Chef Masaharu Morimoto Kicks Off Las Vegas’ Most Anticipated Culinary Extravaganza at The Park
Culinary masters celebrate the kick off of Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit
Photo credit Las Vegas News Bureau
The 12th annual Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit, presented by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits of Nevada, began with a pop as some of the biggest names in the culinary world united in Las Vegas for a weekend of festivities at Bellagio, Caesars Palace, The Cromwell, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay, MGM Resorts’ The Park, The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas. Joined by more than 20 legendary chefs including Guy Savoy, Shawn McClain, Timon Balloo and Stephen Hopcraft, chef Masaharu Morimoto ceremoniously sabered a bottle of Prosecco at The Park, MGM Resorts International’s outdoor dining and entertainment district.
Joined by Mark Shunock, In-Arena Host of the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights, Cathy Tull, Chief Marketing Officer for Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Joseph Phillips, Master Sommelier and Director of Wine Education for Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and Anthony Olheiser, Executive Director of MGM Resorts International’s The Park, Adam Rapoport, Editor in Chief of Bon Appétit, raised a toast, welcoming the group and thanking the chefs for their continued support of Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit over the years. For the first time ever, the ceremonial saber off was open to the public, and attendees enjoyed small bites and cocktails from The Park restaurants as well as a variety of interactive games, including shooting hoops with members of Las Vegas’ newest professional sports team, the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces.
Recognized as one of the country’s top food, wine and spirits festivals, the star-studded weekend welcomed returning favorites such as Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis, Gordon Ramsay, Guy Savoy, Julian Serrano, Lorena Garcia, Masaharu Morimoto, Michael Mina, Nobu Matsuhisa and Stephen Hopcraft among others, for what was sure to be an unforgettable culinary indulgence. New this year, guests kicked it late into the night at Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer at The Venetian and got up close and personal with chefs Susan Feniger, Christina Tosi, and Elizabeth Blau for a lunch celebrating all things female at Border Grill in The Forum Shops. Additionally, guests who wanted to sample a bit of everything purchased tickets to The Grand Tasting at Caesars Palace, where they mixed and mingled with more than 50 award-winning chefs and mixologists at the luxurious Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis at Caesars Palace.
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