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Party Pics: Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit

Giada De Laurentiis and Bon Appetit Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport welcome guests to the Coffee & Cake event at Pronto by Giada. Photo Credit: Erik Kabik

Giada De Laurentiis and Bon Appetit Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport welcome guests to the Coffee & Cake event at Pronto by Giada. Photo Credit: Erik Kabik

LAS VEGAS (May 12, 2018) — Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit day two invited culinary enthusiasts to enjoy intimate and interactive experiences at Caesars Palace. The day ended with the premier event of the weekend, The Grand Tasting at Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis at Caesars Palace.

Guests had the chance to celebrate all things coffee at Pronto by Giada, the brand new fast-casual restaurant from Emmy Award-winning and New York Times best-selling celebrity chef, Giada De Laurentiis. Attendees enjoyed an interactive coffee tasting and conversation with De Laurentiis, Bon Appetit Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport and Hana Kaneshige of Counter Culture Coffee. Guests sipped and savored with tasty small bites, including Italian rainbow almond cake that showcased Giada’s signature cuisine.

Sushi aficionados had the rare opportunity to journey inside legendary chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s expansive Las Vegas destination restaurant to hear about the philosophy of sushi making from one of the world’s foremost artisans and restaurateurs. This signature “Beauty of Sushi” event allowed guests the opportunity to see Nobu’s sushi making in action while also sipping premier sake and discover his inventive “Nobu Style” that fuses classic sushi-making techniques with unique ingredients.

The Grand Tasting at Caesars Palace’s Gardens of the Gods Pool Oasis is the cornerstone event of Vegas Uncork’d. A star-studded red carpet kicked off the one-of-a-kind culinary experience. A toast between Caesars Palace President Gary Selesner, Bon Appetit Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport, the one-and-only Caesar and 2,500 food enthusiasts welcomed the evening in grand style. The Grand Tasting featured more than 50 award-winning chefs and 100 of the best wines and spirits from around the globe.

Party Pics: Inside The Coachella Party that Went “Till Dawn”

This weekend, guests of Dusk Till Dawn immersed themselves in a desert wonderland at the hottest party of Coachella, 2018.

This past weekend, Dusk Till Dawn curated a day-to-night/night-to-day experience for Coachella attendees—A blend between the lines of festival and activation oasis, guests were immersed by a unique experience around each corner.

In the daytime, Dusk Till Dawn provided attendees with a retreat-style getaway, which featured complimentary yoga and guided meditation by Tantris Yoga. In after meditation, guests could explore a garden of wellness-geared activations and pop-ups. These included beauty bars, streetwear and designer pop-up shops, henna, tarot readings, pressed juices, and a focus on cannabis and CBD-based product sampling and gifting.

In the night, Notorious Pink Rosé flowed throughout the glasses of VIP’s, influencers, DJ’s and celebrities. Two stages—indoor and outdoor—allowed guests to party beneath the stars or lounge VIP in the pop-up nightclub. Performances by Kryoman, Minus Gravity, EC Twins, AFSHheeN, Saint Wknd, Juvahn Victoria and others had the crowd dancing until dawn.

Photos by Eva Maria Guggenberger | EMG Photography

Party Pics – 40th Anniversary Ruby Gala

Nevada School of the Arts held their 40th Anniversary Ruby Gala at the Red Rock Hotel and Casino on March 10, 2018, and Party Digest was in the house!

It was a spectacular event featuring world renowned performers: NSA Encore Recipient Frankie Moreno, NSA Jazz Artist-in-Residence and Las Vegas headliner Clint Holmes, pianist “The Hands of Liberace” Philip Fortenberrry, international violinist and pedagogue Brian Lewis, NSA 2018 Encore Recipient Christy Molasky and many more. The theme: 1940s Hollywood Glam.

Nevada School of the Arts provides world-class music instruction and a life-changing experience to students of all ages and backgrounds for generations to come. Their mission is to educate, enrich, and empower each young musician eager to be educated on music education. Learn more at NSAMusic.org.

Click any of the images below to open up a gallery for convenient viewing. We thank Sue Altenburg from Altenburg Studio for the pictures!

 

Party Pics: Sips ‘n’ Sweets

March 10th was the date for Sips & Sweets, benefiting the Las Vegas Business Academy Scholarship Fund! Visitors enjoyed an afternoon strolling through the spectacular botanical Cactus Garden at Ethel M Chocolates while sampling a variety of wines, craft beers, and delectable chocolate sweets.

This outdoor event also featured a silent auction including luxurious hotel staycations, spa getaways, fine dining and much more!

-Wine and craft beer tastings
-Ethel M Chocolates samples
-Photo booth

The Las Vegas Business Academy is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of future business and community leaders in Las Vegas. The LVBA provides select UNLV graduate students with financial support, professional development and enrichment, and unparalleled mentorship and externship opportunities with top industry executives so that they are poised to become the next generation of leaders.

Party Pics: Preview Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce welcomed the business community to its annual signature forecasting event Preview Las Vegas, at the Thomas & Mack Center, where nearly 2,000 attendees connected with one another on the exhibit floor and heard from business experts on how to level up in 2018.

Party Pics: World’s First Gordon Ramsay HELL’S KITCHEN Restaurant Marks Official Grand Opening at Caesars Palace Las Vegas

Multi-Michelin star chef and television personality Gordon Ramsay, joined by the finalists of Season 17 HELL’S KITCHEN All-Stars and famous faces from the sports and entertainment world, celebrated the official grand opening of the first-ever Gordon Ramsay HELL’S KITCHEN restaurant at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Since its soft opening in early January, the highly-anticipated restaurant has already received reservations for nearly 25,000 guests. Reservations are available for lunch and dinner.

Designed to be an experiential and immersive destination restaurant, guests at Gordon Ramsay HELL’S KITCHEN will feel transported to the studio set of the globally popular FOX television show. The inspiration from the hit show is evident from the signature fiery pitchfork – direct from the set of the popular TV show – that marks the entryway, to the life-size video screen of Chef Ramsay that greets guests upon arrival, to the chef uniforms and menu items. The winner of current Season 17 of HELL’S KITCHEN All-Stars will be named Head Chef and have portrait hung with the other previous champions on the winner’s wall.

“We responded to fans of the show who were hungry for a real-world HELL’S KITCHEN restaurant for some time – pun intended,” said Ramsay. “What we didn’t fully realize was just how enthusiastic the response would be. We are thrilled with the reservations and interest since announcing our opening, and excited to welcome guests to experience the best of HELL’S KITCHEN – great food, and great cocktails.”

Masterfully designed by Jeffrey Beers International, the first-of-its-kind restaurant boasts design features that are engaging to all senses and are a nod to both the red and blue teams featured on the show. The dynamic and bustling kitchen is the centerpiece of this unique eatery, with mosaic tiles framing the open space artfully, allowing guests to appreciate from every seat in the house. Chefs and cooks in the kitchen will be in the exact uniforms from the show – red and blue jackets with coordinating bandanas. To further bring the electric atmosphere of the studio into the dining room, additional key elements of the show are infused in the design, such as fire and heat and custom designed lighting that combine brass rods with pitchfork features and runs across the high ceilings. HELL’S KITCHEN’s iconic “H” and pitchfork symbols are cleverly featured throughout the custom-designed, laser-cut screen partitions and soft charcoal and ash-hued wallcovering.

With floor-to-ceiling glass windows facing the famous Las Vegas Strip and Caesars Palace’s iconic fountains, Gordon Ramsay HELL’S KITCHEN seats nearly 300 guests and features indoor and Strip-adjacent dining. Currently offering lunch and dinner daily, the eatery also boasts a spirited bar menu.

“Creating unique and world class-dining experiences is one-way Caesars Entertainment is strengthening the integrated resort concept,” said Mark Frissora President and CEO of Caesars Entertainment. “A key element of this is building strong partnerships and Gordon is not only a great partner but also one of the biggest talents in culinary.”

Several of the most successful signature menu items and recipes featured on the television show can now be experienced during lunch and dinner including Pan Seared Scallops, Lobster Risotto, Beef Wellington, Truffle Arancini, Brick Pressed Chicken and Crispy Skin Salmon. Special menu items direct from the show will be added as new episodes air.

To perfectly complement the cuisine or to simply enjoy at the restaurant’s sprawling bar, the cocktails at HELL’S KITCHEN are not to be missed. The signature creations include the gin-based Notes from Gordon, garnished with a scroll printed with a surprise note from Gordon Ramsay; the citrus and rosemary laden Chef’s Stew, served bubbling and steaming from dry ice; and the rye-based Smoke on the Blvd, which arrives in a cherry-wood smoke-filled glass cabinet. The restaurant also boasts an expertly curated wine list with over 20 wines offered by the glass. The beer list is also notable with more than 30 options, and includes an exclusive HELL’S KITCHEN Special Brew IPA from Stone Brewing.

“With Gordon and his team, we created a unique dining experience based on one of the most popular shows on television. I’m very proud of what we have achieved. The room has been transformed and feels just like the set of Hell’s Kitchen, and the food and service is worthy of the Gordon Ramsay,” said Gary Selesner Regional President Caesars Palace. “The response from guests so far has been very gratifying. They are delighted with the menu and love the concept. It looks like we have another big hit on our hands. I can’t wait for everyone to try it.”

Gordon Ramsay HELL’S KITCHEN marks Ramsay’s fifth Las Vegas restaurant and extends his successful partnership with Caesars Entertainment to seven eateries with more to come. The new restaurant is a partnership between Gordon Ramsay and Caesars Entertainment in conjunction with ITV America. HELL’S KITCHEN airs in the U.S. on FOX and is produced by ITV Entertainment in association with A. Smith & Co. Productions. Arthur Smith, Kent Weed, Kenny Rosen, David Eilenberg and Gordon Ramsay serve as executive producers. HELL’S KITCHEN airs in 41 countries around the globe.

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Night at the Museum

The Junior League of Las Vegas (JLLV) and DISCOVERY Children’s Museum hosted the third annual Night at the Museum fundraiser on Saturday, January 13th.

Adults could unleash their inner child, explore and interact with museum exhibits, dance to silent disco, and enjoy drinks and small bites.

The event was held at the DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place, Las Vegas.

Party Pics: AFP Philanthropy Day

Tuesday, November 14
Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino

Over 300 guests honored Las Vegas’ most philanthropic-minded volunteers, community leaders and development professionals at AFP Las Vegas’ 2017 National Philanthropy Day® Awards on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.
2017 Recipients:
• Janice Allen, Outstanding Philanthropist
• Constandina “Dina” Ciulla, Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy
• Findlay Automotive Group, Outstanding Corporation
• Caleen Norrod Johnson, Lifetime Achievement
• Junior League of Las Vegas, President’s Award
• Pam Lang, Outstanding Development Professional
• Stacey Wedding, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
• Elaine P. Wynn Family Foundation, Outstanding Foundation
Las Vegas performer and Monday’s Dark founder Mark Shunock emceed the event where guests were treated to a special performance by Brent Barrett, Las Vegas’ own Phantom of the Opera star.
Guests were greeted with a special champagne reception and feasted at four different food stations featuring gourmet options from the Westgate Hotel’s award-winning restaurants.

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Party Pics – FIDF Gala

FRIENDS OF THE IDF LAS VEGAS GALA RAISES $1M TO BENEFIT ISRAELI SOLDIERS

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 7 – More than 450 members of the Las Vegas community and out-of-town guests and supporters gathered at The Venetian last week for the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Las Vegas Gala and raised more than $1 million – with help from a matching gift by Sheldon and Dr. Miriam Adelson – to support well-being and educational programs for the brave soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo attended the Nov. 1 gala, which has become one of the Las Vegas Jewish community’s largest events and honored leading defense attorney David Z. Chesnoff.

Also speaking at the gala were active-duty and former Israeli soldiers, including Staff Sgt. Reno, a Lone Soldier – one who enlists in the IDF without having any immediate family in Israel – who lived in Las Vegas and who finished his high school education during his military service, thanks to FIDF; Yaakov Daniel, who plays a counterterrorism operative in the hit Israeli Netflix series “Fauda” and whose college education was sponsored through FIDF’s IMPACT! Scholarship Program; and Staff Sgt. (Res.) Sharon, a sharpshooter in one of the world’s only coed combat infantry battalions who engaged and neutralized terrorists attempting to infiltrate Israel.

Chairing the gala were FIDF National Board Members Dana and Michael Werner. Human rights attorney, author, and award-winning filmmaker Brooke Goldstein presided as the evening’s master of ceremonies. The gala also featured a musical performance by Kol Esperanza.

Goldstein, whose documentary “The Making of a Martyr” examined the recruitment of children suicide bombers, spoke of FIDF’s critical role in helping provide humanitarian programs to those who serve in the IDF.

“By providing crucial support systems for Israeli soldiers, FIDF ensures they are treated like the real heroes that they are,” she said. “Because these young men and women are fighting for the survival not just of Israel, but for the Jewish people. For us, for everyone right here in this room and for our future!”

Other distinguished guests included boxer and celebrity Mike Tyson; Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson; Nevada Supreme Court Justice Lidia S. Stiglich; Judges Mark Bailus, Joe Bonaventure, Elissa Cadish, Douglas Herndon, Abbi Silver, and Michael Villani; FIDF National Director and CEO Maj. Gen. (Res.) Meir Klifi-Amir; Rabbi Mendel Mintz, founder and director of Chabad Jewish Community Center in Aspen; Todd Polikoff, president and CEO of Jewish Federation of Las Vegas; Joshua Abbey, director of the Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival; Dr. William Bolt, vice president for advancement at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Nevada Assemblyman Stephen H. Silberkraus; Nevada State Treasurer Dan Schwartz; and Brian Watson, Republican candidate for Colorado state treasurer.

The funds raised at this event will go toward FIDF well-being and educational programs for IDF soldiers. For more information or to support FIDF, please visit: www.fidf.org.

Party Pics: New Museum “Hell, Yes!” party

Hell Yes! What a great time was had by all, on June 21, 2017.

 

Party Pics: Visionaire World x We Are One+Together

We Are One+Together partnered with Visionaire World to kick of the Mr. Gay Syria initiative in order to secure asylum for the Mr. Gay Syria contestants, including financing legal aid as well as generating political and public support. These brave individuals chose to host a competition to illuminate urgent issues facing LGBTQ+ individuals in the Middle East. 

We hope to inspire our community to take a stand with the Mr. Gay Syria contestants in solidarity by signing our petition urging the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services to take swift action and accelerate the process of granting the five courageous contestants asylum.

We Are One+TogetherVisionaire World and Grindr present the premier of a short film, War Within (04.10 min)directed by Palestinian, Lebanese director Zaher Saleh as part of the We Are One+Together film seriesThe film tells a very personal story of a gay Muslim man’s struggle to reconcile his sexuality with his faith, his longing for acceptance from his family and his journey to love and accept himself. 

Visionaire World also showcased a short film inspired by the Mr. Gay Syria pageant starringCaroline Vreeland, Connie Flemming,, Elliott Sailors, Ladyfag, Maryna Linchuk, and Yara Sofia..

Party Pics: Iconoclast Dinner Experience

On June 10, 2017 eight food, wine and spirits trailblazers came together at the legendary James Beard House in New York City for The 3rd Annual Iconoclast Dinner Experience; an intimate evening that honored them while fifty guests partook in a gastronomic experience curated by the honorees. The evening’s attendees included film director and producer Spike Lee and his wife Tanya Lewis Lee as well as Kater Krader, restaurant editor of Bloomberg Pursuits.

Images by Eric Vitale Photography