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The Sommelier Smackdown resumes at Wolfgang Puck in Summerlin

The Sommelier Smackdown is one tasty battle.

One of Las Vegas’ most delicious industry events returns this week, when Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill at Downtown Summerlin hosts the third Sommelier Smackdown wine pairing competition on January 17.

How does it work? It’s simple: Two talented local sommeliers—this week it’s Eric Davison from Cut at Palazzo and Jeff Evans from Spago at the Forum Shops—square off and showcase their vast knowledge by matching three wines with a three-course dinner prepared by Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill executive chef Spencer Rudow. Diners don’t just get to enjoy the menu, which will consist of a roasted baby beet and goat cheese salad, an herb-roasted pork chop with Yukon potato purée and mustard sauce and chocolate molten cake for dessert. They’ll also get to vote on which somm’s choices were better suited.

It’s a win-win—one of the most popular restaurants in Summerlin gets to show off the talented staff behind Las Vegas’ acclaimed Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group, while wine lovers and adventurous epicureans make new discoveries. Make your reservation for the event, which starts at 6:30 p.m., by calling 702-202-6300.

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