Electra Cocktail Club Opening at The Palazzo Las Vegas

ELECTRA COCKTAIL CLUB OPENING AT THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS

The Palazzo renaissance continues with an exhillerating new bar serving
hand-crafted cocktails in a high-energy environment

 

The Palazzo® Las Vegas introduces Electra Cocktail Club. A collision of energy and style, Electra embodies a dynamic scene where cocktail creations challenge the limits of tradition in an atmosphere that exudes an escapist, kinetic vibe. Electra completes The Venetian Cocktail Collective, comprised of the sophisticated Dorsey, The romantic Rosina and now the inventive Electra. The Collective represents the evolution of nightlife in Las Vegas.

“From the beginning we set out to fill a void in the Las Vegas market and Electra Cocktail Club will do just that” said Patrick Lang, Vice President, global restaurant and nightlife development. “The visuals of the room will be stunning. Electra will be a bold, super high energy and forward focused bar. It was designed to be open with clear sightlines across the space so that guests can interact on opposite sides of the room. The integration of technology is unique and will be a defining takeaway for all our guests.”

Electra’s backbar features a diverse selection of spirits with a focus on rums, agricoles, and mezcals. Like the menus at The Dorsey and Rosina, Electra’s offerings were conceived by noted barman Sam Ross and feature cocktails that are both imaginative and playful with a bend toward the tropical.

Highlights from the list include:

  • Penichillin, a frozen play on The Dorsey’s popular Penicillin with lemon, ginger, honey and smoky Scotch
  • Peach Daiquiri, also frozen, with white rum, rhum agricole, peach and lime
  • Trouble Maker, a combination of vodka, sweet vermouth, cucumber, lemon and strawberry
  • Pina Verde, a mix of Green Chartreuse, fresh pineapple, lime, coconut and a dash of cream
  • Age of Aquarius, with mezcal, passionfruit, lime, honey and Campari.

A digital display spanning 40 feet serves as a focal point for Electra’s guests, featuring original art in a mind-blowing 70 million pixels and more than one billion colors. This visual canvas, the highest resolution video display in Las Vegas, features a curated selection of art providing story lines that unfold throughout the evening.

Designed by award-winning Simeone Deary Design Group under a consulting agreement with Gensler, the 127-seat bar incorporates an intoxicating use of luxurious materials such as brass, granite, etched metals, custom wall coverings and a chandelier with more than 1,200 points of light, offset by deep teal accents throughout the space.

Large plush sofas provide seating in the center of the room while custom lounge chairs with contrasting leathers and metallic trim line the perimeter. Brass high top tables run parallel to the 40-foot-long Carrara stone mosaic and black absolute stone bar.

The most coveted seat in the house, the VIP corner banquette, is surrounded by a stack of ten “bracelets,” each fourteen feet in diameter with metal finishes ranging from brilliant brass to rose gold. Each with a unique design, several of the bracelets sparkle inside and out. On the ceiling, a concave mirror is suspended with gold bands with faceted backlit crystals running around the entire parameter.

The music at Electra is a celebration of all genres of rock from old and modern to indie and synth mixed with current hip hop. The playlist includes tracks from artists such as David Bowie, N.E.R.D., Cardi B, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, G-Eazy, The Talking Heads, Drake, Cage The Elephant, Portugal. The Man, The Rolling Stones and more.

Electra is open daily from 3 p.m. until 4 a.m. For reservations or more information on Electra, call 702.607.1950 or visit palazzo.com. Guests looking to book a large party or group can email electra@sands.com.

About The Venetian® Resort 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 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, Ricardo Zarate,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 2.3 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).

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).

The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas Celebrate the Year of the Dog with Art Installation and Lion Dance

 

THE VENETIAN AND THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS
CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF THE DOG WITH ART INSTALLATION AND LION DANCE
Chinese New Year celebrations include a lion dance to kick off Lunar New Year, performances by Hacken Lee alongside special guests, and more

 

The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas will celebrate Chinese New Year with extravagant décor, entertainment, retail, and food and beverage offerings beginning Jan. 12, with special festivities scheduled for Feb. 16.

ON JAN. 12 THE WATERFALL ATRIUM AND GARDENS TRANSFORM FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR

To commemorate the Year of the Dog, the eleventh position in the Chinese zodiac, The Venetian and The Palazzo’s floral and horticulture team worked with a team of artisans and consulted a feng shui master to create an installation that features a Chinese Shar-Pei, named Vincenzo Li that sits 16 feet tall.

“Throughout the last 10 months, 86 artisans worked to create this installation,” said Dana Beatty, executive director of floral and horticulture at The Venetian and The Palazzo. “The Chinese New Year holiday is an important one for our guests, and we aim to create something that is not only memorable, but culturally accurate.”

The Shar-Pei existed in China since ancient times and was chosen as the featured canine for the display because it symbolizes good fortune and protection. The feature Shar-Pei was hand-sculpted and covered in artificial fur to achieve his robust appearance. There are nine additional Shar-Peis positioned throughout the resort, as well as a three-foot hare, the secret friend of the dog.

EYE CEREMONY AND LION DANCE CELEBRATION ON FEB. 16

A highlight of Chinese New Year celebrations, the lion dance, is said to bring good luck and prosperity, with which The Venetian and The Palazzo will officially kick off Lunar New Year at 3:00 p.m. on Feb. 16. The ceremonial lion dance will begin with an eye ceremony at The Venetian porte cochere. The dance will wind its way through The Venetian lobby and casino before stopping in The Palazzo Waterfall Atrium, then continuing through The Palazzo casino, lobby, and ending at The Palazzo porte cochere. This exciting event features firecrackers, and a parade of dancers and drummers in authentic clothing.

IN CONCERT: HACKEN LEE 30TH ANNIVERSARY

Hacken Lee is an award-winning singer from Hong Kong. Lee has received multiple awards across four decades (1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s) and has maintained his popularity, releasing albums on a regular basis. On Feb. 17 and 18, Lee, along with special guests celebrate Chinese New Year and also commemorate the 30th anniversary of his debut album.

Tickets can be purchased at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, or by calling 866.641.7469.

CELEBRATE WITH SPECIALTY COCKTAILS AND BITES AT HONG KONG CAFÉ

Hong Kong Café at The Palazzo will celebrate the Lunar New Year beginning in early January with a specialty bar and curated menu.

Guests are invited to celebrate the holiday with a variety crafted cocktails including the Pink Lotus or the Blood Moon Daisy and snack on salt & pepper beef skewers, crabmeat wontons, and spice cucumber, among other options.

For reservations, call 702.607.2220.

CHEERS TO GOOD FORTUNE THE ATRIUM

The Atrium at The Palazzo Las Vegas, a new retail emporium located on the casino floor, is celebrating Chinese New Year with tastings in their Liquor Library on Feb. 16. From 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., guests will be able to taste spirits from two Japanese distilleries – Fukano and Ohishi.

TRADITIONAL FAN DANCE AND HOLIDAY PROMOTIONS AT GRAND CANAL SHOPPES

Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas will kick off the Lunar New Year festivities on Feb. 16 with the signature fan dance above the waterfall at 4 p.m. During and after the fan dance, more than 250 red envelopes will be distributed to guests. The envelopes will be filled with prizes – from gift cards to chocolate gold coins. Each red envelope will also be bundled with signature store incentives available at participating Grand Canal Shoppes stores and restaurants.

 

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. 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. In addition, the campus features more than 2.3 million square feet of meeting and convention space, including the Venetian and Palazzo Congress Center and the famed Sands Expo Convention Center.

The all-suite resorts offer chic accommodations, with standard suites that are nearly double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room. The Venetian and The Palazzo are home to restaurants from celebrated chefs including Wolfgang Puck, Thomas Keller, Emeril Lagasse, Lorena Garcia and Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro. The resorts also feature a five-acre pool and garden deck, world-class shopping, four theatres, and two casinos. Soaring lobbies and atriums open to exclusive resort amenities, including The Aquatic Club, Grand Canal Shoppes, a flagship Barneys New York, TAO Nightclub, Prestige at The Palazzo, and Canyon Ranch SpaClub.

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).

 

 

The Venetian Las Vegas Announces the Debut of Tony Award-Winning Actor Kiril Kulish in “BAZ – A Musical Mash-Up”

 

The Venetian Las Vegas Announces the Debut of Tony Award-Winning Actor Kiril Kulish in “BAZ – A Musical Mash-Up”

The Venetian® and The Palazzo® will welcome Tony Award-winning actor Kiril Kulish to “BAZ – A Musical Mash-Up” on Tuesday, Dec. 26. Kulish, who won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for his performance in Broadway’s “Billy Elliot the Musical,” will play the role of Scott the Ballroom Dancer in the hit Las Vegas production. In addition to being a ballroom and ballet champion, Kulish was featured in season 22 of “Dancing with the Stars,” as a professional dancer in the show’s troupe.

“I’m elated to join the cast of ‘BAZ’ and perform for Las Vegas audiences,” said Kulish. “The show is unlike any other with its unique blend of music, dance, and raw emotion and I’m proud to be a part of it.”

Born in San Diego, Kulish caught the performance bug early and by age 13 had become a three-time U.S. National Latin Ballroom Champion and two-time World Ballet Champion. In 2008, he landed the title role in “Billy Elliot the Musical” on Broadway, and went on to star in “The Real Love” and “The Silent Tears” at the Shrine Auditorium. Kulish has been featured on “Good Morning America,” “The View,” “Live with Regis and Kelly,” and more. Most recently, he choreographed a show at the renowned Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.

“BAZ – A Musical Mash-Up” is a new-generation cabaret and high-energy movie-music mash-up that blends the world’s most iconic love stories as imagined by famed film visionary Baz Luhrmann. Inspired by Luhrmann’s signature take on “Romeo + Juliet,” “Moulin Rouge,” and “The Great Gatsby,” this theatrical concert features soul-stirring and stunning performances from an ensemble cast and band.

More than five years in the making, “BAZ – A Musical Mash-Up” is the creation of For The Record, a genre-bending theatrical company in Los Angeles with a vision of turning the soundtracks of iconic filmmakers into immersive theatrical concert experiences.

“BAZ – A Musical Mash-Up” performs Tuesday through Sunday at 7 p.m. at The Palazzo Theatre. Tickets start at $59 (plus tax and applicable fees) and can be purchased at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, online at palazzo.com, or by calling 702.414.9000 or 866.641.7469.

 

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 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).

The Palazzo Las Vegas Debuts All-New Experience with The Biergarten at Lagasse’s Stadium

The Palazzo Las Vegas Debuts All-New Experience with The Biergarten at Lagasse’s Stadium

Drawing inspiration from beer gardens of Bavaria, The Biergarten at Lagasse’s Stadium serves up Emeril Lagasse’s take on traditional German fare

The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas is celebrating the summer season with the unveiling of an all-new experience, The Biergarten at Lagasse’s Stadium®. Set to debut July 17, guests will be transported into celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse’s take on Bavaria with gourmet fare, an array of beer, and craft cocktails – allowing for the ultimate German beer garden experience.

Covering 1,800 square feet, The Biergarten at Lagasse’s Stadium, in partnership with Anheuser-Busch, will boast a lively public gathering space with elements of a traditional beer hall such as communal bench seating, ambient string lighting, and lush greenery. Located on the patio of Lagasse’s Stadium, the rising sounds of laughter and music will draw guests into the beer garden and allow guests to dine al fresco in a uniquely fun atmosphere with a view of the Las Vegas Strip.

The Biergarten at Lagasse’s Stadium will offer German-inspired cuisine from Emeril Lagasse including shared plates, large portions, sides and dessert. Highlights include homemade potato pancakes with apple sauce and sour cream; giant Bavarian pretzel with beer cheese dipping sauce; flame grilled bratwurst or knatwurst with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes; and thinly pounded crispy pork or chicken schnitzel topped with lemon and parsley, and German potato salad; to name a few.

To complement the dining experience, guests will be able to imbibe with bottle, buckets and pitchers of beer; “frozen beer,” and specialty cocktails. Beers include select options such as Budweiser, Bud Light, Shock Top, Elysian, Four Peaks, and more, as well as signature cocktails such as the Kickin’ Mule (Ketel One Vodka, Monin habanero lime syrup, fresh lime, ginger beer) and Royal Refresher (Crown Royal Apple, pineapple juice, soda).

The Biergarten at Lagasse’s Stadium will be open seven days a week, 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.. All guests must be 21 years of age and older. Reservations are recommended by calling 702-607-2665.

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 2.3 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).

Chef Emeril Lagasse Announces Las Vegas Dinner Series “Tour de Emeril”

Chef Emeril Lagasse Announces Las Vegas Dinner Series “Tour de Emeril”

Chef Emeril Lagasse’s Las Vegas chefs are joining forces and creating a unique collaborative dinner series called “Tour de Emeril.” Kicking off March 31 at Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House, this series celebrates the strengths and talents of Chef Emeril’s four Las Vegas restaurants and their respective chefs de cuisine.
At each of the one-time-only dinners, Chefs Ronnie Rainwater (Delmonico Steakhouse), Jean Paul Labadie (Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House), Scott Pajak (Lagasse’s Stadium) and James Richards (Table 10) will collaborate on a menu that celebrates their visions and inspirations, as well as those of Chef Emeril.
The dates and locations for the series are:

  • Friday, March 31 – Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House
  • Friday, June 23 – Lagasse’s Stadium
  • Friday, Sept. 8 – Delmonico Steakhouse
  • Friday, Dec. 8 – Table 10

The inaugural dinner starts with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. featuring the Razz-Matazz, one of Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House’s newest cocktails made with Botanist gin, Marie Brizard raspberry, lime juice, Wilks & Wilson Millicent lime mint syrup, fresh raspberries and mint. Dinner will start at 7 p.m., and the complete springtime-themed menu, featuring wine pairings by Huneeus wines, includes:
First Course
Chilled white asparagus bisque with Alaskan king crab, sorrell and shaved spring vegetables
Prepared by Chef James Richards, chef de cuisine at Table 10
Wine Pairing: Illumination Sauvignon Blanc by Quintessa
Second Course
Roasted wild striped bass, beluga lentil puree and spring onion with Meyer lemon
Prepared by Chef Scott Pajak, chef de cuisine at Lagasse’s Stadium
Wine Pairing: Flowers Chardonnay Sonoma Coast
Third Course
Rabbit “Porchetta” with thumbelina carrots, English peas, morel mushrooms and salsa verde
Prepared by Chef Ronnie Rainwater, chef de cuisine at Delmonico Steakhouse
Wine Pairing: Flowers Sea View Ridge Pinot Noir
Fourth Course
Grilled Colorado lamb chop, stuffed shank and housemade sausage with fava bean puree and Drunken Goat cheese tater tots
Prepared by Jean Paul Labadie, chef de cuisine at Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House
Wine Pairing: Faust Cabernet Sauvignon
Dessert
“Spring Fruit Extravaganza” featuring seasonal fruits prepared three ways
All-inclusive tickets are $90 per person and $150 with Huneeus wine pairings. Reservations are required by contacting Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House at (702) 891-7374 before March 27.

L-R: Chef James Richards from Table 10; Chef Sean Roe, culinary director of Emeril Lagasse’s four Las Vegas restaurants; Chef Jean Paul Labadie from Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House; Chef Scott Pajak from Lagasse’s Stadium; and Chef Ronnie Rainwater from Delmonico Steakhouse. Photo Credit: Chris DeVargas

About Chef Emeril Lagasse’s Restaurants
Chef Emeril Lagasse is the chef/proprietor of 13 award-winning restaurants, including four in New Orleans (Emeril’s, NOLA, Meril and Emeril’s Delmonico); four in Las Vegas (Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House, Delmonico Steakhouse, Table 10 and Lagasse’s Stadium); two in Orlando (Emeril’s Orlando and Emeril’s Tchoup Chop); and three at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Pennsylvania (Emeril’s Chop House, Burgers And More by Emeril and Emeril’s Fish House). Lagasse opened his first restaurant, Emeril’s New Orleans, in 1990 to national acclaim. He opened his first Las Vegas property, Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House at the MGM Grand in 1995, followed by Delmonico Steakhouse in The Venetian Resort, Hotel & Casino in 1999 and Table 10 at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian l The Palazzo in 2008. Lagasse’s restaurants consistently win critical praise and top ratings. Delmonico Steakhouse has received the prestigious “Grand Award” from Wine Spectator magazine every year since 2004.
About Emeril Lagasse
Chef Emeril Lagasse is the chef/proprietor of 13 restaurants in New Orleans, Las Vegas, Orlando and Bethlehem, PA. As a national TV personality, he has hosted more than 2,000 shows on the Food Network, and is the food correspondent for ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Lagasse has appeared as a guest judge in four seasons of Bravo’s hit food series, “Top Chef,” was named a co-host for the tenth season of the “Rachael Ray Show,” and in January 2016, he entered his fourth season of “Emeril’s Florida” on the Cooking Channel. His latest project, Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse, an Amazon original series premiered September 2016. Lagasse is the best-selling author of 19 cookbooks, the latest, Essential Emeril: Favorite Recipes and Hard-Won Wisdom from My Life in the Kitchen, was released in October 2015. In 2002, Emeril established the Emeril Lagasse Foundation to support children’s educational programs that inspire and mentor young people through the culinary arts, nutrition, healthy eating, and important life skills. To date, the Foundation has donated more than $7 million to community organizations in New Orleans, Las Vegas and on the Gulf Coast. In December 2015, Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SQBG) acquired the assets related to Emeril Lagasse’s media and merchandising business, including television programming, cookbooks, the Emerils.com website and his licensed kitchen and food products. For more information, visit: emerils.com.

Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House Announces Jean Paul Labadie as New Chef de Cuisine

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Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House Announces
Jean Paul Labadie as New Chef de Cuisine

LAS VEGAS (Aug. 25, 2016) – Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House announces Jean Paul Labadie as the new chef de cuisine. Chef Labadie brings more than 20 years of culinary experience to this position and rejoins the Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House team after initially working at the restaurant in 1996.

As chef de cuisine, Labadie will be directly involved with managing the kitchen, hiring new culinary staff and introducing new entree items to the menu.

“I am honored to be back working for Chef Emeril Lagasse in one of the greatest restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip,” said Labadie. “I look forward to bringing Emeril’s New Orleans hospitality and the best cuisine to our guests.”

Labadie studied hotel and restaurant management at Iowa State University, eventually transferring to and graduating from Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Ore. In 1996, Labadie began working under acclaimed chef and Food Network personality, Emeril Lagasse, as a cook for his self-titled restaurant in New Orleans, La. From there he moved to Las Vegas where he was named sous chef at Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House in the MGM Grand. Soon after being promoted to chef de cuisine, he was tapped to open Lagasse’s newest venture Table 10 in The Palazzo Resort & Casino. Most recently he was the chef de cuisine at Searsucker at Caesars Palace.

Labadie was also featured on and won “Extreme Chef” on Food Network and served as a judge on “Throwdown with Bobby Flay.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Chef Jean Paul back to Emeril’s Fish House,” said Mike Olsen, director of operations for Emeril Lagasse’s Las Vegas restaurants. “His experience and history with Emeril’s restaurants makes him a great addition to our culinary team.”

Chef Jean Paul Labadie, Emeril's New Orleans Fish House chef de cuisine
Chef Jean Paul Labadie, Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House chef de cuisine

 

About Chef Emeril Lagasse’s Restaurants
Chef Emeril Lagasse is the chef/proprietor of 12 award-winning restaurants, including three in New Orleans (Emeril’s, NOLA and Emeril’s Delmonico); four in Las Vegas (Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House, Delmonico Steakhouse, Table 10 and Lagasse’s Stadium); two in Orlando (Emeril’s Orlando and Emeril’s Tchoup Chop); and three at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Pennsylvania (Emeril’s Chop House, Burgers And More by Emeril and Emeril’s Fish House). Lagasse opened his first restaurant, Emeril’s New Orleans, in 1990 to national acclaim. He opened his first Las Vegas property, Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House at the MGM Grand in 1995, followed by Delmonico Steakhouse in The Venetian Resort, Hotel & Casino in 1999 and Table 10 at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian l The Palazzo in 2008. Lagasse’s restaurants consistently win critical praise and top ratings. Delmonico Steakhouse has received the prestigious “Grand Award” from Wine Spectator magazine every year since 2004.

About Emeril Lagasse
Chef Emeril Lagasse is the chef/proprietor of 12 restaurants in New Orleans, Las Vegas, Orlando and Bethlehem, PA. Lagasse’s 13th restaurant, Meril, is slated to open in New Orleans in September 2016. As a national TV personality, he has hosted more than 2,000 shows on the Food Network, and is the food correspondent for ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Lagasse has appeared as a guest judge in four seasons of Bravo’s hit food series, “Top Chef,” was named a co-host for the tenth season of the “Rachael Ray Show,” and in January 2016, he entered his fourth season of “Emeril’s Florida” on the Cooking Channel. His latest project, Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse, an Amazon original series premieres September 2016. Lagasse is the best-selling author of 19 cookbooks, the latest, Essential Emeril: Favorite Recipes and Hard-Won Wisdom from My Life in the Kitchen, was released in October 2015. In 2002, Emeril established the Emeril Lagasse Foundation to support children’s educational programs that inspire and mentor young people through the culinary arts, nutrition, healthy eating, and important life skills. To date, the Foundation has donated more than $7 million to community organizations in New Orleans, Las Vegas and on the Gulf Coast. In December 2015, Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SQBG) acquired the assets related to Emeril Lagasse’s media and merchandising business, including television programming, cookbooks, the Emerils.com website and his licensed kitchen and food products. For more information, visit: emerils.com.

Photos: Steven Tyler Kicked Off His Highly Anticipated Out On A Limb Solo Tour at The Venetian Las Vegas Last Night – July 2

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MGM Grand to be Featured in Two-Part Season Finale of Bravo’s Hit Culinary Series Top Chef

MGM GRAND LAS VEGAS TO BE FEATURED IN TWO-PART SEASON FINALE OF BRAVO’S HIT CULINARY COMPETITION REALITY SERIES TOP CHEF

Top Chef’s Vegas Episodes Air March 10 and 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo

 MGM Grand, the entertainment authority in Las Vegas, will be featured in the final two episodes of Bravo’s Top Chef, Season 13 Thursday, March 10 and Thursday, March 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

The episodes will include:

  • MGM Grand’s luxurious SKYLOFTS, where the cast was hosted and treated to a variety of VIP experiences;
  • A quickfire challenge in MGM Grand Garden Arena – a venue that’s held countless iconic showdowns;
  • Elimination challenges onstage in David Copperfield Theater and in Top Chef  host Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak restaurant;
  • A final judges table at the world-class Hakkasan Las Vegas nightclub where the season’s winner will be announced in true Las Vegas fashion;
  • A number of celebrities in the star-studded episodes including renowned illusionist David Copperfield;  
  • World-renowned chefs as finale judges such as Jean-Georges Vongerichten of Prime Steakhouse at Bellagio and Jean Georges Steakhouse at ARIA, Charlie Palmer of Aureole at Mandalay Bay and Charlie Palmer Steak at Four Seasons Las Vegas and Julian Serrano of Picasso at Bellagio and Julian Serrano Tapas at ARIA; and Top Chef Masters alum Emeril Lagasse of Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House at MGM Grand and Rick Moonen of RM Seafood and Rx Boiler Room at Mandalay Bay.

During this season of the Emmy Award-winning series, contestants traveled throughout California to compete in challenges themed for six of the state’s most celebrated culinary cities: Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Diego, San Francisco, Oakland and Palm Springs. The final two episodes bring the last contestants standing to Las Vegas for a finale full of exciting challenges where one winner is crowned the champion.

Top Chef airs Thursday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.  For more information on the show and resort accommodations, visit Top Chef and MGM Grand online.  

 

About MGM Grand

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino is “The Entertainment Authority,” creating the ultimate Las Vegas experience.  A variety of accommodations serve every need while guests discover signature dining by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Michael Mina’s PUB 1842, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill and Michelin three star restaurant, Joël Robuchon. The resort offers a wide-range of world-class entertainment at the MGM Grand Garden Arena; the epic KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; world-famous dance crew Jabbawockeez; master illusionist David Copperfield; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; and Hakkasan Las Vegas in addition to a pampering spa and salon and an elaborate 380,000-square-foot conference center. MGM Grand is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit mgmgrand.com, call toll free at (877) 880-0880 or find us on Facebook and Twitter or follow our blog

About Bravo

Bravo Media is the premiere lifestyle and entertainment brand that drives the cultural conversation around its high-quality, interactive original content that focuses on the network’s passion points of food, fashion, beauty, design, digital and pop culture. The network’s diversified slate includes Bravo’s first scripted series “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” scripted comedy “Odd Mom Out,” and unscripted favorites such as Emmy award-winning “Top Chef,” “Vanderpump Rules,” “Below Deck,” “Thicker Than Water” and the popular “Million Dollar Listing” and “The Real Housewives” franchises as well as the only live late-night talk show, “Watch What Happens Live.” Available in 92 million homes, Bravo is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Watch Bravo anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs. Bravo has been an NBCUniversal cable network since December 2002 and first launched in December 1980.

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

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The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas 
Food & Beverage Update March 2016
TIPS & TIDBITS ABOUT THE 40+ FOOD & BEVERAGE OUTLETS IN AND AROUND
THE VENETIAN AND THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS

 

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MARCH MADNESS

 

The most famous college basketball tournament kicks off March 15 and The Venetian and The Palazzo have several places to watch the NCAA tournament.

 

LAGASSE’S STADIUM
Chef Emeril Lagasse’s kicked-up menu and the venue’s 9 foot x 16 foot main screen (and more than 100 other screens), makes Lagasse’s Stadium the perfect place to watch March Madness.
This menu is a slam dunk:
  • Tomahawk bone-In 32 oz. ribeye with mashed potatoes $82
  • Surf ‘n’ turf tomahawk bone-In 32 oz. ribeye with mashed potatoes, grilled shrimp with garlic herb butter $92
  • Chilled Alaskan king crab legs with clarified butter & our kicked up cocktail sauce per lb. $65
  • Truffle jumbo lump crabmeat & shrimp tossed in linguini $42
  • Salmon carpaccio with ponzu vinaigrette, diced jalapeño & tomato salsa $15

 

TABLE 10
Table 10 is getting in the spirit of March Madness with an extensive selection of bourbon, scotches and whiskies, including Pappy van Winkle. The snack bar will feature a daily rotation selection of innovative dishes using the freshest local and unique ingredients available that day.

 

PUBLIC HOUSE  
Public House is a beer lover’s paradise with more than 200 selections, including 24 on tap and three seasonal cask beers from artisanal cask brewers and a beer-inspired menu. Fans will score on March Madness with this special menu:
Bracket Buster Platter $22, *$30 with 2 regular draft beers
  • Potato skins, stuffed with porter-braised short rib, gruyere cheese, bleu cheese fondue, crispy shallots (2pc)
    • Beer-brined chicken wings, Calabrian chili glaze, gorgonzola dip (6pc)
    • Chips n Dip – House-made kettle chips, truffle-sweet onion dip

     

ROCKHOUSE
March Mayhem will be in full swing at Rockhouse, located in the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo. From Thursday, March 17 through Sunday, March 20, the restaurant is offering both half-day and full-day premium open bar packages to fans.  Sports lovers will enjoy an open bar with access to Rockhouse’s revamped selection of craft beers in addition to wines and spirits plus game-day favorites like jalapeño poppers, fried pickles and Philly cheese steak sliders. With more than 80 HDTVs, you’ll never miss a shot. Half-day tickets (8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or 4 p.m. to close) are $125, and full-day tickets are $200. Guests can purchase tickets at: http://events.therockhousebar.com/

 

ST. PATRICKS DAY

 

TABLE 10
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Table 10 with green beer specials all day, March 17.

 

PUBLIC HOUSE  
You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy Public House’s traditional St. Patrick’s Day menu:
  • Corned beef and cabbage, beer-braised with baby carrots, pee wee potatoes and an IPA-grain mustard sauce – $26
    • 12oz draft green beer – $3
    • 12oz Guinness draught – $4
    • Irish car bombs – $4                 

 

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MORELS FRENCH STEAKHOUSE & BISTRO
Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro at The Palazzo is launching a new Wine Flight Passport Program that allows guests to sample unique red wines from around the world, some rarely found by the glass. Exclusively offered at the Wine Spectator award-winning Morels, the program features sommelier selections from the state-of-the-art enomatic wine dispensing system.

 

On March 1, guests will be able to purchase their passport for $5. Every time a guest buys a glass of wine, they will receive a stamp and for every 10 glasses bought, guests will receive a complimentary glass of wine. Wine selections include:
  • Tignanello 2011 from Italy
  • Chianti Badia a Passignano Antinori from Italy
  • Penfolds Bin 407 cabernet from Australia
  • Rust en Vrede cabernet from South Africa
  • Vanishing Point Napa cabernet
If a guest completes the passport with all 24 stamps by May 31, he or she can enter to win a magnum bottle of Bruno Paillard Champagne.

 

“The passport program is designed to broaden the experience for our guests. They can enjoy a new glass they’ve never had at the bar or on the patio with a cheese and charcuterie plate or at dinner and pair with one of our steaks,” said Morels’ wine director Alexandre Brard. “Now instead of traveling the world on airline flights, guests can explore through wines from around the world.”
TABLE 10
Table 10 at The Palazzo will unveil a new spring version of the four course $48 Taste of Table 10 on March 21. The menu spotlights Chef de Cuisine James Richards’ favorite spring flavors and the freshest ingredients of the season. And, as always, guests can listen to live music on Fridays and Saturdays from 7-10 p.m.

 

PRIMEBURGER
Primeburger, located in The Venetian Grand Canal Shoppes, specializing in burgers, crafted fries, shakes and spirits is offering 20% off the check for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

UNLVINO’s BUBBLE-LICIOUS
Bubble-licous returns to The Venetian Thursday April 14 from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. This year’s festivities will once again feature a variety of champagnes, sparkling wines and a tasting menu from The Venetian and Palazzo’s outstanding collection of restaurants, all artfully staged in the resort’s scenic Doge’s Palace plaza.
Tickets are $100 in advance; $125 at the door. Tickets at http://bit.ly/1nTaKks.

 

VEGAS UNCORK’D by Bon Appétit
Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétitcelebrates its 10th anniversary April 28 through May 1 with extravagant soirees and a world-class lineup of renowned chefs. The Venetian and The Palazzo are offering the following culinary experiences:

 

CHEF ‘S MYSTERY DINNER
Join The Venetian for a mystery dinner hosted by star chef Emeril Lagasse to celebrate the Vegas Uncork’d 10th anniversary at a special Instagram-worthy location that has yet to be announced. We aren’t giving away all the details just yet, but this will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for lucky guests, elevating dining in Las Vegas to a new level. Follow @vegasuncorkd for clues to unlock the secret location for this special dinner April 28. Score your seat here now.

 

TAO AT THE VENETIAN AFTER-HOURS SAKE & SUSHI
Experience the ultimate in Vegas nightlife in an exclusive setting Thursday April 28. Keep the party alive after hours, and indulge in sommelier-selected sake tastings, passed hors d’oeuvres, sushi, and a premium open bar. The ultra-cool Loft Space at TAO will be buzzing with energy and the perfect place to celebrate the night’s events with other Vegas Uncork’d attendees, celeb chefs, and editors. As a bonus, attendees will get complimentary access to TAO’s exclusive nightclub after the event.

 

BRUNCH & BUBBLES AT THE BOSS’ HOUSE
Enjoy brunch in epic style at Buddy V’s Ristorante at The Venetian Saturday April 30. Hosted by “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro’s operating partners, famed Las Vegas husband and wife team Chef Kim Canteenwalla and restaurateur Elizabeth Blau, of CNBC’s Restaurant Startup, the over-the-top brunch will feature classic favorites, complemented by elaborate seafood stations, a caviar ice bar, bottomless bubbles, build-your-own bloody mary bar, a decadent dessert display and much more. Guests will be treated to stunning views of the Las Vegas Strip and an Italian brunch the entire famiglia will enjoy – like a boss!

 

Tickets on Sale for 10th Annual Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit, April 28 – May 1

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TICKETS ON SALE FOR 10th ANNUAL VEGAS UNCORK’D BY BON APPÉTIT,
APRIL 28 – MAY 1
Enjoy Star-Studded Culinary Events Featuring the World’s Best Chefs, Sommeliers and Mixologists

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 Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit celebrates its 10th anniversary April 28 – May 1 with extravagant soirees and a world-class lineup of renowned chefs from Caesars Palace, The Cromwell, The Venetian and The Palazzo. Headliners include Giada De Laurentiis, Emeril Lagasse, Michael Chow, Guy Savoy, Gordon Ramsay, Nobu Matsuhisa and Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Tickets are on sale now for the Grand Tasting at Caesars Palace as well as new events, including After Hours Sake & Sushi: The Night Rolls On at TAO at The Venetian; brunch at GIADA: An Italian Inspired Feast at The Cromwell; and Sushi Making and Sake Tasting at Nobu Restaurant and Lounge with Chef Nobu Matsuhisa at Caesars Palace.

 

Tickets can be purchased at VegasUncorked.com.

 

 

“Las Vegas rivals the top culinary destinations of the world by combining renowned chefs and exceptional cuisine,” said Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “Like previous years, the tenth anniversary of Vegas Uncork’d will offer intimate opportunities for gourmands to meet and learn from some of their favorite chefs as well as experience new food adventures across the destination.”

 

“We are so excited to be celebrating ten years of culinary excellence in Las Vegas with new events and hotel partners that will allow guests from around the world to indulge in an epicurean experience of a lifetime,” said Adam Rapoport, Bon Appétit editor in chief. “The tenth year is going to be unlike anything we’ve done in the past. This is the first time we’re taking the event downtown and we can’t wait to show our guests another side of Las Vegas.”

 

For the first time ever, Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit will be venturing to downtown Las Vegas with epicurean revelries, including a Steakhouse Redux at the iconic Golden Steer featuring Michael Mina. This year’s event will also feature a Mystery Dinner hosted by Emeril Lagasse, at a location that has yet to be announced.

 

Additionally, Chase Sapphire Preferred, a premier rewards credit card for people who are passionate about travel and dining, returns for the fourth consecutive year as the presenting sponsor of this year’s Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit. Chase Sapphire cardholders will enjoy exclusive access to coveted experiences, like chef’s tables at the Grand Tasting including a dedicated wait staff and interaction with celebrity chefs, and an intimate lunch with veteran chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger.

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Events on sale now include:

 

New and notable:

  • 10th Anniversary Mystery Dinner with Emeril Lagasse (Mystery), Thursday, April 28: Join us for a mystery dinner to celebrate the Vegas Uncork’d 10th anniversary led by star chef Emeril Lagasse and The Venetian at a special Instagram-worthy location that has yet to be announced. We aren’t giving away all the details just yet, but this will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for lucky guests, elevating dining in Las Vegas to a whole other level! Follow us @vegasuncorkd for clues to unlock the secret location for this special dinner. Score your seat here now!

 

  • Master Series: Nobu Matsuhisa’s Ultimate Omakase (Caesars Palace), Thursday, April 28: At $1000 per person, this once-in-a-lifetime event with Nobu Matsuhisa, is a multi course experience, with the master chef hand crafting each dish in this selection of omakase. Net proceeds of this event’s ticket sales will be donated to the ‘Keep Memory Alive’ organization.

 

  • After Hours Sake & Sushi: The Night Rolls On at TAO (The Venetian Las Vegas), Thursday, April 28: Here’s an opportunity to experience the ultimate in Vegas nightlife, in an exclusive setting. Keep the party alive after hours, and indulge in sommelier selected sake tastings, passed hors d’oeuvres, sushi, and a premium open bar. The ultra cool Tao Loft Space will be buzzing with energy and the perfect place to celebrate the night’s events with other Vegas Uncork’d attendees, celeb chefs, and editors. As a bonus, attendees will get complimentary access to Tao’s exclusive nightclub after the event.

 

  • Master Series: Dinner and a Show with MR CHOW (Caesars Palace), Thursday, April 28: Explore the first and only Las Vegas location of the Internationally renowned MR CHOW, now open at Caesars Palace. This spectacular and exotic culinary arena brings guests straight to the front row — for an amplified and theatrical dining experience. Focused on the rich traditions of Beijing cuisine, diners will enjoy the show with the infamous champagne trolley, the decanting of the wine, the Sole filleting, the Beijing Duck, the MR CHOW noodle show and the dessert trolley.

 

  • Dine in the Dark: A Sensory Lunch at Bacchanal Buffet (Caesars Palace), Friday, April 29: This lunch is unlike anything you’ve experienced before! Hosted at Bacchanal Buffet, named the #1 buffet in Las Vegas by USA Today, the renowned chef team will present a culinary journey that starts the moment you enter. Guests will be blindfolded, then led to their gourmet multi-course lunch in a private dining room. The special tasting menu will highlight some of the Bacchanal signature dishes and feature enhanced textures, smells, and sounds to delight the senses.

 

  • Grand Tasting: 10th Anniversary Tables (Caesars Palace), Friday, April 29: The Grand Tasting tableside and at your service. A high-end dinner experience placed right in the center of the action, with a flow of multiple courses, personalized waiter service, and a dedicated bar serving the best sips and a signature cocktail of the night. With early access, you have the luxury of staying in your seat during the event or mingling one-on-one with the master chefs and editors from Bon Appétit. Experience The Grand Tasting like you’ve never been able to before.

 

  • BA Navigator Downtown Tour (Downtown Container Park), Saturday, April 30: Join the Bon Appétit Navigator Tour of Las Vegas’ thriving Downtown neighborhood for an on-the-move feast with a diverse line-up of four restaurants and bars. Led personally by a BA editor, you’ll sip and sample delicious bites from a curated menu at each of the night’s stops, and interact up close and personal with the talented chefs and restaurateurs. Check back soon for the full restaurant and bar line-up. Meeting location will be updated on the site and emailed to all ticket purchasers.

 

Brunch at GIADA: An Italian Inspired Feast (The Cromwell), Saturday, April 30: Join chef Giada De Laurentiis for brunch at her award-winning first and only namesake restaurant. Guests will be delighted by GIADA’s new brunch menu, highlighting her California-inspired Italian cuisine, indulge in limitless mimosas and more with the Emmy Award-winning celebrity chef and New York Times best-selling author.

 

  • Mix It Up With The Maestro: The Craft of the Cocktail With Salvatore Calabrese (The Cromwell), Saturday, April 30: With over thirty years of experience, Salvatore Calabrese is known as one of the world’s best bartenders — having served presidents, royalty, celebrities, and now you! Guests will enjoy an intimate mixology class at The Cromwell’s sexy cocktail lounge, Bound by Salvatore, and learn how to stir, shake and sip on some of Maestro’s delicious signature cocktail concoctions with hands-on instruction while enjoying light bites in this first-ever event at Vegas Uncork’d.

 

  • Steakhouse Redux: Michael Mina x Golden Steer, Saturday, April 30: Chef Michael Mina joins the chefs at the iconic Golden Steer Steakhouse to add a modern spin to the classic steakhouse experience. Hosted at Golden Steer, officially the oldest steakhouse in town (the restaurant opened its doors in 1958), the scene will be set with live music from the Rat Pack era, paired with a decadent lunch featuring four courses. Kick off with a mix of classic and modern variations on cocktails, while you settle in and explore the restaurant — then take your seats for a meal that’s not to be missed. Chef Mina and Golden Steer prepare and present alternating courses, to be paired with a selection of wines, bringing you one special lunch experience.

 

  • The Ultimate Comforts & Classics Affair (Downtown Container Park), Saturday, April 30: The best of the birds, bubbles and burgers will come together at the Downtown Container Park on Fremont Street for an evening filled with comfort food, flowing drinks, and live music. Right in the middle of the action, this event will take over the hip locale’s lawn, where some of the best local restaurants grill and fry up their specialties. Guests can sample and savor these delicious bites including Shake Shack’s limited edition crackle burger and the one-night-only Vegas Uncork’d Concrete, made specially for this event as well as signature dishes from Yardbird Southern Table & Bar and their new fast casual concept Spring Chicken.

 

  • Eye Openers & Eats: Cocktail Academy to Brunch with Hubert Keller, Rick Moonen, and Salvatore Calabrese (Southern Wine & Spirits Cocktail Academy) Sunday, May 1: It’s Sunday morning, and time to sip on some delicious cocktails and indulge in a decadent brunch for your wrap-up to an excellent weekend in Las Vegas! Hosted in the world’s most advanced beverage training facility — you’ll get an insider experience during this premier event as this location is not usually open to non-industry guests. Participate in hands-on cocktail demos by two of the world’s very best bartenders; ‘The Maestro’ Salvatore Calabrese, and Francesco Lafranconi, Southern Wine and Spirits Executive Director of Mixology & Spirits Education. During brunch, you’ll be treated to more top notch wine, spirits and premier bartending talent and delectable food prepared by mega-chefs Hubert Keller and Rick Moonen. Sit back and let the experts take the wheel for this socially charged event.

 

Returning favorites include:

  • Master Series: A Decade of Indulgence with Guy Savoy (Caesars Palace), Thursday, April 28: In celebration of both Restaurant Guy Savoy’s 10th anniversary at Caesars Palace, and the 10th Anniversary of Vegas Uncork’d, the Michelin-starred chef will present a five-course epicurean affair with premier pairings—including prestigious selections of Krug Champagne, among others. Guests will be treated to an elevated culinary adventure, featuring some of Chef Guy Savoy’s signature dishes, such as Artichoke and Black Truffle Soup and Colors of Caviar, which pair perfectly with luxury champagne and best bubbles.

 

  • Master Series: High Steaks Pairings with Vodka & Caviar (Caesars Palace), Thursday, April 28: A delicious evening awaits guests at this year’s Old Homestead Dinner. Greg and Marc Sherry’s event is back by popular demand, and this year they present a stellar four-course menu of divine dishes and pairings featuring steak, top shelf vodka, and premium caviar.

 

  • Grand Tasting (Caesars Palace), Friday, April 29: The 10th anniversary Vegas Uncork’d Grand Tasting promises to be the best one yet: featuring signature dishes from 50+ renowned chefs, free-flowing wines, and spirits from around the world. Skill and indulgence balance to offer an unparalleled culinary tour de force. Set against the backdrop of the luxe Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis at Caesars Palace, The Grand Tasting is the opportunity to meet and learn from the world’s most respected culinary figures, while sampling uniquely curated and expertly crafted tastes.

EARLY ACCESS: Gain exclusive early admission to the event with an Early Access ticket. A limited number of tickets are available to deliver the undivided attention of experts on site.

 

  • Decadence to the Rooftop: The Grand Tasting After Party (The Cromwell), Friday, April 29: Keep The Grand Tasting party going Vegas-style across the way at Drai’s. With an escort into the club before it’s even open, you’ll have 65,000 square feet of nighttime playground all to yourself before the crowds roll in. Nosh on light bites and sip specialty cocktails from one of the best seats in the house — luxurious cabanas that overlook the pool deck below and offer panoramic views. Explore the entire space, or enjoy your ultra exclusive home base at the north cabanas, each outfitted with temperature control and private restrooms. The night is yours — you can keep the party moving at Drai’s with two complimentary drinks to use for as long as the bar stays open!

 

  • Master Series: Lunchtime Learning and Libations with Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger (Caesars Palace), Friday, April 29: Back by popular demand! Your chance to get up close and personal and become a part of the culinary action at this fun-filled cooking class with chef duo, Mary Sue Milliken, and Susan Feniger. Taste, sip and learn as the Too Hot Tamales prepare flavorful dishes, share their tips and cooking techniques, and shake up intoxicating libations for guests at the newest Border Grill inside The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. Guests will meet the chefs, enjoy a multi-course lunch with specialty cocktails, a takeaway recipe booklet, and have the chance to purchase personalized cookbooks following the event.

 

  • Master Series: Sushi Making and Sake Tasting with Chef Nobu Matsuhisa (Caesars Palace), Friday, April 29: The perfect event for sake and sushi lovers, culinary master and connoisseur, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, will show lucky attendees how to sip premier sake and roll sushi. Discover his original ‘Nobu Style’ — a unique fusion of traditional sushi-making techniques and unexpected ingredients.

 

  • Master Series: Pastry Savvy with François Payard (Caesars Palace), Saturday, April 30: Join one of the world’s most renowned pastry chefs, François Payard, at Payard Pâtisserie & Bistro, for a behind-the-scenes master class in technique and how to create phenomenally fresh, and exquisitely delicious French pastries.

 

  • Brunch & Bubbles at the Boss’ House (The Venetian), Saturday, April 30: Enjoy brunch in epic style at Buddy V’s Ristorante at The Venetian. Hosted by “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro’s operating partners, famed Las Vegas husband and wife team Chef Kim Canteenwalla and restaurateur Elizabeth Blau, of CNBC’s Restaurant Startup, the over the top brunch will feature classic brunch favorites, complemented by elaborate seafood stations, a caviar ice bar, bottomless bubbles, build-your-own bloody mary bar, a decadent dessert display and much, much more. Guests will be treated to stunning views of the Las Vegas strip and an Italian brunch the entire famiglia will enjoy – like a boss!

 

  • Master Series: Beat The Heat with Chef Gordon Ramsay (Caesars Palace), Saturday, April 30: Can you handle the heat in Chef Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen? This exciting event puts you up close and personal with the world-famous chef, while feasting on his signature dishes alongside past contestants from FOX’s hit competition series, HELL’S KITCHEN.

 

  • Master Series: Too Hot Tamales Top Shelf Tequila Tasting Dinner (Caesars Palace), Saturday, April 30: A one-of-a-kind dining experience from celebrity chefs, Mary Sue Milliken, and Susan Feniger, at the award-winning Border Grill at The Forum Shops, named Las Vegas’ Best Latin American Restaurant in 2015. Geared for the tequila enthusiast or novice, the Too Hot Tamales will share tequila tips from harvest to bottle, intimate stories inspired by their travels throughout Mexico, and navigate guests through a four-course modern Mexican tasting menu, paired with Patron’s finest from their Roca collection and handcrafted tequila cocktails. As an ultra-exclusive treat, guests can indulge in tastings of Border Grill’s limited edition Barrel Select Reposado Tequila — handpicked by Mary Sue and Susan, and only available at Border Grill in Las Vegas — and unveiled for the first time at Vegas Uncork’d.

 

  • Little Italy from City To Strip: Rao’s Italian Brunch with The Pellegrinos (Caesars Palace), Sunday, May 1: Ciao Bella! Transport yourself to Southern Italy at this intimate afternoon affair at the exclusive Rao’s Restaurant. You’ll join Frank Pellegrino, Sr. and Jr. for a premium experience, enjoying a seasonally inspired multi-course brunch, featuring authentic family recipes, distinctive cocktails, and non-stop entertainment at this traditional Italian feast.

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About Bon Appétit
Bon Appétit is where food and culture meet. The award-winning No. 1 food lifestyle brand covers food through the lens of cooking, fashion, travel, technology, design, and home. Under editor in chief Adam Rapoport, the brand has been named AdAge Magazine of the Year in 2015, and has been nominated for 22 National Magazine Awards, including wins in 2014 for General Excellence and Photography. In 2015 Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer Pamela Drucker Mann was named AdAge Publishing Executive of the year, the magazine was also named A-List Magazine of the Year in 2013 and “One to Watch” in 2014, and has been Adweek’s Food Magazine of the Year in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.

 

About the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and nearly 11 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.LasVegas.com.

 

About Chase Sapphire Preferred
Chase Sapphire Preferred is a premier rewards credit card for people who are passionate about travel and dining. With Sapphire Preferred you enjoy premium travel rewards and benefits with no travel restrictions or blackout dates on airfare booked through Ultimate Rewards; double points for every dollar spent on dining and travel; the Chip and Signature for international travel; no foreign transaction fees; 1:1 point transfer to leading frequent travel programs; 24/7 live customer service; access to exclusive card member experiences; and more. More information is available at www.chasesapphire.com/preferred.

 

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Oyster Fest Announced at Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House

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Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House Announces Oyster Festival 

Celebrating our enduring passion for the beloved bivalve, Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House at MGM Grand is hosting a ten day Oyster Festival this month. From September 18-27, Chef Emeril Lagasse’s original Las Vegas restaurant will spotlight oysters from around the country with several market fresh varieties served raw and in classic hot preparations.

Some of the dishes to be highlighted in the special Oyster Fest menu include:

  • Freshly shucked oysters from around the country, with horseradish spiked cocktail sauce and champagne mignonette
  • Louisiana grilled oysters with asiago cheese, fresh herbs and toasted French bread
  • Cornmeal fried Hama Hama oysters with a butter lettuce salad, hickory smoked bacon and pickled fennel
  • Classic oysters rockafeller baked on the half shell
  • Absinthe poached gulf oysters with blue crabmeat, spinach cream, osetra caviar and black pepper creme fraiche
  • Potato crusted pompano & oyster bread pudding with tomato okra stew

On September 18 from 2-4 pm, the Oyster Fest will begin with a special Oyster Fest Kickoff Happy Hour, featuring menu selections, open to the public for $35 pp (plus tax; beverages and gratuity not included). For tickets, call Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House at 702.891.7374.

Did you know?

  • Oysters are natural water filters, helping to improve the clarity of the estuaries and bays they inhabit.
  • Oysters have been cultivated and enjoyed by humankind at least since Ancient Rome.
  • Oysters are naturally low calorie and an excellent source of zinc, iron, calcium, selenium, as well as vitamin A and vitamin B12.
  • Nearly all oysters today are sustainably farmed and harvested, rating a “best choice” on the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch List.

Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House is open daily from 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Happy hour 2-6 p.m. and “Last Hour Happy Hour” 9:30 p.m. – close every day at the bar. For reservations or more information, please call 702.891.7374, visit emerilsrestaurants.com/emerils-new-orleans-fish-house. Keep up with restaurant news and events on Twitter and Instagram at @EmerilsFish and facebook.com/emerilsfish.

Emeril's New Orleans Fish House

Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House – photo credit Christopher DeVargas

About Chef Emeril Lagasse’s Restaurants
Chef Emeril Lagasse is the chef/proprietor of 12 award-winning restaurants, including three in New Orleans (Emeril’s, NOLA and Emeril’s Delmonico); four in Las Vegas (Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House, Delmonico Steakhouse, Table 10 and Lagasse’s Stadium); two in Orlando (Emeril’s Orlando and Emeril’s Tchoup Chop); and three at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Pennsylvania (Emeril’s Chop House, Burgers And More by Emeril and Emeril’s Italian Table). Lagasse opened his first restaurant, Emeril’s New Orleans, in 1990 to national acclaim. He opened his first Las Vegas property, Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House at the MGM Grand in 1995, followed by Delmonico Steakhouse in The Venetian Resort, Hotel & Casino in 1999 and Table 10 at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian l The Palazzo in 2008. Lagasse’s restaurants consistently win critical praise and top ratings. Delmonico Steakhouse has received the prestigious “Grand Award” from Wine Spectator magazine every year since 2004.

About Emeril Lagasse
Chef Emeril Lagasse is the chef/proprietor of 12 restaurants in New Orleans, Las Vegas, Orlando and Bethlehem, Pa. As a national TV personality, he has hosted more than 2,000 shows on the Food Network, and is the food correspondent for ABC’s “Good Morning America.” In 2014, Lagasse participated in his third consecutive season as a main guest chef in Bravo’s hit food series, “Top Chef,” and joined TNT as co-host for their cooking series, On the Menu. Most recently, “Emeril’s Florida”, entered its third season in January 2015 on the Cooking Channel. Lagasse is the best-selling author of 18 cookbooks, with his 19th, Essential Emeril, slated to release in October 2015. In 2002, Emeril established theEmeril Lagasse Foundation to support children’s educational programs that inspire and mentor young people through the culinary arts, nutrition, healthy eating, and important life skills. To date, the Foundation has distributed $5.7 million in grants for children’s charities in New Orleans, Las Vegas and on the Gulf Coast. For his philanthropic efforts, Emeril was named the 2013 Humanitarian of the Year by the James Beard Foundation.

The Mario Batali Foundation Presents Swing Session Las Vegas Celebrity Golf Classic

Mario Batali

The Mario Batali Foundation Presents Swing Session Las Vegas Celebrity Golf Classic

Weekend charity event to be held June 5-6
Proceeds from events to benefit Mario Batali Foundation

 The Mario Batali Foundation (MBF) returns to Las Vegas for Swing Session Las Vegas Celebrity Golf Classic, including pre and post parties taking place Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6. Tickets are on sale now and will grant access to all of the weekend’s events. Proceeds from these events will benefit the Mario Batali Foundation, whose mission is to ensure that children are well read, well fed and well cared for.

On Friday, June 5th, MBF will kick off the weekend festivities with Burgers in the Bunker, a private party from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. at B&B Burger & Beer inside The Venetian Hotel Resort Casino.

On Saturday, June 6th, MBF brings its famed Swing Session Celebrity Golf Classic to Cascata located in Boulder City. Players will join celebrities and world-class chefs for an amazing day of gourmet food and golf, alongside MBF Founder and renowned chef Mario Batali, co-founder of four award-winning restaurants located on the Las Vegas Strip – B&B Burger & Beer, B&B Ristorante, Carnevino and Otto. The Swing Session Las Vegas Celebrity Golf Classic promises to be the ultimate gastronomic event as guests hit the greens to eat, drink and swing their way through a memorable day of golf and deliciousness. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a golf clinic led by Hank Haney, Tiger Woods’ former swing coach and one of the country’s most sought-after golf instructors. A shotgun start will follow at 10:30 a.m.

After the Swing Session Las Vegas Celebrity Golf Classic, the fun continues Saturday at 8 p.m. where guests can take part in the “19th Hole at Carnevino Italian Steakhouse, inside The Palazzo Hotel. Guests will sample the restaurant’s brand of superior hand selected dry aged prime beef, paired with opulent Italian wines, all while mingling with celebrity chefs and TV personalities. Guests can also partake in a silent auction packed with unique goods and experiences, the proceeds going to help MBF and its local commitment to the children of Las Vegas.

Players and attendees of previous Swing Session golf events have included former President Bill Clinton, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, PGA Tour star Hunter Mahan, musicians Edge and Mike Mills, chefs Emeril Lagasse, Ming Tsai, and actors Billy Crudup, Andy Garcia and Josh Charles, among others. Many will return this year to beat their scores and enjoy a fun-filled day benefitting the Mario Batali Foundation.

“The Swing Session is the best of both worlds,” says Mario Batali. “We’re teeing up to raise funds and awareness for MBF all while enjoying a fun-filled weekend of amazing food, entertainment and company.”

Individual tickets for the exclusive 2015 Swing Session Las Vegas Celebrity Golf Classic include admission to all three events and are priced at $3,500 per person. Foursomes are priced at $12,500. A limited number of tickets to Burgers in the Bunker and 19th Hole pre and post event parties are also available to non-golfers for $100 and $250 each, respectively. MBF is currently looking for sponsors for the 2015 Swing Session Celebrity Golf Classic. For more information on sponsoring the event, please contact Susan Marzano at smarzano@mariobatalifoundation.org.

MBF would like to thank Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada for being a sponsor of the 2015 Swing Session Las Vegas Celebrity Golf Classic.

ABOUT THE MARIO BATALI FOUNDATION
Long before he was a household name, Mario Batali was a philanthropist. Whether donating his time, services or dollars, Mario has been actively involved in the charities close to his heart for many years to raise awareness and support for children’s disease research and relief, and hunger relief. Prompted by these philanthropic efforts, in 2008, Mario launched the Mario Batali Foundation. The Foundation strives to ensure that all children are well read, well fed and well cared for. To learn more about the Mario Batali Foundation, visit www.mariobatalifoundation.org.

Lagasse’s Stadium At The Palazzo Las Vegas Hosts Samuel Adams Beer Pairing Dinner On Jan. 23

LAGASSE’S STADIUM

LAGASSE’S STADIUM® AT THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS® HOSTS SAMUEL ADAMS BEER PAIRING DINNER ON JAN. 23

 

WHAT: Lagasse’s Stadium® at The Palazzo Las Vegas® is teaming up again with Samuel Adams to host a delicious five-course beer pairing dinner featuring a selection of tasteful premium craft beers on Friday, January 23 at 6 p.m. The menu is priced at $55 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity) and will feature the following pairings*:

 

Organic baby arugula and toasted pine nuts tossed in charred tomato vinaigrette with crispy prosciutto and shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
Crystal Pale Ale

Creamy artichoke and spinach dip with lump crab meat served with
toasted pita bread and crispy tortilla chips
Escape Route

Citrus marinated salmon on carrot, mushroom and bell pepper cabbage slaw with sweet soy glaze, pickled ginger and wasabi
Cold Snap

Char-grilled prime sirloin with bacon and roasted baby red potatoes, Maytag blue cheese and Emeril’s homemade Worcestershire
Boston Lager

Pecan praline glazed New York-style cheesecake with
fresh whipped cream and mint
Angry Orchard

*Special menu subject to change.

 

WHEN:
Friday, January 23; 6 p.m.

WHERE:
Lagasse’s Stadium
The Palazzo Las Vegas
3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South

RSVP:
Guests can RSVP by calling 702-607-2665. Must be 21 years or older.

ABOUT LAGASSE’S STADIUM®
Lagasse’s Stadium combines celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse’s signature cuisine and kicked up eats for the sports fan. With an innovative take on tailgating, Lagasse’s Stadium features game day favorite menu items, free flowing brew and more than 100 HD TVs, including a 9 foot by 16 foot main TV. Highlights include plush stadium-style seating, luxury boxes, patio dining, billiard tables, sports betting stations, video poker machines, black jack and craps tables and during-the-game sports betting in the palm of your hand via Cantor Gaming pocketcasino mobile devices. Signature dishes include Emeril’s Steak BAM’Wich, New Orleans Style Crab Cakes, Creole Reuben, BBQ Ribs and other favorites. Located just steps from Las Vegas Blvd. in front of The Palazzo, this is tailgating done Vegas style. Restaurant and bar hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, sportsbook and gaming lounge opens at 10 a.m. For luxury box and table reservations call 702.607.2665. Keep up with specials on Twitter @LagassesStadium and Facebook.com/LagassesStadium.

 

About The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas
The LEED EB Gold®-certified Venetian Las Vegas, named the world’s most extraordinarily designed hotel in 2014 by the editors of TripAdvisor, is one of the world’s most luxurious resort and convention destinations. Recreating Venice’s legendary landmarks, the 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.

 

The Silver LEED®-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,” the Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Award-winning resort is highlighted by a flagship 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York.  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 Buddy V’s by “The Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro, Carnevino by Mario Batali, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse.

 

The expansive Venetian and Palazzo Congress Center features convention and meeting rooms that span more than 2.25 million square feet of flexible space, including the 85,000-square-foot Venetian Ballroom and the newly remodeled Sands Expo.

 

Grand Canal Shoppes® at The Venetian and The Palazzo features more than 160 luxury boutiques, specialty brands and world-class restaurants nestled around a charming and faithful reproduction of Venice’s Grand Canal, complete with cobbled walkways, street side cafes and live entertainment. Signature brands include Nevada’s only Barneys New York, Jimmy Choo, Diane von Furstenberg, Christian Louboutin, Kenneth Cole, Dooney & Bourke, Hervé Léger and Swarovski.

 

Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features an indoor streets cape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, world-class gaming, exquisite restaurants, a wide variety of entertainment such the party musical “ROCK OF AGES;” showroom headliners “HUMAN NATURE – The Motown Show;” the female-only comedy series “LIPSHTICK – The Perfect Shade of Stand Up;” and extensive convention and corporate services.

 

Other unique offerings include the chic dining and nightlife hotspots, TAO and LAVO; the famed Canyon Ranch SpaClub; the ultimate sports bar, sports book 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.

 

Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premier loyalty program. The Palazzo and The Venetian Las Vegas are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio.

 

For additional information, visit venetian.com or palazzolasvegas.com follow on Twitter @venetianvegas @palazzovegas and interact on Facebook.

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.

Delmonico Steakhouse Hosts Pairing Dinner with Buffalo Trace Bourbon Whiskey

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Buffalo Trace Bourbon Whiskey









Delmonico Steakhouse Hosts Pairing Dinner with Buffalo
Trace Bourbon Whiskey

What:
Exclusive four course pairing menu at Delmonico Steakhouse with Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

When:
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

7:00 p.m.

Where:
Delmonico Steakhouse
The Venetian Las Vegas
3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Details:
Delmonico Steakhouse is hosting a four course pairing dinner with Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey on Thursday, Oct. 23. Chef de Cuisine Ronnie Rainwater and Buffalo Trace representative Kris Komstock will take guests through each course and explain the pairings. A reception will begin at 7 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and a bourbon cocktail created by Mixologist Max Solano. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. The event is $200 per person plus tax and 20 percent gratuity.

Delmonico Steakhouse is open for lunch daily from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and dinner Sun.-Thurs. from 5-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. from 5-10:30 p.m. The restaurant also has a Fall Cocktail Hour from 4:30-6 p.m. daily in the bar area with food and drink specials.

Emeril's private Eagle Rare 10-year single barrel bourbon
Emeril’s private Eagle Rare 10-year single barrel bourbon

About Emeril Lagasse
Chef Emeril Lagasse is the chef/proprietor of 13 restaurants in New Orleans, Las Vegas, Orlando, Bethlehem, Pa. and Charlotte, N.C. As a national TV personality, he has hosted more than 2,000 shows on the Food Network, and is the food correspondent for ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Lagasse finished his third consecutive season of Bravo’s hit food series, “Top Chef,” as one of the show’s main guest chefs and restaurateurs at the judges’ table in Season 11, New Orleans. “Emeril’s Florida,” premiered its second season January 2014 on the Cooking Channel, and Lagasse will join TNT’s new reality cooking series, “On the Menu,” as Menu Master in fall of 2014. Lagasse is the best-selling author of 18 cookbooks, including his latest, Cooking with Power, released in October 2013. Emeril Lagasse joined the Martha Stewart family of brands in 2008; Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (NYSE: MSO) acquired the assets related to Emeril’s media and merchandising business, including television programming, cookbooks, the emerils.com website and his licensed kitchen and food products. In 2002, Emeril established the Emeril Lagasse Foundation to support children’s educational programs that inspire and mentor young people through the culinary arts, nutrition, healthy eating, and important life skills. To date, the Foundation has donated more than $5.5 million to community organizations in New Orleans, Las Vegas and on the Gulf Coast. For his philanthropic efforts, Emeril was named the 2013 Humanitarian of the Year by the James Beard Foundation.

About Chef Emeril Lagasse’s Restaurants
Chef Emeril Lagasse is the chef/proprietor of 13 award-winning restaurants, including three in New Orleans (Emeril’s, NOLA and Emeril’s Delmonico); four in Las Vegas (Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House, Delmonico Steakhouse, Table 10 and Lagasse’s Stadium); two in Orlando (Emeril’s Orlando and Emeril’s Tchoup Chop); three in Bethlehem, Pa. (Emeril’s Chop House, Burgers And More by Emeril and Emeril’s Italian Table) and one in Charlotte, N.C. (e2 emeril’s eatery). Lagasse opened his first restaurant, Emeril’s New Orleans, in 1990 to national acclaim. He opened his first Las Vegas property, Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House at the MGM Grand in 1995, followed by Delmonico Steakhouse in The Venetian Resort, Hotel & Casino in 1999 and Table 10 at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian l The Palazzo in 2008. Lagasse’s restaurants consistently win critical praise and top ratings. Delmonico Steakhouse has received the prestigious “Grand Award” from Wine Spectator magazine every year since 2004.

About Buffalo Trace Distillery
Buffalo Trace Distillery is a family-owned company based in Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky. The Distillery’s rich tradition dates back to 1786 and includes such legends as E.H. Taylor, Jr., George T. Stagg, Albert B. Blanton, Orville Schupp, and Elmer T. Lee. Buffalo Trace Distillery is a fully operational distillery producing bourbon, rye and vodka on site and is a National Historic Landmark as well as is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Distillery has won seven distillery titles since 2000 from such notable publications as Whisky Magazine, Whisky Advocate Magazine and Wine Enthusiast Magazine. It was named Whisky Magazine 2010 World Icons of Whisky “Whisky Visitor Attraction of the Year.” Buffalo Trace Distillery has also garnered more than 200 awards for its wide range of premium whiskies. To learn more about Buffalo Trace Distillery visit www.buffalotracedistillery.com

One Night Pork Dinner at Delmonico Steakhouse with Templeton Rye

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Delmonico Steakhouse to Host One Night Pork Dinner Featuring Templeton Rye


Delmonico Steakhouse and Templeton Rye join forces to host the ultimate evening of pork and whiskey on Saturday, Sep. 27. For one night only, Delmonico will offer five special menu items created by Chef de Cuisine Ronnie Rainwater and Culinary Director Sean Roe in participation with The Templeton Rye Heritage Pork Project. The program raises Duroc pigs with superior pedigrees on a specially formulated diet of the spent grain from making Templeton Rye Whiskey. Mixologist Max Solano conducted a fat-washing process utilizing the pork’s belly with Templeton Rye Whiskey to create two unique libations highlighting the savory infusion.

Templeton Rye Pig Menu

House made head cheese with wild arugula, rye toast, pickled mustard seeds and cornichons
$16

Cajun boudin boulettes with caramelized onion emulsion and petite celery
$15

Panéed pork chop with apple smoked pork stewed butter beans and southern cooked greens
$40

Caramelized porchetta with brussels sprout, rainbow carrots and banyuls reduction
$40

Butterscotch bacon pudding with candied bacon and bacon shortbread
$12

Templeton Rye Cocktails

Mesquite Manhattan
A very kicked up variation of one of the most celebrated classic American whiskey cocktails: The (Perfect) Manhattan. Featuring the special infused rye whiskey, Punt e Mes sweet vermouth, Noilly Pratt Ambre vermouth and homemade mesquite BBQ bitters, it emphasizes a bit of the Southern “Bam!”
$17

Pomme & Swine
Pork and apple, oh my! Delmonico takes the amazing traditional pairing flavors of these two items to a whole new level. Once again, it emphasizes the special infused Templeton Rye whiskey and pairs it up with a hint of St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram, freshly squeezed lemon juice, fig marmalade, organic apple bitters and is topped off with a Granny Smith apple foam.
$16

Make your reservation today by calling 702.414.3737. These items will be available Saturday, Sep. 27 during dinner hours from 5-10:30 p.m.

 

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About Emeril Lagasse
Chef Emeril Lagasse is the chef/proprietor of 13 restaurants in New Orleans, Las Vegas, Orlando, Bethlehem, Pa. and Charlotte, N.C. As a national TV personality, he has hosted more than 2,000 shows on the Food Network, and is the food correspondent for ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Lagasse finished his third consecutive season of Bravo’s hit food series, “Top Chef,” as one of the show’s main guest chefs and restaurateurs at the judges’ table in Season 11, New Orleans. “Emeril’s Florida,” premiered its second season January 2014 on the Cooking Channel, and Lagasse will join TNT’s new reality cooking series, “On the Menu,” as Menu Master in fall of 2014. Lagasse is the best-selling author of 18 cookbooks, including his latest, Cooking with Power, released in October 2013. Emeril Lagasse joined the Martha Stewart family of brands in 2008; Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (NYSE: MSO) acquired the assets related to Emeril’s media and merchandising business, including television programming, cookbooks, the emerils.com website and his licensed kitchen and food products. In 2002, Emeril established the Emeril Lagasse Foundation to support children’s educational programs that inspire and mentor young people through the culinary arts, nutrition, healthy eating, and important life skills. To date, the Foundation has distributed $5.7 million in grants for children’s charities in New Orleans, Las Vegas and on the Gulf Coast. For his philanthropic efforts, Emeril was named the 2013 Humanitarian of the Year by the James Beard Foundation.

About Chef Emeril Lagasse’s Restaurants
Chef Emeril Lagasse is the chef/proprietor of 13 award-winning restaurants, including three in New Orleans (Emeril’s, NOLA and Emeril’s Delmonico); four in Las Vegas (Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House, Delmonico Steakhouse, Table 10 and Lagasse’s Stadium); two in Orlando (Emeril’s Orlando and Emeril’s Tchoup Chop); three in Bethlehem, Pa. (Emeril’s Chop House, Burgers And More by Emeril and Emeril’s Italian Table) and one in Charlotte, N.C. (e2 emeril’s eatery). Lagasse opened his first restaurant, Emeril’s New Orleans, in 1990 to national acclaim. He opened his first Las Vegas property, Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House at the MGM Grand in 1995, followed by Delmonico Steakhouse in The Venetian Resort, Hotel & Casino in 1999 and Table 10 at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian l The Palazzo in 2008. Lagasse’s restaurants consistently win critical praise and top ratings. Delmonico Steakhouse has received the prestigious “Grand Award” from Wine Spectator magazine every year since 2004.