Modern Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim Announces Vodka Distilled Book Tour Throughout October

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MODERN MIXOLOGIST TONY ABOU-GANIM ANNOUNCES 

VODKA DISTILLED BOOK TOUR THROUGHOUT OCTOBER

Renowned innovator and curator of cocktails, Tony Abou-Ganim will be kicking off his October book tour for Vodka Distilled with a special event in Las Vegas on October 3rd just in time for National Vodka Day. This dynamic book tour will visit an array of cities across the United States throughout the month of October, simultaneously providing both education about all things vodka and bartending inspired entertainment for all attendees.

 

The tour will feature demonstrations and tastings of cocktail recipes hand selected by Abou-Ganim from Vodka Distilled, interactive demonstrations of Abou-Ganim’s line of signature bar tools and opportunities for book signings and chances to connect with the master of modern mixology. In addition, Abou-Ganim will be hosting consumer events on the best practices of creating cocktails in the home, in conjunction with fine spirits retailer BevMo! as well as a series of professional cocktail classes through a partnership with the Bartenders Guild of the United States of America.

 

The Vodka Distilled book tour will make stops throughout a selection of the top food and beverage markets in the United States, including Las Vegas (Oct. 3), Seattle (Oct. 5-6), Portland (Oct. 7-9), Sacramento (Oct. 10-13), San Francisco (Oct. 14-16), Los Angeles (Oct. 18-20), Orange County (Oct. 21-22), San Diego (Oct. 23), Scottsdale (Oct. 26-28).

 

“There was so much that went into writing this book and I can’t wait to share and experience it with readers and vodka enthusiasts from across the country,” shared Tony Abou-Ganim. “Between the tastings, demonstrations, and conference style discussions there is a little something for every vodka lover. “

 

Vodka Distilled is the companion book of Abou-Ganim’s earlier work The Modern Mixologist: Contemporary Cocktail Classics showcasing all of the highlights the illustrious clear spirit has to offer.  Vodka Distilled provides readers with a comprehensive look at the vodka marketplace, geared towards both those who make up the industry as well as the vast population of vodka drinkers. This book is a unique perspective on the world’s most consumed spirits, from the mind of one of the Nation’s most knowledgeable mixologists.

 

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For additional information on Tony Abou-Ganim please visit The Modern Mixologist

For additional information on Vodka Distilled please visit Agate Publishing

For additional information on The Tour please visit Tony Abou-Ganim BevMo! Tour

 

ABOUT TONY ABOU-GANIM

Tony Abou-Ganim is widely regarded as one of the pioneering and leading bar professionals in the world.  He has made dozens of national TV appearances on shows including TODAY, Iron Chef America, Good Morning America, CNBC, Fox News and more.  Abou-Ganim is the author of The Modern Mixologist: Contemporary Classic Cocktails (Agate, 2010), which offers readers an in-depth look into spirits and ingredients available to today’s mixologist, both professional and amateur alike.  This entertaining and informative journey will take readers from the early stages of the cocktail to what Abou-Ganim has come to deem “Modern Mixology.”  Abou-Ganim also has a DVD to his credit, Modern Mixology: Making Great Cocktails at Home, and hosted the Fine Living program Raising the Bar: America’s Best Bar Chefs. Abou-Ganim has also won two Iron Chef America competitions; his first pairing cocktails with Iron Chef Mario Batali in “Battle Mango,” and most recently pairing cocktails in  “Battle Tequila and Tortillas” with Iron Chef Jose Garces.  His signature branded line of Modern Mixologist bar tools was released in early 2013, along with his second book, Vodka Distilled (Agate, 2013). Abou-Gamin is also a partner at Inoteca Liquori in New York City. www.themodernmixologist.com

Chat On Twitter With ARIA Property Mixologist Craig Schoettler

Chat On Twitter With ARIA Mixologist
Craig Schoettler

WHAT:
ARIA Resort & Casino Property Mixologist Craig Schoettler will answer cocktail questions during a live online Twitter chat Friday, April 18 at 2 p.m. PST. The one-hour chat will give followers the opportunity to learn more about the day-to-day operations of a resort property mixologist while providing secret tips and tricks for preparing a variety of refreshing cocktails. Followers are encouraged to ask Schoettler cocktail questions by tweeting to ARIA’s Twitter page using @ARIALV and #AskARIA.

WHEN:
Friday, April 18
2-3 p.m. PST

WHERE:
ARIA Resort & Casino Twitter Page

FOLLOW US:
@ARIALV
#AskARIA

ARIA Resort & Casino Debuts Exclusive “Brass Tacks” Craft Beer

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ARIA RESORT & CASINO DEBUTS EXCLUSIVE “BRASS TACKS” CRAFT BEER
 
Stillwater Artisanal Ales and ARIA Property Mixologist Craig Schoettler
Create Signature Saison Golden Ale for Las Vegas Resort

ARIA Resort & Casino will expand its award-winning food and beverage program with the debut of Brass Tacks, a craft beer brewed exclusively for the AAA Five Diamond Resort in Las Vegas. Created by ARIA’s highly acclaimed Mixologist Craig Schoettler and Baltimore’s Stillwater Artisanal Ales Founder and Brewer Brian Strumke, Brass Tacks, a Saison Golden Ale, will be available exclusively at ARIA beginning Monday, March 10.

 

Brass Tacks will appeal to all the senses of craft aficionados as well as the casual beer drinker, offering a sophisticated yet approachable beverage option. Its light and crisp body is comprised of pilsner malt and wheat, accented with herbal and grassy German hops, resulting in a rich color and earthy aroma.

 

“As interest in craft beer continues to grow, we wanted to offer a beverage that was unique to Las Vegas,” said ARIA’s Mixologist Craig Schoettler. “Collaborating with Stillwater Artisanal Ales on this project will do that and more, elevating our beverage program and providing a new experience only available at ARIA.”

 

Strumke added, “We are excited to partner with ARIA on this project and hope it will help further elevate Las Vegas’ growing craft beer scene. I commend Craig’s efforts in pushing the boundaries of the drink culture in one of America’s favorite destinations.”

 

ARIA guests who order the brew will notice a light fruitiness in flavor, which is a result of the Belgian yeast strain used for fermentation, and its dry finish will leave them yearning for another sip. Comparable to most crafts at six percent alcohol content, the thoughtful brewing process behind Brass Tacks yields a refreshing taste while exuding an array of subtle complexities.

 

The name Brass Tacks is inspired by Schoettler and Stillwater’s commitment to nailing down the art and principles of craft brewing. Its 12 oz. bottles feature an elegant vintage-looking label. ARIA’s personal brew also will be available on tap throughout the resort’s restaurants, bars and lounges.
ARIA - Beverage Program - Brass Tacks Beer Label
ARIA - Property Mixologist Craig Schoettler

 

ARIA RESORT & CASINO
ARIA Resort & Casino is a stunning AAA Five Diamond resort on The Strip featuring spectacular amenities, high-end service, premium meeting and convention space,striking architecture and sustainable design,. Combined with its unparalleled offeringsincluding the luxurious Shopsat Crystals and the first-of-its-kind public Fine Art Collection, ARIA introduces a new generation of resort experiences, unlike anything Las Vegas has ever seen.  ARIA and its neighboring properties within CityCenter are a joint venture between MGM Resorts International > (NYSE: MGM) and Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. For more information and reservations, visit ARIA.com or call toll free at (866) 359-7757; also find ARIA on Facebook and Twitter.

Casino MonteLago and Southern Wine & Spirits to offer a Cocktail Walk at Lake Las Vegas to raise funds for Henry’s Place

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Casino MonteLago and Southern Wine & Spirits to offer a Cocktail Walk at
Lake Las Vegas to raise funds for Henry’s Place

Casino MonteLago today announced it will team up with Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada to offer a Cocktail Walk Friday, July 26, 2013 from 6pm – 10pm in support of Henry’s Place Foundation. Adults 21 and over can participate for just $10.00 per person.

The “Cocktail Walk” takes participants on a delightful journey through the shops and restaurants that line the cobblestone streets of beautiful MonteLago Village at Lake Las Vegas. At each participating location, guests will sample a custom cocktail creation that the talented mixologists hope will be voted as the “Best Cocktail” of the evening.

Participants must first purchase a Cocktail Walk ballot at Casino MonteLago listing the exciting drinks being offered at each location; they will then taste and score each cocktail.

After an evening of strolling and tasting the various custom cocktails and enjoying a free Benefit Concert in the Village, guests will turn in their ballots at Casino MonteLago – for a chance to win a Casino MonteLago Gift package which includes dinner for two and $50 in Free Slot Play.

About Henry’s Place
Henry’s Place Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, was formed in 2006 to honor Metro Sgt. Henry Prendes who gave his life protecting his hometown of Las Vegas. For more information on Henry’s Place Foundation or to make a donation, please visit www.henrysplace.org,

About Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada
For more information contact: www.southernwine.com.

About Casino MonteLago
Intrepid Gaming (dba Casino MonteLago) is a Casino Management Company with a team of Gaming and Hospitality specialists providing more than 200 years of combined experience in all aspects of Casino Operations and Marketing. The Casino MonteLago at Lake Las Vegas features the latest in gaming technology and guest service advancements. For more information, go to: www.casinomontelago.com.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Brings a Taste of Cocktail Culture to the Sixth Annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival

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THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS BRINGS A TASTE OF COCKTAIL CULTURE TO THE SIXTH ANNUAL PEBBLE BEACH FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, The Strip’s dynamic luxury resort, is once again participating in Pebble Beach Food & Wine, presented by FOOD & WINE Magazine, April 4 through 7, 2013. In addition to exclusive offers and branded gifts at the event registration tent throughout the weekend, The Cosmopolitan will be serving up a taste of its innovative cocktail program, helmed by mixologist Mariena Mercer, with the following festival events:

PLAY
What:   Lucky #7 at the Celebrity Chef & Winemaker Golf Tournament
When: Thursday, April 4, 8am – 2:30pm
Where: Pebble Beach Golf Links

The Cosmopolitan takes over the 7th hole with custom-crafted cocktails for both morning and afternoon. Golfers can begin a day of play with a Café Ole with Patron Café, coffee spiced with Abuelita Chocolate, Horchata, cream de cacao and Aztec chocolate bitters; and in the afternoon, sip the Tea Off, a mix of Ron Zacapa Rum, eight spice syrup, Opus Rouge Roobios Tea, ruby port wine, fig preserves and candied ginger.

ARRIVE
What:   Jenn-Air Demo Pavilion
When: Thursday, April 4; 12pm – 6pm
Friday, April 5; 9am – 5p
Saturday, April 6; 9am – 5pm

Where: The Inn at Spanish Bay
The Cosmopolitan will welcome guests to the festival with Mercer’s hand-crafted cocktails. Visitors to the pavilion throughout the weekend will experience the resort’s award-winning cocktails like the playful Cereal Killer with bourbon, Amaro Melleti, Cinnamon Toast Crunch-infused milk and old fashion bitters; and the forward-thinking 63rd Chromosome with Belvedere Pink Grapefruit, sweet ginger purée, lemongrass syrup, lemon juice, and ruby red grapefruit juice with a float of Goslings beer.

PARTY
What: After Hours Party
When: Friday, April 5, 9pm – 2am
Where: The Inn at Spanish Bay

The celebration of world-class food, beverage and golf continues late into the night at the official After Hours Party. The Cosmopolitan’s mixologist will be crafting libations like the Verbena with blanco tequila, yuzu sour, ginger syrup, lemon verbena leaves and a Szechuan button [a naturally-occurring bud that literally shocks the mouth]; and the Ninth Life with rum, eight spice syrup, fresh apple juice, yuzu sour, coconut zingiber rooibos tea and candied ginger.

TASTE
What: Raising the Bar – Mixology Lunch
When: Saturday, April 6, 12pm – 2:30pm
Where: Restaurant 1833

Mariena Mercer and restaurant 1833 mixologist Michael Lay joins an array of rising chefs  to create a multi-course lunch, pairing spirited cuisine with the resort’s inspired cocktails. Paired dishes include Chef Abram Bissell’s Beet & Goat Cheese Lollipop with Mercer’s Mother of Pearl made from Bombay Sapphire East, yuzu sour, lemongrass and kaffir leaf syrup; Chef David LeFreve’s Roasted Monkfish with Mercer’s Divine Comedy—Buffalo Trace Bourbon, lemon juice, fennel orange preserve, applewood smoked maple syrup and apple cider with a candied blood orange garnish; and Chef Levi Mezick’s Grilled Wagyu and Farro Risotto with  Mercer’s Swan Song, a mix of Barcardi 8, chai-infused Punta Mes, Amaro Meletti, and a fig, cinnamon, cayenne and carrot shrub; Chef Hedy Goldsmith’s Goat’s Milk Yogurt Panna Cotta with Lay’s Pilgrimage Milk Punch made with Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Anejo Rum, Batavia arrack and cardamom and vanilla spiced milk tea.

SIP
What:   Happy Hour at the Fire Pits
When: Saturday, April 6, 3:30pm – 5pm
Where: The Fire Pits at The Inn at Spanish Bay

The excitement of professional golf meets the luxury of Las Vegas with an exclusive happy hour by The Cosmopolitan. Sweeping views of Spanish Bay provide a stunning backdrop for the party while DJ Posso Universe provides the soundtrack. The collection of one-of-a-kind cocktails on offer include Little White Lie with rhubarb-strawberry rose syrup, lemon juice, vodka, Lilet Rose and raspberry lemon mate tea and the Fit to be Thai’d with coconut rum, Thai chili syrup, lemongrass syrup, peanut butter, kaffir lime leaves, coconut cream, sweet ginger purée and Pandan paste.

 

About The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is the city’s newest luxury resort offering a decidedly different perspective. Located at the heart of The Strip, the resort’s uniquely vertical multi-tower design offers spectacular views of the vibrant city. The new 2,995-room resort features oversized residential-style living spaces with expansive, one-of-a-kind private terraces. The Cosmopolitan’s luxurious resort amenities include a 100,000 square foot casino; Sahra Spa & Hammam and Violet Hour Hair Nails Beauty; three unique pool experiences; Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub, a multi-level integrated indoor/outdoor nightclub and 150,000 square feet of state-of-the-art convention and meeting space. An eclectic line-up of new-to-market retailers include:  AllSaints Spitalfields, Beckley, CRSVR Sneaker Boutique, DNA2050, EATDRINK, Jason of Beverly Hills, Kidrobot, Molly Brown’s Swimwear, Retrospecs & Co, Skins 62 Cosmetics, Stitched and Utique. Signature restaurants include: Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill by restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg; Comme Ça by Los Angeles Chef David Myers; Estiatorio Milos, by international restaurateur Costas Spiliadis; Holsteins from Block 16 Hospitality; Jaleo and China Poblano restaurants by acclaimed Chef José Andrés; Scarpetta and D.O.C.G. by award-winning Chef Scott Conant; and popular steakhouse STK from The ONE Group; bustling culinary food hall The Wicked Spoon; and The Henry, an all-day dining concept.

For more information visit: www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com
Follow us on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/cosmopolitan_lv
Find us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/thecosmopolitan

 

ABOUT PEBBLE BEACH FOOD & WINE & TICKET INFORMATION
The Sixth Annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine takes place April 4-7, 2013. The signature West Coast culinary event brings together more than 100 prominent chefs and 250 acclaimed wineries and distinguished winemakers to the iconic Pebble Beach Resorts in Pebble Beach, CA for a four-day, first-class display of epicurean splendor and unrivaled access. In addition to cooking demonstrations led by the most talented chefs from around the globe and vertical tastings from the world’s top wine producers, unique experiences added each year make this a must-see annual event for culinary enthusiasts and wine aficionados. Ticket prices per person range from $100 for a single event pass to $4,750 for a VIP four-day pass, with access to all events and exclusive after-hours parties with the chefs and winemakers. To purchase tickets to Pebble Beach Food & Wine, or for more information on ticket packages and a full line-up of events, visit www.pbfw.com or call 1-866-907-FOOD (3663).

 

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Hosts Auditions for Nearly 200 Open Positions During the 2013 Pool Season

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THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS HOSTS AUDITIONS FOR NEARLY 200 OPEN POSITIONS DURING THE 2013 POOL SEASON

 

WHAT:      
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will host an open recruiting session to fill nearly 200 positions for the 2013 pool season.

WHEN:
Wednesday, Jan. 23
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

WHERE:
The Chelsea Ballroom (Level 4, West End Tower)
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89109

ABOUT:The Strip’s most distinctive luxury resort is seeking nearly 200 trained and motivated individuals to join one of the most vibrant social scenes in town.  On Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., The Cosmopolitan will host auditions for the upcoming pool season inside the resort’s Chelsea Ballroom.  Positions are open at the iconic Boulevard Pool as well as the resort’s more intimate Boulevard Pool.

Auditions will be held for the following roles: Beverage Server, Mixologist, Pool Greeter and Food Server.  All applicants are encouraged to bring a current resume and dress to express their style.  Those interested can apply online at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/careers.  Other positions for the 2013 pool season, including Managers and Lifeguards, are also being filled; however, only the four aforementioned roles are being auditioned on Jan. 23.

Voted “Best Pool” by Condé Nast Traveler 2012, Boulevard Pool is an energetic environment with yacht club polish and a laidback surf lodge attitude.  Perched high above the Las Vegas Strip, the Boulevard Pool is a multilevel pool experience by day and an intimate outdoor concert venue with unobstructed sightlines of both the stage and The Strip by night.

Bamboo Pool is a refreshing retreat for The Cosmopolitan’s guests and offers an indulgent and re-energizing escape.  Designed for pampering, discrete havens provide varying degrees of seclusion so guests can kick back, relax, listen to soothing ambient sounds and sample revitalizing spa offerings.

About The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is the city’s newest luxury resort offering a decidedly different perspective. Located at the heart of The Strip, the resort’s uniquely vertical multi-tower design offers spectacular views of the vibrant city. The new 2,995-room resort features oversized residential-style living spaces with expansive, one-of-a-kind private terraces. The Cosmopolitan’s luxurious resort amenities include a 100,000 square foot casino; Sahra Spa & Hammam and Violet Hour Hair Nails Beauty; three unique pool experiences; Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub, a multi-level integrated indoor/outdoor nightclub and 150,000 square feet of state-of-the-art convention and meeting space. An eclectic line-up of new-to-market retailers include:  AllSaints Spitalfields, Beckley, CRSVR Sneaker Boutique, DNA2050, Droog, EATDRINK, Jason of Beverly Hills, Kidrobot, Molly Brown’s Swimwear, Retrospecs & Co, Skins 62 Cosmetics, Stitched and Utique. Signature restaurants include: Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill by restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg; Comme Ça by Los Angeles Chef David Myers; Estiatorio Milos, by international restaurateur Costas Spiliadis; Holsteins from Block 16 Hospitality; Jaleo and China Poblano restaurants by acclaimed Chef José Andrés; Scarpetta and D.O.C.G. by award-winning Chef Scott Conant; and popular steakhouse STK from The ONE Group; bustling culinary food hall The Wicked Spoon; and The Henry, an all-day dining concept.

 

 

For more information visit: www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com
Follow us on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/cosmopolitan_lv
Find us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/thecosmopolitan

3rd Annual Margarita Fest to take place in The Village Lake Las Vegas

Sonrisa Grill and Jose Cuervo host the third annual Margarita Festival at

The Village Lake Las Vegas benefitting AFAN

 

WHO:
Sonrisa Grill at The Village Lake Las Vegas
 
WHAT:
Valley bartenders and mixologists are invited to shake up their best margarita recipes and compete in front of a panel of national judges and margarita lovers! For $20, guests can enjoy 10 tastings from their choice of the participants and can vote on their favorites to win. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN). The first place winner will not only receive bragging rights for the best margarita in town, but also $1,000 cash. Additionally, the winner will be featured on Liquor.com as the Best Margarita Mixologist in Las Vegas. The People’s Choice award will receive a $500 cash prize and third place will receive $250.
 
In addition to the margarita tasting, guests can enjoy live entertainment, food and drink specials including delicious barbecue and tacos from our winners of the Tacos and Tequila Festival. Sonrisa Grill’s authentic south-of-the-border cuisine focuses on a number of innovative and healthy traditional dishes.
 
WHEN:
Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011
Live entertainment from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Margarita tasting/competition 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.
(awards ceremony follows immediately)
 
WHERE:
Sonrisa Grill at The Village Lake Las Vegas
30 Via Brianza Suite #100
Henderson, NV 89011
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
The Margarita Festival is open to the public and the cost is $20 per person for tastings. Tickets will be available for purchase on event day. To register for the competition, please visit sonrisagrill.com or call Chanthy Walsh at 702-533-2100.
 

For more information on events and activities in The Village, please visit thevillagellv.com.

Overnight stays are available at Aston MonteLago Village Resort and Vacation Villas. To book a special weekend package at the Resort, please call 1-888-600-2688 or visit astonmontelago.com. For Vacation Villas, please call 702-568-1174 or visit lakelasvegasrentals.com.