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The 2015 Ultimate Whisky Experience will be held at Wynn/Encore. Several events are planned, including master classes with discussions and tasting flights of some of the rarest and finest premium whiskies; whisky-pairing dinners at Joel Robuchon and Twist by Pierre Gagnaire; super pours of rare whiskies that retail for more than $300 a dram; and the main event: the Nth Show --- a grand tasting of hundreds of the world’s unique, premium whiskies from the top-tier brands. Held March 13 from 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m., the Show will be followed by a gourmet dinner reception catered by the Wynn/Encore’s executive chefs. Several ticket packages are available, and for the first time, The Enthusiast Ticket for admission to the Nth Show only, will be offered for $395. For more details, prices and to purchase tickets, visit www.universalwhiskyexperience.com. Wynn/Encore, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89139, 702-770-7800.
Delmonico Steakhouse at The Venetian will host a four-course whisky dinner featuring The Glenlivet's single malt Scotch whisky collection. Ian Logan, global brand ambassador for The Glenlivet, will serve as host of the evening, along with Delmonico's chef de cuisine Ronnie Rainwater and award-winning spirits expert Max Solano. A cocktail reception will begin at 7 p.m., followed by the whisky dinner at 7:30 p.m. Courses include Ching Ranch dates with California camembert, paired with The Glenlivet 15 Year, French Oak Cask Finish; seared sweet scallop with mango chutney, matched with The Glenlivet 16 Year "Nàdurra" Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish; braised beef cheeks with warm beluga, paired with The Glenlivet 18 Year; and caramel butter cake with roasted pineapple, matched with The Glenlivet 21 Year, Archive. The Glenlivet 25 Year will be served following dinner. The cost is $130 per person, plus tax and gratuity. To reserve, call 702-414-3737. Delmonico Steakhouse, The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-414-1992.
Town Square and New Vista Community will host the Brews Best Hand-Crafted Beer Festival from 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Tickets are $30 for unlimited sampling of nearly 100 local and regional beers, as well as a beer mug, tasting guide, live music and access to dozens of restaurants within Town Square. Proceeds will benefit New Vista Community, an organization that supports programs for intellectually challenged adults and children in the Las Vegas area. To purchase tickets, visit http://brewsbestlv.com. Town Square is on Las Vegas Boulevard at the junction of I-15 and the 215 Beltway. Brew’s Best Hand-Crafted Beer Festival, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-269-5001.
Honey Salt’s next dinner in its Farm Table Dinner Series will feature a St. Patrick’s Day theme with Irish fare paired with Irish-themed cocktails and beer. Courses include bubble & squeak (shaved corned beef and horseradish) with soda bread and honey butter, paired with Jameson Black Sting; roasted and pickled beet salad with oatmeal crisp and cashel blue cheese, matched with Blarney Stone with Bushmills; braised lamb shanks with Guinness glaze, paired with Guinness Stout; and oatmeal cream pudding with spiced Chantilly and hard caramel, matched with Bailey’s Irish Coffee. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the cost is $45 (an additional $27 with pairings), 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.
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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