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.
February 12, March 19, April 30, May 26, June 30, July 23, August 27, September 29, October 13, & November 10
The Bellagio has announced the 2015 lineup for its An Executive Chef Classroom, a series of two-hour, interactive cooking classes taught by Bellagio executive chef Edmund Wong. The classes, held monthly at 7 p.m. in the Tuscany Demonstration Kitchen, include detailed step-by-step descriptions of the preparation of a three-course themed meal. Following the cooking session, guests taste their creations and a menu card is provided to each guest. Tickets are priced at $135 per person, all-inclusive, and can be purchased by calling the Bellagio Concierge at 866-406-7117. For more information and a list and description of monthly themes, visit www.bellagio.com. Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-693-7111, 888-987-6667.
Chefs John Courtney and Christian Dolias will team up for a pop-up dinner entitled Raise the Bar, at Old School Brewing Company. Dolias is the founder and president of the underground cooking collective CutThroat Culinary, served as executive chef at Desnudo Tacos and has been featured on The Food Network’s Chopped and FYI’s Late Night Chef Fight. Courtney has worked at RM Seafood, Marche Bacchus and Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, and was also featured on Late Night Chef Fight. The five-course dinner will include alternating dishes from each chef, designed to complement brewmaster Jim Wilson’s beers. The dinner will begin at 7 p.m., and is priced at $50 (plus tax and tip), with an optional pairing of six four-ounce beer samples for $10. To secure a reservation using a credit card, call 702-273-9782.
Sinatra executive chef Theo Schoenegger and A.J. Lambert, Frank Sinatra’s granddaughter, will present an interactive cooking demonstration and three-course lunch, while listening to stories of Ol’ Blue Eyes. Guests will learn the secrets to preparing some of Frank’s favorite dishes, including pasta e pomodoro and veal Milanese. Chef Schoenegger, who used to cook at San Domenico for Sinatra after his New York shows, will lead guests step-by-step through the preparation of each course, while A.J. Lambert will share stories of her legendary grandfather’s passion for cooking. Tickets are $85, including tax and tip, and the class will begin at noon. Guests will receive a copy of Frank Sinatra Duets. For tickets, call 702-770-5320. Sinatra, Encore Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-248-3463.
The Venetian/Palazzo will host the Fifth-Annual Carnival of Cuisine Food Festival from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at The Palazzo pool deck, and will feature a visit by celebrity chef Mario Batali. Specialty drinks and cuisine showcasing the restaurants of The Venetian/Palazzo will be served, including Aquaknox, B&B Ristorante, Bouchon, Carnevino, Lagasse’s Stadium, LAVO, etc. General admission tickets are $100; VIP tickets, which include an early entry at 5 p.m., are $150. Grazie Members (The Venetian’s loyalty program) will receive a $25 discount. Tickets may be purchased at any Venetian/Palazzo box office, by calling 702-414-9000 or online at venetian.com. The Venetian/Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 866-263-3001.
For the first time since 2011, Las Vegas Restaurant Week will take place only once during the year. As in the past, more than 100 of the city’s finest restaurants will offer three-course prix fixe menus priced at $20.15, $30.15 or $50.15, with a portion of each meal donated to Three Square, Southern Nevada’s only food bank. Beginning May 28, its website at www.helpoutdineoutlv.org will offer a list of participating restaurants and menus, and the capability to search by cuisine, location and price.
Trevi in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace will honor dads on Father’s Day with a hearty Italian prix fixe menu and specialty cocktail pairing. Priced at $45.95 per person, executive chef Peter Scaturro has created a three-course meal with Italian meatballs served with marinara sauce; a main course featuring a 14-ounce New York steak, served with a side of linguine marinara and topped with a pizzaiola sauce; and tiramisu made with espresso-soaked ladyfingers and layered with sweet mascarpone mousse. For an additional $12, a Woodford Reserve Manhattan will be offered. Trevi, Caesars Palace, Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-735-4663.
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 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.
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.
Fresh52 Farmers & Artisan Market, Las Vegas’s largest certified farmers' market, with more than 50 vendors, has reopened for the season. Held each Saturday from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. on the streets of Tivoli Village, the market features organic and sustainable seasonal produce, handcrafted meals, rare and exotic spices, freshly baked goods, gourmet olive oils, salsas, sauces, nuts, handmade modern crafts and artisans. On select dates there will be live entertainment, chef demonstrations and free arts and crafts for the kids. Fresh52 Farmers & Artisan Market, Tivoli Village, 400 South Rampart Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89144, no phone.
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.
The On the Ranch Farmers and Artisan Market is convening on Sundays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Garden Plaza parking lot of Craig Ranch Regional Park at 628 W. Craig Road in North Las Vegas. Items for sale include certified-organic fruits and vegetables, honey, natural skin-care products, ready-to-eat meals, coffee, tea, sauces, tamales, jewelry and crafts. For more info visit www.ontheranchmarket.com. On the Ranch Farmers and Artisan Market, 628 W. Craig Road, North Las Vegas, NV 89032, 702-726-2426.
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.