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Charlie Palmer’s Aureole in Mandalay Bay will host a wine pairing dinner featuring Darioush Winery. Mandalay Bay’s director of wine, Harley Carbery, will be joined by winery proprietor Darioush Khaledi and president Dan de Polo, in explaining each course and pairing. The six-course menu from Aureole’s executive chef Vincent Pouessel and executive pastry chef Megan Bringas will include a tempura of Santa Barbara prawn and oysters tartare, paired with a 2013 Viognier; Armagnac-macerated prunes stuffed into Berkshire porchetta, matched with a 2012 Cabernet Franc; chartreuse of wild duck breast, paired with a 2012 Shiraz; Iowa petit bison filet "Rossini," matched with the 2009 Signature Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2010 Darius II; and macadamia nut and white honey soft nougat with baklava ice cream, paired with the 2008 Shahpar. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the cost is $225. To reserve, call 702-632-7401. Aureole, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-632-7401.
Southern Nevada Public Television's 26th-Annual Splendor in the Glass Wine & Beer Tasting will be held at the Westgate Las Vegas from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. The fundraiser for Vegas PBS will feature a guest appearance by Hubert Keller, owner of the restaurants Fleur and Burger Bar at Mandalay Bay. There will be samples from 60 wineries and breweries, hors d’oeuvres, live and silent auctions and live music. Tickets cost $85 in advance and $100 at the door, and can be purchased at Vegas PBS, Lee’s Discount Liquor, Whole Foods Market and Total Wine & More, or by visiting www.vegaspbs.org. To reserve by phone, call 702-799-1010, ext. 5344. Westgate Las Vegas, 3000 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-732-5111, 800-732-7117.
Honey Salt will continue its Farm Table communal dining series with dishes from chef de cuisine Brett Uniss, paired with wine from Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery. Courses include a salad spiced with pecans, preserved lemon, bacon lardons and whole grain mustard vinaigrette, matched with the 2012 Westside Farms Chardonnay; whole roasted duck with caramelized shallot bread pudding, braised greens and huckleberry jus, paired with the 2012 Russian River Pinot Noir and the 2012 Hallberg Vineyard Pinot Noir; and a dessert of persimmon pudding and vanilla ice cream. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the cost is $45, with the wine pairings for an additional $25 (plus tax and gratuity). Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling 702-445-6100. Honey Salt, 1031 S. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89145, 702-445-6100.
“For the Love of Cocktails,” a three-day mixology event presented by Back Bar USA, in partnership with world-renowned mixologist and author Tony Abou-Ganim, will feature an opening night Meet the Masters five-course wine dinner February 12 at Aureole from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. The dinner will include Champagne and wine cocktails by Abou-Ganim, Dale DeGroff and Francesco Lafranconi; and wine pairings by Master Sommeliers Jason Smith (the Bellagio), Steven Geddes (Charlie Palmer) and Nick Hetzel (ARIA). The For The Love Of Cocktails Gala will feature more than 30 mixology stations, with bartenders from around the world serving original cocktail recipes, plus live entertainment and passed hors d’oeuvres. It will take place February 13 from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. at Alain Ducasse’s miX on the 64th floor of Delano Las Vegas. For tickets, prices and a schedule of seminars and mixers, visit www.fortheloveofcocktails.com.
Portofino at The Mirage will offer a Valentine’s Day menu for two for $165, or with wine pairings for $250 per couple. Courses include a kushi oyster with passionfruit shooter, paired with Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Rosé; honey-roasted fig and arugula salad, matched with Greco, Feudi di San Gregorio Greco di Tufo DOCG; lobster ravioli with white chocolate caviar butter, paired with Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore; an entrée choice of Dover sole with caramelized fennel purée, matched with Nero d'Avola, or rib eye with red wine jus, paired with Carigano/Grenache; and strawberry cheesecake with Champagne espuma, chocolate and strawberry pop rocks and white chocolate crunch ice cream. Portofino, The Mirage, 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-791-7354.
CRUSH eat, drink, love at the MGM Grand will offer a wine country Taste of Napa Valentine’s Day four-course menu prepared by executive chef Billy DeMarco. Priced at $59 per person, with an optional wine pairing for an additional $35, courses are wintery greens salad with blood oranges, roasted chestnuts and Cypress Grove goat cheese fondue, paired with the 2012 Heidler Grüner Veltliner; forest mushroom ravioli in a burgundy reduction, accompanied by the 2011 Umberto Cesari Sangiovese di Romagna Riserva; Alaskan king salmon with pickled grapes and braised mustard greens, paired with the 2011 Amavi Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon; and a dessert of assorted chocolates and cheeses, served with Taylor Fladgate 10-year-old Tawny. CRUSH eat, drink, love, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-891-3222.
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.
Roy’s on Flamingo Road is holding monthly wine tastings for its Waina Hui wine club on the third Friday of each month. Tastings are held from 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m., and include a sampling of wines from around the world and Roy’s signature appetizers. The cost is $20 for members, and $25 for non-members. To reserve, call 702-691-2053. Roy’s, 620 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-691-2053.
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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