Monday, October 20, 2008

Join VINO LAS VEGAS at the James Beard Foundation Taste of America weekend of events Oct 24-25th 2008













THE JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION’S TASTE AMERICA™ LAS VEGAS

‘WEEEKEND OF WINNERS’ EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE OCTOBER 24 – 25, 2008


.Friday, October 24, 2008

Join JBF Award Winner Alessandro Stratta for a champagne welcome followed by an intimate dining experience in his renowned restaurant.

Where:

Alex at Wynn Las Vegas

Price:

$500 per person, includes wine, tax, and gratuity
This dinner is exclusive to American Express Card Members

Time:

7:00 p.m. Champagne Welcome with Chef Stratta followed by Seated Dinner

Chef:

JBF Award Winner
Alessandro Stratta


Friday, October 24, 2008
James Beard Award-winning restaurateur Piero Selvaggio helped define contemporary Italian food and wine for Americans at the acclaimed Valentino in Los Angeles. For this special Taste America dinner, Selvaggio will join his James Beard Award-winning chef Luciano Pellegrini at Valentino in Las Vegas for a white truffle extravaganza like no other. Pellegrini will prepare a six-course dinner featuring white truffles and paired with exceptional wines for an unforgettable culinary experience.

Where:

Valentino at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino

Price:

$350 per person, includes wine, tax, and gratuity

Time:

7:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
8:00 p.m. Seated Dinner

Chef:

JBF Award Winner
Luciano Pellegrini


Friday, October 24, 2008
Celebrity chef Kerry Simon and James Beard Award Winner Michel Nischan are more than just friends—they are two of the hottest, most talked about chefs creating contemporary American cuisine today. They are teaming up for this special Taste America four-course dinner that will include signature sushi and sake pairings and the vibe promises to be as coolly cutting-edge as the cooking.

Where:

Simon at Palms Place Hotel and Spa

Price:

$175 per person, includes wine, tax, and gratuity

Time:

7:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
8:30 p.m. Seated Dinner

Chefs:

Kerry Simon and special guest JBF Award Winner Michel Nischan, Dressing Room, A Homegrown Restaurant, Westport, CT

Friday, October 24, 2008
Fiamma doubles up on talent for a special night of Mediterranean hospitality and Italian contemporary cuisine. 2006 Award Winner Fabio Trabocchi joins Vegas Fiamma's own Carlos Buscaglia in the kitchen to create a signature Taste America menu.

Where:

Fiamma at MGM Grand Hotel and Casino

Price:

$175 per person, includes wine, tax, and gratuity

Time:

7:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
8:00 p.m. Seated Dinner

Chefs:

Carlos Buscaglia and special guest
JBF Award Winner Fabio Trabocchi, Fiamma, NYC

Cooking Demonstration with Famed Chocolatier François Payard

Join JBF Award Winner François Payard at Caesars Palace’s Payard Pâtisserie & Bistro for a hands on demonstration of some of the most decadent and delicious desserts featured in his latest book, Chocolate Epiphany: Exceptional Cookies, Cakes, and Confections for Everyone.

A book signing with François Payard will occur after the demonstration with books available for purchase.

François Payard, Owner, Payard Pâtisserie & Bistro

This event is generously supported by Green & Black’s® Organic Chocolate.

When: Saturday, October 25th from 4:00 p.m–5:00 p.m.
Where: Payard Pâtisserie & Bistro at Caesars Palace
3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Price: $20 per person
Seating is limited so reserve your tickets now!

Saturday Night Gala
October 25, 2008

James Beard believed American cuisine was regional cuisine. Join us for a virtual road trip of the best cooking in America as JBF Award-winning chefs from across the country team up with Las Vegas host chefs at the Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino—some 16 chefs in all—to prepare this once-in-a-lifetime gala dinner. One word of advice, save room for dessert!

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Featured Chefs:

  • JBF Award Winner Patrick Connolly, Bobo, NYC
  • JBF Award Winner R.J. Cooper III, Vidalia, Washington, DC
  • JBF Award Winner Traci Des Jardins, Jardinière, San Francisco
  • JBF Award Winner Jean-Louis Gerin, Jean-Louis, Greenwich, CT
  • JBF Award Winner Donald Link, Herbsaint, New Orleans
  • JBF Award Winner Shawn McClain, Spring, Chicago
  • JBF Award Winner Adam Siegel, Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro, Milwaukee
  • JBF Award Winner Holly Smith, Café Juanita, Kirkland, WA
  • JBF Award Winner Robert Stehling, Hominy Grill, Charleston, SC
  • JBF Award Winner John Sundstrom, Lark, Seattle
  • JBF Award Winner Celina Tio, Julia(n), Charlotte, NC
  • JBF Award Winner Fabio Trabocchi, Fiamma, NYC

The Palazzo

The Palazzo Ballroom
The Venetian Palazzo Congress Center
Level Five

Tickets: $350.00 per person, includes wine, tax, and gratuity
VIP Tickets:

Exclusive to American Express Card Members
$500.00 per person, includes wine, tax and gratuity as well as:

  • JBF Award-winning host seated at your table
  • Premier dinner seating location
  • Listing as a Platinum Partner in the dinner program
Time:
7:00 pm Cocktail reception, silent auction
8:00 pm Seated four-course dinner with wine pairings, live auction
10:30 pm Dessert reception

Seating is limited so reserve your tickets now!


Join VINO LAS VEGAS as we see the the cream rise to the top over this incredable 3 day event in Las Vegas

Schedule

Date/Time Event Venue/Location Tickets
Fri. 10/24/2008
at 6:30 PM
$500 JBF Taste America Dinner at Restaurant Charlie Restaurant Charlie at Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino
Las Vegas, NV
Tix & Info
Fri. 10/24/2008
at 7:00 PM
$175 JBF Taste America Dinner at Fiamma Fiamma at MGM Grand
Las Vegas, NV
Tix & Info
Fri. 10/24/2008
at 7:00 PM
$200 JBF Taste America Dinner at Rao’s Rao’s at Caesars Palace
Las Vegas, NV
Tix & Info
Fri. 10/24/2008
at 7:00 PM
$300 JBF Taste America Dinner at Bartolotta, Ristorante di Mare Bartolotta, Ristorante di Mare at Wynn Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
Tix & Info
Fri. 10/24/2008
at 7:00 PM
$350 JBF Taste America Dinner at Valentino Valentino at Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
Las Vegas, NV
Tix & Info
Fri. 10/24/2008
at 7:00 PM
$500 JBF Taste America Dinner at Alex Alex at Wynn Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
Tix & Info
Fri. 10/24/2008
at 7:30 PM
$175 JBF Taste America Dinner at Simon Simon at Palms Place Hotel and Spa
Las Vegas, NV
Tix & Info
Sat. 10/25/2008
at 4:00 PM
$20 Cooking Demonstration with Famed Chocolatier François Payard Payard Pâtisserie & Bistro at Caesars Palace
Las Vegas, NV
Tix & Info
Sat. 10/25/2008
at 7:00 PM
$350 / $500 JBF Taste America Gala Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino
Las Vegas, NV
Tix & Info

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