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Las Vegas Culinary Events

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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.

CULINARY EVENTS

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.
 
July 13, July 22, Aug. 24, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, and Dec.14
Bellagio’s Harvest by Roy Ellamar is inviting well-known executive chefs from other MGM Resorts International restaurants to participate in Snack Wagon Takeover, a monthly culinary series that will feature each visiting chef’s spin on the venue’s signature circulating carts. As usual, the carts will stop tableside so guests may select culinary bites from the guest chef and interact with him or her. This year’s event dates and visiting chefs are: July 13, Le Cirque executive chef Wilfried Bergerhausen; July 22, celebrity chef Shawn McClain of Libertine Social at Mandalay Bay; Aug. 24, Noodles executive chef Patrick Lee; Sept. 14, Todd English’s Olives executive chef Brad Skougard; Oct. 12, Lago by Julian Serrano executive chef Nico Chessa; Nov. 9, Bellagio executive pastry chef Patrick Lassaque; and Dec.14, executive chef Sean Griffin of Jean-Georges Steakhouse at Aria. Harvest by Roy Ellamar, Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-693-8800; 866-259-7111.
 
October 7
The Palazzo will host Love and Vine, a culinary event featuring wine and food pairings from chefs who have obtained the elite title of Maîtres Cuisiniers de France (Master Chefs of France). Held from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at the resort’s Azure Pool, participating Master Chefs will include Thomas Bellec—Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills; Olivier Dubreuil—executive chef of The Venetian/Palazzo; Jean-Louis Dumont—The Union Club of the City of New York; Bernard Guillas—La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club and Marine Room Restaurant, La Jolla; Joel Guillon—Left Bank Brasserie & LB Steak, San Francisco; Jean Joho—Everest, Chicago; Claude Le-Tohic—Joel Robouchon, Las Vegas; Fabrice Marcon—Left Bank Restaurant, Larkspur; Roland Passot—La Folie, San Francisco; and David Werly—Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas. All-inclusive tickets are $104.58 or two for $185.72 and can be purchased online at the official website or at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo. The Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 866-263-3001.
 
October 10
Buddy "Cake Boss" Valastro is inviting his fans and loyal customers to join him for a special dinner in honor of the third anniversary of Buddy V's Ristorante, his very-first restaurant. A celebratory three-course Italian prix-fixe menu will be served family style and guests will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with the Cake Boss himself. Priced at $40 plus tax and tip, the menu will include prosciutto & burrata caprese; choice of Ceasar salad, panzanella salad, tomato & basil soup or Grandma's meatballs; choice of chicken parm, grilled salmon, spaghetti Bolognese, Dad's bucatini carbonara or steak pizzaiolo ($10 supplement); and choice of cannoli or tiramisu. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling 702-607-2533 or visiting the official website. Buddy V's Ristorante, The Venetian, Grand Canal Shoppes, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-607-2355; 877-883-6423.
 
October 13
Brooklyn Bowl at The LINQ Hotel & Casino will host Cool Comedy-Hot Cuisine, a Scleroderma Research Foundation fundraiser with noted comedians including host Bill Bellamy. Following a cocktail hour beginning at 6:30 p.m., guests will be treated to dinner prepared by four Las Vegas chef/owners who have appeared on Bravo’s“Top Chef Masters”: Rick Moonen (RM Seafood and RX Boiler Room), Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger (Border Grill) and Hubert Keller (Fleur by Hubert Keller and Burger Bar Las Vegas). Entertainers from the show Absinthe and special musical guests will perform and there will be a live auction hosted by Absinthe stars The Gazillionaire and Penny with items such as a Napa Valley adventure and in-home “Top Chef Masters” dinners. Ticket prices begin at $500 and they can be purchased here. Brooklyn Bowl, 3535 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109, 800-634-6441.
 

ONGOING EVENTS

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 has launched a unique Beat the Clock happy hour Ongoing
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.
 
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.
 
Monday through Friday
Lagasse's Stadium at The Palazzo features happy hour Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Several items are priced at $10 each, including caprese salad; beer-battered shrimp on blue cheese coleslaw with creole tomato glaze; salmon carpaccio; steamed mussels in a beer broth with grilled french bread; truffle prosciutto crostini with herb goat cheese; beef sliders with cheddar cheese, caramelized onion & seasoned fries; and Buffalo chicken sliders topped with blue cheese coleslaw and seasoned fries. To drink, there are $5 bottled beers and $6 well cocktails. Lagasse's Stadium, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-607-2665.
 
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. Grape Street Café, Wine Bar & Cellar, 2120 Festival Plaza Dr. #160, Las Vegas, NV 89135, 702-478-5030.
 
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.
 
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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