MICHAEL BUBLÉ GIVES DAZZLING PERFORMANCE AT KEEP MEMORY ALIVE’S 22ND ANNUAL POWER OF LOVE® GALA, APRIL 28

 

MICHAEL BUBLÉ GIVES DAZZLING PERFORMANCE AT KEEP MEMORY ALIVE’S
22ND ANNUAL POWER OF LOVE® GALA, APRIL 28
Event raised funds and awareness for Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

 

 

 

 

 On Saturday, April 28, 2018, some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry joined Keep Memory Alive to enjoy the musical stylings of world-renowned singer, Michael Bublé, at Keep Memory Alive’s 22nd annual Power of Love ® gala inside MGM Grand Garden Arena. The star-studded event raised funds and awareness for Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and its fight against brain disease including Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s diseases, multiple sclerosis and multiple system atrophy.

 

The acclaimed crooner delighted guests with favorites “Haven’t Met You Yet” and “Feeling Good.” Bublé finished his set with a smashing rendition of the Beach Boys hit, “God Only Knows.” Celebrities who showed their support included, actress Marcia Gay Harden; superstar DJ Steve Aoki; Planet Hollywood resident Pitbull; Bar Rescue host Jon Taffer; Mötley Crüe lead vocalist Vince Neil; songwriter and vocalist Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds; and reality star, Scheana Shay. Additionally, Keep Memory Alive co-founder, Larry Ruvo, presented Former CEO and Executive Advisor of Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Toby Cosgrove, with specially-designed artwork in appreciation and recognition of his support and partnership and as a gift since Dr. Cosgrove recently stepped out of his position.

Continuing its 22-year history, the Power of Love® gala showcased a dinner prepared by superstar chefs Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Wolfgang Puck, who has participated in every gala since its inception. In addition to enjoying the finest cuisine, wine and spirits, guests bid on one-of-a-kind experiences during the event’s signature live and silent auctions. Items auctioned include a week-long stay in Guy Laliberté’s 21,000-square-foot home in Hawaii, vacation sailing off the coast of Australia aboard the ultra-luxurious MY Texas super yacht, a private tennis lesson with Stefanie Graf and Andre Agassi and dinner with rockstar Jon Bon Jovi, his wife and his son at his favorite restaurant in the Hamptons.

 

For more information about Cleveland Clinic’s fight against brain disease, visit clevelandclinic.org/brainhealth.

 

 

About Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health:
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health provides state-of-the-art care for neurological disorders and for the family members of those who suffer from them. The physicians and staff at the Center for Brain Health provide early diagnosis, on-going care and optimal care. Patients receive expert treatment at the Center for Brain Health, which offers a multidisciplinary patient-focused approach to diagnosis and management, promoting collaboration across all care providers and integrating education and research into all aspects of care. Clinical trials are a major scientific focus of the Center; patients are provided with opportunities to participate in tests of advanced therapies for brain disorders. The facility, designed by Frank Gehry, houses clinical space, a diagnostic center, neuroimaging rooms, physician offices, laboratories devoted to clinical research and the Keep Memory Alive Event Center. For more information, visit www.clevelandclinic.org/brainhealth.

 

About Keep Memory Alive:
Keep Memory Alive, whose mission is to provide enhanced treatment and ultimately cures for patients and their families suffering from neurocognitive disorders, raises awareness and funds in support of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. By supporting Keep Memory Alive and its fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, frontotemporal dementia, multiple sclerosis and multiple system atrophy, we can ensure progress towards better treatments and ultimately cures will occur in Las Vegas.  For additional information call (702) 263-9797 or visit www.keepmemoryalive.org.

Michael Bublé to Headline Keep Memory Alive’s 22nd Annual Power of Love® Gala, April 28

 

 

 

 

Michael Bublé to Headline Keep Memory Alive’s

22nd Annual Power of Love® Gala, April 28
Las Vegas Event Shines Spotlight on Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
and Raises Funds for the Fight Against Brain Diseases

 

On Saturday, April 28, 2018, Michael Bublé will take the stage for Keep Memory Alive’s spectacular 22nd annual Power of Love® gala. The star-studded evening will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena to raise funds and awareness for the annual event benefiting Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

 

In addition to the dazzling musical entertainment, the Power of Love® gala will feature an exciting live auction, remarkable wine and cocktails and exquisite cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs Wolfgang Puck and Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Generating the bulk of Keep Memory Alive’s revenue, the annual gala is imperative to the success of Keep Memory Alive and the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in the mission to enhance treatments and research of neurocognitive disorders.

 

Previous Power of Love® galas have celebrated the 70th birthday of boxing legend Muhammad Ali in 2012, the 80th birthday celebration for Quincy Jones and Sir Michael Caine in 2013 and the 90th birthday of legendary crooner Tony Bennett in 2016.

 

Additional event details to be announced soon. For more information, please call 702.263.9797 or visit www.keepmemoryalive.org.

 

About Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health:

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health provides state-of-the-art care for cognitive disorders and for the family members of those who suffer from them. The physicians and staff at the Center for Brain Health continuously work towards the development of early diagnosis and the advancement of knowledge concerning mild cognitive disorders, which could one day delay or prevent their onset.  Patients receive expert diagnosis and treatment at the Center for Brain Health, which offers a multidisciplinary patient-focused approach to diagnosis and treatment, promoting collaboration across all care providers, offering patients a complete continuum of care and infusing education and research into all that it does. The facility, designed by Frank Gehry, houses clinical space, a diagnostic center, neuroimaging rooms, physician offices, laboratories devoted to clinical research and the Keep Memory Alive Event Center.  For more information, visit www.clevelandclinic.org/brainhealth.

 

About Keep Memory Alive:

Keep Memory Alive, whose mission is to provide enhanced treatment and ultimately cures for patients and their families suffering from neurocognitive disorders, raises awareness and funds in support of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. By supporting Keep Memory Alive and its fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, ALS and memory disorders of all kinds, we can ensure progress towards better treatments and ultimately cures will occur in Las Vegas.  For additional information, call (702) 263-9797 or visit www.keepmemoryalive.org

 

Photos: FOOD & WINE All-Star Weekend Kicks Off with Star-Studded “First Course” Event

FOOD & WINE ALL-STAR WEEKEND’

FOOD & WINE ALL-STAR WEEKEND IN LAS VEGAS
KICKS OFF WITH STAR-STUDDED “FIRST COURSE” EVENT
Food Festival Starts Strong with Sold-Out Event at ARIA Resort & Casino

Culinary superstars took over ARIA Resort & Casino last night for the 4th Annual FOOD & WINE All-Star Weekend’s sold out “First Course” kick-off event. 

View Bar, the AAA Five Diamond resort’s main lobby bar, was swarmed with award-winning chefs, sommeliers and mixologists including ARIA’s Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Masa Takayama, Julian Serrano, Shawn McClain, Sirio Maccioni, Marco Maccioni, Anthony Amaroso, Craig Schoettler and Kim Wood; MGM Grand Chefs Joël Robuchon, Steve Benjamin, Claude Le-Tohic, Heather Zheng, Scott Irestone, Steve Barr, Vincenzo Scarmiglia, Heath Cicerelli, Ho Chee Boon and Anthony Schutz; and Bellagio’s Akira Back, Jason Smith, Hiew Gun Khong, Ricardo Murcia and Patrick Lee.

The gastronomic icons took photos and mingled with the guests, while nibbling on delicious selections from ARIA’s extraordinary restaurants. Shawn McClain’s ASage served up Kushi Oyster with aged tequila Mignonette and tobacco pearls; Crispy Meyer Lemon Risotto with whipped triple crème; Braised Veal Cheeks with bone marrow flan and smoked polenta and Absinthe Macaroons for dessert.

Guests raved over the offerings from Julian Serrano’s eponymous ARIA restaurant, including Bomba, a spicy meatball made with Veal & Pork tenderloin; Rabo de Toro, created with Oxtail, Iberian pork and creamy mashed potatoes; and Coca Vegetarian, a Spanish Pizza with aioli, tomato, onion and pisto.

Masa Takayama wowed the crowd with his incredible Sushi Canape made with truffles, Tuna Toro Caviar and Oyster Shooters soaked in cucumber cilantro vinaigrette.

Champagne glasses were filled with 2004 Moet & Chamdon, 2004 Veuve Cliquot Rose and 2004 Dom Perignon. Guests could also try a selection of ARIA’s signature cocktails, including “A Vegas Sunset,” mixed with Grey Goose Cherry Noir, house made grenadine and orange, or a Martini created with Bombay Sapphire, Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth and house orange bitters.

FOOD & WINE All-Star Weekend festivities continue today with Burger Bash at MGM Grand’s Pool, Syrah that Will Change Your Life at Jasmine in Bellagio, Far Niente Dinner with Michael Mina at Bellagio’s Grand Patio and Six-Course Bliss with Joël Robuchon at his eponymous MGM Grand restaurant. The event concludes tomorrow with an incredible brunch at Jasmine, hosted by Bellagio’s vast array of Asian Chefs.

Joel Robuchon

Oysters

 Bellagios-Chefs

 

ARIAs-All-Star-Chefs

 Dom-Perignon

Photo Credit: Red Carpet Photos – Brenton Ho, MGM Resorts International
Event Photos – Al Powers, MGM Resorts International

ARIA Resort & Casino Kicks-Off Food & Wine All-Star Weekend With First Course

ARIA RESORT & CASINO KICKS-OFF FOOD & WINE 
ALL-STAR WEEKEND WITH FIRST COURSE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4

 

WHAT:
The fourth annual FOOD & WINE All-Star Weekend will commence
with a star-studded party at ARIA’s stylish View Bar Friday, October 4 at 8 p.m.

First Course will feature a line up of celebrity chefs and epicurean icons including
Joël Robuchon, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Julian Serrano, Masayoshi Takayama,
Shawn McClain, Sirio Maccioni and more. Guests will enjoy champagne, wine and
cocktails along with passed hors d’oeuvres created by renowned ARIA restaurants
barMASA, Julian Serrano and Sage.

For more information on FOOD & WINE All-Star Weekend, click here.

WHEN:
FRIDAY, October 4
8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

WHERE:
View Bar at ARIA Resort & Casino
3730 Las Vegas Blvd S

FOLLOW US: @ARIALV, @FW_Vegas
#FirstCourse

Win Tickets to ‘Food & Wine All-Star Weekend’ in Las Vegas with #VegasFoodie Social Media Contest

FOOD & WINE ALL-STAR WEEKEND’

WIN A CHANCE TO ATTEND ‘FOOD & WINE ALL-STAR WEEKEND’ IN LAS VEGAS WITH #VEGASFOODIE SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST

 

Epicurean dreams can come true with FOOD & WINE All-Star Weekend’s first-ever #VegasFoodie social media contest. World-renowned chefs Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Michael Mina and Julian Serrano will determine the winner of an unforgettable getaway to the fourth annual Las Vegas culinary festival hosted by Bellagio,ARIA Resort & CasinoMGM Grand> Oct. 4 – 6.

Contestants must demonstrate their culinary passion by submitting testimonials as to why they are the ultimate foodie via their favorite social media platform with the official sweepstakes hashtag #VegasFoodie. Entries are welcomed beginning Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 and the contest will run through Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. The winner will be notified Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 by MGM Resorts International.

Submissions can range from a six-second cooking demonstration on Vine; an incredible food collage on Instagram; a unique Twitter campaign rallying recommendations from followers; or even a work of culinary art posted to Facebook. Entries will be reviewed by the esteemed panel of award-winning chefs, who will select the most creative and innovative testimonial.

The winner will receive a two-night stay Oct. 4 – 6 at the iconic Bellagio or MGM Grand in Las Vegas. He or she will then get to experience true gastronomical excellence with a pair of tickets to three of FOOD & WINE All-Star Weekend’s premier events, including:

ARIA: First Course Kick-Off
Guests are invited to sample delectable appetizers from ARIA restaurants barMASA, Julian Serrano and Sage at the weekend’s official kick-off party at ARIA’s View Bar. Throughout the celebration, guests may sip on champagne courtesy of Moët & Chandon and Veuve Clicquot, among other refreshing cocktails, and mingle with the FOOD & WINE All-Star Weekend participating chefs Masa Takayama, Julian Serrano and Shawn McClain.

Bellagio: Harvest Dinner with Michael Mina
Celebrity Chef Michael Mina will prepare a specialized menu using seasonal ingredients and unique flavor profiles along with an exemplary wine pairing to complement each course, all set among  the splendor of Bellagio’s Grand Patio. Overlooking the resort’s luxurious pool, this memorable event will be a highlight of the weekend.

MGM Grand: Burger Bash
Guests will need a big appetite at FOOD & WINE All-Star Weekend’s newest event, Burger Bash. Hosted poolside at MGM Grand, 10 of the resort’s restaurants will serve delicious burgers and unique sides as upbeat tunes play throughout the evening. Attendees are encouraged to try a burger from all participating chefs to see which suits their palate. Celebrity judges, including Chef Joël Robuchon and Chef Michael Mina, will determine the ultimate Burger Bash winner.

This extraordinary prize package also includes the incredible opportunity to hang out with chef superstars such as Vongerichten, Mina, Serrano, as well as Chef of the Century, Joël Robuchon, and taste some of their signature cuisine with an exclusive meet-and-greet session, worthy only of a true #VegasFoodie.

All contest participants are encouraged to utilize any social media platform as long as the official hashtag #VegasFoodie is included in the post. Contestants must be 21 and older to enter.

FOOD & WINE ALL-STAR WEEKEND
The fourth annual FOOD & WINE All-Star Weekend, hosted by Bellagio, ARIA and MGM Grand, returns to Las Vegas October 4-6 with more culinary superstars and world-class events than ever before. Renowned sommeliers and mixologists, along with celebrity chefs such as Joël Robuchon, Michael Mina and Shawn McClain, will engage guests in weekend of culinary excitement. The action-packed weekend includes an educational wine class on Syrah with a Master Sommelier, a cooking demo on how to make sushi ten ways, a once-in-a-lifetime dinner with a Michelin-starred chef, a poolside Burger Bash and more. Tickets start at $75 and can be purchased online at www.mgmresorts.com/foodandwine/. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend all events.

 

About FOOD & WINE
FOOD & WINE is the ultimate authority on the best of what’s new in food, drink, travel, design & entertaining. Founded by American Express Publishing, the luxury-lifestyle experts, FOOD & WINE has an extensive social media following on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr and Foursquare. FOOD & WINE includes a monthly magazine; digital editions on the iPad, Kindle Fire and Nook Color; a books division; a website, foodandwine.com; plus newsletters, clubs, events around the globe and a restaurant partnership, Chefs Club by FOOD & WINE.

Red Carpet Photos of the FOOD & WINE All-Star Weekend At ARIA Resort & Casino

The second annual FOOD & WINE All-Star Weekend took place on FRIDAY, October 21 with a star-studded red carpet.

We had the pleasure to meet and take pictures of Gail Simmons and other celebrity chefs and epicurean icons! They included Michael Mina, Julian Serrano, Masayoshi Takayama and Shawn McClain in addition to Top Chef alumni Stephanie Izard, Angelo Sosa, Hosea Rosenberg, Yigit Pura and Sam Talbot.

This Red Carpet event was a lot of fun and well organized! One of the few that started on time! All the chef and epicurean icons seemed to be having fun getting their pictures taken. I did get a chance to talk to Top Chef alumni Angelo Sosa. He is super nice and was easy to talk to. He said is restaurant in New York Social Eatz is doing very well. He is in the process of opening a restaurant in California. I did ask if he planned on anything for Vegas he said “Yes in the next two years”! Angelo also has a cook book coming out in March that he is very excited about and so am I! I have been a fan of Top Chef since it started and Angelo was my favorite!  I did have to check out the jeans that they mention in the show. Yes ladies they are as they mention!

 

 

Gail Simmons - Judge on BRAVO's Top Chef and host of Top Chef Just Desserts
Gail Simmons and Chef Pierre Michelin

 

 

Gail Simmons and Stephanie Izard (Winner of Top Chef Season 4)

 

Top Chefs

 

Yigit Pura (Winner Top Chef Just Desserts Season 1 and very cute)

 

Angelo Sosa (Top Chef contestant)

 

The Top Chefs

 

City Center Chefs and Sirio Maccioni (Restaurateu, Owner of Sirio Ristorante and Le Cirque)

 

 

Chefs