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Hungry? Need to fill your culinary calendar? Here is where you will find all the restaurant and culinary happenings in Las Vegas. We feature a calendar of special dinners, tasting menus, prix-fixe meals, food festivals and other events, including regularly occurring food events as well as special one-time-only events featuring top chefs. Keep checking back so you can know all that's going on in the world of restaurant and food events in Las Vegas. We've also got the latest Las Vegas Restaurant News and Wine Events.

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The Bellagio has announced the 2014 schedule for its An Executive Chef Classroom interactive classes held in the Bellagio’s Tuscany Demonstration Kitchen. The two-hour sessions are led by Bellagio executive chef Edmund Wong and his team, who guide students in creating a seasonal themed menu using fresh ingredients. The schedule is as follows: I Heart Food/Feb. 13, The Noodle Lover’s Guide to Pasta/March 5, Blossoming Taste of Spring/April 3, Grilling Perfection/May 28, Father’s Day Barbecue/June 12, The Chicken or the Egg?/Aug. 27, Farm to Table/Sept. 24, Cooking with Chocolate/Oct. 1 and Harvesting Thanksgiving/Nov. 19. The classes begin at 7 p.m. and the cost is $125 per person. To purchase tickets, call the Bellagio Concierge at 866-406-7117. Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-693-7111, 888-987-6667.
 
August 1-31
Throughout August, Silverado Steak House at South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa will serve a three-course meal for $29. Courses include a choice of lobster bisque, house salad or wedge salad with blue cheese crumbles; an entrée choice of a six-ounce filet mignon, chicken Francaise or filet of salmon; and a dessert of crème brûlée topped with caramelized sugar and seasonal berries, sorbet or ice cream. All entrées come with the choice of baked or mashed potatoes or seasonal vegetables. The prix-fixe menu is available Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m., and again from 9 p.m.-10 p.m. Silverado Steak House, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89183, 702-796-7111.
 
August 21
Mesa Grill at Caesars Palace, which sold the most prix-fixe meals during the spring Las Vegas Restaurant Week in March, will host a Restaurant Week Kick-Off event from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., with proceeds benefitting Three Square. The event will also feature a toast to Mesa Grill’s 10-year anniversary. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased by emailing lvcitywiderestaurantgroupsales@caesars.com, or by calling 702-731-7778. Mesa Grill, Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-650-5965.
 
August 22-28
During Las Vegas Restaurant Week, more than 100 of the city’s finest restaurants will offer a three-course menu priced at $20.14, $30.14 or $50.14, with a portion of each meal donated to Three Square, Southern Nevada’s only food bank. Beginning August 8, its website, www.helpoutdineoutlv.org, will offer a list of participating restaurants and menus, and a capability to search by cuisine, location and price. For more information, visit www.helpoutdineoutlv.org
 
Through August 31
Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro at The Palazzo is offering a 50 percent discount off bottles of wine to locals with a Nevada ID through August 31. In addition, a two-course summer tasting menu is being offered at lunch for $22, which includes onion soup or romaine heart salad and steak frites or slow-roasted turkey club. A four-course dinner for $56 includes an amuse bouche; mixed red salad with nectarines, radicchio, red Belgian endive, walnut oil vinaigrette, toasted hazelnuts and goat cheese; a 20-ounce, bone-in New York sirloin with ratatouille, asparagus and sauce bordelaise; and classic profiteroles with candied almond ice cream and malted chocolate sauce. Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-607-6333.
 
Through September 1
Sushi Roku at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace has brought back its “Summer Break” menu. Available through Labor Day, the $47 three-course dinner includes a choice of popcorn shrimp tempura, spicy tuna hanabi or filet mignon-wrapped asparagus; an entree of tuna, yellowtail, salmon, albacore and whitefish sushi served with half of a sushi roll or grilled petite filet with shitake mushroom tempura and truffle mayo; and a dessert of green tea tiramisu or fresh fruit and sorbet. In addition, locals receive a 20 percent discount on the regular lunch and dinner menus. Sushi Roku, Caesars Palace, Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-733-7373.
 
September 5-6
The Las Vegas Wine & Food Festival will convene over two days at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa. It will feature wine, beer and spirits, as well as fare from locally renowned celebrity chefs including Charlie Palmer, Bradley Ogden, Brian Massie, Laurent Tourondel and Stephen Hopcraft. Times for both days are 9 p.m.-midnight for general admission, with VIP early entrance at 8 p.m. The cost for general admission is $75, and VIP is $100. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The James Beard Foundation. To purchase tickets, visit vegaswineandfood.com. Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa, 11011 W Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89135, 866-767-7773, 702-797-7777.
 
September 13
The Vegas Dinner Show will return to Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall for a night of dinner and dancing, with a performance by the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, featuring vocalist Nancy Knorr. Dinner service will include a three-course menu consisting of a tossed green salad; an entrée choice of chicken breast marsala, salmon with creamy dill sauce or a six-ounce filet mignon; and dessert of cheesecake topped with fruit. The dinner and show will take place from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., and doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $55, all-inclusive. To reserve, go to www.samstownlv.com, call 702-284-7777 or visit any Boyd Gaming box office location. Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, 5111 Boulder Hwy., Las Vegas, NV 89122, 702-456-7777, 800-634-6371.
 
September 13
Project Dinner Table’s next event of 2014 will feature chefs Roy Ellamar and Edmund Wong of Bellagio, and will be situated at the UNCE Orchard at 4600 Horse Dr. near N. Decatur Dr. in North Las Vegas. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. and includes a social hour with live music, drinks and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a sit-down, multi-course dinner served family-style around one long table. Tickets are $190 and are inclusive of food, drink, taxes and gratuities. Proceeds will benefit Candlelighters and Miracle Flights for Kids, and local purveyors will be Colorado River Coffee Roasters, Cowboy Trail Farm, Herbs by Diane and Gaia Flowers. For more info or to purchase tickets, visit www.projectdinnertable.com
 

ONGOING EVENTS

Ongoing
Due Forni has introduced a happy hour menu of gourmet appetizers priced at $5, including oven-baked goat cheese with bacon, apple and honey; duck confit over arugula, caramelized onions and ubriaco cheese; pork belly with smoked bacon polenta and red wine reduction; turkey meatballs with tomato and Parmesan; and braised oxtail served with gnocchi, cremini and parsley. The happy hour is offered from 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. daily; add a glass of select wine for $5. Due Forni, 3555 S. Town Center Dr., Ste. 105, Las Vegas, NV 89135, 702-586-6500.
 
Ongoing
Brand Steakhouse at Monte Carlo Resort & Casino has introduced a daily happy hour, featuring a variety of appetizers for $9. Held from 5 p.m.-7 p.m., appetizers include hot rocks, lollipop wings and salmon carpaccio. Also offered are $5 well cocktails, house wines and domestic beers. Brand Steakhouse, Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-730-6700.
 
Ongoing
Comme Ça at The Cosmopolitan has introduced a daily happy hour, offering half off on its 18A cocktails and an array of specialty dishes. The menu includes 17 food items, such as steak tartare, charred calamari, a burger with aged cheddar and french fries, and crème brûlée with Tahitian vanilla. The happy hour is available in the bar and lounge Monday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., and Friday through Sunday from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Comme Ça, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-698-7000.
 
Ongoing
Estiatorio Milos at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hosts an all-day happy hour. Available in the bar and lounge, menu items include shrimp cocktail ($4), Kumamoto or Kushi oysters ($2 each), fried calamari ($8), crab cake ($8), fried zucchini and eggplant with tzatziki and kefalograviera cheese ($8) and a single Colorado lamb chop with fries ($10). A daily selection of cocktails is offered for $10, while beer is $5 and wine is $8. Estiatorio Milos, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 877-893-2001.
 
Ongoing
Embers Grille + Spirits at Boca Park in Summerlin is serving a twice daily happy hour menu from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. and from 10 p.m.-closing. On offer are $3 drafts, $4 wines and sangrias and $4 to $6 small plates including bacon-wrapped dates, tri tip sliders and grilled chicken skewers. Embers Grille + Spirits, Boca Park, 740 S. Rampart Blvd., Ste. 7, Las Vegas, NV 89145, 702-778-2160.
 
Ongoing
Lakeside at Wynn Las Vegas has extended its oyster happy hour indefinitely. Taking place daily from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., a selection of fresh Hama Hama, Shibumi, St. Simone or Rappahannock oysters are offered for $1.50 each, and are served at Lakeside’s bar or in the restaurant’s lounge. Lakeside, Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-248-3463.
 
Ongoing
Osteria del Circo at the Bellagio is offering a pre-theater, three-course menu, available nightly from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., and priced at $49. Osteria del Circo, Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-693-8150.
 
Ongoing
Ferraro's Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar is offering 50-percent off its "antipastini" tapas menu, daily from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. The menu features more than 20 items regularly priced at $10 or below. Ferraro's Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 4480 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169, 702-364-5300 .
 
Ongoing
Munchbar at Caesars Palace has extended its happy hour to twice daily, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. and midnight-2 a.m. Half-priced appetizers include the popular tiny grilled cheese sandwiches, nachos and Chef Ogden’s signature “naked” wings. Munchbar , Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-731-7544.
 
Ongoing
Hussong's Cantina Taqueria is giving back to Las Vegas locals with a 20-percent discount on food every day, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., for those who can show a Nevada ID. The restaurant is also offering happy hour Sunday through Thursday from 4 p.m.-6 p.m., where locals and visitors can enjoy buy-one-get-one-free traditional margaritas or draft beers, or a $5 combo of a 24-ounce Tecate and a taco Hussong's Cantina Taqueria, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-553-0123.
 
Ongoing
From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., J.C. Wooloughan Irish Pub at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa offers $5 appetizers, select beers for $2.50 and a nightly $14 dinner special. J.C. Wooloughan Irish Pub, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89145, 702-869-7777, 877-869-8777.
 
Monday through Thursday
BLT Burger at The Mirage is offering a late-night happy hour, Monday through Thursday from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Selections include half-off select beers, wines, liquor shots and bites. Among food specials are waffle bites for $3.50, a Kobe-style slider trio for $9.50, and chicken wings or ahi tuna spring rolls for $6. BLT Burger, The Mirage, 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-792-7888.
 
Monday through Friday
Simon at Palms Place has introduced a new $6 happy hour menu featuring appetizers, a choice of six sushi rolls, wines by the glass, beer and premium well drinks. Appetizers include wok-charred edamame, grilled shishito peppers, calamari, meatball sliders and personal margherita pizza. The happy hour takes place weekdays from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Simon at Palms Place, Palms Place Hotel & Spa, 4381 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103, 702-944-3292.
 
Monday through Thursday
Michael Mina's American Fish at Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter is now offering a happy hour, Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. All food from the Bar & Lounge Menu is $5, cocktails $7, wine by the glass $7 and beer $4. American Fish, Aria Resort & Casino, CityCenter, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 877-230-2742.
 
Tuesday through Thursday
Twin Creeks Steakhouse at the Silverton Casino Hotel Lodge has introduced a happy hour every Tuesday through Thursday from 8 p.m.-10 p.m., featuring half-price tapas, cocktails, beers and house wine. Twin Creeks Steakhouse, Silverton Casino Hotel Lodge, 3333 Blue Diamond Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89139, 702-914-8594, 866-946-4373.
 
Wednesday through Sunday
The Country Club steakhouse at Wynn Las Vegas is now offering happy hour from 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, in the restaurant’s bar and lounge, with panoramic views of the resort’s championship golf course and 18th-hole waterfall. Chef Carlos Guia has created a menu of small bites priced from $3.50-$8 that include maple- and bourbon-cured candied bacon with Aleppo chile, oyster shooters with a Creole-spiced Bloody Mary, American Wagyu beef skewers, peppadew pepper poppers and pulled pork sliders. The bar offers Cruzan Light Rum or Skyy Vodka for $7, specialty cocktails for $7-$8 and select beers for $4. The Country Club, Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-770-3315, 888-320-WYNN.
 
Third Thursday
Chef Brett Uniss of Honey Salt presents step-by-step cooking demonstrations at the Williams-Sonoma store, located just steps from the restaurant, on the corner of Rampart and Charleston. Held the third Thursday of every month from 11 a.m.-noon, Uniss demonstrates how to prepare one seasonal and one signature item from the Honey Salt menu. The demos are free, but attendees are asked to RSVP by calling William Sonoma at 702-938-9480. Attendees will also receive a 10 percent discount off their William-Sonoma purchases. Williams-Sonoma, 1001 S. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89145, 702-938-9480.
 
Thursdays
B&B Hospitality Group partners Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich host the Bet on the Farm!, a sustainable farmers market, every Thursday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Desert Living Center at the Springs Preserve. The market is certified by the Green Restaurant Association and is a member of Slow Food USA. Admission is free. Locally and regionally grown fruits, vegetables, fresh eggs, herbs and nuts are available for purchase. For more information, visit www.betonthefarm.com.
 
First Fridays
El Segundo Sol celebrates Cinco de Mayo every month, by offering its Loco Hour specials all day in the bar.  Specials include loaded nachos ($5), three varieties of fully loaded street tacos ($2.25-$3.25) and quesadillas ($4-$5); drink deals feature $5 margaritas, $3 tequila shots, $4 sangria and beer ($3-$4.25). El Segundo Sol, Fashion Show mall, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-258-1211.
 
Second Saturdays
 The Vegas StrEATs Festival is held monthly on the second Saturday in the Jackie Gaughan Parkway outside the El Cortez. The downtown Las Vegas food truck, arts and music festival runs from 6 p.m.-1 a.m., and features several local trucks, artists, and performances by local bands and DJ’s. El Cortez, 600 E. Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-385-5200, 800-634-6703.
 
Last Saturdays
Executive chef Terry Lynch hosts a monthly cooking class at El Segundo Sol in the Fashion Show mall from 10 a.m.-noon. All recipes are demonstrated and then tasted by the participants. The cost is $25, plus tax and gratuity. Call 702-258-1211 to make a reservation. El Segundo Sol, Fashion Show mall, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-258-1211.
 
Saturdays & Sundays
Dragon Noodle Co. & Sushi Bar at the Monte Carlo has expanded its sushi hours and sushi menu, and will celebrate by offering all sushi rolls for 50-percent off Saturdays and Sundays from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. The deal is continued at the sushi bar only on Sundays until 10 p.m. Some of its more popular rolls are the dragon roll with crab, cucumber, eel and salmon roe; the tiger roll with shrimp tempura, cucumber, spicy tuna, avocado and teriyaki; and the spicy ocean with spicy crab, topped with spicy tuna, sliced jalapeno and sweet soy. The sushi menu is served weekdays from 4 p.m.-closing, and all day on Saturday and Sunday. Dragon Noodle Co. & Sushi Bar, Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-730-7965.
 
Sundays
MOzen Bistro at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas has launched its Jazz Sundays Brunch. The weekly event features live jazz and an all-you-can-eat brunch priced at $58, which includes sushi, crab claws, Kumomoto oysters, traditional dim sum, Belgian waffles, live carving stations and dessert offerings. Free-flowing champagne is offered for an additional $35, and unlimited mimosas are $19 per person. The brunch is served from noon-2:30 p.m. Additionally, on Sunday evenings, the Mandarin Bar on the 23rd floor hosts live jazz bands from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. with light bites, domestic and imported beers for $6, and signature cocktails for $14. MOzen Bistro, Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, CityCenter, 3752 Las Vegas Blvd. S. , Las Vegas, NV 89158, 888-881-9367.
 
Sunday through Friday
Trevi in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace is offering happy hour specials Sunday through Friday, from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Available in the bar, drink deals include $3 Bellinis, $4 bottled beers and $6 martinis and wines by the glass. An array of $6 small plate selections are also featured, including tomato and garlic bruschetta, chicken sliders, homemade meatball sliders, and tuna-stuffed peppadews. Trevi, Caesars Palace, Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-735-4663.
 

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