Restaurants Announced, Chef Hubert Keller to DJ at ECF M.E.N.U.S. Event, Oct. 13

 

CULINARY WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS DJ – CHEF HUBERT KELLER – TO
PERFORM AT EPICUREAN CHARITABLE FOUNDATION’S M.E.N.U.S. EVENT

Participating Restaurants Announced

 The Epicurean Charitable Foundation (ECF) announces its 2017 honoree, Chef Hubert Keller, will perform a DJ set during its upcoming Mentoring and Educating Nevada’s Upcoming Students (M.E.N.U.S.) dine-around event at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Paradise Pool on Friday, Oct. 13. The renowned chef acquired DJ skills from his friend, San Francisco-based DJ “Frenchy le Freak,” who received cooking lessons from Keller in return. His DJ set will take place during the main event, which takes place from 8 to 11 p.m.

In addition, ECF announces its roster of participating venues:

Bandito, Big Sur Oyster Bar, BLT Steak, Casa Fuente, Culinary Dropout, Delmonico Steakhouse, DW Bistro, Fiamma, Fleur by Hubert Keller, Foundation Room, FU Asian Kitchen, Giada Vegas, Goose Island Pub, Gordon Ramsay Burger, House of Blues Las Vegas, Hugo’s Cellar, Lagasse’s Stadium, LVB Burger, MB Steak, Nine Fine Irishmen, Oyster Bar, Pink Taco, Robert Irvine Public House, Sambalatte Torrefazione, Sake Rok Las Vegas, Shake Shack, The Dapper Doughnut, The Mansion, Top of the World and Zenshin Asian Restaurant.

At M.E.N.U.S., guests will encounter more than 50 of Las Vegas’ top restaurants, chefs, mixologists and beverage distributors, as well as enjoy a performance by headlining band Everclear. Consisting of a delectable dine-around, tempting silent auction and memorable after-party—this year’s M.E.N.U.S. will be complemented by Cuban flavors, cigars, dancing and beverages. Guests are encouraged to don their finest Havana-chic attire.

Proceeds from M.E.N.U.S. support ECF’s mission of providing full college scholarships and mentorship opportunities to gifted, but underprivileged, Clark County high school seniors who are passionate about pursuing a career in the food, beverage and hospitality industry. More than any other area charity focused on student academic and career development, ECF provides valuable personal connections and one-on-one support to its scholarship recipients. They receive not only up to $48,000 toward tuition, books and other fees, but also participation in the Future Leaders of Hospitality Program. In this program, each student is paired with a board member, who serves as a mentor and provides real-life guidance, support and assistance with job and internship placement upon graduation.

ABOUT HUBERT KELLER
Classically trained by France’s top chefs, Frenchman Hubert Keller is now one of America’s most widely recognized and acclaimed chefs. His empire includes restaurants: Fleur by Hubert Keller (Las Vegas) and Burger Bar (Las Vegas, San Francisco).

Chef Keller has won numerous awards, including the James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef: California and has been elected to the Foundation’s prestigious Who’s Who in Food and Beverage. Food and Wine magazine tapped him as one of the Ten Best Chefs in America, and Restaurant & Institutions gave him its Ivy Award.

Chef Keller is also known for his performance as a judge on Top Chef as well as for his grace-under-pressure performance as a contestant in the first season of Top Chef Masters on Bravo. Chef Keller was as well a resident judge on Top Chef Just Desserts. Chef Keller’s own cooking show, Secrets of a Chef, airs on PBS. Chef Keller is also known for his generosity and support for a wide range of educational, charity and community events around the country.

Cookbooks include “Cuisine of Hubert Keller,” “Burger Bar” and “Souvenirs – Memoirs, Stories and Recipes from My Life.”

M.E.N.U.S. SPONSORS
Sponsors for this year’s M.E.N.U.S. event include Presenting Sponsor Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas; Platinum Sponsor Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits; Gold Sponsors Anheuser-Busch, Breakthru Beverage, E.&J. Gallo Winery, Fiji Water and Johnson Brothers of Nevada; Nevada Beverage; Silver Sponsors Emeril Lagasse Foundation, ILEA, and Sysco; Bronze Sponsors Apex Linen, Avero, BACKBAR, Boyd Gaming, Caesars Entertainment, Cashman Photography, Cintas, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Farmer Brothers, JS Products, MGM Resorts International, Modelo, Nicholas & Co. Pepsico, Silver Lining Amenities International, South Point Hotel, State Restaurant Equipment Co., Steelite International and Sunbay Supplies LLC.

TO PURCHASE TICKETS
Attendance at this year’s M.E.N.U.S. event starts at $500 for a single ticket, with multi-ticket sponsorship packages available. For sponsorship details or more information about M.E.N.U.S. 2017, click here or call (702) 932-5098.

Back Bar USA Launching 2 Gingers Whiskey in Las Vegas for St. Patrick’s Day

BACK BAR USA2 gingers
BACK BAR USA LAUNCHES 2 GINGERS WHISKEY IN LAS VEGAS AREA WITH ST. PATRICKS DAY CELEBRATIONS

 

The spirit of Ireland and excitement of Las Vegas come together for St. Patrick’s Day at several celebrations on The Strip, Fremont Street Downtown and Water Street in Henderson that launch 2 Gingers Whiskey in the Nevada market. March 15-17, Back Bar USA, a wine, beer and spirits marketing and consulting firm, is introducing the 2 Gingers Brand with a bang by dispatching teams to give out samples and St. Pat swag with live bagpipers. Drink specials at the events will feature 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey in cocktails such as “The Big Ginger” that contains Irish whiskey, Ginger Ale, and a squeeze of lemon and lime juice as the garnish*. Distilled in Ireland and a member of the Beam Global brand portfolio, 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey is the perfect drink for the holiday because of its smooth, malty and slightly sweet taste. Although some venues may accommodate guests of all ages, only partygoers aged 21+ may participate in the 2 Gingers Whiskey promotions and giveaways.

 

Events

 

Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Saturday, March 15-Monday, March 17
7-9 p.m.

 

Diablos Cantina at Monte Carlo
Saturday, March 15-Monday, March 17
4-6 p.m.

 

Cabo Wabo Cantina (Miracle Mile Shops)
Saturday, March 15
5-7 p.m.

 

Sunday, March 16 & Monday, March 17
7-9 p.m.

 

Fatburger (Strip Location)
Saturday, March 15-Monday, March 17
2-4 p.m.

 

Emerald Island Casino (Water Street in Henderson)
Saturday, March 15
2-3 p.m.

 

Sunday, March 16 & Monday, March 17
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

 

Gold Mine Tavern Henderson (Water Street in Henderson)
Saturday, March 15
1-2 p.m.

 

Sunday, March 16 & Monday, March 17
4 p.m.-5 p.m.

 

Rhumbar (The Mirage Hotel & Casino)
Saturday March 15
10-11 p.m.

 

Sunday, March 16
4-5 p.m.

 

Monday, March 17
9:30-10:30 p.m.

 

Casa Fuente (The Forum Shops at Caesars) 
Saturday, March 15
4-5 p.m.

 

Sunday, March 16
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

 

Monday, March 17
2:30-3:30 p.m.

 

Kahunaville (Treasure Island)
Saturday, March 15 & Sunday, March 16
1-3 p.m.

 

Sunday, March 17
Noon-2 p.m.

 

Commonwealth (East Fremont St.)
Saturday, March 15
8-9 p.m. & Midnight-1 a.m.

 

Sunday, March 16
7-8 p.m. & 10-11 p.m.

 

Park on Fremont
Sunday, March 16
Noon-2 p.m.

 

*Drink specials will vary by location and are subject to change. Back Bar USA and its sponsors encourage guests to enjoy responsibly and to not drink and drive.

The Forum Shops at Caesars Celebrates the First-Ever Festival of Fashion – Sept 6 & 7

Festival of Fashion
First-Ever Festival of Fashion at The Forum Shops at Caesars
Features Live and Interactive Fashion Presentations, In-Store Events, Roman Characters, Giveaways, Food, Drinks, and Fun
 
Seventy shops and restaurants at The Forum Shops participating in
first-annual fashion event Sept. 6-7
 
 

 

 The stage is set for a two-day celebration of style during the first-ever Festival of Fashion at The Forum Shops at Caesars in Las Vegas on Sept. 6-7, 2013. Enjoy back-to-back days of live and interactive fashion presentations, roving Roman characters, beauty bars, photo opportunities, entertainment, food, drink, lounges, one-of-a-kind in-store events, limited edition products and more.

 

In addition to a variety of exciting in-store activities, the Festival of Fashion features special live fashion shows and interactive fashion presentations. On Friday, Sept. 6 between 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. and on Saturday, Sept. 7 between 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. and again 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. be sure to stop by the Fortuna Terrace near the casino entrance to The Forum Shops for a rock and roll inspired fashion presentation with a live dj and models set on an oversized spinning record. Also at the Fountain of the Gods, experience the glamour of Hollywood and be a part of an exciting fashion shoot. Get your make up touched up by the experts with Dior Beauty and Sephora and get your photo taken by the “paparazzi.”

 

In addition, Festival of Fashion attendees can also register to win one of four, $500 Forum Shops Shopping Sprees during the two-day event. Register for the giveaway near the Atlantis Fountain in The Great Roman Hall anytime Friday or Saturday between 10 a.m. – midnight. Winners do not have to be present to win.

 

More than 70 chic boutiques, stores and restaurants within The Forum Shops are participating in this first-of-its-kind fashion celebration with exciting in-store events planned during the Festival of Fashion. From live music, DJ’s, refreshments, trunk and fashion shows, guest appearances, gifts with purchases, product demonstrations and more – there’s something for everybody at this year’s fashion celebration. Forum Shops retailers that are participating in the first-ever Festival of Fashion at The Forum Shops include: Agent Provocateur, Alfred Dunhill, Anne Fontaine, Anthropologie, Baccarat, bebe, Bettie Page, Brighton Collectibles, Brooks Brothers, Caesars Essentials, Caesars Exclusivley, Casa Fuente, Chrome Hearts, Citta delle Luci, Coach, Coach Level 2, Coach Men’s, Custo Barcelona, Diane von Furstenberg, Dior Beauty, DKNY, Donald J Pliner, Elie Tahari, Exclusive Collections Gallery, Fendi, H&M, Hearts On Fire, Henri Bendel, Inglot Cosmetics, James Perse, Jimmy Choo, John Varvatos, Juicy Couture, Kids Kastle, Kiehl’s Since 1851, L.K. Bennett, Longchamp, M Missoni, MAC Cosmetics, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs, Martin Lawrence Galleries, Michael Kors, Montblanc, Pandora, Roman Times, Sandro, Scoop NYC, Sephora, Sergio Rossi, Shoooz at The Forum, Swarovski, Ted Baker London, The Walking Company, Thomas Pink, Tommy Bahama. Tommy Bahama the Shop for Women, True Religion, UGG Australia and Vilebrequin.

 

Many of the distinctive restaurants inside The Forum Shops are also getting in on the Festival of Fashion fun with special cocktail creations and promotions. Enjoy a Pink Sky Strawberry Lemonade at The Palm • Las Vegas and $1 Pineapple Fusion or Raspberry Volito shots at Sushi Roku. The newly-opened Carmine’s NYC Italian Family Restaurant, Il Mulino New York, Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, Max Brenner – Chocloate by the Bald Man, P.J. Clarke’s, Spago and Trevi Italian Restaurant will each present a fashionable signature cocktail to mark the stylish celebration.

 

Recognized worldwide as one of the finest luxury shopping streets in the world, The Forum Shops is proud to host a one-of-a-kind event in celebration of style and self-expression through fashion with an evening like no other. Don’t miss the Festival of Fashion at The Forum Shops!

 

For additional information and updates about the first annual Festival of Fashion at The Forum Shops visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ForumShops. #FOF13

Las Vegas Headliners Join the Party for Fashion’s Night Out at The Forum Shops at Caesars

Las Vegas Headliners Join the Party for Fashion’s Night Out at
The Forum Shops at Caesars
Matt Goss, Showgirls from Jubilee!, Chippendales, Frank Marino’s Divas,
and Anthony Cools Among Those Celebrating Fashion’s Night Out
The third annual Fashion’s Night Out is a Vegas-style celebration with iconic local headliners attending the celebrated event on Thursday, Sept. 6 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Forum Shops at Caesars. A number of Las Vegas’ most popular celebrities and entertainers will be on hand to take part in special activities, in-store events, product demonstrations, parties and promotional giveaways.

Look for international singing sensation and Caesars Palace headline entertainer Matt Goss during Fashion’s Night Out at The Forum Shops. His weekend show inside The Gossy Room at Caesars Palace is a very contemporary reinvention of vintage Rat Pack Vegas and features a dynamic blend of musical talent.
The Fashion’s Night Out experience gets even glitzier this year as legendary showgirls from Jubilee! join the celebration. For more than 30 years, the lavish stage spectacular has been an iconic Vegas-style production show at Bally’s Las Vegas garnishing awards year after year. Jubilee! is the last authentic showgirl revue in the city and remains synonymous with Las Vegas.
Chippendale performers will be joining guests and adding a quiver of excitement to the evening at select menswear locations. These handsome male performers can be seen at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, where they entertain inside the Chippendales Theater.
Shop and party all night with superstar female impersonators who uncannily duplicate the likenesses of Britney Spears, Cher, Diana Ross, Beyonce, Madonna, Dolly Parton, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Katy Perry from Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas at Imperial Palace.
Also on hand will be world famous hypnotist Anthony Cools, known for his raw and uninhibited attitude. Anthony Cools headlines inside the Anthony Cools Experience showroom at Paris Las Vegas.
Of course, the spotlight will be on fashion during Fashion’s Night Out at The Forum Shops. Live models throughout the retail center will be styled in fashions and accessories from Alfred Dunhill, Anne Fontaine, Bebe, Bettie Page, Brighton Collections, Cache, Custo Barcelona, DKNY, Donald J Pliner, Elie Tahari, Emilio Pucci, Fendi, Gap, John Varvatos, Judith Leiber, Juicy Couture, Pal Zileri, Pandora, St John, Tommy Bahama, Tommy Bahama Women, True Religion, Vilebrequin, and Y-3.
Get in full party mode with live DJs and refreshments at 7 For All Mankind, Bebe, DKNY, Giuseppe Zanotti, La Perla, Ted Baker London, UGG Australia, and Y-3. For specialty cocktails and light bites, try Elie Tahari, Gucci, Scoop NYC, Tadashi, and Valentino. Keep the cocktail parties going with champagne and desserts at Emilio Pucci, Tory Burch, and Brighton Collections. Finish off the veritable buffet with hot chocolate at Vosges Haut Chocolat.
If you love to love a sale, many retailers are offering special discounts for Fashion’s Night Out including Antiquities, Baccarat, Bettie Page, Custo Barcelona, Gap, Intermix, Kiehl’s Since 1851, and Lacoste.
The only thing possibly better than a sale is a gift, and Fashion’s Night Out has plenty of those. Enjoy gifts, gifts with purchase, samples and register-to-win events at Agent Provocateur, Donald J Pliner, Fresh, Hublot, Inglot, Judith Leiber, Juicy Couture, Roman Times, Thomas Pink, Tommy Bahama, Tommy Bahama Women, True Religion, Y-3, Vilebrequin, and for M loyalty members at Guess by Marciano.
Visit Dior Beauty for makeup demonstrations, Anne Fontaine for makeup demonstrations plus a register-to-win giveaway, Sephora for makeup demonstrations plus samples and makeup express service, and MAC Cosmetics for a free makeup application with purchase!
If raffles are just your ticket, stop by Blink Optical, De Beers, Judith Ripka, Kate Spade, and Michael Kors.
Other exclusive events will include a VEGAS magazine photo booth at Marc by Marc Jacobs along with a new fragrance launch, free Astrology and Chinese Tarot card readings at Eric Andrew Collection, a “Crazy Carat” showcase at Fendi, Judith Ripka will raffle a signed Judith Ripka coffee table book, a trunk show at Pal Zileri, a gift drawing at Pandora, and other special in-store events and offerings from Ann Taylor, Bally, Cache, Casa Fuente, Coach, Hearts On Fire, Jimmy Choo, John Varvatos, Marc Jacobs, Mont Blanc, Reed Krakoff, St John, H&M, Alfred Dunhill and Tod’s.
Many of the distinctive restaurants inside The Forum Shops are also getting in on the fun with special cocktail creations and promotions. Enjoy a Chocolate Stiletto drink special at Max Brenner – Chocolate by the Bald Man, a complimentary appetizer with purchase of a specialty cocktail at The Palm Las Vegas, discounted cocktails at Planet Hollywood Restaurant & Bar and Sushi Roku, specialty drinks at Trevi Italian Restaurant and Spago, complimentary fare by Il Mulino New York at Judith Ripka, and a special menu at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab with a donation of $1 to Three Square for every piece of seasonal pie ordered.
ABOUT THE FORUM SHOPS AT CAESARS
The Forum Shops at Caesars opened 283,000 square feet in May 1992 to immediate success.  An August 1997 expansion to 500,000 square feet continued the momentum.  The third phase of The Forum Shops’ growth was a three-level expansion extending from the existing retail, dining and entertainment icon to the famed Las Vegas Strip adding 175,000 square feet, with completion October 2004.  A grand pedestrian plaza entrance on Las Vegas Boulevard further validates The Forum Shops as one of the finest luxury shopping streets in the world.  The Forum Shops is recognized for its unique combination of top retail, dining, entertainment, excellent location and exciting ambiance featuring 150 specialty shops and 15 restaurants.  Additional information may be accessed at www.forumshops.com.
ABOUT FASHION’S NIGHT OUT
Established in 2009, Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) is an unprecedented global initiative created to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence and boost the industry¹s economy. In the United States, the program is collaboration between American Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company and the City of New York. For more information visit www.fashionsnightout.com, powered by QVC, or join us on Facebook and Twitter (www.twitter.com/fnonyc).

Celebrate Shopping at Fashion’s Night Out at The Forum Shops

Celebrate Style During Fashion’s Night Out at The Forum Shops
 

 

Save the date for the leading fashion event in Las Vegas, the 3rd annual Fashion’s Night Out at The Forum Shops at Caesars on Thursday, September 6 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. The stage is set for a festival of fashion with entertainment; refreshments; one-of-a-kind in-store events; giveaways; celebrity appearances; gifts, samples, and limited edition products.

 

In addition, this year’s Fashion’s Night Out attendees can also register to win one of three $500 shopping sprees to be given away near The Fountain of the Gods at 9 p.m.  With more than 160 specialty stores and restaurants, there’s plenty for all to see, do, and enjoy.

 

Get in full party mode with live DJs and refreshments at 7 For All Mankind, Bebe, DKNYUgg Australia, and Y-3. And if you can’t get enough of all things British after the London Olympics, Ted Baker London will host a Brit-themed bash with British refreshments, music, and complimentary tote bags with any purchase. You’ll also want to visit Giuseppe Zanotti’s soirée featuring a trunk show and the La Perla register-to-win giveaway gala.

 

Keep the cocktail parties going with champagne and desserts at Emilio Pucci, Tory Burch, and Brighton Collections. For specialty cocktails and light bites, try Elie Tahari, Gucci, Scoop NYC, Tadashi, and Valentino. Finish off the veritable buffet with hot chocolate at Vosges Haut Chocolat.

 

If you love to love a sale, many retailers are offering special discounts for Fashion’s Night Out including Antiquities, Baccarat, Bettie Page, Custo Barcelona, Gap, Intermix, Kiehl’s Since 1851, and Lacoste.

 

The only thing possibly better than a sale is a gift, and Fashion’s Night Out has plenty of those. Enjoy gifts with purchase at Agent Provocateur, Donald J Pliner, Hublot, Judith Leiber, Roman Times, Thomas Pink, True Religion, Y-3, Vilebrequin, and for M loyalty members at Guess by Marciano. Inglot will also offer a gift with purchase, as well as a free makeover! And at Fresh, enjoy a complimentary facial as well as your gift with purchase and register-to-win gift bag. Juicy Couture will offer a gift with purchase, as well as a chance to sample their new fragrance launching at Fashion’s Night Out, Viva La Juicy La Fleur. A limited edition scarf exclusively designed for Fashion’s Night Out will also be available as a gift with purchase at Tommy Bahama and Tommy Bahama Women.

 

Not sure if you’ve got that smoky eye just right? Visit Dior Beauty for makeup demonstrations, Anne Fontaine for makeup demonstrations plus a register-to-win giveaway, Sephora for makeup demonstrations plus samples and makeup express service, and MAC Cosmetics for a free makeup application with purchase!

 

If raffles are just your ticket, stop by Blink Optical, De Beers, Judith Ripka, Kate Spade, and Michael Kors.

 

Other exclusive events will include a Vegas magazine photo booth at Marc by Marc Jacobs along with a new fragrance launch, free Astrology and Chinese Tarot card readings at Eric Andrew Collection, a “Crazy Carat” showcase at Fendi, Judith Ripka will raffle a signed Judith Ripka coffee table book, a trunk show at Pal Zileri, a gift drawing at Pandora, and other special in-store events and offerings from Ann Taylor, Bally, Cache, Casa Fuente, Coach, Hearts On Fire, Jimmy Choo, John Varvatos, Marc Jacobs, Mont Blanc, Reed Krakoff, St John, H&M, Alfred Dunhill and Tod’s.

 

Many of the distinctive restaurants inside The Forum Shops are also getting in on the fun with special cocktail creations and promotions. Enjoy a Chocolate Stiletto drink special at Max Brenner – Chocolate by the Bald Man, a complimentary appetizer with purchase of a specialty cocktail at The Palm Las Vegas, discounted cocktails at Planet Hollywood Restaurant & Bar and Sushi Roku, specialty drinks at Trevi Italian Restaurant and Spago, complimentary fare by Il Mulino New York at Judith Ripka, and a special menu at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab with a donation of $1 to Three Square for every piece of seasonal pie ordered.

 

Recognized worldwide as one of the finest luxury shopping streets in the world, The Forum Shops is joining the global celebration of style and self-expression through fashion with an evening like no other. Don’t miss Fashion’s Night Out at The Forum Shops!