Photos: Katie Holmes, Orlando Bloom, and Hailey Baldwin Attend the TAO, Beauty & Essex, Avenue, and Luchini LA Grand Opening

Katie Holmes, Cindy Crawford, Orlando Bloom, and Hailey Baldwin Attend the TAO, Beauty &
Essex, Avenue, and Luchini LA Grand Opening

 

Drawing some of Hollywood’s biggest names, TAO Group, along with real estate developers Richard Heyman and Grant King and Dream Hotels, celebrated the highly-anticipated TAO Asian Bistro, Beauty & Essex, Avenue, and Luchini Pizza + Bar Grand Opening with an exclusive invite-only block party.
Katie Holmes, Cindy Crawford, Orlando Bloom, and Hailey Baldwin were among the Hollywood elite who came out to celebrate TAO Group’s Los Angeles debut.

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potted at Avenue, Cindy Crawford and hubby Rande Gerber enjoyed a fun night out, while DJ Khaled took the stage for a surprise DJ set. Orlando Bloom was also seen at the nightclub with a group of friends, while Draya Michele was seen dancing it up at a table with gal pals. Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross arrived together looking more in love than ever at Beauty & Essex restaurant. The inseparable couple weren’t afraid to show their affection for one another as Evan was spotted giving her a sweet kiss on the cheek. Jamie Chung was all smiles with husband Bryan Greenberg and were seen enjoying sweets at the Beauty & Essex dessert bar. Meanwhile at TAO Asian Bistro, Hailey Baldwin dazzled in a sparkly number showing off major leg. Enjoying late night slices of pizza at Luchini, were Michael Bay and Owen Wilson, who both kept a low profile throughout the evening.

Taking the stage for a surprise special performance were NAS, Busta Rhymes and Anderson Paak while Ross One, DJ Cassidy, Chantel Jeffries, Chris Masterson, and Devin Lucien manned the decks throughout the evening.
Tyga made an appearance with pal Scott Disick along with other notable guests including: G-Eazy, Zoe Saldana, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Nicole Scherzinger, and more. Guests enjoyed Poke Wonton Tacos, Petit Imperial Wagyu Sliders and Grilled Cheese, Smoked Bacon & Tomato Soup Dumplings from Chef
Chris Santos of Beauty & Essex and Chef Ralph Scamardella of TAO Asian Bistro and imbibed on Tao-Tinis and Emerald Gimlets specialty cocktails.

Avenue will officially open its doors on  Tuesday, March 21. TAO Asian Bistro, Beauty & Essex restaurant and Luchini Pizzeria & Bar will open to the public in early April.

Dream Hollywood will open separately and later this Spring with a new dining and nightlife concept from TAO Group called The Highlight Room, a rooftop lounge, pool and grill atop of the hotel. TAO Group
will exclusively manage all of Dream Hollywood’s food and beverage operations, marking their first West Coast venture.

PHOTO CREDIT:  Michael Kovac/Getty Images

Full list of attendees include: Adelaide Kane, Al Harrington, Alesso, Anderson.Paak, Angela Lindvall,
Annalynne Mccord, Anthony Anderson, Ashlee Simpson, Ashley Benson, Aureta Thomollari, Avan Jogia,
Baron Davis, Bethany Marie, Bryan Greenberg, Brandon Boyd, Kaskade, Cassie, Catt Sadler, Charlotte McKinney, Cheryl Burke, Chloe Bartoli, Christina Milian, Cindy Crawford, Conor Dwyer, Coolio, Craig Robinson, Dani Song, Dania Ramirez, Danny A, David Foster, David Guetta, Derek Hough, DJ Khaled,
Draya Michele, Eiza González, EJ Johnson, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Evan Ross, Everett Williams, ‎G-Eazy, Gregg Sulkin, Hailey Baldwin, Holly Madison, Izabella Miko, Jacey Duprie, Jadene, Jamie Chung, Jason Paakkonen, JC Chavez, Jessica Szohr, Jordan Clarkson, Justine Skye, Kaia Gerber, Katie Holmes, Lady Victoria Hervey, Larry English, Lisa Dengler, Logan Paul, Madelaine Petsch, Matthew Modine, Michael Bay, Michael Chiklis, Michael Imperioli, Morris Chestnut, Mr Brainwash, NAS, Nev Schulman,Nick Young, Nicole Scherzinger, Nikia Provenzano, Novak Djokovic, Odell Beckham Jr., Orlando Bloom, Owen Wilson, Pam Hetlinger, Paris Hilton, Quincy Brown, Randy Gerber, Randy Jackson, Redfoo, Retna the artist, Rocky Barnes, Russell Simmons, Ryan Phillips, Saul Rasco, Scott Disick, Scott Lipps, Sebastian Maniscalco, Serayah, Shanina Shaik, Shaun Ross, Shay Mitchell, Stassi Schroeder, Stephen Hill, Taco,  Tania Sarin, Tara Reid, Tim Bryan, Tyga, Victoria Justice, Von Miller, Wilmer Valderrama, Zoe Saldana, Chef Chris Santos + Ralph Scamardella, Ben Watts and Busta Rhymes.

Savor the Tastes and Signature Creations of the City’s Most Renowned Chefs at the Las Vegas Epicurean Affair at The Palazzo May 26

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SAVOR THE TASTES AND SIGNATURE CREATIONS OF THE CITY’S MOST RENOWNED CHEFS AT THE LAS VEGAS EPICUREAN AFFAIR AT THE PALAZZO MAY 26

 

The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair returns to The Palazzo® on Thursday, May 26, 2016. The soiree, sponsored by the Nevada Restaurant Association (NvRA), features nearly 80 of the finest restaurants and nightclubs from around the city, along with a premier selection of libations.


Guests at the Las Vegas Epicurean Affair will spend the evening poolside at The Palazzo indulging in the best cuisine and cocktails offered from establishments both on and off The Strip.

“The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair is a must-attend event for anyone who wants the opportunity to taste food from the finest chefs, all for a great cause,” said Sebastien Silvestri, vice president of food and beverage for The Venetian and The Palazzo.

Participants include AquaKnox, B&B Ristorante, B&B Burger & Beer, Carlo’s Bakery, Carnevino Italian Steakhouse, db Brasserie, Delmonico Steakhouse, Hong Kong Café, Lagasse’s Stadium, Lavo Italian Restaurant, Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro, OTTO Enoteca Pizzeria, Public House, SUSHISAMBA, Table 10, and Tao Asian Bistro, to name a few.

Proceeds from the evening will fund NvRA’s educational and scholarship programs, including ProStart®, a national high school culinary skill and restaurant management program.


“We are thrilled to present this event, which for 33 years has provided Las Vegas the opportunity to help fund the educational dreams of high school students interested in culinary careers,” said NvRA president and CEO Katherine Jacobi. “It is an amazing occasion to enjoy many of the great restaurants that have made Las Vegas a culinary destination.”

The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair is open to the public and will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at The Palazzo pool deck with VIP admission at 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at www.palazzo.com or any box office at The Venetian and The Palazzo. Tickets for the event start at $110 plus service charge. Must be 21 years or older.


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
For those seeking a luxurious escape, The Palazzo offers an alluring and elegant resort experience in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Guests enjoy chic all-suite accommodations, world-class shopping, including a flagship Barneys New York, and lavish dining experiences from renowned chefs Mario Batali, Emeril Lagasse and Wolfgang Puck. Soaring lobbies and atriums open to exclusive resort amenities, including Grand Canal Shoppes, LAVO Casino Club, Azure pool and the famed Canyon Ranch SpaClub. The resort, which is conveniently connected to The Venetian Las Vegas, features more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space. For more information, visit palazzo.com, @palazzovegas and facebook.com/palazzolasvegas. The Palazzo Las Vegas is a property of global integrated resorts developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS).

Derrick Rose at LAVO, Wilmer Valderrama, Laura Prepon, Kellan Lutz, Rashad Evans, Jeremy Stephens, Patrick Beverley and more at TAO

Derrick Rose was spotted dining at LAVO Saturday night. The Chicago Bulls point guard, joined by family and friends, enjoyed the restaurant’s famous meatballs, calamari, oysters, shrimp cocktail, Ribeye steak, Cavatelli Bolognese, pizzas and an array of desserts before heading to TAO.

Later in the evening, Wilmer Valderrama was spotted dining with former “That ’70s Show” cast member and “Orange is the New Black” star Laura Prepon at TAO Asian Bistro. The two stars were joined by a group of friends as they feasted on satay of Chilean Sea Bass, spicy tuna tartare, yellowtail sashimi and cocktails before heading upstairs to the nightclub.

Also spotted at TAO Asian Bistro was actor Kellan Lutz. The model and star of The Twilight Saga film series dined family style with a group of friends, enjoying satay of Chilean Sea Bass, wasabi filets and an assortment of sushi. The actor also enjoyed margaritas and specialty cocktails with the group before joining his friend Wilmer Valderrama at the nightclub.

Rashad Evans was spotted at TAO Saturday night. The UFC fighter joined a VIP table of other MMA fighters including James Kimball, Anthony Pettis, Kevin Luke “Cub” Swanson, Cain Velasquez, Luke Rockhold and Shawn “The Savage” Jordan, as they enjoyed shots and cocktails to the sounds of Eric Dlux.

Other notable names spotted at TAO included UFC’s Jeremy Stephens, John “Doomsday” Howard, Michael “The Menace” Johnson, Mark Delagrotte and Houston Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley.

Wilmer Valderrama & Demi Lovato at TAO

Wilmer Valderrama celebrated his 35th birthday with girlfriend Demi Lovato at TAO Friday night.  The couple dined with a pair of friends in a cozy booth under the watchful eye of TAO’s famed Buddha, and enjoyed a feast of signature dishes from the Asian bistro including lobster wontons, sea bass, orange chicken and more.  Lovato and friends sang Happy Birthday to the actor as he blew out the candle on his dessert.

 

Photos: Brody Jenner at TAO and Marquee Friday

Brody Jenner held court at TAO Nightclub on Friday, treating club goers to a special DJ set along with William Lifestyle.  The reality star, along with girlfriend Kaitlynn Carter and friends first dined on signature dishes at TAO Asian Bistro before heading up to the club where he and William Lifestyle manned the decks.  After entertaining the crowd Jenner and friends made their way to Marquee Nightclub to take in the sounds of DJ Vice.

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Photos: Kim Kardashian West Celebrates Her Birthday at TAO Las Vegas

Kim Kardashian West celebrated her 34th birthday at TAO Las Vegas on Friday along with friends, family and husband Kanye West. The entire group, which included Kris Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Malika and Khadijah Haqq, Robin Antin, Jonathan Cheban and Simon Huck took in Kanye’s performance at the Life Is Beautiful music festival in downtown Las Vegas before heading to the birthday celebration. Kim arrived on the red carpet looking stunning in a plunging white Alexandre Vauthier dress, paired with Givenchy shoes. While on the red carpet, Kim was surprised by the massive group of fans that had gathered as they sang “Happy Birthday” to her. Khloe interacted with the fans as Kim walked the red carpet and Kanye signed a copy of the couple’s cover of Vogue magazine.

 

The entire group then made their way upstairs into TAO Nightclub where they were met with the screams of the crowd as well as a shower of confetti and illuminated signs spelling out the birthday girl’s name waiting at their VIP table on the dance floor. Also waiting at their VIP table and dispersed throughout the packed house were paper fans featuring Kim’s face as it is seen in her wildly successful app game “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.” The celebrations quickly kicked off as Kim was surprised with a special birthday presentation featuring TAO’s mirror man along with a custom four-tier cake from Gimme Some Sugar as her husband’s song “Bound 2” rang out. DJ Eric D-Lux kept the party going, dropping several of Kanye’s hits to which Kim and sister Khloe sang along and danced to.

Also spotted at TAO was LA Dodgers’ Matt Kemp, who came over to Kim’s table at one point to say hello to the family.

Earlier that evening, Khloe Kardashian and Kris Jenner dined at TAO Asian Bistro with friends. From the restaurant’s private dining room the group enjoyed signature dishes including satay of Chilean sea bass, Yellowtail sashimi with jalapeño, peking duck and spicy tuna tartare on crispy rice.

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Photos: A$AP Rocky Performs at TAO; Miguel, DJ Khaled and More Spotted at TAO and LAVO

R&B crooner Miguel was spotted at TAO Beach on Sunday afternoon. Joined by his girlfriend Nazanin Mandi, he enjoyed the daytime party scene and special DJ set by DJ Khaled from a VIP cabana with a large group of friends.

Sunday evening, pop singer and actress Katharine McPhee dined at TAO Asian Bistro. Joined by a group of friends, McPhee enjoyed the Mizo glazed Chilean sea bass and the crispy Snapper in the sand, making sure to mention how much she loved the food before she left.

Rapper and producer DJ Khaled was spotted dining at LAVO Italian Restaurant with friends. Khaled enjoyed the restaurant’s famed Kobe meatballs, brick oven pizza and chicken Parmigiano.

 

Grammy-nominated rapper A$AP Rocky dined at TAO Asian Bistro with friends. The group enjoyed several of the restaurant’s signature dishes including spicy chili chicken with pineapple and soy, roasted Thai Buddha chicken, Mizo glazed Chilean sea bass and crispy orange chicken. After dinner, the group made their way upstairs to TAO Nightclub where they took over a VIP table on the dance floor. Shortly after, A$AP Rocky took the stage to perform a roster of his biggest hits including the club anthem “Wild For The Night.”

 

Spotted at a VIP table enjoying A$AP Rocky’s performance was DJ Khaled. Khaled later surprised partygoers and joined Five in the DJ booth.

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Photos: Anna Kendrick, Rita Ora, Tony Parker and more at TAO, LAVO and Marquee

Saturday afternoon swimwear model Genevieve Morton hosted the daytime party at TAO Beach. After arriving on the red carpet, she made her way to the grand cabana overlooking the entire party scene with friends. The group sipped on a few drinks and danced the afternoon away to the sounds of DJ Eric D-Lux.

 

That evening, actress Anna Kendrick was spotted having dinner at TAO Asian Bistro. The “Pitch Perfect” star and her boyfriend enjoyed Kobe Tartare Tempura, Satay of Chicken with peanut sauce and ended the evening on a sweet note with Yuzu sugar dusted doughnuts and molten chocolate cake served with coconut ice cream.

 

Also on Saturday evening, San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker dined at LAVO Italian Restaurant. The point guard a large group of friends enjoyed several signature dishes including the chopped “Louie” salad, margherita pizza, chicken marsala and more. Parker graciously posed for photos with fans also inside the restaurant.

 

Later, pop singer and actress Rita Ora hosted the night at TAO Nightclub. The upcoming “Fifty Shades of Grey” starlet arrived and posed for photos on the red carpet looking stunning in a black leather jumpsuit. The British beauty then made her way inside to a VIP table on the dance floor with a group of friends which included her sister, Elena. Shortly after, she took the stage overlooking the entire venue to surprise partygoers with a performance of her mega-hit “How We Do,” and her latest single “I Will Never Let You Down,” to which the crowd sang along word for word. Revelers had an exclusive first listen as Ora performed her brand new song titled “Put Your Love On Me.” Before heading off the stage she took the time to sing “Happy Birthday” for several people in the packed house celebrating birthdays and thanked the ecstatic crowd, reminding them how much she loved them all. After returning to her table, the blonde bombshell changed in to a Black Flag band t-shirt and spent the rest of her night dancing to the sounds of DJ Vice and playfully posing for photos with her friends. Throughout the night she happily posed for several photos with fans in the crowd and a neighboring VIP table event sent over a bottle of Dom Perignon for her group to enjoy.

 

Snowboarder and Olympic Gold Medalist Sage Kotsenburg was spotted at Marquee Nightclub. Kotsenburg was celebrating his 21st birthday with a group of friends from a VIP table.

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Photo: DJ Khaled, Wilmer Valderrama, Demi Lovato, Floyd Mayweather and more at TAO

Saturday at TAO Beach, provocative nightlife photographer, Kirill Was Here, returned with the latest installment of his exclusive Las RAGEous residency. Kirill took his untamed antics and signature champagne facials poolside for the afternoon while DJ Politik set the soundtrack for the daytime party. Also at TAO Beach, Grammy-award nominated DJ, producer and rapper DJ Khaled was spotted in a VIP cabana with friends. Khaled surprised revelers as he took the stage for an impromptu performance, featuring several of his biggest hits.

 

Saturday evening, actor Wilmer Valderrama and pop singer Demi Lovato dined at TAO Asian Bistro. The couple was joined by friends, including UFC fighter “Suga” Rashad Evans. Evans took to Instagram to upload a photo of the group inside TAO’s private dining room, adding to the caption “spending time with good people is what life is about!”

 

Later that night, DJ Khaled headlined the night and manned the DJ decks with a special set at TAO Nightclub. Mid-set, Khaled moved from the DJ booth to the main stage to surprise partygoers once again with a performance. The Grammy-nominated artist performed a medley of hits including “All I Do Is Win” and his new single “They Don’t Love You No More” to a packed crowd of excited fans.

 

Spotted enjoying Khaled’s DJ set from a VIP table was undefeated boxing champ Floyd Mayweather. Joining him was Houston Rockets’ power forward Terrence Jones, Portland Trail Blazers forward Thomas Robinson and Oklahoma City Thunder forward and reigning league MVP Kevin Durant.

 

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TV Personality Wendy Williams to Host 2014 World’s Largest Bachelorette Party

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TV PERSONALITY WENDY WILLIAMS TO HOST THIRD ANNUAL WORLD’S LARGEST BACHELORETTE PARTY WEEKEND IN LAS VEGAS JULY 11-13, 2014

 

New York Times best-selling author and daytime talk show host Wendy Williams will host the World’s Largest Bachelorette Party July 11 – 13, 2014. TAO Group presents the third installment of the larger-than-life bachelorette bash, complete with gift bags full of thousands of dollars in gifts, VIP nightlife treatment, prizes and giveaways, along with cocktails and fare from the acclaimed kitchens of LAVO Italian Restaurant and TAO Asian Bistro.

 

For the third year, the authority on all things weddings, The Knot, will be the featured media partner of the weekend and XB Sweet Tempered Punch, a high-quality premixed spin on the classic “Sex on the Beach” cocktail, will enhance the weekend with featured cocktails and frozen drinks. Each day will offer a unique experience as brides and bridesmaids party from sun up to sun down in the same lush venues where Hollywood’s hottest have celebrated their pre-nuptial festivities.

 

To kick off the weekend on Friday, brides-to-be can pick up their WLBP gift bag before throwing on their beach attire and heading up to TAO Beach for an exclusive open bar. After soaking up the sun and partying with girlfriends, the ladies can mix and mingle at the LAVO Lounge Welcome Reception, complete with complimentary cocktails and signature Italian appetizers. After finishing up at the welcome reception, bachelorettes can snap a photo on the celebrity-frequented TAO red carpet before heading into the nightclub where an open bar and night of dancing awaits.

 

On Saturday, the weekend continues as Bachelorette Beach takes over TAO Beach. The dayclub will transform into the official pre-nuptial playground as the grand cabana, overlooking the entire venue, becomes the WLBP VIP space. Inside the luxurious cabana will be everything a bachelorette party needs, including custom decorations, complimentary bottle service, and delectable bites from the TAO Asian Bistro kitchen. Into the night, there will be a private celebration just for WLBP guests at TAO Nightclub with another complimentary open bar, signature Asian-inspired appetizers, special entertainment and the announcement of the grand prize honeymoon winner. In between sipping on cocktails and dancing the night away, brides can take a spin on TAO’s Something Blue Prize Wheel to win a special something from the wide array of amazing prizes. As the nightclub opens up for the rest of the lively Las Vegas party-going crowd, bachelorettes can enjoy the one-of-a-kind atmosphere TAO is known for from the exclusive WLBP table with complimentary bottle service.

 

In addition to this blowout weekend, TAO Group also boasts a variety of bachelorette dining and club packages with dedicated bachelorette coordinators on hand to deliver the ideal celebratory experience for brides-to-be and their friends year-round.

 

For more information about the World’s Largest Bachelorette Party visit: http://taolasvegas.com/wlbp/.
For more information on general bachelorette packages visit: http://taolasvegas.com/bachelorette/.

 

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About TAO Asian Bistro, Nightclub & Beach
Since opening in September 2005, this design-driven dining and entertainment complex in The Venetian has proven to be a hot spot like its sister venue in New York City.  The multi-faceted and multi-story “Asian City” houses a restaurant, banquet facilities, lounge, nightclub and beach in 60,000 square-feet.

Corporate Executive Chef Ralph Scamardella showcases a menu incorporating culinary components from China, Japan and Thailand, along with a full sushi bar and perfectly paired cocktails to complement the authentic Asian cuisine.  TAO Nightclub is open Thursday – Saturday and features top DJs, creative programming and is a celebrity favorite. Located on top of the venue is TAO Beach, which is open daily during pool season and brings all of the aspects of the restaurant and club to an incredible daytime party.

About LAVO Italian Restaurant & Lounge

From the innovative team behind the uber-successful TAO Las Vegas, LAVO Italian Restaurant debuted at The Palazzo Las Vegas September 2008.  A favorite of locals and visitors alike, LAVO is an AvroKo designed multi-level space that is both sexy and warm and features a 300-seat restaurant as well as a terrace with a view that overlooks Las Vegas Boulevard. Specializing in Southern Italian cuisine, Corporate Executive Chef Ralph Scamardella and Executive Chef Massimiliano Campanari take guests on a culinary journey highlighted by house favorites including the famed one pound Kobe Meatball and Oreo Zeppole dessert, a celebrity favorite. The second level boasts an intricately designed upscale lounge with avant-garde art, plush furnishings and antique accents and lighting fixtures, creating a modern-day speakeasy vibe.

 

Sightings: Carly Rae Jepsen, David Spade and more at LAVO, TAO & Marquee

Friday night in Las Vegas Carly Rae Jepsen dined at LAVO Italian Restaurant.  The singer/songwriter, whose hit Call Me Maybe was a summer anthem, was with a group of ladies celebrating a girlfriend’s bachelorette party. The group sipped specialty cocktails and sipped Champagne while dining on signature dishes from the Italian eatery.   They later made their way to Marquee Nightclub where DJ Benny Benassi was spinning.

 

Also spotted at LAVO were comedians David Spade, Kevin Farley and friends.  They enjoyed steaks and Spade posed for a few photos with fans.

 

At TAO Asian Bistro YouTube Vloggers Cat Valdes and Joey Graceffa, who was also on The Amazing Race, celebrated their birthdays. Twenty three year old Graceffa and 25 year old Cat Valdes and a group of friends feasted on sushi, sirloin and more before heading to TAO Nightclub where they were surprised with a birthday cake.

 

At Marquee Australian DJ, singer and dancer Havana Brown was spotted taking in the sounds of Benassi.

 

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THE LAS VEGAS EPICUREAN AFFAIR RETURNS TO THE PALAZZO® ON MAY 22

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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. 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. James Beard award-winning chef Julian Serrano will be the host of the culinary celebration.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 Aquaknox, B&B Ristorante, Bouchon, Buddy V’s, Burger Bar, Carmine’s, Carnevino, DB Brasserie, Delmonico Steakhouse, Ferraro’s, Herbs & Rye, Il Mulino, Simon Restaurant & Lounge, TAO Asian Bistro and Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio, 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, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at The Pools at The Palazzo. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.palazzo.com or any Venetian or Palazzo box office. Tickets for the event are $175 for VIP tickets, which include early admission at 6 p.m., a VIP exclusive reception with passed hors d’oeuvrs and beverages with a meet and greet with Chef Julian Serrano from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., and a gift bag for the first 150 VIP guests; $155 for early admission at 6:00 p.m., and $105 for general admission. The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair suite package can also be reserved online at Venetian.com or by calling 866.834.2320. Proceeds benefit NvRA’s educational and scholarship programs, including ProStart®, a national high school culinary skill and restaurant management program.

 

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

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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.

Sighting: Whitney Port, Young Jeezy & Eric Balfour Dine at TAO

Tuesday night, television personality Whitney Port enjoyed dinner at TAO Asian Bistro. Accompanied by friends, Port ordered vegetable fried brown rice and steak and made sure to tell the waiter she loved the food.

Rapper Young Jeezy was also spotted dining with friends. His group enjoyed white tuna sashimi, spicy tuna tartare over crispy rice and other signature bites of sushi.

Additionally, the Asian bistro played host to actor and singer Eric Balfour who was seen dining with his family.

Valentine’s Day Dining Options

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Carmine’s inside The Forum Shops is offering specially-made cocktail and dessert options for Valentine’s Day. Featured on Cupid’s day will be the Lover’s Punch cocktail and Chocolate Martini, both $15, as well as a special take on the restaurant’s Chocolate Torte. On February 14th, the dessert will come cut in a heart shape and sprinkled with powdered sugar, topped with whipped cream, and surrounded by chocolate covered strawberries.

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Carmine’s is located at 3500 Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109, inside The Forum Shops at Caesars. The restaurant is open Sunday – Thursday from 11 am – 11 pm and Friday –Saturday from 11 am – midnight. For more information visit www.CarminesNYC.com or call 702.473.9700.

 

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Hussong’s Cantina
In honor of Valentine’s Day, Hussong’s Cantina at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place is offering a special prix-fixe menu featuring three courses of palate pleasing Baja fare. Guests will start their meal with Green Pozole before diving into the Paella, made with Saffron rice, shrimp, chicken, mussels and Spanish sausage. For dessert, diners will indulge in Cajeta-filled Churros, all for $35 per person.

 

Hussong’s Cantina is open from 11 am to 11 pm seven days a week and opens at 10 am Sundays. For information or group reservations, please call 702.632.6450 or visit www.hussongslasvegas.com.

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LAVO Italian Restaurant
LAVO Italian Restaurant inside The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino features a one-day-only $58 prix-fixe menu in honor of the lovers’ holiday. A surprise amuse bouche crafted by the chef kicks off dinner while the next course offers the choice of Rock Shrimp & Zucchini in Filo Dough or Heart Shaped Lobster Ravioli, made with king crab sauce, Tarragon and Calabrian Chile. The meal is centered by Roasted Arctic Char with winter vegetables and truffle emulsion and Baked Alaska Zuccotto topped with Amarena cherries closes out the evening.

LAVO Italian Restaurant is open from 5 pm to midnight Sunday through Thursday, 5 pm to 1 am on Friday and 6:30 pm to 1 am on Saturday. For dinner reservations please call 702-791-1800 or visit www.lavolv.com/reservations.aspx

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Strip House
Strip House inside Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino is recognized as one of Las Vegas’ sexiest restaurants thanks to its décor alone. Cherry red walls and hints of old-world glamour make this the perfect setting for a romantic night on the town. Off-the-menu specials such as succulent Colossal Shrimp Scampi with grilled garlic bread and parsley sauce ($21), 24 oz. Chateaubriand for Two, carved tableside, ($98) as well as Potato Gnocchi with Shaved Fresh Black Truffle topped with parmesan cheese and chives ($21) will complete the dining experience.

 

Strip House is open Sunday – Thursday 5 pm to 11 pm and Friday – Saturday 5 pm to 11:30 pm. For more information or to make a reservation please contact 702.737.5200 or visit www.striphouse.com.

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TAO Asian Bistro
TAO Asian Bistro at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino offers a special $58 prix-fixe menu in celebration of Valentine’s Day. The delectable four-course menu begins with Oysters with Miso & Onion Mignonette and Tomato & Ponzu Salsa. Delving into the heart of the meal, first course options include Pan Seared Pork Belly with Spicy Picked Shimiji Mushrooms & Crispy Lotus Root and a Sashimi Bouquet with Yuzu & Rose Water Vinaigrette. For the second course, guests will enjoy a succulent Salt & Pepper Lobster Tail & Kobe Hanger Steak before ending the evening on a sweet note with Dark Chocolate Pot de Crème with White Chocolate Yuzu Strawberry.

TAO Asian Bistro is open from 5 pm to midnight Sunday through Thursday and 5 pm to 1am on Friday and Saturday. For dinner reservations please call 702-388-8338 or visit www.taorestaurantlv.com/reservations.

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Slice of Vegas
Slice of Vegas at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place treats guests to an affordable and tasty prix-fixe menu beginning with Grilled Peach Salad made with fresh peaches, arugula, bleu cheese, candied nuts and bacon vinaigrette. The night’s featured entrée will be Lobster Fettuccini while dessert will bring a traditional Cannoli with vanilla and chocolate chip filling, chocolate sauce and sugar glaze grapes. Slice of Vegas’ Valentine’s Day menu is priced at $24 per person.

Slice of Vegas is open daily from 11 am to 11 pm, opening at 10 am on Sundays while the By the Slice counter continues service on Friday and Saturday until 2 am. For more information or reservations call 702.632.6470 or visit www.sliceofvegaspizza.com.

Photos: Juicy J Hosts Official SOUL Headphones Party at TAO

Thursday night, hip-hop artist Juicy J hosted the official SOUL Headphones party at TAO Nightclub with sounds by DJ Five. Joined by friends, the rapper took over a VIP table on the dance floor before taking the stage to treat partygoers to an engaging performance of hits “Dark Horse,” “Bandz A Make Her Dance” and “Bounce It.” In honor of fellow Three 6 Mafia member, the late Lord Infamous, he paid tribute through a special performance of the group’s mega-hits “Stay Fly” and “Slob On My Knob.” After, he returned to his VIP table and took in the party atmosphere, posting several photos to his Instagram throughout the night.

Also on Thursday night, Grammy award-winning producer, DJ and recording artist Swizz Beatz dined at TAO Asian Bistro with friends. The group enjoyed the restaurant’s Satay of Chilean Sea Bass, Roasted Thai Buddha Chicken, Chinese Five Spice Short Ribs, and Shrimp Fried Rice, paired with TAO’s signature Phuket cocktail.

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Photos: Sage The Gemini at TAO

Sage the Gemini hosted TAO’s Worship Thursday. The rapper and friends dined at TAO Asian Bistro, enjoying signature favorites and fueling up for the night.  After dinner they headed up to the nightclub, taking over a VIP table on the dance floor.  Sage the Gemini wowed the crowd when he took over the mic and treated club goers to his hit songs Gas Pedal and Red Nose off his debut album.  Fans sang along and girls could be seen doing the Gas Pedal dance from the video, which has become an internet sensation with more than 21 million views on YouTube.  Sage also hopped in the booth with DJ Justin Credible.

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