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2013-05-10 08:23:48

LAS VEGAS, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Culinary luminaries are descending on Las Vegas this weekend as the seventh annual Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit burst open with a splash. Acclaimed chef Michael Mina did the official honor, taking a saber to a magnum bottle of Mionetto Prosecco in front of the iconic 100,000-pound bronze lion statue at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. Joining him in what's become an annual tradition kicking off the celebrated festival, were dozens of top culinary icons...

2013-05-07 16:25:59

NEW YORK, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Winners were announced last night, Monday, May 6, 2013, at the 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards, the nation's most prestigious recognition program honoring professionals in the food and beverage industries. During a ceremony hosted by popular American actor Oliver Platt at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall, awards in the Restaurant and Chef and the Design categories were presented, as well as a number of special achievement awards including Who's Who...

2013-03-18 16:23:01

Renowned Talent to Begin Performing in April LAS VEGAS, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the recent announcement of its exclusive DJs, the highly anticipated Hakkasan Las Vegas, opening in April at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, will welcome additional celebrated artists to its all-star roster of musicians. This illustrious collection of talent also will be performing at MGM Grand's iconic WET REPUBLIC Ultra Pool. The dynamic line-up joining previously announced artists Tiesto,...

2013-02-06 12:24:32

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The seventh annual Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit expands its May 9-12 festival with programs featuring chefs Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay, Joel Robuchon, Michael Mina, Michel Richard and Nobu Matsuhisa. With the addition of nine new events, a total of 28 events are taking place at Vegas Uncork'd presented by Bon Appetit and Las Vegas, in partnership with Bellagio, Caesars Palace, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand and Chase Sapphire Preferred. The first round of...

2012-10-23 19:21:07

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In the latest edition of the highly anticipated MICHELIN Guide San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country 2013, 42 restaurants have been awarded Michelin stars. Both restaurants that achieved three Michelin stars in 2012-The French Laundry and The Restaurant at Meadowood-maintained this honor. Three Michelin stars is considered the utmost international recognition in the culinary world, and is reserved for those restaurants that...

2012-07-30 10:23:22

LAS VEGAS, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Food lovers will take over The Strip October 5-7 to celebrate the year's premier culinary event, FOOD & WINE All-Star Weekend. Following two successful years at ARIA Resort & Casino and Bellagio Resort & Casino, this year's roster of resorts has expanded to include MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino and The Mirage Hotel & Casino. Kicking off Friday, October 5, the weekend will be hosted by FOOD & WINE's...

2012-06-12 06:24:33

LAS VEGAS, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Construction is underway for Hakkasan Las Vegas, an upscale dining experience with a lavish lounge and nightclub created by Hakkasan Ltd. and its partners Angel Management Group (AMG). Unveiling this December at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, the notable development has taken over the former Studio 54 space and the main exterior facade at one of the busiest intersections on The Strip: Las Vegas Boulevard South and Tropicana Avenue. Spanning...

2012-03-01 08:52:00

LAS VEGAS, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Chefs, sommeliers, mixologists and others from Bellagio, Caesars Palace, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and Mandalay Bay set a new Guinness World Record by uncorking 308 bottles of Louis Martini Cabernet Sauvignon simultaneously. Amidst flying corks and free flowing wine, the crowd shattered the previous record of 252 in celebration of Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2012-02-27 08:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ARIA Resort & Casino announced today that Javier's will join its culinary family late summer. Javier's, a favorite hot spot for those in-the-know in Southern California and Los Cabos, Mexico, will introduce its regionally influenced Mexican cooking in an unrivaled setting amongst all of the excitement of ARIA. Bill McBeath, ARIA's President and COO, said, "Javier's has long been one of my favorite stops in Southern California and I couldn't be...

2012-02-03 12:06:00

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sixty restaurants, 50 chefs, 30 sommeliers, 30 events, and four extraordinary resorts come together for one incredible weekend to mark the sixth annual Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas joins the program, while Bellagio, Caesars Palace, and Mandalay Bay have expanded their programming. Tickets for the event go on sale today at vegasuncorked.com. "This is a brand-new Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit," says Adam Rapoport, Bon...