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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.


July 13, July 22, Aug. 24, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, and Dec.14
Bellagio’s Harvest by Roy Ellamar is inviting well-known executive chefs from other MGM Resorts International restaurants to participate in Snack Wagon Takeover, a monthly culinary series that will feature each visiting chef’s spin on the venue’s signature circulating carts. As usual, the carts will stop tableside so guests may select culinary bites from the guest chef and interact with him or her. This year’s event dates and visiting chefs are: July 13, Le Cirque executive chef Wilfried Bergerhausen; July 22, celebrity chef Shawn McClain of Libertine Social at Mandalay Bay; Aug. 24, Noodles executive chef Patrick Lee; Sept. 14, Todd English’s Olives executive chef Brad Skougard; Oct. 12, Lago by Julian Serrano executive chef Nico Chessa; Nov. 9, Bellagio executive pastry chef Patrick Lassaque; and Dec.14, executive chef Sean Griffin of Jean-Georges Steakhouse at Aria. Harvest by Roy Ellamar, Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-693-8800; 866-259-7111.
Twist by Pierre Gagnaire presents “A Twist on Dining in the Dark” December 7, January 11, February 8, March 8
Twist by Pierre Gagnaire presents "A Twist on Dining in the Dark." Guests will enjoy a five-course meal with wine pairings with only the city lights of Las Vegas to guide this sensory experience. The dinners will take place from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. and cost $225 per person, plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 888-881-9367. For more information, visit the official website. Twist by Pierre Gagnaire, Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, CityCenter, 3752 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89158, 702-590-8888.
December 7
Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa will present an interactive holiday-themed Italian cooking demonstration hosted by chef Francesco DeFuria at Bistro 57 beginning at 6 p.m. Priced at $50, the four-course menu will include insalata di carciofi: frisée lettuce, baby artichoke hearts, warm walnuts, shaved fennel and fava beans tossed in a lemon vinaigrette; risotto simmered in white wine and chicken broth, finished with truffle oil and Parmesan; slow-simmered beef shank and broccolini; and panettone di chocolate Italian. After the instruction, all items will be brought out for the enjoyment of each guest. Space is limited and reservations are required by calling 702-692-7265. Bistro 57, Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa, 7300 N. Aliante Pkwy., North Las Vegas, NV 89084, 702-692-7777.
December 9-11
The Venetian/Palazzo will host the fourth annual Ultimo: A Weekend of Excellence "Le Grand Voyage" featuring feasts from an all-star lineup of chefs and wineries from around the world, including Dom Perignon, DAOU Vineyards, Marqués de Murrieta, Memento Mori and Pio Cesare. The signature event is the Grand Banquet on December 10, which this year will feature an international menu with courses celebrating each chef's country of origin, prepared by Thomas Keller, Jérôme Bocuse, Emma Bengtsson, Curtis Stone, Ming Tsai, Vikram Vij, Pierre Thiam, Paul Bartolotta and Shaun Hergatt. For more details, schedule of events, pricing and to purchase tickets, visit here or call 866-659-9643. The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-414-1000, 877-883-6423.
December 18
Fresh52 Farmers’ Markets at Tivoli Village will host a farm-to-table plant-based vegan-style Sunday brunch by chef Mayra of Pura Vida Bakery & Bystro. The brunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. and will include a multi-course meal, wine, live music and raffles. The theme is “Holiday Farmhouse Brunch: Giving From the Heart” and the proceeds will benefit Project 150, a nonprofit helping more than 2,500 homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students in the community. The cost is $50 for general admission and $70 for VIP, which includes seating in front of the stage. Visit here to purchase tickets and view the menu. Fresh52, Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89145, no phone.
December 18-21
Lawry’s The Prime Rib will host a holiday dinner theater production of A Christmas Carol. The menu features a spinning bowl salad, 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. 18-21 at 6 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) and $89 and $59 respectively for the matinee show on December 18 at 1 p.m. (doors open at 12:30 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.


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.
Monday through Thursday
Grape Street Café, Wine Bar & Cellar in Downtown Summerlin has launched a new happy hour featuring seven wines for $7, seven appetizers for $7, $7 well cocktails and $5 selected shots. Guests may take advantage of the deals anywhere in the restaurant Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wine selections include Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Malbec, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and Reisling. Appetizers being served are caprese salad, burrata, crab-stuffed shrimp, baked brie, meatballs with marinara and garlic bread, steamed clams and strawberry crostini. Grape Street Café, Wine Bar & Cellar, 2120 Festival Plaza Dr. #160, Las Vegas, NV 89135, 702-478-5030.
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.
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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