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Wynn Las Vegas will host an exclusive tasting event with vegan celebrity chef Tal Ronnen at The Country Club featuring vegan recipes from his newly released cookbook Crossroads, as well as dishes prepared by chefs from Wynn and Encore restaurants. Ronnen’s dishes will include baby beet salad with apples, candied walnuts and balsamic reduction; oven-roasted Romanesco with onion agrodolce and grappa-soaked raisins; warm kale and artichoke dip; and acorn squash ravioli with kale and black butter garlic sauce. The tasting from Wynn and Encore chefs will include several vegan dishes from Andrea’s chef, Joseph Elevado; Tableau chef, David Middleton; Country Club chef, Rene Lenger; Lakeside chef, David Walzog; Sinatra chef, Theo Schoenegger; and Mizumi chef, Devin Hashimoto. The tasting will begin at 6 p.m. and the cost is $135 plus tax and tip, which includes select cocktails and a signed copy of Crossroads. For reservations, call 702-770-DINE. The Country Club, Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-770-3315, 888-320-WYNN.
StripSteak at Mandalay Bay will host a Glenfiddich pairing dinner prepared by executive chef Gerald Chin. He'll be joined by brand ambassador Jennifer Wren, who will walk guests through the history of Glenfiddich. Courses will include “instant bacon” --- five-spiced heritage pork belly, tempura oyster and green apple slaw, paired with Glenfiddich 14-year bourbon barrel reserve; Hudson Valley foie gras with seared diver scallop, matched with Glenfiddich 15-year solera reserve; Creekstone Prime strip steak with red wine reduction, paired with Glenfiddich 18-year small batch reserve; and beignets and Glenfiddich pot de crème, matched with Glenfiddich 21-year gran reserva. The dinner will begin at 7 p.m., and the cost is $125, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 702-632-7200, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. StripSteak, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-632-7414.
The Winter Brew's Best Hand-Crafted Beer Festival will take place from 1 p.m.-6 p.m. at The Green at Town Square. The beer festival will feature sampling of more than 30 craft beers from local and regional breweries and live entertainment. All proceeds will benefit New Vista Community, a local charity committed to providing equal opportunities and support to intellectually challenged people of all ages. Tickets are $30, which include unlimited sampling, a tasting mug and sampling guide, and can be purchased at the event's website.
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.
Third Thursday of Each Month
MADE LV in Tivoli Village in Summerlin is hosting the monthly W.I.N.O.S. (Women in Need of Sanity) event in conjunction with Mercedes of the Mercedes in the Morning radio program on MIX 94.1. Held every third Thursday of each month from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., ladies (men are welcome, too) are treated to live music, fashion advice, giveaways, raffles, food and drink specials and a photo booth by Studio K. During the event, the restaurant offers its happy hour menu, with wine for $5. Made LV, Tivoli Village, 420 S. Rampart Blvd. Ste 140, Las Vegas, NV 89145, 702-722-2000.
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.
Mercadito at Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa is hosting weekly Wednesday Tequila Dinners. Executive chef Juan Puentes presents a four-course dinner with off-menu, tequila-based dishes. Between courses, guests get to try anejo, blanco and reposado tequilas. The four-course dinner is priced at $36 per person, with a minimum of two people per table. There are four menus that rotate weekly over three months, to enable guests to try a variation of the tequila dinners, or return for their favorites. Mercadito, Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89135, 702-979-3609.
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.
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
VOM FASS at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian has launched a new, free Whiskey Experience event on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. The informal 45-minute class allows guests to learn about various whiskeys from around the world and how they are made, while giving an overview to teach the differences between bourbons, Irish whiskeys and Scotches. Attendees are provided a taste of one bourbon, one Irish whiskey and two Scotches during the experience, as they learn about various kinds of Scotches, blended whiskeys, blended malts, single malts --- and the different regions from which the spirits derive. Reservations are not required. Those planning to attend can visit www.facebook.com/vomfasslasvegas to get specific details on which whiskeys will be featured and discussed. VOM FASS, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-414-1000, 877-883-6423.
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 the Oil and Vine official website. 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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