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Winemaker dinner part of Taste America Las Vegas

As part of Taste America Las Vegas, a six-course winemaker dinner by James Beard award-winning chef Luciano Pellegrini is scheduled for 7 p.m. today at Valentino at The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South. With an entree of buffalo medallion with white truffles, the six-course dinner (with white truffles in nearly every course) is $350 per person inclusive. For reservations, call 414-3000. …

“International cheese celebration” is the theme of the Bec Fin dinner at 6:30 p.m. today at Andre’s French Restaurant, 401 S. Sixth St. With an entree of prime rib-eye of beef and Roquefort, the nine-course dinner with wines is $125 per person. For reservations, call 385-5016. …

A dinner featuring Sam Adams beer is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday at The Hilltop Cafe, 11261 S. Eastern Ave. With an entree choice of roasted pork with beer sauce or roasted chicken stew, the four-course dinner is $29.99 per person. For reservations, call 492-6900. …

Alsatian and German wines will be featured in a dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Spiedini at the J.W. Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd. With an entree of pork tenderloin with red cabbage and potato pancakes, the four-course dinner is $68. For reservations, call 869-8500. …

The wines of Cristom Vineyards will be featured in a dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Bradley Ogden at Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The five-course dinner is $85 per person, plus tax and tip. For reservations, call (877) 346-4642. …

Settebello has moved to 140 S. Green Valley Parkway in The District II, across from The District at Green Valley Ranch. It specializes in authentic Neapolitan pizza, with sanction from the Italian government. …

A Halloween-themed cooking class for kids in two age groups (4 through 9 and 10 to 18) is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. (with lunch from 11 a.m. to noon) Saturday at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, 1451 Center Crossing Road. It’s $25 per child, with no charge for accompanying adults. For more information, call Jean Woodruff at 851-5376 or e-mail her at jwoodruff@vegasculinary.com. …

The Seasons Buffet at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road, will feature an Oktoberfest menu beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday. …

For more restaurant news, visit the Vegas Voice blog at www.reviewjournal.com.

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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