Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar Offers Two Savory Thanksgiving Menus

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FERRARO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT AND WINE BAR TO OFFER TWO SAVORY
THANKSGIVING DAY MENUS

Ferraro’s Features Two Thanksgiving Options: Traditional Turkey or Special Italian Menu

When dining at Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar, you’re treated like family. This year, consider spending the year’s most popular family holiday at Ferraro’s, where you can focus on enjoying one another instead of spending the day toiling away in the kitchen.

Ferraro’s offers two four-course Thanksgiving menus this holiday:

Traditional Turkey Menu:

Choice of Appetizer

  • Insalata Autunnale (spinach, mixed grains, pear, dried fruit, Gorgonzola and toasted walnuts with pancetta-pomegranate dressing)
  • Zuppa di Zucca (butternut squash soup with brown butter, sage espuma and pumpkin seeds)

Pasta

  • Gnocchi di Patate Americane (homemade sweet potato gnocchi with wild forest mushrooms and Gorgonzola cheese sauce)

Entree

  • Roasted turkey breast with cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, haricot vert sausage stuffing and truffle gravy

Dolci

  • Ferraro’s dessert sampler

Special Italian Menu:

Choice of Appetizer

  • Insalata Autunnale (spinach, mixed grains, pear, dried fruit, Gorgonzola and toasted walnuts with pancetta-pomegranate dressing)
  • Zuppa di Zucca (butternut squash soup with brown butter, sage espuma and pumpkin seeds)

Pasta

  • Gnocchi di Patate Americane (homemade sweet potato gnocchi with wild forest mushrooms and Gorgonzola cheese sauce)

Choice of Entree

  • Osso Buco (veal shank simmered in red-wine reduction served with farro)
  • Pollo Marsalese (free-range chicken breast with farro, forest mushrooms, marsala sauce
  • Filetto di Manzo (beef tenderloin with royal trumpet mushrooms, salsify and black garlic)
  • Salmone (skin-on organic Scottish salmon, garden vegetables and bagna cauda crema and a herb emulsion)
  • Branzino (grilled Mediterranean sea bass, porcini mushrooms, sweet potato and fig jus)

Dolci

  • Ferraro’s dessert sampler

Ferraro’s Traditional Turkey menu is $39.95 for adults and $14.95 for children under 12. Ferraro’s Traditional Italian menu is $59.95 for adults. Both menus will be served 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

Reservations are recommended; please call (702) 364-5300.

ABOUT FERRARO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT & WINE BAR
As Las Vegas’ longest running, family-owned and operated restaurant offering authentic Italian cuisine in a fine-dining atmosphere, Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar has offered guests a five-star experience since 1985. Specializing in freshly made pastas and sauces, legendary osso buco, savory risottos, expertly prepared all-natural meats, Safe Harbor® seafood, as well as an extensive award-winning wine list, Ferraro’s is famous for its attention to detail, welcoming environment and passion for food that runs in the family. Owners Gino and Rosalba Ferraro and Chef Mimmo Ferraro devote themselves to ensuring each guest has a memorable experience, whether for lunch, dinner, late-night or private parties and events. Open Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Ferraro’s is located at 4480 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89169 (across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino). For reservations, call (702) 364-5300. For more information, find on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

 

 

Experience a Sicilian Harvest Feast at Ferraro’s Taste & Learn, Oct. 29

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EXPERIENCE A SICILIAN HARVEST FEAST AT FERRARO’S NEXT TASTE &
LEARN, SATURDAY, OCT. 29

Enjoy Regional Dishes Served Family Style and Wines from Sicily’s Best Vintner

Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar announces its next Taste & Learn event, to take place Saturday, Oct. 29, from 4 to 6 p.m. This wine-and food-pairing experience invites guests to taste four Sicilian wines from Passopisciaro, as well as traditional Sicilian dishes typically served during harvest time, prepared by Ferraro’s Executive Chef Francesco DiCaudo. This month’s Taste & Learn will be especially hearty, featuring a variety of dishes, each served family-style, with each wine pouring.

Passopisciaro, which located in the hills of Sicily’s Mt. Etna, is renowned for its exceptional wines. They come from grapes grown on 100-plus-year-old vines planted at the highest winegrowing altitude in Europe, at more than 3,000 feet.

The menu pairings for the Oct. 29 Taste & Learn include:

First Course
Passobianco Chardonnay, 2014

Pairings:

  • Marinated white anchovies 
  • Artichokes, asparagus and smelt fritters 
  • Cod salad, Messina-style 
  • House-made pickle and marinated vegetables

Second Course
Passorosso, 2012 

Pairings:

  • House-made oven-roasted ricotta cheese 
  • Eggplant caponata with cocoa powder 
  • Stuffed bread with olive oil, oregano, peppers, pecorino cheese and black olives

Third Course
Contrada Sciaranuova, 2013 (single-vineyard, 100% Nerello Mascalese)

Pairing:

  • Pasta Ncasciata – baked pasta with meat sauce, mozzarella, ricotta and eggplant

Fourth Course
Contrada Rampante, 2013 (100% Nerello Mascalese grown on vines aged more than 100 years)

Pairings:

  • House-made sausage stuffed with sun-dried tomatoes and caciocavallo cheese
  • Farsumauru  (veal rolled for a special occasion—a Sicilian specialty)
  • Roasted bell peppers and potatoes with broccoli affucati 

 

Under the direction of Gino Ferraro, Ferraro’s wine selection places special emphasis on presenting a broad and deep range of Italian wines, such as Barolo from Bartolo Mascarello, Bruno Giacosa and Giacomo Conterno; Barbaresco from Marchese dei Gresy and Produttori del Barbaresco; Brunello from Biondi Santi; Amarone from Bertani and Montepulciano d’Abruzzo from Emidio Pepe. Ferraro’s has been recognized with Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence” and the Wine Enthusiast award.

Space for this intimate event is limited and tickets (tax and tip included) are $65 per person. To make reservations, call (702) 364-5300.

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ABOUT FERRARO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT & WINE BAR
As Las Vegas’ longest running, family-owned and operated restaurant offering authentic Italian cuisine in a fine-dining atmosphere, Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar has offered guests a five-star experience since 1985. Specializing in freshly made pastas and sauces, legendary osso buco, savory risottos, expertly prepared all-natural meats, Safe Harbor® seafood, as well as an extensive award-winning wine list, Ferraro’s is famous for its attention to detail, welcoming environment and passion for food that runs in the family. The Ferraro family members devote themselves to ensuring each guest has a memorable experience, whether for lunch, dinner, late-night or private parties and events. Open Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Ferraro’s is located at 4480 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89169 (across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas). For reservations, call (702) 364-5300. For more information, find on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar Celebrates 31st Anniversary Nov. 5 Through Nov. 13

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FERRARO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT AND WINE BAR TO CELEBRATE 31st
ANNIVERSARY WITH $31.31 PRIX-FIXE MENU

To celebrate its 31st anniversary, Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar invites everyone to join them this November with a special anniversary menu priced at $31.31 per person. Offered Nov. 5 through Nov. 13, the menu features three courses spotlighting the restaurant’s best-loved, authentic Italian fare.

The $31.31 anniversary menu includes:

Choice of Appetizer

  • Salsiccia Calabrese e Rapini (grilled house-made spicy sausage, broccoli rabe, infused extra virgin olive oil)
  • Calamari Fritti (fried baby squid, spicy Pomodoro sauce)
  • Polpette (house-made Italian meatballs)
  • Mozzarella in Carrozza (mozzarella breaded with Italian seasoning over spinach topped with Pomodoro sauce)
  • Manzo Tonnato (seared beef tenderloin, light tuna mousse and micro lettuces)
  • Nonna’s Stuffed Pepper (stuffed with ground veal, eggplant, cheese, bread crumbs)
  • Insalata Mimmo (heirloom tomatoes, avocado, red onion, fresh mozzarella with a balsamic reduction)
  • Insalata della Casa (mixed greens with balsamic vinaigrette)

Choice of Main Course

  • Spaghetti e Polpette (house-made spaghetti, house-made meatballs, tomato sauce)
  • Agnolotti (house-made ravioli filled with spinach, mascarpone, ricotta, mortadella, light tear-drop tomato sauce)
  • Lasagna alla Gino (house-made pasta, Bolognese sauce, Bechamel sauce, ricotta cheese and tomato sauce)
  • Bucatini Corti all’Amatriciana (house-made bucatini pasta, Italian bacon, onions, red wine vinegar, Parmigiano Reggiano, red pepper flakes)
  • Eggplant Parmigiana (sliced eggplant, mozzarella, tomato sauce)
  • Trippa Satriano (tripe in a spicy tomato sauce)
  • Vitello Marsala (vitello scaloppini, mixed mushrooms, Marsala white wine sauce)
  • Salmone Piccata (oven-roasted organic salmon, lemon, white wine, capers)
  • Pollo Parmigiana (chicken breast, mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce)
  • Coniglio Brasato (braised rabbit, soft polenta and roasted mushrooms)

For a $12 Additional Charge:

  • Osso Buco “Ferraro’s House Specialty” (veal shank braised in red wine reduction and served with farro)
  • Filetto di Manzo (Certified European Standard, Silver Fern Farms Angus Beef 8-ounce tenderloin served with royal trumpet mushrooms, salsify and black garlic)

Dolci
Ferraro’s dessert sampler

To make reservations for this exceptional anniversary experience, call (702) 364-5300.

HISTORY OF FERRARO’S
Gino and Rosalba Ferraro, owners of the restaurant, moved to Syracuse, New York, in the 1970s and married in July of 1974. In January 1976, they moved to Las Vegas. In May 1983, Gino opened Italfoods, a wholesale business purveying Italian specialty products to Las Vegas hotels, restaurants and pizza shops. On Nov. 5, 1985, the family opened Ferraro’s, which was a six-table deli and pizzeria—with Gino as the chef—on Sahara Avenue and Jones Boulevard. In May 1992, Ferraro’s debuted as a new fine-dining concept on West Flamingo, launching its wine collection with 1,000 bottles. The 4,400-square-foot restaurant seated 150 guests. In December 2009, the Ferraro’s relocated the restaurant to Paradise Road and renamed it Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar with Gino and Rosalba’s son Mimmo as executive chef. The current location occupies more than 9,000 square feet and seats 312 guests and its wine collection comprises 16,000 bottles and 1,200 labels. In 2015, the Ferraro family opened its first two Pizza Forte pizzeria locations, at Sunset Station Hotel & Casino and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. In 2016, Pizza Forte Opened at the T-Mobile Arena.

ABOUT FERRARO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT & WINE BAR
As Las Vegas’ longest running, family-owned and operated restaurant offering authentic Italian cuisine in a fine-dining atmosphere, Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar has offered guests a five-star experience since 1985. Specializing in freshly made pastas and sauces, legendary osso buco, savory risottos, expertly prepared all-natural meats, Safe Harbor® seafood, as well as an extensive award-winning wine list, Ferraro’s is famous for its attention to detail, welcoming environment and passion for food that runs in the family. Owners Gino and Rosalba Ferraro and Chef Mimmo Ferraro devote themselves to ensuring each guest has a memorable experience, whether for lunch, dinner, late-night or private parties and events. Open Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Ferraro’s is located at 4480 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89169 (across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino). For reservations, call (702) 364-5300. For more information, find on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Ferraro’s Offers Four-Course Holiday Menu for Private Parties, Begins Dec. 1

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FERRARO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT & WINE BAR OFFERS FESTIVE FOUR-COURSE HOLIDAY MENU
FOR PRIVATE PARTIES BEGINNING DEC. 1

Menu Features Selection of Classic Italian Dishes

Indulge in the flavors of Italy this holiday season at Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar. Beginning Dec. 1, the restaurant will offer its special holiday menu available for private parties. The customizable four-course menu features a selection of Ferraro’s most popular dishes with pricing starting at $45 per person. Available through Dec. 21, the menu is offered by reservation only.

Featured on this year’s holiday party menu is a delectable variety of Ferraro’s famous fresh-made pastas, classic poultry and seafood dishes and handmade Italian desserts. Guests will choose from a selection of appetizers, salads and entrées for the first three courses and the final course will arrive as a sampler of sweets inspired by the festive season.

No holiday feast is complete without wine, of course, and Ferraro’s award-winning wine selection provides endless vino options for guests to enjoy.  Whether a novice or connoisseur, Ferraro’s broad wine menu will appeal to anyone looking to toast to a joyous holiday season. Ferraro’s full wine selection is available as an accompaniment to the holiday dining menu for an additional cost.

Celebrating 30 years in business in Las Vegas, Ferraro’s is a continued favorite destination for holiday revelers. The centrally located restaurant offers a variety of private rooms suited for intimate celebrations and large parties alike. The restaurant is also available for a total buyout, which accommodates 300 people. Reservations are requested, of course, and availability is limited.

Ferraro’s complete holiday menu is available here and reservations can be made by calling: 702-364-5300. In addition, Ferraro’s is also able to cater offsite events, including a chef and service. Prices for private offsite events depend upon the menu and other particulars; please call the restaurant for more information.

ABOUT FERRARO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT & WINE BAR
As Las Vegas’ longest running, family-owned and operated restaurant offering authentic Italian cuisine in a fine-dining atmosphere, Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar has offered guests a five-star experience since 1985. Specializing in freshly made pastas and sauces, legendary osso buco, savory risottos, expertly prepared all-natural meats, Safe Harbor® seafood, as well as an extensive award-winning wine list, Ferraro’s is famous for its attention to detail, welcoming environment and passion for food that runs in the family. Owners Gino and Rosalba Ferraro, Chef Mimmo Ferraro and Executive Chef Francesco DiCaudo devote themselves to ensuring each guest has a memorable experience, whether for lunch, dinner, late-night or private parties and events. Open Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., Ferraro’s is located at 4480 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89169 (across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino). For reservations, call (702) 364-5300. For more information, find on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

 

 

TV Personality Ross Mathews Hosts AFAN’s Black & White Party on Aug. 29

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TV Personality Ross Mathews Hosts AFAN’s 29th Annual Black & White Party

 TV personality Ross Mathews will bring his charisma and his own fashion-forward monochromatic look to Las Vegas when he hosts Aid for AIDS of Nevada’s (AFAN) 29th Annual Black & White Party on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 9 p.m. inside The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

The premier party of the year will showcase a pop up wedding chapel and fully ordained officiant to perform weddings and vow renewals for the first time in Black & White history.

Entertainers including The Perry Twins, Maren Wade, “Love is Love” by Legends in Concert, Pia Zadora, DJ Axis, Nick Ayler, The Sound Collage, Brandon Godfrey and Boiis will take the stage while steampunk-inspired decor from the International Special Events Society (ISES) transforms the venue.

Guests will sample bites from top restaurants including Culinary Dropout, Ferraro’s, FU, Pink Taco, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Hexx, Popcorn Girl, Jamba Juice, Brio and more. Back Bar USA will pour top shelf spirits from its portfolio of brands including Bacardi, Corona, Cavalli Vodka, Absolut and Jameson.

More than 40 raffle prizes will be up for grabs including packages from Aria, Life is Beautiful, Mandarin Oriental, Exotics Racing, Penn & Teller and The Cosmopolitan.

The $50 GA ticket price also grants admission to the official after party at Piranha Nightclub and Temptation Sundays pool party at the Luxor the following day.

While the Black & White is an unforgettable festive atmosphere, AFAN Executive Director Antioco Carrillo wants guests to remember the evening still has a sobering purpose to fight HIV/AIDS and eradicate the stigma it carries in Southern Nevada.

“We want people to get dressed up, come let loose and have the time of their lives,” said Carrillo. “But at the same time, it’s important to remember the event is ultimately dedicated to raising funds for locals living with AIDS and sending a message of prevention.”

Tickets can be purchased at afanlv.org. $130 VIP tickets with early entry at 8 p.m. or VIP tables with four tickets for $600 are also available. Guests must be 21+ years old and black and white attire required for admission.

Hard Rock Hotel is offering a special room package for party attendees by visiting hardrockhotel.com/las-vegas-specials/hotel-deals/afan-black-white-ball/803 or calling 800.343.4346 and using code HAFAN15

Ross Mathews
Ross Mathews

About AFAN
Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) was founded in 1984 and is the oldest and largest AIDS service organization in the state of Nevada. 2014 marked AFAN’s 30th anniversary of unyielding commitment to the community, providing support and advocacy for adults and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in southern Nevada. AFAN offers consistent and comprehensive direct client service programs, including medical case management, housing and utility assistance, emergency food and transportation vouchers, prevention and education programs and community outreach. As part of AFAN’s mission, these client service programs assist in enhancing the physical health and psychosocial wellness of the individuals they serve, while promoting dignity and improving the quality of their lives. For more information, please visit afanlv.org. Keep up with AFAN events and news on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

THE LAS VEGAS EPICUREAN AFFAIR RETURNS TO THE PALAZZO® ON MAY 22

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THE LAS VEGAS EPICUREAN AFFAIR RETURNS TO THE PALAZZO® ON MAY 22
HOSTED BY JAMES BEARD AWARD-WINNING CHEF JULIAN SERRANO

Southern Nevada’s Premiere Culinary Extravaganza is Back at The Palazzo for the Fifth Year

The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair returns to The Palazzo® Las Vegas on Thursday, May 22. Sponsored by the Nevada Restaurant Association (NvRA), the Las Vegas Epicurean Affair showcases prestigious restaurants and beverage purveyors that have elevated Las Vegas to an international dining destination. James Beard award-winning chef Julian Serrano will be the host of the culinary celebration.Hosted at The Palazzo for the fifth year, guests attending the Las Vegas Epicurean Affair will partake in an enticing evening, sampling cuisine and cocktails at the luxurious poolside setting at The Palazzo.“The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair is one of our favorite evenings of the year and we’re thrilled to partner with the Nevada Restaurant Association to bring the event back to The Palazzo for the fifth year,” said Sebastien Silvestri, vice president of food and beverage for The Venetian and The Palazzo. “It’s an amazing opportunity for guests to enjoy delicious selections from the best chefs in Las Vegas at a gorgeous poolside affair.”

This year, participants include Aquaknox, B&B Ristorante, Bouchon, Buddy V’s, Burger Bar, Carmine’s, Carnevino, DB Brasserie, Delmonico Steakhouse, Ferraro’s, Herbs & Rye, Il Mulino, Simon Restaurant & Lounge, TAO Asian Bistro and Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio, as well as many other illustrious Las Vegas restaurants.

“This event is the perfect way to showcase the wonderful restaurants and beverage purveyors of the city and to raise money for scholarships for our ProStart high school students,” said NvRA President and CEO Katherine Jacobi. “The Pools at The Palazzo are an incredible backdrop for this exciting event.”

The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair is open to the public and will be held on Thursday, May 22, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at The Pools at The Palazzo. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.palazzo.com or any Venetian or Palazzo box office. Tickets for the event are $175 for VIP tickets, which include early admission at 6 p.m., a VIP exclusive reception with passed hors d’oeuvrs and beverages with a meet and greet with Chef Julian Serrano from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., and a gift bag for the first 150 VIP guests; $155 for early admission at 6:00 p.m., and $105 for general admission. The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair suite package can also be reserved online at Venetian.com or by calling 866.834.2320. Proceeds benefit NvRA’s educational and scholarship programs, including ProStart®, a national high school culinary skill and restaurant management program.

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photo credit: Erik Kabik

Celebrity Chefs Cooking Up A Storm at Nevada Wild Fest

Celebrity Chefs Cooking Up A Storm at Nevada Wild Fest

Four-Day Festival Benefits The Lili Claire Foundation
October 25 – 28, 2012

 

Las Vegas’ top celebrity chefs from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and beyond will conduct exclusive cooking demonstrations and tastings at the Nevada Wild Fest, October 25 – 28 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

Come see these all-star chefs from FIX, TAO, LAVO, NOVE Italiano, Ferraro’s, Marche Bacchus and Culinary Dropout live in action and taste their specialty culinary creations in a more relaxed atmosphere. The celebrity chefs will conduct an hour-long demonstration speaking about their dishes, the ingredients they use, and hints that might help those attending who are anxious to expand their culinary skills at home. As time allows, the celebrity chefs will take questions from the audience. Seating is on a first come, first served basis and samples will be offered to those in the audience. Albertsons Sav-On is providing the ingredients to all the celebrity chefs and helping to reinforce the idea that great cooking need not be comprised of hard to find ingredients.

Celebrity Chefs Cooking Demonstration Schedule:

Friday, October 26, 2012

  • 1 p.m. Chef Chris Conlon, FIX at Bellagio
  • 2 p.m. Chef Mike Armstrong, TAO Asian Bistro
  • 7 p.m. Chef Mimmo Ferraro, Ferraro’s

Saturday, October 27, 2012

  • 1 p.m. Chef Massimiliano Campanari, LAVO at The Palazzo
  • 3 p.m. Chef Geno Bernardo, NOVE Italiano at The Palms

Sunday, October 28, 2012

  • 1 p.m. Chef Dave Middleton, Marche Bacchus French Bistro
  • 7 p.m. Chef Eric Suniga, Culinary Dropout at Hard Rock Hotel

The celebrity chef cooking demonstrations are included with admission to Nevada Wild Fest. Adults are $9, senior citizens, military and college students are $7 with ID, and children aged three and under are free. Nevada Wild Fest admission includes access to the musical performances, celebrity meet and greets, DockDogs competition, Haunted Maze, and more!  For more information, visit www.nevadawildfest.com.

About The Lili Claire Foundation

The Lili Claire Foundation is a private medical center dedicated to helping special needs children and adults with any type of neurogenetic condition; such as, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Williams Syndrome and Autism – all of these programs and services are provided free of charge.  Patients are diagnosed and treated under the medial direction of Dr. Colleen Morris and her team of professionals from the University Nevada School of Medicine.  The Lili Claire Foundation is proud to have been serving the Las Vegas community and Nevada for almost a decade. For more information, please visit www.liliclairefoundation.org.

About Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, home of the World Series of Poker, offers guests a unique all-suite hotel experience. Complete with 2,522 all-suite hotel rooms, the property overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and sits one block west of the famed boulevard. The resort features a variety of entertainment options including headliners Penn and Teller, the world-famous Chippendales and the Show in the Sky, as well as the Crown Theater & Nightclub. Rio is home to a diverse array of dining and nightlife experiences including, the famous Martorano’s, Voodoo Steak, KJ Dim Sum & Seafood, iBar and VooDoo Beach. Rio also offers the Rio Secco Golf Club. Recognized by USA Today as one of the “Top 10 Golf Destinations in the World,” Rio Secco Golf Club is an 18-hole championship course designed by famed architect Rees Jones and home to the Butch Harmon School of Golf. Find Rio on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

Rio, along with all Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts, including Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Paris Las Vegas, Flamingo Las Vegas, Harrah’s, Bally’s, Imperial Palace and Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon, proudly prohibit adding hidden resort fees to hotel guest room rates. For information on No Resort Fees visit www.caesars.com/vegasnoresortfees.

**PHOTOS** The Palazzo Las Vegas Hosts the 2012 Las Vegas Epicurean Affair

The Palazzo Las Vegas hosted the Las Vegas Epicurean Affair presented by the Nevada Restaurant Association featuring nearly 75 renowned restaurants and beverage purveyors last night. Approximately 1,800 guests mingled amongst the elegant Pools at The Palazzo and sampled culinary delights from local celebrated restaurants. Recognized as one of the city’s premier tasting events, this year’s sold out Epicurean Affair dazzled once again as world-class chefs tempted guests’ palates throughout the evening.

Guests started their culinary journey with chilled melon soup with bleu camen lemon grimala and citris gastrio from Lagasse’s Stadium and prosciutto-wrapped mozzarella and heirloom tomato salad from The Capital Grille before venturing to Bouchon’s short ribs and STK’s spiced pickled prawns.

Those looking for more exotic flavors didn’t have to travel far to find TAO’s tuna tenaki with wasabi salsa, Diego’s huitlacoche braised beef tacos and Bacio’s conchiglie con gamberi e arugula.

The three restaurants of celebrity chef and restaurateurs Mario Batali and Joe Bastianch, Carnevino, B&B Ristorante and Otto Enoteca, were combined into one booth while other favorites included Craftsteak’s beef tenderloin carpaccio with argula, parmesan and asparagus and Public House’s rabbit loin in porchetta with duck rillette fritter and raspberry passion fruit verrine.

Laguna Champagne Bar kept the bubbly flowing from the center bar with their signature Flower Eclipse champagne cocktail and a touch screen “Smart Bar” poured perfectly concocted libations. Diageo set up an ultra-lounge in Azure Pool’s rotunda where guests posed for silly photo booth pictures.

Sweet endings came from The Cupcakery’s mini cupcakes, Hash House a Go Go with strawberry shortcake and their ever-popular kiwi watermelon drink, Bouchon’s key lime pie parfait and Canyon Ranch Grill’s orange ginger mousse with praline.

Other participating restaurants included Mint Indian Bistro, Gilley’s Saloon, Delmonico Steakhouse, Maggiano’s, Origin India, Zine Noodles Dim Sum, Ferraro’s, FIRST Food & Bar, Double Helix, CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Postrio Bar & Grill, Aquaknox, Taqueria Canonita, Fogo de Chao, Beam Global, Il Mulino and SUSHISAMBA.

 

 

 

 

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