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August 20, September 24, October 22, November 19, December 17
The Pub at Monte Carlo and executive chef Damis Irizarry are hosting Gus’ Beer and Bites, a series of five-course, beer-pairing dinners, held at 6:30 p.m. on one Wednesday of each month. Named after Gus, the Pub’s whale mascot and logo, each dinner is priced at $64.05 (all-inclusive) and will be held in the Pub’s upstairs dining room. Dates have been announced for the remainder of 2014: August 20 with Boston Beer Company, September 24 with Goose Island Brewing Company, October 22 with Deschutes Brewing Company, November 19 with Shock Top Brewing Company, and December 17 with Tenaya Creek Brewery. To reserve, visit www.montecarlo.com/BeerSeries, or call the Monte Carlo Concierge at 702-730-7010 or The Pub at 702-730-7421. The Pub, Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-730-7777.
Ventano Italian Corner & Oyster Bar will host a five-course Justin Vineyards wine-pairing dinner. Courses include green chili crab cake with roasted tomato concasse, paired with the 2013 Chardonnay; butternut squash soup, matched with the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon; herb-crusted lamb chops with Applewood-smoked bacon, paired with the 2011 Isosceles; slow-braised short ribs, matched with the 2009 Isosceles Reserve; and apple and dry cherry crumble with vanilla gelato. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and the event will begin promptly at 6 p.m. The cost is $109, plus tax and gratuity. To reserve, call 702-944-4848 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Ventano Italian Corner & Oyster Bar, 191 S. Arroyo Grande Blvd., Henderson, NV 89012, 702-944-4848.
Daniel Boulud will be at the helm of the kitchen at his DB Brasserie inside The Venetian, alongside executive chef David Middleton, during three events over the weekend. On Friday, at 7 p.m., head sommelier Devin Zendel and special guest Christophe Grenaille will host a five-course wine dinner featuring eight wines from the 2004-2012 vintages of Chapoutier, a top producer in France’s Rhône Valley. Priced at $150 (all-inclusive), reservations can be made by calling Heidi Voskuil at 702-287-5922. On Saturday, from 3 p.m.-6 p.m., Boulud will sign copies of his cookbooks, while canapés and a spread of cheese and charcuterie will be available. The cost is $25, and reservations are not required. The weekend will conclude with a Big Brasserie Brunch on Sunday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. to highlight the new brunch menu. A Bloody Mary bar will be offered for $25, with unlimited Marys, mimosas and Bellinis. DB Brasserie, The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-430-1235.
Lagasse’s Stadium at The Palazzo will host a beer dinner featuring the beers of Goose Island. Courses include organic arugula, pickled red onions and toasted pecans, paired with Goose Island IPA; bacon-crusted swordfish on apple, caramelized onion and beer braised cabbage, matched with Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale; grilled salmon with sweet corn, mushrooms and Beluga lentils, paired with Goose Island Sofie; herb-roasted turkey breast, focaccia bread stuffing, homemade cranberry sauce and bourbon mashed sweet potatoes, matched with Goose Island Honkers; and a dessert of apple crisp with caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream, paired with Goose Island Matilda. The dinner will begin at 6 p.m., and the cost is $55, plus tax and tip. To reserve, call 702-607-2665. Lagasse’s Stadium, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-607-2665.
The fourth-annual Cheers to Chocolate, a benefit for Easter Seals Nevada, will take place at Tivoli Village from 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. More than 40 different wines and chocolate dishes from Hash House A Go Go, B Sweet, El Dorado Cantina, Popcorn Girl, Divine Events, Great American Cookies, Edible Arrangements, Pink Box Donuts, Cantina Laredo and Godiva Fashion Show will be supplied for sampling. Entertainment will be provided by local entertainers Earl Turner; the Las Vegas Jazz Trio, featuring Kai Brant; and Seth Grabel of America’s Got Talent. The cost is $35 in advance, or $40 at the door, and includes wine and chocolate. To purchase tickets, go to give.eastersealsnevada.org
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 Monte Carlo has brought back Whisk(e)y Wednesdays. Held inside its second-floor Cigar Lounge, the 2014 version offers bimonthly showcases of different flights, pours and whiskeys. Two sessions are offered, one from 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., and one from 10 p.m.-midnight. The cost is $35. Andre's 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, 620 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-691-2053.
As part of its "Rush Hour" promotion, Portofino in The Mirage offers complimentary wine tasting from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. every Friday. Wine selections vary. Portofino, 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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