Vegas Uncork'd shows its passion for food
Las Vegas has grown from the land of the cheap shrimp cocktail to a culinary paradise full of celebrity chefs and world-class cuisine. One of the best ways to savor the fruits of this transition is at Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit. The four-day foodie affair is packed with more than two dozen events and runs the gamut of cuisine types, with everything from Italian to Asian and French, with cocktails perfectly paired to accompany the flavors. This year’s offerings are bigger than ever, with even more chances to rub elbows with iconic chefs and restaurateurs.
Imagine sipping rose with Lisa Vanderpump. No word on whether any of her beloved four-legged friends will be in attendance, but regardless you won’t want to miss Roses and Rose with Lisa Vanderpump at the newly opened Vanderpump Cocktail Garden at Caesars Palace on Thursday, May 9.
The crown jewel of the Uncork’d weekend is The Grand Tasting on May 10 at Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis at Caesars Palace. With offerings from over 50 award-winning chefs, it’s the one event no true foodie should miss. The gorgeous poolside venue and springtime temps are perfect complements to the mind-blowing cuisine and over 100 of the best wines and spirits from around the world. Snag a “Top Shelf” ticket to unlock four dedicated top-shelf bars featuring premium wine, cocktails and beer, plus food from a Caesars Palace celebrity chef in the VIP cabanas.
Picnic like you never have before underneath the beautiful Bliss Dance sculpture at the May 11 Picnic in the Park while savoring a spread from MGM Resorts’ culinary headliners. Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Michael and Diane Mina, Masaharu Morimoto, Roy Choi, Bryan and Michael Voltaggio, Susan Feniger, Julian Serrano and Shawn McClain will prepare food to pair with wines curated by master sommelier Jason Smith and cocktails from mixologist Craig Schoettler. This promises to be elevated outdoor eating at its finest.
Experience the delicacies of the East at Mott 32 Dim Sum Brunch on Friday, May 10. The Venetian’s newest dining hot spot is the western outpost of one of Hong Kong’s most award-winning restaurants. Savor the flavors of dim sum over brunch with executive chef Alan Ji featuring a menu curated by Michelin Star-award-winning group executive chef Man-Sing Lee. Look forward to steamed pork siu mai with quail egg, prawn har gao and custard buns, plus wines and signature Mott 32 cocktails.
Fans of the Hell’s Kitchen TV show may wonder if celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay actually really likes anything at all, but guests attending the Master Series: Gordon Ramsay’s Favorite Things will learn just what excites the famous Brit. Head to Gordon Ramsay’s Pub & Grill May 11 for an afternoon of Ramsay’s favorite dishes and family recipes. The multicourse meal includes a keepsake photo plus recipe cards so you can attempt to re-create the delicious dishes at home. Just don’t tweet your attempts at Ramsay if you’re not prepared for a hilarious critique.
Pull out all the stops this year and enjoy the ultimate indulgence with world-renowned chef Guy Savoy, who will be at the helm of a multicourse dinner of incomparable luxury. On May 11, Master Series: The World’s Best, An Epicurean Affair With Guy Savoy features premier pairings of a curated selection of the world’s greatest wines and champagnes with Savoy’s signature dishes at his Forbes Five-Star/AAA Five-Diamond Las Vegas restaurant.
That’s only a sampling of the tasty experiences that are planned this year, but don’t wait to get your tickets—the most popular events sell out early.
Grand Tasting, Caesars Palace, 7 p.m. May 10, starting at $260, 21+; May 9-12, other Vegas Uncork'd events locations, time and prices varies, 21+, vegasuncorked.com