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.
August 20, September 24, October 22, November 19, December 17
The Pub at Monte Carlo and executive chef Damis Irizarry are hosting Gus’ Beer and Bites, a series of five-course, beer-pairing dinners, held at 6:30 p.m. on one Wednesday of each month. Named after Gus, the Pub’s whale mascot and logo, each dinner is priced at $64.05 (all-inclusive) and will be held in the Pub’s upstairs dining room. Dates have been announced for the remainder of 2014: August 20 with Boston Beer Company, September 24 with Goose Island Brewing Company, October 22 with Deschutes Brewing Company, November 19 with Shock Top Brewing Company, and December 17 with Tenaya Creek Brewery. To reserve, visit www.montecarlo.com/BeerSeries, or call the Monte Carlo Concierge at 702-730-7010 or The Pub at 702-730-7421. The Pub, Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-730-7777.
October 21, November 4 and December 9
Chef Megan Romano will present hands-on fall cooking and decorating classes for adults and children at her Chocolate & Spice Bakery. Priced at $25, and held from 4 p.m.-5 p.m. on select Tuesday nights, upcoming classes will be October 21 (Halloween decroating for children), November 4 (pie-making for adults) and December 9 (holiday decorating for children). For more information or to sign up for a class, call Chocolate & Spice Bakery at 702-527-7772 or email Megan Romano at firstname.lastname@example.org. Chocolate & Spice Bakery, 7293 W Sahara Ave. Suite 8, Las Vegas, NV 89117, 702-527-7772.
Top of the World will serve a four-course Thanksgiving dinner with a view from its revolving perch atop the Stratosphere, 800 feet above the Vegas Strip. Courses will include gulf prawns étouffée with crispy lobster rice cake and fried pickled okra garnish, or pumpkin ravioli with toasted pumpkin seeds and sage; a choice of roasted Kabocha squash soup with kale pesto or artisan lettuce, shaved root vegetable, orange segments, Marcona almonds, roasted shallot and apple cider vinaigrette; a main course of roasted free-range turkey with natural jus served with Yukon gold mashed potato, haricots verts, corn bread, Andouille sausage stuffing and cranberry sauce with ginger and orange; and a dessert of maple cheesecake with poached pear, whipped mascarpone and maple chocolate “dirt.” The dinner will be served from 4 p.m.-11 p.m. and the cost is $80 per person. Regular menu items will also be available from 11 a.m-11 p.m. Top of the World, Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower, 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89104, 702-380-7777.
Carmine’s in The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace will feature a turkey feast served with all of the trimmings. Designed to feed a family of eight, the traditional Thanksgiving meal will include one 18-pound roasted turkey, sausage and sage stuffing with homemade cranberry sauce, Brussels sprouts flavored by caramelized onions and applewood-smoked bacon, sautéed string beans with julienned red peppers and toasted hazelnuts, baby carrots, mashed potatoes with giblet gravy, and a dessert of pumpkin, apple or pecan pie. The dinner is priced at $239.95. To make a reservation, call 702-473-9700. Carmine’s, Caesars Palace, Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-473-9700.
Chef Daniel Boulud will leave his signature on a three-course Thanksgiving prix-fixe menu at his DB Brasserie inside The Venetian. Priced at $48, courses include a choice of appetizer of fall squash soup with crème fraîche, celery salad and pomegranate or heirloom beet salad with goat cheese, black quinoa and sherry vinegar; an entrée of turkey dinner with buttermilk-poached breast, foie gras stuffed leg, Yukon pomme purée, apple-chestnut stuffing, cranberry compote and giblet gravy; and a dessert choice of candied pecan tart, pumpkin pie or baked apple. In addition to the prix fixe dinner, additional items such as the tarte flambée, gougères with truffle Mornay, charcuterie board and salmon rillettes will be available a la carte. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 702-430-1235. DB Brasserie, The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-430-1235.
La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway at Wynn Las Vegas will celebrate Thanksgiving with a bountiful feast prepared by executive chef Billy DeMarco. Priced at $65 per person, with an optional wine pairing for an additional $35, the four-course dinner will consist of butternut squash soup made with spiced brandy zabaglione and toasted pumpkin seeds, paired with Center of Effort Chardonnay from Edna Valley; dried berry salad with candied walnuts, pomegranates and shaved goat cheese, matched with Bouchard Pinot Noir from Burgundy; roasted turkey with dried fruit cornbread stuffing and sweet potato purée, paired with Renacer Punto Final Malbec from Mendoza; and a dessert of traditional pumpkin pie, complemented by Chambers Rosewood Vineyards Muscat from Victoria, Australia. La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway, Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-770-7375.
Charlie Palmer’s Aureole at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino will offer a five-course Thanksgiving menu composed of menu items like roasted New Hampshire turkey and roasted rack of venison. Seatings are available from 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. The cost is $80 in the main dining room, $90 Swan Court ($55 supplemental wine pairings). Custom meals for children available. Aureole, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-632-7401.
The Venetian will host Ultimo - A Weekend of Excellence, featuring lavish feasts and events hosted by celebrity chefs Daniel Boulud, Emeril Lagasse and Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro. Events include the Grand Banquet ($500) on Friday night; brunch with Daniel Boulud at DB Brasserie ($125), a private baking class with Buddy Valastro ($75) and dine-around at Carnevino, Buddy V’s Ristorante, CUT, Bouchon, Delmonico Steakhouse and DB Brasserie ($300) on Saturday; and a truffle farewell brunch at Delmonico Steaknhouse ($200) on Sunday. For details and to purchase tickets for the events visit venetian.com/ultimo or call 866-255-8967. The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-414-1000, 877-883-6423.
December 7 & 14
Lawry’s The Prime Rib will host a holiday dinner theater production of A Christmas Carol. The menu features a spinning bowl salad and choice of 8-oz roasted prime ribs of beef or broiled salmon and dessert. The cost is $96 for adults and $69 for children under 12 for evening shows on Dec. 7 and 14 at 6 p.m. and $89 and $59 respectively for the matinee show on December 7 at 1 p.m. To reserve, contact Michelle Rizzo at 702-893-2223 ext. 205. Lawry’s The Prime Rib, 4043 Howard Hughes Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89169, 702-893-2223.
Through December 31
During November and December, locals will receive 50 percent off all regularly priced menu items at The Commissary and S+O Restaurant at the Downtown Grand. Guests must have valid identification and a MY POINTS DOWNTOWN GRAND membership (free to join). The offer will be valid at both restaurants until December 31. Downtown Grand, 206 N. 3rd St. , Las Vegas 89101, 702-953-4343.
Embers Grille + Spirits has introduced a new daily happy hour, served from 4 p.m.-7 p.m., offering half-priced appetizers including bacon-wrapped dates, roasted garlic hummus, crispy beef tacos, barbecue tri tip sliders, crispy chicken tenders and flatbreads. Drink specials include draft beer, house wine and sangria for $3, plus well spirits for $4. Embers Grille + Spirits, Boca Park, 740 S. Rampart Blvd., Ste. 7, Las Vegas, NV 89145, 702-778-2160.
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.
Comme Ça at The Cosmopolitan has introduced a daily happy hour, offering half off on its 18A cocktails and an array of specialty dishes. The menu includes 17 food items, such as steak tartare, charred calamari, a burger with aged cheddar and french fries, and crème brûlée with Tahitian vanilla. The happy hour is available in the bar and lounge Monday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., and Friday through Sunday from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Comme Ça, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-698-7000.
Estiatorio Milos at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hosts an all-day happy hour. Available in the bar and lounge, menu items include shrimp cocktail ($4), Kumamoto or Kushi oysters ($2 each), fried calamari ($8), crab cake ($8), fried zucchini and eggplant with tzatziki and kefalograviera cheese ($8) and a single Colorado lamb chop with fries ($10). A daily selection of cocktails is offered for $10, while beer is $5 and wine is $8. Estiatorio Milos, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 877-893-2001.
Embers Grille + Spirits at Boca Park in Summerlin is serving a twice daily happy hour menu from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. and from 10 p.m.-closing. On offer are $3 drafts, $4 wines and sangrias and $4 to $6 small plates including bacon-wrapped dates, tri tip sliders and grilled chicken skewers. Embers Grille + Spirits, Boca Park, 740 S. Rampart Blvd., Ste. 7, Las Vegas, NV 89145, 702-778-2160.
Lakeside at Wynn Las Vegas has extended its oyster happy hour indefinitely. Taking place daily from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., a selection of fresh Hama Hama, Shibumi, St. Simone or Rappahannock oysters are offered for $1.50 each, and are served at Lakeside’s bar or in the restaurant’s lounge. Lakeside, Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-248-3463.
Osteria del Circo at the Bellagio is offering a pre-theater, three-course menu, available nightly from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., and priced at $49. Osteria del Circo, Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-693-8150.
Ferraro's Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar is offering 50-percent off its "antipastini" tapas menu, daily from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. The menu features more than 20 items regularly priced at $10 or below. Ferraro's Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 4480 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169, 702-364-5300 .
Munchbar at Caesars Palace has extended its happy hour to twice daily, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. and midnight-2 a.m. Half-priced appetizers include the popular tiny grilled cheese sandwiches, nachos and Chef Ogden’s signature “naked” wings. Munchbar , Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-731-7544.
Hussong's Cantina Taqueria is giving back to Las Vegas locals with a 20-percent discount on food every day, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., for those who can show a Nevada ID. The restaurant is also offering happy hour Sunday through Thursday from 4 p.m.-6 p.m., where locals and visitors can enjoy buy-one-get-one-free traditional margaritas or draft beers, or a $5 combo of a 24-ounce Tecate and a taco Hussong's Cantina Taqueria, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-553-0123.
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.
Monday through Friday
Simon at Palms Place has introduced a new $6 happy hour menu featuring appetizers, a choice of six sushi rolls, wines by the glass, beer and premium well drinks. Appetizers include wok-charred edamame, grilled shishito peppers, calamari, meatball sliders and personal margherita pizza. The happy hour takes place weekdays from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Simon at Palms Place, Palms Place Hotel & Spa, 4381 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103, 702-944-3292.
Monday through Thursday
Michael Mina's American Fish at Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter is now offering a happy hour, Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. All food from the Bar & Lounge Menu is $5, cocktails $7, wine by the glass $7 and beer $4. American Fish, Aria Resort & Casino, CityCenter, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 877-230-2742.
Tuesday through Thursday
Twin Creeks Steakhouse at the Silverton Casino Hotel Lodge has introduced a happy hour every Tuesday through Thursday from 8 p.m.-10 p.m., featuring half-price tapas, cocktails, beers and house wine. Twin Creeks Steakhouse, Silverton Casino Hotel Lodge, 3333 Blue Diamond Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89139, 702-914-8594, 866-946-4373.
Wednesday through Sunday
The Country Club steakhouse at Wynn Las Vegas is now offering happy hour from 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, in the restaurant’s bar and lounge, with panoramic views of the resort’s championship golf course and 18th-hole waterfall. Chef Carlos Guia has created a menu of small bites priced from $3.50-$8 that include maple- and bourbon-cured candied bacon with Aleppo chile, oyster shooters with a Creole-spiced Bloody Mary, American Wagyu beef skewers, peppadew pepper poppers and pulled pork sliders. The bar offers Cruzan Light Rum or Skyy Vodka for $7, specialty cocktails for $7-$8 and select beers for $4. The Country Club, Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-770-3315, 888-320-WYNN.
Chef Brett Uniss of Honey Salt presents step-by-step cooking demonstrations at the Williams-Sonoma store, located just steps from the restaurant, on the corner of Rampart and Charleston. Held the third Thursday of every month from 11 a.m.-noon, Uniss demonstrates how to prepare one seasonal and one signature item from the Honey Salt menu. The demos are free, but attendees are asked to RSVP by calling William Sonoma at 702-938-9480. Attendees will also receive a 10 percent discount off their William-Sonoma purchases. Williams-Sonoma, 1001 S. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89145, 702-938-9480.
B&B Hospitality Group partners Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich host the Bet on the Farm!, a sustainable farmers market, every Thursday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Desert Living Center at the Springs Preserve. The market is certified by the Green Restaurant Association and is a member of Slow Food USA. Admission is free. Locally and regionally grown fruits, vegetables, fresh eggs, herbs and nuts are available for purchase. For more information, visit www.betonthefarm.com.
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.
The Vegas StrEATs Festival is held monthly on the second Saturday in the Jackie Gaughan Parkway outside the El Cortez. The downtown Las Vegas food truck, arts and music festival runs from 6 p.m.-1 a.m., and features several local trucks, artists, and performances by local bands and DJ’s. El Cortez, 600 E. Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-385-5200, 800-634-6703.
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.