Sunday, August 24, 2008

Vegas Uncork’d: Grand Tasting, Sip and Stroll

Friday night’s Tasting, Sip and Stroll

Talk about an event! Outside of Caesar’s Palace on their Roman Plaza in a huge tent with over three dozen restaurants, wineries, food and beverage companies represented. Hundreds of people waiting to get in, to see and be seen. Many famous chefs were in attendance, including Wolfgang Puck, Richard Chen, Hubert Keller, Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken. Silent auction. Book signings by Alan Richman, Dorie Greenspan, Cat Cora, Barbara Fairchild et al. French television crews interviewing French chefs like Joel Robuchon, Daniel Boulud, François Payard, Guy Savoy, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera ... What a scene!

Everybody was getting into the act!

A representative from Stella Artois coaxed me into trying this combination of their Leffe Ale with some key lime cheesecake. I sipped the Leffe Ale first. I ate a piece of cheesecake and drank some more of the ale. It was so smooth!! It blended so well together!! The cheesecake and the Leffe Ale didn't fight with one another!! I was blown away!!

Susan Feniger of Border Grill; Eric Klein of Spago Las Vegas; John Curtas of KNPR with One Hot Tamale