The schedule of events for the 10th anniversary edition of Vegas Uncork’d, April 28-May 1, has been released, and tickets are on sale now at vegasuncorked.com. A few standouts: a “mystery dinner” with Emeril Lagasse; a restaurant tour at Downtown Container Park; brunch at Giada with you-know-who; and a Michael Mina-led dinner at Golden Steer. Foodies, get your tickets while you can.
Starting on February 19, anyone named Tom or some version of Tom will receive 50 percent off his (or her?) bill for a week at Tom’s Urban at New York-New York as the restaurant celebrates its first birthday. In addition, those not named Tom will receive $5 off all Tom’s Size beers, cocktails or souvenir cups. Takeaway: Be Tom.
A couple of beer dinners for your consideration: Slice of Vegas at Mandalay Place does five courses with craft brew pairings on February 23 ($45, 702-632-6470) while Lagasse’s Stadium at Palazzo teams with Goose Island Beer Company on February 26 ($55, 702-607-2665).
In an unlikely but very cool collaboration, members of Club D, the players club at the D hotel and casino on Fremont Street, can use their comp dollars toward a meal at Fremont East-area restaurants Le Thai and Bocho. “I’m thrilled to expand my guests’ dining options with two of my favorite restaurants, which in turn will drive additional traffic to other Downtown businesses,” says Derek Stevens, CEO and owner of the D.
If you didn’t get a heart-shaped box of sweetness last week, head down to Hexx at Paris to try its new line of milk chocolates. Just like the dark stuff, these new treats are made with high-quality palm sugar, whole milk, cocoa butter, vanilla beans and cacao beans harvested from Peru, Tanzania, Venezuela, Ecuador and Madagascar.
Available exclusively through the ItsOnMe app, Downtown’s Carson Kitchen is offering a new Chef’s Counter Experience five-course meal for $100 with beverage pairings. Each meal is designed on the spot, a different experience for each guest. Get the app and get going.
If you didn’t get tickets to the sold-out Feast of Friends special event dinner at Artisanal Foods on March 1—you know, the Glenfiddich collabo with chefs Johnny Church, Brian Howard, Nicole Brisson, Geno Bernardo, Jamaal Taherzadeh and Desyree Alberganti—don’t be upset. Event organizers are planning more dinners like this one, designed to showcase the tremendous culinary talent doing work in the city. Stay tuned.