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A La Carte: Dining events and news for May 5-11, 2016

Spread The Love with Lev: Opportunity Village is partnering with Lev Restaurant Group for the fundraising promotion at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and Jamba Juice Las Vegas area locations through May 16. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and Jamba Juice employees at locations in the Las Vegas area will be inviting customers to donate $1 or more to Opportunity Village. Donating customers will receive a Las Vegas Great Santa Run silicon bracelet in appreciation of their support.

Restaurant Week: Las Vegas Restaurant Week is planned for June 6-17, and restaurant owners and chefs can register early by contacting Three Square food bank’s Kari Goldberg at 702-644-3663, ext. 332, or restaurantweek@threesquare.org. During the event, participating restaurants develop prix fixe menus offering breakfast, lunch and/or dinner at price points ranging from $20 to $80, with a fixed portion of the meal’s cost donated to Three Square. Approximately two weeks before Las Vegas Restaurant Week begins, the mobile-friendly website helpoutdineoutlv.org will launch, providing a list of participating restaurants, prix fixe menus and directions on how to make reservations. All proceeds benefit Three Square.

Shake Shack partnership: Shake Shack at New York-New York resort announced its charitable partnership with the Children’s Heart Foundation in Southern Nevada. Both Shake Shack locations also have a new local bakery partner, teaming up with The Cupcakery for two specialty concretes. Five percent of sales from the New York-New York’s location-specific frozen custard concrete All Shook Up are to benefit the Children’s Heart Foundation. At the Downtown Summerlin Shake Shack, guests can purchase the Red Velvet Rocks with 5 percent of sales benefiting Communities In Schools of Nevada. Visit chfn.org and CISNevada.org.

Cinco de Mayo celebrations

— Cantina Laredo at Tivoli Village, 430 S. Rampart Blvd., is planning to start the weekend-long Cinco de Mayo celebration at noon May 5-7, featuring live entertainment, raffle prizes and food and handcrafted cocktail specials. Visit CantinaLaredo.com or call 702-202-4511.

— Pink Taco at the Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Road, plans food and beverage specials throughout the day May 5 with a Pinko de Mayo party kicking off at 6 p.m. Taco eating contest are also planned. Guests must be 21 or older. Visit hardrockhotel.com or call 702-693-5525.

— Loco Cantina at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering happy hour specials for five hours starting at 5 p.m. Live salsa entertainment by David Lozada is set to start at 10 p.m.

Taste & Learn: Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar’s May Taste & Learn event is set from 4 to 6 p.m. May 7 at 4480 Paradise Road. The event comprises tasting pours of four wines, each accompanied by an Italian small plate prepared by Ferraro’s executive chef Francesco DiCaudo. This month, Taste & Learn showcases wines from Italy’s Piedmont region. Tickets are $65 per person. RSVP by calling 702-364-5300.

Chefs for Kids Dinner and Auction: The 25th anniversary event is planned to start at 5:30 p.m. May 7 at the South Point, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The evening’s Legacy Award honors Clark County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick and the Corporate Award honors Anderson Dairy, both for their ongoing support of the Chefs for Kids program. A gourmet dinner and silent auction are also planned. Tickets are $195 per person. Tables of eight are $1,560, and tables of 10 are $1,850. Call Susan Lednicky at 702-257-5548 or visit chefsforkids.org.

Mother’s day events:

— Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 4480 Paradise Road, is set to offer a prix fixe, four-course meal for $49.95. Visit ferraroslasvegas.com.

— Hash House A Go Go locations at 6800 W. Sahara Ave., 3535 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 1 S. Main St. and 555 S. Stephanie St. are planning brunch and dinner specials. Visit hashhouseagogo.com/vegas.

— Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 6515 Las Vegas Blvd. South or 8721 W. Charleston Blvd., is planning a Mother’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $39.95. Visit tinyurl.com/flemingsmom.

— Triple George Grill, 201 N. Third St., is planning an early prix fixe five-course Sonoma County wine dinner at 7:30 p.m. May 6. It costs $110 per person and includes a 9:30 p.m. jazz performance by singer Laura Shaffer. Call 702-384-2761.

— db Brasserie, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering a three-course brunch for $42. Visit dbbrasserie.com or call 702-430-1235.

— Buddy V’s Ristorante, 3327 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is planning a Sunday brunch with $20 bottles of prosecco and strawberries, as well as bottomless pomegranate bellinis and martinis for $14.95. Visit buddyvlasvegas.com or call 702-607-2355.

— Honey Salt, 1031 S. Rampart Blvd., is planning a Mother’s Day brunch crab Benedict. Visit honeysalt.com or call 702-445-6100.

— Nacho Daddy at 113 N. Fourth St. and 9560 W. Sahara Ave. is offering a free 8-ounce margarita for moms. Visit nachodaddy.com.

— Shake Shack at Downtown Summerlin, 10975 Oval Park Drive, is offering free custards for moms. Visit shakeshack.com.

— House of Blues Las Vegas inside Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is planning morning offerings. Visit houseofblues.com.

— Andiron Steak & Sea at Downtown Summerlin, 1720 Festival Plaza Drive, is planning two brunch specials. Visit andironsteak.com or call 702-685-8002.

— Hard Rock Cafe, 3771 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is offering a free “momosa” with purchase of an entree. Visit hardrock.com or call 702-733-7625.

— Remedy’s, 3265 St. Rose Parkway and 530 Conestoga Way, has menu options. Visit remedystavern.com.

— Elixir, 2920 N. Green Valley Parkway, is planning specials. Visit elixirlounge.net.

— Distill, 10820 W. Charleston Blvd. and 4830 W. Pyle Ave., are offering Mother’s Day specials. Visit distillbar.com.

— Golden Nugget has special buffet brunch menus from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. for $24.99 per person. Visit goldennugget.com.

— Various Station Casinos properties have offerings at buffets and restaurants. Visit each property’s website.

— The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas both have Mother’s Day offerings. Visit venetian.com or palazzo.com.

— Sushisamba is offering a brunch menu from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and offerings on its regular menu. Call 702-607-0700 or visit sushisamba.com.

— Numerous restaurants at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South, are planning brunches or special menus. Visit townsquarelasvegas.com.

— Reflection Bay Golf Club and Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa at 75 Montelago Blvd. at Lake Las Vegas are offering Mother’s Day brunches. RSVP by calling 702-576-3132 or 702-567-6000, respectively.

Cooking Under Pressure: The MountainView Lunch & Learn program is set from noon to 1:30 p.m. May 10 at MountainView Hospital Medical Office Building H2U, Suite 114, 3150 N. Tenaya Way. The scheduled guest speaker is Linda Freimanis of Home Instead Senior Care. Call 702-233-5474 or visit mountainview-hospital.com.

Silver Oak and Twomey Wine Dinner: The five-course dinner featuring five wines is planned from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. May 12 at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 8721 W. Charleston Blvd. It is $150 per guest. To RSVP, call 702-838-4774.

Taste of Town Square: Town Square Las Vegas is set to host culinary events May 13-14, with 25 percent of the proceeds from each event donated to Nevada Public Radio, HomeAid Southern Nevada and New Vista Community. Events include:

— From 7 to 10 p.m. May 13, Social Dinner. Tickets are $75 per person, and attendees must be 21 or older.

— From noon to 4 p.m. May 14, Backyard BBQ. Tickets range from $10 to $35. The event is for all ages.

— From 4 to 9 p.m. May 14, Tour de Fork + Mixology. It features small bites from Town Square restaurants and cocktail mixing sessions. Tickets range from $15 to $45. Attendees must be 21 or older for the mixology event. Visit mytownsquarelasvegas.com.

Winefest: The event is set to include Napa and Sonoma Valley wines May 13-14 at various locations in downtown Las Vegas. Events run throughout the weekend. For event listings and ticket prices, visit goldennugget.com or call 866-946-5336.

Food Revolution Day: Create A Change Now and partner The Reset Project announced their second joint health education event celebrating Food Revolution Day with a 555 dinner at VegeNation, 616 E. Carson Ave., Suite 120, planned from 6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 15. A preceding reception is set for 5:30 p.m. Food Revolution Day is a global campaign that sets out to put practical food education back on school curriculums. The dinner is to highlight five Las Vegas chefs, creating a five course-dinner from five local farms while educating individuals on nutritional values and the importance of healthy eating. Tickets start at $65, and seating is limited to 55 people. Proceeds benefit Create a Change Now. Visit brownpapertickets.com/event/2534133.

Fundraising for CIS: Valleywide restaurants are set to participate in a grand-scale fundraiser May 17 to benefit CIS of Nevada. More than 20 restaurants are set to offer a percentage of all sales from the day to help students gain access to resources. Visit cisnevada.org.

Salsas, Spreads, & Dips: The class involves tastings and recipes and is set from 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 17 at Ferguson Enterprises, 4175 S. Grand Canyon Drive. The cost is $69 for one session. Register at 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.

Vino, Salume, E Formaggio: The class on production of prosecco, prosciutto and provolone includes tastings of the major wine regions of Italy and traditional cheeses and cured meats. It is planned from 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 18 at Pinot’s Palette, 1000 S. Rampart Blvd. The cost is $69 for one session. Register at 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.

Celebrity Restaurant Challenge: Dunkin’ Donuts is hosting its third annual event from 10 a.m. to noon on May 20. Local celebrities and personalities will be working at select Dunkin’ Donuts locations to raise awareness for Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation’s Camp Cartwheel. Visit LVDonuts.com or NVCCF.org.

Pizza Workshop: The class involving learning to make dough and sauces, including toppings and cheeses, is set from 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 24 at Ferguson Enterprises, 4175 S. Grand Canyon Drive. The cost is $55 per session. Register at 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.

Springs Preserve Brews & Blues Festival: The festival for those 21 or older is set from 4 to 8 p.m. May 28 at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. It is set to feature a selection of beers from local, regional, national and international brewers. Advance tickets are $35 each; VIP admission is $75 and includes access to an indoor, air-conditioned lounge with complimentary food and exclusive beer offerings. Springs Preserve members receive $5 off all ticket options. Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended as admission is limited to the first 2,000 ticket holders. The festival is made possible by support from Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada. A portion of the ticket sales benefits Keep Memory Alive. Visit vegasbrewsandblues.com.

Wine Tasting Fundraiser: Lutheran Social Services of Nevada’s annual Wine Tasting/Silent Auction fundraiser is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. June 9 at Cili at Bali Hai Golf Club, 5160 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Local auction items are set to include restaurant gift cards, artists’ work, hotel stays and gift baskets. Tickets are $65 per person. Visit lssnv.org.

Vino With a View: Ascaya development is planning the event with wine tastings and refreshments from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at 1 Ascaya Blvd. Call 702-978-5800.

The Made Experience: Triple George Grill and the Mob Museum invite guests to travel back to a time when neighborhood speakeasys were a regular occurrence and classic mobsters ruled the town. The Made Experience is priced at $89 per person (two-guest minimum) and consists of a three-course prix fixe menu at Triple George Grill and a ticket to the Mob Museum. Visit tinyurl.com/madeexperience.

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