Vegas UNCORK’D and Palazzo After Hours

The  Venetian / Palazzo resorts joined in Bon Appetit’s Vegas UNCORKED this year for the first time. All we can say is why did these two resorts wait so long ? From
Master Series Luncheons to the star studded after hours event aside the AZURE
pool, their events provided guests with class , great food and libations of
choice as only these world class resorts can do.

Restaurateur, winemaker and rock and roller Joe Bastianich needs no introduction. We had  thought he had done just about everything until we met him at the Palazzo After  Hours: Crushed: Wine That Rocked. He paired many great wines of the world with  some of the the greatest music of all time. Accompanied by Scott
of Anthrax and the electrifying band, Six  Foot Nurse.

Bastianich  lead guests and the chefs on a exploration of explosive tunes from Zeppelin and  The Beatles, all the while asking the audience to “listen with their palates and  taste with their ears.”

Along  with outstanding wines, this poolside after-hours celebration also featured
signature bites from the all-star lineup at The Palazzo and The Venetian,
including a Slider Bar from Executive Chef Sam  DeMarco, salumi and cheese from executive chef Zach  Allen of Carnevino, and a Rockin’ Wing Bar from Chef de Cuisine Vince  Chiyuto of Lagasse’s Stadium. Hosted by Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appétit’s Restaurant  Editor.

Featured White Wines :

Joe Bastianich’s Sauvignon Blanc

William Hill Chardonnay

Featured Red Wines :Kaiken Ultra Malbec

Yangarra Shiraz

Sparkling and Dessert:

Bisol Prosecco

Marenco Brachetto

As  the guests started to arrive we recognized some pretty familiar faces in the
culinary world. Chef Carla Pellegrino along with Chef Luciano Pellegrini , Chef
Scott McClain, Chef Tom Moloney and the legendary RAOs family of Frank Sr ,
Frank Jr and the always very special RAOS fixture Bubbles were in

This  intimate affair also gained the interest of Actress Laura Prepon and Jersey Boys  star Rick Faugno . And of course any Vegas UNCORK’D event of this caliber would  not have been complete with out Editor-In Chief Barbara Farchild stopping in to  join the guests for this very special evening of wine and delicious dishes
paired with music with the one and only Joe Bastianich.

With the AZURE  pool as the background , The Palazzo and Vegas UNCORK’D set the bar pretty high  for an after hours event combining music , food and great wines. This event will be hard to beat at least until next year’s Vegas UNCORK’D 2011 when we see what  they do next

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