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.


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“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:

  • Master Series: An Anniversary Celebration at Nobu (Caesars Palace), Thursday, May 10: Journey inside legendary Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s expansive Las Vegas destination restaurant to celebrate five successful years of one of the largest Nobu restaurants in the world inside his first Nobu Hotel. Born in Japan, Chef Matsuhisa has used his travels around the globe to create both authentic and inventive Japanese-fusion cuisine. Lucky guests will have the chance to sample a wide variety of dishes and multiple live action stations.


  • Master Series: Gordon Ramsay HELL’S KITCHEN (Caesars Palace), Thursday, May 10: Join multi Michelin star award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay at his newest restaurant, HELL’S KITCHEN at Caesars Palace. Inspired by the globally-popular FOX television show, Gordon Ramsay HELL’S KITCHEN provides guests a dining experience unlike any other. Guests will get to experience signature dishes seen on the show, including Ramsay’s famous Beef Wellington, paired with carefully crafted cocktails. With the blue and red kitchen as the focal point of the restaurant, guests will have a front row seat to the action and may even see a few HELL’S KITCHEN familiar faces. VIP EXPERIENCE: Guests will have the opportunity for a meet and greet with Chef Gordon Ramsay at the main event, featuring passed hors d’oeuvres and specialty cocktails. Guests will then gain preferred seating at special chef’s table seating right by the open kitchen at the restaurant.


  • Master Series: Rao’s Remembers Frank Sr. (Caesars Palace), Thursday, May 10: Rao’s has stood the test of time and is still widely regarded as one of the hardest reservations to land. Hosted by Rao’s owners Frank Pellegrino Jr. and Ron Straci, this dinner invites guests to remember the late Frank Pellegrino Sr. The evening will celebrate his life and feature some of Frank Sr.’s favorite dishes from time-honored Italian staples to classics that are uniquely Rao’s like their famous lemon chicken. Don’t miss the chance to celebrate his legacy at this special event with the Rao’s family.


  • Sunset Clambake at The Cosmopolitan (Boulevard Pool), Thursday, May 10: As the sun goes down high above Las Vegas Boulevard, enjoy a one-of-a-kind seafood boil, at The Cosmopolitan’s rooftop Boulevard Pool. Dine on fresh lobster, shrimp, crab and of course, clams served family style with endless sides and spirits. A live band will perform while guests are invited to compete in backyard games.


  • The Chefs of Thomas Keller Present a French Soiree (The Venetian Las Vegas), Thursday, May 10: Thomas Keller’s chefs from his award-winning restaurants Ad Hoc and Bouchon will host a night of food, wine, and fun at Bouchon. Guests will indulge in supreme culinary bites followed by a four-course dinner paired with celebrated wines from California.


  • A CUT Above the Rest: The Ultimate Steak & Eggs Breakfast at CUT by Wolfgang Puck (The Palazzo Las Vegas), Friday, May 11: For the first time ever, the award-winning CUT by Wolfgang Puck will prepare an exclusive steak and eggs breakfast—only for guests at Vegas Uncork’d. This memorable meal will showcase Wolfgang’s philosophy of offering only the finest selections of beef, cooked simply and presented beautifully.  Your breakfast will be served alongside premium brunch cocktails and a selection of wines to enjoy.


  • Coffee & Cake with Giada (Caesars Palace), Friday, May 11: Be one of the very first to celebrate all things coffee at Pronto by Giada, the brand new fast-casual restaurant from Giada De Laurentiis. Guests will enjoy a coffee tasting and education from bean to brew with the experts from Counter Culture Coffee. Along with tasty small bites, including cake, that showcase Giada’s signature cuisine—Italian with a Californian twist.


  • This Is How We Do It: The Cake Boss and Lisa Valastro Demo and Lunch (The Venetian Las Vegas) Friday, May 11: Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro will be joined by his wife Lisa for a mouthwatering lunch and cake demo at Buddy’s restaurant at The Venetian. Guests will have an opportunity to mingle with Buddy and Lisa and sample some of her own recipes that have appeared in both Buddy’s wildly successful and critically-acclaimed cookbooks, as well as on the menus at Buddy V’s Ristorante. The dynamic duo will then lead a specialty cake decorating demo so guests can learn how to be their own “Cake Boss” at home.


  • BEHIND THE BAR: Learn the Craft of Cocktailing with the Masters of the Bar at The Venetian & The Palazzo (The Venetian Las Vegas), Saturday, May 12: Cocktail enthusiasts will have the chance to test their talents behind the bar with the master barmen and women of The Venetian & The Palazzo. Juyoung Kang of The Dorsey at The Venetian & Evan Hosaka of Rosina at The Palazzo, will educate and guide guests through the history and relevance of specific spirits, as well as classic and original cocktails.  Guests will also get an in-depth, step-by-step demonstration of the cocktails before they step behind the bar to show off their own skills. Guests will also be treated to a reception in their honor with lite bites to enjoy alongside their libation creations and a special parting gift to keep their new-found expertise going at their home bar.


  • CrazyShake Master: The Black Tap Epic Milkshake Make-Off (The Venetian Las Vegas), Saturday, May 12: Kids (and kids at heart) can join the Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer team for an epic milkshake “make-off” where you can create your own twist on their world-renowned (and Instagram-famous) CrazyShake™. Use your imagination and let your taste buds go wild for your chance at a spot on their menu with the winning creation! This event is appropriate for young chefs who are older than 10.


  • Master Series: Gordon Ramsay Pub Reception & Beer Tasting (Caesars Palace), Saturday, May 12: Join multi Michelin star award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay and brewmasters for an epic beer tasting event at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill. With an incredible beer selection, guests will be treated to a variety of different styles to sample, along with small bites, and pairing tips from the experts. This event will be a beer lover’s dream! Insider tip—Ramsay’s favorite beer is Innis & Gunn.


  • Master Series: Old Homestead’s Private Selection Bourbon Dinner, Featuring Pappy Van Winkle (Caesars Palace), Saturday, May 12: Join the team at Old Homestead Steakhouse for a whiskey tasting like none other. Guests will have the chance to taste some of the best and rarest bourbons in the world—including the extremely exclusive Pappy Van Winkle. Paired with delicious culinary offerings from the Old Homestead menu—this will be an evening to remember for whiskey and steak connoisseurs alike.


  • Master Series: Women’s Power Lunch (Caesars Palace), Saturday, May 12: This lunch is unlike anything you’ve experienced before! Get up close and personal with chefs Susan Feniger, Christina Tosi, and Elizabeth Blau at Border Grill in The Forum Shops for a lunch celebrating all things female! Guests will indulge in a delicious meal prepared by a team of all-women chefs, sip on curated wines from female winemakers, and indulge in tastings of top-shelf tequila from a women-owned distillery in this first-ever event at Vegas Uncork’d.


  • Raise a Glass to the Past: A Speakeasy Tasting and Distillery Tour (The Mob Museum), Saturday, May 12: Step back into the years of Prohibition for a tasting and tour at The Underground, The Mob Museum’s brand-new speakeasy and distillery. Guests will taste a variety of Prohibition-era cocktails, moonshine from the Museum’s own on-site distillery, and delicious passed appetizers while listening to live jazz, exploring eye-opening exhibits and learning inside stories from expert educators.


  • Sip of the Culinary Empire with Phil Park (Caesars Palace), Saturday, May 12: Join Director of Wine, Phil Park, for a guided wine tour through the culinary gems inside Caesars Palace. Guests will enjoy specially curated wines and bites from Restaurant Guy Savoy, Mesa Grill, MR CHOW and more. This event is a unique opportunity to sample the best of Caesars Palace under one roof!


  • The Thrill of the Grill with Chef Timon Balloo (The Venetian Las Vegas), Saturday, May 12: In this live demo and tasting, Chef-Partner Timon Balloo of SUGARCANE raw bar grill will be showing guests the wide range of techniques and approaches to cooking on a grill. As one of the three kitchens of SUGARCANE raw bar grill, the open fire grill is inspired by the timeless tradition of cooking over a blazing fresh fire—the center of the culinary celebration for ages. Join us to continue this tradition and learn the wondrous depth of flavors and practices of the grill.


  • Brunch with Bobby Flay: Gato Comes to Vegas (Caesars Palace), Sunday, May 13: This Mother’s Day, treat the special women in your life to an intimate brunch hosted by celebrity chef Bobby Flay. For the first time ever, Bobby will prepare exclusive dishes from his NYC restaurant Gato in Las Vegas in his Mesa Grill kitchen. Guests will enjoy a variety of his signature Spanish-inspired dishes paired with curated wines and brunch cocktails.


  • Chica “Mom-Mosa Brunch” with Chef Lorena Garcia (The Venetian Las Vegas), Sunday, May 13: Join Chef Lorena Garcia to celebrate the one-year anniversary of CHICA at The Venetian. This special day will feature a stunning celebration of Latin American flavors, influences and hospitality, reimagined in her distinct global style. This lively brunch event is the perfect way to celebrate Mom or the favorite women in your life, with a variety of Chef Lorena’s favorite dishes served alongside festive brunch cocktails.


Returning favorites include:

  • Tacos, Tequila & Salsa Fiesta with Susan Feniger (Caesars Palace), Thursday, May 10: The perfect event for tequila and taco lovers alike, or anyone who loves a good time. Join Too Hot Tamale and celebrity chef Susan Feniger for an exhilarating evening at Border Grill and enjoy tasty tacos, top-shelf tequila cocktails, and a salsa dance lesson to get everyone moving on the dance floor!


  • The Beauty of Sushi with Chef Nobu Matsuhisa (Caesars Palace), Friday, May 11: Journey inside legendary Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s expansive Las Vegas destination restaurant for a rare opportunity to hear about the philosophy of sushi making from one of the world’s foremost artisans and restaurateurs. Born in Japan, Chef Matsuhisa has used his travels around the globe to create both authentic and inventive Japanese-fusion cuisine. This signature event will give you the chance to see Nobu’s sushi making in action while also sipping premier sake. Discover his inventive “Nobu Style” that fuses classic sushi-making techniques with unique ingredients.


  • The Grand Tasting (Caesars Palace), Friday, May 11: The Grand Tasting is the signature event of Vegas Uncork’d, where over 2,500 food enthusiasts enjoy a tantalizing variety of signature dishes prepared by some of the world’s most renowned chefs. The dramatic five-acre Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis at Caesars Palace will feature more than 50 award-winning chefs and over 100 of the best wines and spirits from around the world. EARLY ACCESS: A limited number of tickets are available for early admission.


  • Brunch at GIADA: A Toast to Mother’s Day (The Cromwell), Saturday, May 12: Join chef Giada De Laurentiis for a special pre-Mother’s Day brunch at her award-winning namesake restaurant. Guests can treat the most important women in their lives to a delightful brunch menu highlighting Giada’s California-inspired Italian cuisine while indulging in limitless mimosas, live entertainment, and more with the Emmy Award-winning and New York Times best-selling celebrity chef.


  • Master Series: The World’s Best, An Epicurean Affair with Guy Savoy (Caesars Palace), Saturday, May 12: Guy Savoy, a Michelin-starred chef, will present a multi-course epicurean affair with premier pairings, serving signature dishes alongside some of the world’s great wines and champagnes at his Forbes Five-Star/AAA Five-Diamond Las Vegas restaurant. With his Paris restaurant recently receiving the “Best Restaurant in the World” award from La Liste for the second year in a row, this meal will take diners on a truly special adventure across Chef Guy Savoy’s empire of tastes and influences, celebrating his achievements through his signature creations paired with wine from the restaurant’s Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning list. A roaming violinist will complete the five-star sensory experience. Don’t miss this rare opportunity for an intimate dinner with a world-renowned legend. The Krug Chef’s Table: Experience exclusive like never before and be one of six at the extremely intimate Chef’s table—your portal into the chef’s den. At the only Krug Chef’s Table in the U.S., you’ll sip the luxurious Krug Champagne and dine on a special menu prepared by chef Guy Savoy right in front of you.


  • Picnic at The Park with Masaharu Morimoto, Michael Mina, Julian Serrano, Shawn McClain, Roy Ellamar & More (The Park, located between Monte Carlo (soon to be Park MGM) and New York-New York), Saturday, May 12: Enjoy the second annual Picnic at The Park, Vegas style! Featuring live music and some of MGM Resorts’ most notable chefs including Masaharu Morimoto, Michael Mina, Julian Serrano, Shawn McClain and Roy Ellamar, Picnic at The Park will offer creative twists on classic al fresco dining perfectly paired with wine curated by Master Sommelier Jason Smith, cocktails by Mixologist Craig Schoettler and a variety of beer. Located on the Las Vegas Strip, this outdoor dining and entertainment district provides an ideal backdrop for you to enjoy a fun, interactive afternoon picnicking with celebrated chefs. EARLY ACCESS: Gain early admission to the event with an Early Access ticket. A limited number of tickets are available to deliver the undivided attention of experts on-site, an exclusive signature cocktail available only to early access guests, and an opportunity to interact with the chefs in a more intimate setting.


  • Rao’s Italian Brunch with The Rao’s Family (Caesars Palace), Sunday, May 13: Transport yourself to Southern Italy at this intimate afternoon affair at Rao’s Restaurant. You’ll join owners Frank Pellegrino Jr. and Ron Straci to celebrate Mother’s Day for a true Rao’s family-style event. Enjoy a seasonally inspired multi-course brunch featuring authentic family recipes and unique cocktails in honor of the occasion.


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Tickets on Sale for 10th Annual Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit, April 28 – May 1



APRIL 28 – MAY 1
Enjoy Star-Studded Culinary Events Featuring the World’s Best Chefs, Sommeliers and Mixologists


 Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit celebrates its 10th anniversary April 28 – May 1 with extravagant soirees and a world-class lineup of renowned chefs from Caesars Palace, The Cromwell, The Venetian and The Palazzo. Headliners include Giada De Laurentiis, Emeril Lagasse, Michael Chow, Guy Savoy, Gordon Ramsay, Nobu Matsuhisa and Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Tickets are on sale now for the Grand Tasting at Caesars Palace as well as new events, including After Hours Sake & Sushi: The Night Rolls On at TAO at The Venetian; brunch at GIADA: An Italian Inspired Feast at The Cromwell; and Sushi Making and Sake Tasting at Nobu Restaurant and Lounge with Chef Nobu Matsuhisa at Caesars Palace.


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“Las Vegas rivals the top culinary destinations of the world by combining renowned chefs and exceptional cuisine,” said Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “Like previous years, the tenth anniversary of Vegas Uncork’d will offer intimate opportunities for gourmands to meet and learn from some of their favorite chefs as well as experience new food adventures across the destination.”


“We are so excited to be celebrating ten years of culinary excellence in Las Vegas with new events and hotel partners that will allow guests from around the world to indulge in an epicurean experience of a lifetime,” said Adam Rapoport, Bon Appétit editor in chief. “The tenth year is going to be unlike anything we’ve done in the past. This is the first time we’re taking the event downtown and we can’t wait to show our guests another side of Las Vegas.”


For the first time ever, Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit will be venturing to downtown Las Vegas with epicurean revelries, including a Steakhouse Redux at the iconic Golden Steer featuring Michael Mina. This year’s event will also feature a Mystery Dinner hosted by Emeril Lagasse, at a location that has yet to be announced.


Additionally, Chase Sapphire Preferred, a premier rewards credit card for people who are passionate about travel and dining, returns for the fourth consecutive year as the presenting sponsor of this year’s Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit. Chase Sapphire cardholders will enjoy exclusive access to coveted experiences, like chef’s tables at the Grand Tasting including a dedicated wait staff and interaction with celebrity chefs, and an intimate lunch with veteran chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger.


Events on sale now include:


New and notable:

  • 10th Anniversary Mystery Dinner with Emeril Lagasse (Mystery), Thursday, April 28: Join us for a mystery dinner to celebrate the Vegas Uncork’d 10th anniversary led by star chef Emeril Lagasse and The Venetian at a special Instagram-worthy location that has yet to be announced. We aren’t giving away all the details just yet, but this will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for lucky guests, elevating dining in Las Vegas to a whole other level! Follow us @vegasuncorkd for clues to unlock the secret location for this special dinner. Score your seat here now!


  • Master Series: Nobu Matsuhisa’s Ultimate Omakase (Caesars Palace), Thursday, April 28: At $1000 per person, this once-in-a-lifetime event with Nobu Matsuhisa, is a multi course experience, with the master chef hand crafting each dish in this selection of omakase. Net proceeds of this event’s ticket sales will be donated to the ‘Keep Memory Alive’ organization.


  • After Hours Sake & Sushi: The Night Rolls On at TAO (The Venetian Las Vegas), Thursday, April 28: Here’s an opportunity to experience the ultimate in Vegas nightlife, in an exclusive setting. Keep the party alive after hours, and indulge in sommelier selected sake tastings, passed hors d’oeuvres, sushi, and a premium open bar. The ultra cool Tao Loft Space will be buzzing with energy and the perfect place to celebrate the night’s events with other Vegas Uncork’d attendees, celeb chefs, and editors. As a bonus, attendees will get complimentary access to Tao’s exclusive nightclub after the event.


  • Master Series: Dinner and a Show with MR CHOW (Caesars Palace), Thursday, April 28: Explore the first and only Las Vegas location of the Internationally renowned MR CHOW, now open at Caesars Palace. This spectacular and exotic culinary arena brings guests straight to the front row — for an amplified and theatrical dining experience. Focused on the rich traditions of Beijing cuisine, diners will enjoy the show with the infamous champagne trolley, the decanting of the wine, the Sole filleting, the Beijing Duck, the MR CHOW noodle show and the dessert trolley.


  • Dine in the Dark: A Sensory Lunch at Bacchanal Buffet (Caesars Palace), Friday, April 29: This lunch is unlike anything you’ve experienced before! Hosted at Bacchanal Buffet, named the #1 buffet in Las Vegas by USA Today, the renowned chef team will present a culinary journey that starts the moment you enter. Guests will be blindfolded, then led to their gourmet multi-course lunch in a private dining room. The special tasting menu will highlight some of the Bacchanal signature dishes and feature enhanced textures, smells, and sounds to delight the senses.


  • Grand Tasting: 10th Anniversary Tables (Caesars Palace), Friday, April 29: The Grand Tasting tableside and at your service. A high-end dinner experience placed right in the center of the action, with a flow of multiple courses, personalized waiter service, and a dedicated bar serving the best sips and a signature cocktail of the night. With early access, you have the luxury of staying in your seat during the event or mingling one-on-one with the master chefs and editors from Bon Appétit. Experience The Grand Tasting like you’ve never been able to before.


  • BA Navigator Downtown Tour (Downtown Container Park), Saturday, April 30: Join the Bon Appétit Navigator Tour of Las Vegas’ thriving Downtown neighborhood for an on-the-move feast with a diverse line-up of four restaurants and bars. Led personally by a BA editor, you’ll sip and sample delicious bites from a curated menu at each of the night’s stops, and interact up close and personal with the talented chefs and restaurateurs. Check back soon for the full restaurant and bar line-up. Meeting location will be updated on the site and emailed to all ticket purchasers.


Brunch at GIADA: An Italian Inspired Feast (The Cromwell), Saturday, April 30: Join chef Giada De Laurentiis for brunch at her award-winning first and only namesake restaurant. Guests will be delighted by GIADA’s new brunch menu, highlighting her California-inspired Italian cuisine, indulge in limitless mimosas and more with the Emmy Award-winning celebrity chef and New York Times best-selling author.


  • Mix It Up With The Maestro: The Craft of the Cocktail With Salvatore Calabrese (The Cromwell), Saturday, April 30: With over thirty years of experience, Salvatore Calabrese is known as one of the world’s best bartenders — having served presidents, royalty, celebrities, and now you! Guests will enjoy an intimate mixology class at The Cromwell’s sexy cocktail lounge, Bound by Salvatore, and learn how to stir, shake and sip on some of Maestro’s delicious signature cocktail concoctions with hands-on instruction while enjoying light bites in this first-ever event at Vegas Uncork’d.


  • Steakhouse Redux: Michael Mina x Golden Steer, Saturday, April 30: Chef Michael Mina joins the chefs at the iconic Golden Steer Steakhouse to add a modern spin to the classic steakhouse experience. Hosted at Golden Steer, officially the oldest steakhouse in town (the restaurant opened its doors in 1958), the scene will be set with live music from the Rat Pack era, paired with a decadent lunch featuring four courses. Kick off with a mix of classic and modern variations on cocktails, while you settle in and explore the restaurant — then take your seats for a meal that’s not to be missed. Chef Mina and Golden Steer prepare and present alternating courses, to be paired with a selection of wines, bringing you one special lunch experience.


  • The Ultimate Comforts & Classics Affair (Downtown Container Park), Saturday, April 30: The best of the birds, bubbles and burgers will come together at the Downtown Container Park on Fremont Street for an evening filled with comfort food, flowing drinks, and live music. Right in the middle of the action, this event will take over the hip locale’s lawn, where some of the best local restaurants grill and fry up their specialties. Guests can sample and savor these delicious bites including Shake Shack’s limited edition crackle burger and the one-night-only Vegas Uncork’d Concrete, made specially for this event as well as signature dishes from Yardbird Southern Table & Bar and their new fast casual concept Spring Chicken.


  • Eye Openers & Eats: Cocktail Academy to Brunch with Hubert Keller, Rick Moonen, and Salvatore Calabrese (Southern Wine & Spirits Cocktail Academy) Sunday, May 1: It’s Sunday morning, and time to sip on some delicious cocktails and indulge in a decadent brunch for your wrap-up to an excellent weekend in Las Vegas! Hosted in the world’s most advanced beverage training facility — you’ll get an insider experience during this premier event as this location is not usually open to non-industry guests. Participate in hands-on cocktail demos by two of the world’s very best bartenders; ‘The Maestro’ Salvatore Calabrese, and Francesco Lafranconi, Southern Wine and Spirits Executive Director of Mixology & Spirits Education. During brunch, you’ll be treated to more top notch wine, spirits and premier bartending talent and delectable food prepared by mega-chefs Hubert Keller and Rick Moonen. Sit back and let the experts take the wheel for this socially charged event.


Returning favorites include:

  • Master Series: A Decade of Indulgence with Guy Savoy (Caesars Palace), Thursday, April 28: In celebration of both Restaurant Guy Savoy’s 10th anniversary at Caesars Palace, and the 10th Anniversary of Vegas Uncork’d, the Michelin-starred chef will present a five-course epicurean affair with premier pairings—including prestigious selections of Krug Champagne, among others. Guests will be treated to an elevated culinary adventure, featuring some of Chef Guy Savoy’s signature dishes, such as Artichoke and Black Truffle Soup and Colors of Caviar, which pair perfectly with luxury champagne and best bubbles.


  • Master Series: High Steaks Pairings with Vodka & Caviar (Caesars Palace), Thursday, April 28: A delicious evening awaits guests at this year’s Old Homestead Dinner. Greg and Marc Sherry’s event is back by popular demand, and this year they present a stellar four-course menu of divine dishes and pairings featuring steak, top shelf vodka, and premium caviar.


  • Grand Tasting (Caesars Palace), Friday, April 29: The 10th anniversary Vegas Uncork’d Grand Tasting promises to be the best one yet: featuring signature dishes from 50+ renowned chefs, free-flowing wines, and spirits from around the world. Skill and indulgence balance to offer an unparalleled culinary tour de force. Set against the backdrop of the luxe Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis at Caesars Palace, The Grand Tasting is the opportunity to meet and learn from the world’s most respected culinary figures, while sampling uniquely curated and expertly crafted tastes.

EARLY ACCESS: Gain exclusive early admission to the event with an Early Access ticket. A limited number of tickets are available to deliver the undivided attention of experts on site.


  • Decadence to the Rooftop: The Grand Tasting After Party (The Cromwell), Friday, April 29: Keep The Grand Tasting party going Vegas-style across the way at Drai’s. With an escort into the club before it’s even open, you’ll have 65,000 square feet of nighttime playground all to yourself before the crowds roll in. Nosh on light bites and sip specialty cocktails from one of the best seats in the house — luxurious cabanas that overlook the pool deck below and offer panoramic views. Explore the entire space, or enjoy your ultra exclusive home base at the north cabanas, each outfitted with temperature control and private restrooms. The night is yours — you can keep the party moving at Drai’s with two complimentary drinks to use for as long as the bar stays open!


  • Master Series: Lunchtime Learning and Libations with Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger (Caesars Palace), Friday, April 29: Back by popular demand! Your chance to get up close and personal and become a part of the culinary action at this fun-filled cooking class with chef duo, Mary Sue Milliken, and Susan Feniger. Taste, sip and learn as the Too Hot Tamales prepare flavorful dishes, share their tips and cooking techniques, and shake up intoxicating libations for guests at the newest Border Grill inside The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. Guests will meet the chefs, enjoy a multi-course lunch with specialty cocktails, a takeaway recipe booklet, and have the chance to purchase personalized cookbooks following the event.


  • Master Series: Sushi Making and Sake Tasting with Chef Nobu Matsuhisa (Caesars Palace), Friday, April 29: The perfect event for sake and sushi lovers, culinary master and connoisseur, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, will show lucky attendees how to sip premier sake and roll sushi. Discover his original ‘Nobu Style’ — a unique fusion of traditional sushi-making techniques and unexpected ingredients.


  • Master Series: Pastry Savvy with François Payard (Caesars Palace), Saturday, April 30: Join one of the world’s most renowned pastry chefs, François Payard, at Payard Pâtisserie & Bistro, for a behind-the-scenes master class in technique and how to create phenomenally fresh, and exquisitely delicious French pastries.


  • Brunch & Bubbles at the Boss’ House (The Venetian), Saturday, April 30: Enjoy brunch in epic style at Buddy V’s Ristorante at The Venetian. Hosted by “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro’s operating partners, famed Las Vegas husband and wife team Chef Kim Canteenwalla and restaurateur Elizabeth Blau, of CNBC’s Restaurant Startup, the over the top brunch will feature classic brunch favorites, complemented by elaborate seafood stations, a caviar ice bar, bottomless bubbles, build-your-own bloody mary bar, a decadent dessert display and much, much more. Guests will be treated to stunning views of the Las Vegas strip and an Italian brunch the entire famiglia will enjoy – like a boss!


  • Master Series: Beat The Heat with Chef Gordon Ramsay (Caesars Palace), Saturday, April 30: Can you handle the heat in Chef Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen? This exciting event puts you up close and personal with the world-famous chef, while feasting on his signature dishes alongside past contestants from FOX’s hit competition series, HELL’S KITCHEN.


  • Master Series: Too Hot Tamales Top Shelf Tequila Tasting Dinner (Caesars Palace), Saturday, April 30: A one-of-a-kind dining experience from celebrity chefs, Mary Sue Milliken, and Susan Feniger, at the award-winning Border Grill at The Forum Shops, named Las Vegas’ Best Latin American Restaurant in 2015. Geared for the tequila enthusiast or novice, the Too Hot Tamales will share tequila tips from harvest to bottle, intimate stories inspired by their travels throughout Mexico, and navigate guests through a four-course modern Mexican tasting menu, paired with Patron’s finest from their Roca collection and handcrafted tequila cocktails. As an ultra-exclusive treat, guests can indulge in tastings of Border Grill’s limited edition Barrel Select Reposado Tequila — handpicked by Mary Sue and Susan, and only available at Border Grill in Las Vegas — and unveiled for the first time at Vegas Uncork’d.


  • Little Italy from City To Strip: Rao’s Italian Brunch with The Pellegrinos (Caesars Palace), Sunday, May 1: Ciao Bella! Transport yourself to Southern Italy at this intimate afternoon affair at the exclusive Rao’s Restaurant. You’ll join Frank Pellegrino, Sr. and Jr. for a premium experience, enjoying a seasonally inspired multi-course brunch, featuring authentic family recipes, distinctive cocktails, and non-stop entertainment at this traditional Italian feast.


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Nobu at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Welcomes Chef Nobu Matsuhisa for A Night of Canapés and Cocktails



Nobu at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas will host A Night of Canapés and Cocktails on Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 7 to 10 p.m. During the special event, Nobu Matsuhisa and 28 of his executive chefs from across the country will come together to present patrons with a once-in-a-lifetime culinary affair.

A Night of Canapés and Cocktails will kick off at the famed chef’s premier Las Vegas location inside Hard Rock Hotel. For the first time, talent representing Chef Nobu’s original dining concept, Matsuhisa and chefs from Nobu locations including Malibu, San Diego, Los Angeles, Dallas, Miami, New York, Next Door, Fifty Seven, Lana’i, Waikiki, Caesars Palace Las Vegas and Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas will come together to showcase the finest of Nobu cuisine.

Guests will experience the best of Nobu with light bites designed to showcase each restaurant’s unique style and palate. Some of the savory selections include grilled pork belly with amazu, pickled compressed watermelon and balsamic crema, fluke sashimi chimichurri and Wagyu short ribs topped with tomato jam and crispy shallots.

The lavish evening of delectable delights and signature cocktails will be held underneath the stars outside at the hotel’s Breathe Pool. The lounge sits above the property’s lush 4.5 acre pool landscape and overlooks the entire Las Vegas Strip.

Tickets for the event are $95 in advance, $115 at the door and may be purchased by calling 702.693.4428 or emailing

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About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC.  Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe and Guns N’ Roses have all performed.  Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Body English Nightclub & Afterhours; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise housing world-famous pool parties REHAB Sunday and RELAX Monday; live music/entertainment venues The Joint  and Vinyl; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, The Ainsworth, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Mexican cantina Pink Taco, ‘round the clock diner Mr. Lucky’s Café and 福Fú Asian restaurant; a state-of-the-art fitness center and trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Love Jones, Rocks The Jewelers and Rock Paper Photo. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit Follow Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

First Ever 24-Hour In-Room Nobu Menu to Be Featured at Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace

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Guests of Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace will have 24-hour access to the Nobu dishes they love with first-ever in-room dining menu by Chef Nobu


World-renowned chef and soon-to-be hotelier, Nobu Matsuhisa, is set to welcome guests to the world’s first Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace early 2013 with rooms now on sale for Feb. 4.  In addition to the 181 stylish rooms and suites designed by David Rockwell, the Nobu Hotel will present a total transformation of in-room dining and the concept of room service will be forever changed.

Guests for the first time ever, will be able to order breakfast as well as the Nobu dishes they crave around the clock. Imagine waking up in a luxurious room at the new Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace to a welcoming knock, senses aroused by the sweet scent of blueberry and yuzu soba pancakes and an order of eggs Matsuhisa with roasted asparagus, bonito egg sauce, ikura and toasted bao. For the late-riser, perhaps the one-of-a-kind Vegas bento box featuring maki rolls, spicy tuna, California rolls and soft shell crab sounds like the perfect way to welcome the afternoon. Or, after spending the day lounging at the pool or enjoying the sprawling casino, enjoy a decadent dinner savored in room with delicious options ranging from signature items like lobster ceviche, angus tenderloin or black cod miso, to other favorites such as the Nobu Style lobster roll.


Whatever your favorite Nobu dish, when the world’s first Nobu Hotel opens at Caesars Palace, the culinary genius of Chef Nobu becomes a 24/7 delicacy reserved only for those who wisely booked a room  at the new boutique hotel in Las Vegas.


With the choices so plentiful and the Nobu in-room kitchen serving 24-hours daily, here is a sample of how a guest might enjoy Nobu cuisine in their room:


9:00 AM – Breakfast for Two (comes with coffee, tea, milk or juice)
  • Tomago Yaki – Japanese style omelette. Includes your choice of ingredients ranging from tomato, cheese, unagi and even king crab.
  • Green tea waffles – Banana, fresh strawberries, yuzu whipped cream, pecans, miso butter and maple syrup


2:30 PM – Lunch
  • Begin with a Yellowtail Jalapeno
  • Matsuhisa bento box – sashimi salad, selection of nigiri and maki, black cod, spicy garlic vegetable, chicken anticuchos
  • Nobu’s “Takumi” Burger and Nobu fries
7:00 PM – Light Meal
  • Nobu sashimi tacos
  • The Nobu “Club” – Chef Nobu’s take on the American classic, miso grilled chicken, lettuce, tomato, bacon with mayo ponzu mustard served on shokupan bread – pan fried, rolled and cut sushi-style.
8:30 PM – Dinner
  • Nobu Caviar Royal Ossetra
  • Artichoke salad
  • 24 oz bone in Ribeye
  • Nobu’s signature black cod miso
  • Nobu green tea brulee

Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace heralds in a new era of style, design, service and luxury in Las Vegas…and when the name Nobu is attached; you can be sure that the dining choices, both in-room and at the new 12,775 square foot Nobu Restaurant and Lounge, will be unmatched.
A highlight of the in-room dining experience will be the distinctive selection of Nobu bento boxes which have been created to excite any palate.  From the Matsuhisa to the High Roller, the Nobu in-room dining team has created a menu that is so unique; it is literally a game-changer in the hotel industry.

The menu doesn’t stop at the bento box; guests can choose from a large selection of Nobu salads and noodles, such as the lobster and shiitake salad, Nobu’s “new-man” ramen and yaki udon with either chicken or shrimp.  For those looking to create the ultimate Nobu tasting menu, the list of choices is both vast and flavorful and includes: Nobu Caviar “Royal Ossetra,” miso soup, Nobu sashimi tacos and the R.L.T.rock shrimp buns – a slider-style takeon Nobu’s signature Rock Shrimp served on a toasted bao bun dusted with nori, butter lettuce, rock shrimp, creamy spicy, Maui onion/tomato salsa. In addition, there is a full selection of entrées, including a 24-ounce bone-in rib-eye, Jidori free-range chicken and succulent Scottish salmon. 


Nobu will offer up the perfect options for foodies, including the Nobu ‘club,’ pork belly tonkatsu sandwich – 14-hour pork belly panko fried, homemade tonkatsu sauce, mustard butter served on shokupan bread, vegetable tacos, black cod butter lettuce, a selection of salads and noodles and desserts including tofu cheesecake, mochi ice cream, Nobu green tea brulee.


Known and loved all around the world in Nobu Restaurants stretching across five continents, many of Chef Nobu’s most popular dishes can be ordered to your room including the signature dishes yellowtail jalapeno and black cod miso.


For more information visit  or call (800) 727-4923.


Reigning at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Caesars Palace features 3,960 hotel guest rooms and suites, including the brand new Octavius Tower and 181-room Nobu Hotel. The 85-acre resort offers 25 diverse dining options including celebrity chef-branded restaurants by Gordon Ramsay, Bobby Flay and Guy Savoy, the award-winning Bacchanal Buffet, nearly 130,000 square-feet of casino space, a five-acre Garden of the Gods pool oasis and the luxurious Qua Baths & Spa. The Forum Shops at Caesars showcases more than 160 boutiques and restaurants and the 4,300-seat Colosseum spotlights world class entertainers such as Celine Dion, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Shania Twain and Jerry Seinfeld. For more information, please visit or . Find Caesars Palace on Facebook and follow on Twitter.