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The third annual “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 take place throughout the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown Las Vegas. Eight events will encompass a variety of dynamic forums, bar crawls and lavish dinners, culminating with the Grand Gala tasting event held February 12 at 7 p.m. at Alain Ducasse’s Skyfall Lounge. Showcasing more than 25 mixology stations by local, national and international bartenders, and contemporary live entertainment, it will also feature passed hors d’oeuvres and other gourmet bites prepared by Ducasse. For more details, a complete schedule and to order tickets, visit For The Love Of Cocktails' website
Aureole at Mandalay Bay will host a five-course wine dinner created by executive chef Arnaud Masset, featuring the wines of the renowned Napa Valley winery Grgich Estate. The event will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., with a 2013 Fume Blanc being served. The following courses will include seafood risotto, paired with the 2011 Paris Tasting Chardonnay; roasted squab and pan-seared foie gras, matched with a 2009 Merlot; Creekstone premium Black Angus filet mignon and lobster ravioli, paired with 2006 and 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon; and a dessert of warm honey crisp apple cake with calvados gelée and brown butter pecan ice cream, matched with the 2009 Violetta Late Harvest. The cost is $225, plus tax and tip. To purchase tickets, contact the restaurant at 702-632-7401. Aureole, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-632-7401.
Executive chef Eugene Santiago at Downtown Las Vegas’ Carson Kitchen will prepare a four-course Valentine’s Day dinner. Priced at $100 per couple, complete with beverage pairings, courses will include "devil’s egg" with wok-charred edamame, paired with Cava Sparkling Wine; blood orange and root and veal meatballs with sherry foie gras cream, matched with Pineridge White Blend; choice of turducken pot pie with a buttermilk crumble, Shepard’s 3.14 with gnocchi, lamb and natural jus or cocoa-espresso New York strip with red wine demi-glace, paired with Annabella Cabernet Sauvignon; and a bourbon fudge brownie with brown butter bacon ice cream, matched with Ballast Point Victory at Sea. Carson Kitchen, John E. Carson Building, 124 6th St., Ste. 100, Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-473-9523.
Southern Nevada Public Television's 27th-Annual Splendor in the Glass Wine & Beer Tasting will be held at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino Ballroom from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. The fundraiser for Vegas PBS will feature a guest appearance by chef Grant MacPherson, of Scotch Myst Global Food & Beverage Consulting, who will offer a cooking demonstration showcasing some of his favorite dishes. There will be samples from 60 wineries and breweries, hors d’oeuvres, live and silent auctions, and live music. Tickets cost $85 in advance, or $100 at the door, and can be purchased at Vegas PBS at 3050 E. Flamingo Rd., at all locations of Lee’s Discount Liquor and Total Wine & More or by visiting the official website. PBS Television's 26th Annual Splendor in the Glass Wine & Beer Tasting, 3000 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-732-5111, 800-732-7117.
Bazaar Meat by José Andrés at the SLS will host a dinner that pairs rare and celebrated wines with signature dishes by executive chef David Thomas. Courses will include pork skin chicharrón, Ferran Adrià olives and chicken-béchamel fritters, paired with the 2012 Oremus, Dry Furmint Tokaj; tomato tartare, Washugyu beef and fried oxtail steamed bun, matched with the 2010 Pintia Tempranillo; grilled Galician-style octopus and pork ribs, paired with the 2011 Alión Tempranillo; classic beef tartare and piquillo peppers confit, matched with the 2009 Valbuena 5° Tempranillo-Merlot; Spanish-style Wagyu rib eye with Robuchon potatoes, paired with the 2003 Vega Sicilia Tempranillo-Cabernet Sauvignon; and Spanish flan, chantilly cream puff and golden ingot bonbon, matched with the 2011 Oremus Tokaji Aszu Tokaj. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the cost is $300. To reserve, call 702-761-7610, or email email@example.com. Bazaar Meat by José Andrés, SLS Las Vegas, 2535 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 855-761-7757.
The 6th Annual Universal Whisky Experience will take placy March 2-5 at Encore at the Wynn Las Vegas. The event was founded by whisky enthusiast Mahese Patel, and features exclusive tastings of the world's finest whiskies for connoisseurs. With tastings, classes and other whisky experiences, this event is not to be missed! Find more information on the official website. The 6th Annual Universal Whisky Experience
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.
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.
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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