01 Oct 2014 04:09 am

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What:
Exclusive four course pairing menu at Delmonico Steakhouse with Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

When:
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
7:00 p.m.

Where:
Delmonico Steakhouse
The Venetian Las Vegas
3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Details:
Delmonico Steakhouse is hosting a four course pairing dinner with Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey on Thursday, Oct. 23. Chef de Cuisine Ronnie Rainwater and Buffalo Trace representative Kris Komstock will take guests through each course and explain the pairings. A reception will begin at 7 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and a bourbon cocktail created by Mixologist Max Solano. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. The event is $200 per person plus tax and 20 percent gratuity.

Delmonico Steakhouse is open for lunch daily from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and dinner Sun.-Thurs. from 5-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. from 5-10:30 p.m. The restaurant also has a Fall Cocktail Hour from 4:30-6 p.m. daily in the bar area with food and drink specials.


07 May 2014 03:27 am

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Mandalay Bay will set the stage for a fun and interactive culinary competition between two of the leading beverage experts in Las Vegas Wednesday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. at miX Restaurant. Hosted by Mandalay Bay’s Director of Food and Beverage and Certified Cicerone Sarah Johnson and Director of Wine Harley Carbery, the exclusive dinner menu, created by miX Executive Chef Bruno Riou, will pair each course with a beer and wine selection. Carbery will explain to guests why his wine pairing is the best choice followed by Johnson, who will entice guests to select beer as the ideal pairing for a specific course. The two will go head-to-head throughout the culinary experience with the assistance of Winemaker Russell From of Herman Story Wines and Brewmaster Matthew Brynildson of Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

After each course, guests will determine the winner of the battle by a round of applause to show their support for #TeamWine or #TeamBeer. One team will be crowned champion until the next chapter of this interactive and unparalleled rivalry continues. Future events will be announced at a later date.

The five course menu, with wine and beer pairing, will include:

  • Bigeye Tuna Tartare served with crunchy vegetables and topped with satay sauce; paired with:
    • #TeamBeer: Easy Jack
    • #TeamWine: Tomboy 2009
  • Seared Duck Fois Gras served with pineapple chutney; paired with:
    • #TeamBeer: Double Jack
    • #TeamWine: Whitehawk 2007
  • Cod Brandade served with lemon, capers, brown butter, croutons and fried parsley; paired with:
    • #TeamBeer: Opal
    • #TeamWine: Casual Encounters 2011
  • Filet Mignon with shitakii gratin and stuffed piquillos; paired with:
    • #TeamBeer: Stickee Monkee
    • #TeamWine: Nuts & Bolts 2012
  • miX Candy Bar served with a coconut-lime sorbet; paired with:
    • #TeamBeer: Parabajava
    • #TeamWine: On the Road 2012

Tickets are priced at $125 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. To make a reservation, visit miX in Las Vegas online. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend. For additional information and high-resolution images of miX Restaurant, click here.

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09 Apr 2014 03:42 am

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WHAT: It’s time to toast the season as Border Grill Las Vegas celebrates spring with an exceptional tequila dinner, featuring Central Mexico’s renowned Tequila Corralejo. Highlighting Mexico’s celebrated month of May, guests will be treated to a multi-course dinner prepared by all-new Executive Chef Chris Keating.

Featuring the bold, exciting flavors of Mexico, the menu will be paired with an array of tequila-infused margaritas courtesy of Tequila Corralejo, whose product is made with 100% Blue Weber agave. Produced in Guanajuato, Mexico since 1775, Corralejo’s velvety taste is not to be missed.

WHERE: Border Grill Las Vegas

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South

Las Vegas, NV  89119

(702) 632-7403

www.bordergrill.com

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WHEN: Thursday, May 1st

A cocktail and appetizer reception will begin at 6:30pm followed by a multi-course dinner at 7pm.

COST: Border Grill VIP Club members are eligible for an exclusive discount, priced at $75/person (plus tax and gratuity). Space is limited, so please RSVP by calling 702.632.7403, or emailing your reservation to destiny.hampton@bordergrill.com.  To learn more about the Border Grill VIP Club program, please visit www.bordergrill.com.


26 Mar 2014 03:42 am

Award-winning Chef Wolfgang Puck and his Las Vegas culinary team will kick off the 40th anniversary of UNLVino with the chef’s second annual celebrated fundraiser “Sip & Savor” on Wednesday, April 9 at Spago inside The Forum Shops at Caesars, benefiting UNLV’s Hotel College.

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Photo Credit: Amanda Marsalis

Featuring the curated musical stylings of Michael Shulman on the turntables, this mix-and-mingle wine-and-dine event will give guests the opportunity to indulge in an interactive culinary affair sampling the signature cuisine of each of Puck’s six distinct Las Vegas restaurants paired with more than 20 of the chef’s favorite wines.

Concluding the celebration, Puck will be honored with the Dom Pérignon Award of Excellence for his culinary accolades and contributions to the city of Las Vegas.

Ticket prices begin at $225 per person for general admission at 7 p.m. and $275 per person for a VIP experience featuring reserved seating and early entry at 6 p.m., as well as a raffle ticket for the chance to win prizes such as an autographed Wolfgang Puck chef jacket, a magnum of wine, and more.  VIP guests also will have the special opportunity to meet Chef Puck as well as his executive chefs from the six Las Vegas establishments, and a bevy of talented sommeliers and beverage professionals.

The six Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group restaurants featured at Sip & Savor will include:

  • Spago at The Forum Shops at Caesars
  • CUT at The Palazzo Las Vegas
  • Trattoria del Lupo at MandalayBay
  • Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio Bar & Grill at The Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian
  • Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill at MGM Grand
  • Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina at The Shops at Crystals

For additional information about “Sip & Savor” or to purchase tickets, please call Spago at (702) 369-6300 or visit http://bit.ly/msbzwl.


19 Mar 2014 03:38 am

Mandalay Bay Wine Director Harley Carbery and JUSTIN Winery Founder
Justin Baldwin to Host Event Friday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m.

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Fleur by Hubert Keller at Mandalay Bay will host an exclusive wine pairing dinner Friday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m.  The five-course menu, created by celebrity chef Hubert Keller, will be paired with the extraordinary wines of JUSTIN Winery. Selected by JUSTIN Winery Founder Justin Baldwin and Mandalay Bay Wine Director Harley Carbery, the wines will complement each dish, providing guests with an unforgettable tasting menu. Throughout the culinary journey, Baldwin and Carbery will guide guests through each course, explaining the inspiration behind each pairing.

The five-course prix fixe menu will feature:

  • California Bass Peruvian-Style Ceviche, made with Cara Cara oranges, choclo (Peruvian corn) and sweet potatoes; paired with JUSTIN Sauvignon Blanc 2012
  • Olive Oil Poached Black Cod, served with braised fennel, landmark burre blanc and mango ravioli; paired with Landmark Chardonnay 2011
  • Rabbit Duo, a selection of roasted loin and braised legs served with black pepper prune puree and truffle Brussels sprouts; paired with JUSTIN Savant 2011
  • American Wagyu Short Rib and Beef Cheek, topped with Vidalia onion puree, morels and Isosceles reduction; paired with JUSTIN Isosceles 2010
  • Brioche Bread Pudding, topped with candied bacon and Mexican chocolate mole; paired with JUSTIN Obtuse 2011

The epicurean experience is priced at $105 per person, plus tax and gratuity. To make a reservation, contact Fleur by Hubert Keller directly at 702-632-9400.


12 Mar 2014 04:08 am

First Authentic Roadhouse Experience on The Strip Features Live Entertainment and Bold Food and Drink Menus

Monte Carlo Resort and Casino and sbe opened Double Barrel Roadhouse on Friday, March 7th.  The highly anticipated debut of Double Barrel marks the first authentic roadhouse experience on The Strip and is the first outlet to open within the dynamic new plaza experience being created on Las Vegas Blvd. at the front of Monte Carlo.

With a spirit that’s both untamed and inviting, Double Barrel showcases high-energy live music and entertainment, an array of craft cocktails and beers and a Southern-inspired menu in a 12,000 square foot, indoor-outdoor space envisioned by award-winning designer Mark Zeff.

“We’ve had incredible collaboration with Monte Carlo and the MGM Resorts team to develop a space and an experience that channels the attitude of a true roadhouse experience defined by great music, great food and high energy live entertainment,” said Mio Danilovic Vice President of Nightlife Operations, sbe.

main_sizedPatrick Miller, Monte Carlo’s General Manager, said, “We announced last year that we were reimagining the front of our resort to give visitors new offerings in an engaging environment. We couldn’t be more excited to open the first of those outlets in partnership with the experienced operators at sbe.  Double Barrel is designed to provide the quintessential fun Vegas experience and we know it will deliver.”

The Double Barrel menu was created by newly named Executive Chef Michael Vitangeli and is intended to showcase big flavors with an unmistakable Southern influence. Freshly crafted American classics like Crispy Smokey Chicken WingsMini Corn DogsCorn Chowder and Crispy Meatloaf served with sweet bacon-laced Ketchup highlight the menu along with house specialties including Not Your Mama’s Chicken Pot Pie and New Orleans Shrimp & Grits. An oversized wood burning grill is used to create dishes such as the 24 oz. Cowboy Steak and the slow cooked Crackling Pork Shank brushed with a bourbon glaze.

The dessert menu includes indulgent options such as Pie in a Jar, a generous slice served in a Mason jar a la mode, and Deep Fried S’mores, a graham cracker sandwich filled with marshmallow and chocolate, and battered, deep fried and dusted with powdered sugar.

For the beverage and cocktail programming Double Barrel has composed a wide array of cocktails, wine and craft beers reminiscent of roadhouse culture. Signature drinks include the Kiwi Collins, and the Double Barrel Spiked Ice Tea (a fun spin on a traditional Long Island Iced Tea). Double Barrel also serves up handcrafted, homemade wine coolers made on site and presented in Mason jars. Approachable bottle service experiences is available at tables throughout the space.

Double Barrel features live music and an interactive staff that both entertains and engages patrons.   From custom “bar rituals” and live performances on the elevated catwalks surrounding the bars, to the venue’s lively “DB girls,” every interaction between Double Barrel and its patrons is focused on creating more energy and more fun.

Double Barrel Roadhouse officially opened on Friday, March 7th, 2014 and began taking reservations Saturday, March 8th, 2014. Click here to book now!

To learn more about sbe, please visit sbe.com or download the sbe App here.  To stay connected with sbe on Facebook click here and to follow sbe on the Twitter click here. For more information on Double Barrel Roadhouse, click here or find us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Additional outlets will open in the weeks following Double Barrel’s launch, adding to the energy of this new destination at Monte Carlo.


05 Mar 2014 04:33 am

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Voted the #1 “All-Time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate magazine, Stone Brewing Co. beers have won numerous gold medals at international competitions. Brand ambassador Jon Gula will guide guests through the menu, which includes:

First course

Hydroponic Bibb lettuce salad

With Dungeness crab, orange tarragon dressing

Paired with Stone Levitation Ale

Second course

Cave-Aged Marisa; La Valle, Wisconsin

With date and walnut cake, French baguette

Paired with Stone IPA

Intermezzo

Arrogant Bastard Ale

Third course

Steak and frites

USDA prime, flat iron steak with housemade French fries, foie gras buttered haricot vert sachet, maître d’butter

Paired with Oaked Arrogant Bastard

Dessert

Espresso and dark chocolate torte

With raspberry coulis

Paired with Stone Smoked Porter

Seats for the dinner are $65 per guest plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are recommended by calling 702.607.6333 or emailing ghales@mcchgroup.com.

Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro is located in the main lobby of The Palazzo and open Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. - 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. - 12 a.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. For reservations, please call 702.607.6333 or visitmorelslv.com.


15 Jan 2014 05:00 am

This new year, head over to Double Helix Wine & Whiskey Lounge at Town Square to taste the new cocktails and healthy new menu items just in time to help with the New Year’s resolutions.

Sit around the outside fire pits on the patio and keep in the holiday spirit with five flavorful cocktails including the ever-popular Irish Coffee and the unique Ladies of Bourbon.

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Seasonal cocktails include:

  • Hot Toddy, the famous drink we all know and love made with in-house barrel-aged whiskey and blended with toddy mix, hot water, agave and freshly squeezed lemons
  • Irish Coffee, a classic libation combining Jameson Irish Whiskey, brown sugar simple syrup and hot coffee topped with sweet whipped cream
  • Ladies of Bourbon, a dessert variation on the Manhattan is a blend of Basil Hayden’s, white crème de cocoa and amaretto chilled in a cool cocktail glass and then topped with a Luxardo cherry
  • Autumn Breeze, a spicier mix of rye, lemon juice, blackberry syrup and a touch of Benedectine

Pair a cocktail with one of the new healthy menu items including the “Double Triple”, seared yellowfin tuna, porcini crusted salmon and honey roasted butternut squash.

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  • Double Triple, a taste of three cheeses and three charcuterie selections
  • Seared yellowfin tuna, withmarinated English cucumber, garlic aioli, jalapeno and unagui sauce on toasted lavash
  • Porcini crusted salmon, served with sun dried tomato garbanzo stew and spinach
  • Honey roasted butternut squash, served with baby spinach

Double Helix Wine & Whiskey Lounge is located at Town Square Las Vegas and open Monday through Friday 3:30 p.m. - close and Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. - close. Happy

Hour is daily 3:30 - 7:30 p.m.  For more information, please call 702.735.9463 or visit doublehelixwine.com.


13 Nov 2013 05:13 am
Credit: Ronni Fields Moonen

Credit: Ronni Fields Moonen

WHAT:

Rx Boiler Room will host a special interactive food and beer presentation featuring a lineup of Hitachino Nest, Japan’s premier craft beer. Guests are invited to join the restaurant to welcome owner and brewmaster, Toshiyuki Kiuchi as he presents his top beer selections with playful plates paired by Chef Rick Moonen.

Beer lovers and friends can enjoy a tasting of Kiuchi’s beer selections as he discusses each of the flavor profiles and unique recipes that make Hitachino Nest beer a cut above the rest. Paired with samplings curated by the restaurant’s innovative comfort food menu, this special learning experience is priced at $50 (excluding tax and gratuity).

Business cards will be collected in a jar for the chance to win a large format bottle of Hitachino Nest Beer, signed by Kiuchi and Moonen.

WHEN:

Friday, November 15th at 10 p.m.

WHERE:

Rx Boiler Room at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place. Space is limited and reservations can be made by calling (702) 632-9900.

Credit: Ronni Fields-Moonen

Credit: Ronni Fields-Moonen


17 Apr 2013 03:49 am

2013 Program Hosted by The Pub’s Executive Chef Timothy Radigan and Nationally Recognized Brewery Representatives

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The Pub at Monte Carlo invites guests to experience  pub-style food offerings while sipping refreshing craft beers at Gus’ Beer and Bites, a fun,  interactive beer pairing dinner series. Named after The Pub’s iconic whale Gus, each dinner will showcase beers from renowned breweries, providing guests with insights into the multifaceted world of craft beer, and will be paired with an extraordinary five-course menu created by The Pub’s Executive Chef Timothy Radigan.

Gus’ Beer and Bites begins Wednesday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. and will be held monthly. Tickets are priced at $64.04 per person, all-inclusive, and available for purchase to guests 21 and older at Monte Carlo’s Reservations webpage or by calling (702) 769-6699.

“The Pub at Monte Carlo is known for its impressive beer portfolio and we are enthusiastic to grow our list by partnering with breweries across the country,” said Radigan. “Craft beers continue to grow in popularity and by offering our guests an exclusive opportunity to taste a variety of notable beers, along with a compelling menu that complements the flavors of each selection, we will create a memorable experience.”

Upon arrival, guests will be escorted to The Pub’s upstairs dining room to enjoy passed appetizers and craft beer samples. Following, attendees will be seated as Radigan and a brewery representative begin the evening’s program. The hosts will guide guests through each intricate pairing, providing specific information on the featured beers and flavor profiles that create the superb combination. Guests will receive a printed dinner menu and a stationary pad for beer tasting notes as a keepsake.

The 2013 schedule of events for Gus’ Beer and Bites is as follows:

Left Coast Brewing Company: Wednesday, April 24

Left Coast Brewing Company, an independent brewer based out of San Clemente, Calif., will start the evening with its highly rated seasonal spring beer Una Mas, perfectly accented by a line-up of satisfying spring eats.

New Belgium Brewing Company: Wednesday, June 26

Based out of Fort Collins, Colo., New Belgium Brewing Company will feature several tempting beer selections, including the well-known tasty amber Fat Tire, alongside Radigan’s summer cuisine menu selections.

Boston Beer Company: Wednesday, August 28

The flavors of a late-summer menu will flawlessly pair with the Massachusetts brewery, Boston Beer Company, including the full-flavored Samuel Adams Boston Logger.

Goose Island: Wednesday, September 25

Known for an innovative selection of craft beers, Goose Island will showcase its flagship Matilda, along with several other offerings that provide a quenching accompaniment to the seasonal menu.

Alaskan Brewing Company: Wednesday, October 30

Alaskan Brewing Company, an environmentally sustainable brewery, will start off the evening with its flagship Alaskan Amber beer alongside the bold flavors of fall-themed culinary creations.

Lagunitas Brewing Company: Wednesday, November 20

The mouthwatering pub-style offerings will seamlessly highlight Lagunitas’ most sought-after beers including the filtered pale wheat drink, Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale.

InBev Belgian: Wednesday, December 11

InBev Belgian, a large brewery based out of Europe, will allow guests to escape the winter chill and indulge in its notable beer, Leffe Blond, accentuated by a warming array of winter-themed cuisine.


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