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.
Dec. 2, Jan. 6, Feb. 3 & March 3
Yusho at the Monte Carlo is hosting Yusho After Dark from 11 p.m.-2 a.m. on the first Tuesday of the month, a monthly late-night dining event featuring chef collaborations with Yusho executive chef Brian Lhee and guest chefs from the local culinary community. Tickets are $25 and are available for purchase at the door of each event. Included in the ticket price are one of Yusho’s signature draught cocktails, passed hors d'oeuvres, dishes created by chef Lhee and his guest chef, and the opportunity to watch the chefs in action through Yusho’s open kitchen. On the schedule are Gina Marinelli, sous chef at D.O.C.G. at The Cosmopolitan (December 2); David Mangual, executive chef at Double Barrel Roadhouse at Monte Carlo (January 6); Roy Ellamar, executive chef at Sensi at Bellagio (February 3); and Michael Chen, chef at Simon at Palms Place (March 3). Yusho, Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-730-6888.
The Studio B buffet at the M Resort Spa Casino will serve a holiday seafood brunch and seafood buffet for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Selections will include crab legs, bamboo-baked mahi mahi, oysters, chilled cocktail shrimp, prime rib, beef Wellington, roasted rack of lamb and roasted turkey. Priced at $39.99, the holiday seafood brunch will be served from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and the holiday seafood dinner will be served from 2:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Studio B, M Resort Spa Casino, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Henderson, NV 89044, 702-797-1000.
McCall’s Heartland Grill at the Stratosphere will serve a three-course menu on Christmas Day from 3 p.m.-11 p.m. for $35. Courses include baby spinach salad served with Maytag blue cheese, candied walnuts, dried cherries, pickled red onion and balsamic vinaigrette; white wine-braised lamb shoulder pot pie plated alongside roasted peppers, Nicoise olives and white beans; and a dessert of strawberries Romanoff served with French vanilla bean ice cream. McCall’s Heartland Grill, Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower, 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89104, 702-380-7777.
Twin Creeks Steakhouse at the Silverton Casino Hotel Lodge will serve a Christmas dinner menu from 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Priced at $39, the menu includes choice of duck confit salad or roasted butternut squash soup; an entrée of roasted turkey breast with sage and foie gras stuffing or a 14-ounce Black Angus prime rib; and a dessert of warm pecan bread pudding or pumpkin cheesecake. Twin Creeks Steakhouse, Silverton Casino Hotel Lodge, 3333 Blue Diamond Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89139, 702-914-8594, 866-946-4373.
On Christmas Day, Silverado Steakhouse at South Point Casino, Hotel & Spa will serve a four-course menu with the choice of a complimentary glass of wine or a cocktail. The price will be $45, and it will be served from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Courses will include seafood Provençal sautéed in fresh tomatoes and garlic or chicken Oscar crostini with crab, asparagus and Béarnaise sauce; lobster bisque, field green salad or avocado and grapefruit salad; roast turkey, poached Pacific salmon or cider-braised pork chop; and a chocolate yule log with peppermint ice cream or English plum pudding with brandy sauce. Silverado Steakhouse, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89183, 702-796-7111.
Spiedini at the J.W. Marriott Resort will host a wine-pairing dinner featuring the Italian Antinore Winery. Courses will include smoked salmon on a potato pancake, paired with the 2010 Toscana IGT Bianco; five-spice seared duck breast and red wine risotto, matched with the 2012 Tormaresca Primitivo; whole roasted tenderloin of beef with bouquetière of vegetables, paired with the 2010 Toscana IGT; and a dessert of baked Alaska with strawberry sauce, matched with Joseph Perrier Brut Rosé. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the cost is $69, plus tax and gratuity. To reserve, call 702-869-8500. Spiedini, JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort, Spa & Golf, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89145, 702-869-8500.
Celebrity chef Kerry Simon’s Carson Kitchen in downtown Las Vegas will celebrate New Year’s Eve with a prix fixe menu prepared by executive chef Matt Andrews, from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. The menu will be a five-course meal priced at $99 per couple, and will have an optional wine pairing priced at $25 per person. The dinner will consist of devil’s eggs and killer shrimp appetizers; persimmon and pear salad; steelhead trout accompanied by a house-made country bacon relish; an entreé choice of cocoa-espresso New York strip steak or pork belly carbonara with a side of rainbow cauliflower; and a dessert of sweet potato pie in a jar. The menu will include a complimentary glass of wine or Champagne per person. Carson Kitchen’s daily menu items will also be available. Carson Kitchen, John E. Carson Building, 124 6th St., Ste. 100, Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-473-9523.
Chef Joseph Elevado at Andrea’s at Wynn Las Vegas will offer a New Year’s Eve prix-fixe menu featuring kabocha soup with white truffle, poached Kumamoto oysters and pickled green apple; kanburi and King crab; wild-caught tai snapper with Brussels sprouts, persimmon and caviar butter sauce; Japanese A5 strip loin with black truffle, shiitake and foie gras-stuffed radish topped with bordelaise; and Andrea’s celebratory dessert. The prix fixe menu is priced at $275 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Seatings are at 9 p.m., 9:30 p.m. or 10 p.m. and include a complimentary Champagne toast. Andrea’s, Encore Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-770-7800.
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.
On New Year’s Day, chef Carlos Guía at The Country Club at Wynn Las Vegas will offer a special jazz brunch. Set to the sounds of a live Dixieland band, specialties will include eggs Versailles, shrimp and grits, creole gumbo and French toast bread pudding, alongside dozens of dishes at the appetizer, seafood and carving stations. The brunch will be served from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and is priced at $75, inclusive of tax and gratuity. The Country Club, Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-770-3315, 888-320-WYNN.
Tacos & Tequila at the Luxor Hotel & Casino will serve a New Year’s Day brunch from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The brunch will include French toast topped with bacon and bananas, priced at $12; executive chef Saul Ortiz’s signature chilaquiles topped with a fried egg and the choice of red or green sauce for $14; traditional huevos rancheros priced at $13; albondigas soup for $8; and breakfast burritos made with machaca priced at $14. Guests may complement the brunch with two-for-one top-shelf margaritas for $12. Tacos & Tequila, Luxor, 3900 Las Vegas Blvd. S. , Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-262-5225.
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.