Caesars Entertainment Celebrates Fifth Annual Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival

  Caesars Entertainment Celebrates Fifth Annual Atlantic City Food and Wine

Celebrity Chefs Robert Irvine, Rocco DiSpirito and The Neelys to Host Largest
Food and Wine Festival in the Region from July 25-28, 2013

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Feb. 21, 2013

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Caesars Entertainment
Atlantic City is proud to present the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival's
fifth annual celebration, beginning Thursday, July 25, with events taking
place throughout the weekend. The four-day culinary and spirits festival,
which sells-out annually and is the leading food and wine festival in the
market, will feature a star-studded roster of the world's most renowned
culinary experts and TV personalities, including Robert Irvine, Rocco
DiSpirito and The Neelys, with further announcements to be made in the coming
weeks. Festival guests will have access to events at all four Caesars
Entertainment resorts and casinos – Caesars, Harrah's Resort, Showboat and
Bally's, and this year, the beach!

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"Tourism along the Jersey Shore and famed Atlantic City Boardwalk is alive and
well and we're thrilled to bring back the exciting Atlantic City Food and Wine
Festival for its fifth anniversary celebration," says Danny Brockdorf,
Regional Vice President of Marketing for Caesars Entertainment. "Despite the
challenges brought on by Hurricane Sandy last October, the Jersey Shore is as
strong as ever and we are looking forward to attracting both new visitors and
loyalists to Atlantic City for a weekend of amazing food, great wine and
spirits and all-round Jersey fun."

The 2013 festival will present an acclaimed roster of both local and national
talent and will once again showcase several of the world's greatest culinary
influencers as well as authorities in the wine, beer and spirits industry.
With access to a multitude of unparalleled events including delicious tastings
and dazzling demonstrations, the festival will offer delicacies for every
palate. Festival highlights include:

  oThe Grand Market: Foodies, prepare your palate for perfection! The
    signature event of the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival, The Grand
    Market will most certainly be the indulgence highlight of your year. Our
    exclusive world of dining perfection is sure to excite, inspire and amaze.
    Eat and drink your way through this eclectic tasting village. Featuring a
    wide selection of foods, wines, craft brews and liquors from
    world-renowned culinary masters, you will experience a true flavor
    adventure during your three-hour gourmet journey. And when you find
    something you love, take it home with you! Purchase your favorite flavors
    while culinary demos by celebrity chefs provide you with tips to enhance
    your home dining experiences.
  oBlues Brews & BBQ: Throw on your boots, foodies … this festival is taking
    a tasty trip to the south! Kick your feet up as BBQ vendors take over and
    cook up some the best ribs, chicken and brisket you've ever tasted. And
    let's not forget about the ice-cold beer! While you're here, you can
    purchase some of the latest BBQ merchandise around.
  oBeach Soiree: It's time to let loose and have some fun, because when the
    sun goes down, the festival heats up. Enjoy an evening beachside party
    while savoring refreshing cocktails and gourmet passed appetizers. After
    all, live entertainment, dancing and fun are always a great way to end
    your day. Robert Irvine and The Neelys will host this exclusive Beach
    Soiree, welcoming you to a party that you won't soon forget.
  oGospel Brunch: Start your Sunday with some serious flavor! Join us at the
    House of Blues for an inspiring gospel performance and an amazing buffet.
    The Neelys will be on hand to welcome you with a tasty hospitality and a
    hearty spread. While the choir performs, you can enjoy a delicious,
    traditional buffet featuring pecan caramel sticky buns, hickory-smoked
    bacon and sausage links, homemade biscuits and country gravy, homemade
    waffles, an omelet station, southern fried chicken, homemade macaroni and
    cheese, Creole chicken and shrimp jambalaya and much more!
  oIsland Luau: Aloha indulgence! It's time to party, island-style. Immerse
    yourself into a world of hula dancers and flamethrowers while The Neelys
    host this island luau featuring their spin on some of your favorite
    Hawaiian treats. Throughout the event, you'll be whisked away to a
    tropical oasis right here on the Harrah's Resort Pool Deck as the sun
    majestically sets in the distance. Come hungry, because on this island the
    food really is paradise!

Tickets for the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival will go on sale March 8,
2013 and can be purchased online at, or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-736-1420.

Caesars Entertainment Total Rewards members will have the opportunity to
purchase discounted tickets to all Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival events
during the pre-sale dates, beginning Friday, February 22^nd at 10am. The
Early-Bird public pre-sale starts on Friday, March 1^st at 10am with the full
public on-sale for all events kicking off on Friday, March 8^th at 10am.

About Caesars Entertainment

Caesars Entertainment Corporation is the world's largest casino entertainment
company. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, more than 70 years ago, Caesars
has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions, and
now operates casinos on four continents. The company's resorts operate
primarily under the Harrah's®, Caesars® and Horseshoe® brand names. Caesars
also owns the World Series of Poker® and the London Clubs International family
of casinos. Caesars Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value
with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent
products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology
leadership. Caesars is committed to environmental sustainability and energy
conservation and recognizes the importance of being a responsible steward of
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Date of Event Time            Event Name                          Ticket Price
7.25.13       8:00pm          Kick Off Party                      $55
7.26.13       6:00pm          The Grand Market                    $55
7.26.13       7:00pm          Chef's in Kitchen: Robert Irvine    $150
7.27.13       12:00pm         The Grand Market                    $55
7.27.13       12:00pm         Blues, Brews & BBQ                  $65
7.27.13       12:00pm- 4:00pm Chef's in Kitchen                   $99
7.27.13       12:00pm         Wine Seminar                        $45
7.27.13       2:00pm          Wine Seminar                        $45
7.27.13       4:00pm- 5:00pm  Wine Seminar                        $45
7.27.13       5:00pm          Chef's on Stage: The Neely's        $50
7.27.13       6:00pm          The Grand Market                    $55
7.27.13       6:00pm          Chef's in Kitchen: Robert Irvine    $150
7.27.13       9:00pm          Chef's on Stage: Robert Irvine      $50
7.27.13       10:00pm         Beach Soiree: Robert Irvine, Rocco  $50
                              DiSpirito & The Neely's
7.28.13       11:00am         Gospel Brunch: The Neely's          $60
7.28.13       11:00am- 3:00pm Your Morning Cup                    $40
7.28.13       12:00pm         The Grand Market                    $55
7.28.13       6:00pm          Island Luau: The Neely's            $125

SOURCE Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City

Contact: Katie Dougherty, Caesars Entertainment, +1-609-343-2649,; Jenn DeMartino, DKC Public Relations, +1-212-981-5226,, or Melissa Sgaglione, DKC Public Relations,
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