Just when you were fretting that your favorite Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appétit events were sold out comes news that eight new events were just added to the agenda, including a way to attend three events that are already out of tickets.
Now you can have a collaborative dinner with Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis, lunch with Thomas Keller, golf with celebrities, dine on burgers and beers with Mario Batali or live like a high roller in a new MGM Grand exclusive package. Other new additions include a celebrity chef brunch with Jean-Georges Vongerichten and an Aria celebrity chef event with Vongerichten, Shawn McClain, Masa Takayama and Michael Mina.
That makes 31 events on the schedule for the food festival taking place at Aria, the Bellagio, Caesars Palace, MGM Grand and the Venetian.
Also updated, the Chase Sapphire Preferred Grill Challenge, where two students from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts vie for a $20,000 scholarship during The Night Market at the Venetian on May 8. Chefs Mario Batali and Buddy Valastro will mentor the students.
Here's a more in depth look at the newest events:
A Scot's Tale: Master Series Dinner with Gordon Ramsay, Thursday, May 8: Gordon Ramsay returns to Caesars Palace to host a dinner at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill.
When Stars Align: Master Series Dinner with Bobby Flay & Giada De Laurentiis, Thursday, May 8: Bobby Flay returns with his popular dinner at Mesa Grill, only this time he cooks alongside Giada De Laurentiis. Find Mesa Grill favorites and new dishes from De Laurentiis' restaurant coming to The Cromwell.
Burgers, Beers & Boozy Shakes: An After-Party with Chef Mario Batali, Thursday, May 8: This shindig after The Night Market: East Meets West brings an after-hours party at B&B Burger & Beer at the Venetian. Find Batali's burgers, house brews and boozy Averna milkshakes.
Baking with The Boss, Friday, May, 9: Cake Boss Buddy Valastro conducts a live demonstration at his Buddy V's Ristorante at the Venetian. Valastro serves up Prosecco and specialty cocktails, as well as savory dishes and sweet treats.
At the Table with Thomas Keller, Friday, May 9: Thomas Keller serves up lunch at Bouchon at the Venetian.
Flavors of Sicily: Exploring Sicilian Wines, Friday, May 9: The Venetian brings Sicilian wines to the forefront at this seminar.
Mario Batali Foundation Swing Session Las Vegas Celebrity Golf Classic, Saturday, May 10: Yes, Mario Batali, Bon Appétit editor in chief Adam Rapoport and other more will hit the links at Cascata golf course for this "gastronomic golf event" that benefits the Mario Batali Foundation. A beef tasting at Mario Batali's Italian steakhouse Carnevino at the Palazzo follows.
Mario Batali Foundation Swing Session Beef & Barolo Extravaganza, Saturday, May 10: For those who do not golf, a walk-around tasting at Carnevino that includes wine pairings and a silent auction.
Chef's Counter, All-Star Feast, Saturday, May 10: Aria's lineup of chefs including Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Michael Mina take over The Buffet at Aria to put a gourmet spin on self-serve style.
Decadence In The Details: Weekend Extravagance Package: This three-night stay in the Skylofts at the MGM Grand includes some of the sold-out events at Vegas Uncork'd including the Joël Robuchon cooking and wine demo and the Experience Hakkasan: A Progressive Evening from Restaurant to Club event. The package includes two tickets to each of those events as well as Michael Mina's Pig Roast & Beer Tasting and When in France: A Joël Robuchon Dinner. Guests also land a behind-the-scenes kitchen tour of Joël Robuchon, access to the MGM Grand Spa and complimentary roundtrip airport transportation in a limousine. For these reservations, call 1-877-646-5638.
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