Time to uncork and pour. The Venetian Las Vegas is getting in the spirit of fall harvest with Festivino, the fifth annual food and wine festival, Friday, Oct. 9, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Festivino guests will learn about the celebrated wines from master sommeliers and enjoy culinary specialties under the stars from illustrious Master Chefs of France including Steve Benjamin, Jacques Chretien, Olivier Desaintmartin, Jean - Louis Dumonet, Jerome Ferrer, Claude Le-Tohic, Patrick Ponsaty, Nico Romo, David Werly, and Olivier Dubreuil, executive chef of The Venetian and The Palazzo.
This year, Jonathan Cain, former keyboardist and songwriter from Journey, will perform at Festivino. Also a wine enthusiast, Cain has created Finale Wines in partnership with Dennis De La Montanya and his De La Montanya Winery & Vineyards, which will be available for guests to experience during Festivino.
To take advantage of the fall weather, the popular epicurean event has been moved outdoors to the picturesque Doge’s Palace grand entrance of The Venetian.
Tickets are $95 plus tax and fees. To purchase online, visit www.venetian.com or at any Venetian or Palazzo box office. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend Festivino.
ZINE NOODLES DIM SUM TO CLOSE FOR MAJOR REMODELING
Zine Noodles Dim Sum will be closed in October, as part of a major remodeling and re-concepting of the popular Palazzo restaurant. The last day of service was September 18. Watch for more details about the new concept and opening date, to be announced soon.
DOLLAR OYSTER HAPPY HOUR AT db BRASSERIE
French restaurant db Brasserie by Chef Daniel Boulud is offering Dollar Oysters Happy Hour from 5 – 6 p.m. daily. Guests can snack on dollar oysters (with a limit of two dozen per person) in the bar and lounge while enjoying other happy hour food and drink specials. Full happy hour is offered from 3 – 6 p.m. and 10-11 p.m. daily.
dB Brasserie, named Best New Fine Dining by Vegas Seven magazine features Chef Boulud’s signature French American menu with updated brasserie classics and three of Boulud’s signature burgers featured at his New York restaurants.
LAVO AND THE PALAZZO BRING A NEW DOSE OF GLAMOUR WITH NEW ‘CASINO CLUB’
The new LAVO Casino Club is a modern gaming experience fusing casino table games with Vegas-style VIP bottle service, mixology, and Italian cuisine.
The LAVO Casino Club has created a new type of nightlife and gaming experience where guests can enjoy a DJ and dancing, along with amenities not offered in typical nightclubs or on the casino floor, like:
Classic premium cocktails from LAVO’s inventive mixology menu, served direct to the gaming table from a butler’s cart. An opportunity to order from LAVO’s award-winning Italian menu
Featured sporting events, including college and NFL football games on the flat-screen TVs
Groups that want to sit together can reserve a gaming table to play. This feature is great for bachelor parties and other social groups that want share their Las Vegas experience in one place.
LAVO Casino Club is open Fridays and Saturday evenings beginning at 8 p.m., and during football season on Saturdays at 11 a.m. and Sundays at 9 a.m. For more information, visit www.lavolv.com.
FOOTBALL SEASON KICKS OFF AT LAGASSE’S STADIUM
For a third season, Lagasse’s Stadium Chef de Cuisine Scott Pajak has created special football menus that pay tribute to the team’s playing each week on Monday and Thursday night televised games.
October 5: Detroit Lions at Seattle Seahawks
Coney Island hot dog and seasoned French fries ($9)
Organic baby arugula with toasted garlic crostini’s ($15)
October 19: New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles
Chicken parmesan and toasted garlic bread ($20)
Philly cheese steak and seasoned French fries ($17)
October 26: Baltimore Ravens at Arizona Cardinals
Crab Cakes with an apple and herb salad ($16)
Deep fried chile relleno, black beans and Spanish rice ($17)
CARLO’S BAKERY ADDS DOUGHNUTS TO THEIR MENU
Famous for their cannoli, Carlo’s Bakery has added doughnuts to their menu. Featured flavors:
Glazed Doughnut – A classic with white icing
Frosted Doughnut – With strawberry or chocolate icing
Chocolate Doughnut – Chocolate cake donut with vanilla or chocolate frosting
Jelly Doughnut – A filled treat with raspberry jam
Carlo’s Signature Doughnut – Filled with Carlo’s Bakery French Cream and dusted with confectioner’s sugar
Boston Cream – Filled with Bavarian Cream and topped with chocolate flat icing
Cookies and Cream – Filled with Oreo Swiss Cream with white icing and Oreo pieces
Cannoli Doughnut – A Carlo’s Bakery Original, filled with cannoli cream, topped with cinnamon glaze and cannoli shell pieces
For more information call 702.607.2356.
CANYON RANCH SPA INTRODUCES NEW BRUNCH AND TEAM
Canyon Ranch SpaClub is proud to introduce two big additions to the wellness team. The world-famous spa is now headed by industry veteran Deirdre Strunk as the new Executive Spa Director.
Deirdre has an extensive background as a hotel spa and salon director and is an aesthetician and a Licensed Massage Therapist.
In 2014 she was recognized as Woman of the Year by Leukemia Lymphoma Society, and as a Humanitarian of the Year by the Las Vegas Spa Association.
Also joining Canyon Ranch SpaClub is Executive Chef Pete Ghione.
Ghione learned his way around the kitchen at the New England Culinary Institute in Burlington VT.
His impressive resume includes Charlie Palmer’s Aerole restaurant, plus opening several fine dining establishments, creating multiple menus and teaching staff.
Pete’s menu style is all about healthy clean living, organic food and preparing cuisine that is fresh and flavorful.
In addition to adding new items to the Canyon Ranch Grill menu, Chef Pete Ghione just launched a new healthy Sunday Brunch menu. (See menu on final page of this news release packet).
For more info call 702.414.3600.
LOBSTER ME ADDS TWO NEW LOBSTER MELTS
Lobster ME has added two new lobster melts to their menu, both $10 –
The Frenchy – Butter-poached lobster with melted brie and shallot- cream cheese.
The Prince of Wales – Classic preparation of melted cheddar and whole grain mustard with thinly-sliced cucumbers and butter-poached lobster.
Lobster ME is located inside the Grand Canal Shoppes near the food court. For more information call 702.912.0777.
OTTO ENOTECA PIZZERIA FEATURES NEW AFTERNOON ANTIPASTI SPECIAL
Mario Batali’s Otto Enoteca Pizzeria is now serving up a new Afternoon Antipasti Special from 3 -5 p.m. daily. For only $5, guests can enjoy antipasti boards as well as 2 for 1 Peroni on draft available at the bar and antipasti bar every day.
Otto Enoteca Pizzeria is an Italian restaurant by one of the most recognized and respected chefs, Mario Batali and acclaimed winemaker Joe Bastianich. Famous for their pizza and pasta, the menu also features an exclusively Italian wine list with 100 bottles under $100.
For more information call 702.677.3390.
AMERICA’S GOT TALENT ALUM AT ROCKHOUSE
Rockhouse is featuring Seth Grabel performing table side magic, Friday and Saturday nights 7-9 p.m. Grabel is known from his performances on the hit NBC show “America’s Got Talent.”
Rockhouse also offers drinking games in the daytime and DJs at night, plus 83 TV screens lining every wall of the interior making it an ideal place to watch sports.
Rockhouse is located in the upper level of the Grand Canal Shoppes near Carlo’s Bakery. Open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. and Friday through Saturday 11 a.m. – 3 a.m.
B&B BURGER OPEN FOR BREAKFAST DURING FOOTBALL SEASON
B&B Burger and Beer is now open at 9 a.m. on Sundays throughout football season. During this time, the restaurant will be offering breakfast specials until noon, in addition to the regular menu. Breakfast specials include:
Pastrami Hash with Mushroom Hollandaise and Poached Eggs, $14
Bacon, Egg and Cheese Sandwich with Jalapeno Pesto, $13
Orange-Brioche French Toast with House Made Sausages and Strawberry Jam, $13
B&B Burger and Beer will be featuring “buy 4 get 1 free” buckets of beer. See menu for featured beers that are part of this promotion.
In addition, Chef Jason White has been promoted from Sous Chef to Chef ‘d Cuisine. Jason has more than ten years’ experience in fine dining, and helped to open Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s new burger restaurant.
Lead mixologist Juyoung Kang of Emeril Lagasse’s Delmonico Steakhouse has unveiled her much anticipated new specialty cocktail menu featuring 13 handcrafted cocktails. The new menu pays respect to cocktail classics like the Old Fashioned and the Grasshopper while incorporating forward-thinking specialties with house made creations such as Earl Grey honey syrup and pineapple and dill gum syrup. Cocktail menu highlights include The Bourbon Trail (Buffalo Trace bourbon, Benedictine, coffee liqueur, orange peel), Dorian Gray (Black Grouse Scotch, lemon juice, Earl Grey honey syrup, micro flower), The Bronte Sisters (Absolut Elyx vodka, PX sherry, lemon juice, strawberry syrup, thyme, mint sprig and berries) and Piccadilly Circus (Opihr Oriental gin, Aperol, lemon juice, pineapple and dill gum syrup, dill). All cocktails are priced at $16 and are available in the lounge and restaurant.
According to Wine Spectator, winemakers must “squish” about 600 to 800 grapes to produce one bottle of wine. Help us pay tribute to those winemakers at Festivino on Oct. 9.
Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian Las Vegas features all-suite accommodations, exquisite restaurants by celebrity chefs and world-class entertainment and shopping. The luxury resort offers 4,028 elegant suites, including standard suites that are nearly double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room. The Venetian is home to restaurants from celebrated chefs including Wolfgang Puck, Mario Batali, Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, Emeril Lagasse and Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro. The resort also features Canyon Ranch SpaClub; a five-acre pool and garden deck; TAO nightclub; the Grand Canal Shoppes retail and dining mecca; a 120,000-square-foot casino and The Strip’s largest poker room; and more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space. Dynamic live entertainment includes concert headliners at The Venetian Theatre; ‘80s rock musical “ROCK OF AGES;” Motown favorites from the multi- platinum quartet Human Nature; and the all-female comedy series LIPSHTICK – THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND UP. For more information, visit venetian.com, @venetianvegas and facebook.com/venetianlasvegas.