MGM Resorts International Drops the Puck with Vegas Golden Knights Activations to Celebrate First Round of Playoffs

 

MGM Resorts International Drops the Puck with Vegas Golden Knights Activations to Celebrate First Round of Playoffs

 

WHAT To celebrate the Vegas Golden Knights first round playoff appearance, MGM Resorts is offering hockey fans a variety of Golden Knights-themed activations at select properties along The Strip. Fans will have the opportunity to visit the following resorts:

 

Bellagio Resort & Casino

  • Bellagio Patisserie presents a five-foot-tall Marc-Andre Fleury chocolate sculpture.
  • Fun Facts:
  • The sculpture took approx. five weeks to complete (started February 10, 2018).
  • Three types of chocolate used: milk, dark and white.
  • The sculpture’s inner-structure is made of Styrofoam.
  • The Styrofoam is covered in 20 lbs of Rice Krispy.
  • 90 lbs of chocolate was used along with 10 lbs of fondant and a few pounds of sugar paper for the letters.

 

ARIA Resort & Casino

  • ARIA Front Desk and Tower Suites representatives will show their team spirit by wearing Golden Knights gear during every home playoff game.
  • Five50 Pizza Bar will offer a new pizza, “The Post Seasonal,” which includes grilled golden pineapple and roasted red knight peppers, topped with pickled jalapeños and smoked bacon for $5.50 (slice) / $25.50 (whole pizza). Golden Road Blonde Ale will be available for $5.50 (glass) and $18 (pitchers that serve four glasses).

 

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

  • TAP Sports Bar will feature a step-and-repeat outside of the restaurant for photo opportunities.
  • Vegas Golden Knights-branded table felts have been installed throughout the MGM Grand Casino Floor.

 

Monte Carlo Resort and Casino

  • Money Line will offer playoff specials that include Golden Knights Beer on draft and a Playoff burger-and-beer combo.

 

New York-New York Hotel & Casino

  • Lady Liberty at New York-New York will show her support by sporting a Vegas Golden Knights jersey beginning Wednesday, April 11.


WHEN                  First round of the playoffs

 

WHERE
Bellagio
3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

 

ARIA
3730 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89019

 

MGM Grand
3799 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

 

Monte Carlo
3770 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

New York-New York
3790 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

GRAMMY Award-Winning Superstar Bruno Mars Announces July Performances at Park Theater at Monte Carlo

 

GRAMMY Award-Winning Superstar
Bruno Mars Announces July Performances at
Park Theater at Monte Carlo

Tickets on Sale Friday, April 6 at 10 a.m. PST 

 

Due to popular demand, multi-GRAMMY Award-winning superstar Bruno Mars has added three additional performances at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and CasinoJuly 25, 27 and 28.

Tickets for the new Park Theater performances start at $99.50, not including applicable service charges, and go on sale to the general public Friday, April 6 at 10 a.m. PST.  Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com.  

For more Park Theater show and ticket information, visit ParkTheaterLV.com or follow on Facebook, Twitter @ParkTheaterLV and Instagram @ParkTheaterLV.

About Bruno Mars:
Bruno Mars is a 21-time GRAMMY Award nominee and multi-GRAMMY winner. The celebrated singer, songwriter, producer, musician has sold over 180 million singles worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. His most recent critically acclaimed and RIAA certified 2x platinum album, “24K Magic,” made an impressive debut atop the Top Digital Albums and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, while also remaining in the Top 10 for 33 consecutive weeks. Additionally, the album and its lead single, “24K Magic,” simultaneously hit No. 1 on the iTunes Overall Albums and Overall Songs charts week of release. The single has since climbed to No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has also officially been certified 4x Platinum by the RIAA. Mars’ 4x platinum certified single, “That’s What I Like,” recently climbed to #1 on the Hot 100, marking his seventh Hot 100 chart-topper and his first #1 on the Hot R&B Songs chart, where it remained at the top-spot for 19 consecutive weeks. Mars is the first artist to have two songs spend 24 or more weeks in the Hot 100’s top 5 (“That’s What I Like” and “Uptown Funk”). Additionally, Bruno is now the only artist in the last year to have two quadruple-platinum singles from the same album. Bruno is also one of the few artists to have written and produced each of his No. 1 hits and has had a No. 1 song on the Hot 100 from each of his first three studio albums. With seven Hot 100 #1s, Mars is now tied with Elvis Presley, Phil Collins, and Frankie Valli for the seventh most chart-toppers among male soloists, and is also ranked #1 amongst male artists with the most Hot 100 No.1s for this decade; extending his lead over Justin Bieber, Drake, Eminem, and The Weeknd. What’s more, Bruno recently took home two BET Awards this past June, including the coveted Best Male R&B/Pop Artist award. To celebrate his latest album, Mars has been traveling the globe on his massive “24K Magic World Tour”, which sold over 1 million tickets in a single day. In 2015, Bruno dominated charts with hit single “Uptown Funk.” The worldwide smash is the longest-leading Billboard Hot 100 single of the 2010s, and is only the 10th single in the Hot 100’s 57-year history to spend at least 14 weeks at Number 1. “Uptown Funk” took home 3 GRAMMY Awards this past year, including the coveted Record of the Year award. Last February, Mars returned to the Super Bowl Halftime stage to perform alongside Beyoncé and Coldplay at the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show. In 2014, Mars made NFL history with the second most watched Super Bowl Halftime Show, which saw a record-breaking total viewership of over 115.3 million, all while being the youngest artist ever to serve as the sole NFL Super Bowl Halftime headliner. The performance gained him an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program.  According to Billboard, Bruno Mars scored his first five Hot 100 No. 1s faster than any male since Elvis Presley.  As a singer, songwriter and producer, Bruno Mars has an impressive catalog of 37 Hot 100 hits.

About Park Theater
Park Theater, Las Vegas’ newest entertainment venue, serves as the gateway to The Strip’s vibrant entertainment district, The Park, and complements the recently opened T-Mobile Arena and the adjacent two-acre Toshiba Plaza. The 5,200-seat venue, with its cutting-edge audio and visual technology, provides artists of diverse talents with a dynamic space to create one-of-a-kind productions where every seat allows guests to feel up close and personal. From comedy shows and live concerts, to sporting events and award shows, Park Theater is specially designed with the ability to transform seamlessly for any occasion.  Park Theater is the first step in the recently announced reimagination of Monte Carlo.  The transformation, taking place over the next two years, will include two distinct hotel experiences – a Las Vegas version of the Sydell Group’s famed NoMad Hotel and the launch of a new luxury hotel named Park MGM. Each hotel will feature fully redesigned hotel guest rooms and innovative food & beverage offerings, highlighted by Eataly, a vibrant Italian marketplace with cafes, to-go counters and full-service restaurants interspersed with high-quality products from sustainable Italian and local producers.

About Live Nation Las Vegas
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation & House of Blues Concerts, LN Media and Artist Nation Management.  Live Nation Las Vegas produces residency shows from Jennifer Lopez, Lionel Richie, Backstreet Boys and Pitbull at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino; Bruno Mars and Ricky Martin at the Park Theater at Monte Carlo; and Il Divo, Rascal Flatts, Styx & Don Felder, Chicago, ZZ TOP and Earth, Wind & Fire at The Venetian Las Vegas. Live Nation Las Vegas also brings other world-famous artists to many of the city’s other premier concert venues including T-Mobile Arena, Mandalay Bay Events Center, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas Village, Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms, House of Blues, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, and more. For additional information, visit  www.livenation.com. Find Live Nation Las Vegas on  Facebook,  Instagram and follow us on  Twitter

Theresa Caputo Live! the Experience Coming to Park Theater at Monte Carlo Saturday, October 14

Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience Coming to 
Park Theater at Monte Carlo in Las Vegas
Saturday, October 14
Tickets on Sale Friday, July 28 at 10 a.m. PST

 

Theresa Caputo, from TLC’s hit show “Long Island Medium,” will  appear live at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino Saturday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. Caputo will share personal stories about her life and explain how her gift works. She also will deliver healing messages to audience members while providing her fans comfort in knowing that their loved ones who passed are still with them, only in a different way.

 

Tickets starting at $45.50 (including applicable service charges or fees) go on sale Friday, July 28 at 10 a.m. PST. A fan club pre-sale will run Tuesday, July 25 at 10 a.m. PST to Thursday, July 27 at 10 p.m. PST (passcode: VIVA). Tickets can be purchased online at ParkTheaterLV.com or Ticketmaster.com. Tickets also are available for purchase through the MGM Resorts International Call Center at (877) 795-2564. For more show and ticket information, visit ParkTheaterLV.com.

 

Purchasing a ticket does not guarantee a reading. A limited number of VIP tickets that include a signed copy of her new book and a meet and greet (not a reading) are available.

 

M life Rewards loyalty members will receive access to a pre-sale running Thursday, July 27 from 10 a.m. PST to 10 p.m. PST. To join the M life Rewards program, or for more information, visit mlife.com.

 

“The Experience” brings Caputo face-to-face with her fans, as she lets Spirit guide her through the audience. A video display ensures everyone in the venue has an up-close, hands-on experience regardless of seat location. “The experience isn’t about believing in mediums. It’s about witnessing something life-changing” says Caputo. “It’s like ‘Long Island Medium’ live, witnessing first-hand spirit communication.”

 

The highly rated show “Long Island Medium” follows Caputo’s life as a typical Long Island wife and mom with one very big difference – she can communicate with the dead. Since she cannot “turn off” this gift, messages from departed loved ones can come through at any time, which lead to spontaneous readings with those she encounters. A new season of “Long Island Medium” debuted in February 2017 on TLC. In addition to her television show, Caputo has appeared on such programs as “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “The Steve Harvey Morning Show,” “Live with Kelly and Michael,” “Dr. Oz” and “The Today Show.”

 

Her new book Good Grief: Heal Your Soul, Honor Your Loved Ones, and Learn to Live Again was released in March 2017. With her energetic, positive and encouraging tone, Caputo uses the lessons from Spirit to guide the reader through grief toward a place of solace and healing. Her second book titled You Can’t Make This Stuff Up was released in September 2014 and debuted at No. 9 on the New York Times Best Seller List. Her first book titled There’s More to Life Than This was released in Fall 2013.  Learn more about Caputo at theresacaputo.com.

 

For more Park Theater show and ticket information, visit ParkTheaterLV.com or follow on Facebook, Twitter @ParkTheaterLV and Instagram @ParkTheaterLV.

 

About Park Theater
Park Theater, Las Vegas’ newest entertainment venue, serves as the gateway to The Strip’s vibrant entertainment district, The Park, and complements the recently opened T-Mobile Arena and the adjacent two-acre Toshiba Plaza. The 5,200-seat venue, with its cutting-edge audio and visual technology, provides artists of diverse talents with a dynamic space to create one-of-a-kind productions where every seat allows guests to feel up close and personal. From comedy shows and live concerts, to sporting events and award shows, Park Theater is specially designed with the ability to transform seamlessly for any occasion.  Park Theater is the first step in the recently announced reimagination of Monte Carlo.  The transformation, taking place over the next two years, will include two distinct hotel experiences – a Las Vegas version of the Sydell Group’s famed NoMad Hotel and the launch of a new luxury hotel named Park MGM. Each hotel will feature fully redesigned hotel guest rooms and innovative food & beverage offerings, highlighted by Eataly, a vibrant Italian marketplace with cafes, to-go counters and full-service restaurants interspersed with high-quality products from sustainable Italian and local producers.

Kenny Rogers’ Final World Tour: The Gambler’s Last Deal Makes Stop at Park Theater Friday, July 21

 



Kenny Rogers’ Final World Tour: The Gambler’s Last Deal with Special Guest Linda Davis Makes Stop at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Friday, July 21

 

Tickets On Sale Friday, June 2 at 10 a.m. PST

 

Country Music Hall of Fame artist Kenny Rogers will perform hits from his legendary songbook Friday, July 21 at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Special guest Linda Davis will open for the music legend. The show is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.
Tickets ranging in price from $39 to $150 (including applicable service charges or fees) go on sale Friday, June 2 at 10 a.m. PST. Tickets can be purchased online at ParkTheaterLV.com or Ticketmaster.com. Tickets also are available for purchase through the MGM Resorts International Call Center at (877) 795-2564. For more show and ticket information, visit ParkTheaterLV.com.

 

M life Rewards loyalty members and Ticketmaster members (code: TMKRLV) will receive access to a pre-sale scheduled from Tuesday, May 30 at 10 a.m. PST to Thursday, June 1 at 10 p.m. PST. To join the M life Rewards program, or for more information, visit mlife.com.

 

GRAMMY Award-winning superstar and Country Music Hall of Fame member Kenny Rogers has enjoyed great success during his storied career of nearly six decades, which will be celebrated during his Final World Tour: The Gambler’s Last Deal.

 

The enduring country and pop icon has endeared music lovers around the globe with his amazing songs, heartfelt performances, distinctive voice, gift for storytelling and universal appeal. The first country artist to consistently sell out arenas, Rogers has played to millions of fans around the world, performing songs from his long list of hits which comprise 24 Number Ones including “The Gambler,” “Lucille,” “Coward of the County,” “Lady,” “Islands in the Stream,” “She Believes In Me,” “We’ve Got Tonight,” “Daytime Friends,” “Through The Years,” “You Decorated My Life,” and “Buy Me A Rose.”

 

Incredibly, Rogers has charted a record within each of the last seven decades. He has sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, making him one of the Top Ten Best Selling Male Solo Artists of All Time, according to the RIAA. Rogers has won many awards for his music and charity work, including three GRAMMY Awards, 19 American Music Awards, 11 People’s Choice Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards and six Country Music Association Awards, including the CMA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013. Rogers was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013. In 2015, Rogers was awarded the CMT Artist of a Lifetime Award and in 2016, he received the Tony Martell Lifetime Entertainment Achievement Award from the TJ Martell Foundation.
For more Park Theater show and ticket information, visit ParkTheaterLV.com or follow on Facebook, Twitter @ParkTheaterLV and Instagram @ParkTheaterLV.

 

About Park Theater
Park Theater, Las Vegas’ newest entertainment venue, serves as the gateway to The Strip’s vibrant entertainment district, The Park, and complements the recently opened T-Mobile Arena and the adjacent two-acre Toshiba Plaza. The 5,200-seat venue, with its cutting-edge audio and visual technology, provides artists of diverse talents with a dynamic space to create one-of-a-kind productions where every seat allows guests to feel up close and personal. From comedy shows and live concerts, to sporting events and award shows, Park Theater is specially designed with the ability to transform seamlessly for any occasion.  Park Theater is the first step in the recently announced reimagination of Monte Carlo.  The transformation, taking place over the next two years, will include two distinct hotel experiences – a Las Vegas version of the Sydell Group’s famed NoMad Hotel and the launch of a new luxury hotel named Park MGM. Each hotel will feature fully redesigned hotel guest rooms and innovative food & beverage offerings, highlighted by Eataly, a vibrant Italian marketplace with cafes, to-go counters and full-service restaurants interspersed with high-quality products from sustainable Italian and local producers.

Country Artist Brett Eldredge To Perform at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Friday, April 28

Award-Winning Country Artist Brett Eldredge To Perform at
Park Theater at Monte Carlo Friday, April 28

Tickets on Sale Friday, Feb. 10; “Redneck Crazy” Artist Tyler Farr Scheduled as Opening Act

Brett Eldredge, CMA’s New Artist of the Year in 2014, will be the first country entertainer to hit the stage in Las Vegas’ newest entertainment venue Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino Friday, April 28. Popular singer-songwriter Tyler Farr is scheduled to kick off the evening’s festivities at 8 p.m.

Tickets ranging in price from $59.50 to $99.50 (not including applicable service charges or fees) go on sale Friday, Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. PST. Tickets can be purchased online at ParkTheaterLV.com or Ticketmaster.com. Tickets also can be purchased through the MGM Resorts International Call Center at (877) 795-2564. For more show and ticket information, visit ParkTheaterLV.com.

A 2016 ACM Male Vocalist of the Year nominee, Eldredge has six consecutive No. 1 country singles to his credit including his latest chart-toppers, “Wanna Be That Song,” “Drunk On Your Love” and “Lose My Mind,” from his sophomore album Illinois. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Album Chart as well as No. 3 on the all-genre Billboard 200 Album Chart. Eldredge has earned his place among country’s finest young artists due to his poignant songwriting and soulful vocal style.

The new 5,200-seat Park Theater, with its industry-leading audio and visual technology, provides artists an exclusive space to create one-of-a-kind productions where every seat allows guests to feel up close and personal. The new venue is the first step in the reimagination of Monte Carlo. The transformation, taking place over the next two years, will include two distinct hotel experiences – a Las Vegas version of the Sydell Group’s famed NoMad Hotel and the launch of a new luxury hotel named Park MGM. Each hotel will feature fully redesigned hotel guest rooms and innovative food & beverage offerings.

MGM Resorts Goes Country for 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo December 1 – 10

MGM Resorts Goes Country for 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo December 1 – 10

MGM Resorts International Goes Country for
2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
Thursday, December 1 – Saturday, December 10

Ten Days of Activities Scheduled Featuring Live Entertainment by Top Country Music Artists,
Cowboy Autograph Signings, Drink Specials & More

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 MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and  and Monte Carlo Resort and Casino will host numerous events in conjunction with the 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Thursday, Dec. 1 – Saturday, Dec. 10. Activities include nightly live music performances by the biggest names in country as well as drink specials, live feeds of the rodeo, autograph signings and more.

MGM GRAND HOTEL & CASINO

As the “Home of the Champions,” MGM Grand has scheduled a variety of events fit for the premier championship rodeo event of the year and its fans. Throughout the 10 days, the resort will provide numerous activities for NFR-goers including nightly concerts in the Gold Buckle Zone, autograph signings and the Miss Rodeo America Pageant.

GOLD BUCKLE ZONE
The famous Gold Buckle Zone, located at the MGM Grand Conference Center, is the nightly party that rodeo fans will not want to miss. The Gold Buckle Zone opens at 8 p.m. nightly with live music beginning on the Rock & Roll Denim Main Stage at 9 p.m. Admission is complimentary. The Gold Buckle Zone music lineup is as follows:

•    Thursday, Dec. 1:  Kevin Fowler / LOCASH
•    Friday, Dec. 2:  Davey Arnold / Clay Walker
•    Saturday, Dec. 3:  Davey Arnold / Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots
•    Sunday, Dec. 4:  Texas Jamm Band / Lonestar
•    Monday, Dec 5:  Texas Jamm Band / Joe Diffie
•    Tuesday, Dec. 6:  Texas Jamm Band / Davisson Brothers Band
•    Wednesday, Dec. 7:  Texas Jamm Band / Josh Thompson
•    Thursday, Dec. 8:  Texas Jamm Band / Corb Lund
•    Friday, Dec. 9:  Texas Jamm Band / Craig Wayne Boyd
•    Saturday, Dec. 10:  Texas Jamm Band / Eric Paslay    

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After the concerts end, Dee Jay Silver’s Country Club After-Party presented by Roper begins. Running nightly from midnight to 2 a.m., Dee Jay Silver will hop on the turntables and keep the Gold Buckle Zone party going into the early morning hours. Champion Tie-Down Roper Tuf Cooper will join Silver for special performances throughout the 10 days.

WRANGLER NFR COUNTDOWN SHOW & VIEWING PARTY 
The Wrangler NFR Countdown with Jen and Stran Smith will return to MGM Grand December 1 – 10 with tickets on sale now. Held in the David Copperfield Theater, the show will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the previous night’s rides as well as a preview of the upcoming performance’s draw. Additionally, guests will have the opportunity to win giveaways from MGM Grand and Wrangler.

One ticket will provide access to both the Wrangler NFR Countdown show and the Live Viewing Party. Tickets start at $15, including tax and service fees, and are available for purchase at any MGM Grand box office. The Wrangler NFR Countdown show begins at 6 p.m. followed immediately by the Rodeo Viewing Party. Doors open at 5 p.m.

MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA CONCERTS

Toby Keith
Superstar Toby Keith will bring his Interstates & Tailgates Tour presented by Ford F-Series to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, Dec. 9. The concert also will feature country music duo Big & Rich. It is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. 

Tickets start at $35 (not including applicable service charges) and can be purchased at MGMGrand.com, AXS.com, in-person at any MGM Resorts International box office or by calling the MGM Resorts Call Center at 866.740.7711.

Tim McGraw
Three-time GRAMMY Award-winning musician Tim McGraw will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Dec. 10 to perform a variety of his greatest hits. Singer-songwriter Chris Janson will open for McGraw. The concert is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. with doors set to open at 8 p.m.

Tickets start at $79.50 (not including applicable service charges) and can be purchased at MGMGrand.com, AXS.com, in-person at any MGM Resorts International box office or by calling the MGM Resorts Call Center at 866.740.7711.

RODNEY CARRINGTON
As part of his Here Comes The Truth tour, Rodney Carrington will return to the David Copperfield Theater December 1 – 10. Shows start at 10 p.m. nightly. Tickets start at $59.99 (not including applicable service charges) and can be purchased at MGMGrand.com, AXS.com, in-person at any MGM Resorts International box office or by calling the MGM Resorts Call Center at 866.740.7711.

LOSERS BAR
After a successful run as a “pop-up” venue, Losers Bar will officially open at MGM Grand during this year’s National Finals Rodeo. The flagship venue, located in Nashville, opened 11 years ago and was founded by Erv Woolsey and Steve Ford.

On Saturday, Dec. 3, the Las Vegas location will celebrate its Grand Opening with platinum-selling country artist Mark Chesnutt who will perform beginning at 9:30 p.m. Chesnutt’s performance will launch a week of special shows by country artists, including one night with Nashville’s crowd-pleasing Losers house band.

In the space formerly occupied by Rouge Lounge, Losers will feature live music nightly in a casual, rustic setting. The new venue also will have one of the largest TV screens in MGM Grand and serve tap beers and its signature Bootwacker frozen drink, “Capri Suns.”

2016 MISS RODEO AMERICA PAGEANT
Guests will have the opportunity to watch the reigning 32 State Rodeo Queens compete for the coveted Miss Rodeo America crown by competing in the areas of appearance, horsemanship and personality. Events held at MGM Grand and open to the public are as follows:

Wednesday, Nov. 30
Miss Rodeo America Speeches (David Copperfield Theater) – 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Friday, Dec. 2
Miss Rodeo America Fashion Show (Gold Buckle Zone) – 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 4
Miss Rodeo America Coronation (Gold Buckle Zone) – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

COWBOY AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS AND MEET & GREETS
MGM Grand is not only the official hotel of the Tie-Down Roping competitors, but it houses several popular PRCA Gold Buckle athletes including Trevor Brazile, Tuf Cooper, Luke Branquinho, Sage Kimzey, Shane Proctor and Fallon Taylor, among others. The group of cowboys and cowgirls will sign autographs and meet fans in the MGM Grand Main Lobby Friday, Dec. 2 and Friday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each day.

Additionally the Crown Royal Riders also will meet with fans at Whiskey Down Friday, Dec. 2 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The 15 Tie-Down Roping contestants will sign autographs for fans in the MGM Grand Main Lobby Saturday, Dec. 3 from noon to 2 p.m.

 

MANDALAY BAY RESORT AND CASINO

Mandalay Bay has once again partnered with the producers of the annual Roper Cowboy Marketplace, Group W Productions, and also is excited to host nine days of “Nashville Unplugged,” a songwriter in the round show, among other NFR-related activities.

ROPER COWBOY MARKETPLACE
The expansive Roper Cowboy Marketplace will be located in Bayside E at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center Thursday, Dec. 1 – Saturday, Dec. 10. This must-see NFR shopping extravaganza features more than 200 Western vendors and will provide guests the opportunity to purchase everything from clothing, home goods and more. It will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with complimentary admission.

COWBOYVILLE
Cowboyville, located at Mizuya Lounge, will host nightly live viewings of the WNFR beginning at 7 p.m. Additionally, live entertainment before and after the live feed is scheduled, ensuring guests never have to leave Mandalay Bay to enjoy a night of NFR action.

“Nashville Unplugged,” a songwriter in the round show, will bring the most successful writers from Nashville to the heart of Mandalay Bay when they perform December 1 – 9 at Mizuya Lounge. Performances begin at 4 p.m. daily. The shows are intimate and all-acoustic, creating a nightly interactive connection between the songwriters and the audience.

Immediately following the nightly live rodeo feeds, Wolf Creek (December 1 – 5) and the Ray Allaire Band (December 6 – 10) will perform on the Mizuya Lounge stage.

HOUSE OF BLUES RESTAURANT & BAR
House of Blues Restaurant & Bar will rope in rodeo fans when it hosts nightly viewings of the rodeo as well as live music daily. House of Blues also will offer guests drink specials and more.

 

MONTE CARLO RESORT AND CASINO

Double Barrel Roadhouse will be the NFR headquarters for Monte Carlo who, once again, is the “Home of the WNFR Bareback Riders.” The restaurant, located on the Las Vegas Strip, will host nightly Rodeo Live Feed Viewing Parties beginning at 6 p.m. as well as an autograph session with the Top 15 NFR Bareback Riders Thursday, Dec. 8 from noon to 2 p.m.

The Bareback Riders also will make an appearance at Double Barrel Friday, Dec. 9 for the Rodeo After-Party. Whether rodeo fans are looking for a cold beer, an autograph from their favorite bareback rider or a fun yet relaxing atmosphere to watch the rodeo, there will be something for everyone at Monte Carlo.

Third Annual Festival of Ravioli Returns to d.vino Italian Food & Wine Bar

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Third Annual Festival of Ravioli Returns to d.vino Italian Food & Wine Bar

d.vino Italian Food & Wine Bar at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino announces the return of its popular third annual Festival of Ravioli for a limited time from Sept. 20 through Oct. 28. Capturing the essence of Italy, Executive Chef Martin Garcia has created seven unique interpretations of ravioli using seasonal, farm-fresh ingredients. Since opening, the restaurant has hand rolled more than 320,000 raviolis in the old world artisan tradition.

The menu includes:

  • Crab ravioli with jumbo lump crab meat, ricotta mascarpone, parmesan cheese filling, asparagus, and roasted red pepper cream sauce. $20
  • Corn agnolotti with roasted yellow sweet corn, ricotta and Grana Padano cheese filling, trebbiano wine and parmesan emulsion sauce, and basil pesto. $16
  • Short rib ravioli with braised osso buco style beef short ribs, cream cheese, ricotta cheese, parmesan reggiano cheese filling, red beet pasta, gorgonzola cream sauce, chives, and red wine reduction. $19
  • Four cheese ravioli with fresh mozzarella, ricotta cheese, mascarpone cheese and parmesan cheese filling, spinach pasta, sun dried tomato sauce, and fresh basil. $18
  • Chicken ravioli with braised chicken breast, mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese filling, and parmesan basil pesto sauce. $18
  • Pear ravioli with Bosc pears, ricotta, mascarpone and Grana Padano cheese filling, brown butter and sage sauce, balsamic glaze, and toasted hazelnuts. $17
  • Chocolate ravioli with cocoa pasta dough, chocolate cannoli filling, raspberry sauce, Kahlua creme anglaise, fresh strawberries, and candied walnuts. $10

d.vino is open Sunday through Thursday 4-10:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 4-11 p.m for an all day happy hour. Reservations can be made by calling 702.730.7966 or visiting dvinolv.com. Follow d.vino on Twitter and Instagram at @dvinoLV, and Facebook at facebook.com/dvinoLV.

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(Chicken ravioli, Courtesy: Jerry Bacon)
(Pear ravioli, Courtesy: Jerry Bacon)
(Pear ravioli, Courtesy: Jerry Bacon)
Chocolate ravioli, Courtesy: Jerry Bacon)
Chocolate ravioli, Courtesy: Jerry Bacon)

About MCC Hospitality Group
Based in Los Angeles with extended roots in Las Vegas and Hawaii, MCC Hospitality Group is comprised of award-winning restaurants and entities including Morels French Bistro & Steakhouse at The Palazzo Las Vegas, a classic steakhouse with cuisine by Executive Chef JL Carrera and recipient of Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence since 2010; Morels French Bistro & Steakhouse at The Grove, named one of the “Best Restaurant Patios In and Around Los Angeles” by CBS Los Angeles and recipient of Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2001; d.vino Italian Food & Wine Bar at Monte Carlo Las Vegas, offering seasonal, farm-fresh ingredients and homemade rolled raviolis; Dragon Noodle Co. & Sushi Bar at Monte Carlo Las Vegas, with traditional Hong Kong-style Chinese food and sushi with quirky décor that transports diners into another world with floating baby heads and dancing bok choy; JuiceFarm in The Palazzo and The Venetian, offering cold-pressed juice using the highest quality organic produce; Market City Caffe in Burbank featuring old-world Italian cuisine and pizzas; and Vanishing Point Winery, a winery in partnership with winemaker Shawn Johnson. Partners Sal Casola, Jr. and Chipper Pastron have more than three decades of success in the food & beverage industry and continue to build MCC Hospitality Group’s portfolio with innovative and top-notch ventures. For more information, visit mcchgroup.com.

Double Barrel Roadhouse Welcomes Bonkerz Comedy Club with All-Star Comedy Lineup Beginning Thursday, April 14

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DOUBLE BARREL ROADHOUSE® WELCOMES BONKERZ COMEDY CLUB WITH ALL-STAR COMEDY LINEUP BEGINNING THURSDAY, APRIL 14

 

On Thursday, April 14, Double Barrel Roadhouse at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino brings a comical twist to the live entertainment scene with stand-up comedy from Bonkerz Comedy Club, a national live comedy group known for delivering the most exciting up-and-coming performers in the industry. Every Thursday, Bonkerz Comedy Club will liven up the rowdy roadhouse with an exciting new lineup featuring witty banter from the funniest comedians in Las Vegas.

 

Bonkerz Comedy Club lineup includes:

 

  • Thursday, April 14 – Carla Rae
  • Thursday, April 21 – Warren Durso, as seen in “Cutoff” and “Even Money”
  • Thursday, April 28 – Bobby Wayne Stauts

 

In addition to the stand-up comedy, guests can enjoy a variety of Double Barrel’s new menu items such as the BBQ Loaded Potato Skins, Hot Link Plate and Mississippi Mud Pie as well as a full menu of signature cocktails including the Roadhouse Sidecar, Down Home Punch and the Smoking Gun.

 

Double Barrel is open Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. For more information, visit sbe.com/doublebarrel/.

 

 

About Double Barrel Roadhouse®
Delivering a spirit that’s both untamed and inviting, Double Barrel Roadhouse® is an authentic roadhouse experience on the Las Vegas Strip by renowned hospitality group sbe®. As part of the recently renovated front façade of Monte Carlo Resort and Casino , Double Barrel delivers live music, high-energy service and delicious food in a stunning indoor-outdoor space overlooking Las Vegas Boulevard. Double Barrel’s menu features big flavors with an unmistakable Southern influence, highlighted by a wide array of craft beers, wines and specialty cocktails. Signature dishes include Kickin’ Lettuce Wraps, Barrel Fried Chicken, BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders and savory sides such as Sweet Potato Fries and Mac ‘N’ Cheese.

 

About Monte Carlo
Offering a quality Las Vegas experience at an affordable price, Monte Carlo Resort and Casino features a selection of 2,992 deluxe rooms and suites including the exclusive HOTEL32 boutique experience located on the hotel’s top floor. Monte Carlo is home to a tranquil spa, wave pools and a lazy river, and tantalizing restaurants including the award-winning French cuisine of Andre’s,  The Pub and Diablo’s Cantina, d.vino Italian Food & Wine Bar and Dragon Noodle Co. & Sushi Bar. Monte Carlo recently unveiled BLVD Plaza, a new outdoor destination adjacent to the Las Vegas Strip featuring a variety of culinary venues in a casual and interactive environment: Yusho Asian Grill & Ramen house, 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria, Sambalatte Coffee Lounge & Espresso Bar, Double Barrel Roadhouse and BLVD Creamery. Live music and entertainment can be found throughout the hotel at Double Barrel, Diablo’s Cantina and The Pub. Monte Carlo is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit montecarlo.com, call toll free at (888) 529-4828 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

The Park Theater Marks Topping Out Milestone at Monte Carlo

The Park Theater Marks Topping Out Milestone at Monte Carlo

The Park Theater marked a significant milestone in the venue’s development yesterday with the signing and installation of the final steel beam. Monte Carlo Resort and Casino executives congratulated hundreds of construction and iron workers on this important moment in the construction process as a 330-ton crane lifted into place the last of more than 2,700 steel beams. When it opens later this year, the 5,000-seat Park Theater will feature one of the largest stages in the nation, telescopic seating and a unique architectural design with curved windows allowing guests a look into The Strip’s newest neighborhood featuring The Park and T-Mobile Arena.

 

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The last of more than 2,700 steel beams was set into place at The Park Theater, March 29

Andre’s at Monte Carlo unveils dinner menu for an intimate Valentine’s Day experience

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INTIMATE, ROMANTIC TASTING MENU TO BE OFFERED VALENTINE’S DAY
WEEKEND AT ANDRE’
S AT MONTE CARLO RESORT AND CASINO

An elaborate and intimate dining experience lays the foundation for an extravagant six-course Valentine’s Day menu at Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge inside Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. Take the romantic experience up a notch with a perfectly paired wine selection with each course. Andre’s will offer an intimate setting, complete with candlelit tables, a full cocktail and spirits menu as well an extensive Cognac and Armagnac collection. There is no reason to miss this special menu, as it will be offered on each day of Valentine’s Day weekend: Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Created by Executive Chef Chris Bulen, the Valentine’s Day tasting menu will be the only available menu on Sunday, Feb. 14 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. In addition to the Valentine’s Day tasting menu, the A La Carte menu also will be available Friday, Feb. 12 and Saturday, Feb. 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. The special menu will feature:

Amuse
· Blood Orange Panna Cotta with Foie Gras Mousse

First course:
·  Pear & Roquefort Salad: Phyllo Wrapped Poached Pears and Roquefort Cheese, Lolla Rossa, Walnut Dressing

Second course:
·   Tomato & Celery Root Soup: Crab Croquettes, Preserved Lemon, Chive Oil

Third course, selections include:
·  Lobster Sausage: Asparagus, Puff Pastry, Lobster Sauce
·  Duck Pot Pie: Carrots, English Peas, Wild Mushrooms
·  Artichoke Tortellini: Oven Roasted Tomatoes, Gruyére Mornay

Fourth course, selections include:
·  Grilled Center Cut Ribeye: Chamonix Potatoes, Sautéed Broccolini, Seared Foie Gras, Rossini Sauce
·  Pan Roasted Poussin Breast: Butter Fava Beans, Piquillo Pepper Coulis, Scotch Egg, Chicken Jus
·  Seared Diver Scallops: Roasted Fennel, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Vermouth Cream Sauce
·  Roasted Carrot Risotto: Caramelized Pearl Onions, Herb Butter, Parmesan Curls

Dessert:
·  Red Velvet Cheesecake with Raspberries and Amaretto Anglaise

The price is $155 per person. For reservations or more information, call (702) 798-7151 or visit online, Facebook, Twitter (@AndresLasVegas) and Instagram (@AndresLasVegas). To book a table via OpenTable.com, click here.

ABOUT ANDRE’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE AT MONTE CARLO RESORT AND CASINO
Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge offers classically prepared French fare with a modern twist. The AAA Four Diamond restaurant is located inside the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. An eclectic approach on a classic, Andre’s meshes the finest style of dining with a comfortable, elegant setting. In addition to dining in casual elegance, Andre’s is home to one of Las Vegas’ gems: Andre’s Cigar Lounge and Culinary Library. Located on the second floor, this library represents the first of its kind in Las Vegas and showcases Chef André Rochat’s personal collection of cookbooks, amassed over the course of his more than 55 years in the culinary industry. The lounge also features a collection of more than 200 single-malt Cognacs, Armagnacs and scotches, as well as premium cigar varieties. The collection is the largest of its kind in Las Vegas and is ranked third in North America based on its size. Honored with a prestigious Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator, Andre’s has an encyclopedic wine list boasting nearly 1,000 selections and an inventory of more than 3,000 bottles.

Andre’s at Monte Carlo now serving popular Chef’s 5-Course Tasting Menu for dinner

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ANDRE’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE’S POPULAR FIVE-COURSE TASTING MENU
ON ONE PLATE NOW AVAILABLE DURING DINNER

Chef’s Tasting Plate Enables Guests to Experience Multi-Courses in a Short Amount of Time

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 Due to overwhelming popularity among guests, Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino now offers its five-course tasting experience served on a single plate not only to patrons dining in the bar, but also in the restaurant’s main dining room.

With this new option, guests can sample Andre’s exquisite fine dining in a compressed amount of a time and in smaller portions.

The plate includes an unscripted selection of three hot or cold appetizers, one entrée and one dessert item. As for what the specific course will be, that will be up to Executive Chef Christopher Bulen.

“Guests are responding so positively to this mini-adventure in dining. There is no set menu. We truly prepare what we feel like making that day and, so far, our guests love it,” says Chef Bulen. “One night, we might serve smaller portions of classic dishes on the menu or it could be dishes we have been experimenting with and testing with guests. Every night is a different experience.”

The Chef’s Tasting Plate is $50 per person plus tax and gratuity.

Andre’s is open Tuesday through Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to close.

ABOUT ANDRE’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE AT MONTE CARLO RESORT AND CASINO
Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge offers classically prepared French fare with a modern twist. The AAA Four Diamond restaurant is located inside the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. An eclectic approach on a classic, Andre’s meshes the finest style of dining with a comfortable, elegant setting. In addition to dining in casual elegance, Andre’s is home to one of Las Vegas’ gems: Andre’s Cigar Lounge and Culinary Library. Located on the second floor, this library represents the first of its kind in Las Vegas and showcases Chef André Rochat’s personal collection of cookbooks, amassed over the course of his more than 55 years in the culinary industry. The lounge also features a collection of more than 200 single-malt Cognacs, Armagnacs and scotches, as well as premium cigar varieties. The collection is the largest of its kind in Las Vegas and is ranked third in North America based on its size. Honored with a prestigious Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator, Andre’s has an encyclopedic wine list boasting nearly 1,000 selections and an inventory of more than 3,000 bottles. For reservations or more information, go to www.AndreLV.com, call (702) 798-7151 or find on Facebook, Twitter (@AndresLasVegas) and Instagram (@AndresLasVegas). To book a table via OpenTable.com, click here.

PHOTOS: Minus5 Ice Bar Celebrates Longtime Las Vegas Headliner Gordie Brown With Cocktail Created In His Honor

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MINUS5 ICE BAR CELEBRATES LONGTIME LAS VEGAS HEADLINER GORDIE BROWN WITH COCKTAIL CREATED IN HIS HONOR

Minus5 Ice Bar, the coolest bar in Sin City, is celebrating longtime Las Vegas headliner Gordie Brown with a star-studded cocktail created in his honor. The all-new signature cocktail, The Golden Gordie Brown, is made of ginger vodka, honey scotch, sweet and sour, topped with a splash of pineapple juice, and is served cold as ice in Minus5’s glassware made of just that.

Gordie stopped by Minus5 Ice Bar at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino last week for a first taste of the libation, which is part of Minus5’s celebrity cocktail program. Escaping the autumn heat, Gordie cooled off at the coolest bar in Las Vegas, donning the venue’s signature faux fur coat.

Other frosty celebrity cocktails that have been featured on Minus5’s menu include Holly Madison’s Holly Mad-ICE-on, Carrot Top’s Heat Miser, Human Nature’s Inhumane Nature, Laura Croft’s Hypnoti-School Girl, FANTASY’s Fant-ICE-see, Frankie Moreno’s Crown and Coke-o-nut, Terry Fator’s Darth Fator, Raiding the Rock Vault’s Chaos on the Rocks, Veronic’s Très Chic with Véronic, Michael Godard’s We O-Live For This, Top Rank Knockout Girls’ Knockout Punch, Rock of Ages’ On the Rocks… of Ages and most recently The Modern Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim’s Bubbling Cosmopolitan.

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About Minus5
Created in New Zealand by Craig Ling in 2001, Minus5 Ice Bar is a unique ice-themed experience where guests can enjoy quality vodka cocktails served in a glass made of pure New Zealand ice, all within the beauty of a -5° Celsius (23° Fahrenheit) stunning ice environment. This icy experience begins with donning Minus5 parkas and gloves, then entering a frozen fortress, complete with walls, tables, benches and a bar made completely of ice.  Guests are surrounded by and a variety of intricate works of art, carved out of pristine ice, and created by some of the country’s foremost names in the ice sculpting business.  The experience is rounded out with a state-of-the-art sound and LED light show, providing much more than just a place to grab a cold cocktail. Upon exiting, guests can purchase permanent memories of their time spent at Minus5 Ice Bar including high-quality logoed clothing, framed photographs and other cool merchandise. To learn more visit www.minus5experience.com<http://www.minus5experience.com/>. Find them on Facebook and Twitter @Minus5IceBar.

Andre’s Announces Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

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ANDRE'S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE TO

ANDRE’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE TO OFFER A TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING DINNER AS ONLY THEY CAN ON THURSDAY, NOV. 26

For the Day of Thanksgiving, Nov. 26, 4-Course Menu will be Available for Guests Dining at Andre’s

 This Thanksgiving, leave the kitchen work to the chefs. Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge at Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino will be serving a special 1-night-only dinner on Thursday, Nov. 26.

For guests wishing to dine at Andre’s on Thanksgiving Day, the restaurant will be open from 5 to 9 p.m. The 6-course menu, available for $90 per person*, will provide the following culinary selections:

  • Chestnut Macaroon with Foie Gras Mousse
  • Kabocha Squash soup, King Crab Croquettes or Smoked Duck Breast (Choose one)
  • Andre’s Traditional Turkey, Loch Duart Salmon, Berkshire Pork Chop or Butternut Squash Risotto (Choose one)
  • Ver Jus Sorbet or Saint Andre Cheese (Choose one)
  • Dessert Trio which includes: Spice Cake, Cranberry and Pecan Tartlet, and Warm Apple Tatin with Vanilla Anglaise

For reservations or more information, visit Andre’s online or call the restaurant directly at (702) 798-7151. Find us on Facebook (Facebook.com/AndresLasVegas) or follow us on Twitter (@andreslasvegas).

*Tax, gratuity and beverages are not included.

ABOUT ANDRE’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE AT MONTE CARLO RESORT AND CASINO
Celebrated chef André Rochat has enhanced his AAA Four Diamond restaurant by combining its original old-world charm with a modern twist to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere. An eclectic approach on a classic, Andre’s meshes the finest style of dining with a comfortable, elegant setting. In addition to dining in casual elegance, Andre’s is home to an impressive cigar lounge, one of the only spaces on the Las Vegas Strip available to enjoy a fine cigar and rare cognac from his internationally famous collection. Honored with a prestigious Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator, Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge at Monte Carlo has an encyclopedic wine list boasting more than 1,500 selections and an inventory of more than 12,000 bottles.

 

Andre’s New Cigar Lounge and Culinary Library Launches New Cookbook-Inspired Bites Menu

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ANDRE’S NEW CIGAR LOUNGE AND CULINARY LIBRARY
LAUNCHES NEW COOKBOOK-INSPIRED BITES MENU

\Sit among chefs while noshing on small dishes inspired by the cookbooks that now fill Andre’s new Cigar Lounge and Culinary Library. Located on the second floor of Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, this is the only library of its kind and designed specifically for chefs and foodies. The library consists of Chef André Rochat’s personal collection of cookbooks, amassed over the course of his more than 55 years in the culinary industry. Nearly 700 books are on display and available for guests to read while they experience this menu. Subjects include baking and pastry, wine and spirits, restaurant architecture, celebrity chefs and much more. The library debut is a part of the milestone celebration for Rochat, who in 2015 celebrates 35 years since opening his first restaurant, Andre’s Downtown, in Las Vegas.

Executive Chef Christopher Bulen and his team were inspired by the cookbooks, creating the dishes based on their selections. Below is a snapshot of the dishes, along with Chef Bulen’s explanation behind the inspiration:

Pickled Vegetables
Inspired by “Gramercy Tavern Cookbook” by Michael Anthony
“While visiting New York last year with Joseph Marsco (director of operations and managing partner) and Patrick Trundle (director of beverages), we dined at Gramercy Tavern. One of the first plates was their raw and pickled vegetable plate. After reading the ‘Gramercy Tavern Cookbook’ upon our return, I could see how important pickled vegetables are to their menu and the vast and interesting applications they were using. Our small plate uses multiple different seasonal vegetables, complimented with a 5-herb sauce. You get the taste of each vegetable with the sharpness of the pickling and the sauce provides a fresh and herbaceous flavor.”

Lamb Sausage
Inspired by “The Art of Charcuterie” by The Culinary Institute of America and John Kowalski
“I had the privilege of learning how to make sausage first hand with Chef André Rochat. He explained the process, thoughts and techniques behind creating a good sausage. Since then, at Andre’s, we have been making different kinds sausages for nearly every menu and this menu is no exception. We chose a lamb sausage with summer being the perfect season for it. The taste of the sausage itself is more fragrant with subtle spices notes. Finally, we are pairing it with a curried slaw to give the dish a nice zing of heat without overpowering the palate.”

Caponata
Inspired from “Mozza Cookbook” by Mario Batali
“This traditional Sicilian eggplant dish has a similar partner in French cuisine known as ratatouille. One of the main differences is the addition of sugar and vinegar, giving the roasted vegetable dish an additional sweet and tangy finish. We also add a few ingredients to put our own twist on it, including capers and crispy anchovies. We enjoy this dish because of its robust flavor of the vegetables and its heartiness. It’s ideal as a starting point of a meal which makes it a popular item for this menu without filling up our guests before their appetizers.”

Each dish is priced at $10. By request, cocktails and cigars can be paired with these dishes.

In addition to the cookbooks, Andre’s Cigar Lounge and Culinary Library features a collection of more than 200 single-malt Cognacs, Armagnacs and scotches, as well as premium cigar varieties. The collection is the largest of its kind in Las Vegas and is ranked third in North America based on its size. Already considered a “hidden gem” by those in the hospitality industry, the lounge originally opened in 1996 along with the award-winning, AAA Four Diamond restaurant. The intimate lounge comfortably seats 36 guests and also houses a state-of-the-art ventilation and air filtration system enabling cigar aficionados to enjoy their evening without smoke disrupting nearby dinner or library guests.

Andre’s Cigar Lounge and Culinary Library is open Tuesday through Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to close.

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ABOUT ANDRE’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE AT MONTE CARLO RESORT AND CASINO
Celebrating his 35th anniversary in Las Vegas, André Rochat has enhanced his AAA Four Diamond restaurant by combining its original old-world charm with a modern twist to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere. An eclectic approach on a classic, Andre’s meshes the finest style of dining with a comfortable, elegant setting. In addition to dining in casual elegance, Andre’s is home to an impressive cigar lounge, one of the only spaces on the Las Vegas Strip available to enjoy a fine cigar and rare Cognac from his internationally famous collection, as well as a brand new culinary library consisting of nearly 1,000 cookbooks collected by Chef André, amassed over the course of his more than 55 years in the culinary industry. Honored with a prestigious Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator, Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge at Monte Carlo has an encyclopedic wine list boasting nearly 1,000 selections and an inventory of more than 3,000 bottles. For reservations or more information, go to www.AndreLV.com, call (702) 798-7151 or find Andre’s on Facebook, Twitter (@AndresLasVegas) and Instagram (@AndresLasVegas).

 

Andre’s New Cigar Lounge and Culinary Library to Partner with Amber Unicorn

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ANDRE’S NEW CIGAR LOUNGE AND CULINARY LIBRARY
TO PARTNER WITH AMBER UNICORN BOOKS

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Andres Las Vega sand Culinary Library and Amber Unicorn, Las Vegas’ oldest used bookstore, specializing in cookbooks, are teaming up for a special offer. Guests at Andre’s will receive 20 percent off their next purchase at Amber Unicorn Books*. Amber Unicorn customers will receive a complimentary cocktail from Andre’s that will include a selection from the Specialty Cocktail Menu. The special offer will be valid until Dec. 31, 2015.

“We know our own chefs love spending their days off at Amber Unicorn Books, reading and researching new recipes. We’re pleased our new library provides another excellent source of chef-quality inspiration. We believe this partnership is a great way for the culinary community and foodies to experience two of the city’s great gems,” says Joseph Marsco, director of operations and managing partner, Andre’s.

Launched earlier this year in conjunction with the 35th anniversary of Andre’s, André Rochat’s history-making eponymous restaurant, Andre’s Cigar Lounge and Culinary Library is located on the second floor of Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. This library represents the first of its kind in Las Vegas and showcases Chef Rochat’s personal collection of cookbooks, amassed over the course of his more than 55 years in the culinary industry. Nearly 700 books are on display at any given time and available for guests to read. New books are regularly rotated in from his collection, which includes more than 1,000 titles. Subjects include baking and pastry, wine and spirits, restaurant architecture, celebrity chefs and much more.

Highlights of the culinary library include the French print edition of Georges Auguste Escoffier’s “Le Guide Culinaire”; 106 volumes of the culinary magazine, Art Culinaire and an 1892 print of “The Everyday Cookbook, The Encyclopedia of Practical Recipes” by Jean-Pierre Gauthier, as well as signed books from fellow legendary chefs such as Julia Child, Jacques Pepin, Joël Robuchon, Paul Bocuse, Jean-Louis Palladin (with an accompanying original menu from Jean Louis at the Watergate). Current-day titles in the library comprise cookbooks from world-renowned chefs and friends of Rochat, including his cousin and 3-star Michelin Chef Philippe Rochat’s French edition of “Flaveur”; Daniel Boulud’s “Daniel: My French Cuisine”; Massimo Bottura’s “Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef” and Daniel Humm’s “Eleven Madison Park: The Cookbook.” Menus from restaurants from around the globe dating back to the 1950s are also be on display for guests’ perusal.

In addition to the cookbooks, Andre’s Cigar Lounge and Culinary Library features a collection of more than 200 single-malt Cognacs, Armagnacs and scotches, as well as premium cigar varieties. The collection is the largest of its kind in Las Vegas and is ranked third in North America based on its size. Already considered a “hidden gem” by those in the hospitality industry, the lounge originally opened in 1997 along with the award-winning, AAA Four Diamond restaurant. The intimate lounge comfortably seats 36 guests and also houses a state-of-the-art ventilation and air filtration system enabling cigar aficionados to enjoy their evening without smoke disrupting nearby dinner or library guests.

Andre’s Cigar Lounge and Culinary Library is open Tuesday through Sunday from 5:30 to close.

Founded in 1981 by Myrna and Lou Donato, Amber Unicorn Books is Las Vegas’ oldest used bookstore, specializing in offering more than 16,000 cookbooks. From Bon Appétit to Travel & Leisure Magazine, Amber Unicorn Books frequently tops lists as one of the must-see cookbook stores the country. In 2012, Saveur named the Donatos “The King and Queen of Cookbooks.” In addition, Amber Unicorn carries a large selection of metaphysical/occult, science fiction/fantasy, military, general non-fiction and fiction. They buy, sell and trade both hard and paperback books and also ship domestically and internationally. The Donatos are one of the only Nevada-based members of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA). Amber Unicorn is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, go to www.AmberUnicornBooks.com.

*Guests of the library will receive Executive Chef Christopher Bulen’s business card will must be presented at the time of purchase to receive 20 percent off at Amber Unicorn. Guests who present an Amber Unicorn business card will receive their complimentary cocktail.

ABOUT ANDRE’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE AT MONTE CARLO RESORT AND CASINO
Celebrating his 35th anniversary in Las Vegas, André Rochat has enhanced his AAA Four Diamond restaurant by combining `its original old-world charm with a modern twist to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere. An eclectic approach on a classic, Andre’s meshes the finest style of dining with a comfortable, elegant setting. In addition to dining in casual elegance, Andre’s is home to an impressive cigar lounge, one of the only spaces on the Las Vegas Strip available to enjoy a fine cigar and rare Cognac from his internationally famous collection. Honored with a prestigious Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator, Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge at Monte Carlo has an encyclopedic wine list boasting nearly 1,000 selections and an inventory of more than 3,000 bottles. For reservations or more information, go to www.Andrelv.com, call (702) 798-7151 or find on Facebook, Twitter (@AndresLasVegas) and Instagram (@AndresLasVegas).

Photo: Mat Franco at Blue Man Group Las Vegas inside Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, June 15

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Magician Mat Franco was spotted at Blue Man Group inside Monte Carlo Resort and Casino on Monday, June 15. Following the performance, the season nine winner of “America’s Got Talent” went backstage for a private VIP meet-and-greet with the Blue Men and cast members.

 

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ABOUT BLUE MAN GROUP LAS VEGAS
The creative collective at Blue Man Group at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino celebrates the latest evolution of their live show that bursts with fresh color and vibrant sound. The updated show combines new instruments, music, video and lighting with the group’s iconic vignettes, all designed to create an unforgettable euphoric experience.  The result is inventive, thought-provoking, hilarious and 100 percent Blue Man Group.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Blue Man Group box office, any MGM Resorts International ticketing outlet, www.blueman.com/lasvegas  or call 1.800.blueman. Fans can also keep up with the latest Blue Man Group Las Vegas news and events through Facebook at www.facebook.com/bluemangroup, Twitter at www.twitter.com/BMGVegas or the hashtag #DareToLive.

 

Madame Tussauds & Blue Man Group Launch New Ticket Package

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MADAME TUSSAUDS LAS VEGAS, BLUE MAN GROUP LAS VEGAS LAUNCH NEW
TICKET PACKAGE THIS MONDAY, JUNE 15

Beginning this Monday, June 15, Las Vegas visitors can experience two of the city’s most popular things to do for one low price. Madame Tussauds Las Vegas and Blue Man Group Las Vegas are offering a new ticket package. For $79 per person, it includes general admission to Madame Tussauds and one Category C ticket for Blue Man Group, resulting in a $50 per person savings.

The all-in ticket will be available at both the Blue Man Group box office at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino and Madame Tussauds at The Venetian. Blue Man Group tickets are valid for seven days from the purchase date.

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas location has been the home of the three bald and blue figures since 2006. Guests can pose for pictures alongside the trio of Blue Men while visiting the world-famous interactive wax attraction.

ABOUT MADAME TUSSAUDS LAS VEGAS
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is the world-famous interactive wax attraction on the Las Vegas Strip in front of The Venetian and features eight unique rooms. Relive “The Hangover” with Alan and Phil in “The Hangover Experience,” pose for paparazzi with Lady Gaga, get on the red carpet with Sandra Bullock, and fight crime alongside Spider-Man in the amazing Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience. With more than 100 wax figures, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas allows guests to take pictures, touch and get up close in a themed setting. Madame Tussauds Las Vegas opens 365 days of the year at 10 a.m. For general admission, adults (ages 13 and up) are $29.95; children (ages 4 through 12) are $19.95; children under 3 are free. For more information, go to www.MadameTussauds.com/LasVegas, like on Facebook at or follow on Twitter and Instagram: @TussaudsVegas.

ABOUT BLUE MAN GROUP LAS VEGAS
The creative collective at Blue Man Group at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino celebrates the latest evolution of their live show that bursts with fresh color and vibrant sound. The updated show combines new instruments, music, video and lighting with the group’s iconic vignettes, all designed to create an unforgettable euphoric experience.  The result is inventive, thought-provoking, hilarious and 100 percent Blue Man Group.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Blue Man Group box office, any MGM Resorts International ticketing outlet, www.blueman.com/lasvegas or call 1.800.blueman. Fans can also keep up with the latest Blue Man Group Las Vegas news and events through Facebook at www.facebook.com/bluemangroup, Twitter at www.twitter.com/BMGVegas or the hashtag #DareToLive.

 

Photos: Joe Jonas and Alan Ritchson at Blue Man Group Las Vegas at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino

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Superstar recording artist Joe Jonas and actor Alan Ritchson were spotted at Blue Man Group Las Vegas inside Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. The two were in town training to become honorary Blue Men for NBC’s new reality series “I Can Do That.” After the show, the duo went backstage for a private VIP meet-and-greet with Co-Founders and original Blue Men, Phil Stanton and Chris Wink, along with cast members. The next day, the two commenced their “I Can Do That” training with Stanton and Wink inside the Blue Man Group Theater.

 

For updates on “I Can Do That” and Blue Man Group’s involvement, please visit www.nbc.com/i-can-do-that.

 

 

Alan Ritchson and Joe Jonas at Blue Man Group Las Vegas inside Monte Carlo Resort and Casino Phil Stanton, Alan Ritchson, Joe Jonas, Chris Wink and Randall Jaynes at Blue Man Group Las Vegas inside Monte Carlo Resort and Casino

 

ABOUT BLUE MAN GROUP LAS VEGAS
The creative collective at Blue Man Group at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino celebrates the latest evolution of their live show that bursts with fresh color and vibrant sound. The updated show combines new instruments, music, video and lighting with the group’s iconic vignettes, all designed to create an unforgettable euphoric experience.  The result is inventive, thought-provoking, hilarious and 100 percent Blue Man Group.

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