Come Hungry: Get Ready for the Third Annual Carnival of Cuisine at the Venetian and Palazzo

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Executive Chef Zach Allen of B&B Ristorante and Enoteca San Marco at the Venetian and Carnevino at the Palazzo at Carnival of Cuisine last year.

When you want to take a trip around the world, just drop by the Venetian and the Palazzo, where you can travel the world just dining at all the establishments. Odds are that you haven’t eaten at many one of them. Until now.

On Saturday, the resort gives you a chance to sample the specialities of 21 of its dining destinations during the Carnival of Cuisine, the third annual event showcasing the delicacies the property. That means you get to sample foods from all seven James Beard award-winning chefs (Thomas Keller at Bouchon, Wolfgang Puck at CUT, Postrio, Azure, Riva and Solaro; Emeril Lagasse at Table 10, Delmonico Steakhouse and Lagasse’s Stadium; Luciano Pellegrini at Piero Selvaggio Valentino Las Vegas; Joachim Splichal at Pinot Brasserie; and Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich at B&B Ristorante, Enoteca San Marco and Carnevino).

Not enough? Try the French cuisine from Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro, the northern Italian dishes from Canaletto and or the southern Italian specialties at Lavo, Mexican treats from Dos Caminos, Japanese from Sushisamba or Asian dishes from Tao Asian Bistro and Zine. Even Café Presse, FIRST Food & Bar, Grand Lux Café and Sweet Surrender plan to show off their fares. Look for cooking demonstrations, tastings and live entertainment. Your ticket earns you a shot at prizes such as signed cookbooks, restaurant gift certificates and show tickets. Carnival of Cuisine is presented by Grazie, the resort’s loyalty program.

The culinary extravaganza takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Venetian Ballroom. Tickets are priced at $50 (all inclusive), and $75 for VIP tickets that include early noon admission and a gift. For tickets, call 702.414.9000 or visit

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