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.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Transforms into KISS Rocks Vegas Headquarters with Limited-Time-Only Menus and Merchandise, Nov. 5-23

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HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO TRANSFORMS INTO KISS ROCKS VEGAS HEADQUARTERS
WITH LIMITED-TIME-ONLY MENUS AND MERCHANDISE, NOV. 5 – 23
KISS-themed items available at 35 Steaks + Martinis, Culinary Dropout, Mr. Lucky’s Café, Pink Taco,
all casino bars, B Side, John Varvatos and Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon

As KISS heads to The Joint for its first residency, KISS Rocks Vegas, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino activates property-wide, band-inspired menus and merchandise, Nov. 5 – 23.

 

KISS, comprised of Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer, is set to take over The Joint with nine over-the-top performances from Nov. 5 to Nov. 23. To welcome the entertainment legends, the resort’s overall atmosphere has been revamped in true rock style with limited-time menus available at 35 Steaks + Martinis, Culinary Dropout, Mr. Lucky’s Café, Pink Taco and all casino bars. Additionally, John Varvatos and KISS’s official pop-up shop B Side will sell themed merchandise, and Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon will offer rocker-chic treatments.

 

35 Steaks + Martinis, the property’s premier steakhouse, heats things up with Smoke ($14), a cold smoked Scottish salmon, prepared in harmony with capers, red onion, dill, cucumbers, buttered crostinis, herbs and garlic cheese; and Sweet Pain ($10), a sinfully indulgent dessert complete with creamy caramel apple mousse, white chocolate cake, caramel popcorn ice cream and a syringe full of fireball sauce.

 

Featuring a feast fit for rock ‘n’ roll royalty, Culinary Dropout presents a specialty Prix Fixe menu ($25 per person). The spread offers a choice of Soft Pretzels and Provolone Fondue or a House Salad for the starter; Fried Chicken or Ma…The Meatloaf!?! for the entrée; and one Paper Bag Beer Special. Additionally, the soulful gastro-pub enhances its selection with an array of their favorite cocktails, re-named after the band’s most memorable hits. Guests can wash down their meal with cocktails on special for the entire KISS residency. Rock ‘n’ Roll All Nite ($10, reg $12), a refreshing union of Plymouth gin, strawberry simple, fresh lemon and sparkling wine; Detroit Rock City ($10, reg $12), a modern mix featuring Stolichnaya Premium Vodka with fresh strawberry and lemon juices topped with Shock Top Belgian White Wheat Ale; Love Gun ($10, reg $12), a sweet and smooth cocktail, blending Belvedere Vodka with grapefruit, cranberry and lemon juices; or Beth ($10, reg $12), a combination of Licor 43, lemon sour and Angry Orchard Hard Cider that truly packs a punch.

 

The 24-hour hotspot, Mr. Lucky’s Café, pulls out the big guns with its honorary menu featuring  Heaven’s On Fire ($11), a hearty serving of steamed black mussels, potato wedges, grilled baguette and tomato-fennel broth; Love Gun ($13), a foot-long hot dog topped with pulled pork, melted cheese and BBQ sauce served with French fries; and Lick It Up ($9), a dessert worthy of hall-of-fame induction, complete with house waffle cone with chocolate rim, strawberry-chocolate jelly roll, candied almond rocky road ice cream, warm fudge sauce, chocolate pop rocks and commemorative Hard Rock Hotel & Casino drum sticks.

 

The party continues at Pink Taco, where patrons can reminisce on iconic KISS hits with a tasty, band-inspired fare. The restaurant highlights iconic band achievements with Hotter Than Hot ($12), a queso flameado con lobster and flour tortilla combination; All Hell’s Breakin’ Loose ($24), a sizzling molcajete for two, topped with grilled shrimp, carne asada, pollo asada, peppers and onions, rice, ancho-tomato broth and radish; and Heaven’s On Fire ($7), a sugar feign’s paradise, featuring a flaming plantain tostada, sprinkled with waffle crisps and topped with a scoop of creamy caramel swirl ice cream.

 

As an ode to the legends, all casino bars (Center Bar, Luxe Bar, Midway Bar and Side Bet Bar) spotlight specialty KISS cocktails for $6 each, each dubbed with a song-inspired name. The drinks include Animalize, a mixture of Don Julio Añejo, lime juice, orange juice and grapefruit juice; Dynasty, a smooth and refreshing concoction of Ketel One Vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup and soda water; KISS Gold, a down-home and straight-forward combination of Crown Royal Whisky, Chambord Liqueur and Southern Comfort; Love Gun, a sweet and sassy dose of Crown Royal Whisky, peach schnapps and cranberry juice; Psycho Circus, a play-it-safe option that unites Ketel One Vodka with cranberry and orange juices; Sonic Boom, a fizzy and light cocktail with Tanqueray Gin, Grand Marnier, lemon juice, pineapple juice and ginger ale; True Confessions, a fruity blend of Ketel One Vodka, peach schnapps, fresh lime juice and Sprite; and War Machine, a spunky libation that mixes Tanqueray Gin with Blue Curaçao, sweet ‘n’ sour mix and pineapple juice.

 

At the end of the day, even the hardest of head bangers need to relax and regain sanity. Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon is ready to revive rockers with God of Thunder ($135), a 50-minute treatment featuring an exfoliating body scrub, invigorating Vichy shower rinse and hydrating body moisturizer; and Deuce ($205), a 50-minute, head-to-toe treatment combining a Swedish Massage with a quality facial.

 

With an album titled Dressed to Kill, it is clear that KISS believes in a good wardrobe. Accordingly, John Varvatos unveils a vast assortment of KISS-inspired pieces and groupie garb. Gene Simmons’s face graces a collection T-shirts, cardigans and vintage sweaters, accented by silver horns or claw buttons. One shirt, predictably a fan favorite, features a portrait of the four members on the front and the phrase “dress to kill” on the back.

 

No residency is complete without a souvenir shop. B Side, the official KISS pop-up shop, serves as a hybrid KISS retail store and art gallery, boasting endless amounts of fan gear and professional photographs by Katarina Benzova, Lynn Goldsmith, Bob Gruen, Erik Kabik, Neal Preston and Neil Zlozower. In addition, the band’s Authentic Anvil ™ Road Case will be on display and guests will have a chance to win it through an in-store contest. KISS guitarist and singer, Paul Stanley, is also confirmed to conduct three book signings, open to the public, on Nov. 8, 15 and 22 at 1 p.m.

 

KISS Rocks Vegas takes over The Joint Nov. 5, 7 – 8, 12, 14 – 15, 19, 22 – 23. Tickets start at $49.50 (plus applicable service fees) and are on sale now. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit the Hard Rock Hotel box office, www.axs.com or charge-by-phone at 1-888-9-AXS-TIX. VIP ticket and room and show packages are available at www.hardrockhotel.com.

 

About KISS

KISS remains one of the most influential bands in the history of rock and roll. As one of America’s top gold-record champions, KISS has released 44 albums and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. Decades of record-breaking tours around the globe have included high-profile appearances at Super Bowl XXXIII, the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the Rockin’ The Corps concert dedicated to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and special guest appearance on the 2009 American Idol finale that boasted 30 million viewers and a 2010 Dr. Pepper Super Bowl commercial and advertising campaign in support of their Hottest Show On Earth tour. KISS is currently featured in a major advertising and marketing campaigns for John Varvatos and Google Play. This April KISS launches their inaugural Arena Football League Season with the LA KISS Football team bringing professional football back to Los Angeles. This summer AMC will begin airing a new reality series in prime time about The LA KISS first season. The KISS legacy continues to grow, generation after generation. The unparalleled devotion and loyalty of the KISS Army to the “Hottest Band in the World” is a striking testament to the band’s unbreakable bond with its fans. This year KISS will be celebrating two major milestones, their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as the band’s 40th Anniversary, along with a new compilation release, KISS 40, a 2 CD set featuring 40 tracks spanning KISS’s incredible forty-year career. For more information, visit KissOnline.com.

 

About The Joint

The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is a 4,500-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled entertainment destination.  The Joint features seven Luxury Suites, a VIP Studio Level, state-of-the-art sound system, superior video system and a production package tailor-made for artist comfort.  It has received numerous accolades including “Best Concert Venue” in Las Vegas Review – Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” awards 2010 – 2013, “Best Music Venue” in 2012 and 2013 Las Vegas Weekly Awards, “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine in 2011 and 2013, “Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas” by MetroWize.com in 2011, “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the 2010 Pollstar Awards, and “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL City’s Best 2010 awards.  The Joint delivers unforgettable live music experiences with performances by both legendary and ground-breaking artists including Paul McCartney, the Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Nine Inch Nails, The Who, Imagine Dragons, Prince, Arcade Fire, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue created the successful concept of rock ‘n’ roll residencies with Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits, MötleyCrüe in Sin City, MötleyCrüe invites you to an Intimate Evening in Hell, Guns N’ Roses Appetite for Democracy, Guns N’ Roses – An Evening of Destruction. No Trickery! and Def Leppard VIVA Hysteria! as well as Tiësto In Concert featuring electronic DJ and producer Tiësto.

SIGHTINGS: Justin Bieber, Dan Reynolds and Shaquille O’Neal at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

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International music sensation Justin Bieber checked in to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas for two nights on Monday, Jan. 6 and Tuesday, Jan. 7. The singer, joined by his father Jeremy Bieber, manager John Shahidi and rapper Xavier “Lil Za” Smith, arrived in Las Vegas after a long road trip from San Francisco. During his stay, Justin uploaded a photo of his view of the Las Vegas Strip from his suite to his Instagram and Twitter accounts.

 

On Tuesday, Bieber along with five friends and family members dined at Culinary Dropout where they enjoyed Soft Pretzels with Provolone Fondue, the Grilled Chicken Club and the Gorgonzola Chicken Salad. Because the group was unable to decide on one genre of cuisine, they also indulged in dishes from a variety of dining options at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino while enjoying the hip and rebel-style ambiance of the gastropub. The group feasted on Nobu Las Vegas greatest hits selections featuring Black Cod Miso, Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño, and Chicken Kushiyaki, as well as a plate of Fire Roasted Nachos from Mr. Lucky’s Café. Later, Jeremy stopped by Body English Nightclub & Afterhours for a private event featuring a performance by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

 

Before a private concert at The Joint, Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds was also spotted with a group of eight friends at Culinary Dropout. They noshed on some of the funky gastropub’s signature dishes including  Soft Pretzels with Provolone Fondue, Kale & Sweet Potato Salad, The Pub Burger, 36-Hour Pork Ribs, Fried Chicken, Butternut Squash Cannelloni and Turkey Pastrami.

 

That same evening, retired professional basketball player Shaquille O’Neal was across the casino at 35 Steaks + Martinis. There he enjoyed three scoops of vanilla ice cream as an appetizer and the Pan Roasted Chicken, an 8 ounce Filet Mignon and Macaroni and Cheese as an entrée.

 

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC.  Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe and Guns N’ Roses have all performed.  Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Body English Nightclub & Afterhours; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise housing world-famous pool parties REHAB Sunday and RELAX Monday; live music/entertainment venues The Joint and Vinyl; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, The Ainsworth, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Pink Taco, Mr. Lucky’s Café and 福Fú; a state-of-the-art fitness center and trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Love Jones, Rocks The Jewelers and Rock Paper Photo. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit hardrockhotel.com. Follow Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Offers Limited-Time-Only Menu Selections for Mötley Crüe Invites you to an Intimate Evening in Hell at The Joint, Sept. 18 – Oct. 6

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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Offers Limited-Time-Only Menu
Selections For
Mötley Crüe Invites you to an Intimate Evening in Hell at The
Joint, Sept. 18 – Oct. 6
Mötley Crüe-themed items available at 35 Steaks + Martinis, Culinary Dropout, 福Fú, Mr. Lucky’s
Café, Pink Taco, casino bars and Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon

 As Mötley Crüe heads back to The Joint’s stage for its second residency entitled Mötley Crüe Invites you to an Intimate Evening in Hell, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino debuts band-inspired menus throughout the property, Wednesday, Sept. 18 – Sunday, Oct. 6. The limited-time selections are available on show nights at 35 Steaks + Martinis, Culinary Dropout, 福Fú, Mr. Lucky’s Café, Pink Taco, casino bars and Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon.

The property’s luxurious dining destination 35 Steaks + Martinis put together a sinfully delicious three-course prix-fixe concert menu ($45). The spread begins with “Take Me to the Top,” a choice of a Cajun spiced chicken salad with mango, avocado and citrus vinaigrette or a wild mushroom risotto dish sprinkled with shaved parmesan. “The Animal in Me,” will follow, featuring a choice of grilled fillet, grilled beef or pan-roasted salmon complete with several succulent side dishes. Patrons can satisfy their sweet tooth with the final course “Home Sweet Home,” a unique marriage of spiced red wine-poached apples, green apple mousse and vanilla bean crème fraiche topped with a black pepper crisp.

Culinary Dropout, the funky gastropub, crafted an array of cocktails in honor of the notorious band. Guests can get in the rock ‘n’ roll spirit with “Mötley Cloüdy,” ($12) Cruzan No. 9 Spiced Rum mixed with Snap Liqueur, fresh lime juice and ginger beer; “Dr. Smashgood,” ($12) Jameson’s Irish Whiskey with a Guinness reduction and mint; and “Bitters, Bitters, Bitters,” ($12) a creative libation that includes Knob Creek Rye, Carpano Antica and a signature dropout bitter trio. In addition, the hip hangout will offer The Joint prix fixe menu ($25) on show nights featuring a choice of Soft Pretzels with provolone fondue or a House Salad for the starter, choice of Fried Chicken or Ma…The Meatloaf for the entrée and one Paper Bag Beer special.

Asian dining destination 福Fú will take band enthusiasts on a journey through the group’s popular hits with its delectable three-course prix-fixe concert menu ($29). The feast includes “In The Beginning,” a platter of Spicy Wontons, Miso Seabass in Lettuce Cups and Ginger Chicken Ravioli with Sichuan Peanut Sauce; “Let Us Prey,” choice of Pan Fried Sea Bass & Shrimp with Ginger Caper Sauce, Tempura Chicken with Sichuan Cream Sauce or Stir Fried Beef with Mushrooms & Sichuan Pepper Corn Sauce; and “Hollywood Ending,” a bread pudding with white chocolate limoncello sauce.

Mr. Lucky’s Café, the property’s 24-hour diner, invites patrons to sink their teeth into its tasty Mötley Crüe-inspired fare. The special menu presents “Shout at the Devil Eggs ($6), six buffalo-style deviled eggs topped with crispy bacon and micro celery; “Wild Side Grilled T-Bone steak ($21.99), a hearty steak is garnished with fried calamari and banana peppers and served with a side of spicy “diablo” marinara; and “You’re all I need” Ice Cream Sandwich Pops ($8.99), a mouth-watering peanut butter cookie ice cream sandwich covered in dark chocolate and rolled in salted potato chips.

At Pink Taco, diners can start off with “White Trash Circus Peel & Eat Shrimp ($13), a delicious appetizer that includes Mexican shrimp with chorizo sausage and grilled corn on the cob doused in a tequila-avocado butter, and “Down at the Whiskey Bourbon Short Ribs ($18), the song-inspired entrée that features succulent beef short ribs, Jim Beam Bourbon, guajillo jus and a jalapeño yam puree. Guests can wash down their meal with a “Dancing on Glass Margarita ($16) or “Live Wire Tequila shot ($9) and satisfy their sweet tooth with “Sticky Sweet ($7), fried dulce de leche cheesecake bites served with a salted caramel dipping sauce.

Center Bar and Luxe Bar offer limited-time crafted cocktails such as “Live Wire ($5), Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 mixed with triple sec, sour mix, lemon-lime soda and garnished with an orange slice and cherry; “Goin’ Out Swingin’” ($5), a sweet concoction with a kick including Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7, lemon juice and simple syrup topped with an orange slice and a cherry on top; “Same Ol’ Situation ($5), which includes Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey and lemonade garnished with a cherry; “Toast of the Town ($5), a mix of Herradura Silver and cranberry juice with a splash of lemon-lime soda; and “Come On and Dance ($5), a fruity blend of Herradura silver, pineapple juice, cranberry juice and a splash of lemon-lime soda.

Perfect before or after a night of rock ‘n’ roll madness, concertgoers can receive the ultimate pampering at Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon. The exclusive remedies are “Hell on High Heels” ($100), a pedicure using peppermint essential oils to refresh tired legs and feet; “Dr. Feelgood ($150), a body wrap that uses hot, bubbling mud to relieve tension and ease muscles; “Looks that Kill ($225), a pre-party facial with a mineral dusting that brightens and renews skin’s radiance; and “Red Hot” ($250), a stone massage with peppermint essential oils, that creates a unique warming and cooling sensation simultaneously.

The world’s most notorious band returns to the entertainment capital of the world, when Mötley Crüe takes the stage at The Joint for an exclusive 12-show engagement, Sept. 18 – Oct. 6. The band blew away fans and critics in February 2012 with 12 over-the-top, sold-out shows, and the 2013 residency will be an all-new production with the band pushing its own envelope once again. The concert is designed exclusively for The Joint in partnership with AEG Live. There will be plenty of surprise elements and a set-list full of hits.

Tickets for Mötley Crüe Invites you to an Intimate Evening in Hell start at $49.50 (plus applicable service fees) and are available at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000. For more information, visit www.thejointlasvegas.com.

About Mötley Crüe
Hailing from Los Angeles,  the quartet – Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass) and Tommy Lee (drums) – has commandeered the rock pantheon for over 30 years. The Crüe’s bragging rights comprise worldwide album sales exceeding 80 million, seven platinum or multi-platinum albums, 22 Top 40 mainstream rock hits, six Top 20 pop singles, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, three Grammy nominations for “Best Hard Rock” performance, a New York Times bestselling memoir and countless sold out gigs across the globe, playing to millions of fans.

After three decades of decadence, Mötley Crüe maintains its iron will, capturing new fans and influencing musicians across multiple generations.  The group invaded Las Vegas in 2012 with the city’s first ever hard rock residency, “Mötley Crüe in Sin City” which sold out and left the loud impression that what happens in Vegas can be heard around the world.

About The Joint
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is a 4,000-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled entertainment destination.  The Joint features seven Luxury Suites, a VIP Studio Level, state-of-the-art sound system, superior video system and a production package tailor-made for artist comfort.  It has received numerous accolades including “Best Concert Venue” in Las Vegas Review – Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” awards 2010 – 2013, “Best Music Venue” in 2012 and 2013 Las Vegas Weekly Awards, “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine in 2011 and 2013, “Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas” by MetroWize.com in 2011, “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the 2010 Pollstar Awards, and “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL City’s Best 2010 awards.  The Joint delivers unforgettable live music experiences with performances by both legendary and ground-breaking artists including Paul McCartney, The Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Arcade Fire, Avenged Sevenfold, Rise Against, Paramore, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue created the successful concept of rock ‘n’ roll residencies with Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits, Mötley Crüe in Sin City, Mötley Crüe invites you to an Intimate Evening in Hell, Guns N’ Roses Appetite for Democracy and Def Leppard VIVA Hysteria! as well as Tiësto In Concert, featuring the world’s No. 1 electronic DJ and producer Tiësto. For additional information, visit http://www.thejointlasvegas.com or call 702.693.5583 or 702.693.5000.

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC.  Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe and Guns N’ Roses have all performed.  Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Body English Nightclub & Afterhours; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise housing world-famous pool parties REHAB Sunday and RELAX Monday; live music/entertainment venues The Joint  and Vinyl; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, The Ainsworth, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Mexican cantina Pink Taco, ‘round the clock diner Mr. Lucky’s Café and 福Fú Asian restaurant; a state-of-the-art fitness center and trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Love Jones, Rocks The Jewelers and Rock Paper Photo. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit hardrockhotel.com. Follow Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

Photos: AFAN’s 27th Annual Black & White Party – Aug 24, 2013

AFAN’s 27th Annual Black & White Party
Saturday August 24, 2013

 

Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) hosted its 27th Annual Black & White Party at The Joint in The Hard Rock Hotel last night. Nearly 3500 guests dressed head to toe in monochromatic fashion (including balloons, feathers and sequins) filled the space, dancing, drinking, eating and partying for a good cause while raising $130,000, approximately 10% over last years event.

The soiree was hosted by Chris Saldaña, former television anchor, Lauren Michaels from 98.5 KLUC’s “Chet Buchannan and The Morning Zoo,” and Jaymes and James, “Team Chippendales” from CBS’ “The Amazing Race,” who also performed their recent song, “Light Up the Skies.”

Vocal impressionist Veronic was the highlight of the night, channeling divas including Celine Dion, Lady Gaga, Madonna and more. Other standout performances included the cast of “The D*Word-A Musical,’ Britney Spears impersonator Derrick Barry from Divas Las Vegas, FANTASY, Maren Wade from NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” Recycled Percussion, The Skating Aratas, Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, VEGAS! The Show” and Zodiac Dragon, a multi-genre multimedia immersion.

Strolling entertainers including sword swallowers, hand magicians and impromptu performances from the Nevada Ballet Theatre added to the revelry.

Guests enjoyed food and beverage from a multitude of vendors including Aliante, Avion Tequila, Brio, Culinary Dropout, Double Helix, Ferraro’s, Mr. Lucky’s, Pink Taco, Sugar Factory and Trader Joe’s.

Proceeds from the event benefitted AFAN, the largest and longest running AIDs service organization in Nevada.

27th Annual Black & White Party 2013
27th Annual Black & White Party 2013

Photo credit: Erik Kabik

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Offers Sweethearts a Romantic Getaway with Restaurant, Spa, Hotel Deals and More

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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Offers Sweethearts A Romantic Getaway With Restaurant, Spa, Hotel Deals and more

Love is in the air at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino with limited-time Valentine’s Day-inspired dining, spa, hotel specials and more.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Romantic Hotel Room Getaway – Feb. 1 – Feb. 28
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is celebrating with sweet deals on romantic hotel room getaways (starting at $39). With the special booking, guests will receive a free gift with a purchase of $50 or more from lingerie and women’s boutique Love Jones and a complimentary upgrade with the purchase of a 50 minute or longer treatment at Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon. To reserve a room, call 800.343.4346 and mention the code H0114EB or visit www.hardrockhotel.com/february2013.  Offer valid Friday, Feb. 1 through Thursday, Feb. 28.

Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon Valentine’s Day Treatment – Thursday, Feb. 14
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers love birds a little rest and relaxation with the intimate “Diamond & Drum Sticks” ($525 per couple and $275 for single) massage at Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon. Patrons can indulge in the lavish 80 minute treatment starting with a salt and aromatic lavender oil exfoliation, which leaves the body sparkling like a diamond. The treatment is complete with the spa’s signature Drum Sticks massage using bamboo reeds for drumming, tapping and rolling to rebalance the body’s energy flow. To top it all off, guests can raise a toast during their pampering with a complimentary glass of champagne.

35 Steaks + Martinis Four-Course Meal – Thursday, Feb. 14
35 Steaks + Martinis invites valentines to release their culinary inhibitions with its exquisite four-course meal ($150 per couple). The upscale dinner menu is bound to make any date swoon starting with a complimentary champagne toast and delicious entrées including a Shrimp and Oyster Platter for two; Filet Mignon, an 8-ounce filet with Vincotta Demi, figs, asparagus and asiago Gratin; Linguini all’aragosta, a Half Maine lobster with white wine sauce; and more. Chocolate lovers can finish off the fabulous meal with Lover’s Fondue, featuring several dipping options such as homemade marshmallows, strawberries, hazelnut cookies, angel food cake and brownies.

福Fú Prix Fixe Valentine’s Day Menu – Thursday, Feb. 14
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s newest restaurant destination 福Fú offers a prix fixe menu for two ($100 per couple) served family style. Guests will feel the love as they dine within the contemporary restaurant adorned with red and gold accents and enjoy the delectable food items such as Curry Lobster Puffs; Stir Fried Seafood Medley of Salmon, Shrimp and Scallops on a bed of Longevity Noodles; Grilled Tenderloin of Beef with Spicy 福Fú Sauce; a Chocolate Ganace with Chocolate Dipped Strawberry dessert and more.

Mr. Lucky’s Café Special Valentine’s Day Dessert – Thursday, Feb. 14
For a casual date, couples can enjoy each other’s company at Mr. Lucky’s Café while sharing the delicious Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie Sundae ($14) made for two. The mouthwatering dessert will please the palate with its combination of warm cheesecake brownie, white chocolate ice cream, sweet raspberry sauce and rich dark chocolate sauce topped off with whipped cream, fresh strawberries and sugar almonds.

Nobu Seven-Course Meal – Thursday, Feb. 14
Modern and authentic Japanese restaurant Nobu features a grand seven-course meal ($150 per person) for the ultimate night on the town. Patrons will enjoy the restaurant’s exotic flavors starting off with a vegetable Zensai sushi roll. Following the light dish, servers deliver course after course offering guests the chance to try an array of the dining hot spot’s best dishes. Menu items include House made Tofu with Uni, Roasted Chilean Sea Bass, Bing Cherry Soy Mirin Reduction, Lobster Miso Cappuccino and more. Last but not least, a surprise dessert will be served to conclude the lavish dining experience.

Pink Taco Anti-Valentine’s Day Offerings – Thursday, Feb. 14
Sour singles can celebrate together at Pink Taco with its Anti-Valentine’s Day offerings. Guests can satisfy their taste buds with Sweet Chipotle Lobster Tacos ($18) or Heated Hearts ($8), a spicy heart-shaped dessert with a jalapeno chocolate mousse with raspberries, candied jalapenos and an almond crisp. Patrons can also receive their first Love on the Rocks Margarita ($5) for free while expressing their resentment towards love by shredding a picture of their ex at the bar.

Culinary Dropout Valentine’s Day A La Carte Menu – Thursday, Feb. 14 – Saturday, Feb. 16
Culinary Dropout will be serving an a la carte menu, Feb. 14 – 16. Guests can enjoy several four-course menu options featuring the gastropub’s signature appetizers, salads, main entrées, special limited-time options and desserts. The special limited-time options include the Raw Bar Royale featuring crab, oysters and shrimp ($50 per couple or $85 for four) or the Bistro Steak “Oscar” ($36) topped with king crab and peppercorn gastrique and served with a side of hand-cut fries. Other a la carte items available include the French onion soup, the Winter Salad, fried chicken, and butternut squash cannelloni. Guests can finish with a sweet treat and delight in the restaurant’s dessert items including the apple monkey bread, peanut butter & chocolate tart and salted caramel custard. For reservations, call 702.522.8100.

Valentine’s Day Weekend at Body English Nightclub & Afterhours – Thursday Feb. 14 – Sunday, Feb. 17
Body English Nightclub & Afterhours will be popping with a line-up of trendsetting DJs. MiM0Sa, Brillz and ETC!ETC! will be turning up the noise for the Thursday night party BASSment. The fun continues with resident DJ Richard Beynon on Friday, and Saturday will not disappoint with artists Destructo, Oliver and Claude VonStroke. Sunday, alternative hip hop group The Pharcyde will be the main event to conclude the exciting weekend. Body English Nightclub & Afterhours is opens at 10 p.m. Cover charge is $20 for ladies and $30 for men. Locals are free on Sundays and receive $10 off on Friday and Saturday. For table/VIP reservations, call 702.693.5555.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Entertainment Date-Night Options – Friday, Feb. 15
Music lovers can arrange a special rendezvous at The Joint or Vinyl. Rock fans can wow their valentine with tickets to see legends Stone Sour and Papa Roach (tickets start at $35) at The Joint. The band is known for its electrifying and explosive shows and has had critics around the world hailing the group as “the best live band.” For a more low-key experience, guests can hit up Vinyl and enjoy Moksha ($15). The Las Vegas band has a strong following on the West Coast and blends the sounds of guitar, keyboard, bass, drums and horns to create an unforgettable jam session. Attendees at Moksha must be 21 or older with a valid form of identification.

Tickets for The Joint and Vinyl can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, online at hardrockhotel.com, ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000.

Culinary Dropout “Single’s Awareness Day” Celebration – Friday, Feb. 15
Culinary Dropout will celebrate Single’s Awareness Day by offering specials on champagne ($5), paperbag special beers ($2), well drinks ($4) and specialty cocktails ($8). The specialty cocktails will include the Cat Lady, a feisty mix of Veev, lime juice, Tanqueray Gin, honey and a splash of Drambuie; Effen Cupid, a sweet drink complete with Effen Black Cherry vodka, raspberry, lime and simple syrup garnished with conversation hearts; the Permanent Bachelor, a libation to honor all the single studs made with Jim Beam, strawberry and orange bitters; and SADCakes, a fruity getaway created by mixing Mailbu, Cruzan Rum, crème de cacao, cream, and lemon finished with pomegranate foam and sprinkles.

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport.  The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II, a division of Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE: BAM) and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC.  Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe and Guns N’ Roses have all performed.  Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Body English Nightclub & Afterhours; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise housing world-famous pool parties REHAB Sunday and RELAX Monday; live music/entertainment venues The Joint  and Vinyl; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, The Ainsworth, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Mexican cantina Pink Taco, ‘round the clock diner Mr. Lucky’s Café and 福Fú Asian restaurant; a state-of-the-art fitness center and trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Love Jones and Rocks The Jewelers.  For room availability and additional information, call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit www.hardrockhotel.com.