Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill to Return to Las Vegas with All-New Restaurant Opening inside Red Rock Resort

BLUE RIBBON SUSHI BAR & GRILL TO RETURN TO LAS VEGAS WITH
ALL-NEW RESTAURANT OPENING INSIDE RED ROCK RESORT
The highly acclaimed Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill will make its debut inside Red Rock Resort on January 25, 2019. Bruce and Eric Bromberg, brothers, chefs and co-founders of Blue Ribbon Restaurants, will mark the long-anticipated return of Blue Ribbon Sushi with an all-new Japanese-style restaurant and bar featuring an indoor and outdoor dining experience complete witha traditional 12-seat walnut sushi bar, a roofed cocktail bar with patio seating and a festive outdoor beer garden known as a Kanpai Garden.  
Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill will offer guests contemporary Japanese cuisine with a carefully curated menu showcasing the Bromberg Brothers’ dedication to the tradition of pristine quality fish and family style Japanese fare. Led by Executive Chef Fernando Sposato and Executive Sushi Chef Setsuji Mitsui, guests will be treated to some of the well-known Blue Ribbon classics such as “Blue Ribbon Style” Fried Chicken with wasabi honey; Half Rack Duroc Pork Ribs with black vinegar glaze, crispy rice and bacon bits; Oxtail Fried Rice with braised oxtail, daikon, shiitake, bone marrow, and egg; and Salt and Pepper Shrimp with lemon ponzu and spicy lettuce, to name a few.
In addition, guests can enjoy Japanese-inspired favorites such as Crispy Rice with spicy tuna, avocado, truffle oil and eel sauce; Maguro Zuke, soy marinated tuna; Mizuna and Asian Pear Salad; Pork Belly Teppan with upland cress and pickled red onion; Tuna Poke with wakame and scallions; as well as various preparations of authentic Kagoshima A5 Wagyu; Omakase sushi and sashimi patters and much more. The restaurant will also serve up an extensive wine, beer, sake, and cocktail list.
Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill, Designed by AsfourGuzy Architects out of NYC, drawing inspiration from a meandering Tokyo street scene features recycled walnut wood bars, cedar huts, communal tables, laser cut illuminated metal screens, chochin paper street lanterns and vibrant glazed Japanese tilework to evoke excitement and a convivial mood. 
Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill will join an incredible existing culinary line up at Red Rock Resort that includes Scott Conant’s Masso Osteria, T-bones Chophouse, 8 Noodle Bar and Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar, along with several other leading restaurants such as Yardhouse, Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, the Grand Café and the Feast Buffet.
Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill will be open daily, Sunday through Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to 12 p.m. For more information, please visit www.blueribbonrestaurants.com.
About Blue Ribbon Restaurants 
Founded by chefs and owners Bruce and Eric Bromberg, Blue Ribbon Restaurants now owns and operates over 20 premiere culinary destinations across the country. Blue Ribbon Restaurants was born in 1992 with the groundbreaking Blue Ribbon Brasserie in SoHo, renowned as an industry and chefs’ hangout. Each Blue Ribbon Restaurant offers its own unique and authentic dining experience inspired by its surroundings.  They range in scope from eclectic brasseries, a wine bar, a beer garden, casual fried chicken spots, the Brooklyn Bowls and, through their partnership with Sushi Master Toshi Ueki, seven unique Blue Ribbon Sushi restaurants, including Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill in Columbus Circle in Manhattan, at The Grove in Los Angeles, and at The Plymouth in South Beach. Blue Ribbon also provides restaurant consulting services. Bruce and Eric Bromberg’s cookbook, The Blue Ribbon Cookbook (Clarkson Potter, 2010) offers recipes for Blue Ribbon Restaurants’ signature dishes and insider culinary wisdom. For more information on Blue Ribbon Restaurants and the Bromberg Brothers, visit www.blueribbonrestaurants.com.
About Red Rock Resort
Located 10 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip, Red Rock Resort is a four diamond AAA-rated resort that features more than 800 guest rooms and suites, a 25,000-square-foot spa, a variety of restaurants, a spectacular pool area, movie theatres, bowling at Red Rock Lanes and a full array of gaming. To learn more about Red Rock Resort, please call 702-797-7777 or visit https://redrock.sclv.com/.

Blue Ribbon Restaurants to Debut All-New Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya at Red Rock Resort in Late 2018

BLUE RIBBON RESTAURANTS TO DEBUT ALL-NEW
BLUE RIBBON SUSHI IZAKAYA AT RED ROCK RESORT IN LATE 2018


 Bruce and Eric Bromberg, brothers, chefs and co-founders of Blue Ribbon Restaurants, the New York-based restaurant group that famously began in 1992 with its famous SoHo brasserie, are pleased to announce the return of Blue Ribbon Sushi to Las Vegas, Nevada. Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya will open in late 2018 at Red Rock Resort located in the center of the upscale Summerlin community, with an all-new Japanese-style tavern, including a traditional sushi bar with indoor and outdoor seating.

“We are thrilled to partner with Station Casinos to open Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya and join the stellar culinary lineup at Red Rock Resort,” said Bruce Bromberg, co-owner of Blue Ribbon Restaurants. “Blue Ribbon Sushi had quickly become a favorite with both residents and tourists alike in Las Vegas, and in response to popular demand, we are excited to return, this time inside of a luxury four-diamond resort located in the heart of Summerlin with our Japanese-style pub restaurant. Think happy hour, late-night dining and a comfortable welcoming atmosphere – with an array of small plates, allowing guests to taste a wide variety of items on the menu.”

Blue Ribbon Restaurants are known for melding fun, social environments with delicious food offerings, and Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya will continue to celebrate that experience in that same fashion with its arrival at Red Rock Resort. The restaurant will offer a variety of small bites, entrées and family-style platters, providing something for everyone – vegetarians, sushi lovers and meat lovers alike. Guests will soon be able to indulge in an eclectic menu including their favorite Blue Ribbon Sushi-inspired dishes such as its award-winning Fried Chicken with wasabi honey, a full sushi bar with fresh fish flown in daily from Japan, innovative entrees, and more inspired by the family owners and their extensive, creative experiences. In addition, guests will be able to enjoy a full bar and an extensive wine and sake list – perfect for any first-class business dinner, lively date night occasion or a satisfying late-night out with friends.

Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya will join an incredible existing culinary line up at Red Rock Resort that includes Scott Conant’s Masso Osteria, T-bones Chophouse, 8 Noodle Bar, Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar, along with several other leading restaurants such as Yardhouse, Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, the Grand Café and the Feast Buffet.

For over 25 years, Blue Ribbon Restaurants have embodied the spirit of individuality in its dining experiences. Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya will mark the fifth Blue Ribbon restaurant in Las Vegas with Blue Ribbon Las Vegas at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken at Downtown Summerlin and Grand Bazaar Shops, and Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ.

For more information, visit www.blueribbonrestaurants.com.

About Blue Ribbon Restaurants
Founded by chefs and owners Bruce and Eric Bromberg, Blue Ribbon Restaurants now owns and operates over 20 premiere culinary destinations across the country. Blue Ribbon Restaurants was born in 1992 with the groundbreaking Blue Ribbon Brasserie in SoHo, renowned as an industry and chefs’ hangout. Each Blue Ribbon Restaurant offers its own unique and authentic dining experience inspired by its surroundings. They range in scope from eclectic brasseries, a wine bar, a beer garden, casual fried chicken spots, the Brooklyn Bowls and, through their partnership with Sushi Master Toshi Ueki, seven unique Blue Ribbon Sushi restaurants, including Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill in Columbus Circle in Manhattan, at The Grove in Los Angeles, and at The Plymouth in South Beach. Blue Ribbon also provides restaurant consulting services. Bruce and Eric Bromberg’s cookbook, The Blue Ribbon Cookbook (Clarkson Potter, 2010) offers recipes for Blue Ribbon Restaurants signature dishes and insider culinary wisdom. For more information on Blue Ribbon Restaurants and the Bromberg Brothers, visit www.blueribbonrestaurants.com.

About Red Rock Resort
Located 10 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip, Red Rock Resort is a four diamond AAA-rated resort that features more than 800 guest rooms and suites, a 25,000-square-foot spa, a variety of restaurants, a spectacular pool area, movie theatres, bowling at Red Rock Lanes and a full array of gaming. To learn more about Red Rock Resort, please call 702-797-7777 or visit https://redrock.sclv.com/.

Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken’s Smorgasbird has Returned, and It’s Making a BIG Entrance for a Good Cause

 

Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken’s Smorgasbird has Returned, and It’s Making a BIG Entrance for a Good Cause

July’s Triple Decker Sandwich Features Fried Chicken Loaded with Pineapple, Bacon, Cheese, French Fries & BBQ Pulled Chicken

Grab a fork, knife and a lot of napkins because the Smorgasbird is here and it’s just as wild as last year. The giant sandwich is back once again starting July 1 and will be served at both Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken locations in Las Vegas for a limited time. As in previous years, $5 of proceeds from each sandwich will be donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society. Plus, lucky guests will also have a chance to receive exclusive “Smorgasbird” swag, available while supplies last.

The Smorgasbird lives up to its name by combining two classic Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken cutlets, caramelized pineapple, shredded lettuce, tomato, crunchy pickled cucumbers, Blue Ribbon special sauce, and, finally, Game Day Fries (fries with BBQ pulled chicken, aged cheddar, sour cream, smoked bacon, and pickled peppers) – all stuffed between two toasted buns.

Additionally, the colossal sandwich will be tempting guests with the opportunity to try the “Smorgasbird Challenge,” which dares them to devour the massive sandwich in under five minutes, share proof of their attempt on social media by tagging @BlueRibbonFC, #Smorgasbird, and finally, to invite one friend to take on the challenge themselves. All qualifying participants are entered in a contest to win a free Hail Mary Platter(25 wings, 25 chicken tenders, & one side) from Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken.

Guests can dine out for a cause with the return of the ultimate Smorgasbird sandwich. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society mobilizes people and resources so that everyone affected by multiple sclerosis can live their best lives and stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.

The Smorgasbird will be available throughout July 31 for $16 at both Las Vegas locations including Grand Bazaar and Downtown Summerlin.

 

Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken at Downtown Summerlin is located at 1770 Festival Plaza Drive – Suite 200, Las Vegas, NV 89135 and is open Sun – Thurs from 11am – 9pm and Fri – Sat from 11am – 10pm. BRFC LV welcomes guests on a walk-in basis. For more information, please visit http://blueribbonfriedchicken.com/las-vegas-summerlin/or call 702.329.9300.

Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken Grand Bazaar is located at 3623 Las Vegas Boulevard South/Suite 212/Las Vegas, NV 89109 and will be open 7 days a week from 11am – 2am.

Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken NYC is located at 28 East First Street, New York, NY 10003 and is open 7 days a week from 11am – 2am. BRFC NYC welcomes guests on a walk-in basis. For more information, please visit http://blueribbonfriedchicken.com/nyc-east-village/or call 212.228.0404.

Visit Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken on Facebook: Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken, Instagram: @blueribbonfcand Twitter: @BlueRibbonFC

About Blue Ribbon Restaurants
Founded by chefs and owners Bruce and Eric Bromberg, Blue Ribbon Restaurants now owns and operates 19 premiere culinary destinations across the country. Blue Ribbon Restaurants was born in 1992 with the groundbreaking Blue Ribbon Brasserie in SoHo, renowned as an industry and chef’s hangout. Each Blue Ribbon Restaurant offers its own unique and authentic dining experience inspired by its surroundings. They range in scope from eclectic brasseries, a wine bar, a beer garden, casual fried chicken spots, the Brooklyn Bowls and, through their partnership with Sushi Master Toshi Ueki, seven unique Blue Ribbon Sushi restaurants, including Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill in Columbus Circle in Manhattan, at The Grove in Los Angeles, and at The Plymouth in South Beach. Blue Ribbon also provides restaurant consulting services. Bruce and Eric Bromberg’s cookbook, The Blue Ribbon Cookbook (Clarkson Potter, 2010) offers recipes for Blue Ribbon Restaurants signature dishes and insider culinary wisdom. For more information on Blue Ribbon Restaurants and the Bromberg Brothers, visit www.blueribbonrestaurants.com.

The Bromberg Brothers Of Blue Ribbon Restaurants Set To Appear On Bravo’s Top Chef As Guest Judges

 

The Bromberg Brothers Of Blue Ribbon Restaurants Set To Appear On Bravo’s Top Chef As Guest Judges

 

Brothers, chefs and restaurateurs, Eric and Bruce Bromberg of Blue Ribbon Restaurants (Blue Ribbon Las Vegas at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas; Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken at Downtown Summerlin and Grand Bazaar Shops; Blue Ribbon at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas) will appear on the Primetime Emmy® Award-winning Bravo series Top Chef as guest judges during the infamous ‘Restaurant Wars’ episode this season.

Set to air on Thursday, January 25, 2018, the cheftestants will face off to create and execute two new restaurant concepts from design to dishes in a matter of days. The Bromberg Brothers will join the judges to experience and evaluate each restaurant’s successes and failures.

Guests are invited to follow along on social media and tag @eatblueribbon, @bruceribbon and @blueribboneric.

ABOUT BLUE RIBBON
Founded by chefs and owners Bruce and Eric Bromberg, Blue Ribbon Restaurants now owns and operates 23 premiere culinary destinations across the country. Blue Ribbon Restaurants was born in 1992 with the groundbreaking Blue Ribbon Brasserie in SoHo, renowned as an industry and chef’s hangout. Each Blue Ribbon Restaurant offers its own unique and authentic dining experience inspired by its surroundings. They range in scope from eclectic brasseries, a wine bar, a beer garden, casual fried chicken spots, the Brooklyn Bowls and, through their partnership with Sushi Master Toshi Ueki, seven unique Blue Ribbon Sushi restaurants, including Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill in Columbus Circle in Manhattan, at The Grove in Los Angeles, and at The Plymouth in South Beach. Blue Ribbon also provides restaurant consulting services. Bruce and Eric Bromberg’s cookbook, The Blue Ribbon Cookbook (Clarkson Potter, 2010) offers recipes for Blue Ribbon Restaurants signature dishes and insider culinary wisdom. For more information on Blue Ribbon Restaurants and the Bromberg Brothers, visit www.blueribbonrestaurants.com.

Life is Beautiful Festival Releases Single-Day Lineup

Life is Beautiful Festival

Life is Beautiful Festival Releases Single-Day Lineup

Single Day GA and Single Day VIP go on sale September 27 at Ticketmaster.com

Life is Beautiful Festival to release a limited quantity of single day general admission and single day VIP tickets for sale beginning on Friday, September 27 at 10 a.m. PT on Ticketmaster.com.

Priced at $95 and $209.50 (plus taxes and fees) for GA and VIP respectively, single day tickets are available for both Saturday and Sunday, October 26 and 27, 2013.  A limited number of VIP tables and cabanas will also go on sale this Friday; for more information, visit the festival’s website.

A basic schedule featuring musical acts, chefs, artists and speakers includes:

Saturday, October 26: Doors 12pm – 12am

Music

Kings of Leon Joey Bada$$ Dreamers
Beck Capital Cities RNR
Imagine Dragons Youngblood Hawke Ekoh
Pretty Lights ZZ Ward Rusty Maples
Alabama Shakes Poolside Same Sex Mary
Childish Gambino Family of the Year Sabriel
Purity Ring Cayucas Crazy Chief
Big Gigantic Nico Vega A Crowd of Small Adventures
Dawes Wallpaper. GoldBoot
Cults Alpine Turner
Earl Sweatshirt Chancellor Warhol Shalvoy Music
Andrew McMahon Children of the Night DJ Zo
Tink Albi Loves Chicken Tenders

 

Food

Bruce Bromberg Susan Feniger Rebecca Wilcomb
Eric Bromberg Akira Back Ben Hammond
Scott Conant Sven Mede Natalie Young
Michael Mina Francois Payard Nina Manchev
Michael Symon David Myers Steve Martorano
Tom Colicchio Kerry Simon Carlos Buscaglia
Jonathan Waxman Carla Pellegrino Vinod Ahuja
Aarón Sánchez Richard Camarota Dan Coughlin
Cat Cora Gerald Chin Sean Kinoshita
Hubert Keller Jason Tuley Frank Gorriceta
Rick Moonen Megan Romano Massimiliano Campanari
Donald Link Marcel Vigneron Dustin Lewandowski
Jet Tila Grant MacPherson Peter Bastien
Kim Canteenwalla Madison Cowan Steve Piamchuntar
Mary Sue Milliken Tony Luke Brett Ottolenghi

 

Art

“13 Most Beautiful…Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests” Vhils Trifecta Gallery
“Human Nature “ The Stencil Network Jonah Jakin
“Mystère “ Aware Fletcher Benton
“Recycled Percussion “ Catherine Borg Mary Hull Webster
“The Beatles LOVE” Yasmina Chavez CJ
“Zarkana” Matthew Couper Western Project
Bicicleta Sem Freio Wendy Kveck Alastair MacKinven
Interesni Kazki Miguel Rodriquez All Done Well
Zio Ziegler Jo Russ Eric Tillinghast
D*Face Javier Sanchez Chuck Close & Kiki Smith
Ana Maria Lance Smith Rick Siggins
Alexis Diaz (La Pandilla) Jesse Smigel Molly White
VAST Art Project
CCSD

 

Learning

The Cast of “The Buried Life” Paull Young Courtnee LeClaire Westendorf
Tony Horton Will Travis David Uslan
Cirque du Soleil Brad Sugars Michael Karnjanaprakorn
Aarón Sánchez David Daniel Hudson Chris Culos
Jason Pollock Marcia Wieder
Dr. Sean Stephenson Miki Agrawal

 

Sunday, October 27: Doors 12pm – 11pm

Music

The Killers Living Colour Moondog Matinee
Vampire Weekend Allen Stone American Cream
Empire of the Sun HAIM The Dirty Hooks
Passion Pit Smith Westerns Most Thieves
Jurassic 5 twenty one pilots Kid Meets Cougar
Zedd Robert DeLong Beau Hodges Band
Janelle Monáe Five Knives HaleAmanO
STS9 Wildcat! Wildcat! Jordan Kate Mitchell
Portugal. The Man The Kingston Springs Joey Pero and His Band
Danny Brown Cosmic Suckerpunch Dusty Sunshine
The Joy Formidable Knocked Up Kids DJ88
Charli XCX The Dig DJ Supra

 

Food

Nancy Silverton Jonathan Waxman Gerald Chin
Todd English Cat Cora Megan Romano
Mike Minor Hubert Keller Tony Luke
Jason Tuley Rick Moonen Rebecca Wilcomb
Elias Cairo Donald Link Ben Hammond
Josh Graves Jet Tila Natalie Young
Bruce Bromberg Kim Canteenwalla Nina Manchev
Eric Bromberg Francois Payard Steve Martorano
Scott Conant Kerry Simon Carlos Buscaglia
Michael Mina Carla Pellegrino Vinod Ahuja
Dan Coughlin Massimiliano Campanari Steve Piamchuntar
Sean Kinoshita Dustin Lewandowski Brett Ottolenghi
Frank Gorriceta Peter Bastien Tony Abou-Ganim

 

Art

“Absinthe” Vhils CCSD
“Jabbawockeez” Zio Ziegler Trifecta Gallery
“Michael Jackson ONE” Bicicleta Sem Freio Jonah Jakin
“Million Dollar Quartet” Catherine Borg Fletcher Benton
“O” Yasmina Chavez Mary Hull Webster
“Rock of Ages” Matthew Couper CJ
“Zumanity” Wendy Kveck Western Project
Interesni Kazki Miguel Rodriquez Alastair MacKinven
Ana Maria Jo Russ All Done Well
The Stencil Network Javier Sanchez Eric Tillinghast
Aware Lance Smith Chuck Close & Kiki Smith
D*Face Jesse Smigel Rick Siggins
Alexis Diaz (La Pandilla) VAST Art Project Molly White

 

Learning

UFC Fighters Forrest Griffin, Miesha Tate & Pat Barry Jim Kwik Rajil Kapoor
Tony Hsieh Daniel Kraft, M.D. Lars Schmidt
Harry Shum Jr. Steve Brown Prerna Gupta
Matt Mullenweg Scott Flansburg Dr. Cristina de Jesus
Rehan Choudhry Maneesh K. Goyal & David Munczinski Rudy Lopez-Negrete
Jason Lester Jamie Wheal Jia Jiang
Quddus Tim Chang

 

*Lineup Subject to Change. Detailed schedule to be released at a later date

A full lineup of bands, chef demonstrations, art presentations and learning speeches is available at www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com.

Life is Beautiful Festival expects to attract tens of thousands of people to Downtown Las Vegas Sponsors of the inaugural Festival include Wirtz Beverage Nevada, Heineken USA, Esquire MagazineLas Vegas Review Journal, Travel + Leisure, Sub-Zero Wolf, Westar Kitchen & Bath, Las Vegas Events, Cirque du SoleilZappos.com, Red Bull, El Cortez Hotel & Casino, the D Las Vegas, Toyota, Silicon Valley Bank, Whole Foods Market, Downtown Grand Las Vegas, Le Creuset, Airstream 2 Go, Chef Works, Ploom, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and Flamingo Las Vegas.*Sponsors listed are current as of release date.

Life is Beautiful Festival is being developed by Aurelian Marketing Group in partnership with Another Planet Entertainment, MAKTUB Marketing and Downtown Project. Visit www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com and sign up to receive information updates via email. Connect with the Life is Beautiful team socially at Facebook.com/LIBFestival and Twitter.com/LifeIsBeautiful.

Life is Beautiful Festival Announces Culinary Programming

life is beautiful

Life is Beautiful Festival Announces Culinary Experiences & New Chefs  

Two-Day Festival of World Class Music, Food, Art & Learning in Downtown Las Vegas includes

“Grills & Guitars” by Blue Ribbon Restaurants, “The Culinary Village”, and “The Alchemy Garden”  

New Chef Additions include Nancy Silverton; Headlining Chefs include: Bruce & Eric Bromberg, Jonathan Waxman, Hubert Keller, Aaron Sanchez, Cat Cora, Rick Moonen, Scott Conant, Tom Colicchio, Michael Symon

Friday, October 25th – Sunday, October 27th, 2013

 

Life is Beautiful (L.I.B.) Festival announces the lineup of culinary programming and experiences for the inaugural festival taking place Saturday, October 26th and Sunday, October 27th, 2013, with a kickoff event the evening of Friday, October 25th.  With more than 60 chefs and restaurants, 24 wineries and 24 breweries participating in the culinary part of the festival alone, L.I.B. presents its attendees with a full-scale food festival experience and expects to draw tens of thousands of people to Downtown Las Vegas. The culinary programming includes experiences that are included in the price of a general-admission festival ticket, such as The Culinary Village, The Alchemy Garden & Chefs on Stage, as well as unique ticketed events that do not require a festival ticket like the Grills & Guitars kick-off party hosted by Blue Ribbon Restaurants and the Take a Stand charity soiree; an eight-course dinner hosted by Elizabeth Blau & Hubert Keller benefitting Three Square Food Bank and Communities in Schools.

The creative direction of the food festival portion of Life is Beautiful Festival was shaped by a culinary advisory board of 12 top chefs chaired by Bruce Bromberg of Blue Ribbon Restaurants.  The food festival will be anchored by The Culinary Village a Moroccan-style bazaar featuring stations manned by more than 60 well-known chefs. Within The Village, guests can enjoy an entertaining and informative series of chef demonstrations (Chefs on Stage), culinary affairs, intimate meals and a beer, wine and spirits garden (The Alchemy Garden). All experiences within the food and wine program will allow attendees the opportunity to engage with these talented chefs up-close and gain insight into their creative process in the kitchen and beyond.

“The food experiences of Life is Beautiful Festival were carefully designed to be interactive, innovative and unexpected,” says Jolene Mannina, Head of Culinary Arts for the festival. “Working with the vision of our Culinary Advisory Board of 12 world-renowned Chefs, we’ve created an approach that we feel will set us apart from other food festivals, giving both our patrons and chefs a chance to enjoy something new, fresh and, of course, delicious.”

The current chef lineup features: Bruce Bromberg and Eric Bromberg, Scott Conant, Jonathan Waxman, Hubert Keller, Cat Cora, Michael Mina, Chris Cosentino, Rick Moonen, Kim Canteenwalla, Jet Tila, Donald Link, Tom Colicchio, Michael Symon, Aaron Sanchez, David Burke, Charlie Palmer, Mary Sue Milliken, Susan Feniger, Paul Bartolotta, David Myers, Todd English, Kerry Simon, Carla Pellegrino, André Rochat, Sven Mede, Marcel Vigneron, Mike Minor, Megan Romano, Elias Cairo, Josh Graves, Jason Tuley, Rebecca Wilcomb, Ben Hammond, Grant MacPherson, Michael Kornick, Natalie Young, Dan Coughlin, Sean Kinoshita, Massimiliano Campanari, Carlos Buscaglia, Vinod Ahuja, Manuel Hinojosa.

 

New Chefs / Mixologists Added to the lineup: Nancy Silverton, Akira Back, Richard Camarota, Frank Goriceta, Carlos Guia, Joseph Leibowitz, Hiew Gun Khong, Nina Manchev, Tony Abou-Ganim, Drew Levinson, Andrew Pollard, Eric Swanson, Kent Bearden, Thomas Burke, Michael Shetler, Kevin Vanegas, Jack Kramer, and Mike Tadich.

 

Tickets for the Life is Beautiful Festival Culinary Programs go on sale July 19, 2013 at www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com

Life Is Beautiful Festival – Culinary Experiences Premier Sponsor: Whole Foods Market

 

–       The Culinary Village: Located in the heart of the festival and home to the world’s best chefs and restaurants, The Culinary Village is where the aromas of earth’s four corners collide. Over 50 restaurants will partake in this bazaar of epicurean delight that takes festival food options to a whole new level.

Restaurants: Blue Ribbon Restaurant, Honey Salt, Fleur, Strip Steak, Wolfgang Puck, Nobu Hard Rock, DMK Burger Bar, Due Forni, Yellowtail, Kumi, D.O.C.G, Herbsaint, LAVO, TAO, Bratalian Neapolitan Cantina, EAT, Chocolate & Spice, Origin India, Barbuto, rm Seafood, Kuma Snow Cream, Curbside Cafe, LBS Burger, Smokin Bros BBQ, Sin City Hot Dogs, Forte European Tapas & Bistro and more.
Price: General Admission or VIP festival ticket required, a la carte selection
Date: Saturday and Sunday, October 26th & 27th
Time: Saturday, 1:00pm – 12:00am Midnight; Sunday, 12:00pm – 11:00pm

 

–       The Alchemy Gardens Presented by Wirtz Beverage: Craft brewers, wine makers and distillers will pour a-la-carte libations at this garden, overflowing with liquid creativity. Enthusiasts can also choose to purchase additional tickets to meet and mingle with master brewers, wine makers and distillers over flight tastings.

Price: General Admission or VIP festival ticket required a la carte Beer, Wine, Spirits and Sake; must be 21 or over.
Date: Saturday and Sunday, October 26th & 27th
Time: Saturday, 1:00pm – 12:00am Midnight; Sunday, 12:00pm – 11:00pm

–       Flights Tastings (In The Alchemy Gardens): For a better understanding of the passion and history poured into each glass, additional tickets may be purchased for tastings with master brewers, wine makers and distillers.

Price: $40 for 9 tastings, General Admission or VIP festival ticket required
Date: Saturday and Sunday, October 26th & 27th
Time: Saturday, 1:00pm – 12:00am Midnight; Sunday, 12:00pm – 11:00pm
 

–       Chefs on Stage Presented by Sub-Zero Wolf & Whole Foods Market: Over two days, 20 of the most highly regarded chefs in the industry give attendees a chance to get up close and personal as they showcase their skills live on a Sub-Zero Wolf stage located in a climate-controlled tent. These demonstrations will tantalize taste buds and teach viewers how to create the same experience at home.

Chefs: Bruce and Eric Bromberg, Scott Conant, Jet Tila, Jonathan Waxman, Cat Cora, Chris Cosentino, Rick Moonen, Aaron Sanchez, Hubert Keller, Kerry Simon, Mary Sue Milliken, Susan Feniger, Mike Minor, Donald Link, Grant MacPherson, Carla Pellegrino, Jason Tuley, David Myers, Elias Caro, Josh Graves,Todd English
Location: The Culinary Village
Price: Free Event with Festival General Admission or VIP ticket
Date: Saturday and Sunday, October 26th & 27th
Time: Saturday, 1:45pm – 9:00pm; Sunday, 12:45pm – 8:00pm

–       Take A Stand: Elizabeth Blau and Hubert Keller will host the Life is Beautiful grand opening soiree to benefit Three Square Food Bank and Communities in Schools. Showcasing the mystery and wonderment of Old Vegas at its finest, this charity dinner will feature eight award-winning chefs serving eight courses in various styles throughout the night paired with priceless wines and crafted cocktails by Wirtz Beverage mixologists and sommeliers.


Chefs: Hubert Keller, Michael Mina, Todd English, Akira Back, Paul Bartolotta, Grant MacPherson, Charlie Palmer, Megan Romano
Location: Secret Downtown Location to be revealed upon purchase confirmation
Price: $5,000
(1) VIP two-day festival ticket included
(1) Grills & Guitars ticket included
Seats: 40 (must be 21 or over)
Date: Friday, October 25th
Time: 7pm – 10pm

–       Grills & Guitars: Start the festival weekend with 15 well-known chefs, gourmet comfort food and live music. A twist on the traditional backyard barbecue, the festival kick-off party will pair beer, wine and cocktails with flamed-kissed fare that will satisfy all the senses.

Chefs: Bruce & Eric Bromberg, Jonathan Waxman, Cat Cora, Tom Colicchio, Michael Symon, Nancy Silverton, Jet Tila, Scott Conant, Kim Canteenwalla, Aaron Sanchez, Mary Sue Milliken, Susan Feniger, Rick Moonen & David Myers
Price: $175, VIP $225 *Does not require purchase of a festival ticket. Must be 21 or over.
Date: Friday, October 25th
Time: 8pm VIP, 9pm – Midnight

–       Culinary Crawl: This three-hour dining tour is designed to introduce palates to a variety of tastes. Guests will be escorted to three different venues, each with a different chef host who has customized a unique experience that pairs their creative dishes with specially selected drinks provided by Wirtz Beverage Group. 

Saturday
Chefs & Locations:

  • “Pig & Whiskey” hosted by Kim Canteenwalla and Sven Mede at The Flame Steakhouse
  • “From Korea to Japan”, hosted by Akira Back at Park on Fremont
  • “Amaro & Amare”, hosted by Richard Camarota & Megan Romano at EAT

Price:   $130 – Single pass to the Culinary Crawl, GA or VIP festival ticket required for purchase
$290 – Includes a two (2) day General Admission festival ticket
Date: Saturday, October 26th
Time: 5pm – 8pm

Sunday
            Chefs & Locations:

  • “Rare & Rosso” Jonathan Waxman & Nancy Silverton at EAT
  • “Tongue & Cheek” Rick Moonen at Le Thai
  • “Bones & Brews” Iron chef Cat Cora & Jason Tuley at Park on Fremont

Price:   $130 – Single pass to the Culinary Crawl, GA or VIP festival ticket required for purchase
$290 – Includes a two (2) day General Admission festival ticket
Date: Sunday, October 27th
Time: 5pm – 8pm

***Chef and event details subject to change.

 

Regular Two-Day General Admission & VIP Tickets for the 2013 Life is Beautiful Festival are available for purchase at www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com

 
General Admission Tickets:

  • Regular Two-Day GA: $159.50

VIP Tickets:

  • TWO-DAY VIP Ticket: $349.50
    • VIP tickets include: Exclusive VIP lounge with shade, lounge seating, activities and more; Viewing Areas at Main Stages; VIP restroom facilities; Access to special VIP food concessions; Access to special VIP beer, wine and spirits concessions; Commemorative Poster and more!

Life is Beautiful Sponsors

Sponsors of the inaugural Life is Beautiful Festival include Wirtz Beverage Group, Heineken, Zappos, Cirque du Soleil, Las Vegas Review Journal, Red Bull, Esquire, Whole Foods Market, Caesars Entertainment, and many more. *Sponsors listed are current as of release date.

L.I.B. is being developed by Aurelian Marketing Group in partnership with Another Planet Entertainment, MAKTUB Marketing and Downtown Project. Visit www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com and sign up to receive information updates via email. Connect with the Life is Beautiful team socially at Facebook.com/LIBFestival and Twitter.com/LifeIsBeautiful.

Bruce and Eric Bromberg, Jonathan Waxman and Sandy Tuason Collaborate for Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill to Benefit the James Beard Foundation

Bruce and Eric Bromberg, Jonathan Waxman and Sandy Tuason Collaborate for Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill to Benefit the James Beard Foundation

The Celebrity Chef Tour benefitting the James Beard Foundation will be making a stop at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 6 p.m. for an exclusive dinner featuring a collaborative menu by acclaimed chefs Bruce & Eric Bromberg (Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill), Jonathan Waxman (Barbuto) and Sandy Tuason (Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Resort Hawaii).

 

The evening will commence with a cocktail hour featuring hors d’oeuvres such as Oyster Tempura with spinach and sesame sauce; Ahi Poisson Cru with coconut, lime and chili pepper; and Foie Gras wontons with pineapple-jalapeno dipping sauce. The light bites will be complemented by an array of wine and beers including Segura Viudas Cava, “Reserva Heredad” Spain; Segura Viudas Cava, Brut Rose, Spain; Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Napa Valley; and Stella Artois, Hoegaarden, Leffe Blonde.

 

For the seated dinner, guests will dine on five family-style entrees: Lobster Salad, which includes lobster, cranberry, pear, cucumber and mizuna poppyseed dressing; Toshi Special, a seasonal sushi and sashimi platter; Ribs, Wings & Rice served with Blue Ribbon’s famous fried chicken, Mexican honey, slow roast pork ribs, black vinegar glaze and oxtail fried rice with bone marrow omelet paired with Domaine Serene, “Evenstad Reserve,” Pinot Noir, Oregon 2007; Shoyu and Sake Braised Hawaiian Pork Belly with spiced chicharones and wilted greens with miso butter paired alongside Chase Cellars Hayne Vineyard Zinfandel, Napa Valley 2008; and Meat and Potatoes, comprised of grilled strip steak complemented by local vegetables and potatoes paired with Rodney Strong Symmetry, Red Meritage, Alexander Valley 2008. Chateau Ste Michelle Late Harvest Riesling will cap off the evening as dessert.

 

All-inclusive tickets begin at just $140 for Visa Signature card holders and $150 for non-card holders. The experience offers complementary wine pairings with each course and an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with the eclectic group of award-winning chefs. Sponsors include the American Humane Association, Chase Family Cellars, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Creekstone Farms, Domaine Serene, Forever Cheese, Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Leidy’s, Rain Crow Ranch, Rodney Strong Vineyards, Hawaiian Hog Incorporated, Springer Mountain Farms, Wüsthof, Mercedes-Benz, Stella Artois and Visa Signature. For tickets, please visit www.celebritycheftour.com.

 

ABOUT BLUE RIBBON RESTAURANTS

Bromberg Bros. Blue Ribbon Restaurants was founded in 1992 by brothers Eric and Bruce Bromberg.   The Bromberg Brothers received their formal training at Paris’ famed Cordon Bleu, and at fine restaurants around France and New York City before opening the original Blue Ribbon in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood in 1992.  The Blue Ribbon family of restaurants has since grown to include in Manhattan, Blue Ribbon Sushi, Blue Ribbon Bakery, Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill, Blue Ribbon Market, Blue Ribbon Downing Street Bar and Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya; in Brooklyn, Blue Ribbon Brooklyn, and Blue Ribbon at Brooklyn Bowl; and in Las Vegas, Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill Las Vegas in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.  Blue Ribbon Restaurants are annually recognized for excellence by many leading culinary institutions and publications including Zagat Survey, the James Beard Foundation, the Michelin Guide, Wine Spectator, Gourmet, Time Out New York, New York Magazine, and Citysearch.com.   For more information please visit www.blueribbonrestaurants.com.

 

About the James Beard Foundation

Founded in 1986, the James Beard Foundation is dedicated to celebrating, preserving, and nurturing America’s culinary heritage and diversity in order to elevate the appreciation of our culinary excellence. A cookbook author and teacher with an encyclopedic knowledge about food, James Beard, who died in 1985, was a champion of American cuisine. He helped educate and mentor generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts. Today, the Beard Foundation continues in the same spirit by administering a number of diverse programs that include educational initiatives, food industry awards, scholarships to culinary schools, and publications, and by maintaining the historic James Beard House in New York City’s Greenwich Village as a “performance space” for visiting chefs. For more information, please visit www.jamesbeard.org. Find insights on food at the James Beard Foundation’s blog Delights & Prejudices. Join the James Beard Foundation on Facebook. Follow the James Beard Foundation on Twitter.