On May 7, Absinthe, the “#1 Greatest Show in Las Vegas History,” celebrated its seventh anniversary in the city. The show enjoyed quite a day of celebrations beginning with the Las Vegas Strip renamed in honor of the show’s outlandish host. The day ended with The Gazillionaire Gala of Gluttony, a one-night only dinner theatre gala at Caesars Palace.
Despite being its anniversary, Absinthe spent the evening thinking of others. In fact, The Gazillionaire Gala of Gluttony raised enough money to contribute 36,000 meals to southern Nevada’s largest hunger relief organization, Three Square Food Bank.
During the gala, guests were treated to never-before-seen performances by artists from Spiegelworld’s Las Vegas productions, Absinthe and OPIUM at The Cosmopolitan, including feats of athleticism, a flying hula-hooper, a burlesque gorilla, an extreme motorcycle demonstration inside the Globe of Death, alive band who kept the fun going long after the show was over and much more.
Spiegelworld Impresario Extraordinaire Ross Mollison closed the night by thanking the audience and Caesars Palace for their continued support, adding “I love this city. I love entertaining people. I want to thank our incredible artists and creative team but it’s the residents of Las Vegas who have really made Absinthe the success it has been over the past seven years.”
The night included a specially curated menu prepared by Caesars Palace restaurants, including artichoke and black truffle soup with brioche from Restaurant Guy Savoy, savory pork potstickers from Cafe Americano, tuna nacho bites with a signature Mesa Margarita from Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill, short ribs with horseradish potatoes and crispy onions from Searsucker, mini meatballs from Rao’s with fresh baguette bites from Delices Gourmands French Bakery, salt and pepper chicken from Beijing Noodle No. 9, and a paired desert featuring lemon cookies from Pronto by Giada and mini sticky toffee pudding from Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen.
In honor of its seventh anniversary, Absinthe at Caesars Palace now performs seven days a week. You can find discounted tickets to the wild show here on Best of Vegas.