THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS PROUDLY RETURNS FOR THE THIRD ANNUAL LOS ANGELES FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL, AUGUST 22 – 25, 2013
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is bringing a taste of The Strip’s dynamic luxury resort for the third year in a row to Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival. With a wearable art station by Artist David Shirgley; a mixology lunch with Property Mixologist Chris Hopkins, Chef Charles Phan (The Slanted Door) and Chef David Myers (Comme Ça) at Myers’ newest restaurant, Hinoki & the Bird and The Slice—a two-story mobile haven that emulates the essence of the resorts’ luxury rooms, The Cosmopolitan brings yet another year of unexpected experiences to one of Los Angeles’ largest culinary extravaganzas.
This year The Cosmopolitan introduces a new concept in the form of a wearable art station on Grand Avenue. Event attendees can get inked with temporary tattoos translated from the work of English artist David Shrigley, whose art is featured on PAUSE, a digital art program in which the property’s 65-foot marquee is turned into a large-scale canvas showcasing work from leaders in the contemporary art world. PAUSE transports viewers to a thought-provoking place of contemplation and reflection.
Visitors to the station will have a chance to enter to win a two-night stay at the resort by posting a photo of their tattoo using the hashtag #LetsInkUp to Instagram and Twitter. Official sweepstakes rules are online. Throughout the weekend, The Slice—located at the brand new location on Grand Avenue between First and Second Street in Downtown Los Angeles—will act as a constant retreat for attendees, offering cocktails from renowned Property Mixologist Chris Hopkins, and prime views of the live entertainment.
GIADA’S FESTA ITALIANA
When: Thursday, August 22, 7 – 10 p.m.
Giada’s Festa Italiana features food from iconic Italian chefs including The Cosmopolitan Chef-Partner Scott Conant. Attendees can visit The Slice for a relaxing lounge atmosphere and take in the sounds of DJ ?uestlove, while sipping on cocktails by the resort such as the Margherita, Mixologist Chris Hopkins’ Italian twist on a classic margarita, and Pyrat’s Treasure, a “tiki” twist on a Dark n’ Stormy cocktail.
When: Friday, August 23, 12 – 2:30 p.m.
Where: Hinoki & the Bird
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas’ Property Mixologist Chris Hopkins joins Chef Charles Phan of The Slanted Door in San Francisco and The Cosmopolitan Chef-Partner David Myers at his new L.A. hot spot, Hinoki & the Bird, for an exclusive four-course mixology pairing lunch. Hopkins will be front and center for a live demonstration of hand-crafted cocktails to complement this chef collaborated lunch.
EATER PRESENTS ASIAN NIGHT MARKET
When: Friday, August 23, 7 – 10 p.m.
Downtown Los Angeles’ Grand Avenue will be transformed into the Asian Night Market on Friday evening, hosted by Iron Chef Masuharu Morimoto. Attendees will enjoy Asian inspirations from chefs such as The Cosmopolitan Chef-Partner David Myers, Kris Yenbamroong and Kogi Truck. The perfect perch to take in the sights, visitors to The Slice will sip on cocktails such as the Tea Ceremony comprised of Patrón tequila, lemon, Elderflower, egg white and Jasmine tea and lemongrass syrup; and the Downtown Heatwave with vodka, Cirtonage, lemon, chipotle pineapple syrup and Thai basil.
LEXUS PRESENTS LIVE ON GRAND
When: Saturday, August 24, 7 – 10 p.m.
With host Chef Curtis Stone, Lexus presents a strolling reception, a performance by Gavin DeGraw and over 25 chefs and 200 wineries offering tastings. The Cosmopolitan will celebrate at The Slice with cocktails like Let’s Get Fizzical with Café Patrón, yogurt liqueur, almond milk, garam masala syrup and vanilla soda; and Sparkle Like Diamonds consisting of vodka, yuzu sour, lemon, grapefruit-ginger-cardamom syrup and sparkling wine.
ABOUT THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is the city’s newest luxury resort offering a decidedly different perspective. Located at the heart of The Strip, the resort’s uniquely vertical multi-tower design offers spectacular views of the vibrant city. The new 2,995-room resort features oversized residential-style living spaces with expansive, one-of-a-kind private terraces. The Cosmopolitan’s luxurious resort amenities include a 100,000 square foot casino; Sahra Spa & Hammam and Violet Hour Hair Nails Beauty; three unique pool experiences; Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub, a multi-level integrated indoor/outdoor nightclub and 150,000 square feet of state-of-the-art convention and meeting space. An eclectic line-up of new-to-market retailers include: All Saints Spitalfields, Beckley, CRSVR Sneaker Boutique, DNA2050, EATDRINK, Jason of Beverly Hills, Kidrobot, Molly Brown’s Swimwear, Monogram, Retrospecs & Co, Skins 6l2 Cosmetics, Stitched and Utique. Signature restaurants include: Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill by restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg; Comme Ça by Los Angeles Chef David Myers; Estiatorio Milos, by international restaurateur Costas Spiliadis; Holsteins from Block 16 Hospitality; Jaleo and China Poblano restaurants by acclaimed Chef José Andrés; Scarpetta and D.O.C.G. by award-winning Chef Scott Conant; and popular steakhouse STK from The ONE Group; bustling culinary food hall Wicked Spoon; and The Henry, an all-day dining concept.
ABOUT LOS ANGELES FOOD & WINE:
Now in its third year, the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival is a four-day epicurean event showcasing the finest in food and drink culture throughout Los Angeles and culinary personalities from throughout the country. Based amid one of the country’s foremost cultural destinations along Grand Avenue, the event spans the city and offers guests the chance to sample the cuisines and products from some of the most prominent epicurean influencers, while enjoying the sights and sounds of the entertainment industry’s brightest talents. The star-studded culinary lineup has offered guests access to some of the nation’s most celebrated chefs including the likes of as Thomas Keller, Grant Achatz, Guy Fieri, Giada De Laurentiis, Daniel Boulud, Tyler Florence, Scott Conant, Michael Chiarello, and local LA favorites like David Lefevre, Michael Voltaggio, Nobu Matsuhisa, Joachim Splichal, Ray Garcia, Ricardo Zarate, and many more. The Festival is presented with generous support from Founding Partners FOOD & WINE and Lexus, as well as Major Partners Delta Air Lines, JENN-AIR and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. For more information, please visit www.lafw.com/.