The Venetian / Palazzo resorts joined in Bon Appetit's Vegas UNCORKED this year for the first time. All we can say is why did these two resorts wait so long ? From Master Series Luncheons to the star studded after hours event aside the AZURE pool, their events provided guests with class , great food and libations of choice as only these world class resorts can do.
Restaurateur, winemaker and rock and roller Joe Bastianich needs no introduction. We had thought he had done just about everything until we met him at the Palazzo After Hours: Crushed: Wine That Rocked. He paired many great wines of the world with some of the the greatest music of all time. Accompanied by Scott Ian of Anthrax and the electrifying band, Six Foot Nurse.
Bastianich lead guests and the chefs on a exploration of explosive tunes from Zeppelin and The Beatles, all the while asking the audience to "listen with their palates and taste with their ears."
Along with outstanding wines, this poolside after-hours celebration also featured signature bites from the all-star lineup at The Palazzo and The Venetian, including a Slider Bar from Executive Chef Sam DeMarco, salumi and cheese from executive chef Zach Allen of Carnevino, and a Rockin' Wing Bar from Chef de Cuisine Vince Chiyuto of Lagasse's Stadium. Hosted by Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appétit's Restaurant Editor.
Featured White Wines :
Joe Bastianich’s Sauvignon Blanc
William Hill Chardonnay
Featured Red Wines :
Kaiken Ultra Malbec
Sparkling and Dessert:
As the guests started to arrive we recognized some pretty familiar faces in the culinary world. Chef Carla Pellegrino along with Chef Luciano Pellegrini , Chef Scott McClain, Chef Tom Moloney and the legendary RAOs family of Frank Sr , Frank Jr and the always very special RAOS fixture Bubbles were in attendance.
This intimate affair also gained the interest of Actress Laura Prepon and Jersey Boys star Rick Faugno . And of course any Vegas UNCORK'D event of this caliber would not have been complete with out Editor-In Chief Barbara Farchild stopping in to join the guests for this very special evening of wine and delicious dishes paired with music with the one and only Joe Bastianich.
With the AZURE pool as the background , The Palazzo and Vegas UNCORK'D set the bar pretty high for an after hours event combining music , food and great wines. This event will be hard to beat at least until next year's Vegas UNCORK'D 2011 when we see what they do next .
Join Scott from VINO LAS VEGAS as he speaks with Broadway Star Rick Faugno at the Palazzo's AZURE pool about dining in Las Vegas and Vegas UNCORK'D 2010.