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Epicurean Affair set for May 31 at Flamingo

The 17th annual Epicurean Affair is scheduled for May 31 at the Flamingo Las Vegas, 3475 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The event, which will take place poolside among the resort's 15 acres of gardens, will feature samples from more than 100 restaurants, plus entertainment. Proceeds will benefit the educational programs of the Nevada Hospitality and Lodging Association. Tickets are $125 in advance (or $1,000 for a package of 10), $150 at the door. For tickets, call the Flamingo at 733-3333. ...

Border Grill at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, will celebrate Cinco de Mayo from noon to midnight Saturday with special menu items, Mexican beers, chilled tequila shots and free tequila frozen pops. Entertainment will include a 10-piece salsa band. ...

The Bon Appetit Culinary & Wine Focus is scheduled for May 17-20. Events start with a masters' series of dinners at several restaurants May 17 ($100 to $275, depending on location) and culminate with a brunch May 20 ($95), with a grand tasting ($175), cocktail smackdown ($65), dinner and lakeside John Legend concert ($250) and other events in between. Packages are available. For tickets and details, visit www.bonappetitfocus.com. ...

Chef Gustav Mauler has announced his winemaker dinners for May. Taz Vineyards will be featured during a dinner at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sazio at The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave. With an entree of roasted brisket of beef, the four-course dinner is $39 per person. To reserve: 948-9500. And Click Wines of Australia will be featured during a dinner at 6:30 p.m. May 29 at Spiedini at the J.W. Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd. With an entree of slow-roasted New York strip, it's $63 per person. To reserve: 869-8500. ...

Asparagus is the featured ingredient in the May tasting menu at the Medici Cafe and Terrace at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas. The five-course dinner is $110 per person with wine, $80 without, plus tax and tip. To reserve: 567-4700.

Send information to Heidi Knapp Rinella, P.O. Box 70, Las Vegas, NV 89125-0070. You also can send faxes to 383-4676 or e-mail her at hrinella@reviewjournal.com.

 

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