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Boulder City Beerfest, the only beerfest currently held in the city, will take place at Wilbur Square Park, located in the heart of the historic city, from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. There will be more than 20 breweries pouring close to 100 beers, live music, food for purchase from eight food trucks, “beer centric” specialty vendors and homebrewing demonstrations. Tickets, which include unlimited sampling, are $45 for VIP with early admission at 1 p.m. ($60 at the door) or $30 for general admission ($40 at the door) and can be purchased in advance at Boulder City Brewpub, at Khoury’s Fine Wine & Spirits or by visiting here. For more info and a list of breweries, go to the official website.
Spiedini at JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort, Spa & Golf will host a wine pairing dinner featuring Rodney Strong Vineyards. Courses are fennel-crusted garlic shrimp paired with Sauvignon Blanc, Rodney Strong Estate, Northern Sonoma; heirloom roasted beet napoleon with candied walnuts and goat cheese matched with Merlot, Rodney Strong, Sonoma County; pepper-crusted New York sirloin with Yorkshire pudding paired with Zinfandel, Rodney Strong Estate, Northern Sonoma; and rustic apple tart with vanilla bean ice cream matched with the chef specialty dessert wine. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $69 plus tax and gratuity. To reserve call 702-869-8500. Spiedini, JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort, Spa & Golf, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89145, 702-869-8500.
March 30-April 1
The UNLV college scholarship fundraising 43rd annual UNLVino will consist of three main events taking place from March 30-April 1. Events are 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 on March 30 from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. ($100 in advance or $125 at the door); Sake Fever, featuring a variety of sakes, Japanese spirits and cocktails, with cuisine from some of the city’s top restaurants, held at the outdoor pool of Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa on March 31 from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. ($75 in advance or $100 at the door); and The Grand Tasting, a collection of premium beverages with cuisine from UNLV’s culinary students and celebrated Vegas restaurants at the ballroom at Paris Las Vegas on April 1 from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. ($100 in advance, $125 at the door). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the official website.
April 1 & 22, May 13, September 2 & 23, October 7 & 28
New Vista has announced its 2017 schedule of wine walks being held at Downtown Summerlin and Town Square. The wine walks will begin at 7 p.m. and conclude at 10 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance ($35 at the door) and include samples at up to 20 different tasting stations that feature old and new wine varietals, specialty cocktails, saké and craft beers. In addition, there is live music, entertainment, food and shopping options within the two venues. Dates for Town Square are April 22, September 2 and October 7; and Downtown Summerlin are April 1, May 13, September 23 and October 28. All proceeds benefit New Vista Community, a local charity that provides programs to adults and children with intellectual challenges in Southern Nevada. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the official website.
“Top Chef” personality/executive chef Tom Colicchio will host an American whiskey pairing dinner at his Craftsteak at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. The menu will include a welcome cocktail made with Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select; beet cured salmon with bourbon apple slaw paired with Old Forester 1920 Series; grilled quail with bourbon molasses, mandarinquat jam, warm frisée farm egg and smoked bacon matched with Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select; roasted peanut soup with bourbon candied bacon paired with Woodford Reserve Rye; duo of domestic Wagyu beef skirt steak and dry-aged Kurobuta pork porterhouse with bourbon brioche stuffed apple matched with Woodford Reserve Masters Collection; and bourbon bread pudding with maple ice cream and fresh fruit paired with Woodford Reserve Doubled Oaked. The dinner will begin at 8 p.m. and the cost is $375. Visit here to order tickets. Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-891-7318.
The Nth 2017 Ultimate Whisky Experience will be held at Wynn Las Vegas/Encore Las Vegas. Several events are planned, including master classes with discussions and tasting flights of some of the rarest and finest premium whiskies; a whisky pairing dinner at Joël Robuchon; super pours of rare whiskies that retail for more than $300 a dram; and the main event: the Main Tasting --- a grand tasting of hundreds of the world’s most unique, finest premium whiskies from the top-tier brands. Held on April 7 from 6:30 to 10 p.m., the Tasting will be followed by a gourmet dinner reception catered by the Wynn/Encore’s executive chefs. Several ticket packages are available. For more details, prices and to purchase tickets, visit the official website. Encore Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89139, 702-770-7800.
The 7th annual Great Vegas Festival of Beer will take place on the streets of Downtown Las Vegas. New this year is the addition of a Friday night event, the Mad Craft Experience, from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. and limited to 1,500 attendees, which will feature samples of craft beer paired with creations from some of the top establishments in the local culinary scene, including Michael Mina’s Pub 1842, Dan Krohmer’s Other Mama and John Simmons’ Tacos & Beer. The next day, the Great Vegas Grand Tasting will be held from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. with early entry at 2 p.m. Nevada’s largest craft beer event in terms of amount of beers poured, the Grand Tasting will offer samplings of more than 500 craft beers from 110 breweries. For more info, prices and to purchase tickets visit the official website.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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