Las Vegas Epicurean Affair Returns May 23, 2013 at The Palazzo

Las Vegas Epicurean Affair Returns May 23, 2013 at The Palazzo 
Save the Date for Southern Nevada's Premiere Culinary Extravaganza 
LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 03/12/13 --  On Thursday, May 23,
many of the best restaurants in Las Vegas will unite again poolside
at The Palazzo for the Las Vegas Epicurean Affair. The event,
sponsored by the Nevada Restaurant Association (NvRA) gives guests a
taste of the gourmet offerings that have elevated Las Vegas to an
international dining destination. 
Hosted by The Palazzo, the Las Vegas Epicurean Affair promises a
tantalizing evening of culinary splendor. Guests will savor samplings
of cuisine and cocktails from prestigious restaurants and beverage
purveyors in a luxurious poolside setting at The Palazzo for a palate
pleasing event that is undoubtedly Las Vegas. 
"We are thrilled to partner with NvRA for the fourth year in a row to
host the Las Vegas Epicurean Affair," said Sebastien Silvestri, vice
president of Food and Beverage for The Venetian and The Palazzo.
"This is one of our favorite evenings of the year -- what an amazing
opportunity to enjoy the best chefs of Las Vegas in a gorgeous
poolside affair." 
"This event is the perfect way to showcase the wonderful restaurants
and beverage purveyors of the city and look forward to featuring new
participants as well as returning signature favorites," said NvRA
President and CEO Katherine Jacobi. "The Pools at The Palazzo are an
incredible backdrop for this exciting event."  
Past participants at the event have included Carnevino Italian
Steakhouse, Wolfgang Puck's CUT, Delmonico Steakhouse, Restaurant Guy
Savoy, Morels French Steakhouse, STK, Nobu Las Vegas, Prime
Steakhouse, Table 10, TAO Asian Bistro and many other illustrious
restaurants throughout Las Vegas.  
The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair is open to the public and will be held
Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at The Pools at
The Palazzo. Tickets will go on sale in the spring at Proceeds from the event benefit
NvRA's educational and scholarship programs.  
 Founded in 1982, the Nevada
Restaurant Association is the leading business association serving
the needs of food service operators in Nevada. As an affiliate of th
National Restaurant Association, and together with the NvRA
Educational Foundation, the Association's mission is to promote,
protect and educate the restaurant industry, which is comprised of
more than 5,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets employing more
than 150,000 people. 
With more than 3,000 spacious suites, luxury shopping, world-class
dining and entertainment, the $1.9 billion, Silver LEED(R)
(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified Palazzo Las
Vegas literally takes luxury to new heights. Ranked as one of the top
25 hotels in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure "World's Best
Awards" for two consecutive years, the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes
Travel Guide Four Star-Award winning resort is highlighted by a
flagship 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York. The Shoppes at The
Palazzo(R) feature more than 60 luxury boutiques, including 20
remarkable stores and couture brands making their Las Vegas debuts at
The Palazzo including Chloé, Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin,
Diane von Furstenberg, and Van Cleef & Arpels. The all-suite resort
offers plush and opulent suite accommodations ranging from a Luxury
Suite at an unprecedented 720 square feet to the 8,000-square-foot
Chairman suite with private terraces and plunge pools. The Palazzo
also offers a variety of cuisines from a collection of award-winning
chefs such as Carnevino by Mario Batali, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and
Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse. Other unique offerings include the chic
dining and nightlife hotspot, LAVO; the world's largest Canyon Ranch
SpaClub(R); the ultimate sports bar, sportsbook and restaurant on the
Strip, Lagasse's Stadium; and Prestige at The Palazzo -- an exclusive
space designed to offer the sophisticated traveler an elevated level
of services and amenities including private champagne check in,
packing and unpacking services, exclusive bath and pillow menus,
complimentary cocktail reception and more. Guests can earn points
while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premiere
loyalty program, which rewards guests with the ease and usability of
just one card and one program. The Palazzo and its famed sister
resort, The Venetian Las Vegas, are the first-ever Alliance Resorts
in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio. For additional
information, visit The Palazzo website at, follow
on Twitter @palazzovegas and interact on Facebook at  
THE PALAZZO and THE VENETIAN are registered trademarks of Las Vegas
Sands Corp. All other trademarks are trademarks and/or registered
trademarks of their respective owners. 
Media Contacts: 
Jeannie Yoon Cho
Nevada Restaurant Association
(702) 878-2313 x 1003 
Keith Salwoski
The Palazzo Las Vegas
(702) 607-4636 
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