Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appétit: World's Most Decadent Food Fest
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Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appétit is a wildly popular and indulgent Vegas food festival, held in hotels and restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip every spring. Inaugurated in 2007 by Bon Appétit magazine and Vegas' tourism board, it has become Sin City's most widely attended and anticipated annual Vegas festival.
May 10-13, 2018: 12th Anniversary Celebration of Vegas Uncork'd
Be there! Keep checking Vegas Uncork'd website for the event lineup and tickets, and sign up for email alerts. (Every year, meals with chefs like Bobby Flay, Guy Savoy, Nobu Masuhisa, and Gordon Ramsay sell out within days of the schedule's release.)
What Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appétit Is Like
This festival is many things. It's a way to experience Las Vegas's very best restaurants in gala meals, with the restaurant's jet-setting celebrity chef actually in residence for once. It's a chance to meet these chefs one-on-one. It's an opportunity to taste fabulous food and drinks and to see what's new in Vegas. And last but not least, Vegas Uncork's by Bon Appetit promises great parties -- and isn't that what you wanted from Vegas?
Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appétit's Celebrity Chefs
Virtually every famous chef you can think of has a great restaurant in Vegas.
Vegas Uncork'd events revolve around these celebrity chefs and their Vegas restaurants. Uncork'd events spotlight these restaurants, with special lunches, "Master Series" restaurant dinners, tastings, and more.
We're Naming Celeb-Chef Names!
The lineup of celebrity chefs at Vegas Uncork'd 2017 promises to be a Who's Who of Vegas kitchen gods.
Some likely names and faces you may know: TV stars Bobby Flay, Tom Colicchio, Giada de Laurentiis, Gordon Ramsay; fables West Coast toques Nobu Matsuhisa, Wolfgang Puck, Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger; European supernovas José Andres, Alain Ducasse, François Payard; beloved American chefs like Michael Mina, Scott Conant, Charlie Palmer, Michael Chow; plus Vegas' homegrown legends like Mariena Mercer, Rick Moonen, and Akira Back. (Love your chefs madly? See last year's complete lineup of Uncork'd 2017 chefs.)
The Kind of Events to Expect at Uncork's by Bon Appétit
The festival's three and a half days are stuffed with of sociable, delicious goings-on. Around two dozen impressive events compose Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appétit. Festivities kick off daily with a themed lunch at one of Vegas's great restaurants. Drinking events spotlight wine, liquor, or beer begin after lunch, with boozy tastings and classes. Every night brings a bacchanal: a gala tasting event. Some are dress-up; others are more casual clambakes and barbecues
The Grand Tasting at Vegas Uncork'd
The Grand Tasting is the signature event of Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appétit, held on the festival's Saturday night (May 12 in 2018).
This glamorous dining and drinking gala showcases the most exciting chefs from Vegas restaurants and bartenders from its bars, serving their own dishes and drinks. Revelers also get to experience new as well as favorite brands of wine, Champagne, craft beers, plus innovative and delicious new food and beverage products.
Prepare for Revels in the Garden of the Gods
Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appétit's dazzling and delicious Grand Tasting is held outdoors in the glittering Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis at Caesars Palace (shown above). It's not only the festival's signature event, it's one of the highlights of Vegas's annual calendar. Don't miss the Grand Tasting. Intrepid guests go on to the wee-hours after-party in a hot Vegas hotel.
Who Goes to Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appétit
Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appétit has won a devoted perennial following amongst:
• Vegas visitors from the U.S. and all over the world
• Vegas locals
• Gourmets, foodies, hedonists, connoisseurs
• Chefs, cooks, bakers, caterers, culinary students
• Food & beverage professionals such chefs, bartenders, sommeliers, winemakers
• Restaurant owners, manager, consultants
• Food writers, bloggers, reviewers, photographers, TV crews, Instagrammers, YouTubers
• Bon Appétit Magazine followers
• Bon vivants and anyone who loves a good time
How Much Do Tickets Cost?
Tickets to Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appétit are in keeping with other festival tabs. They're sold in various ways: to individual events, for series of events; and as a VIP package, with numerous events. You can buy tickets by phone at 877.884.8993, or you can order tickets online.
Find Out About Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appétit
• On the Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appétit website
• Vegas Uncork'd on Twitter (©VegasUncorkd)
• Official tourism site of Fabulous Las Vegas
• Here's exactly what luxury travelers love about Vegas
• Bon Appétit online