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Vegas Uncork’d opens with champagne saber-off

Updated May 10, 2019 - 12:14 pm

Dozens of chefs representing some of the Strip’s top restaurants gathered Thursday at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas to launch the 2019 edition of Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit.

In keeping with tradition, the food festival officially opened with at a Saber-Off: the opening of a champagne bottle with a saber. This year’s kickoff was held at the Cosmo’s Boulevard Pool. And despite some early rain showers, the weather cleared up enough for all the chefs to come out of their cabanas for it.

Bruce Bromberg, chef partner in the Blue Ribbon restaurants, did the honors standing in front of the all-star cast of culinary talent. And unlike previous years, where it’s taken several tries to get the job done, he had the bubbles flowing with one fell swoop.

Vegas Uncork’d runs through Sunday, and consists of more than two dozen events featuring more than 60 chefs, mixologists and restaurateurs at 10 Strip casinos and The Mob Museum downtown. The list of participants includes Gordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi, Guy Savoy, Bryan Voltaggio, Guy Fieri, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Lorena Garcia, Masaharu Morimoto and Nobu Matsuhisa, among others.

Contact Al Mancini at amancini@reviewjournal.com. Follow @AlManciniVegas on Twitter.

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