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On the plate: Upcoming foodie events you don't want to miss

“Booze & Bites” Pairing Dinner at Brand Steakhouse


In this second installment of the “Booze & Bites” pairing dinner series at the Monte Carlo. foodies will enjoy a five-course dinner at BRAND Steakhouse paired with award-winning Terlato wines. Some of the dishes featured in this dinner include grilled octopus with squid ink pappardelle wild boar sugo, paired with Chateau De Sancerre sancerre; 60-day kobe with dry-aged sirloin, bleu cheese mousse and poached pear, paired with Chimney Rock cabernet sauvignon; and caramel popcorn crème brûlée, paired with Sandeman Founders Reserve port. 6:30p. $75. 702-730-7010


Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit

April 23-26

Now in its ninth year, Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit, a celebration of wine and spirits, returns to ARIA, Bellagio, Caesars Palace and MGM Grand, featuring a roster of tastings, demonstrations and meet-and-greets. A few of the headliners include chefs Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Gordon Ramsay, Julian Serrano, François Payard, Masa Takayama, Michael Mina, and Guy Savoy. Highlight events include a Master Series brunch with Border Grill’s Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, a farm-to-table party at Sage, and, the centerpiece, the Grand Tasting at Caesars Palace. $110-$330.

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New Vista Community Wine Walk


Showcasing a variety of food and wine throughout Town Square, the walk will feature 20 different wines, from whites to reds, for sampling from high-profile purveyors such as Southern Wine & Spirits Nevada and Lee’s Discount Liquor. Other stations will feature sake, beer and cocktails. Organized by New Vista Community, a local charity committed to providing equal opportunities and support to intellectually challenged people of all ages so that they may experience life to the fullest. 7-10p. $25. Town Square,

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