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A Guide to Eating Your Way Through Vegas

A Guide to Eating Your Way Through Vegas

A Guide to Eating Your Way Through Vegas

With new restaurants and culinary experiences popping up every day, it's hard to keep up with the fast pace of Vegas's dining scene. Let us help you out.

Fact: If you don’t leave Las Vegas with your stomach full and your taste buds satisfied, you’re doing something wrong. The city so often associated with shopping, live theater, and late-night fun is also home to some of the most incredible restaurants and talented chefs in the world, boasting new and exciting places to dine practically every week. Las Vegas is also home to a long list of culinary and cocktail-centric events throughout the year that any foodie would be remiss to miss. In anticipation of your next trip to town, check out some of the most exciting additions to the restaurant scene and get a sneak peek at upcoming eating and drinking events:

Art & Wine: A Perfect Pairing

One night a month, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art Executive Director Tarissa Tiberti and Jason Smith, Director of Wine and Master Sommelier, will present Art & Wine: A Perfect Pairing, an event that marries the works currently on exhibit at BGFA with wines carefully selected from the Bellagio cellar. "I've spent many years studying wine, and these events are pushing my wine knowledge to a whole new level," Smith explained. "Art & Wine not only allowed me to view the works of art from a different perspective, but it added a visual dimension to the joy of tasting wine."

The Art & Wine events are held from 5 to 7 p.m., with a discussion by Tiberti and Smith at 6 p.m. To purchase tickets, click here

Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit


Late April in Vegas means Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit, a world-famous celebration of wine and gastronomy. Featuring a weekend of events throughout the Strip, Uncork'd is a must-attend gathering for those with a discerning palates. Several restaurants and hotels are taking part in Uncork'd, but four meals really stand out:

The Grand Tasting at Caesars Palace: The luxurious Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis will serve as the backdrop for an opportunity to experience the best cuisine from around the world. Featuring more than 50 award-winning chefs, the event will also offer free-flowing wine and spirits. Can you think of a better way to spend a Friday night? Happening April 24, from 8 to 10:30 p.m.

Emeril’s New Orleans Seafood Extravaganza at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino: From freshly shucked oysters to market fish grilled to order to seafood ceviche, enjoy some of the finest fish the city has to offer while mingling next to the MGM Grand’s Producer’s Pool. Emeril Lagasse, a former executive chef in the Big Easy, will be there in the flesh to oversee all the Cajun flavors. Happening Saturday, April 25, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Celebrity Chef Brunch: A French Affair at ARIA Resort & Casino: If you enjoy celebrity chef sightings and love fine dining, this is the meal for you: Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Michael Mina, Jean-Philippe Maury, Shawn McClain, and Julian Serrano fill out the roster of experts preparing brunch for you as you relax to the sounds of a French jazz band. Happening Sunday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

California Chardonnay and Pinot Noir: A Tasting of Balance at Bellagio: Pinot noir and chardonnay devotees will want to check out this party, featuring an expert panel discussing wine pairing, along with eight delicious vinos from four different wineries. Happening Saturday, April 25, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Click here for tickets to Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appétit.

New Restaurants Not to Miss

BARDOT Brasserie at ARIA Resort & CasinoExperience the café culture of Paris at chef Michael Mina’s latest Vegas restaurant, an authentic French brasserie. 

Katana-Ya at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino: The San Francisco staple opens at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino in late February, bringing with it a reputation for the best ramen money can buy. 

Lago by Julian Serrano at Bellagio: With spectacular views of the Strip and the resort’s iconic fountains, in addition to Serrano’s signature flavors, Lago also boasts a mixology program that's out of this world. Coming in late March.

Hearthstone Kitchen and Cellar at Red Rock Resort Spa & Casino: Escape the Strip for a comfortable farmhouse setting, a wine list that will knock your socks off, and a collection of savory dishes by chef Brian Massie.

Shake Shack at New York-New York Hotel & Casino: Sprouting up from a hot dog cart in Manhattan, Shake Shack is now one of NYC’s most popular restaurants. Now Vegas visitors can see what all the fuss is about.

Carson Kitchen at Downtown Las Vegas: Take a trip to Vegas's center and enjoy live music, guest DJs, and a a rooftop view in an American gastro-style setting.

N9NE Steakhouse at Palms Casino Resort: Newly renovated, N9NE might as well be an entirely new restaurant. With a menu diverse enough to offer sirloin and sashimi, it offers carnivores a new home away from home.

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar at The Venetian Las Vegas: For anyone nostalgic for the tastes of the South and farm-fresh ingredients, this is the place to be.

Andiron Steak and Sea at Downtown Summerlin: The website gets to the point: “An homage to all things grilled, roasted, shucked, and seared.” Yes, please. Coming soon.

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