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Tropicana Las Vegas Raises $28,000 for Three Square Food Bank During ‘Summer Cookout Featuring Robert Irvine’ Event

Tropicana Las Vegas Raises $28,000 for Three Square Food Bank During ‘Summer Cookout Featuring Robert Irvine’ Event
On Thursday evening, Tropicana Las Vegas celebrated the kick-off of the 13th installment Las Vegas Restaurant Week with its ‘Summer Cookout featuring Robert Irvine’. In its third year, guests were invited to dine out for a cause at Robert Irvine’s Public House and helped raise $28,000 for Three Square Food Bank, providing more than 84,000 meals to food insecure residents of Southern Nevada (Photo credit: Powers Imagery) 

Summer Cookout Three Square Executive Chef Ryan Brown
Summer Cookout Three Square Executive Chef Ryan Brown

Photo credit: Powers Imagery

“Each year the Summer Cookout at Tropicana Las Vegas continues to grow. Through the generosity of the many sponsors and guests at the event, we were able to raise nearly double our sponsorship dollars from last year,” said Aaron Rosenthal, General Manager of Tropicana Las Vegas. “Seeing members of the Las Vegas community come together to help raise over $86,000 in the past three years, providing 258,000 meals to those in need, is an amazing opportunity and we’re proud to be a part of.”

Summer Cookout: Aaron Rosenthal, Robert Irvine and Brian Burto
Summer Cookout: Aaron Rosenthal, Robert Irvine and Brian Burton

Photo credit: Powers Imagery

Guests celebrated the season with the ultimate dine-around experience with Chef Robert Irvine. Throughout the evening, guests indulged in a variety of specialty summer-inspired dishes and refreshing beverages, courtesy of Tropicana Las Vegas’ venues such as Oakville Steakhouse, Robert Irvine’s Public House, Red Lotus Asian Kitchen, and Trago Lounge.

As the evening continued, guests enjoyed a special live performance by one of the world’s greatest Frank Sinatra tribute artists from the acclaimed cast of ‘Legends in Concert.’ In addition, Robert Irvine’s Public House Executive Chef Kelsey Macstravic and Three Square Executive Chef Ryan Brown went head-to-head in the ultimate slider cookoff, and Chef Brown took the win with his delectable slider creation.

“Summer Cookout is one of my favorite events of the year! It’s an absolute honor to have partnered with Three Square for the third year in a row,” said Chef Irvine. “This event is incredibly special to me and the fact that it benefits Three Square Food Bank makes it all worthwhile. I am thrilled at how many guests came out to celebrate the kick-off of Las Vegas Restaurant Week at Robert Irvine’s Public House inside Tropicana and look forward to continued success for years to come.”

Menu highlights for the evening included Wagyu beef sliders with a Public House sauce and micro watercress; hickory smoked dry rubbed baby back ribs with a Public House BBQ sauce; hamachi poke parfait with unagi sauce; baby tomato and creamy burrata with balsamic pearls; an assortment of mini pizzas; chocolate and orange pops, and more.

‘Summer Cookout featuring Robert Irvine’ was sponsored by Golden Road Brewing. Additional sponsors included Ambros Banana Whiskey, Empress 1908 Gin, Fever-Tree, Moneytree, and WAXIE.

Proceeds from the evening benefited Three Square in its fight to eradicate hunger in Southern Nevada. Las Vegas Restaurant Week gives restaurants in the local community the opportunity to give back through the culinary arts. Since 2007, nearly 5 million meals have been provided for those struggling with hunger through the 12-day culinary event. Las Vegas Restaurant Week 2019 will run June 17 through June 28.

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