The most anticipated culinary event of the year, Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit enthralled guests with three culinary experiences offering the most exclusive tastings in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace and The Cromwell, all on just day one (Pictured: Giada De Laurentiis presenting strawberry bruschetta at the Escape to Giada’s Italy event at GIADA at The Cromwell – Photo credit: Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com)
Guests were transported to the Italian countryside at GIADA inside The Cromwell. Emmy Award-winning and New York Times best-selling celebrity chef, Giada De Laurentiis treated guests to a multi-course dining experience that left them dreaming of the rich and savory flavors of Italian cuisine. Condé Nast Traveler editor, Paulie Dibner asked Giada questions about her travels in Italy as guests enjoyed dishes including artichoke and fennel salad, creamy lobster pasta, veal saltimbocca Milanese. After an interactive dining session, attendees walked away with a signed copy of Giada’s best-selling cookbook, “Giada’s Italy: My Recipes for La Dolce Vita.”
An intimate affair, guests joined GQ editor, Benjy Hansen-Bundy and Greg and Marc Sherry at Old Homestead Steakhouse inside Caesars Palace for a night of prime cuts and rare, exclusive scotch from Macallan. Whisky and steak connoisseurs savored a four-course meal including foie gras napoleon, roasted black cod, wagyu rib cap and Macallan chocolate mousse. Guests finished the perfect evening with The Macallan 25 Year Old for a culinary night to remember.
Lisa Vanderpump served glitz and glamour at the all-new Vanderpump Cocktail Garden inside Caesars Palace. Guests enjoyed sweet and savory bites paired with Lisa’s favorite wine and cocktails amidst a lush, candle-lit indoor garden. Lisa surprised the crowd when she brought out a Vanderpump Rosé-themed cake and asked guests to join her in singing “Happy Birthday” to her daughter, Pandora Vanderpump Sabo. The night was complete with a DJ and free-flowing libations as attendees celebrated in the enchanted cocktail garden.
Friday’s line-up of events at Caesars Palace include Master Series: Beyond the Blade with Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Aperitivo Hour with Giada De Laurentiis and The Grand Tasting at the Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis. Limited tickets are still available, guests can purchase tickets here.