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Sinatra at Encore will present a four-course tasting menu paired with Jack Daniel's cocktails, hosted by executive chef Theo Schoenegger and Jack Daniel’s master distiller Jeff Arnett. The night will begin at 6 p.m. with a selection of appetizers, paired with the "Sinatra Smash" cocktail with Gentleman Jack, Briotett Crème de Cassis, blackberries, sweet and sour and vanilla-infused simple syrup. The following courses are jumbo lump crab salad, matched with the "Scarlet Letter," made with Tennessee Honey, Aperol, Prosecco, lemon, strawberry, basil and cracked black pepper; prime beef filet mignon with black truffle potato gratin, paired with "Quite Frankly," prepared with Sinatra Select, Lustau Olloroso Sherry, Bigallet China-China Amer and Angostura bitters; and Valrhona dark chocolate mousse fedora and Jack Daniel’s milk chocolate panna cotta, matched with the "Jack Frost," consisting of JD Single Barrel, Wondermint Peppermint liqueur and coconut cream. The cost is $185, inclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 702-770-5320. Sinatra, Encore Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-248-3463.
The UNLV college scholarship fundraising 41st-annual UNLVino will consist of three main events taking place from April 16-18. Events include Bubble-Licious, a celebration of Champagne and sparkling wine, with small plates from The Venetian and Palazzo’s collection of restaurants at The Venetian’s Doge’s Palace Plaza. It will be held April 16 from 7p.m.-10 p.m. ($125 in advance, or $150 at the door). Also, Sake Fever will feature a variety of sakes, Japanese spirits and cocktails, with cuisine from some of the city’s top restaurants. It will take place at the outdoor pool of Red Rock Casino Resort Spa April 17 from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. ($100 in advance, or $125 at the door). Finally, The Grand Tasting, a collection of premium beverages with cuisine from UNLV’s culinary students and celebrated Vegas restaurants, will be held at the ballroom at Paris Las Vegas, April 18 from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. ($125 in advance, $150 at the door). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.unlvino.com.
The 9th-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 will 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
In celebration of Andre’s 35th Year Anniversary, Andre's at Monte Carlo and Alizé at the Top of the Palms will offer a 35 percent discount on any of its vast collection of wine, if ordered before 6:30 p.m. The discount is being offered throughout 2015. To reserve Andre’s at Monte Carlo, call 702-798-7151, or to make a reservation for Alizé, call 702-951-7000. Andre's Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-798-7151.
Grape Street Cafe is offering wine tastings the second Tuesday of every month from 6 p.m.–8 p.m. Tastings include a variety of four wines for $5 per person, but if any featured wines are purchased, the $5 tasting fee is applied to the purchase price of the bottle. Local wine wholesaler and importer Parc Ave Distributors conducts the monthly tastings. Grape Street Cafe, 7501 W. Lake Mead Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89128, 702-228-9463.
Tuesday through Thursday
Twin Creeks Steakhouse at the Silverton Casino Hotel Lodge is offering half price on specialty cocktails and all items from its tapas menu from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Twin Creeks Steakhouse, Silverton Casino Hotel Lodge, 3333 Blue Diamond Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89139, 702-914-8594, 866-946-4373.
Second Wednesday of Every Month
Art & Wine: A Perfect Pairing will be held at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (BGFA) on the second Wednesday of every month from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. The event features art from BGFA’s new exhibit, “Fabergé Revealed,” along with pairings from the Bellagio wine cellar, and an interactive wine and art conversation with BGFA director Tarissa Tiberti and Bellagio director of wine Jason Smith. The cost is $34 for members, and $42 for non-members. Tickets may be purchased by visiting the BGFA ticket counter, by calling 702-693-7871 or online at bellagio.com/bgfa. Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-693-7111, 888-987-6667.
Wine Away Wednesdays are held at various locations within Tivoli Village from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. Admission to the event is $13.65, which includes two glasses of wine, passed appetizers and the opportunity to browse offerings from local businesses. Tickets must be booked in advance at www.eventbrite.com.
Wednesday through Saturday
The Hostile Grape inside the M Resort is hosting complimentary wine tastings Wednesdays through Saturday from 5 p.m.-6 p.m. The Hostile Grape offers more than 160 wines by the glass including vintages from America, Italy, France, Spain, South Africa and Germany. Guests purchase a pre-paid tasting card and serve themselves through an enomatic dispensing system, which offers pours of one-, three- or five-ounces, allowing guests to sample from several different wines. Hostile Grape, M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Henderson, NV 89044, 702-797-1000.
Every Other Thursday
Oil & Vine at The District at Green Valley Ranch is hosting complimentary wine tastings every other Thursday from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. The tastings include a variety of wines, gourmet foods, olive oils and vinegars samples, served throughout the shop. For the schedule of tastings, visit oilandvine.com. Oil & Vine, 2235 Village Walk Dr. Ste. 151, Henderson, NV 89052, 702-467-0909.
N9NE Steakhouse inside Palms Casino Resort is offering 50 percent off its extensive wine list, when ordered by the bottle. The special is offered every Thursday during its opening hours, from 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. N9NE Steakhouse, Palms Casino Resort, 4321 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103, 702-933-9900.
NOVE Italiano is offering a new happy hour menu, featuring $7 small plates, as well as specially priced cocktails and wines in the bar and lounge from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. every Thursday. The menu highlights fan favorites such as prosciutto di parma sliders, Tuscan panzanella salad and margherita pizza. Several signature cocktails are offered for $7, including the "pomagranita," a combination of Ketel One Oranje, POM, Pama liqueur and simple syrup. NOVE Italiano, Palms Casino Resort, Fantasy Tower, 4321 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103, 702-942-6800.
Marche Bacchus hosts free wine tastings every Saturday from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tasting notes for each wine are provided. Marche Bacchus, Lakeside Center, 2620 Regatta Dr., Ste. 106, Las Vegas, NV 89128, 702-804-8008.
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