Las Vegas is known for its buffets. We probably have the best in the world here on the Strip. It’s been a trademark success story since Day 1 of our desert kingdom downtown. But there’s never been one like the All-Star Feast the 2014 Vegas Uncork’d chefs produced at Aria on Saturday night.
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Chef Daniel Boulud ceremonially kicked off the eighth annual Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit with a flourish by sabering a magnum bottle of Mionetto Prosecco.
The week of sweet food and tight guest lists that is the annual Vegas Uncork’d is going down through Saturday, and there are a few events you might still be able to get into, including an after-party with Mario Batali, a poolside pig roast with Michael Mina, and the Grand Tasting at Caesars.
What and who is new at this year’s indulgent installment of Vegas Uncork’d? Daniel Boulud, for one, who gets the party started with the traditional Champagne bottle sabering at his new Vegas headquarters, the Venetian.
Star chefs will align in Las Vegas this weekend for the eighth and largest Vegas Uncork’d, a four-day event that allows mere mortals to sip, sample and rub elbows with epic kitchen royalty.
The recipe for celebrity chef culture is equal parts food, spectacle, excess, hype and fun. So it’s no surprise that Las Vegas is where celebrity chefs will gather for Bon Appetit’s food festival, Vegas Uncork’d (May 8-11).
When I ask chefs who the biggest chef in the world is, they still answer: Joel Robuchon. He’s the “Chef of the (20th) Century” whose restaurants have earned more Michelin stars than anyone else.