Without question Celebrity Chefs world wide have staked their claim under the neon making Las Vegas an epicurean destination not to be missed. There is so much more to what has happened over the last decade than the strip’s shinning culinary all stars. World class culinary talent can be found beyond the neon in very corner of the valley. Many of these Chefs and their staff have worked with the world’s best just 10 minutes away on the famed Las Vegas strip.
Many of these Chefs have known each other for years. Now independent, creating their own dream, they are a close group. Supporting each other on each of their own individual venues that are diverse as the chefs themselves.
Many of Las Vegas’ most acclaimed independent chef-restaurateurs, working together have made their event, UnStripped a reality This very special event is set for May 12, 2018 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. They call it The Feast of Friends presents Vegas UnStripped by Locals. The name could not be more appropriate featuring dishes at an undisclosed location in the Las Vegas Arts District and a not-to-be-missed afterparty.
The impressive lineup is certainly a whos who of Las Vegas elite chefs. Participating chefs include:
Brian Howard – Sparrow + Wolf; 2017 Best New Restaurant of the Year, Desert Companion
Chris Decker – Metro Pizza/Lulu’s Bread & Breakfast; Bronze Medalist, International Pizza Expo 2017
Daniel Krohmer – Other Mama; 2016 One of the Best Restaurants in the Country, GQ Magazine
James Trees – Esther’s Kitchen; 2018 Best Italian Restaurant, Desert Companion
Jamie Tran – The Black Sheep; 2017 Chef of the Year, EATER Vegas
Justin Kingsley Hall – The Kitchen At Atomic; 2018 One of the Best Restaurants Near Fremont Street, Zagat
Ralph Perrazzo – BBDs; USA Today Best of New York, Top 3 Best Restaurants in Long Island
Sheridan Su – Flock & Fowl/Fat Choy; James Beard Foundation Best Chef Southwest Nomination, 2018
Khai Vu – District One/Le Pho/Mordeo Wine Bar; 2014 Ethnic Restaurant of the Year, Desert Companion
“I’m excited to be a part of creating more awareness of our local dining scene,” said Chef Brian Howard. “At UnStripped, you won’t see anything phoned in. We are coming to impress.”
This one of a kind event is produced by Las Vegas-based marketing consultant Eric Gladstone who saw a growing need for the off-Strip scene to be recognized “While the world knows Las Vegas Strip dining is incredible,” said Gladstone, “not enough attention is being paid to how great the off-Strip restaurants have become. They deserve their own spotlight.” He said.
Advance tickets are available at www.vegasunstripped.com for $65 (plus fees). All of the chefs and organizers are volunteering their time in order to keep the price accessible to all. Any net proceeds will be donated to a local downtown-based charity.