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.
February 12, March 19, April 30, May 26, June 30, July 23, October 13 & November 10
Bellagio has announced the 2015 lineup for its An Executive Chef Classroom, a series of two-hour, interactive cooking classes taught by Bellagio executive chef Edmund Wong. The classes, held at 7 p.m. in the Tuscany Demonstration Kitchen, include detailed step-by-step descriptions of the preparation of a three-course themed meal. Following the cooking session, guests taste their creations and a menu card is provided to each guest. Tickets are priced at $135 per person, all-inclusive, and can be purchased by calling the Bellagio Concierge at 866-406-7117. For more information and a list and description of themes, visit www.bellagio.com. Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-693-7111, 888-987-6667.
July 3, 4, 10, 17, 18 and 31; Aug. 28; and Sept. 4 and 26
Border Grill is hosting a summer-long Backyard BBQ series from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., prior to each performance of the Concerts On The Beach at Mandalay Bay. Held on the lower patio of the restaurant, overlooking the Lazy River and Beach, the special menu includes a variety of oysters, ceviches and tortas, as well as fresh barbacoa favorites, grilled Mexican corn and grilled shrimp. Food items are priced from $3-$8, beers are $5 and margaritas are $7. Remaining concert dates are July 3, 4, 10, 17, 18 and 31; Aug. 28; and Sept. 4 and 26. For more information, visit www.bordergrill.com, and for tickets to Concerts On The Beach, go to www.mandalaybay.com. Border Grill, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-632-7403.
Chefs/owners Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger will host fellow Top Chef Masters alumni in their Border Grill kitchen at Mandalay Bay for a Top Chef Masters Reunion Dinner. Guest chefs will include Hugh Acheson (5&10, The National, Empire State South, The Florence) and Rick Moonen (RM seafood and Rx Boiler Room). Guests will be treated to a cocktail reception and a panel discussion with the chefs about their experiences on the program, followed by a dine-around event and specialty cocktails prepared by Tony Abou-Ganim. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m., and is priced at $150 (excluding tax and gratuity). An autographed copy of Acheson’s newest cookbook, A New Turn in the South: Southern Flavors Reinvented for Your Kitchen, is included in the price. To purchase tickets, visit Border Grill's website. Border Grill, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-632-7403.
Through August 31
Buddy V’s Ristorante inside the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian is offering the Boss’ Express Lunch Special. Available through August 31 for $22 per person, the three-course meal includes selections from owner Buddy Valastro’s family recipes with appetizer choices of tomato and basil soup, Caesar salad, Grandma’s meatballs or panzanella salad; a main course of pizza Margherita, chicken parm, meatball sub, spaghetti Bolognese, grilled salmon (add $5) or bucatini carbonara; and a dessert of cannoli, tiramisu, or sorbet or gelato and biscotti. Buddy V’s Ristorante, The Venetian, Grand Canal Shoppes, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-607-2355; 877-883-6423.
Through August 31
Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro at The Palazzo is offering a four-course $45 summer tasting menu with the choice of an appetizer, salad, entree and dessert. Prepared by executive chef J.L Carrera, the menu runs through August 31 and is available during lunch and dinner hours. Appetizer options include beef tenderloin tartare, oysters with mignonette and fresh horseradish, Snake River Farms slider, and crispy fried Baja California prawn. Salad options are hearts of romaine with Parmesan croutons; mixed greens and nectarines with hazelnuts and Laura Chanel goat cheese; watermelon and arugula salad with toasted pepita seeds; and Greek salad with marinated olives. Entrees include free-range chicken paillard, pan-seared Scottish salmon, lobster mac and cheese, and grilled petite filet mignon. Among desserts are chocolate mousse with chocolate toffee cookie, coconut panna cotta with Madagascar vanilla roasted pineapple, and housemade lemon meringue ice cream with fresh marshmallow. Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-607-6333.
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
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.
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.
Fresh52 Farmers & Artisan Market, Las Vegas’s largest certified farmers' market, with more than 50 vendors, has reopened for the season. Held each Saturday from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. on the streets of Tivoli Village, the market features organic and sustainable seasonal produce, handcrafted meals, rare and exotic spices, freshly baked goods, gourmet olive oils, salsas, sauces, nuts, handmade modern crafts and artisans. On select dates there will be live entertainment, chef demonstrations and free arts and crafts for the kids. Fresh52 Farmers & Artisan Market, Tivoli Village, 400 South Rampart Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89144, no phone.
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.
The On the Ranch Farmers and Artisan Market is convening on Sundays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Garden Plaza parking lot of Craig Ranch Regional Park at 628 W. Craig Road in North Las Vegas. Items for sale include certified-organic fruits and vegetables, honey, natural skin-care products, ready-to-eat meals, coffee, tea, sauces, tamales, jewelry and crafts. For more info visit www.ontheranchmarket.com. On the Ranch Farmers and Artisan Market, 628 W. Craig Road, North Las Vegas, NV 89032, 702-726-2426.
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.