The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Romances this Valentine’s Day with a Variety of Luxury Experiences

Photos courtesy The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas’ luxurious experiences and indulgent culinary offerings will make for an ideal getaway this Valentine’s Day, Thursday, Feb. 14. Catering to couples and singles alike, the resort’s newly refreshed rooms, relaxing Sahra Spa & Hammam treatments and glamorous beauty services provide a serene retreat for couples looking to pamper themselves. Those looking for a romantic date or night on the town with friends can enjoy specialty menus, shareable plates and signature cocktails at the resort’s renowned Restaurant Collection.

2019 Valentine’s Day Offerings

Resort

City Views for Two

For the ultimate Valentine’s Day experience, couples can take in unmatched panoramic views of the Las Vegas skyline from their private terrace in one of The Cosmopolitan’s newly remodeled guest rooms.  Terrace Studios, Terrace One Bedrooms and Terrace Suites exude modern sophistication and comfort, incorporating rich jewel tones, gold touches and handcrafted patterns while the Wraparound Terrace Suites emulate the aesthetic of an urban penthouse featuring bright accents, plush fabrics and reflective finishes.  In-room tablets provide couples with the convenience to book restaurant and spa reservations, purchase show tickets, order room service and more. Guests can also save time and let The Cosmopolitan’s Concierge team create a romantic evening for two. Direct booking is available here.

Sahra Spa & Hammam

Sahra Spa & Hammam is a full-service luxury spa that can customize experiences and treatments for any occasion, but rest and relaxation make it the perfect destination for a Valentine’s Day couple’s retreat. Services include the Mana Lomi Massage, the Gentlemen’s Muscle Soothing Massage, the Luxury Lift Facial, the Men’s Luxe Facial Skin Care and more. Elevate the ambiance and have the spa’s concierge curate a more intimate experience in a private Spa Suite complete with a relaxation space, treatment and personal vanity areas, steam room and shower, deep soaking tub and catering options. A full list of services can be found here.

Make it a Galentine’s Day

The Cosmopolitan is the ultimate spot for single ladies to be pampered and party for Galentine’s Day. Guests are welcomed to sip on champagne and show their tresses some love with a luxury styled blowout at Drybar followed by a manicure, pedicure and makeup application at Violet Hour for a kiss of glam before a night out with the girls. The resort’s glamorous three-story Chandelier will offer playful cocktails including We’re All Mad Here and Video Killed The Radio Star; or can enjoy the timeless musical stylings, relaxed environment, stimulating small bites and mouthwatering cocktails at CliQue Bar & Lounge. Girl gangs can dine on decadent steak and wine pairings at STK, share small bites at Beauty & Essex, or enjoy Blue Ribbon’s Moët & Chandon champagne pairing menu. Share the love with Momofuku’s newest cocktail, the Moroccan Sunset. The refreshingly crisp large-format drink serves more than 15 cocktails and arrives in a clear dispenser, displaying its Instagram-ably vibrant colors. With endless offerings for a ladies night on the town, The Cosmopolitan is the go-to resort for a Galentine’s getaway.

Restaurants:

Scarpetta

Enjoy a romantic dinner for two with views of The Strip and fountains at The Cosmopolitan’s alluring and intimate Italian restaurant, Scarpetta. Dine on signature dishes, such as creamy polenta or veal chop “Parmigiano,” and enjoy a decadent Valentine’s Day dessert, Chocolate Pot de Crème Meringata, prepared with chocolate pot de crème with raspberry meringue, candied walnuts, raspberry cream cheese crèmeux and red velvet gelato. Scarpetta’s full menu can be found here.

Holsteins Shakes and Buns

Fall in love with Holsteins’ Valentine’s Day Shake made with vanilla ice cream, passionfruit custard, raspberries, white chocolate crunchies and Ciroc Berry Vodka. Garnished with a passionfruit macaron, Sweetart lollipop and Souper Pucker Juju Lips, this spiked and sweet treat is the perfect shake to share with your date this Valentine’s Day. This shake is available for $15 from February 12 – 17, 2019.

Beauty & Essex

Beauty & Essex is a one-stop-shop for a unique gift and a romantic dinner. Enter through a pawn-shop inspired retail area, where couples can peruse a curated collection of vintage jewelry and one-of-a-kind goods. Continue into the restaurant, enveloped in deep purples, antique golds, leather and velvet, to enjoy savory bites perfect for sharing. Beauty & Essex offers Valentine’s Day specials like Oysters Rockefeller with Applewood bacon, spinach, Sicilian bread crumbs; Roasted Beet Salad with smoked goat cheese, pickled golden beets, micro herb salad and honey-beet vinaigrette; Pici with Broccolini Pesto with Gulf Shrimp, blistered cherry tomato, pancetta crip and micro basil; 14 oz Prime NY Strip Oscar Style with Alaskan King Crab, asparagus, and black truffle hollandaise; and The Wheel of Luv featuring Chef’s choice of Valentine’s heart boxes. The full menu can be found here.

STK

Guests are enticed to fill their fantasy with an amorous dinner at STK. The bustling bar scene, inspired menu, vibe-dining atmosphere, and in-house DJ offers a flirty take on the classic American steakhouse. STK will keep the romance going for days with Valentine’s Day steaks, surfs, sweets and a Love Potion cocktail. STK’s full menu can be found here. Valentine’s Day specials are available February 14 – 17, 2019.

Blue Ribbon

Toast to love with the Moët & Chandon Pairing Menu at Blue Ribbon. A match made in heaven, each plate is paired with the perfect bubbly accompaniment. Choose between the Classic Cheese Fondue for Two featuring potato skins, bacon bits, apples and bread paired with two glasses of Chandon étoile; or the extravagant Bubbles & Caviar with 30g Impérial Ossetra and one bottle of Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut.

Rose. Rabbit. Lie.

Toast the evening with love songs and opulent cocktails coupled with reinvented American dishes at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. The modern supper club’s Caviar Tacos with a crisp potato shell and indulgent caviar filling are the perfect playful dish to share. Dine on the decadent Oysters Rockefeller or the tender Beef Wellington while enjoying live entertainment throughout your meal. At the end of the evening, guests are treated to one of the restaurant’s most signature desserts, the Cookie Jar, featuring an eclectic combination of decadent cookies and treats making a sweet ending for date night. Rose. Rabbit. Lie.’s full menu can be found here.

Zuma

The ultra-elegant atmosphere at Zuma is authentic, but not traditional. This Valentine’s Day, restaurant-goers can indulge in a $149 prix fixe Truffle Omakase menu featuring: Sliced Seabass Sashimi with yuzu, truffle and salmon roe; Beef Tataki with pickle daikon and fresh shaved truffle; Steamed Baby Spinach with sesame dressing; Toro Tartare with caviar and black winter truffle; Rock Shrimp Tempura with truffle mayonnaise; Grilled Scallops with pickled plum, shiso and mentaiko butter; Zuma Special Sashimi and Truffle Sushi; Shiitake Mushroom with garlic soy butter; Grilled Chilean Seabass with green chili and ginger dressing; and a 12oz.Rib Eye with truffle sauce and fresh shaved black truffle. This delectable dinner will also be served with a glass of champagne and a decadent chocolate truffle with caramel, milk chocolate mousse and coffee miso ice cream as well as Zuma specialty truffles for dessert.

Va Bene Caffè

Espresso one’s love this Valentine’s Day at Va Bene Caffè and coffee shop with a decadent Macaroon Petit Gateau. The specialty raspberry macaron, filled with raspberry jelly, yogurt cream and fresh raspberries, is sure to satisfy any guest’s sweet desires.

Wicked Spoon

Named KNPR’s Best Dessert Buffet, Wicked Spoon’s assortment of imaginative Valentine’s Day desserts is a heavenly ending to a buffet experience. Indulge in strawberry cream puffs, heart-shaped raspberry jelly cheesecake and cherry almond tarts at Wicked Spoon, available for a limited time.

 

About The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a unique luxury resort and casino that offers a decidedly different perspective. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Cosmopolitan’s distinct vertical multi-tower design features more than 3,000 guestrooms with residential living spaces, private terraces and breathtaking views of the city skyline. Luxury amenities include a premier lineup of world-class culinary experiences; an intriguing mix of bars, nightclubs and entertainment venues; 100,000-square-foot-casino; award-winning spa, salon and fitness center; unrivaled pool district and an eclectic line-up of hand-selected boutiques. For more information visit: www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com

Three Square Food Bank Works to Bag Childhood Hunger with ‘Fashion For Three Square’

Three Square Food Bank Works to Bag Childhood Hunger with ‘Fashion For Three Square’
Seventh annual event transformed Three Square headquarters into elegant social gathering in support of longstanding charitable campaign to benefit children in need


On Saturday, May 5, “Fashion for Three Square,” a special event underwritten by the Bennett Family Foundation, transformed Three Square’s north campus, which ordinarily houses operations, volunteering, food rescue, warehousing and distribution, into a grand party venue. The gathering featured elegant décor, fashion models, entertainment and local culinary tastes as attendees supported the Bag Childhood Hunger campaign, now in its seventh year.

The event featured fashions by Etro, presented by Neiman Marcus, along with food provided by top Las Vegas restaurants including: Blue Ribbon, STK, Buddy V’s Ristorante, La Strega, Libertine Social and Carnevino. In addition, Three Square’s executive chef John Hilton and his team prepared live dishes at the food bank’s demonstration kitchen & atrium. One of Three Square’s storage coolers was converted into an ice bar, featuring Artisanal Foods and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. MGM Resorts International provided an array of sweet treats. The event also welcomed entertainment from Las Vegas-based soul singer Jessica Manalo; Strip headliners The Australian Bee Gees, who performed hits from one of the most successful acts in musical history, the Bee Gees; and students from the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts.

Contributions made to Three Square’s Bag Childhood Hunger Campaign, which continues through May 31, will be used right here in Southern Nevada and will have double the impact thanks to a generous $500,000 contribution to match gifts toward the food bank’s goal to raise $2 million.

The Bag Childhood Hunger campaign supports one of the most vulnerable populations in Southern Nevada, children. Proper nutrition for children is critical as hunger can cause lasting physical and mental challenges. One in four children in Southern Nevada live in households that are food insecure. Additionally, more than 62 percent of children in Clark County schools are enrolled in free or reduced-price meal programs. That’s more than 203,000 students.

In its 10th year fighting hunger, Three Square is able to provide three meals for every dollar donated to the food bank. Thanks to the support of matching sponsors throughout this campaign, Three Square will be able to provide six meals for every dollar donated.

To make a donation to Bag Childhood Hunger and for further information about Three Square’s childhood nutrition programs, visit www.bagchildhunger.org or call 702.644.3663, ext. 334.

About Three Square Food Bank
This year marks Three Square’s 10th anniversary serving as Southern Nevada’s only food bank and largest hunger relief organization. The nonprofit offers wholesome, nutritious food to nonprofit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites that serve a wide range of Southern Nevadans. A national model project inspired by Founder Eric Hilton with a grant provided by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Three Square is a community collaborative partnership with businesses, nonprofit agencies, food distributors, higher education institutions, the Clark County School District, governmental entities, the media and thousands of volunteers to efficiently and effectively work together to serve those in our community struggling with hunger. Three Square currently provides more than 37 million meals – the equivalent of more than 45 million pounds of food and grocery product – per year through a network of more than 1,600 community partners. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks. For additional information visit threesquare.org. For the latest news and events on Three Square, visit Facebook and follow them on Instagram and Twitter (@threesquarelv).

CIS of Nevada’s Today For Tomorrow Benefit Gala Returns to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nov. 4

 

Eat Your Heart Out: Communities In Schools of Nevada’s Foodie Favorite Benefit Gala Today For Tomorrow Returns to
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nov. 4
Seventh Annual Gala Will Honor Governor Sandoval

(Pictured: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas’s Roster of Celebrity Chefs Pose on the 2016 Today for Tomorrow Red Carpet with Communities In Schools National Board Chair Elain Wynn)

 

Communities In Schools of Nevada (CIS of Nevada) will hold their highly anticipated, seventh annual fall benefit gala, Today For Tomorrow, on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 6 – 10 p.m. at the Belmont Ballroom inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

The annual philanthropic foodie event, this year themed “Groovy Nights,” will once again feature a mouth-watering culinary lineup from The Cosmopolitan’s roster of award-winning celebrity chefs. In addition, a disco dance floor, seventies tribute band, entertainment from the cast of BAZ: Star Crossed Love, silent and live auctions, a live gaming area and much more will entertain all in attendance. Guests are strongly encouraged to dress in their grooviest duds and disco the night away.

Thirteen restaurants from The Cosmopolitan will delight palates with tapas-style delicacies that are small in portion but big in flavor, many served by the Executive Chefs themselves. Participating restaurants include: Beauty & Essex, Blue Ribbon, China Poblano, Estiatorio Milos, Holsteins, Jaleo, Momofuku, Milk Bar, Scarpetta, Rose. Rabbit. Lie, STK, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Pastry Shop, and Zuma. In addition, the best in mixology will be featured by the creative minds of The Chandelier and CliQue Bar & Lounge.

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval will be honored for his continuous dedication toward advocating on behalf of Nevada’s most vulnerable student populations. Also in attendance will be Governor Sandoval’s former Chief of Strategy Officer and Nevada Superintendent, and current CEO of Communities in Schools National, Dale Erquiaga. Former Nevada Senator Harry Reid and his wife Landra are co-chairs of the event.

Tickets and lounge seating are available for purchase here and on the CIS of Nevada website. Ticket and seating options include:

Single Ticket: $350

VIP Ticket: $500

Lounge Seating for Ten: $3,500

VIP Lounge Seating for Ten: $5,000

Last year’s swanky 1920s-themed soiree was attended by more than 400 guests and allowed attendees to raise $300,000 for the local affiliate of the nation’s leading dropout prevention program. Live auction highlights included an eight-person in home-cooked dinner prepared by celebrity chefs Scott Conant of Scarpetta, and Chris Santos of Beauty and Essex; a fluffy eleven-week-old Maltipoo puppy; and a seven-day trip to Australia.

To meet its mission of surrounding at-risk students with a community of support, CIS of Nevada relies on its community partners, as well as grants and donations, to fund its proven system of integrated student support. CIS of Nevada’s goal is to remove all non-academic barriers to education, giving students every opportunity to succeed in school and achieve in life.

For more information on CIS of Nevada, please visit http://cisnevada.org/.

About CIS Nevada
Communities In Schools of Nevada is the local affiliate of the nation’s largest and most effective organization dedicated to keeping kids in school and helping them succeed in life. Working with both schools and the surrounding community, Communities In Schools of Nevada does whatever it takes to help kids stay in school and succeed in life. Based directly inside schools, Communities In Schools of Nevada connects students and their families to basic and critical educational and community-based resources, tailored to each student’s specific needs.

Operating in 59 school sites in Southern Nevada, Western Nevada and Northeastern Nevada, Communities In Schools of Nevada serves over 58,000 students. Nationally, Communities In Schools provides services in more than 2,200 schools in 26 states and the District of Columbia, serving 1.3 million young people and their families every year. As the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, Communities In Schools is the only program proven to both decrease dropout rates and increase graduation rates. For more information, please see our website http://www.cisnevada.org.

Keep up with CIS of Nevada events and news on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a luxury resort and casino offering a decidedly different perspective from its commitment to integrating art into every experience to a world-renowned Restaurant Collection and distinct entertainment venues. Located in the heart of The Strip, its unique vertical multi-tower design offers spectacular views of the vibrant city. The 3,026-room resort features oversized residential-style living spaces with expansive, one-of-a-kind private terraces.

For more information visit: www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com
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STK Denver Officially Opens, Announces New Happy Hour Menu

THE ONE GROUP’S NEWEST RESTAURANT, STK DENVER, ANNOUNCES “OFFICE HOURS”
– THE NEW HAPPY HOUR MENU FEATURING BITES, BUBBLES, WINE AND COCKTAILS 

 

STK Denver, the highly anticipated and recently opened modern steakhouse, is announcing “Office Hours” – their signature take on happy hour.  

Known for its dynamic social vibe combined with an exceptional dining experience, STK now offers guests a distinct selection of discounted appetizers, cocktails, wine and beer Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The new menu soars above and beyond the usual afternoon happy hour by offering exceptional STK bites such as crispy calamari, oysters and beef tartare for $10, along with a “buy one get one” offer for select cocktails, bubbles, wine and beer. Guests can enjoy the “Office Hours” menu at the restaurant’s expansive main bar or at one of its bistro tables.  

Located near the intersection of 16th and Market streets, STK Denver is nestled in the epicenter of the city’s nightlife, sports and business districts – making it the perfect happy hour destination for professionals wrapping up the work day or sports fans on their way to cheer on the next home game. The restaurant’s open, vibe-driven atmosphere creates an ideal atmosphere for an intimate catch-up or a group outing to relieve stress and celebrate the end of the work day.

Reservations are encouraged, but not required: http://togrp.com/venue/stk-denver/.

The new “Office Hours” menu features:

$10 Bites
Lil’ BRGs: wagyu – special sauce – sesame seed bun- truffle fries
Shaved Brussels sprouts salad: gala apple – Marcona almonds – goat cheddar
Crispy calamari: shishito – chili remoulade
Oysters: blood orange – Pernod – fennel mignonette
Beef tartare: truffle croutons –  egg – Fresno chili

Buy One Get One” Signature Cocktails, Select Bubbles, Wine, Local Beers
White Wine: Sauvignon Blanc, Brancott, Marlborough, NZ ’15; Pinot Grigio, Gabbiano, Delle Venezie, IT ’14
Red Wine: Malbec, Terrazas ‘Altos del Plata’, Mendoza, AR ‘1; Pinot Noir, Kenwood ‘Yulupa’, CA ’14
Bubbles: Stellina di Notte Prosecco, It NV
Beers: Upslope Craft Lager, Great Divide Titan IPA


ABOUT STK
STK is a unique concept that artfully blends the modern steakhouse and chic lounge into one, offering a dynamic, fine dining experience with the superior quality of a traditional steakhouse. STK distinguishes itself by focusing on the social experience with a sleek, contemporary design and an in-house DJ who creates an infectious, high-energy vibe. The menu features reimagined classic American cuisine with signature dishes like bite-sized Lil’ BRGs made with Wagyu beef, Lobster Mac & Cheese and, of course, the highest quality steak. STK defines the modern fine dining experience with incredible food, world-class service and the perfect atmosphere. STK has locations in New York City, Miami, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Orlando, Denver, London, Ibiza and Milan with additional locations coming soon to San Diego, Boston, Austin and Dallas. For more information about STK, please visit www.stkhouse.com.

ABOUT THE ONE GROUP
The ONE Group (NASDAQ:STKS) is a global hospitality company that develops and operates upscale, high-energy restaurants and lounges and provides hospitality management services for hotels, casinos and other high-end venues both nationally and internationally. The ONE Group’s primary restaurant brand is STK, a modern twist on the American steakhouse concept with locations in major metropolitan cities throughout the U.S. and Europe. ONE Hospitality, The ONE Group’s food and beverage hospitality services business, provides the development, management and operations for premier restaurants and turn-key food and beverage services within high-end hotels and casinos. Additional information about The ONE Group can be found at www.togrp.com.

EVENT RECAP: Las Vegas’ Top Industry Leaders Rock Out on Downtown Grand Hotel’s Picnic Roof During Las Vegas Business Academy’s Third Annual Fundraiser

LAS VEGAS BUSINESS ACADEMY’

Vegas’ Top Industry Leaders Rock Out on Downtown Grand Hotel’s Picnic Roof During Las Vegas Business Academy’s Third Annual Fundraiser

On Saturday, Oct. 11, Las Vegas’ top hospitality executives, chefs and community leaders gathered for “Rockin’ on the Roof,” Las Vegas Business Academy’s third annual fundraising event, on the scenic picnic rooftop of the Downtown Grand Hotel in an effort to raise scholarship funds for University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) students pursuing a law degree or masters degree in hospitality or business.

 

The evening began with an exclusive VIP reception with top community leaders, board members and the four scholarship recipients, Daven Cameron, Keivan Roebuck, Tasha Schwikert and Matthew Sheahan. During the reception, Las Vegas Business Academy’s Chairman and Founder, Rino Armeni, honored Seth Schorr, CEO of Downtown Grand Hotel and Sam Cherry, CEO of Sam Cherry Development  with the Griffin award. The award recognized the prominent role the two industry leaders play in downtown’s resurgence in addition to their vision and drive to keep Las Vegas on the map as one of the world’s greatest cities.

 

Throughout the evening, guests sampled a variety of delicious dishes ranging from Peking Duck and Roasted Pork to Agnolotti Lobster and Grilled Octopus. Among the restaurants showcasing signature dishes were Scarpetta, Jaleo, Estiatorio Milos, Sensi, Lao Sze Chuan, D.O.C.G, Mozen, The Capital Grille, Portofino, Four Seasons, STK, Culinary Academy, StripSteak and Buddy V’s Cupcakes.

 

Before arriving at the Downtown Grand Hotel, guests were treated to a live performance of the Tony Award winning musical, Wicked at The Smith Center. As the sun began to set and the city lights turned on, guests enjoyed a beautiful view of downtown Las Vegas as sounds of live music by Vegas Limit could be heard throughout the night.

 

(From Left to Right) Las Vegas Business Academy Chairman and Founder, Rino Armeni, with scholarship recipients Matthew Sheahan, Tasha Schwikert, Daven Cameron and Keivan Roebuck.
(From Left to Right) Las Vegas Business Academy Chairman and Founder, Rino Armeni, with scholarship recipients Matthew Sheahan, Tasha Schwikert, Daven Cameron and Keivan Roebuck.
Las Vegas Business Academy’s Chairman and Founder, Rino Armeni, honors Seth Schorr, CEO of Downtown Grand Hotel, with the Griffin Award.
Las Vegas Business Academy’s Chairman and Founder, Rino Armeni, honors Seth Schorr, CEO of Downtown Grand Hotel, with the Griffin Award.
Las Vegas Business Academy Chairman and Founder, Rino Armeni and Las Vegas Business Academy President, Frank Rigley, enjoying the “Rockin on the Roof” event at the Downtown Grand Hotel Picnic rooftop area.
Las Vegas Business Academy Chairman and Founder, Rino Armeni and Las Vegas Business Academy President, Frank Rigley, enjoying the “Rockin on the Roof” event at the Downtown Grand Hotel Picnic rooftop area.

 

About Las Vegas Business Academy:

Founded in 2011, Las Vegas Business Academy (LVBA) is a nonprofit organization devoted to providing scholarship funds for students pursuing a law degree or master’s degree in business or hospitality management at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). LVBA’s program offers selected college students educational enrichment, professional development, financial aid and unparalleled mentoring resources with top-tier industry leaders in an effort to establish Nevada’s next generation of leaders. For more information, visit Las Vegas Business Academy’s website or call 702.998.2138.

SAVE THE DATE: Las Vegas Business Academy’s Annual Fundraising Event in Downtown Las Vegas On Saturday, Oct. 11

LAS VEGAS BUSINESS ACADEMY’

SAVE THE DATE FOR LAS VEGAS BUSINESS ACADEMY’S ANNUAL FUNDRAISING EVENT IN DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS ON SATURDAY, OCT.  11

What: Las Vegas Business Academy’s (LVBA) third annual fundraising event combines Las Vegas’ culinary masterminds with an extravagant entertainment lineup in an effort to raise scholarship funds for students pursuing graduate degrees.

 

The fundraising event will begin at The Smith Center with a matinee performance of  Tony Award winning musical, Wicked. The matinee will be followed by dinner and live rooftop entertainment at the Downtown Grand Hotel.  Las Vegas’ top chefs, hospitality executives and community leaders will gather above the streets of downtown to support the leaders of tomorrow by building awareness for the scholarship program.  Paired with gourmet dishes prepared by more than 15 local restaurants, the event offers the essence of Vegas’ vibrant entertainment with live performances by Japanese drummers, a live DJ and the band Phoenix.

 

When:
Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

2 to 7:30 p.m.
Wicked Performance from 2 to 4 p.m. followed by dinner and entertainment from 4:30to 7:30 p.m.

 

Where:
The Smith Center

361 Symphony Park Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89106

 

The Downtown Grand Hotel
206 North 3rd Street.
Las Vegas, NV 89101

 

Details: As the nonprofit’s primary source of funding each year, Las Vegas Business Academy’s scholarship fundraising event offers an entertaining opportunity for prominent Las Vegas figures to come together in support of higher education.

 

Local Las Vegas restaurants tentatively confirmed to participate in this year’s event include Scarpetta, Jaleo, Estiatorio Milos, Due Forni, Sensi, Peking Duck, D.O.C.G, Comme Ça, Mozen, The Capital Grille, Portofino, Four Seasons, STK, Sugar Factory, Smith Center, StripSteak and Buddy V’s Cupcakes.

 

About Las Vegas Business Academy
Founded in 2011, Las Vegas Business Academy (LVBA) is a nonprofit organization devoted to providing scholarship funds for students pursuing a law degree or master’s degree in business or hospitality management at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). LVBA’s program offers selected college students educational enrichment, professional development, financial aid and unparalleled mentoring resources with top-tier industry leaders in an effort to establish Nevada’s next generation of leaders. For more information, visit Las Vegas Business Academy’s website or call 702.998.2138.

 

Follow LVBA on Twitter (@LVBAcademy) or Facebook (Las Vegas Business Academy) for the latest updates.

THE LAS VEGAS EPICUREAN AFFAIR RETURNS TO THE PALAZZO® ON MAY 22 FEATURING TOP LAS VEGAS RESTAURANTS AND BEVERAGE RETAILERS

Las Vegas Epicurean

THE LAS VEGAS EPICUREAN AFFAIR RETURNS TO
THE PALAZZO® ON MAY 22 FEATURING TOP LAS
VEGAS RESTAURANTS AND BEVERAGE RETAILERS

Southern Nevada’s Premiere Culinary Extravaganza is Back at The Palazzo for the Fifth Year

The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair returns to The Palazzo® Las Vegas on Thursday, May 22, 2014. Sponsored by the Nevada Restaurant Association (NvRA), the Las Vegas Epicurean Affair showcases prestigious restaurants and beverage purveyors that have elevated Las Vegas to an international dining destination.

Hosted at The Palazzo for the fifth year, guests attending the Las Vegas Epicurean Affair will partake in an enticing evening, sampling cuisine and cocktails at the luxurious poolside setting at The Palazzo.

“The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair is one of our favorite evenings of the year and we’re thrilled to partner with the Nevada Restaurant Association to bring the event back to The Palazzo for the fifth year,” said Sebastien Silvestri, vice president of food and beverage for The Venetian and The Palazzo. “It’s an amazing opportunity for guests to enjoy delicious selections from the best chefs in Las Vegas at a gorgeous poolside affair.”

This year, participants include Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio, Delmonico Steakhouse, Morels French Steakhouse, STK, Bouchon, TAO Asian Bistro, and Il Mulino, as well as many other illustrious Las Vegas restaurants.

“This event is the perfect way to showcase the wonderful restaurants and beverage purveyors of the city and to raise money for scholarships for our ProStart high school students,” said NvRA President and CEO Katherine Jacobi. “The Pools at The Palazzo are an incredible backdrop for this exciting event.”

The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair is open to the public and will be held on Thursday, May 22, 2014, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at The Pools at The Palazzo. Tickets will go on sale on April 21, 2014, and can be purchased at www.palazzo.com or any Venetian or Palazzo box office. Tickets for the event are $155 for early admission at 6:00 p.m. and $105 for general admission. Proceeds benefit NvRA’s educational and scholarship programs, including ProStart®, a national high school culinary skill and restaurant management program.

Photos/ Recap: LUCKYRICE Festival Returns to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

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The New York-based LUCKYRICE Festival returned to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas this past weekend (Oct. 4-6) with a lively and extensive culinary celebration. The three-day festival allowed attendees to revel in the invigorating flavors of various Asian countries. Celebrity guest chefs from across the globe introduced their specialty dishes and interacted with guests at different events throughout the weekend.

The LUCKYRICE Vegas Night Market (Saturday, Oct. 5) transformed Boulevard Pool into an outdoor feast for the second year in a row, inspired by the festive night markets of Asia. Featuring traditional Asian street food and modern variations alike, the event allowed festival-goers to enjoy delicious bites from more than 20 guest chefs including Kristen Kish (Menton, Boston), Brooke Williamson (Hudson House and The Tripel, California), Jet Tila (Kuma Snow Cream, Las Vegas) and Pichet Ong (New York City). Chefs from The Cosmopolitan’s own famed eateries, such as China Poblano, STK, Wicked Spoon, Comme Ça and Holsteins, contributed dishes to the event as well. Resort mixologists Christopher Hopkins and Mariena Mercer were also on hand, creating specialty Bombay Sapphire EAST cocktails with an Asian flare.

Additionally, an Opening Ceremony kicked off the weekend on Friday, Oct. 4 at Boulevard Pool.  Guests enjoyed authentic Chinese entertainment and released floating lotus flowers into the water at the sound of a drum, a wish signifying prosperity. The festival concluded with a Dim Sum, Bloody Mary & Mahjong Brunch (Sunday, Oct.6) at Bamboo Pool hosted by celebrity chef Susur Lee (Top Chef Masters/Lee, Toronto).

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Photo credit:  Erik Kabik

STK Sizzles into June with a Colorful DJ Line-up for its Weekly Industry Appreciation Dinner Parties

STK Sizzles into June with a Colorful DJ Line-up for its Weekly
Industry Appreciation Dinner Parties
“Magnum Mondays” – Because Size Matters

Las Vegas – STK, at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is sizzling into June with a colorful DJ line-up for its weekly Industry Appreciation Dinner Party, “Magnum Mondays: Because Size Matters.” Every Monday, from 9 p.m. – midnight, STK offers Las Vegas industry professionals a magnum-size bottle of champagne for the price of a regularly-sized bottle purchased. Guests are invited to indulge in Chef Stephen Hopcraft’s signature menu, which includes succulent steaks in all sizes, and savory side dishes at 25 percent off. The evening of energy is paired with performances from S.K.A.M. Artist deejays. Reservations are required for industry night.

Magnum Mondays May Artist’s Schedule:

June 4 – Joe Maz
From Shanghai to Manila and Taipei to Mexico, Joe Maz is a force to be reckoned with. This international lover of sounds can be considered a spin-doctor or remixologist because of his ability to manipulate music, but one thing for sure is that Maz is a sheer genius! With boisterous beats and an exhilarating tempo, Maz is sure to keep the crowd moving all evening.

June 11 – Five
One, two, three, four, FIVE! No need to go any further when you’ve already reached the top. Eclectic taste and a highly eccentric mind make DJ Five a producer of sounds to be heard. After years of taking notes and studying from hip-hop’s best, DJ Five has staked his claim. DJ Five has made his mark on the music industry and will surely leave his mark on you.

June 18 – Skratchy
DJ Skratchy began deejaying at the early age of 14 and has become one of the most respected DJs in the industry. Spinning smoking beats for some of the hottest spots in Hollywood and Las Vegas, DJ Skratchy brings crowd-pleasing music to the turntables.

June 25 – Crooked
A laid-back island style beat coupled with a New Yorker’s edge is the base of DJ Crooked’s music. Always ready to throw in a dash of his mood, DJ Crooked can take the crowd from Jamaica to New York, from Miami to LA and then just bring everyone back to the 80’s all in one set. When DJ Crooked is on the turntables he takes you away.

About STK Las Vegas
STK, the swank, hip steakhouse at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has been recognized with a variety of accolades including “Best Steakhouse on the Strip” by Las Vegas Review-Journal 2012 “Best of Las Vegas” readers’ poll, “2012 Diners’ Choice Awards” for Open Table’s Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in the United States and “Best New Restaurant with a Scene” by Vegas Seven’s 2011 “Best of the City.” STK is open seven days a week, from 5:30 p.m. – midnight. Dubbed “Not Your Daddy’s Steakhouse,” Executive Chef Stephen Hopcraft serves up tantalizing steaks and mouth-watering sides. STK Las Vegas is located in the P3 Commons at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South. Reservations can be made by calling 702.698.7990. For more information, visit www.stkhouse.com

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About The ONE Group
The ONE Group is a high-end hospitality company that develops, manages and operates a portfolio of high-energy restaurants, lounges and bars. The company also operates a turn-key food and beverage program for hotels and resorts. The company was established with the vision of becoming a market leader in the hospitality industry by melding service, ambiance and cuisine into one great experience. By applying over 45 years of experience from its affiliated hospitality company, U.K.-based The Modern Group, The ONE Group continues to expand its concepts globally. Since introducing its first venue in January 2004, The ONE Group has opened, partnered or has under construction 31 venues, including operating a number of hotel contracts and casinos restaurants. The company will launch its first international operation in 2012. Corporate brands include One, STK, Asellina and Heraea. Partner brands include Bagatelle & Tenjune. For more information about The ONE Group please visit http://www.togrp.com; follow at http://www.twitter.com/TheONEGroupUS; and engage with http://www.facebook.com/TheONEGroupUS

Las Vegas Epicurean Affair Returns May 24 at The Palazzo Las Vegas

 

 

 

 

LAS VEGAS EPICUREAN AFFAIR RETURNS MAY 24 AT THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS ® 

Save the Date for Southern Nevada’s Premier Culinary Extravaganza

 

On Thursday, May 24, many of the best restaurants of Las Vegas will unite again poolside at The Palazzo Las Vegas® for the Las Vegas Epicurean Affair. The event, sponsored by the Nevada Restaurant Association (NvRA), gives guests a taste of the gourmet offerings that have elevated the city to an international dining destination.

Hosted by The Palazzo, the Las Vegas Epicurean Affair promises a tantalizing evening of culinary splendor. Guests will savor samplings of cuisine and cocktails from prestigious restaurants and beverage purveyors in a luxurious poolside setting at The Palazzo for a palate pleasing event that is undoubtedly Las Vegas.

“We are excited to partner with NvRA for the third year in a row to host the Las Vegas Epicurean Affair,” said Sebastien Silvestri, vice president of food and beverage for The Palazzo and The Venetian. “This is an amazing culinary event poolside at The Palazzo and we welcome everyone to experience the amenities at both properties.”

“We are thrilled to showcase the incredible restaurants of the city, and are excited to feature new participants as well as returning signature favorites,” said NvRA President and CEO Katherine Jacobi.  “The Pools at The Palazzo are the perfect backdrop for this exciting event.”

Past participants at the event have included Bradley Ogden, Carnevino, CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Delmonico Steakhouse, Restaurant Guy Savoy, Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro, STK, Nobu Las Vegas, Prime Steakhouse, Table 10, Valentino and many other illustrious restaurants throughout Las Vegas. 

The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair is open to the public and will be held Thursday, May 24 from 7 to 10 p.m. at The Pools at The Palazzo.  Tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 25 at LasVegasEpicureanAffair.com. General admission prices are $100 each and VIP tickets are available for $150 per person, granting early admission at 6 p.m. To complete the evening, private cabanas are also available for purchase. Proceeds from the event benefit NvRA’s educational and scholarship programs.  Book the Las Vegas Epicurean Affair suite package online beginning April 23 at palazzo.com or venetian.com or call 702.607.4100.

ABOUT NEVADA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION
Founded in 1982, the Nevada Restaurant Association is the leading business association serving the needs of food service operators in Nevada. As an affiliate of the National Restaurant Association, and together with the NvRA Educational Foundation, the Association’s mission is to promote, protect and educate the restaurant industry, which is comprised of more than 5,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets employing more than 150,000 people.

 

ABOUT THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS®
With more than 3,000 spacious suites, luxury shopping ,world-class dining and entertainment, the $1.9 billion, Silver LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified Palazzo Las Vegas literally takes luxury to new heights.  Ranked as one of the top 25 hotels in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Awards” for two consecutive years, the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Four Star-Award winning resort is highlighted by a flagship 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York.  The Shoppes at The Palazzo® feature more than 60 luxury boutiques, including 20 remarkable stores and couture brands making their Las Vegas debuts at The Palazzo including Chloé, Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin, Diane von Furstenberg, Van Cleef & Arpels and Catherine Malandrino. The all-suite resort offers plush and opulent suite accommodations ranging from a Luxury Suite at an unprecedented 720 square feet to the 8,000-square-foot Chairman suite with private terraces and plunge pools.  The Palazzo also offers a variety of cuisines from a collection of award-winning chefs such as Carnevino by Mario Batali, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse. Other unique offerings include the chic dining and nightlife hotspot, LAVO; the world’s largest Canyon Ranch SpaClub®; the ultimate sports bar, sportsbook and restaurant on the Strip, Lagasse’s Stadium; and Prestige at The Palazzo – an exclusive space designed to offer the sophisticated traveler an elevated level of services and amenities including private champagne check in, packing and unpacking services, exclusive bath and pillow menus, complimentary cocktail reception and more. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premiere loyalty program, which rewards guests with the ease and usability of just one card and one program. The Palazzo and its famed sister resort, The Venetian Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio. For additional information, visit The Palazzo website at palazzolasvegas.com, follow on Twitter @palazzolasvegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/palazzolasvegas.

 

STK Las Vegas Kicks off the Madness of March with a Killer Deejay Line-up for its Industry Appreciation Dinner Parties

STK Las Vegas Kicks off the Madness of March with a Killer Deejay Line-up for its Industry Appreciation Dinner Parties
“Magnum Mondays” – Because Size Matters  

STK at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas kicks off the madness of March with an all new, killer DJ line-up for its weekly Industry Appreciation dinner party, “Magnum Mondays: Because Size Matters.” Every Monday from 9 p.m. – midnight STK offers Las Vegas industry professionals a magnum-sized bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne for each regular-sized bottle order placed. Guests are invited to indulge in Chef Stephen Hopcraft’s signature menu, which includes succulent steaks in all sizes, and savory side dishes at 25 percent off. The evening of energy is paired with performances from S.K.A.M. Artist deejays. Reservations are required for industry night.

 Magnum Mondays March Artist’s Schedule: 

March 5 – DJ Skratchy DJ Skratchy began deejaying at the early age of 14 and has become one of the most respected DJs in the industry. Spinning smoking beats for some of the hottest spots in Hollywood and Las Vegas, DJ Skratchy brings crowd-pleasing music to the turntables. 

March 12 – DJ Cubeechee The artist with possessive beats! DJ Cubeechee seamlessly fuses together hip-hop and Cuban influences into a set that will take over your body. The sultriness of the Cuban undertones with powerful hip-hop beats will get your heart pounding, feet tapping, and simply take over your senses. 

March 19 – DJ Rick Rude At age 23, DJ Rick Rude is among the country’s top DJs. With a vast knowledge of music and crowd pleasing abilities, he has established a reputation with celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Madonna, Hilary Duff, Kate Hudson, Cameron Diaz, and Leona Lewis.

March 26 – DJ Gusto Well respected by the Hollywood crowd. DJ Gusto has been setting the mood for stars such as Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera.  With 15 successful volumes and the hottest mash-ups around, DJ Gusto is an international crowd pleaser.

About STK Las Vegas

STK, the swank, hip steakhouse at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is open seven days a week, from 5:30 p.m. – 12 a.m.  Dubbed “Not Your Daddy’s Steakhouse,” Executive Chef Stephen Hopcraft serves up tantalizing steaks and mouth-watering sides.  STK Las Vegas is located in the P3 Commons at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South. Reservations can be made by calling 702.698.7990. For more information, visit www.stkhouse.com. Follow us on Facebook at STKLasVegas Follow us on Twitter @STKLasVegas

  About The ONE Group

The ONE Group is a high-end hospitality company that develops, manages and operates a portfolio of luxury restaurants, lounges and bars. The company also operates a turn-key food and beverage program for hotels and resorts including The Gansevoort Hotel Group. The company was established with the vision of becoming a market leader in the hospitality industry. Since introducing its first venue in January 2004, The ONE Group has opened more than two dozen hospitality venues, and currently operates or is partnered with brands in 20 venues and five hotel services contracts. By applying over 40 years of experience from its affiliated hospitality company, UK-based The Modern Group, The ONE Group continues to expand its concepts into major U.S. cities. The company’s first international property will open in London in 2012. Corporate brands include STK, Coco de Ville and Asellina. Partner brands include Bagatelle, Tenjune, as well as Gansevoort Park Avenue, Gansevoort Turks and Caicos and Gansevoort Miami Beach. For more information about The ONE Group please visit www.togrp.com.