Vegas Uncorked 2012, the city’s premier food event, kicks off this coming Thursday with the famed Saber-Off event, by invitation only, where chefs line up to knock champagne corks off with a saber.
Twenty six separate events follow, each sponsored by Bon Appetit Magazine. It’s the city’s premier food festival, open to the public, for a price, naturally.
What makes it unique is the presence of our celebrity chefs, from Charlie Palmer and Wolfgang Puck, to Alain Ducasse, Michel Richard and dozens of others. It all comes to a head Friday evening, at a Grand Tasting at the Caesars Palace pool, beginning at 7:30. Tickets are still available at the Website, www.vegasuncorked.com, along with further details with regard to events still available.
Many of the Masters Dinners and Lunches are already sold out. I’ll be attending Michel Richard’s Thursday evening dinner at Central, and the 11 a.m. Sunday Steak and Eggs with Charlie Palmer, one of the festival events I look forward to every year.
In addition, I’ll be at Charlie’s poolside Clambake Saturday night at Mandalay Bay, and the noon Saturday fish market with Milos owner Costas Spiliadis. It all looks to be a great time, and I’m loosening my belt already. See you there.