Vegas’ Best Chefs and Bravo’s Top Chef Cheftestants Come Together For An Unforgettable FOOD & WINE All-Star Weekend

The inaugural FOOD & WINE All-Star Weekend , hosted by FOOD & WINE’s Gail Simmons  and an array of culinary all-stars, will take place in Las Vegas at luxury resorts

Bellagio, ARIA, and Vdara  November 5 -7.  For the detailed event schedule, ticketing and more information about the FOOD & WINE All-Star Weekend visit www.foodandwine.com/vegas.

 The celebrity chef-filled weekend will include events featuring Bravo’s Top Chef cheftestants Fabio Viviani , Carla Hall , Jennifer Carroll , Hosea Rosenberg  and Stephen Hopcraft , Top Chef Masters Rick Moonen  and Hubert Keller  and FOOD & WINE Best New Chef Vinny Dotolo .  These unparalleled culinary experiences will include:

 Friday, November 5

 8 – 10 p.m. – First Course: Kick-off party hosted by Gail Simmons, Anthony Giglio  and Fabio Viviani at Bar Vdara , featuring a star-studded lineup of celebrity chefs and Top Chef  Alumni and music from DJ Bree Cohen aka DJ88.

 10 p.m. – midnight – Deuce After Dark: After-party featuring Gail Simmons chefs Shawn McClain, Julian Serrano, Rick Moonen, Jean-Philippe Maury, Fabio Viviani, Carla

Chef Rick Moonen

 Hall, Jennifer Carroll, Hosea Rosenberg, Vinny Dotolo and Stephen Hopcraft each hosting their own blackjack tables at ARIA’s Deuce Lounge .

 Saturday, November 6

 Noon – 2 p.m. – Luxe Lunch: Guests will enjoy a three-course lunch, prepared before them by Bellagio chefs Marc St. Jacques of MICHAEL MINA  and Pastry Chef Philippe Angibeau of Le Cirque  as well as Top Chef fan favorite Fabio Viviani.  Hosted at Bellagio’s Tuscany Kitchen by Gail Simmons and Bellagio Director of Wine, Jason Smith , M.S. who will pair each course with a complementary wine.

Chef Julian Serrano

 8 – 10 p.m. – All-Star Tasting poolside at ARIA featuring Bravo’s Top Cheftestants and showcasing the signature restaurants of ARIA: Jean Georges

Chef Shawn McClain

Steakhouse , AMERICAN FISH , Sirio Ristorante , Julian Serrano , Bar Masa  and Sage.  Many of ARIA’s award-winning chefs and restaurateurs will be in attendance including Masa Takayama, Shawn McClain , Jean-Philippe Maury  and Sirio Maccioni .  Featuring music by DJ 88.

Sunday, November 7

 11:30 a.m. – Champagne & Caviar Brunch: The weekend will come to a close with a lavish brunch set against the backdrop of the breathtaking Fountains of Bellagio, featuring guest host Anthony Giglio, who will present a specialty Bloody Mary Bar and Fabio Viviani who will put a modern spin on the classic egg sandwich.

 Sponsors and partners for the festival include Alexia, Fiji, Kerrygold, Nicolas Feuillatte, Patron and Stella Artois.

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