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June 26, August 28, September 25, October 23, November 20 & December 11
The Pub at Monte Carlo Resort & Casino and executive chef Timothy Radigan are hosting Gus’s Beer and Bites, a series of beer-pairing dinners. Named after Gus, the Pub’s whale mascot and logo, each dinner is priced at $64.04 (all-inclusive) and will be a four to five-course beer pairing held in the Pub’s upstairs dining room. On the schedule are June 26 with New Belgium, August 28 with Sam Adams, September 25 with Goose Island, October 30 with Alaskan Brewing, November 20 with Lagunitas, and December 11 with InBev Belgian. To reserve, visit www.montecarlo.com or call 702-769-6699. The Pub, Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-730-7777.
The Venetian/Palazzo will host the La Cucina Italiana Food & Wine Festival, with four days of events featuring chefs Mario Batali, Wolfgang Puck and Cake Boss Buddy Valastro; butchers Dario Cecchini and Roberto Caporuscio of Don Antonio Pizza in New York City; and the Wine Wise Guy, Anthony Giglio. Events include a dinner with Puck and Cecchini at CUT December 5 from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. for $250 per person; the Grand Banquet December 6 from 7 p.m.-11 p.m., hosted by Batali for $500 per person; and a truffle hunt breakfast December 8 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., for $150 per person at Batali's B&B Ristorante, Carnevino and Otto Enoteca Pizzeria. For more details, visit www.venetian.com. The Venetian/Palazzo, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-414-1000, 877-883-6423.
miX, located on at THEHotel at Mandalay Bay, will feature the wines of the Hartford Family Winery with a five-course pairing created by winemaker Jeff Stewart, Mandalay Bay wine director Harley Carbery and executive chef Bruno Riou. Courses include canapés, paired with the 2011 Russian River Valley Hartford Court Chardonnay; pressed foie gras and chicken with a black truffle condiment, paired with the 2009 Stone Côte Vineyard Hartford Court Chardonnay; slow-baked cobia, paired with the 2010 Jennifer’s Hartford Court Pinot Noir; Colorado lamb loin and faro, paired with the 2011 Highwire Vineyard Old Vine Hartford Zinfandel; and a dessert of chocolate and orange biscuit, paired with the 2011 Fanucchi-Wood Road Vineyard Old Vine Hartfort Zinfandel. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the cost is $115 (all inclusive). To purchase tickets, call miX at 702-632-9510. miX, THEHotel at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-632-9500.
Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar will pair white truffles from Alba, Italy with wines from the Piemonte producer Batasiolo. The five-course dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will pair wines made from the legendary Nebbiolo grape, which includes Barolo, Barbaresco, Gattinara and Ghemme. Ferraro’s owner Gino Ferraro and the winemaker from Batasiolo will be in attendance. Tickets for the dinner are $250; very limited seating is available. To make reservations, call 702-364-5300. Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 4480 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169, 702-364-5300 .
Monday through Friday
Terra Verde at Green Valley Ranch is offering a weekday wine bar happy hour at its bar-lounge and outside patio. It takes place Monday through Friday from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. The happy hour features wines by the glass, with the restaurant’s enomatic wine card for $10 for $20 worth of wine (one card per guest, per day). In addition, $6 well cocktails are offered, as well as half-priced appetizers that include pizza, crostini, brushcetta and arancini. Terra Verde, Green Valley Ranch, 2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy., Henderson, NV 89052, 702-617-7075.
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.
Andre’s at Monte Carlo has brought back Whisk(e)y Wednesdays. Held inside its 2nd-floor Cigar Lounge, the 2013 spring version offers weekly showcases of different flights, pours and whiskeys. The unlimited two-hour tastings cost $25 in advance or $35 at the door, and are offered from 7 p.m.-closing. Andre’s at Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-798-7151.
The Bellagio, home to a record 17 sommeliers and the only resort in the world with three Master Sommeliers, is presenting A Master Sommelier’s Wine Classroom, a series of interactive, 90-minute seminars. Each class explores the production of eight wines, including the specific soil used in planting grapevines, climatic effects on the grapes’ growth and nuances of the wine’s flavor profile. Classes are held at 6 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month at Michael Mina Bellagio, and are led by Bellagio’s director of wine and master sommelier Jason Smith. Tickets are priced at $80 or $200 for a three-class package and may be purchased at www.bellagio.com or by calling the Bellagio Concierge at 866-406-7117. 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.
Monthly, on Thursdays
Hyde Bellagio, overlooking The Fountains of Bellagio, is hosting “Vino Thursdays,” a series of complimentary wine tastings held one Thursday every month from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Gourmet small plates from Circo are available to order until 9 p.m. Admission is free, and guests must be 21 or older. For more information, future dates or to reserve a table, call 702-693-8700. Hyde Bellagio, Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-693-8700, 888-987-6667.
Complimentary wine tastings are being offered at the Las Vegas Wine Company every Thursday from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. A variety of wines are served at each tasting, and after 8:30, guests can bring in or purchase a bottle of wine for tasting. The store is located at the intersection of Jones and Tropicana. Las Vegas Wine Company, 6105 W. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89103, 702-893-8466.
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.
Fridays & Saturdays
Valley Cheese & Wine in Henderson is hosting free wine tastings every Friday from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. and Saturdays from noon-7 p.m. Weekly classes, which includes samples, take place Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. The cost varies from $20-$50, depending on the topic and wine being sampled. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. For a complete schedule visit www.valleycheeseandwine.com and to reserve call 702-341-8191. Valley Cheese & Wine, 1570 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Henderson, NV 89012, 702-341-8191.
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
Terra Verde Italian restaurant inside Green Valley Ranch is now offering Wined Up Fridays, a wine and appetizer event on Friday evenings. Patrons can sample all-you-can-drink featured wines while enjoying appetizers for only $20 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Terra Verde, Green Valley Ranch, 2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy., Henderson, NV 89052, 702-617-7075.
As part of its "Rush Hour" promotion, Onda's wine lounge in The Mirage offers complimentary wine tasting from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Friday. Wine selections vary. Onda, Mirage Las Vegas, 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-791-7354.
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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