultimo – A Weekend Of Excellence, Dec. 5-7

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THE VENETIAN® LAS VEGAS TO HOST
ULTIMO – A WEEKEND OF EXCELLENCE, DEC. 5-7

Event to Feature Incomparable Luxury Experiences; Landmark Collaboration Between Several of the World’s Best Culinary Celebrities

The Venetian® Las Vegas will host the city’s culinary event of the year, UltimoA Weekend of Excellence, Dec. 5-7.  Featuring lavish feasts of the finest food and extraordinary experiences from an A-team of luxury brands, Ultimo will celebrate the romance of Italy and the magic of its cuisine, as it unfolds around The Venetian and The Palazzo® Las Vegas.
This special winter weekend of luxury experiences will include the return of the Venetian’s Grand Banquet, a landmark collaboration between several of the world’s best culinary celebrities, including Chefs Daniel Boulud, Emeril Lagasse, and Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro.

 

Introduced in 2013, the Grand Banquet spans the iconic Grand Colonnade of The Venetian on a spectacular single table that seats nearly 200 people.  This sumptuous setting – with its meal fit for royalty – was called “the grandest meal ever served in Las Vegas” by last year’s host Chef Mario Batali.

 

The event is presented in conjunction with Robb Report magazine and Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada, and will benefit the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

 

Ultimo – A Weekend of Excellence will feature an entire experience for guests:

 

The Arrival
On Friday, guests who fly into McCarran International Airport (or any of the private options in Las Vegas) will be driven to The Venetian in a Bentley or Rolls-Royce, or one of the resort’s limousines. Check-in will be provided at the exclusive VIP lounge, and each guest will be escorted to a luxurious suite, including a choice of premium suites that are normally reserved for “high-roller” casino guests.

The first social affair, the Welcome Reception at fine jewelry and watch boutique Bellusso, will feature caviar, champagne and a showing of sophisticated timepieces. The party will then move on to the Grand Colonnade for a dinner of a lifetime, The Grand Banquet.

The Grand Banquet
One would have to travel to Europe to find a meal with a similar romantic setting as the weekend’s main event: The Grand Banquet. In fact, the banquet will be served within the stunning and iconic Grand Colonnade, amid authentic frescoes hand painted by Italian artists, 25-foot columns of Botticino marble, and floors inspired by the Church of Santa Maria del Rosario. Spanning the Grand Colonnade, a spectacular single table will seat nearly 200 people, a breathtaking setting that follows a European trend to host grand community meals in the most impressive public spaces.

To ensure that the meal matches the superb setting, the weekend’s hosts—Chefs Boulud, Lagasse, and Valastro—will reign over the food presentations, leaving time to mingle with guests throughout the dining experience. To highlight each incredible course, winemakers from top wineries worldwide will be on hand to introduce their new- and old-world pours, including some new releases saved for this very night. Fabulous live entertainment and an auction for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health will bring this magical evening to a close.

Very few people have the opportunity to attend an event that so eloquently blends the finest Italian food with extraordinary vintages from renowned Italian wine producers.

 

 

Saturday Haute Experiences
Saturday gets rolling with a fabulous French Brunch with Daniel Boulud at his new db Brasserie restaurant, which was recently named “Best New Fine Dining” by Vegas Seven magazine. Guests will load up on French-American classics and bubbly before heading out on one of four luxury experiences, that range from relaxing to thrilling.

The Venetian has curated four ‘Haute Experience’ options for Saturday afternoon. Through our luxury partners, guests can participate in unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities tailored just for them:

JUST SAY AHH…
Guests who come to Vegas to relax and unwind will look no further than The Venetian’s famed Canyon Ranch SpaClub®. Guests will sit back and enjoy the spa’s world-famous facilities (including experiential rains, HydroSpa, and herbal-infused laconium), then melt into the treatments of their dreams. They will take the relaxation home, with a generous gift bag courtesy of Canyon Ranch.

FASHION INSIDER
The Venetian is planning a super-exclusive fashion extravaganza just for Ultimo’s most fashion-minded guests, put together by one of our favorite brands. This intimate event will be a once-in-a-lifetime peek into the evolving role of Las Vegas in high fashion, including insider access to a current collection and how pieces are chosen for the experience. The Las Vegas Strip, with its unique global clientele, continues to grow as a top shopping destination in part by offering many one-of-a-kind pieces not sold anywhere else—this fascinating event is a must for anyone with a love of fashion.

NEED FOR SPEED
Ultimo’s luxury-car partners are putting together a race car experience of a lifetime. Together with Exotics Racing, guests can learn to drive those cars the way they’re made to be driven— as fast as possible, around a racetrack. The experience includes an opportunity to hit the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in one of these special cars, with a pro driver in the passenger seat. The 1.2-mile racetrack was designed by a stunt driver who worked with Matt Damon in The Bourne Identity, and it features seven thrilling turns and a 1,800-foot straightaway.

BAKING WITH THE BOSS
This unforgettable culinary weekend wouldn’t be complete without at least some guests hitting the kitchen. Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro, a fourth-generation baker who inherited the nickname from his father, knows his way around a sweet tooth. Guests will learn from the best during this private baking class, where you’ll participate in baking to-die-for cakes worthy of bakeries of the highest level.

 

The Weekend Continues
A memorable Dine-Around in the Palazzo Waterfall Atrium & Gardens will give guests a taste of The Venetian and The Palazzo’s hot spots Carnevino (by Mario Batali), Buddy V’s Ristorante (by Buddy Valastro), CUT Steakhouse (by Wolfgang Puck), Bouchon (by Thomas Keller), Delmonico Steakhouse (by Emeril Lagasse), and db Brasserie (by Daniel Boulud).

The after-party will be a private soiree in a special Richard Hennessey Lounge in the exclusive high-roller Paiza Club, with desserts by Valastro, fine liquors, and premier cigars.

Sunday’s Truffle Farewell Brunch will boast a meal to dream about—using delicious in-season truffles, organic farm-fresh eggs, and premium beef—with Lagasse hosting at his award-winning Delmonico Steakhouse.

The only way to experience Ultimo in its entirety is to stay overnight.  Deluxe packages combine prime access to weekend events with a suite at The Venetian or The Palazzo.  Packages include

 

Ultimo Suite Package
The Ultimo Package offers the highest level of service and amenities to further enhance a weekend of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Penthouse accommodations, two seats at The Grand Banquet and all of the weekend’s biggest culinary events are included in this exclusive package.

 

Diamond Suite Package
The Diamond Package treats guests to exquisite suite accommodations and all of the weekend’s biggest culinary events, including The Grand Banquet, Brunch with Daniel Boulud, the Dine Around, the Truffle Farewell Brunch at Emeril Lagasse’s Delmonico Steakhouse, and more.

 

Platinum Suite Package
Participate in some of the weekend’s most spirited events with the Platinum Package, including the Welcome Reception at Bellusso and dessert by the “Cake Boss” in the exclusive Paiza Lounge, as well as Ultimo’s crowning dining experience, The Grand Banquet.

 

Gold Suite Package
The Gold Package offers guests a taste of the Ultimo experience with some of the best culinary events offered throughout the weekend, such as Brunch with Daniel Boulud, the Dine Around and the Truffle Farewell Brunch, as well as other delightful amenities.

 

For more information on these events, or exclusive suite packages, please visit http://www.venetian.com/ultimo

 

 

2014 EVENT SCHEDULE

 

Friday, December 5
6pm–7pm

Welcome Reception
Bellusso Jewelers
Caviar and Champagne welcome reception at the Bellusso boutique, showcasing watches and fine jewelry.

 

7pm–11pm
The Grand Banquet
Grand Colonnade

A landmark family-style feast at one stunning table that spans the iconic Venetian Grand Colonnade, prepared by chefs Daniel Boulud and Emeril Lagasse. Buddy Valastro is preparing the decadent desserts, and wine pairings will be presented by top winemakers from all over the world. A live auction for Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and live entertainment finish this dazzling first night.

 

Saturday, December 6

10am–11:30am
Brunch with Daniel Boulud
db Brasserie
Brunch with Boulud kicks off Saturday with bubbles and loads of delicious brasserie food.

12pm–3pm
Haute Experiences
Choose from four once-in-a-lifetime Haute Experiences:

 Just Say Ahh…
Unwind with the spa experience of a lifetime at Canyon Ranch SpaClub®.

Fashion Insider
A private high-fashion experience with one of our favorite brands.

Need for Speed
Join our luxury-car partners for a spin around the Las Vegas Motor Speedway—with you at the wheel.

Baking with the Boss
An only-in-Vegas private baking class with the Cake Boss himself, Buddy Valastro.

7pm–11pm
Dine Around
Waterfall Atrium and Gardens & Paiza Club

Saturday night in Vegas kicks it up a notch with a fabulous reception featuring The Venetian hot spots, followed by a private party in the exclusive Paiza Club high-rollers lounge.

Sunday, December 7
10am–12pm
Truffle Farewell Brunch
Delmonico Steakhouse
Farewell brunch at Emeril Lagasse’s famed Delmonico Steakhouse.

 

For prices and more information on these events, and exclusive suite packages, please visit http://www.venetian.com/ultimo.

 

Note: Schedule and details subject to change

 

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 venetian.com, follow on Twitter @venetianvegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/venetianlasvegas.

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.

 

epicurean affair

 

THE LAS VEGAS EPICUREAN AFFAIR RETURNS TO THE PALAZZO® ON MAY 22 FEATURING TOP LAS VEGAS RESTAURANTS AND BEVERAGE RETAILERS

Las Vegas Epicurean

THE LAS VEGAS EPICUREAN AFFAIR RETURNS TO
THE PALAZZO® ON MAY 22 FEATURING TOP LAS
VEGAS RESTAURANTS AND BEVERAGE RETAILERS

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, 2014. 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.

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 Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio, Delmonico Steakhouse, Morels French Steakhouse, STK, Bouchon, TAO Asian Bistro, and Il Mulino, 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, 2014, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at The Pools at The Palazzo. Tickets will go on sale on April 21, 2014, and can be purchased at www.palazzo.com or any Venetian or Palazzo box office. Tickets for the event are $155 for early admission at 6:00 p.m. and $105 for general admission. Proceeds benefit NvRA’s educational and scholarship programs, including ProStart®, a national high school culinary skill and restaurant management program.

Photos: UNLVino Kicks Off with ‘Bubble-Licious’ at The Venetian

Last night, UNLVino kicked off four days of world-class beverage tastings with Bubble-Licious at The Venetian. Legendary chef Thomas Keller of Bouchon was honored with the Dom Pérignon Award of Excellence for establishing a collection of restaurants that set a new paradigm within the hospitality industry as guests sipped under the stars to raise scholarship funds for UNLV hospitality students.

Accepting his award, Chef Keller said, “I can’t tell you how incredibly honored I am to be standing here tonight in front of all of you and the students of UNLV. The reason I’m standing here is because of them. We raise millions of dollars for the scholarship fund to help these students realize their dreams. I was able to realize my dreams because I had people surrounding me and supporting me throughout my life.” Offering his advice to the students, Keller hit on the importance of patience and persistence. “Whatever you’re doing, be patient. Take your time. Learn your skills. Learn your craft. And don’t let anyone ever tell you that you can’t do something. And whatever happens, continue to stay true to who you are, stay true to your goals, and believe me, you’ll be fine.”

 

The festivities continue tonight with Sake Fever at The Mirage honoring Chef Masaharu Morimoto (7 p.m. to 10 p.m.), Saturday’s Grand Tasting at Paris Las Vegas honoring restaurateur Elizabeth Blau (7 p.m. to 10 p.m.), and Sunday’s mixology-focused BAR-b-q at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health honoring MGM Grand president and COO Scott Sibella (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.). More information on each event is available at UNLVino.com and tickets are available at the door.

 

Bubble-Licious Highlights:

 

  • The festivities commenced with Bubble-Licious’ signature “21 Cork Salute,” where 21 sommeliers from UNLV and Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada (SWS of NV) simultaneously popped corks off 21 bottles of Dom Pérignon champagne, signifying the start of UNLVino.
    • Chef Keller, the evening’s honoree, personally served Pate de Campagne with pickled garden vegetables from Bouchon and provided cookies from Bouchon Bakery as a guest takeaway.
    • Guests sampled more than 100 varieties of international champagnes, sparkling wines, wines and other specialty beverages, including Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label Brut, Moet + Chandon Imperial Brut, Luc Belaire Sparkling Rare Rose, Cupcake Prosecco, and many more.
    • Guests enjoyed signature dishes from a collection of The Venetian’s celebrated restaurants including B&B Ristorante, Bouchon, Delmonico, Lagasse’s Stadium, Postrio Bar and Grill, Sushi Samba, Table 10 and Zine Noodles Dim Sum. Guest favorites included Chef Keller’s pate, a carpaccio of scallops created by the resort’s Executive Chef Olivier Dubreuil, and Postrio Bar and Grill’s Bavarian Bratwurst.
    • SWS of NV Marketing & Events Director Michael Severino, SWS of NV Senior Managing Director Larry Ruvo, Keller’s longtime friend Robin Leach, UNLV’s William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration Dean Don Snyder and 25 UNLV hospitality students honored Chef Keller with the Dom Pérignon Award of Excellence.
      • Larry Ruvo said, “Enormous celebrities and bon vivants from around the world want to come and taste this culinary genius’ food. And fortunate for us, Thomas Keller understands his roots and is a huge supporter of the Las Vegas community. Having Thomas Keller here is like bringing the rat pack back. He is a person that the culinary world identifies with an academy award, a celebrity. For us to have this culinary genius, this god-given talent in our city is incredible.”
      • Don Snyder presented Chef Keller with a framed chef’s jacket signed by 25 UNLVino student managers. He said, “On behalf of UNLV, I couldn’t be more excited about Thomas Keller being recognized here tonight. This is a wonderful event, and for now 39 years, the partnership we have with Larry Ruvo and Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada comes together in evenings like this. Thomas, we’re really pleased to have you here tonight and for you to be our honoree.”

Photo credit:  Tom Donoghue

**PHOTOS** The Venetian and The Palazzo Presents the Fourth Annual Carnival of Cuisine

Sweet Surrender cupcakes

The Venetian and The Palazzo presented the fourth annual Carnival of Cuisine today, featuring more than 15 restaurants and eateries including five James Beard Award winners. Guests enjoyed palate-pleasing dishes from restaurants exclusively  of The Venetian and The Palazzo including B&B Ristorante, Bouchon, Café Presse, Carnevino, Delmonico Steakhouse, Otto Enoteca Pizzeria, FIRST Food & Bar, Grand Lux Café, Lagasse’s Stadium, Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro, Pinot Brasserie, SUSHISAMBA, Sweet Surrender, Table 10, Valentino, The Venetian and The Palazzo Catering, ZINE Noodles Dim Sum and Zeffirino Ristorante.

Chef Sammy D of FIRST Food & Bar, Chef Francesco Schintu of Zeffirino, Chef Herb Wilson of SUSHISAMBA and Chef Luciano Pelligrini of Valentino performed live cooking demonstrations while guests sipped on specialty cocktails and enjoyed live entertainment.

Carnival of Cuisine is presented by Grazie, the premier loyalty program that rewards guests of The Venetian and The Palazzo for staying in the resorts’ suites, dining at the restaurants, shopping at the boutiques and gaming in the casinos.

 

Chef Luciano Pelligrini

 

Carnevino

 

Chef Sammy D Cooking Demo

 

Carnival of Cuisine

 

Sweet Surrender cupcakes

 

Photo credit: Robyn Andrzejczak / ImagesOfVegas.com / ISPhotography

World-Renowned Restaurants from The Venetian and The Palazzo Showcased at the Fourth Annual Carnival of Cuisine

 

WORLD-RENOWNED RESTAURANTS FROM THE VENETIAN AND THE PALAZZO SHOWCASED AT THE FOURTH ANNUAL CARNIVAL OF CUISINE

WHAT: On Saturday, Dec. 10 from 1-4 p.m., The Venetian and The Palazzo presents the fourth annual Carnival of Cuisine inside The Palazzo Ballroom in the Congress Center. Award-winning cuisine will be showcased exclusively by restaurants of The Venetian and The Palazzo. This palate-pleasing event will also feature cooking demonstrations, tastings from more than 15 eateries including five James Beard Award winners and live entertainment.

Participating restaurants and eateries include B&B Ristorante, Bouchon, Café Presse, Carnevino, Delmonico Steakhouse, Otto Enoteca Pizzeria, FIRST Food & Bar, Grand Lux Café, Lagasse’s Stadium, Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro, Pinot Brasserie, SUSHISAMBA, Sweet Surrender, Table 10, Valentino, The Venetian and The Palazzo Catering, ZINE Noodles Dim Sum and Zeffirino Ristorante.

Carnival of Cuisine is presented by Grazie, the premier loyalty program that rewards guests of The Venetian and The Palazzo for staying in the resorts’ suites, dining at the restaurants, shopping at the boutiques and gaming in the casinos.

WHO: Live cooking demos set for 1:30, 2, 2:30 and 3 p.m.                                                                                                           

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 10

WHERE: The Palazzo Ballroom
Fifth Floor of the Congress Center
3325 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

  

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. 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.

 

ABOUT THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS
With more than 3,000 spacious suites, luxury shopping ,world-class dining and entertainment, the $1.9 billion, Silver LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified Palazzo Las Vegas literally takes luxury to new heights. Ranked as one of the top 25 hotels in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Awards” for two consecutive years, the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Four Star-Award winning resort is highlighted by a flagship 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York. The Shoppes at The Palazzo feature more than 60 luxury boutiques, including 20 remarkable stores and couture brands making their Las Vegas debuts at The Palazzo including Chloé, Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin, Diane von Furstenberg, Van Cleef & Arpels, Catherine Malandrino and Anya Hindmarch. The all-suite resort offers plush and opulent suite accommodations ranging from a Luxury Suite at an unprecedented 720 square feet to the 8,000-square-foot Chairman suite with private terraces and plunge pools. The Palazzo also offers a variety of cuisines from a collection of award-winning chefs such as Carnevino by Mario Batali, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse. Other unique offerings include the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, “Jersey Boys;” the chic dining and nightlife hotspot, LAVO; the world’s largest Canyon Ranch SpaClub; the ultimate sports bar, sportsbook and restaurant on the Strip, Lagasse’s Stadium; and Prestige at The Palazzo – an exclusive space designed to offer the sophisticated traveler an elevated level of services and amenities including private champagne check in, packing and unpacking services, exclusive bath and pillow menus, complimentary cocktail reception and more. 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 Palazzo and its famed sister resort, The Venetian Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio. For additional information, visit The Palazzo website at palazzolasvegas.com, follow on Twitter @palazzolasvegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/palazzolasvegas.

 

ABOUT GRAZIE
Earn points when you EAT, SLEEP, SHOP & PLAY with Grazie, The Venetian and The Palazzo’s premier loyalty program. Grazie rewards guests for staying in the resorts’ suites, dining at the restaurants, shopping at the boutiques, and gaming in the casinos. Guests will enjoy the services and amenities available at two world class resorts with the ease and usability of just one card and one program. Guests playing on qualifying slot and video poker can earn three types of points: Status Points, Slot Reward Points and Grazie Gift Points. Slot Reward Points can be redeemed for a choice of slot credits or resort comps. By linking their Grazie account to their hotel reservation, guests can earn Status Points for all suite charges including: restaurant meals, show tickets, spa services, nightclub drinks, participating shop purchases, suite rates and in-suite charges. Grazie offers three levels of membership: Grazie, Gold and Platinum. A guest’s membership level determines the rate at which points are earned and the higher the level, the faster points are earned. For additional information, please call Grazie at 877.2GRAZIE or 702.414.4116.