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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.


Twist by Pierre Gagnaire presents “A Twist on Dining in the Dark” December 7, January 11, February 8, March 8
Twist by Pierre Gagnaire presents "A Twist on Dining in the Dark." Guests will enjoy a five-course meal with wine pairings with only the city lights of Las Vegas to guide this sensory experience. The dinners will take place from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. and cost $225 per person, plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 888-881-9367. For more information, visit the official website. Twist by Pierre Gagnaire, Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, CityCenter, 3752 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89158, 702-590-8888.
February 1-28
Tom's Urban Las Vegas at New York-New York Hotel & Casino will celebrate its second anniversary with a special "Tom's Turns Two" affair February 1-28. In honor of the anniversary, guests with the first name Tom or any name starting with the letter "T" will receive 50 percent off their individual bill throughout the month of February. This special is available with valid I.D. and is valid for 50 percent off individual bills only and does not apply to the entire table. Tom's Urban, New York-New York Hotel & Casino, 3790 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-740-6766.
Sundays Throughout February
Throughout the month of February, The Palm at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace will host a traditional Sunday Supper with classic steakhouse combinations. Served each Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and priced at $49, three seafood pairings are offered matched with a nine-ounce filet mignon: coconut crusted sea scallops drizzled with jalapeño simple syrup; a five-ounce Nova Scotia lobster tail served with melted butter; and jumbo lump crab cake with watermelon radish and jícama slaw topped with Old Bay aïoli. A children’s menu will also be available in addition to The Palm’s à la carte menu. The Palm, Caesars Palace, Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-732-7256.
March 1
Freedom Beat at Downtown Grand will kick off its monthly dinner series with a salute to New Orleans in honor of Mardi Gras. Held the first Wednesday of every month, the dinner series, with Freedom Beat chef Scott Commings, winner of “Hell’s Kitchen” Season 12, is designed to be family-style. Priced at $35, the three-course dinner will include ‘Antoine's’ oysters Rockefeller and chicken and sausage gumbo with tasso and andouille; classic crawfish boil with sweet corn, potatoes and spiced sausage, and shrimp and grits; and bananas Foster served tableside and beignets. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. Visit here to order tickets. Freedom Beat, Downtown Grand, 206 N. 3rd St. , Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-953-4343.
March 16-17
The 6th annual Hoops & Hops college basketball luxury viewing experience will return to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Belmont Ballroom will be transformed into a sports lounge with satellite betting stations, multiple stadium-style TV screens throughout the venue, access to a hardwood court and regulation basketball hoop and interactive games such as Golden Tee. Two-day passes are $350 and one-day passes are $200 for open bar and interactive games access; and reserved seating is $375 per day for a buffet of gourmet stadium fare and game-day snacks, sofa seating and open bar. To purchase tickets visit here or call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-698-7100, 877-551-7772.
March 17
Lawry’s The Prime Rib will host a St. Patrick’s Day Mystery Dinner Theater production entitled “I Only Have Eyes for You.” The menu features a spinning bowl salad and choice of 8-oz cut of roasted prime ribs of beef, fresh Atlantic salmon or vegetarian entrée; chef’s choice dessert; and LavAzza coffee or Harney & Sons hot tea. Cost is $99 (inclusive of tax and tip) and doors open at 6:45 p.m. To reserve, contact Jay Joseph at 702-497-7936 or visit the official website. Lawry’s The Prime Rib, 4043 Howard Hughes Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89169, 702-893-2223.
March 17
Michael Burns, Bellagio executive chef of banquets and catering, will launch 2017’s An Executive Chef’s Culinary Classroom event with a St. Patrick’s Day-themed class. It will be held at 7 p.m. inside the Bellagio Tuscany Demonstration Kitchen. Chef Burns will demonstrate how to make warm smoked salmon with cauliflower cream and caviar, chicken potpie and sticky toffee pudding. Guests will be served each dish paired with a festive brew. Tickets are $135 (plus tax and tip) and can be purchased by calling Bellagio Concierge at 866-906-7171. Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-693-7111, 888-987-6667.
March 17
CRUSH eat, drink, love at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino will host its 3rd annual St. Patrick’s Day bash from 5 p.m.-7 p.m., hosted by popular bartender and self-proclaimed ‘funologist’ John O’Donnell, with $10 pizzas, $6 draft beers and $5 wines, served exclusively in the bar area. In addition, corporate executive chef William DeMarco will offer a special Irish spread of corned beef, cabbage and soda bread, priced at $24; and a brown ale Irish lamb stew with fingerling potatoes and baby carrots, priced at $19. CRUSH also will bring the sounds of Ireland to the celebration with traditional Irish tunes throughout the evening. CRUSH eat, drink, love, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-891-3222.


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.
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 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.
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.
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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