Southern Nevada Public Television to Host the 26th Annual “Splendor in the Glass” Wine & Beer Tasting Event Benefiting Vegas PBS Event will feature celebrity chef Hubert Keller

Southern Nevada Public Television to Host
the 26th Annual “Splendor in the Glass” Wine & Beer Tasting Event
Benefiting Splendor in the Glass
Event will feature celebrity chef Hubert Keller

 

Southern Nevada Public Television will host its 26th Annual “Splendor in the Glass” Wine & Beer Tasting event from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino Ballroom. The event benefits programming and community outreach initiatives for Vegas PBS. Also, Chef Hubert Keller will be presenting a cooking demonstration with some of his favorite dishes. Chef Keller is the owner of Las Vegas restaurants Fleur and Burger Bar. This celebrity of the cooking world is featured in Vegas PBS’ “Hubert Keller: Secrets of a Chef.”

“This annual wine tasting event is a great opportunity to bring our supporters together to celebrate the success of Vegas PBS in the community and raise the funds needed to support programming and outreach in the year ahead. In fact, this is as our signature fundraising event,” Southern Nevada Public Television Board President Lori Lea said.

At the event, guests can sample from a wide variety of wines and beers from 60 wineries and breweries courtesy of Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada, enjoy hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, participate in both a live wine auction and silent auction, and listen to the music of the Woody Woods Jazz Combo.

Tickets are $85 for advance purchase and $100 the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased online at VegasPBS.org/winetasting, at the Vegas PBS Educational Technology Campus located at 3050 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, Nevada, or at all locations of Lee’s Discount Liquor, Total Wine & More and Whole Foods Market.

Sponsors for the 26th Annual “Splendor in the Glass” Wine & Beer Tasting event include Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada, Bordeaux sponsor Cashman Equipment Company, Chardonnay sponsors Wells Fargo and NV Energy, Aperitif sponsors Marydean Martin & Charlie Silvestri and United Healthcare, and Audio Visual sponsor Encore Productions.

Guests must be 21 years or older to attend. For more information on the “Splendor in the Glass” Wine & Beer Tasting event including ticket purchases and sponsorships, please call 702-799-1010 ext. 5344.

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About Vegas PBS
Dedicated to enriching the lives of those who call Southern Nevada home, Vegas PBS Channel 10 is one of America’s most watched PBS stations on a per capita basis. Five additional channels are available over the air or on cable and satellite including Create, Vme, Worldview, Rewind and Jackpot!

Vegas PBS expands its television broadcast impact through supplemental materials on VegasPBS.org, PBS.org, PBSKids.org, PBSParents.org, PBSTeachers.org and NextAvenue.org. Vegas PBS also offers extensive online distance education for workforce development and economic diversification through Global Online Advanced Learning (GOAL).

Vegas PBS provides K-12 educational resources to teachers and students in public, private, charter and home schools including TeacherLine professional development courses; One Place, a curriculum-correlated online media service; the Described and Captioned Media Center (DCMC) containing materials for deaf, hard of hearing, blind and vision impaired individuals and those who assist them; and Ready To Learn literacy and health community workshops based on curriculum materials in daytime children’s programs.

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Fleur by Hubert Keller and Tenaya Creek Unite for Beer Pairing Dinner August 29

FLEUR BY HUBERT KELLER AND TENAYA CREEK UNITE LOCAL FOOD AND BREWS AT BEER PAIRING DINNER THURSDAY, AUGUST 29
Fleur by Hubert Keller at Mandalay Bay will host an exclusive beer pairing dinner with Las Vegas’ own, Tenaya Creek Brewery, Thursday, August 29 at 7 p.m. Mandalay Bay Director of Food and Beverage and Nevada’s First Female Cicerone, Sarah Johnson, along with Tenaya Creek Brewery owner Tim Etter and head brewer Anthony Gibson, will walk guests through a five-course meal, explaining the variety of flavors accentuated by each beer pairing.
Prepared by the exceptional culinary team at Fleur by Hubert Keller, the exclusive five-course menu will feature:
  • Baby Heirloom Beet Salad with walnut  pesto and argan vinaigrette; paired with Calico Brown Ale
  • Roasted Apricot Tart with crispy duck confit and mache; paired with Hop Ride IPA
  • Seared Alaskan Halibut with citrus basmati rice and pluot coulis; paired with Tandem Double IPA
  • Oven Roasted Loin of Venison with steal cut oats, buttered plantains and a juniper berry sauce; paired with Hauling Oats Oatmeal Stout
  • Ancho Chile Molten Cake with Old Jackalope ice cream; paired with Old Jackalope Barleywine Style Ale
This unforgettable meal is priced at $75 per person plus tax and gratuity. To make a reservation, contact Fleur by Hubert Keller directly at 702-632-9400.
WHEN:           Thursday, August 29, 2013
                         7 p.m.
WHERE:         Fleur by Hubert Keller
                          Mandalay Bay
                          3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S
                          Las Vegas, NV 89119

Life is Beautiful Festival Announces Culinary Programming

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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.

Fleur by Hubert Keller Presents Exclusive Lagunitas Beer Pairing Dinner

FLEUR BY HUBERT KELLER PRESENTS EXCLUSIVE
LAGUNITAS BEER PAIRING DINNER FRIDAY, APRIL 26

WHAT:  Fleur by Hubert Keller at Mandalay Bay will host an intimate beer pairing dinner with Lagunitas Brewing Company, Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m. Mandalay Bay’s Director of Food & Beverage and Nevada’s First Female Cicerone, Sarah Johnson, along with Lagunitas Head of Marketing, Ron Lindenbusch, will guide guests through the dinner as they explain the inspiration behind each pairing.

A delicious five-course prix fixe menu will be presented by the talented culinary team at Fleur by Hubert Keller. The menu will feature:

  • Seared Cajun Albacore with yuzu soy vinaigrette and garlic chips; paired with Censored Rich Copper Ale
  • Wagyu Beef Carpaccio with truffle vinaigrette and garlic chips; paired with Little Sumpin’ Ale
  • Loup de Mere Veracruz Style with caper burre blanc; paired with Lagunitas IPA
  • Lagunitas Braised Shortribs with celery root mousse and coffee foam; paired with Wilco Tango Foxtrot
  • Imperial Stout Bacon Beer Float

The memorable meal is priced at $65 per person plus tax and gratuity. To make a reservation, contact Fleur by Hubert Keller directly at 702-632-9400.

WHEN:
Friday, April 26, 2013

7 p.m.

WHERE:
Fleur by Hubert Keller

Mandalay Bay
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Eating Las Vegas: The 50 Essential Restaurants 2013 Features 11 New Entries – Plus Three New In The Top 10

EATING LAS VEGAS: THE 50 ESSENTIAL RESTAURANTS 2013

FEATURES 11 NEW ENTRIES “ PLUS THREE NEW IN THE TOP 10

In recent years Las Vegas has experienced a meteoric rise to become, arguably, the best restaurant city in the world. The names attached to the eateries on the famed Las Vegas Strip represent a veritable Whos Who of the culinary universe, now home to James Beard Foundation award-winning names pulled from the industry’s top food magazines, blogs and television shows. The 2013 edition of Eating Las Vegas: The 50 Essential Restaurants (Huntington Press, December, 2012) accomplishes what no other restaurant guide has, compiling the opinions of the citys three most respected critics (John Curtas, Max Jacobson and Al Mancini) to create a reference book that lists their agreed-upon Essential 50 restaurants in Sin City.

But its much more than just a list of restaurants, as each entry receives a thoughtful and candid description from all three authors. The guide also includes a 44-page specialty guide dedicated to Additional Recommendations from beer to buffets and from Sunday brunch to sushi “ plus everything else in between. The contentious (and ever-popular) Vetoes section pits author-against-author, a literary version of a free-for-all food fight.

When we green-lit this project three years ago, I wasn’t sure its realization was even a possibility, as we were dealing with three highly knowledgeable but incredibly strong-willed personalities, said publisher Anthony Curtis. But John (Curtas), Max (Jacobson) and Al (Mancini) have continued to deliver on their promise to seek out, and agree upon, Las Vegas 50 Essential Restaurants.

The 2013 edition of Eating Las Vegas with its foreword written by 14-times James Beard Foundation award-winning food journalist,  Alan Richman, adds three newcomers to the vaunted Top Ten list “ including two off-strip restaurants “ a first for the book “ in March Bacchus French Bistro and Raku Japanese Charcoal Grill. The other newcomer is Piero Selvaggios Valentino at The Venetian. Rounding out the Top Ten, and repeating from 2012, are Estiatorio Milos at The Cosmopolitan, Jol Robuchon and L’Atelier de Jol Robuchon at MGM Grand, Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace, CUT at Palazzo and Le Cirque and Picasso at Bellagio.

In addition to the Top 10, 11 new restaurants made the Essential 50,including Bread & Butter, Comme a at The Cosmopolitan, Due Forni, Fleur at Mandalay Bay, Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris, Kabuto, Le Thai, Mint Indian Bistro, miX at Mandalay Bay,
Public House at The Venetian and Sirio at Aria. Of course, when restaurants are added, casualties are inevitable. Eleven previously listed restaurants didnt make the cut this year. Some may be easier to swallow than others, but the authors refuse to place celebrity above credibility, as one notable inclusion in the Vetoes section amply demonstrates.

About Eating Las Vegas: The Essential 50 Restaurants

The 2013 edition of Eating Las Vegas: The 50 Essential Restaurants features all the elements — fully updated — that have made the ELV brand such a success, including the Top Ten and 40 best-of-the-rest picks from the city’s top-three (and ever-feisty) food critics, to make up the list of the “50 Essential” restaurants in Las Vegas. With each year this unique guide keeps getting bigger and better.  While still in handy pocket-sized format, its expanded the popular Vetoes section, and for the first time added Best Buffets to the Additional Recommendations.  The authors have also embellished many of the other “Best of” lists, to reflect the city’s ever-increasing array of enticing eateries, from bakeries to sushi restaurants. There are some big changes at the top, too, including three all-new entries in the Top Ten, so this restaurant roadmap truly never gets stale. From the Michelin-starred gastronomic temples to ethnic hole-in-the-walls you’ve never heard of, Eating Las Vegas now features close to 200 restaurants and bars, with tempting options for every taste and wallet, plus mouth-watering full-color photographs throughout.  It’s a must-have pocket companion for anyone planning to eat a meal in Las Vegas — whether you’re in the market for a quick snack or a 10-course chef’s tasting menu — and makes a great stocking-filler for the gambling foodie in your life.  This handy full-color pocket guide is available in paperback ($12.95) and e-book formats ($7.77) from Amazon and Barnes & Noble, as well as directly from the publisher at ShopLVA.comIn 2013 authors John Curtas and Al Mancini will co-host a show on Travel Channel that will document them eating, and arguing, their way through the top food cities in America.