Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appétit is still a couple months away, but the annual culinary festival is selling out faster than you can say, “unique epicurean experiences.”
Fortunately, the festival – and its world-class lineup of celebrity chefs, restauranteurs, master sommeliers and cutting-edge mixologists from Caesars Entertainment, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, MGM Resorts International and Wynn Las Vegas – has cooked up some additional events with another partner property, The Venetian Las Vegas.
Scheduled for Thursday, May 9 through Sunday, May 12, Vegas Uncork’d unites the world’s most celebrated chefs for gourmet experiences ranging from intimate dinners to huge events up and down the world-famous Las Vegas Strip.
Headliners include some of the city’s newest talents like Roy Choi (Best Friend), Will Guidara (NoMad) and Lisa Vanderpump (Vanderpump Cocktail Garden) as well as longtime favorites like Gordon Ramsay (Hell’s Kitchen), Christina Tosi (Milk Bar), Masaharu Morimoto (Morimoto), Guy Savoy (Guy Savoy), Julian Serrano (Picasso), Michael Mina (Bardot Brasserie) and Nobu Matsuhisa (Nobu).
Returning this year is the signature Grand Tasting on May 10 at Caesars Palace and The Picnic at The Park, the outdoor dining and entertainment district between Park MGM and New York-New York on May 11, as well as several other favorite events from years past.
This year will also see a new celebrity chef poker tournament on May 10 at Wynn Las Vegas, an Italian afternoon on May 11 with Steve “Yo Cuz” Martorano at Paris Las Vegas, a roof deck pool party that evening at The NoMad Pool at NoMad Las Vegas at Park MGM, and much more.
Here are some of the newly added events taking place at the Venetian:
Behind The Scenes with the Master Chefs of France
Watch as the Master Chefs of France prepare gourmet masterpieces right in front of your eyes on May 9. The event starts with a cocktail reception at Rosina, followed by the chefs’ cornucopia of creative, thoughtfully prepared dishes, lavish cheese plates, desserts and some of France’s best wines.
Mott 32 Dim Sum Brunch
On May 10, Mott 32 will showcase the quintessential art of dim sum over brunch with Executive Chef Alan Ji. The menu will be curated by Michelin Star-award winning Group Executive Chef Man-Sing Lee and paired with signature Mott 32 cocktails.
Think Italian: The Art of Italian Eating and Drinking
Also, on May 10, you will learn how to craft cocktails, cannoli’s and pasta with Chef Angelo Auriana and Restauranteur Matteo Ferdinandi, partners and owners of The Factory Kitchen. Best of all, you get to taste every bite.
Behind the Bar: Learn the Complexities of Cocktails with the Masters of The Venetian Cocktail Collective
Test your talents behind the bar on May 11 with The Venetian Cocktail Collective – The Dorsey, Rosina Cocktail Bar and Electra Cocktail Club – lead bartenders, Juyoung Kang and Evan Hosaka. You will also enjoy a reception in your honor, with lite bites and your libation creations.
CHICA “Mom-Mosa" Brunch with Chef Lorena Garcia
On May 12, Chef Lorena Garcia will celebrate the two-year anniversary of CHICA and the mom in your life with a celebration of Latin American cooking and hospitality. You will enjoy Chef Lorena's favorite dishes served alongside festive brunch cocktails.