‘Top Chef Masters’ winner, runner-up hosting fundraiser


Marcus Samuelsson, recent winner of Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters,” and runner-up Rick Moonen have planned a fundraising evening on Wednesday for the benefit of Three Square Food Bank. The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with a cooking demonstration, then hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, followed by a five-course dinner. Tickets are $125 per person, plus tax and tip; for reservations, call 632-9300 or e-mail melissa@rmseafood.com. Samuelsson’s cookbook, “New American Table,” and Moonen’s “Fish Without a Doubt” will be available for purchase and autographing. ...

The wines of Sterling Vineyards will be featured in a dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Spiedini at the JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd. With an entree of beef tenderloin with a Gorgonzola crust, the four-course dinner is $68 per person. For reservations, call 869-8500. ...

Project Dinner Table’s next event is scheduled for 6 p.m. June 26 at Cashman Field, with Michael Napolitano of Renaissance Catering preparing a six-course dinner. Appetizers and cocktails will be served on the field (the team will be out of town) and dinner will be served at the event’s signature long table on the concourse. It’s $125 per person; for reservations, visit www.Project DinnerTable.com. ...

The eighth annual Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival begins at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Cannery, 2121 E. Craig Road in North Las Vegas. Admission is $5 at the door; available food will include catfish and shrimp, barbecued brisket and potato chip on a stick, and craft-brewed beers and ciders will be available. ...

In celebration of its fourth anniversary, Khoury’s Mediterranean Restaurant, 6115 S. Fort Apache Road, is offering $2 beers and margaritas during June. ...

The five local restaurants of the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group — Spago (The Forum Shops at Caesars), Cut (the Palazzo), Trattoria del Lupo (Mandalay Bay), Postrio (Grand Canal Shoppes) and Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina (Crystals at CityCenter) — are offering locals 20 percent off their checks (food only) through Sept. 30. ID required. ...

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