Las Vegas Culinary Events
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.
March 21, April 22, May 19 and June 17
Border Grill at Mandalay Bay has launched the new Border Grill Patio Series, a monthly event held on the restaurant’s patio during the warmer spring and summer months. Designed by executive chef Jamaal Taherzadeh, each event will center around a different theme. The March 21 Spring Break Clam Bake features an array of seafood and a massive bonfire. Future events are the Farm Fresh event on April 22, a showcase of dishes using locally grown produce and ingredients; Tour of Tequilas on May 19, featuring a wide array of tequilas paired with signature menu items; and Amor À La Carte on June 17, a multi-course, progressive dinner and matchmaking event where singles are paired up with a different person for each course. For more info or to order tickets, call 702-632-7403. Border Grill, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-632-7403.
April 15, June 30, September 8 and November 10
Bellagio has announced the 2016 lineup for An Executive Chef’s Culinary Classroom, a series of interactive cooking classes taught by Bellagio chef Michael Burns. The classes, held bi-monthly at 7 p.m. in the Tuscany Demonstration Kitchen, include step-by-step instruction on preparing a themed three-course meal. Following the cooking session, guests will enjoy the fruits of their labor by digging into the dishes they’ve made. Tickets are priced at $135 and can be purchased by calling the Bellagio Concierge at 866-406-7117. More information and a description of the themes is available online. Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-693-7111, 888-987-6667.
May 10, 17 and 24
Throughout May, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will host weekly chef demonstrations at Whole Foods Market at Town Square. The complimentary events star executive chefs of the resort’s restaurants and take place inside Whole Foods Market’s new restaurant on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Guests will learn how to prepare (and get to taste) signature dishes from each chef. Upcoming presenters include Jaleo chef Luis Montesinos, who will cook gazpacho and pan con tomate (May 10); Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill chef Fernando Sposato, who will prepare teriyaki meatball skewers (May 17); and Rose. Rabbit. Lie. chef Daniel Rossi, who will demonstrate making caviar flatbread (May 24). Whole Foods Market, 6689 S Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-821-5017.
The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair will be held at The Pools at The Palazzo from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sponsored by the Nevada Restaurant Association (NvRA), the event will feature bites from nearly 75 of Las Vegas’ finest restaurants and cocktails from some of city’s most prestigious beverage purveyors. Participating restaurants include Aquaknox, B&B, Bouchon, Carnevino, Ferraro’s, Il Mulino, Morels, Otto, Sushisamba and Table 10. Prices are set at $110 for general admission, $160 for early admission at 6 p.m., and $250 for cabanas. A $5 service fee will be added to all ticket purchases and proceeds will benefit NvRA’s educational and scholarship programs. Visit any Venetian or Palazzo box office to buy tickets or go to the event website. The Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 866-263-3001.
The South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa and Beasley Media Group will host the Taste of Home Cooking School and Expo. Held in South Point Grand Ballroom, the event will feature goods from more than 20 local vendors, giveaways at 4:30 p.m. and a cooking demonstration at 6:30 p.m. Three price tiers are being offered: general admission ($15), which includes a reusable bag with Taste of Home coupons, samples and a magazine subscription; preferred ($30), including preferred seating, a Taste of Home cookbook and a reusable bag with Taste of Home coupons, samples and a magazine subscription; and VIP ($50), which includes VIP seating, a Taste of Home cookbook, a VIP cocktail party with a meet-and-greet with Taste of Home chef Renee Morgan and a reusable bag with Taste of Home coupons, samples and a magazine subscription. Tickets may be purchased online. South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89183, 702-796-7111.
After a record-breaking, 12-day event in 2015, Las Vegas Restaurant Week will return June 6 to 17. More than 100 of the city’s finest restaurants will offer prix-fixe menus ranging in price from $20 to $80, and a portion of each meal’s proceeds will be donated to Three Square, southern Nevada’s only food bank. Beginning about two weeks before the event, a mobile-friendly website will offer a list of participating restaurants and menus. Site users will also be able to search for more information by cuisine, location and price. Restaurants interested in joining the event can contact Kari Goldberg of Three Square at 702-644-3663 ext. 332 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alizé at the Top of the Palms will present Las Vegas’s first tea pairing dinner. Hosted by former editor-in-chief of Bon Appétit Barbara Fairchild, the seven-course menu will include chilled cucumber soup and Calvisius caviar, paired with Jin Guan Yin Anxi Wulong Tea; Angus beef carpaccio, matched with Lao Shu Hong Cha Old Tree Yunnan Black Tea; foie gras terrine, paired with Bai Long Xu “White Dragon Whisker” Sheng Puer Tea; ‘Nduja crusted scallop, matched with Ming Qian Anji Bai Cha Green Tea; tea-smoked duck breast, paired with Que She “Sparrow’s Tongue” Wuyi Rock Wulong Tea; veal Wellington, paired with Junshan Yinzhen Yellow Tea; a cheese course of Tête de Moine and Apricot-Almond Torchon, matched with Wang Zhe Zhi Xiang “Emperor’s Orchid” Flower Scented Tea; and Myer lemon cheesecake and a chocolate soufflé, paired with Yin Hao Long Zhu “Silver Dragon Jasmine Pearls” Flower Scented Tea. The cost is $225 or $300 for VIP, which includes bottomless Champagne, a gift bag, VIP seating and a meet-and-greet with Barbara Fairchild and Seven Cups Fine Tea founder Austin Hodges. The VIP cocktail reception will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the reception and amuse bouche at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Make reservations online. Alizé at the Top of the Palms, Palms Casino Resort, 4321 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103, 702-951-7000.
Monday through Friday
N9NE Steakhouse has launched a new happy hour in the bar and lounge from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The menu includes small plates of popular appetizers such as buffalo chicken wontons stuffed with hot sauce and blue cheese for $8; calamari zested with cherry peppers and spicy marinara sauce for $9; lobster potstickers with bok choy and pepper yuzu sauce for $9; rock shrimp with spicy Sriracha sauce and lemon aioli for $9; and short rib ravioli with chanterelle mushroom and pancetta cream for $11. To drink, consider the Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA or Hanger 24 California Spring Ale for $6. There’s also a “Ciroctail” with Ciroc apple vodka, cranberry and ginger beer; the “La Chicana" with Patron silver, blackberries and sage for $9; or “The Cartel” with Cruzan aged rum, lime, mint and Coke for $9. A Glenmorangie flight of three 3/4 ounce pours is available for $19. N9NE Steakhouse, Palms Casino Resort, 4321 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103, 702-933-9900.
Tom’s Urban at New York-New York has launched a unique Beat the Clock happy hour running Monday through Friday, beginning at 4 p.m., with food and drink prices rising every hour until 7 p.m. It also takes place late night Sunday through Thursday, beginning at 11 p.m., with prices dropping every hour until 2 a.m. Among a dozen small plates are ginger chicken potstickers, crispy Brussels spouts, fried dill pickles and street tacos; drink specials include select signature cocktails, well drinks and all draft beers. Tom's Urban, New York-New York Hotel & Casino, 3790 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-740-6766.
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.
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.
Monday through Thursday
Grape Street Café, Wine Bar & Cellar in Downtown Summerlin has launched a new happy hour featuring seven wines for $7, seven appetizers for $7, $7 well cocktails and $5 selected shots. Guests may take advantage of the deals anywhere in the restaurant Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wine selections include Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Malbec, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and Reisling. Appetizers being served are caprese salad, burrata, crab-stuffed shrimp, baked brie, meatballs with marinara and garlic bread, steamed clams and strawberry crostini.
The Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa is hosting Taste the Rock Sample & Sip. Held Monday through Friday from 5 p.m.-7 p.m., the event includes a sampling of food and drinks priced from $5 at the resort’s participating restaurants: Hearthstone, TBones, 8 Noodle Bar, Salute, Lucille’s Smokehouse and Grand Café. Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa, 11011 W Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89135, 866-767-7773, 702-797-7777.
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.
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.
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
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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.