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.
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.
The next installment of the Oscar Dinner Series at Oscar’s Steakhouse at the Plaza Hotel & Casino with former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman entitled “Scoundrel and Charmer—an evening with the world’s greatest cheat and thief” will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature Goodman and a notorious cheat who will demonstrate how he cheated slot machines. The dinner will include a choice of Caesar salad or arugula salad with poached pear, red onion and a champagne vinaigrette; entrée selection of veal chop with rosemary demi-glace, pan-seared halibut with sautéed greens and saffron cream, filet mignon with mashed potato and Brussels sprouts or chicken and artichoke with natural jus and potato purée; and dessert of cheesecake or chocolate mousse. Tickets are $150 and include the three-course meal paired with red and white wines as well as the signature Oscar Goodman Martini. Oscar’s Steakhouse, Plaza Hotel & Casino, 1 Main St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-386-2110.
Sundays Throughout February
Throughout the month of February, The Palm at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace will host a traditional Sunday Supper with classic steakhouse combinations. Served each Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and priced at $49, three seafood pairings are offered matched with a nine-ounce filet mignon: coconut crusted sea scallops drizzled with jalapeño simple syrup; a five-ounce Nova Scotia lobster tail served with melted butter; and jumbo lump crab cake with watermelon radish and jícama slaw topped with Old Bay aïoli. A children’s menu will also be available in addition to The Palm’s à la carte menu. The Palm, Caesars Palace, Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-732-7256.
Hard Rock Cafe on the Las Vegas Strip will host a party for the "Big Game" from 2:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. featuring a premium open bar and food stations of game day favorites. Priced at $200 per person, food options will include wings, taqueria, pizza, sliders and cookie/brownie stations. Throughout the restaurant there will be approximately 75 TVs on the 2nd and 3rd floors ranging in size from big screen to individual in the booths. Guests must be 21 and over with valid ID. Tickets are available by calling 702-650-8590 or online here. Hard Rock Cafe, Showcase Mall, 3771 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Ste. 120, Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-733-7625.
Cabo Wabo Cantina at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will host a Big Game viewing party on Super Bowl Sunday. Priced at $200 per person, the all-you-can-eat-and-drink buffet will include hot dogs, sliders, a build-your-own tacos and nachos station and unlimited buckets of beer including Dos Equis. The game will be displayed on 80-inch and 75-inch screens throughout the cantina. Also available in Cabo Wabo’s private upstairs lounge, The LOFT, will be numerous flat-panel big-screen TVs, including a 201-inch projector, a 192-inch flat-screen and two 80-inch high-definition TVs. For information about pricing or reservations for The LOFT, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Cabo Wabo Cantina, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Miracle Mile Shops, 3663 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-385-2226.
Don Vito’s at South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa will serve a three-course prix-fixe menu on Valentine’s Day. Priced at $39 per person, the menu includes a complimentary cocktail or glass of wine; choice of porcini mushroom risotto, beet salad, arugula and goat cheese salad or Italian sausage and bean soup; lobster fettuccine, Cupid’s chicken stuffed with wild mushrooms and mascarpone cheese, or braised veal bourgogne with bacon in a rich red wine sauce; flourless s’mores chocolate cake or vanilla mousse with chocolate dipped strawberries; and coffee or tea. Don Vito’s, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89183, 702-796-7111.
HEXX kitchen + bar at Paris Las Vegas will offer a three-course Valentine’s Day prix-fixe menu for two. Priced at $85 per person and prepared by executive chef Matthew Piekarski, the menu will include hearts of palm salad topped with blood orange vinaigrette, avocado, candied quinoa, pomello, fennel and red onion; prime filet mignon with butter poached prawns with freekah risotto and roasted Brussels sprouts; and chocolate mousse comprised of single-origin Tanzania chocolate mousse, house-made peanut butter crème, sweet and spicy peanuts and Concord grape gelée. In addition, gift baskets from the adjacent HEXX Chocolate + Confexxions, containing a bottle of Summers Andriana's Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma-Napa-Lake), five 2.12-ounce dark bars and five 2.12-ounce milk bars, will be available throughout the month of February for $94.95. HEXX kitchen + bar, Paris Las Vegas, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-331-5100.
Phil’s Italian Steak House at Treasure Island will offer a Valentine’s Day menu priced at $69 per person. The three-course meal will include a choice of oysters on the half shell with tamarind jam pearls, seared scallops with Spanish chorizo or lobster bruschetta with avocado and sweet corn; 12-oz Prime NY steak with port wine sauce, seared Mediterranean sea bass with lobster and crab risotto, grilled chicken breast and mushroom risotto or Châteaubriand for two (16-oz center cut tenderloin with tarragon demi-glace sauce); and passion fruit Bavarian cream served parfait style with vanilla bean cake. Phil's Italian Steak House, Treasure Island, 3300 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 866-286-3809.
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.
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.
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.