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October 8, November 5 and December 17
Hands-on wine classes, taught by Master Sommelier Will Costello, are now being offered at Mandarin Oriental. Held in the private dining room of Twist by Pierre Gagnaire, the classes are held monthly on a Saturday from 4-5 p.m. and include tastes of the themed wines. Scheduled topics are “Burgundy Imposters – Great Wines from Outside Burgundy” on Oct. 8, “Wines for the Thanksgiving Table” on Nov. 5 and “Year End Bubbles – More than just Champagne” on Dec. 17. The cost is $50 and reservations can be made by calling 888-881-9367. Twist by Pierre Gagnaire, Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, CityCenter, 3752 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89158, 702-590-8888.
November 7, December 8, January 11 and February 2
Giada at The Cromwell is hosting monthly wine dinners featuring a different winery each month. On the schedule are Cheval de Andes Winery on Monday, Nov. 7; Stonestreet Winery on Thursday, Dec. 8; Rombauer Vineyards on Wednesday, Jan. 11; and Tour of Amarone with Winemaker Luciano Castiello of Banfi Estates on Thursday, Feb. 2. Tasting menus include Giada favorites and some unique additions to highlight the selection of wine. Each dinner experience is $200 per person and guests will take home a signed photo and a selection of Giada De Laurentiis’ favorite recipes, including her beloved lemon ricotta cookies. To make reservations, call 702-731-7778 or email email@example.com. Giada, The Cromwell, 3595 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-667-1799.
RX Boiler Room at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino will host a whiskey pairing dinner crafted by chef Rick Moonen featuring the single malt whiskeys of the Seattle-based Westland Distillery. Guests will enjoy a welcome cocktail and passed appetizers and a four-course whiskey pairing menu, which will include dishes such as crispy duck confit and frisée salad served with the specially crafted bLVd cocktail made with Westland’s American Single Malt; and “Tongue-N-Cheeks” shepherd’s pie paired with Westland’s Sherry Wood Whiskey. Cost is $75 and the evening will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. Visit here to purchase tickets. RX Boiler Room, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-632-7200.
Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar will celebrate truffle season with a wine pairing dinner featuring Italian white truffles and selections from La Spinetta’s Tuscany and Piedmont wineries. Each of the four courses will include shaved white truffles. Pairings are Barbera Ca Del Pian 2011 with pecorino e fiori (warm pecorino cheese pudding with a squash fritter and truffle sabayon); Langhe Nebbiolo 2013 with agnolotti del plin (small-pocket homemade veal ravioli and Fontina); Barbaresco Gallina 2012 with scamone (veal sirloin, cardoon and sunchokes); and Barolo Campe 2005 with formaggi (Piedmont cheese plate, jams and honey). The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $250 per person. Seating is very limited. To reserve, call 702-364-5300. Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 4480 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169, 702-364-5300.
Spiedini at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort, Spa & Golf will host a wine pairing dinner featuring the wines of Ferrari-Carano. Courses are crab meat and avocado cocktail paired with Fume Blanc, Ferrari-Carano, Sonoma County 2013; osso buco ravioli with lemon gremolata matched with Merlot, Ferrari-Carano, Sonoma County 2013; filet Wellington with bouquet of vegetables and Parisian potatoes and port wine sauce paired with Siena, Ferrari-Carano, Sonoma County 2013; and frozen Orange Marnier soufflé matched with Eldorado Noir, Ferrari-Carano, Sonoma County. Dinner will begin with a Champagne toast reception at 6 p.m. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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