LAS VEGAS – Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit announces a line-up of world-renowned chefs including Bruce Bromberg, Scott Conant, Jose Andres, Stephen Hopcraft, David Myers, Anthony Meidenbauer, Jason Smith, Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger for the highly anticipated Celebrity Chef Poker Tournament May 11 starting at 10:30 p.m. Taking place at the Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, a first-year resort partner at the epicurean festival, the event presents a rare opportunity for players to enjoy a world-class poker tournament alongside everyone’s favorite celebrity chefs and culinary personalities from Bellagio, Caesars Palace, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and Mandalay Bay in an incredible outdoor setting overlooking Las Vegas Boulevard.
“Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit is excited to co-host the Celebrity Chef Poker Tournament because it will provide guests an opportunity to get to know their favorite chefs outside of the kitchen,” said Adam Rapoport, Bon Appétit’s Editor in Chief. “This year’s Vegas Uncork’d is definitely going to be the most dynamic one yet, with tons of new programming, there is something for everyone. Make sure you get your tickets to the poker tournament soon—this event is sure to sell out fast!”
Tournament prizes consist of a first prize of $2,500, a second prize of $1,500 and a third prize of $1,000 All prize winnings will be donated to Communities In Schools, the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, and Vegas Roots Community Gardens, Las Vegas’ first public garden aimed to create social change through agriculture.
The late-night event will feature live performances by DJ Who and Paulo, flavorful dishes from STK, a unique menu of handrolls from Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill and specialty cocktails from David Myers’ 18A cocktail program at Comme Ça.
Space is limited for this exciting gaming event and tickets are available today for purchase at VegasUncorked.com. Player tickets are $200 per person and include a seat in the poker tournament. Spectator tickets are $85 per person.
ABOUT THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is the city’s newest luxury resort offering a decidedly different perspective. Located at the heart of The Strip, the resort’s uniquely vertical multi-tower design offers spectacular views of the vibrant city. The new 2,995-room resort features oversized residential-style living spaces with expansive, one-of-a-kind private terraces. The Cosmopolitan’s luxurious resort amenities include a 100,000 square foot casino; Sahra Spa & Hammam and Violet Hour Hair Nails Beauty; three unique pool experiences; Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub, a multi-level integrated indoor/outdoor nightclub and 150,000 square feet of state-of-the-art convention and meeting space. An eclectic line-up of new-to-market retailers include: AllSaints Spitalfields, Beckley, CRSVR Sneaker Boutique, DNA2050, Droog, EATDRINK, Jason of Beverly Hills, Kidrobot, Molly Brown's Swimwear, Monogram, Retrospecs & Co, Skins 6l2 Cosmetics, Stitched and Utique. Signature restaurants include: Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill by restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg; Comme Ça by Los Angeles Chef David Myers; Estiatorio Milos, by international restaurateur Costas Spiliadis; Holsteins from Block 16 Hospitality; Jaleo and China Poblano restaurants by acclaimed Chef José Andrés; Scarpetta and D.O.C.G. by award-winning Chef Scott Conant; and popular steakhouse STK from The ONE Group.
ABOUT Bon Appétit Magazine
Bon Appétit and bonappetit.com, the fastest-growing epicurean site, deliver not just recipes, tips and techniques, but a world of lush travel, high-gloss entertaining and up-to-the-minute restaurant coverage. It’s a visually arresting publication, driven by excellent photography, clean graphics and headlines that pop. And notable faces, too: Each issue features of-the-moment tastemakers, from chefs and restaurateurs to fashion designers and celebrities. All of these elements combine to make Bon Appétit the largest epicurean magazine in America with the most affluent readership.
Bon Appétit is published by Condé Nast, a division of Advance Publications, which operates in 25 countries. In the United States, Condé Nast publishes 18 consumer magazines, two trade publications and 27 Web sites that garner international acclaim and unparalleled consumer engagement.
ABOUT THE LVCVA
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With approximately 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and more than 10 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA mission centers on attracting ever-increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.VisitLasVegas.com.
Kirvin Doak Communications