Fashion Show Offers Memorable Gift Ideas and Dining Specials For Mother’s Day


FASHION SHOW OFFERS MEMORABLE GIFT IDEAS AND DINING SPECIALS FOR MOTHER’S DAY

 

PHOTOS: The Palazzo Las Vegas and Nevada Restaurant Association Host The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair

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THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS AND NEVADA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION HOST THE LAS VEGAS EPICUREAN AFFAIR

 

On Thursday evening, May 26, the picturesque Palazzo pool deck was the site of the city’s most renowned chefs for The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair. The delicious soiree, presented by the Nevada Restaurant Association (NvRA), featured nearly 80 restaurants, nightclubs and beverage purveyors.


Recognized as one of the premier tasting events in Las Vegas, more than 2,300 guests mingled under the stars and enjoyed tastings of dishes and specialty cocktails from the illustrious restaurants of The Venetian and The Palazzo, including 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; as well as other local celebrated restaurants both on and off the Strip,  including The Capital Grille, Carmine’s, Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant, Hash House a Go Go, Il Mulino, Katsuya, Origin India, Shake Shack, Texas de Brazil and Triple George.


In addition to culinary delights, live band The Lift with special guest star Corinne Zarzour entertained the crowd while synchronized mermaids the Water Beauties put on a show in the main pool.Proceeds from the evening will fund NvRA’s educational and scholarship programs, including ProStart®, a national high school culinary skill and restaurant management program.

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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).

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

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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.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada and Darden Restaurants Partner to Advance Project Learn

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada and Darden Restaurants Partner to Advance Project Learn

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada, a non-profit organization that strives enable all youth, especially the ones that need it the most, to become productive, caring, responsible citizens, today announced it has been selected to receive a $7,000 grant as part of the Restaurant Community Grants program from the Darden Restaurants Foundation, Inc., the charitable arm of Darden Restaurants. The grants program, now in its third year, empowers each restaurant in the Darden family of brands to help award a $1,000 grant to support local community programs. The donation will enable Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada’s to run Project Learn in the Clubhouses. Project Learn reinforces and enhances the skills and knowledge young people learn at school during the hours they spend at the Club through high-yield learning activities, such as leisure reading and writing activities..

Darden’s Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V’s and Yard House brands participated in the program. Many restaurants and brands worked together to award one nonprofit organization with a larger grant and make a greater impact in their community.  Nonprofits receiving grants support one of Darden’s three key focus areas: education, preservation of natural resources and hunger relief.

“The generous support from Darden Restaurants shows their dedication to supporting academic success for youth in our community and communities nationwide,” said Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada President/CEO Ken Rubeli. “We know that regular participation in out-of-school-time educational programs, like Project Learn, can help in addressing the high school dropout crisis and bridge the achievement gap for our youth.”

“We strive to make a positive impact in all the communities our restaurants serve,” said Gene Lee, Darden’s president and chief operating officer. “Our employees are incredibly passionate about getting directly involved in their local communities, and our Restaurant Community Grants program enables each of our restaurant teams to make a difference right in their own backyard.”

For more information about the Darden Foundation, please visit www.dardenfoundation.com. For additional information on Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada please visit www.bgclv.org.

 

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada:
The new Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada is a merger of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson and Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas. The new nonprofit organization operates 14 facilities and three summer outreach programs in Southern Nevada, and serves more than 30,000 youth in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Southern Highlands and Summerlin. Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada provides every child with the essential tools needed for a successful and bright future through a variety of daily creative, fun, and educational programs. For information, visit www.bgchenderson.orgwww.bgclv.org, and coming soon www.bgcsnv.org, or call (702) 367-2582.

About Darden Restaurants
Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI), owns and operates more than 2,100 restaurants that generate over $8.5 billion in annual sales.  Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., and employing more than 200,000 people, Darden is recognized for a culture that rewards caring for and responding to people.  In 2014, Darden was named to the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the fourth year in a row.  Our restaurant brands – Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V’s and Yard House – reflect the rich diversity of those who dine with us.  Our brands are built on deep insights into what our guests want.  For more information, please visit www.darden.com.

The Darden Foundation
The Darden Restaurants, Inc. Foundation is the charitable arm of Darden Restaurants, Inc. The Darden Foundation’s mission is to maintain a spirit of service and community engagement as defining characteristics of Darden’s family of restaurants – Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V’s and Yard House. Since 1995, the Darden Foundation has awarded more than $71 million in grants to leading nonprofit organizations that align with its mission and community priorities: Recipe for Success®, Preservation of Natural Resources and Good Neighbor grants. Through the Darden Harvest program, Darden Restaurants has also donated more than 66 million pounds of food to hunger relief agencies across the U.S. and Canada. In 2011, the Darden Foundation introduced the Restaurant Community Grants program that is dedicated to supporting local nonprofit organizations in the hundreds of communities where we live and serve. For more information, please visit www.dardenfoundation.com.