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VEGAS UNCORK'D by Bon Appétit


The country’s leading culinary festival, Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit, presented by Chase Sapphire Preferred®, features an extraordinary lineup of star-studded chefs, sommeliers and mixologists from May 8 – 11, 2014. The four-day Las Vegas festival offers a rare chance for food lovers to interact and rub shoulders with their favorite big-named chefs. This year’s program will be hosted by Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis, Guy Savoy, Nobu Matsuhisa, Francois Payard, Frank Pellegrino, Jr. and other celebrity chefs.

 

Grand Tasting - Friday, May 9, 2014

Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis at Caesars Palace

Enjoy a staggering variety of signature dishes prepared by the world's most celebrated chefs. The dramatic five-acre Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis at Caesars Palace will feature more than 50 award-winning chefs and more than 100 of the best wines and spirits from around the world. The after party will be held at the newly opened FIZZ Las Vegas, where guests can indulge with the best of champagnes and mingle with celebrity chefs, all while enjoying photography from the private collection of the lounge’s creative director David Furnish and Sir Elton John.

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OUR CHEFS:

 

NOBU MATSUHISA
Nobu Restaurant
at Caesars Palace

Chef, Owner

Born in Japan, Chef Nobu cultivated his unique style of fusion artistry with influences from his travels to Peru, Argentina, Alaska and California. In 1987, Chef Nobu opened his first U.S. restaurant, Matsuhisa, in Beverly Hills, which quickly became popular due to a dedication to the highest quality and finest ingredients from around the world. Chef Nobu partnered with Robert De Niro and Meir Teper to open Nobu Restaurant in Las Vegas, his largest location in the world.

Events
Master Series Dinner: Global Gourmand with
Nobu Matsuhisa


Sip, Slurp, Roll: Sushi Making, Sake Tasting and Ramen with Chef Nobu Matsuhisa

FRANCOIS PAYARD
Payard Patisserie & Bistro
at Caesars Palace

Executive Chef

François Payard, a third generation French pastry chef from Nice, France, cultivated his passion for the art of pastry in his grandfather's acclaimed shop on the French Riviera. In 1997, he realized his dream of opening his own restaurant in New York. Branches of Payard have since opened at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, in Japan, and Korea. Chef Payard is the recipient of top awards including The James Beard Foundation's Pastry Chef of the Year and the Dom Pérignon Award of Excellence 2010.

Events
Master Series Dinner: French Elegance with
Francois Payard


Pastry Savvy with Francois Payard

FRANK PELLEGRINO JR.
Rao's
Owner, Executive Chef
 

Frankie, as he is known to Rao's regulars, grew up helping his father at his family's restaurant. Chef Pellegrino opened Rao's at Caesars Palace in 2006, and has since brought the same Southern Italian fare and sense of family formerly possessed at the original Rao's. He can be found greeting guests, floating from table to table, and ensuring that the Las Vegas restaurant experience is as familiar and inviting as in New York.

Events
Little Italy From City To Strip: Italian Rao's Brunch with The Pellegrinos

Master Series Dinner: Rao's Italian Feast with the Pellegrino Family

GUY SAVOY
Restaurant Guy Savoy
Executive Chef
 

Chef Guy Savoy grew up in Bourgoin-Jallieu, surrounded by a culinary culture where exceptional seasonal ingredients were a part of everyday life. He worked at several Michelin-starred restaurants in and around Paris before he opened his own restaurant in Paris, where he won his first Michelin star only one year later. Savoy has been honored with an entry into the prestigious Larousse Encyclopedia and received the Legion d'Honneur, France's highest honor. In 2002, his French colleagues paid their highest tribute by naming him Chef of the Year.

Events
Master Series Dinner Dinnertime Decadence with Guy Savoy

GORDON RAMSAY
Gordon Ramsay Steak
BurGR
Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill
Owner, Executive Chef
 

Scottish by birth, Gordon Ramsay was brought up in Stratford Avon, England. His dedication and natural talent led him to train with some of the world’s leading chefs, such as Albert Roux and Marco Pierre White in London, and Guy Savoy and Joël Robuchon in France. Now internationally renowned, Ramsay has opened a string of successful restaurants across the globe, from Italy to the United States and holds nine Michelin stars. The group continues to grow with two ventures in Doha, Qatar opened in 2012; a total of three restaurants in Las Vegas with Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris, GR Pub and Grill at Caesars Palace and GR BurGR at Planet Hollywood; and the imminent opening of Union Street Café in London’s borough market.

Events
A Scott's Tale: Master Series Dinner with Gordon Ramsay

BOBBY FLAY
Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill
Owner, Executive Chef
 

Bobby discovered his culinary identity at the age of 17, working as a cook at the famed theatre district haunt, Joe Allen’s. Joe became so impressed by Bobby’s talents that he paid the young cook’s tuition to The French Culinary Institute. Chef Flay first discovered the sweet heat of Southwestern ingredients while working with Jonathan Waxman at Buds and Jams. Eventually he would catch the attention of Jerome Kretchmer, who offered the 25-year old Bobby Flay an opportunity to create his own sensation at Mesa Grill, which opened in 1991. Bobby has gone on to open a variety of restaurants including Bolo, Mesa Grill at Caesars Palace and The Cove in Atlantis, Bar Americain, Bobby Flay Steak, and Bobby’s Burger Palace (BBP).

Events
When Stars Align: Master Series Dinner with Bobby Flay and Giada de Laurentis

GIADA DE LAURENTIS
Giada
Owner, Executive Chef
 

Cultivating Italian cuisine in the kitchen of her grandfather’s restaurant and later commencing her career at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, the Roman-born Giada De Laurentiis exemplifies her heritage in the kitchen. Since her 2002 debut on the Food Network, De Laurentiis has become one of the most beloved international faces, starring in many TV shows, “Everyday Italian,” “Giada’s Weekend Getaways,” “Giada in Paradise: Capri, Santorini, Monaco and Thailand,” “Giada At Home,” “Food Network Star” and serving as a correspondent on NBC’s Today, where she highlights current trends in travel, cuisine and lifestyle. De Laurentiis is the author of seven cookbooks, all of which have charted on the New York Times best-seller list. Giada will premiere her first restaurant set to open this spring in The Cromwell, the all-new luxury boutique hotel in the center of the Las Vegas Strip.

Events
When Stars Align: Master Series Dinner with Bobby Flay and Giada de Laurentis