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.
The 8th Annual Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit, a celebration of wine, food and spirits, will take place at ARIA, Bellagio, Caesars Palace and MGM Grand from April 23-26. Participating chefs include Emeril Lagasse, Guy Savoy, Ho Chee Boon, Mary Sue Milliken, Susan Feniger, Michael Mina, Julian Serrano, Gordon Ramsay, Masayoshi Takayama, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Royden Ellamar, Shawn McClain and Francois Payard. Dozens of events are planned during the four-day event, and include a sampling of dishes from 50 chefs at The Grand Tasting and several themed tastings hosted by celebrity chefs. For a schedule of events and to purchase tickets, visit VegasUncorked.com
Made LV will host “It’s A Family Thing,” a guest chef dinner of classic family dishes prepared by Larry Forgione, known for his work at the An American Place restaurant in New York City, and his son, Bryan Forgione, executive chef of Buddy V’s Ristorante at The Venetian. The menu will include passed appetizers of Liberty Farms house-cured duck prosciutto, peanut ale barbecue shrimp and pork belly brochettes; Grandma Stella’s farm salad with grilled asparagus, English peas, artichokes, spring fava beans, pickled beets, baby fennel, purslane, frisée and lemon-parsley dressing; smoked Creekstone Farms Black Angus loin with roasted baby potatoes, fiddleheads and ramps; and a dessert of strawberry-rhubarb shortcake. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the cost is $39 (includes paired cocktails), plus tax and gratuity. Made LV, Tivoli Village, 420 S. Rampart Blvd. Ste 140, Las Vegas, NV 89145, 702-722-2000.
April 30-May 3
The Great American Foodie Fest will be situated outside the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and will feature more than 50 food trucks and vendors from all over the U.S., as well as live DJs, carnival rides, games and eating competitions. It will take place from 4 p.m.-midnight on Thursday and Friday, from noon-midnight on Saturday, and from noon-10 p.m. on Sunday. General admission is $8 per day, or $13 for an unlimited weekend pass, if purchased in advance; and $10 per day, or $15 for an unlimited weekend pass, if purchased at the gate. Individual food and drink items are priced per purchase. Tickets for the Red Dragon VIP Tent, priced at $75 per day if purchased in advance, or $85 at the gate, will include passed appetizers and desserts, an open bar, beer and wine tastings and chef demos. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.greatamericanfoodiefest.com Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, 3700 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103, 702-777-7777, 800-PLAYRIO (752-9746).
Traditionally open only for dinner service, Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace will celebrate the 9th anniversary of its opening by hosting a Mother’s Day brunch from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Priced at $250 per person, the menu will feature a selection of cold appetizers, entrees and pastries; the items will be reminiscent of their dinner menu, but with a breakfast twist. Included are a Champagne cocktail; salmon tartare and salmon rillettes; a selection of fine cheeses; oysters in ice gelée and escabeche; an entrée choice of saffron risotto with spring vegetables and roasted Label Rouge chicken, or eggs Benedict and lobster claw; and a dessert spread with a macaroon tower, Guy Savoy brioche, rice pudding and more. To reserve, contact email@example.com. Restaurant Guy Savoy, Caesars Palace, Augustus Tower, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-731-SAVOY (7286); 877-346-4642.
La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway at Wynn Las Vegas will serve a deluxe butler-style brunch to celebrate Mother’s Day, from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Priced at $48 per adult, and $28 per child, unlimited brunch favorites will be brought to your table by servers. The menu includes pancakes with berry compote, corn-flake-crusted brioche French toast, baked potato loaded tater tots with brown gravy, New York-style egg sandwiches, ham and egg flatbread, eggs Benedict with chorizo, veal short rib hash, bacon or chorizo sausage cups, fresh fruit salad, yogurt parfait with granola, heirloom tomato and mozzarella salad, chilled tomato soup, angus mini burgers, mushroom grits, and tomato and mozzarella flatbread. Bottomless mimosas, sangria, sparkling wine, Bloody Marys, build-your-own Mojitos and Caipirinhas will be offered for an additional $20 per person. La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway, Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-770-7375.
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.
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.
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.