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
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.
September 28-October 18
Hakkasan will celebrate the Chinese Golden Week at its locations around the world, including its outpost at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, and will feature a limited edition menu priced at $138.88 (in tradition with China’s lucky number eight) for parties of two or more. The menu will include a dim sum platter of dumplings of lychee and lobster, abalone shumai with caviar, Alaskan king crab and Dover sole with black truffle; crispy eggplant with dried fish; steamed red snapper with golden enoki; braised Boston lobster; wok-fried rib-eye with lotus root and black pepper; stir-fried asparagus; fried rice with diced abalone; and dark chocolate and black sesame crémeux with yuzu ice cream and sesame. The items will also be offered à la carte. Hakkasan has Mandarin-speaking staff and accepts China Union Pay. Hakkasan, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-891-7888.
Downtown Container Park restaurant The Perch will celebrate its first anniversary with a prix-fixe menu and wine special. Available from 10 a.m. till closing and priced at $26, the three-course menu will include a chopped salad with romaine lettuce served with fresh mango, cucumber, tomato, apple, shallots, crispy bacon and spicy dill buttermilk dressing; chimichurri chicken sandwich topped with queso fresco, avocado mousse, spinach and tortilla chips; and a chocolate hazelnut torte, a flourless chocolate cake made with hazelnuts and dark chocolate. In addition, guests can also indulge in a selection of red, white and sparkling wines priced at $5 per glass, or $20 for a bottle. The Perch, 707 Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-854-1418.
The Epicurean Charitable Foundation of Las Vegas (ECF) will host its annual M.E.N.U.S. fundraiser at The Beach at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. The event will begin at 6 p.m., and will feature a beach casual theme, an extended dine-around with samplings and spirits from more than 30 of Las Vegas’s top restaurants, live entertainment, a DJ and a silent auction. Participating restaurants include Aureole, BLT Steak, Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House, Fleur, Joël Robuchon, Searsucker, STRIPSTEAK, Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak and Yusho. The dine-around will be complemented by live entertainment, a DJ and a silent auction. Tickets start at $500 per person, with sponsorship opportunities available at different levels, based on contribution and available amenities. Proceeds support ECF’s charitable endeavor of providing annual scholarships for high school students seeking careers in the hospitality and food and beverage industries. For more info or to purchase tickets, visit Epicurean Charitable Foundation of Las Vegas website. Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-632-7777, 877-632-7800.
October 13 & 27 and November 10
Crazy Pita Rotisserie & Grill at Town Square, an eatery specializing in Mediterranean cuisine and nutritious seasonal foods, is hosting paint-drink-dine events in which guests have the option to choose from multiple portraits to paint and learn from local artists. The cost is $30 per person, or $20 for children 16 and under, and includes painting materials, supplies and one appetizer per table. In addition, happy hour prices of 50 percent off beer and wine will be offered to paint party guests. The parties take place from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. and are open to all ages, with no experience necessary. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 702-778-3310. Crazy Pita Rotisserie & Grill, 6587 South Las Vegas Blvd. #190, Las Vegas, NV 89135, 702-778-3310.
The Great American Foodie Fest will debut at a new location, outside at Sunset Station Hotel & Casino, and will again feature 50 food trucks from all over the U.S., many of which have been featured on the Food Network, the Cooking Channel and the Travel Channel. Among other attractions will be carnival rides, midway games, a beer garden and a tequila party tent. The event will be held from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. on Thursday, 5 p.m.-11 p.m. on Friday, noon-11 p.m. on Saturday, and noon-10 p.m. on Sunday. Presale tickets are available at Great American Foodie Fest's website and are priced at $8 for a four-day pass. Individual general admission at the gate will be $10 for unlimited entry and re-entry throughout the event. Active military, veterans, seniors 59 and older and Clark County first responders will receive a discount of $2 off each ticket purchased at the gate with valid ID. Individual food and drink items are priced per purchase. Sunset Station Hotel & Casino, 1301 W. Sunset Rd., Henderson, NV 89014, 702-547-7777, 888-786-7389.
Roy’s will host a three-course Thai cooking demonstration and luncheon. The menu will consist of a duo of chicken and pork satays with peanut dipping sauce; prawns with crispy egg noodles, broccoli, mung beans, mint and curry broth; and a dessert of lime cheesecake. The class will begin at 11:30 a.m., and the cost is $45, which includes a $20 dining card good for a future visit. Roy’s, 620 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-691-2053.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada will host a community dinner along the cobblestone streets of Tivoli Village. Guests will be seated underneath the stars and experience a five-course meal prepared by some of the city’s top chefs, including Johnny Church of Artisanal Foods Café and Catering, Kim Canteenwalla of Made LV, Sam Marvin of Echo & Rig, Daniel Krohmer of Other Mama and Desyree Alberganti of Gelatology. The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with a Belvedere Vodka cocktail hour, served with appetizers from DW Bistro and a raw bar by chef Daniel Krohmer and chef Sam Marvin, followed by the four-course dinner paired with wine. There will also be live entertainment and a silent auction. Tickets are priced at $135, with proceeds benefiting the local chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. To purchase tickets, visit Eventbrite's website.
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.
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.