PAYARD PATISSERIE & BISTRO OFFERS MAKECARON KIT
In honor of National Macaron Day, March 20, Payard Patisserie & Bistro at Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering a Makecaron kit in-store for one day. The do-it-yourself macaron kit is normally sold only online and features base cookie shells of the macarons, allowing home bakers to make their own unique ganaches and fillings.
For more information, call 702-731-7292.
LES KINCAID TO HOST CLASSES IN MARCH
Les Kincaid, host of the radio wine show “Wines Du Jour,” plans to host the class A Taste of Noodles from 6 to 8:30 p.m. March 18 at Ferguson Enterprises, 4175 S. Grand Canyon Drive. The cost is $98 for two sessions.
The class Appellations of California Wine is planned from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through March 26 at Total Wine & More in Boca Park, 730 S. Rampart Blvd. A wine bearing the California appellation ensures consumers that 100 percent of the grapes were grown in California. This class will offer tastings of three of the 12 different appellations, including Santa Barbara, Monterey County and Paso Robles. A brief overview of each will be discussed, along with winery suggestions for future wine country visits.
Attendees must be 21 or older. The cost is $149 for three sessions.
The class Essential Knife Skills is planned for 2 to 4:30 p.m. April 4 in Room 107 of the UNLV Paradise Campus, 851 E. Tropicana Ave. The cost is $39.
To register, visit continuingeducation.unlv.edu or call 702-895-3394 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
FLEMING’S PLANS WINE DINNER WITH JUSTIN VINEYARDS MARCH 21
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 8721 W. Charleston Blvd., plans to host a wine dinner featuring Justin Vineyards at 6:30 p.m. March 21. Master sommelier Joe Spellman is scheduled to be the special guest.
The five-course dinner created by chef partner Darrin Shinagawa will be paired with handcrafted wines by Justin Vineyards.
The cost is $125. For reservations, call 702-838-4774.
LE CORDON BLEU TO HOST BIG GAME COOKING WORKSHOP MARCH 22
The Nevada Department of Wildlife has partnered with Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Las Vegas for a series of game care and cooking workshops. Topics to be covered include game care, processing, storage and cooking techniques in handling and preparing wild game. Recipes will be demonstrated, and participants will be able to sample dishes.
The first is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 22 at Technique Restaurant on the Le Cordon Bleu campus, 1451 Center Crossing Road. Big game will be highlighted.
The cost is $40. Seating is limited, and registration is required. To register, visit bit.ly/1c4Q8hT.
A workshop on game fish is being planned for June and one on upland game and waterfowl for October or November.
MORMON FORT TO HOST DUTCH OVEN COOK-OFF MARCH 22
The Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park’s inaugural dutch oven cook-off is scheduled for March 22. Competitors can set up and begin cooking when the park opens at 8 a.m. Judging is set for 1:30 p.m. After the judging, visitors will be allowed to sample the food until it runs out.
The competition is set offer five categories of dishes: bread, vegetable/side, main dish/meat, dessert and an 1860s-era category in honor of Nevada’s Sesquecentennial.
For more information, email email@example.com or call 702-486-3511.
FLEUR TO HOST BELGIAN-INSPIRED BEER PAIRING DINNER MARCH 24
Fleur by Hubert Keller at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host a Belgian-inspired beer pairing dinner at 7:30 p.m. March 24.
The dinner will be hosted by Mandalay Bay’s director of food and beverage, Sarah Johnson, and beer expert Stephen Beaumont and will feature a five-course menu with beer pairings.
The cost is $100 and includes an autographed copy of Beaumont’s book, “The World Atlas of Beer.”
For reservations, call 702-632-9400.
CHEFS FOR KIDS TO HOST DINNER AND AUCTION MARCH 29
Chefs for Kids plans to host a dinner and auction at 5:30 p.m. March 29 at Paris Las Vegas, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. South, to honor program supporters Gae and Perry Basch.
A reception and silent auction are planned, with a gourmet dinner to be served at 7 p.m. with a live auction. Dave Courvoisier, KLAS-TV anchor, is the scheduled master of ceremonies, and Christian Kolberg is to conduct the live auction. The evening will continue with dancing to the music of Harbor Lights.
The program is a joint venture of the American Culinary Federation Chefs of Las Vegas and the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. It works to eliminate malnutrition and hunger through education and awareness. The event is black tie optional.
Tickets are $185, and tables of 10 are $1,700. For tickets, contact Susan Lednicky at 702-257-5548 or visit chefsforkids.org.
SUNSET STATION TO HOST WINE WALK MARCH 29
The Hip to Sip: Jazz and Wine Walk is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. March 29 at Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road.
A wine walk featuring wines by Ferrari Carrano, Nickel & Nickel, Ste. Michelle, Stags Leap and Cakebread Cellars will be paired with a jazz concert by Michael Lington and Kenny Lattimore, set for 8:30 p.m.
General admission tickets are $25 and will be for wine stops throughout the casino floor. VIP tickets are $35 and include hors d’oeuvres and higher-end wines in the Gaudi Bar. Concert tickets are separate and start at $29.
For tickets, visit the Rewards Center.
HONEY SALT PLANS FARM TABLE DINNER SERIES
Honey Salt, 1031 S. Rampart Blvd., plans to continue its new dinner series, Farm Table, March 31.
The series is set to take place two Mondays a month and will feature a changing menu of seasonally inspired American comfort food. Dinners will be served family style and showcase unique wine and beer pairings. Other dinners are scheduled for April 14 and 28, May 12 and 26, June 9 and 23 and July 7 and 31.
The cost is $45, with an optional beverage pairing for an additional $25.
For tickets, call 702-445-6100.
SIERRA GOLD UNVEILS NEW MENU ITEMS
New menu items are being featured at all Sierra Gold locations in the Las Vegas Valley.
Expanded slider choices include pastrami Reuben, chili cheese, green chile and roast beef sliders. The menu also offers The Big Boy Burger, an all-beef patty topped with fried mozzarella, bacon, thousand island dressing, cheddar cheese, Gold Fever chicken fingers, cheese sauce and a fried egg. Signature items include The New Yorker, with three varieties of meat and cheese, coleslaw and thousand island dressing on marbled rye and The Kendrick, oven-roasted turkey, beef and bacon on sourdough.
Lighter fare choices include taco salad, Greek salad and grilled chicken quinoa salad. Rice bowls feature fresh vegetables and choice of Thai curry shrimp, fajita chicken or steak and chicken teriyaki.
For the full menu, visit pteglv.com/food/sierra-gold.
RI RA IRISH PUB ANNOUNCES MARCH FOOD AND DRINK SPECIALS
Ri Ra Irish Pub in The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is focusing on Guinness for its March drink specials. Six 16-ounce variations of Guinness-inspired mixed pints will be $7 each. Food specials include Emigrant’s Corned Beef & Cabbage for $15.95, served with a choice of salad.
For more information, visit rira.com/las-vegas or call 702-632-7771.
CRAZY PITA ANNOUNCES MARCH DINNER SPECIAL
Crazy Pita is offering a March dinner special of mixed grill with chicken and steak skewers served with hummus and pita bread, feta salad, vegetable couscous and a glass of wine for $14.95.
The special is available at both locations: 6587 Las Vegas Blvd. South, No. 190, in Town Square Las Vegas, and 2225 Village Walk Drive in The District at Green Valley Ranch.
For more information, visit crazypita.com.
STRATOSPHERE PLANS NCAA TOURNAMENT DINING SPECIALS
The Stratosphere, 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to offer free admission to its March B-Ball Tournament sports headquarters for the NCAA basketball tournament at 8 a.m. March 20-23.
Food specials are planned and can be ordered from your seat. They range in price from $2.50 to $8 and include breakfast choices, pizza by the slice and a savory menu with spicy turkey nachos, wings, hoagie sandwich and Italian sausage and peppers. Drink specials include $9 Bud and Bud Light pitchers.
The event is open to those 21 or older.
SOCIAL HOUSE PLANS SPECIALS FOR NCAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Social House inside The Shops at Crystals at CityCenter, 3720 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to offer The Elite Ate menu with game day-inspired cuisine and cocktails for the NCAA basketball tournament.
The menu will be available through April 7 and will offer four bites and four TY-KU sake cocktails, each for $8 in the bar and lounge only, during all televised matchups.
Food specials include Wing and Advance (yuzu chili-glazed wings) and The Fab Fries (fries layered with braised short rib, white cheddar, wasabi sour cream and green onion). Drink specials include Buzzer Beater (TY-KU Coconut Nigori Sake, Canton ginger liqueur and pineapple juice) and Full Court Press (TY-KU Soju, TY-KU Citrus Liqueur, lime juice, simple syrup and lemon-lime soda).
For more information, call 702-736-1122 or visit angelmg.com.
TREASURE ISLAND PLANS NCAA VIEWING PARTY MARCH 20
Treasure Island, 3300 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to host a Madness in March college basketball viewing party in the ballroom starting at 7:30 a.m. March 20-23. Entry is free. A cash bar and concessions will be available. Guests must be 21 or older.
BOYD GAMING PROPERTIES TO SERVE NCAA BASKETBALL SPECIALS
The Orleans, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., plans specials March 20-23 for the NCAA basketball tournament. Food specials include $1.50 Vienna Beef hot dogs and $2 well drinks at any casino bar. Viewing parties with free entry are planned at 9 p.m. daily in the Mardi Gras Ballroom, Brendan’s and the Bourbon Street Lounge.
The Gold Coast, 4000 W. Flamingo Road, plans basketball tournament food and drink specials, with live betting stations and prize giveaways in the Arizona Ballroom at 9 a.m. daily during the tournament. Entry is free.
The Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive, plans basketball tournament specials of $2 Coors and Miller beers and $4 drink specials.
Coasta Cantina plans to offer endless tacos and enchiladas and bottomless margaritas on Wednesdays and Thursdays during March for $11.99 for B Connected members.
CABO WABO CANTINA PLANS SPRING BREAK SPECIALS AT PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT
Cabo Wabo Cantina at Planet Hollywood Resort, 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans drink specials for a UFC viewing party March 23, including $21 buckets of Bud and Bud Light, margaritas and specialty cocktails.
Spring break drink and food specials are planned through April 7, including the Double-Shot for $32 and beer bucket specials starting at $25.
For more information, call 702-385-2226.
ARIZONA CHARLIE’S ANNOUNCES MARCH DINING SPECIALS
Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, 740 S. Decatur Blvd., plans to offer a Triple Selection special in March at Ron’s Steakhouse. For $24.99 with an ace I PLAY card, enjoy an appetizer, entree (filet mignon, prime rib, rainbow trout, chicken piccata or chicken pomodoro), soup and salad and a bread basket. The cost is $27.77 without a card.
A Reuben with fries, coleslaw or potato salad will be $5.99 with a card and $6.66 without a card at the Sourdough Cafe.
Arizona Charlie’s Boulder, 4575 Boulder Highway, plans to serve a steak au poivre special in the Yukon Grille through April 30. The cost is $18.99 with a card and $21.10 without a card.
The Sourdough Cafe plans to serve a pot roast special from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily through April 30. The cost is $9.99 with a card and $11.10 without a card.
RAMPART CASINO ANNOUNCES MARCH SPECIALS
J.C. Wooloughan’s Irish Pub in the Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., plans to offer $6 beer flights featuring four 5-ounce beers in March. Jameson whiskey shots will be $5. A $5.99 Angus burger special will offer a burger and fries or salad.
The Promenade Cafe plans to feature a $7.99 chicken Florentine dinner and $7.99 fajita Friday dinner, both from 3 to 11 p.m., and a $3.99 Early Riser special (three choices are available from 5 to 9 a.m. daily for Resort Rewards club card members) in March. A $5.99 senior special is available daily from 3 to 5 p.m. A $9.99 three-course special is available daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
LAS VEGAS ENTERTAINERS CREATE CHARITY PANCAKES AT HASH HOUSE A GO GO
Hash House A Go Go in the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road, is teaming up with Las Vegas entertainers for a pancake competition for charity.
Entertainer-designed pancakes will be listed on the menu through March and include Penncakes & Teller, a custardy honey-orange juice pancake with honey butter, created by Penn & Teller for Opportunity Village; Mint Chocolate Chippendale, an original flapjack with mint chocolate chips, green M&Ms and sprinkles, created by Chippendales for the American Cancer Society; X Rocks Rockstar, and a red flapjack with edible glitter and fresh whipped cream, created by X Rocks for Fight MSA.
Hash House A Go Go’s four locations will offer the pancakes for $11.99 each. The best-selling pancake at the end of the month will be the winner, with $1 from each of the three special pancakes sold being donated to the respective charity.
For locations, visit hashhouseagogo.com/lasvegas.
BELLAGIO ANNOUNCES CULINARY CLASSROOM SCHEDULE FOR 2014
The Executive Chef’s Culinary Classroom at the Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South, has announced its schedule for 2014. The educational series includes interactive cooking classes led by executive chef Edmund Wong and his team. Each two-hour class is held in Tuscany Kitchen, a state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen. Each class has a seasonal theme and features a menu created with fresh ingredients.
The schedule is: Blossoming Taste of Spring, April 3; Grilling Perfection, May 28; Father’s Day Bellagio Barbeque, June 12; What to Eat First? The Chicken or the Egg, Aug. 27; Farm to Table, Sept. 24; Cooking with Chocolate, Oct. 1 and Harvesting Thanksgiving, Nov. 19.
Classes are $125. To sign up, call 866-406-7117.
UNLVINO TO CELEBRATE 40 YEARS APRIL 9-12
UNLVino is scheduled for April 9-12, the wine event’s 40th anniversary. The kickoff event, Sip & Savor at Spago, is set for 7 p.m. April 9, with VIP entrance at 6 p.m. The fundraiser will be hosted by chef Wolfgang Puck and will feature cuisine from his six Las Vegas restaurants. Tickets are $225 for general admission and $275 for VIP.
BAR-b-q at Caesars Palace Garden of the Gods Pool is set for 7 to 10 p.m. April 10. The mixology-inspired event will feature signature cocktails by Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada’s executive director of mixology, Francesco Lafranconi. Tickets are $100 in advance and $125 at the door.
Bubble-Licious at The Venetian’s Doge’s Palace Plaza is set for 7 to 10 p.m. April 11. The evening will feature champagne, sparkling wines and cocktails, along with small plates from restaurants at The Venetian and Palazzo. Tickets are $125 in advance and $150 at the door.
The Founders’ Grand Tasting at the Keep Memory Alive Events Center at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health is scheduled for 7 to 10 p.m. April 12. Tickets are $125 in advance and $150 at the door.
UNLVino is planned and excecuted by students in UNLV’s William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration and raises funds for scholarships. For tickets, visit unlvtickets.com. For more information, visit unlvino.com or call 877-413-8466.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS PLAN LENTEN FISH FRY
The Knights of Columbus Council 8282 plans to offer its annual Lenten Fish Fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays through April 11 at the St. Viator Catholic Church Parish Center, 2461 E. Flamingo Road.
The fish are flown in from Alaska and served with coleslaw, fries, bread and coffee. Drinks and desserts also will be available.
The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children.
FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE TO OFFER FILET AND LOBSTER COMBINATION THROUGH APRIL 13
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar at Town Square Las Vegas, 6515 Las Vegas Blvd. South, and 8721 W. Charleston Blvd. plans to offer a filet and lobster combination for $39.95 through April 13.
The meal features an 8-ounce filet mignon and an 8-ounce lobster tail with a starter course.
For more information, visit flemingssteakhouse.com/filet-lobster.
GREAT VEGAS FESTIVAL OF BEER COMING TO DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS APRIL 26
The 2014 Great Vegas Festival of Beer is planned from 4 to 8 p.m. (early entry and VIP entry at 3 p.m.) April 26 in the Fremont East Entertainment District in downtown Las Vegas.
Motley Brews plans to expand the festival to accommodate the local beer scene and feature more than 250 brews from more than 80 breweries. A new focus will be on beer-inspired culinary menus, mixology, educational elements, interactive exhibits and live music.
A portion of ticket sales will go to the Nevada Craft Brewers Association. Early bird tickets are on sale through Feb. 16, when adjusted standard pricing takes effect. General admission tickets start at $30, early entry tickets start at $40 and the Brewers Lounge VIP tickets start at $70.
For tickets, visit greatvegasbeer.com.
MOM’S ROCK MOTHER’S DAY TEA TO BENEFIT CHILD FOCUS MAY 10
The 10th annivesary Mom’s Rock Mother’s Day Tea & Brunch is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 10 on the east lawn of the JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd. The event will benefit Child Focus of St. Jude’s Ranch for Children.
The “not so” traditional tea and brunch event will offer entertainment and children’s activities. Tickets are $100 for adults and $50 for children. Tables and sponsorships are available.
For more information, contact Veronica Huening at 702-294-7199 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BREWBQ TO BENEFIT THREE SQUARE FOOD BANK MAY 17 AT ELLIS ISLAND CASINO
Ellis Island Casino, 4178 Koval Lane, plans to host BrewBQ: A Celebration of Spirits, Beer & BBQ from 8 to 11 p.m. May 17. The event will benefit Three Square food bank.
Participating breweries will contribute full-pint brews for patrons to sample, including brands such as Stella Artois, Beverly Hills Gold and Eurobrew, along with local boutique labels and imports. Music is also planned.
All-you-can-drink tickets are $55, and VIP all-you-can-drink plus barbecue tickets are $85. For tickets, visit sincitybeerfestival.com/tickets.html.
I LOVE BURGERS PLANS DINNER AND MOVIE PAIRING AT TOWN SQUARE
I Love Burgers at Town Square Las Vegas, 3327 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering a dinner and movie pairing. Request the dinner and movie pairing while ordering a Standard Burger with choice of fries and soft drink and receive a ticket good for AMC Town Square 18.
For more information, visit iloveburgers.com.
CANTINA LAREDO RAISES FUNDS FOR AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
Through March 31, Cantina Laredo at Tivoli Village, 430 S. Rampart Blvd., No. 110, will donate $1 to the local chapter of the American Heart Association for every entree purchased on Mondays.
Cantina Laredo chef Damon Workman plans to raise money for the organization by participating in the association’s fourth annual Flavors of the Heart event Sept. 20.
For more information, visit cantinalaredo.com or call 702-202-4511.
KGB: KERRY’S GOURMET BURGERS TO CONTINUE BURGER AND SHAKE SERIES
KGB: Kerry’s Gourmet Burgers at Harrah’s Las Vegas, 3475 Las Vegas Blvd. South, plans to return its yearlong burger and shake series. The combinations are $18 and feature different selections each month. March’s combination is the BBQ Grilled Cheese Patty Melt Burger and Heath Bar Crunch Milkshake.
For more information, call 702-369-5065 or visit harrahslasvegas.com.