Las Vegas has become one of the top culinary destinations in the U.S. There are plenty of well-known chefs and great restaurants all over Las Vegas offering great food. It’s almost difficult to believe that Las Vegas has also been the home of one of the best food festivals in the country for 13 years. It feels like the first Vegas Uncork’d was just a couple of years ago.
Vegas Uncork’d 2019
Vegas Uncork’d By Bon Appétit takes place from May 9-12. The foodie fest features a world-class lineup of renowned celebrity chefs, restaurateurs, master sommeliers, and mixologists. Some of the casino companies represented this year include Caesars Entertainment, The Cosmopolitan, MGM Resorts International, and Wynn Las Vegas.
Many of this year’s Vegas Uncork’d headliners have participated in previous incarnations of the food fest. Some of the chefs at Vegas Uncork’d 2019 include Roy Choi, Christina Tosi, Gordon Ramsay, Lisa Vanderpump, Guy Fieri, Masaharu Morimoto, Guy Savoy, Julian Serrano, Michael Mina, Mark LoRusso, Nobu Matsuhisa, Bryan and Michael Voltaggio, Will Guidara and more. If you can’t make it to Las Vegas for this event you can eat at restaurants from many of these chefs all year round.
“Over the years, Las Vegas has evolved into one of the world’s most exciting culinary destinations,” said Cathy Tull, chief marketing officer for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “We’re excited to partner with Bon Appétit to showcase this incredibly comprehensive collection of distinguished restaurants, chefs, master sommeliers, and unique epicurean experiences, all in one thrilling weekend.”
New experiences at Vegas Uncork’d
New activations at Vegas Uncork’d this year include Roses and Rosé with Lisa Vanderpump, Champagne Brunch & Truffle-Making with Christina Tosi, Master Series: Gordon Ramsay’s Favorite Things, Under the Stars at The NoMad Pool and May the Best Chef Win: Celebrity Poker Tournament.
Here are details on some of the new Vegas Uncork’d events:
May 9 – Master Series: An Evening of Steak and Scotch with Greg and Marc Sherry, featuring Macallan. Greg and Marc Sherry from Old Homestead Steakhouse at Caesars Palace have a one-of-a-kind dinner for GQ Magazine. This experience features a variety of scotch whiskey from Macallan and a four-course dinner featuring dishes from the Old Homestead menu.
May 9 – Roses and Rosé with Lisa Vanderpump: This one is for the Vanderpump Rules fans. This event is hosted by Lisa Vanderpump at the all-new Vanderpump Cocktail Garden inside Caesars Palace. There will be sweet and savory bites as you mingle in the lush, candle-lit indoor garden.
May 10 - May The Best Chef Win: Celebrity Poker Tournament: Now for something completely different. Some of the biggest names from the culinary world will compete in the Celebrity Chef Poker Tournament at the Wynn Las Vegas Poker Room. Guests can cheer on their favorite chefs while enjoying cocktails and snacks.
May 11 – Champagne Brunch & Truffle-Making with Christina Tosi: This is touted as a whimsical Saturday morning brunch with James Beard award-winning pastry chef and owner of Milk Bar, Christina Tosi. In addition to enjoying a sweet brunch (pun intended), guests will have the opportunity to get their hands dirty. There will be an interactive cake truffle-making class alongside Tosi.
May 11 – Master Series: Gordon Ramsay’s Favorite Things: Gordon Ramsay will give guests a glimpse into the Ramsay household and his distinguished career with a selection of his favorite dishes and special family recipes from throughout the years. There will be a seated multi-course dining experience as well.
Vegas Uncork’d favorites return
While Uncork’d continuous tries to one-up itself, there are plenty of guests previously favorite experiences returning. We’ll only highlight the names of the returning experiences since these are among the most popular.
May 10 – Master Series: Beyond the Blade with Chef Nobu Matsuhisa (Caesars Palace)
May 10 – The Grand Tasting (Caesars Palace pools)
May 11 – Master Series: The World’s Best, An Epicurean Affair with Guy Savoy (Caesars Palace)
May 11 – Picnic at The Park (The Park, between Park MGM & New York-New York)
May 11 – Raise a Glass to the Past: A Speakeasy Tasting and Distillery Tour at The Mob Museum
May 11 – A Smokin’ Good Time with Susan Feniger (Mandalay Bay)
May 12 – Master Series: Rao’s Italian Brunch with The Rao’s Family (Caesars Palace)
Marc Meltzer covers Las Vegas, gaming and men’s lifestyle for various outlets. Check out his blog at Edge Vegas.