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Counter Intelligence: Tom Colicchio, FutureGrowing.com, Michael Mondavi
Hot off the grill!
MGM Grand celebrity chef Tom Colicchio will host the first-ever Top Chef’s Cruise next April from Miami to Mexico, and Mandalay Bay’s Hubert Keller will be on board with other former “Top Chef” and “Top Chef Masters” contestants.
Gail Simmons will co-host the four-night trip starting April 11 on the Celebrity Constellation. Tickets for the cruise go on sale today starting at $699, with $5,999 for the penthouse.
Pack your knives and go cruising!
WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL: A new Las Vegas Wine and Food Festival is set to unite our local star chefs with culinary experts from across America on Sept. 22 for a James Beard Foundation benefit. The following Las Vegas restaurants and businesses have already signed on: Scarpetta, Capital Grille, Bagatelle, Mastro’s Ocean Club, Marche Bacchus, Kabuki Roy’s, STK, Bratalian by Carla Pellegrino, Origin India, Ethel M Chocolates and more.
FUTUREGROWING.COM: California chefs raving about a new method of growing vegetables and herbs under drought conditions are recommending the breakthrough from FutureGrowing.com to their Las Vegas counterparts.
Chef pal Jon Sedler, well respected in the culinary world, is a big booster of the rooftop garden system, which you can check out here via YouTube. News on the technology came to light with the sudden spurt in farmers markets popping in the valley, the new farms in Pahrump and the decision by Serendipity 3 at Caesars Palace to grow an herb and vegetable garden. Expect to see rooftop gardens popping up across the Strip, as well.
MEET MICHAEL MONDAVI: Winemaker Michael Mondavi, who was awarded the World of Food and Wine lifetime achievement award, hosts a grand wine tasting of his top-shelf libations at the Palazzo’s atrium gardens and waterfall Friday, and James Beard Award-winning chef Luciano Pellegrini hosts a pasta-making class at his restaurant Valentino in the Venetian on Saturday.
The events are part of the continuing Carnevale celebrations at the Venetian and Palazzo.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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