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Restaurants for a Romantic Valentine's Day in Las Vegas

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Feb 7, 2018 3:17:23 PM

Photo: MB Steak/Jim Decker

Nothing beats a great meal for date night, especially in Las Vegas where there's no shortage of unique menus for Valentine's Day. Check out some of our favorites to make the most romantic of holidays extra special.

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Topics: Las Vegas Events, Las Vegas Entertainment

STAR-STUDDED 11TH ANNUAL VEGAS UNCORK’D WAS THE PIECE DE RESISTANCE OF THE STRIP

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Jan 26, 2018 4:23:33 PM

Imagine Coachella for the culinary world, where once a year, renowned culinary wizards from around the world fly to Sin City for one of the nation’s most anticipated food events, Vegas Uncork’d hosted by Bon Appetit. Top Michelin Star chefs like Alain Ducasse, Wolfgang Puck, and Julian Serano all participate. Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feninger led the charge this year and were given their own personal sabers to recognize the occasion. The festivities were held by multiple Five-star properties; MGM Grand, Ceaser’s Palace, Cosmopolitan and the Venetian and The Palazzo properties.

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Buddy V.

Many different events make up the weekend of festivities. Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feninger created a cooking demo at Ceasar’s Palace, where they shared their exquisite recipes and also showcased how to take the perfect food porn picture.

Gordon Ramsay with Hell’s Kitchen winners Christina Wilson and Meghan Gill, and Ramsay’s Pub & Grill at the Grand Tasting.
Photo Credit: Jeff Ragazzo/ Kabik Photo Group

Another experience featured was José Andrés “Dining like a Spaniard” at The Cosmopolitan. Chef Andrés cooked over a fire pit while sharing some of his favorite stories behind some unique items on the menu like his paella and chicken.

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Jose Andres cooking over the fire.

While at the Libertine Social event, we interviewed their modern mixologist, Tony Abou-Ganim, about their cocktail program.

“The Libertine Social focuses on classic cocktail preparation featuring premium spirits, seasonal, fresh fruits and juices and refined technique while honing in on details such as ice, water, glassware, and garnishes. We aim the program to be approachable and fun while educating our guests on lesser-known cocktails and techniques. Above all, we emphasize the importance of hospitality with our bar staff. As Dale DeGroff once said, ‘I don’t go to bars I go to bartenders!’ The overall goal is for guests to leave happier than they came in.

The Libertine Social.

Libertine Social has two bar concepts – the Main Bar and Arcade Bar. The Main Bar celebrates lesser-known classics such as the Queen’s Park Swizzle.(add in a description of the swizzle) It also features our own original twist on classics like the Milano Fizz and the ZigZag bottled cocktail. In addition to showcasing retro cocktails like the Lemon Drop and one of my classics, The Cable Car which I created in 1996, the Arcade Bar showcases pre-prohibition cocktails while celebrating the bars and bartenders who created the original recipes of these oftentimes forgotten cocktails” – Tony Abou-Ganim.

It was a decadent experience indeed. The following afternoon, we went to an intimate lunch experience with chef Nobu Ho at his restaurant.

He shared his background story with us and curated an exquisite sushi pairing. The master chef had a crew of ten staff who sliced and diced sushi for our experience.
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Nobu Ho outside of his restaurant.

Following the Nobu lunch, our team lavishly enjoyed the pristine weather with the “Picnic in the Park” experience with Alain Ducasse, Charlier Palmer, Michael Mina, Julian Serrano, Tom Colicchio, Shawn McClain, Rick Moonen, Roy Ellamar, Akira Back, Bryce Shuman, David Werly, and more. Located between the Monte Carlo and New York-New York, we enjoyed sipping Veuve Cliquot and relishing in the variety of dishes from the chefs at the park.

We enjoyed sipping Veuve Cliquot in their garden.

View last year’s Vegas Uncork’d festivities here.

Article courtesy of Destination Luxury

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Topics: Las Vegas, Food

CADILLAC DRIVING EXPERIENCE AT SPRING MOUNTAIN, LAS VEGAS

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Jan 26, 2018 3:59:05 PM

As the leading luxury brand of General Motors, Cadillac is no stranger to showcasing their cars in creative and exciting ways. From test-drive events to roadshows, there has never been a shortage of opportunities to get up-close and personal with some of Cadillac’s outstanding creations. New for 2017 is the “Truth + Dare” Driving Experience, which is making its way across the US over the next 12 months. With driving events, demonstrations and a multitude of experts on hand to answer your every question, this veritable feast of automotive indulgence is guaranteed to satisfy the lust of even the most committed petrol-head. And we were lucky enough to join in.

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Topics: Las Vegas, Food

The Top 10 High-Rise Condos in Las Vegas

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Jan 26, 2018 8:37:42 AM

Photo: Vdara Hotel & Spa

Las Vegas is one of the hottest real estate markets in the country right now. Prices are rising based on growing demand and low inventory, especially with high-rise condos. As you can see, there is no shortage of options for those who prefer a vertical lifestyle.

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Topics: Las Vegas, Private Jet, Luxury

Watch the Super Bowl in Las Vegas

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Jan 19, 2018 9:01:00 AM

Photo: Beer Park/Anthony Mair

Football fans are getting pumped up for the biggest game of the year — Super Bowl LII live from Minneapolis, Minnesota on February 4. When the players take to the field, you'll want to check out the action from one of these Big Game viewing parties in Las Vegas.   

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Topics: Las Vegas Entertainment, Entertainment

Have a Little Bit of Naughty Fun while Visiting Las Vegas

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Jan 12, 2018 3:11:21 PM

Photo: Crazy Horse III

The holiday season of being "naughty or nice" is over, but Las Vegas is called Sin City for reason. It's one of the best places in the world for adults-only entertainment. So don't be afraid to show your saucy side as we settle into 2018.

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Topics: Las Vegas Entertainment, Entertainment

Why 2018 will be a Great Year for Las Vegas

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Jan 5, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Photo: Park MGM

 

Las Vegas is always changing and 2018 promises to be landmark year for new openings throughout the city. Let's get up to speed on the exciting additions Sin City will see in the upcoming months.

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Topics: Las Vegas, Las Vegas News

New Openings for the New Year in Las Vegas

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Dec 22, 2017 11:42:07 AM

Photo: Masters of Illusion/Ethan Miller

It's been an exciting year for Las Vegas but as 2017 draws to a close, there are some intriguing new openings to carry us into the new year. From dining to entertainment, make a point to experience the hottest new openings around town.

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Topics: Food, Las Vegas News, Las Vegas Entertainment

Last-Minute New Year's Eve Ideas for Las Vegas

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Dec 20, 2017 9:02:00 AM

Photo: OMNIA/Al Powers

The clock is ticking and it's time to finalize plans for New Year's Eve. Check out these last-minute ideas as Las Vegas prepares to bid farewell to 2017 and welcome another new year with open arms.

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Topics: Las Vegas Events

CHICA MAKES ITS GRAND ENTRANCE AT THE VENETIAN LAS VEGAS

Posted by VEGASGIANT on Dec 12, 2017 4:32:58 PM

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Topics: Las Vegas, Food

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