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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

January 22-February 22
Hakkasan at the MGM Grand will honor Chinese New Year by offering a nine-course feast created by international executive chef Ho Chee Boon. Available January 21 to February 21, the menu includes ginseng and chicken soup; diced Wagyu and pine nut golden cup; steamed dim sum platter; wok-fry lobster in spicy truffle sauce; pipa duck; roasted Chilean seabass in honey; stir-fry mushroom and lily bulb with black pepper sauce; dried scallop and crab meat fried rice; and dessert of golden halo comprised of chocolate, soy caramel, banana delice and peanut. Guests who dine from the Chinese New Year menu will receive a red envelope with special gift. The Chinese New Year menu is available for $138.88 per person. On Thursday, Feb. 4 as part of the restaurant’s Chinese New Year celebration, lion troupes will make their way through the intimate latticed woodwork cages, offering symbolic expressions of luck, fortune, wisdom and joy. Hakkasan, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-891-7888.
 
February 12-14
The d.vino Italian Food & Wine Bar at the Monte Carlo will offer a four-course Valentine’s menu from Friday, February 12 through Sunday February 14. Priced at $56 per person, plus tax and tip, courses will include braised pork belly with arugula; heart-shaped spinach and ricotta ravioli; grilled flat iron steak and chocolate-covered raspberry mousse. d.vino Italian Food & Wine Bar, Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-730-7966.
 
February 14
Zenshin Asian Restaurant at South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa will serve a three-course special menu on Valentine’s Day from 5 p.m.-close. Priced at $45 per person, it includes a glass of Champagne, as well as the following courses: wagyu beef tataki with citrus ponzu or a half dozen oysters with wasabi Fuji apple ponzu gelée; pan-seared pink snapper, almond-crusted New Zealand lamb chops with lamb jus reduction or a six-ounce filet mignon with lemongrass-marinated shrimp skewers; and a dessert of Kona coffee crème brûlée with chocolate-covered coffee beans and vanilla bean ice cream or a chocolate and pecan soufflé served with chocolate-dipped strawberries and vanilla bean ice cream. Zenshin Asian Restaurant, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89183, 702-797-8538.
 
February 14
Trevi at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace will celebrate Valentine’s Day by offering a three-course dinner and specialty love-themed cocktail available exclusively February 14. Priced at $39 per person, executive chef Jose Navarro’s Valentine’s Day meal will feature a choice of heart of palm salad with heirloom tomatoes or traditional Caesar salad; heart-shaped lobster ravioli, sage-crusted shrimp wrapped in prosciutto, or chicken and spinach ravioli with pomodoro sauce; and a dessert of rocky road brownie sundae with vanilla gelato and caramel sauce. Also available for an additional $9 will be the Love Potion No. 9 cocktail, a martini composed of a blend of Sobieski Citron, raspberry Torani, sweet and sour, and pomegranate juice. Trevi, Caesars Palace, Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-735-4663.
 
February 14
Oscar's Steakhouse at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in downown Las Vegas will offer a three-course menu on Valentine’s Day. Priced at $65 per person, the meal will include a choice of caprese salad or arugula salad; pan-seared scallop with white truffle risotto or an eight-ounce filet mignon with roasted fingerling potatoes; and a dessert of chocolate marquise and chocolate-covered strawberry. Oscar's Steakhouse, Plaza Hotel & Casino, 1 Main St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-386-2110.
 
February 23
Honey Salt will continue its Farm Table family-style communal dining experience in 2016 with a late winter event prepared by executive chef Robert Camacho. The menu will include “farmers toast” --- spaghetti squash, smoked salmon and cured roe and duck rillettes with house-made pickles, paired with Sierra Nevada Nooner Pilsner; “seasonal harvest” --- nroasted and raw beet salad with quinoa, ricotta salata, oranges and toasted hazelnuts, matched with Sierra Nevada Otra Vez Gose-style Ale; “family favorites” --- whole braised short rib with red wine glaze, paired with Sierra Nevada “Beer Camp” Tropical IPA; and “sweet finish” ---n pot de crème with candied almonds and whipped crème fraiche, matched with Sierra Nevada Ovila Abbey Quad. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the cost is $45, with optional beverage pairings for an additional $25 (plus tax and tip). Tickets to the Farm Table series must be purchased in advance at www.HoneySalt.com. Honey Salt, 1031 S. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89145, 702-445-6100.
 

ONGOING EVENTS

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-Friday
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.
 
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.
 
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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