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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.


March 31
Emeril Lagasse's Las Vegas chefs Ronnie Rainwater (Delmonico Steakhouse), Jean Paul Labadie (Emeril's New Orleans Fish House), Scott Pajak (Lagasse's Stadium) and James Richards (Table 10) will create a collaborative dinner series called "Tour de Emeril" with each course prepared by one of the chefs. The inaugural dinner will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. with wine pairings by Huneeus wines. Courses are chilled white asparagus bisque with Alaskan king crab prepared by chef Richards, paired with Illumination Sauvignon Blanc by Quintessa; roasted wild striped bass with beluga lentil purée from chef Pajak, matched with Flowers Chardonnay Sonoma Coast; rabbit "porchetta" prepared by chef Rainwater, paired with Flowers Sea View Ridge Pinot Noir; grilled Colorado lamb chop, stuffed shank and house-made sausage prepared by Labadie, matched with Faust Cabernet Sauvignon; and "Spring Fruit Extravaganza" featuring seasonal fruits prepared three ways. All-inclusive tickets are $90 or $150 with the Huneeus wine pairings. To reserve, call 702-891-7374 before March 27. Emeril's New Orleans Fish House, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-891-7374.
April 1
Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group in Las Vegas is launching a guest chef dinner series hosting dinners throughout the year, selecting chefs who have relationships with its Las Vegas chefs and with Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich. The inaugural dinner will take place at Carnevino at The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino and will be executed by Cesare Casella, the New York chef/restaurateur behind the restaurants Salumeria Rosi, Maremma and Beppe. In addition, the meat will be provided by the Brooklyn-based Heritage Foods USA. The menu will feature Cesare’s cured salumi and prosciutto; charred octopus, Piemontese carne cruda and pork tonnato; Navajo-Churro lamb agnolotti with peas and pecorino; Heritage Foods USA's pork T-bones, pork loin chops and country ribs; and panna cotta with a ginger pig cookie. The dinner will begin at 7 p.m. and the cost is $150 per person (includes wine pairings and gratuity). Visit here to purchase tickets. Carnevino, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-789-4141.
April 5
Freedom Beat at the Downtown Grand will continue chef Scott Commings’ culinary road trip series with the tastes of Colorado. The dinner will include Buffalo sliders, cheddar scallion tater tots, Colorado lamb, crispy river trout and Uncle Frank's Original "Black Cow Mountain" made with Myers Avenue Root Beer and caramel vanilla ice cream. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $35. Order tickets here. Freedom Beat, Downtown Grand, 206 N. 3rd St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-719-5315.
The Wynn Master Class Series will kick off at Sinatra restaurant April 6
Wynn Las Vegas has debuted a behind-the-scenes Wynn Master Class Series: interactive courses led by master chefs, sommeliers, mixologists and artisans, encompassing all areas of the resort, including food and beverage. The first course, entitled “Pasta, Frank’s Way,” will be held at Sinatra and taught by executive chef Theo Schoenegger and the performer’s granddaughter AJ Lambert. It will be a workshop in creating handmade pasta and straightforward techniques for how to prepare it, Frank’s way. A three-course lunch, recipe cards, keepsake gift and a certificate of completion are included. The class will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the cost is $125 per person, all inclusive. Tickets are available by contacting the Wynn Las Vegas concierge at 702-770-7070. Sinatra, Encore Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-248-3463.
April 7, 14, 21 & 28
Libertine Social at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino is hosting Fireside Chats with executive chef Jamaal Taherzadeh every Saturday night in April. During the weekly event, 13 guests are served seasonal food with beverage pairings at the restaurant’s interactive chef’s counter. The dinner begins at 7 p.m. and the cost is $75 plus tax and tip. In conjunction with the Fireside Chats, the five-course menu also is available in the main dining room each Saturday evening. To reserve, call 702-632-7558. Libertine Social, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-632-7558.
April 8
Roy’s will host a cooking class and luncheon featuring dishes with all the ingredients spring has to offer, taught by Roy’s local chefs. The three-course interactive cooking class will include warm spinach and heirloom tomato salad with warm pancetta vinaigrette; honey teriyaki grilled Atlantic salmon with pan-roasted vegetable medley, peewee potatoes and yuzu citrus butter sauce; and farmer’s market berry parfait with candied macadamia nuts. The three-hour class and luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the cost is $45 (plus tax and tip). Roy's, 620 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-691-2053.
April 11
Honey Salt will welcome Hemant Kishore, chef and owner of the pop-up kitchen “Toddy Shop,” for its next Guest Chef Dinner. The dinner will include the “Ocean Sunrise Toddy” cocktail with rum, coconut water, orange juice, lemongrass, ginger beer and coconut-lime popsicle and dishes like biriyani arancini with raita, curried pickled lemon peel and papadum; artichoke salad with crispy skin snapper, courtesy of Jeff Mauro of Honey Salt; Cornish "hen stew” with coconut milk, turmeric and coriander; and tropical soufflé with jackfruit jam and mango caviar. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $54 per person with an optional wine pairing for $25. Tickets must be purchased in advance here. Honey Salt, 1031 S. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89145, 702-445-6100.
April 27-30
The 11th Annual Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit, a celebration of wine, food and spirits, will feature a lineup of celebrity chefs, master sommeliers and cutting-edge mixologists with events taking place at Caesars Palace, The Cromwell, The Cosmopolitan, MGM Resorts International and The Palazzo/Venetian. Participating chefs include Alain Ducasse, Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis, Gordon Ramsay, Guy Savoy, José Andrés, Julian Serrano, Nobu Matsuhisa and Wolfgang Puck, among others. More than 30 events are planned during the four-day event, and include themed tastings hosted by celebrity chefs and The Grand Tasting on April 28: a sampling of dishes from more than 50 top-name chefs. For a schedule of events and to purchase tickets, visit the official website.


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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