THE VENETIAN AND THE PALAZZO EXTEND LAS VEGAS RESTAURANT WEEK TO HELP FIGHT HUNGER
THE VENETIAN AND THE PALAZZO EXTEND LAS VEGAS RESTAURANT WEEK TO HELP FIGHT HUNGER
WORLD’S FINEST EPICUREAN TALENT RETURNS TO THE LAS VEGAS STRIP FOR
12TH ANNUAL VEGAS UNCORK’D BY BON APPÉTIT, MAY 10–13
Tickets on Sale Now for Culinary Affair Featuring Star-Studded
Chefs, Sommeliers and Mixologists
The country’s leading food, wine and spirits festival, Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit returns May 10–13 with an extraordinary lineup of world-renowned chefs, master sommeliers and cutting-edge mixologists from Caesars Palace, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, The Cromwell, MGM Resorts International, The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas. Continuing its tradition of bringing the world’s most iconic chefs together in one destination, the 12th annual epicurean affair will feature fan favorites, such as Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis, Gordon Ramsay, Guy Savoy, Julian Serrano, Lorena Garcia, Masaharu Morimoto, Michael Mina, Nobu Matsuhisa, Stephen Hopcraft and more. Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits of Nevada will return as the official distributor for the festivities.
Tickets are on sale now at vegasuncorked.com.
“Las Vegas continues to redefine epicurean excellence by offering the most comprehensive collection of distinguished restaurants, chefs and master sommeliers,” said Cathy Tull, chief marketing officer for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Bon Appétit and look forward to providing our guests with unforgettable experiences alongside the world’s most sought-after chefs.”
Recently named one of the top Food and Restaurant Industry Events in BizBash’s 2017 roundup of Top 100 Events in the United States, Vegas Uncork’d continues to evolve, offering a wide range of cocktail-focused events, interactive experiences and extravagant soirees, including the Grand Tasting at Caesars Palace and Picnic at The Park, MGM Resorts’ outdoor dining and entertainment district. Attendees also can expect to see exciting new programming, such as Gordon Ramsay HELL’S KITCHEN at Caesars Palace, Sunset Clambake at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Raise a Glass to the Past: A Speakeasy Tasting and Distillery Tour at The Mob Museum, Chica “Mom-Mosa Brunch” with Chef Lorena Garcia, This Is How We Do It: The Cake Boss and Lisa Valastro Demo and Lunch at The Venetian and A CUT Above the Rest: The Ultimate Steak & Eggs Breakfast at CUT by Wolfgang Puck at The Palazzo Las Vegas.
“Las Vegas is a culinary lover’s dream come true. We are thrilled to return this spring to showcase the finest food and beverage the city has to offer,” said Adam Rapoport, Bon Appétit editor in chief. “With exquisite programming featuring new restaurants and interactive experiences, this year’s Vegas Uncork’d will be unlike any other.”
Event tickets are on sale now for featured programming.
New and notable:
Returning favorites include:
About Bon Appétit
Bon Appétit is where food and culture meet. The award-winning No. 1 food lifestyle brand covers food through the lens of cooking, fashion, travel, technology, design, and home. Bon Appétit has been named to Advertising Age’s A-List for six consecutive years, including Magazine of the Year 2013 and 2017, and Brand of the Year 2015, and has been named to Adweek’s Hot List every year since 2012, including Hottest Food Magazine in 2013 and 2017. Bon Appétit has also been nominated for 23 National Magazine Awards in the past five years, including wins in 2014 for General Excellence and Photography, and in 2017 for General Excellence. For more, visit bonappetit.com.
About the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With nearly 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and more than 11 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. Download the virtual reality app, Vegas VR, to experience Las Vegas from your iPhone or Android by visiting www.vrtv.vegas. For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.visitlasvegas.com.
THE VENETIAN AND THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS
CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF THE DOG WITH ART INSTALLATION AND LION DANCE
Chinese New Year celebrations include a lion dance to kick off Lunar New Year, performances by Hacken Lee alongside special guests, and more
The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas will celebrate Chinese New Year with extravagant décor, entertainment, retail, and food and beverage offerings beginning Jan. 12, with special festivities scheduled for Feb. 16.
ON JAN. 12 THE WATERFALL ATRIUM AND GARDENS TRANSFORM FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR
To commemorate the Year of the Dog, the eleventh position in the Chinese zodiac, The Venetian and The Palazzo’s floral and horticulture team worked with a team of artisans and consulted a feng shui master to create an installation that features a Chinese Shar-Pei, named Vincenzo Li that sits 16 feet tall.
“Throughout the last 10 months, 86 artisans worked to create this installation,” said Dana Beatty, executive director of floral and horticulture at The Venetian and The Palazzo. “The Chinese New Year holiday is an important one for our guests, and we aim to create something that is not only memorable, but culturally accurate.”
The Shar-Pei existed in China since ancient times and was chosen as the featured canine for the display because it symbolizes good fortune and protection. The feature Shar-Pei was hand-sculpted and covered in artificial fur to achieve his robust appearance. There are nine additional Shar-Peis positioned throughout the resort, as well as a three-foot hare, the secret friend of the dog.
EYE CEREMONY AND LION DANCE CELEBRATION ON FEB. 16
A highlight of Chinese New Year celebrations, the lion dance, is said to bring good luck and prosperity, with which The Venetian and The Palazzo will officially kick off Lunar New Year at 3:00 p.m. on Feb. 16. The ceremonial lion dance will begin with an eye ceremony at The Venetian porte cochere. The dance will wind its way through The Venetian lobby and casino before stopping in The Palazzo Waterfall Atrium, then continuing through The Palazzo casino, lobby, and ending at The Palazzo porte cochere. This exciting event features firecrackers, and a parade of dancers and drummers in authentic clothing.
IN CONCERT: HACKEN LEE 30TH ANNIVERSARY
Hacken Lee is an award-winning singer from Hong Kong. Lee has received multiple awards across four decades (1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s) and has maintained his popularity, releasing albums on a regular basis. On Feb. 17 and 18, Lee, along with special guests celebrate Chinese New Year and also commemorate the 30th anniversary of his debut album.
Tickets can be purchased at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, or by calling 866.641.7469.
CELEBRATE WITH SPECIALTY COCKTAILS AND BITES AT HONG KONG CAFÉ
Hong Kong Café at The Palazzo will celebrate the Lunar New Year beginning in early January with a specialty bar and curated menu.
Guests are invited to celebrate the holiday with a variety crafted cocktails including the Pink Lotus or the Blood Moon Daisy and snack on salt & pepper beef skewers, crabmeat wontons, and spice cucumber, among other options.
For reservations, call 702.607.2220.
CHEERS TO GOOD FORTUNE THE ATRIUM
The Atrium at The Palazzo Las Vegas, a new retail emporium located on the casino floor, is celebrating Chinese New Year with tastings in their Liquor Library on Feb. 16. From 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., guests will be able to taste spirits from two Japanese distilleries – Fukano and Ohishi.
TRADITIONAL FAN DANCE AND HOLIDAY PROMOTIONS AT GRAND CANAL SHOPPES
Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas will kick off the Lunar New Year festivities on Feb. 16 with the signature fan dance above the waterfall at 4 p.m. During and after the fan dance, more than 250 red envelopes will be distributed to guests. The envelopes will be filled with prizes – from gift cards to chocolate gold coins. Each red envelope will also be bundled with signature store incentives available at participating Grand Canal Shoppes stores and restaurants.
About The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas:
Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian Las Vegas features all-suite accommodations, exquisite restaurants and world-class entertainment and shopping. Conveniently connected to The Venetian, The Palazzo Las Vegas offers an alluring and elegant resort experience for those seeking a luxurious escape in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. In addition, the campus features more than 2.3 million square feet of meeting and convention space, including the Venetian and Palazzo Congress Center and the famed Sands Expo Convention Center.
The all-suite resorts offer chic accommodations, with standard suites that are nearly double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room. The Venetian and The Palazzo are home to restaurants from celebrated chefs including Wolfgang Puck, Thomas Keller, Emeril Lagasse, Lorena Garcia and Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro. The resorts also feature a five-acre pool and garden deck, world-class shopping, four theatres, and two casinos. Soaring lobbies and atriums open to exclusive resort amenities, including The Aquatic Club, Grand Canal Shoppes, a flagship Barneys New York, TAO Nightclub, Prestige at The Palazzo, and Canyon Ranch SpaClub.
The Venetian Las Vegas Announces the Debut of Tony Award-Winning Actor Kiril Kulish in “BAZ – A Musical Mash-Up”
The Venetian® and The Palazzo® will welcome Tony Award-winning actor Kiril Kulish to “BAZ – A Musical Mash-Up” on Tuesday, Dec. 26. Kulish, who won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for his performance in Broadway’s “Billy Elliot the Musical,” will play the role of Scott the Ballroom Dancer in the hit Las Vegas production. In addition to being a ballroom and ballet champion, Kulish was featured in season 22 of “Dancing with the Stars,” as a professional dancer in the show’s troupe.
“I’m elated to join the cast of ‘BAZ’ and perform for Las Vegas audiences,” said Kulish. “The show is unlike any other with its unique blend of music, dance, and raw emotion and I’m proud to be a part of it.”
Born in San Diego, Kulish caught the performance bug early and by age 13 had become a three-time U.S. National Latin Ballroom Champion and two-time World Ballet Champion. In 2008, he landed the title role in “Billy Elliot the Musical” on Broadway, and went on to star in “The Real Love” and “The Silent Tears” at the Shrine Auditorium. Kulish has been featured on “Good Morning America,” “The View,” “Live with Regis and Kelly,” and more. Most recently, he choreographed a show at the renowned Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.
“BAZ – A Musical Mash-Up” is a new-generation cabaret and high-energy movie-music mash-up that blends the world’s most iconic love stories as imagined by famed film visionary Baz Luhrmann. Inspired by Luhrmann’s signature take on “Romeo + Juliet,” “Moulin Rouge,” and “The Great Gatsby,” this theatrical concert features soul-stirring and stunning performances from an ensemble cast and band.
More than five years in the making, “BAZ – A Musical Mash-Up” is the creation of For The Record, a genre-bending theatrical company in Los Angeles with a vision of turning the soundtracks of iconic filmmakers into immersive theatrical concert experiences.
“BAZ – A Musical Mash-Up” performs Tuesday through Sunday at 7 p.m. at The Palazzo Theatre. Tickets start at $59 (plus tax and applicable fees) and can be purchased at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, online at palazzo.com, or by calling 702.414.9000 or 866.641.7469.
ABOUT THE VENETIAN® AND THE PALAZZO® LAS VEGAS
Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian Las Vegas features all-suite accommodations, exquisite restaurants and world-class entertainment and shopping. The luxury resort offers elegant suites, including standard suites that are nearly double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room. The Venetian is home to restaurants from celebrated chefs including Wolfgang Puck, Mario Batali, Thomas Keller, Emeril Lagasse, Lorena Garcia and Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro. The resort also features Canyon Ranch SpaClub; a five-acre pool and garden deck; TAO nightclub; the Grand Canal Shoppes retail and dining mecca; a 120,000-square-foot casino and poker room.
Conveniently connected to The Venetian, The Palazzo Las Vegas offers an alluring and elegant resort experience for those seeking a luxurious escape in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Guests enjoy chic all-suite accommodations, world-class shopping, including a flagship Barneys New York, and lavish dining experiences from renowned chefs Mario Batali, Emeril Lagasse and Wolfgang Puck. Soaring lobbies and atriums open to exclusive resort amenities, including The Aquatic Club, Grand Canal Shoppes and Canyon Ranch SpaClub.
The resort features more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space, including the Venetian and Palazzo Congress Center and the famed Sands Expo Convention Center.
CHEF RICK MOONEN TO HOST BRAVO’S ‘RECIPE FOR
DECEPTION’ HAPPY HOUR VIEWING PARTY AT
RM SEAFOOD ON JAN. 28
Name: Top Chef Masters Season 4 Weekly Viewing Party
When: 9 p.m., every Wednesday from July 25—September 26, 2012
Where: The Boulevard PoolAddress: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas, NV 89109
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will Host a Weekly “Top Chef Masters” viewing party at The Boulevard Pool
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will host a weekly “Top Chef Masters” Season 4 viewing party at the Boulevard Pool every Wednesday at 9 p.m. beginning July 25.
Each week, “Top Chef Masters” fans will be able to catch all of the culinary action of Season 4 from the 65’ digital marquee while enjoying movie-like snacks. Viewing parties are non-ticketed, open to the public and all-ages. Viewings will start with the premiere party, which is open to the public, July 25, followed by weekly parties Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and Sept. 5, 12, 19 and the anticipated action-packed finale on Sept. 26.
The Cosmopolitan serves as the host resort for “Top Chef Masters” Season 4. During the filming of the network’s award-winning show, the celebrity Chef’testants lived in and competed throughout the property, often interacting with the impressive roster of noteworthy chefs who make up the culinary collection at The Cosmopolitan. Celebrity Chef’testants include Patricia Yeo (Om Restaurant & Lounge/Moksa Pan Asian Izakaya), Takashi Yagihashi (Takashi Restaurant and Slurping Turtle), Art Smith (LYFE Kitchen and Southern Art Restaurants), Sue Torres (Sueños), Thierry Rautureau (Rover’s and Luc), Missy Robbins (A Voce Madison and A Voce Columbus), Kerry Heffernan (NYC Chef), Debbie Gold (Kansas City’s The American Restaurant), Lorena Garcia (Lorena Garcia Cocina Restaurant), Mark Gaier (Arrows), Clark Frasier (Arrows) and Chris Cosentino (Incanto Restaurant, San Francisco, CA).
About The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Situated at the heart of the Las Vegas strip, The Cosmopolitan showcases some of the country’s most celebrated chefs and brands. Fashioned into one level called P3 Commons, this innovative neighborhood of restaurants redefines the modern face of Las Vegas dining. The resort is home to Jaleo and China Poblano restaurants by Chef José Andrés, Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill by restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg; Comme Ça by Los Angeles chef David Myers; New York City’s Estiatorio Milos by restaurateur Costas Spiliadis; Holstein’s from Block 16 Hospitality; Scarpetta and D.O.C.G. by award-winning chef Scott Conant; and popular steakhouse STK from The One Group.