Haute Event: The Night Market: East Meets West Features Mario Batali, Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller and More

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Chefs Thomas Keller, Mario Batali, Olivier Dubreuil and Daniel Boulud

The Venetian created The Strip’s largest new event for Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit, the international Asian Night Market on Thursday night featuring the world’s best chefs for one night of food, fun and entertainment.

The Night Market: East Meets West celebrated a cross-cultural exchange with an array of epicurean icons, including American culinary luminaries chefs Mario Batali, Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller and Buddy Valastro as they united with two of Singapore’s most internationally known culinary superstars, Justin Quek of Sky On 57 and Tewtsuya Wakuda of Waku Ghin, both of Marina Bay Sands in Singapore; and Luke Mangan, one of Australia’s leading chefs and restaurateurs.

Throughout the evening, guests dined on an enchanting menu with spectacular dishes, including dim sum, Peking duck, sea urchin and wok-fried Maine lobster, while also experiencing Asian-inspired mixology, including sake, Asian beer and wine.

Festive entertainment took over the scenic plaza during the three-hour event. The stars of PANDA!, the first resident production from China on the Las Vegas Strip, performed segments from their show at the Palazzo Theatre.

The evening also featured chefs Mario Batali and Buddy Valastro as the headlining mentors to two students from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in the Chase Sapphire Preferred Grill Challenge. The two chefs and two students vied for $20,000 in scholarship funds during event.

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