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April 1 & 22, May 13, September 2 & 23, October 7 & 28
New Vista has announced its 2017 schedule of wine walks being held at Downtown Summerlin and Town Square. The wine walks will begin at 7 p.m. and conclude at 10 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance ($35 at the door) and include samples at up to 20 different tasting stations that feature old and new wine varietals, specialty cocktails, saké and craft beers. In addition, there is live music, entertainment, food and shopping options within the two venues. Dates for Town Square are April 22, September 2 and October 7; and Downtown Summerlin are April 1, May 13, September 23 and October 28. All proceeds benefit New Vista Community, a local charity that provides programs to adults and children with intellectual challenges in Southern Nevada. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the official website.
April 12, 19 & 26
PKWY Tavern will partner with Arrogant Brewing and host three craft beer pairing dinners in April: at its 450 S. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, location on the 12th; at 445 Marks St., Henderson, on the 19th; and 9820 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, on the 26th. Each meal will begin at 7 p.m. and feature a four-course craft beer pairing created by chef Lanny Chin. Courses are Wussie Pilsner paired with Korean BBQ pork “wing”; Arrogant Bastard Ale matched with smoked onion rings with bleu cheese sauce; Double Bastard Bigger Longer Uncut paired with a smoked brisket platter; and Double Bastard in the Rye matched with snowball, a take on the classic Hostess dessert with chocolate cake and cream cheese frosting covered in toasted coconut. Tickets are $35 per person and may be purchased here.
Spiedini at JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort, Spa & Golf will host a wine pairing dinner featuring Caldora wines from Italy. Courses are an eggplant stack with fresh mozzarella and vine-ripened tomatoes paired with Chardonnay, Caldora Terre Di Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy; cavatelli with shredded short rib and truffle oil matched with Vesevo Falanghina Beneventano IGT, Campania, Italy; bistecca alla fiorentina, sliced grilled rib-eye with potato gnocchi paired with Sangiovese, Caldora Terre Di Chieti IGT, Abruzzo, Italy; and carnevale fritter, ricotta fritter and confit of fruit matched with a chef’s selection of dessert wine. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $69 plus tax and gratuity. To reserve call 702-869-8500. Spiedini, JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort, Spa & Golf, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89145, 702-869-8500.
Roy’s will pair its Pacific Rim-inspired cuisine with wine from Rombauer Vineyards at a dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. Courses are Hokkaido sea scallop and Kona kampachi with crispy quinoa, citrus caviar and yuzu curd paired with Rombauer Sauvignon Blanc; sea bass with trout roe and bottarga sauce matched with Rombauer “Carneros” Chardonnay; dry-aged prime rib with Maui onion soubise paired with Rombauer Cabernet Sauvignon; and summer berry tartlet with passion fruit curd and raspberry coulis matched with Rombauer Zinfandel. Cost is $79 plus tax and tip. Roy’s, 620 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-691-2053.
Wine Spectator’s Grand Tour will come to Las Vegas to pour wines rated 90 points or higher by Wine Spectator. It will be held from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. at The Mirage’s Grand Events Center. More than 240 wines will be available for sampling, and guests will be able to mingle with top winemakers and estate owners from around the globe. The cost is $295 and includes a buffet and souvenir Riedel glass. A portion of the net proceeds will benefit the Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation, which supports scholarships and grants to students pursuing careers in the wine industry. Visit the official website to purchase tickets and for a list of participating wineries. The Mirage, 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-791-7111, 800-627-6667.
Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa will host the 11th Annual Lee’s Beer & Tequila Experience from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Sandbar pool area featuring unlimited tastes of more than 300 handcrafted beers and 70 tequilas. Tickets are $60 in advance or $70 at the door and all proceeds from ticket sales and the event’s silent auction will go to help Lee’s Helping Hand Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting the community through four primary areas of education, team member involvement, disabled families and safe families. Tickets are available at any of the 19 Lee’s Discount Liquor locations. Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa, 11011 W Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89135, 866-767-7773, 702-797-7777.
PT’s Brewing Company will feature the beers of brewmaster Dave Otto during a five-course dinner pairing five of his beers. The event will begin with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. with smoked chicken tacos and smoked pork Thai spring rolls. The meal will follow at 7 p.m. with courses of hog hammers with baked beans paired with PT’s Sahara Pale Ale; buffalo steak tomato salad with fire roasted chicken matched with PT’s Sunset Wit; Memphis-style pork ribs with raisin and almond coleslaw paired with PT’s Durango Double IPA; Texas-style smoked beef brisket with collard greens and fried mac and cheese matched with PT’s Golden Hefeweizen; and apple crisps with vanilla ice cream with candied applewood smoked bacon paired with PT’s Nutty Irishman (Irish Red infused with toasted macadamia nuts, coconut and cacao nibs). The cost is $60 and an RSVP is required by May 4 by calling 725-333-7151. PT’s Brewing Company, 3101 N. Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89128, 725-333-7151.
Monday through Thursday
Grape Street Café, Wine Bar & Cellar in Downtown Summerlin has launched a new happy hour featuring seven wines for $7, seven appetizers for $7, $7 well cocktails and $5 selected shots. Guests may take advantage of the deals anywhere in the restaurant Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wine selections include Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Malbec, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and Reisling. Appetizers being served are caprese salad, burrata, crab-stuffed shrimp, baked brie, meatballs with marinara and garlic bread, steamed clams and strawberry crostini. Grape Street Café, Wine Bar & Cellar, 2120 Festival Plaza Dr. #160, Las Vegas, NV 89135, 702-478-5030.
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.
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.
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