RESTAURANT NEWS


Benefit to feature wine tasting, auction

O Vino, a tasting featuring hundreds of wines and a silent auction and benefiting Opportunity Village, is scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 25 in the Estancia Ballroom at Green Valley Ranch, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway in Henderson. Tickets, $50 in advance or $75 at the door, are on sale at Lee's Discount Liquors, Opportunity Village, Station Casino Reward Centers and www.stationcasinos.com. ...

Children 4 and older are invited to learn how to prepare ratatouille from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 25 at Mon Ami Gabi at Paris Las Vegas, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. South. It's $10 per person; call 944-4224. ...

"Rollin' With Whoopi," the winning entry in a competition at Ra Sushi at Fashion Show mall, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. South, will be available through Labor Day. It features shrimp tempura wrapped in rice and seaweed, with salmon, ahi tuna and avocado on top, drizzled with wasabi sauce. It's $9; $2 from each roll sold will be donated to Positively Kids, a nonprofit group working to create a local pediatric nursing facility. ...

Terra Verde has opened at Green Valley Ranch. Its updated-Italian menu includes such dishes as risotto with scallops and asparagus and veal rolls with prosciutto, fontina, sage and spinach. Hours are from 5 to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and from 5 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; call 617-7075. ...

Shibuya and Studio 54 at MGM Grand, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South, are offering a $54 dine-and-dance package for a limited time. It includes dinner (with seating from 9 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays) with an entree of roasted beef tenderloin with truffle ponzu and Japanese mushrooms, followed by VIP entry to Studio 54. Call 891-3001 to reserve. ...

The fifth-anniversary celebration of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf continues through Sept. 16 with promotions and contests at each valley location. Events will culminate in an Ice Blended drinking contest Sept. 16.

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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