Gastronomic Affair to Remember at JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa’s culinary team is gearing up for the city’s second Celebrity Chef Tour benefiting the James Beard Foundation to be held Thursday, Nov. 13 beginning at 7 p.m. in Ceres Restaurant. Celebrity Chef Mike Lata, co-owner of FIG Restaurant in Charleston, S.C., will be flying in to collaborate on this one-of-a-kind dining event with JW Marriott Executive Chef Bruce Knapik.

“It has been such a pleasure designing the menu for this very special affair and I am looking forward to working alongside the resort’s team of professionals including Executive Chef Bruce Knapik to showcase some of my favorite dishes to the Las Vegas community,” said Lata.

The Celebrity Chef Tour menu includes:

Arrival Reception Passed Hors d’Oeuvres

Soft Boiled Pullet Eggs, Smoked Steelhead Roe, Crème Fraiche Beef Tartar, Maxim Potatoes Wellfleet Oysters, Mignonette, Agrumato, Breakfast Radish

Seven Course Dinner

Nantucket Bay Scallop Crudo
Satsuma Orange and Fennel
Souverain 2007 Alexander Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Carolina Chicken Liver Pate
Pickled Grapes and Cress, Brioche Toast
Souverain 2006 Alexander Valley Chardonnay

“Over Easy” Raviolo
Kabocha Squash, Chanterelles, Sage
Souverain 2007 Winemaker’s Reserve Chardonnay

Grilled Trout
Braised Escarole, Bagna Cauda
Souverain 2005 Alexander Valley Merlot

Boneless Jamison Farms Lamb Saddle
Cavalo Nero, Aglianico Sauce
Souverain 2005 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Sliced Pears
Arugula, Singing Brook Cheese

Meyer Lemon Tart
Italian Meringue

Tickets are available to the public for $175 per person (plus tax) and can be reserved by calling 702-869-7776, emailing or visiting Limited number of tickets are available.

About the Celebrity Chef Tour benefiting the James Beard Foundation:

Since its inception in 2004, the Celebrity Chef Tour benefiting the James Beard Foundation has become a favorite event for both the chefs to participate in and guests to attend. The Celebrity Chef Tour brings James Beard Foundation Award winners and other celebrity chefs to private clubs, resorts, and other exclusive venues around the country for spectacular dining events. The tour was created to benefit the James Beard Foundation and to promote the culinary arts across America.