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Plans for May: A Grand FOODIE Event!


Our birthdays are two days apart in May, and we have made amazing foodie plans for a special weekend. "Vegas Uncorked" is a 4 day food and wine event sponsored by Bon Appetit magazine.

We have three free nights at the Paris Las Vegas, so we will arrive on Thursday evening. Here is a description of the events we will be attending! (We are still considering a Thursday night chef's dinner at Guy Savoy's as well.)


1:30-2:30 Culinary Workshop: A Passion for Pasta
Learn to prepare and cook fresh pastas with chef Carlos Buscaglia of FIAMMA at the FIAMMA Trottoria & Bar, MGM Grand

3:00-4:00 Culinary Revelations: Sweet Classics Gone Contemporary
Bellagio pastry chefs Sarah Kosikowski (Michael Mina) and Robin Swenson (Olives) take a new look at traditional dessert recipes in this fun and informative live cooking demonstration. Each guest will get a taste of this sweet sensation.

4:30-5:30 Wine Immersion Experience: Bellagio's Tuscan Kitchen
Immerse yourself in the world of wine with Bellagio director of wine and master sommelier Jason Smith.

7:00-10:00 GRAND TASTING: Poolside at Caesars Palace
Savor signature dishes and wines from 75 of Las Vegas' top chefs and vintners.


3:00-4:00 and 4:30-5:30 Rising Star Culinary Pro-Am Session 1 and 2
Watch as rising star chefs take on the pros in this spirited and high-profile cooking competition. Cat Cora, Bon Appetit's executive chef, will emcee and make sure that you don't miss one dice or chop on the cutting board.


11:30-1:30 Mother's Day Brunch at Craftsteak

Join award winning chef and "Top Chef" host and judge Tom Colicchio at the MGM Grand. You will receive a signed copy of his cookbook, Craft of Cooking.

OMG, I can't wait!

Comments (12)

Palma-What a great birthday gift for the two of you. Everytime I read about this event, I think how cool for the people who can attend. I'm sure you'll have so much fun!


Me too, me too!

My birthday is just a couple of weeks before that. Do I deserve to go too?

VERY cool! Sounds like a great getaway. Request: a photo of you with Chef Tom. :)


How wonderful for you!

This sounds so cool! What a great way to celebrate. This is the first time I have been really tempted to go to Vegas...

OMG, I am so envious! I just old my husband about this event! I hope you post about it after!


Like I said over at ST, I cannot think of a better birthday present than being in Las Vegas with Brad and Tom Colicchio - what fun - wish I could figure out a way to go too!

Barb Cabot:

Bon Appetit! What a fabulous idea for you both. Can't wait to see the pics and hear all about it.

This looks like great fun - what a super way to celebrate your birthdays!

Sounds like a lot of fun,Palma. What a nice gift for you both!

This sounds like SO much fun! I bet Tom C is a cool guy.


Sarah Kosikowski does a really great dessert demo.
The best part is you get to sample some really tasty desserts. It's a pleasure to see such a pleasant young lady enjoy her job and share her talents with others.

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