Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Vegas Uncork'd Blackjack Tournament provides a chance to play along side a celebrity Chef










The renowned Chefs of Vegas Uncork'd got together along with the public for a Blackjack Tournament and some recreation.













Encore's European pool provided the background for this great Tournament with total cash prizes of $ 10,000.

This was a great opportunity for the public to play along side their
favorite Chef or for those who just wanted to watch, Vegas Uncork'd and ENCORE provided an open bar featuring Patron Spirits.





The Red Carpet started this off with Culinary legends like Joel Robuchon , Daniel Boulud, Rick Moonen , Alex Stratta and many others stopping to met and greet the guests











Multiple James Beard award winner Chef Paul Bartolotta had a very good month winning his second James Beard award a few days before he won the Vegas Uncork'd Blackjack Tournament.





























RAO's Executive Chef Carla Pellegrino tried her blackjack skills and showed that this event was about having fun as well.





The tournament brought out a who's who's of celeberity Chefs from all over the world.

Daniel Boulud, Daniel Boulud Brasserie
Paul Bartolotta, Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare
Kim Canteenwalla, Society Café
Tom Colicchio, Craftsteak
Bobby Flay, Mesa Grill
Jean Joho, Eiffel Tower Restaurant
Hubert Keller, Fleur de Lys
Kyle MacLachlan, (celebrity co-host)
Mary Sue Milliken, Border Grill
Rick Moonen, RM Seafood
François Payard, Payard Pâtisserie & Bistro Caesars Palace
Carla Pellegrino, Rao's Caesars Palace
Joël Robuchon, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
Richard Sandoval, Isla Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar
Theo Schoenegger, Sinatra
Alex Stratta, Alex
Jet Tila, Wazuzu
Laurent Tourondel, BLT Burger
David Walzog, SW Steakhouse











Vegas Uncork'd has many Venues and all types of events that provide fun, education, great food, wine and spirits for its guests. The Blackjack tournament is chance to have some fun and mingle with the Travelocity gnome some of your favorite Chefs along side the beautiful pool at ENCORE Resort and Casino.

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