January 27, 2014 (Las Vegas) – Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit is off to a hot start with tickets selling at a record pace – seven events are already sold out within the first five days of tickets going sale. This year’s tickets are going 250% faster than last year’s with nearly 1,000 tickets already gone for the exciting weekend May 8-11.
Sold-out events include Joël Robuchon Cooking & Wine Demo, which sold out in 90 minutes; Pastry Savvy with François Payard; Sip, Slurp, Roll: Sushi Making, Sake Tasting & Ramen with Chef Nobu Matsuhisa; Experience Hakkasan: A Progressive Evening From Restaurant to Club; Master Series Dinner: Dinnertime Decadence with Guy Savoy and Master Series Dinner: The Great American Steakhouse at Old Homestead.
Additional tickets have been released this week for the sold out Fire and Ice: A Flame Grilled Feast Over Cool Cocktails at Bellagio, as organizers are expanding the event’s capacity.
Purchase tickets now at VegasUncorked.com for the below events at ARIA, Bellagio, Caesars Palace, MGM Grand and The Venetian.
The Night Market: East Meets West, Thursday, May 8: Join top chefs from The Venetian such as Mario Batali, Thomas Keller, Buddy Valastro and Justin Quek, as well as the outstanding chefs from Singapore's Marina Bay Sands as they bring the true night market experience to you with an array of Asian-inspired dishes and drinks.
Chef’s Counter: All Star Feast, Saturday, May 10: ARIA's innovative chefs, including Shawn McClain, Michael Mina, Julian Serrano and Masa Takayama, take over The Buffet at ARIA to put a gourmet spin on self-serve style. Savor a wealth of award-winning bites among the multiple stations.
The Perfect Pairing: Art & Wine, Friday, May 9: Soak up fine works of art while sipping an array of wine in this high-culture pairing from Bellagio’s Master Sommelier and Wine Director Jason Smith and Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art Executive Director Tarissa Tiberti. Light bites from the AAA Five Diamond Picasso will be served.
Michael Mina’s Poolside Pig Roast & Beer Garden, Friday, May 9: Michael Mina hosts a full-on outdoor shindig complete with succulent whole roasted pig, barbecue favorites, and a bevy of ice-cold beers. Chill outside to the sound of upbeat live music and savor special dishes from Michael Mina's PUB 1842 at MGM Grand.
Master Series Dinner: Rao’s Italian Feast with the Pellegrino Family, Thursday, May 8: Join the Pellegrino family, and Rao’s co-owner Ron Straci, at their famed restaurant to experience (in true Italian fashion) a multi-course extravaganza featuring Rao’s southern Neapolitan dishes served family-style. Tickets are also available to Little Italy From City to Strip: Italian Rao’s Brunch with the Pellegrinos on Sunday May 11.
ABOUT BON APPÉTIT
Food is culture and Bon Appétit is where food and culture intersect in your life. Bon Appétit, in all its formats (print, digital, products, events) delivers 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.
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 more than 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and 10.8 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA's 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.LasVegas.com.
Clara Tsang, Kirvin Doak Communications
CTsang@kirvindoak.com / (702) 737-3100