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VegasnightBy E.C. Gladstone

Most moms can expect little more than a predictable champagne brunch on Mothers’ Day. But this holiday weekend (May 8-11), Vegas Uncork’d: A Bon Appetit Epicurean Experience, offers an incomparable way to make your mom or wife feel truly special. Co-chaired by top Vegas chef Wolfgang Puck, the four-day feast will include a variety of fun, sumptuous, and educational events featuring a number of our city’s top chefs (a.k.a. the world’s top chefs!). It’s just one more reason to book your Las Vegas hotel!

May 8:
•    Masters’ Series Dinners will be cooked by Caesars Palace chefs Guy Savoy, François Payard,Bradley Ogden and Iron Chef Cat Cora.
•    The Carla Pellegrino dinner at Rao’s will be co-hosted by Soprano’s Lorraine Bracco.
•    Poker and black jack tournaments, in which entrants can bluff their best against chefs and sommeliers, will take over the Hard Rock Hotel midnight on Thursday and Friday.

May 9:
•    Editors-At-Lunch series will offer Bellagio’s Julian Serrano at Picasso, Sirio Maccioni at Le Cirque, and Martin Heierling at Sensi.
•    The evening’s Grand Tasting will include offerings from dozens of our best dining spots.
•   Other events will include a "Sweet Decadence” workshop at Bellagio, allowing you to make desserts with Jean-Philippe Maury.
•    Four rounds of Masters vs. Rookies cookoffs featuring chefs Todd English, David Burke, Mary-Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, and honorary sous chefs Lorraine Bracco and John O’Hurley will take place May 9 and 10.

May 10
•    Star Chef Luncheons will feature the WYNN’s Alex Stratta, Paul Bartolotta, Daniel Boulud, Richard Chen and David Walzog.
•    That evening’s "A Tale of Five Chefs” at Bellagio will be cooked by Julian Serrano, Todd English, Michael Mina, Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Jean-Philippe Maury.
•    A New Orleans Jazz Jam at Lake Las Vegas, with dinner by Susan Spicer, happens Saturday night too.

May 11: And on Sunday, yes, there will be a fantastic brunch. At least one!

Insider tip: Check out "CaviHour” at Mandalay Bay’s Red Square. Between 4-6 p.m. daily, you get 1 oz. of caviar free with every two Imperia Vodka cocktails. That’s a tasty deal.

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E.C. Gladstone is a former editor for AOLVegas, and interviews top
Strip entertainers, restauranteurs, moguls and behind-the-scenes
players for VEGAS Magazine. Like many Las Vegans, he sleeps only when
absolutely necessary.

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