Dinner With Wolfgang kicks off Italian fest at Venetian, Palazzo

The La Cucina Italiana Festival, part of the Winter in Venice celebration at The Venetian and the Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South, will kick off Thursday with Dinner With Wolfgang from 7 to 9 p.m. at Cut at the Palazzo.

Hosted by Wolfgang Puck and Dario Cecchini and featuring Cecchini’s Tuscan-style cuisine, it’s $250 per person. Other events include the Grand Banquet with Mario Batali and Cecchini from 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 6, served on a long table in the Grand Colonnade, which is $500 per person, and How To Italian, a marketplace that will include demonstrations on 16 topics ranging from pizza-making to classic pasta shapes, which runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Palazzo’s Waterfall Atrium and is $50 per person.

Bella Notte, a dinner and gala honoring Italian-Americans for their contributions to the United States, is 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Doges Palace at The Venetian; a portion of the $150 ticket will benefit the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. And a truffle hunt, with samples of truffle creations, Bellinis and Italian coffees, is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 8 at B&B Ristorante, Carnevino and Otto; tickets are $150 per person. For tickets and more information, visit www.Venetian.com. …

Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant &Wine Bar has scheduled a dinner pairing Italian white truffles with wines from Piemonte producer Batasiolo, including Barolo, made from the Nebbiolo grape. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, the five-course dinner is $250 per person. For reservations, call 702-364-5300. …

Station Casinos is featuring Hanukkah dishes at all of its Feast Buffet and Festival Buffet locations through dinner Dec. 5. They include brisket, roast chicken, honey mustard and ginger salmon, tzimmes, latkes, potato and apple kugel, matzo ball soup, roasted beets and carrots and rugelach. …

Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro of the TLC series “Cake Boss” will sign copies of his new book, “Family Celebrations With the Cake Boss,” from 1 to 2 p.m. Dec. 6 at Buddy V’s Ristorante in the Grand Canal Shoppes. The books, which are $30, must be purchased at the restaurant to be included in the signing.


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