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Emeril’s Oyster Fest at MGM, Salute, Zine Noodles, ‘Cake Employer,’ Bardot Brasserie

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Emeril Lagasse’s Seafood Extravaganza during Vegas Uncork ‘d on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at MGM Grand.

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015|5:35 p.m.

Emeril’s Fish House at MGM Grand
Buttermilk-fried Florida frog legs with spicy Creole tomato glaze are being served during the seafood extravaganza at Emeril's Fish House in MGM Grand.Launch slideshow “

Hot off the grill!

The statistics behind celeb chef Emeril Lagasse’s Oyster Festival at his New Orleans Fish Residence in MGM Grand are staggering. Each day, the TELEVISION chef’s dining establishment sells an average of 30 to 35 lots oysters fresh on the half shell.

Number crunching, it amounts to as many as 420 per day, 2,900 per week and more than 130,000 a year. The kitchen’s finest shucker, Carlos, hums along at a top speed of a dozen oysters every 3 minutes.

Emeril is probably the only restaurant in Las Vegas that makes use of six purveyors providing a minimum of one type of all five types from the Pacific, Atlantic and Gulf. I tasted my method through Louisiana grilled oysters, cornmeal fried Hama Hama oysters, traditional oysters Rockefeller and absinthe-poached Gulf oysters.

The champagne and caviar oysters I delighted in there today during the Oyster Celebration that goes through Sunday are beyond outstanding.

* As Vegas DeLuxe has actually previously reported, Clique Hospitality Group, with partners Andy Masi, Brian Massie and Shane Monaco, are set to open their lounge Clique in the Cosmopolitan this winter season. Last week, the 3 partners commemorated the opening of Salute Trattoria Italiana with executive chef Luciano Sautto near their Hearthstone at Red Rock Resort.

Brian and Luciano informed me they invested two weeks in Capri and on the Amalfi Coastline this year so we ‘d have a true taste of light Italian fare. Because I’ve dined on the Amalfi regularly each summertime, I can vouch that they have actually successfully brought the genuine thing to Red Rock with their 5,362-square-feet location that seats 94 in the primary dining-room and 64 on the outdoor patio, with standing for 250.

The southern Italian fare includes osso bucco ravioli and truffle tagliatelle. Luciano recommends his chicken piccata, which splendidly impressed me. I seemed like I was right back in my July trip zone! He’s a third-generation Italian chef and operated in Naples at his household’s well-known pizzaiola Da Michelle before moving to Miami star restaurants. An antipasto bar showcases menu items, including pastas, plus gelato and waffle cones made in front of guests.

Bardot Brasserie at Aria
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* The rarest of cognacs– there are just 29 bottles of Thoroughbred by Hardy U.S.A in the world– will be served by star chef Michael Mina at his Bardot Brasserie in Aria on Thursday.

Aria has actually partnered with Hardy U.S.A to produce the unique drink aged in the most unique and safeguarded cave in the French champagne region of Paradis. Twenty of the cognacs were crafted and distilled right after The second world war to produce Thoroughbred, to be poured with Michael’s five-course feast.

* 10 renowned Master Chefs of France will prepare cooking specialties to go with seven sets of wines and spirits at the fifth-annual Festivino food-and-wine festival Friday, Oct. 9, benefiting from the cooler fall weather at the Venetian’s outdoor Doges Palace grand entrance.

Singer-songwriter Jonathan Cain (Journey, The Children) will offer home entertainment and serve his Finale wines created with Dennis De La Montanya Winery & & Vineyard. Chefs include Steve Benjamin, who just recently won “Chopped” on the Food Network, and fellow “Sliced” champion Olivier Desaintmartin.

* Zine Noodles Dim Amount at Palazzo will be closed next month to go through a significant renovation and re-concepting.

Carlo’s Bakery Opens at Venetian/Palazzo
Carlo's Bakery by celebrity chef Buddy Valastro opens in the Grand Canal Shoppes on Monday, March 31, 2014, in the Venetian/Palazzo in Las Vegas.Launch slideshow “

* “Cake Employer” star Pal Valastro is adding eight doughnuts to his Carlo’s Bakeshop menu at Palazzo, including an original cannoli doughnut fulled of cream and topped with cinnamon glaze.

* “America’s Got Skill” magician Seth Grabel is now carrying out tableside magic at Rockhouse that adjoins Carlo’s Pastry shop.

* Chef Pete Ghione, previously of chef Charlie Palmer’s Aureole at Mandalay Bay, has actually joined Canyon Ranch Medical spa Club in the Venetian as executive chef.

* Congratulations to Hank’s Great Steakhouse at Environment-friendly Valley Cattle ranch commemorating its 10th anniversary. It began with 13 wines by the glass and 1,800 bottles and has actually now grown to 20 wines by the glass and 2,700 bottles.

* And to the Oyster Bar at Palace Station commemorating its 20th anniversary. It’s still so popular, consumers wait as long as two hours to get one of the 18 desired seats to enjoy their food prepared right in front of them in steaming kettles.

* Smashburger just recently launched a social media project #SinCitySurvivalTips to give away a totally free trip to Las Vegas, however locals currently right here can win its cash value given that they do not need the trip. Fans who think they have what it brings to make it through Sin City can submit their most reasonable, wild and outrageous survival tips on Instagram or Twitter utilizing the hashtag #SinCitySurvivalTips by Oct. 20.

One winner will certainly have the possibility to put their tips to the test for a weekend vacation here for 2. The promo is to commemorate Smashburger’s brand-new Sin City Hamburger with American cheese, Smash Sauce, haystack onions, Applewood smoked bacon and fried egg in between an egg bun.

Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & & Famous” fame has been a reporter for more than 50 years and has actually spent the previous 15 years offering readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum play area.

Follow Robin Leach on Twitter at Twitter.com/ Robin_Leach.

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MGM Grand Hotel and Gambling establishment

MGM Grand, a AAA Four Diamond resort, offers 5,044 spaces and suites.

MGM Grand includes KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; and world-class home entertainment at the Grand Garden Arena and Hollywood Theatre.

The resort provides trademark restaurants by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans Fish Residence, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & & Grill and Michelin three star and Forbes 5 star dining establishment, Joël Robuchon.

As part of its ongoing “Grand Home improvement,” MGM Grand has remodeled all spaces and suites in its primary tower and is adding a number of brand-new experiences to its lineup consisting of Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub, a new high end dining/nightlife concept (can be found in April 2013).

MGM Grand also includes an advanced, non-smoking conference center, the Grand Medical spa, Cristophe Hair salon, “CSI: The Experience” and an inviting pool complex showcasing the tantalizing daylife of Wet Republic.

High end lodgings include The Mansion, an exclusive hotel within the hotel; the glamorous two-story SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand; and The Trademark at MGM Grand, a luxury all-suite, non-gaming hotel situated adjacent to the primary resort.

3799 Las Vegas Boulevard S. Las Vegas, NV 89109
702-891-1111

Emeril’s New Orleans Fish Home Bam! Where else however Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans Fish Residence will you fine Creole in the heart of the desert? Reservations are constantly suggested. Among the most requested areas is at the dining establishment’s Seafood Bar, where guests can enjoy a range of oysters and shellfish being shucked and prepared. Paired with a wine list that received Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Quality” and a creative sea-inspired architecture developed by New York’s Rockwell Group, you’ll feel closer to the Ocean than the Vegas Strip. Trademark dishes are New Orleans barbecue shrimp, jumbo swelling crabcake with green tomato vinaigrette, cedar plank campfire rib eye with warm rmoulade sauce, banana cream pie with banana crust and caramel sprinkles. Lunch is 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Dinner is from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The Seafood Bar is offered for lunch and dinner daily.
3799 S. Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas, NV 89109
702-891-7374

Festivino, Emeril’s oyster fest, Sammy’s, SW Steakhouse, Carmine’s, ‘Pawn Stars’ shopping center

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Festivino on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at the Palazzo Atrium.

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015|12:34 a.m.

Festivino at Palazzo
Festivino on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at the Palazzo Atrium.Launch slideshow “

Hot off the grill!

Ten Master Chefs of France who are culinary stars right here join forces for the fifth-annual Festivino food-and-wine festival Oct. 9 at the Doge’s Palace grand entrance of the Venetian.

Previous Journey keyboardist and songwriter Jonathan Cain, a wine lover, will carry out and serve his Finale Wines. A part of the profits will benefit March of Dimes. A bit more than a dozen prominent wineries will be pouring their revered liquid from the grape.

* Friday marks the start of a 10-day oyster festival at Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans Fish Home at MGM Grand.

Each night, various oysters will certainly be highlighted on the special Oyster Fest menu, including Gulf oysters, Louisiana grilled oysters, cornmeal fried Hama Hama oysters, Oysters Rockefeller, absinthe-poached oysters with blue crabmeat and fresh shucked oysters from across the nation.

Sammy’s Ribbon Cutting Eco-friendly Valley
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* Restaurateur Sammy Ladeki is commemorating the 2nd anniversary of his Henderson place of Sammy’s Restaurant & & Bar. For $22, visitors can delight in pair of after-dinner drinks and a dessert in a Treats for Two promo.

On Thursday, Sammy hosts a Social Club Moet & & Chandon and four-course wine-pairing supper with a part from both promos benefiting the Dave Rice Structure.

* Herradura tequila head jimador Jose Cortes showed Monday night his skills in making use of simply a sharp shovel and knife to “dig up, chop up” an Algarve plant on the new SW Steakhouse outdoor patio that’s been reclaimed from part of the Lake of Dreams at Wynn Las Vegas.

Jose accomplished the task in less than 30 seconds: cutting loose the green foliage and after that slicing off a piece from the bulb to demonstrate how tequila is put.

Jose and Casa Herradura brand ambassador Kevin Vanegas hosted the five-course dish to celebrate Mexican Independence Day with four tequilas– one aged in 45 days, a second reposado in 11 months, the anejo for 2 years and the ultra blend of Anejo Herradura Ultra, a 4-year old tequila.

Wynn designer Roger Thomas has actually transformed the steakhouse now bathed in honey gold-colored decors.

* Since the flagship Carmine’s in New York City is commemorating its 25th anniversary this month, the Las Vegas place in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace will certainly honor the turning point by serving the dining establishment’s meatballs for only 25 cents(!) each from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 25.

* 2 new food principles will be presented when “Pawn Stars” star Rick Harrison opens his Pawn Plaza this fall: Inna Gadda di Pizza and Pawn Donut & & Coffee by Las Vegas food-and-beverage veterans Ralph Cautela and Olivier Zardoni, respectively.

Inna Gadda will offer classic New York-style pizzas, while Pawn Donut will serve extra-large specialized donuts with names and tastes influenced by Las Vegas celebrities, artists and locals.

Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & & Famous” fame has been a reporter for more than 50 years and has spent the past 15 years providing readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum play ground.

Follow Robin Leach on Twitter at Twitter.com/ Robin_Leach.

Follow Las Vegas Sun Home entertainment + Luxury Elder Editor Don Chareunsy on Twitter at Twitter.com/ VDLXEditorDon.

Emeril’s New Orleans Fish Home Bam! Where else but Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans Fish Residence will you fine Creole in the heart of the desert? Reservations are always advised. One of the most requested spots is at the restaurant’s Seafood Bar, where guests can view a variety of oysters and shellfish being shucked and prepared. Paired with a wine list that received Wine Spectator’s “Finest of Award of Excellence” and a creative sea-inspired architecture created by New York’s Rockwell Group, you’ll feel closer to the Ocean than the Vegas Strip. Signature dishes are New Orleans barbecue shrimp, jumbo lump crabcake with green tomato vinaigrette, cedar plank campfire rib eye with warm rmoulade sauce, banana cream pie with banana crust and caramel sprinkles. Lunch is 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Supper is from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The Seafood Bar is available for lunch and dinner daily.
3799 S. Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas, NV 89109
702-891-7374

SW Steakhouse Head chef David Walzog provides a range of charred, prime-aged steaks and chops, as well as poultry and seafood at SW Steakhouse. The AAA 4 Diamond dining establishment has been called “Finest Steakhouse in Las Vegas” by New York Magazine. Brock Radke, Las Vegas Weekly’s dining establishment customer, included it in his 2012 list of the 10 best steakhouses in Las Vegas.
3131 S. Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas, NV 89109
702-248-3463

2015 LDW photos: Kansas, Blue Oyster Cult carry out free concerts on Fremont Street

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Kansas and Blue Oyster Cult perform a free concert Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, at Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas.

Monday, Sept. 7, 2015|5:33 p.m.

2015 LDW: Kansas + Blue Oyster Cult at FSE
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Kansas and Blue Oyster Cult carry out a complimentary performance Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, at Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas.

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Kansas and Blue Oyster Cult carry out a complimentary show Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, at Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas.

The totally free summer-long performance series at Fremont Street Experience ended with a bang Sunday night as more than 14,000 music fans ended up for Kansas and Blue Oyster Cult throughout the 2015 Labor Day Weekend.

Fremont Street Experience President Jeff Victor and The D Las Vegas owner Derek Stevens were among the participants in downtown Las Vegas to welcome and introduce the two famous rock bands.

Thanks to Tom Donoghue of Donoghue Photography for his image gallery.

Per Donoghue’s report and image gallery, Blue Oyster Cult’s Sunday night setlist consisted of “The Red and the Black,” “Golden era of Leather,” “Burnin’ for You,” “Profession of Evil,” “Harvest Moon,” “The Vigil,” “Dollar’s Boogie,” “Then Came the Last Days of Might,” “Godzilla,” “(Do not Worry) The Reaper” and “Cities on Flame With Rock and Roll.”

And Kansas’ setlist included “What’s On My Mind,” “Play the Game Tonight,” “Reason To Be,” “Dust in the Wind,” “Miracles Out of Nowhere,” “Icarus (Borne on Wings of Steel),” “Hold On,” “Belexes,” “Portrait (He Knew),” “Sparks of the Tempest,” “Fight Fire With Fire” and “Carry On Wayward Son.”

Don Chareunsy is the Las Vegas Sun’s entertainment and luxury senior editor and has actually been a reporter for almost 20 years.

Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & & Famous fame” has been a reporter for more than 50 years and has actually spent the past 15 years offering readers the within scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

Follow Sun Entertainment + Luxury Elder Editor Don Chareunsy on Twitter at Twitter.com/ VDLXEditorDon.

Follow Robin Leach on Twitter at Twitter.com/ Robin_Leach.

Fremont Street Experience Legendary gambling establishments, free home entertainment, old-fashioned gambling hospitality– this is the vintage Vegas of the Fremont Street Experience. Some say it’s nearly intimate. You may even encounter among the gambling establishment owners while you sit at the blackjack table. Some state it’s the complimentary home entertainment that makes us vintage. On any provided night you may see popular bands, strolling showgirls, or an amazing saxophone efficiency. Some state it’s the history. Las Vegas began 100 years earlier in 1905 near the corner of Fremont and Main Streets. Fremont Street was the very first paved street. The Fremont Hotel opened 50 years ago and launched the professions of famous artists like Wayne Newton. Others state it’s the service. A dining experience at Hugo’s Cellar inside the 4 Queens is unparalleled and prominent. And we cannot forget the betting. Test your fortune at The Kismet or Fitzgeralds casinos on a few of the loosest slots in town.
425 Fremont St Las Vegas, NV 89101
702-678-5600