Fine dining in Las Vegas has now elevated its foodie game from simply formal restaurant sit-downs to unforgettable, interactive gourmet experiences!
For years, Las Vegas was known for mainly offering only gambling and raunchy shows. But time has changed all that and today Las Vegas is a mega entertainment capital with glitzy resort casinos, 24×7 gaming action, incredible stage shows and world-class dining.
Three of Las Vegas’ most iconic resorts – Bellagio, Monte Carlo and Mandalay Bay are now offering amazing dining activities that prove to be the highlight for any foodie vacation.
Quickly growing as a new hot trend, we want to share several exciting examples of experiential foodie activities that you don’t want to miss while in Las Vegas:
* VIP Private Cooking Lesson at Mandalay Bay’s Aureole:
M life members can learn to cook in the style of celebrity chef Charlie Palmer through an exclusive package that includes a private cooking lesson with Aureole Executive Chef Vincent Pouessel at Mandalay Bay, a multi-course lunch with wine pairings and a tour of Aureole’s famous Wine Tower. This M life Moment is available to loyal members of the Platinum Tier and higher.
* Bellagio’s An Executive Chef’s Culinary Classroom:
Instead of just taking home leftovers, tourists can now order Las Vegas’ award-winning culinary skills to-go at Bellagio’s new An Executive Chef’s Culinary Classroom. Executive Chef Edmund Wong shares his cooking secrets as he personally instructs up to 15 guests through the preparation of a three-course meal inside the state-of-the-art Tuscany Kitchen. The newly trained chefs get to enjoy the fruits of their labor as they indulge in the cuisine they made during an intimate food and wine pairing dinner.
* Cicerone Dinners at Mandalay Bay:
Nevada’s first female cicerone, Sarah Johnson, is enlightening fine-dining connoisseurs about the versatility beer can offer to a high-end meal through her series of beer pairing dinners across Mandalay Bay’s acclaimed restaurants such as Fleur by Hubert Keller.. During the dinners, Johnson walks guests through her five-course beer-pairing menu that complements the restaurants’ celebrated cuisine.
* Art & Wine – A Perfect Pairing at Bellagio:
An innovative night combining the culinary and visual arts, guests enjoy Bellagio’s award-winning wine collection paired with art from “Warhol Out West,” the largest Andy Warhol collection ever exhibited in Las Vegas. Hosted by Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art Director Tarissa Tiberti and Master Sommelier Jason Smith, Art & Wine nights take place the first Wednesday of every month.
* Gus’ Beer & Bites Dinner Series at Monte Carlo:
The Pub at Monte Carlo recently premiered its monthly Beer & Bites dinner series, which pairs a renowned brewery with Executive Chef Tim Radigan’s upscale take on pub-style eats for a fun and lively dinner. The Pub will welcome famed Boston Beer Company Wednesday, August 28 to feature its 2013 Sam Adams collection for a unique dining experience.
* Mixology Training & Tasting at Monte Carlo:
As part of MGM Resorts’ loyalty rewards program M life<http://www.mlife.com/>, Monte Carlo’s Director of Beverage Michael MacDonnell teaches small groups of guests the fine art and history of mixology in a two-hour tasting session at the classic-cocktail-driven Hit Bar & Lounge. This M life Moment is available to all members; M life is free to join.
* Bellagio’s Epicurean Epicenter:
During this special event, guests fill the high-tech Tuscany Kitchen to interact with one of Bellagio’s celebrated chefs such as Todd English and Jean-Georges Vongerichten as they cook a multicourse meal paired with wines provided from a world-class vineyard. Differentiating from other pairing dinners, at Epicurean Epicenter the showcased wines are selected first. Then, one of Bellagio’s talented chefs creates innovative dishes to complement the beverage resulting in outstanding flavor combinations. On Saturday, July 6, Epicurean Epicenter brings back the popular “Beer & BBQ Secrets” dinner where Bellagio Executive Chef Edmond Wong demonstrates the secrets behind gourmet barbecuing along with immaculate beer pairings.
If you would like additional information about these new interactive gourmet experiences or ready to book your travel reservation to Las Vegas, please contact The Life of Luxury using the below form: