Haute Event: Vegas Uncork’d Sets a Guinness World Record

Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit breaks the Guinness World Record.

Chefs, sommeliers, mixologists and others from Bellagio, Caesars Palace, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and Mandalay Bay set a new Guinness World Record by uncorking 308 bottles of Louis Martini Cabernet Sauvignon simultaneously. Amidst flying corks and free flowing wine, the crowd shattered the previous record of 252 in celebration of Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit.

“Today we’re making history with some of the world’s best chefs, sommeliers and mixologists,” said Adam Rapoport, Bon Appétit’s Editor-in-Chief. “Setting this Guinness World Record is just the beginning of all the great programming and truly memorable moments you’ll see at Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit in May.”

In addition to setting a new Guinness World Record, Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit revealed new chefs and new programming for the country’s foremost culinary festival running May 10-13, 2012. This marks the first year that José Andrés, Bruce and Eric Bromberg, David Myers, Costas Spiliadis, Scott Conant and Greg and Marc Sherry are participating.

A look at some of the events:

Master Series Dinner with Bobby Flay, Thursday, May 10: Caesars Palace adds another dynamic offering to its popular Master Series dinner line-up – Mesa Grill, helmed by critically acclaimed chef and restaurateur Bobby Flay.

Follow That Food Truck, Thursday, May 10: Mingle with renowned chefs such as Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Todd English, Michal Mina and Julian Serrano and enjoy live music from restaurateur Joe Bastianich at this exciting Bellagio event. Confirmed food trucks include fukuburger, Red Neck Kitchen and Rusty Pickle.

My Favorite Things, Friday, May 11: At Bellagio, Chef Michael Mina and Sommeliers Raj Parr and Jason Smith, MS, discuss their “favorites” and host a sampling of unique wines, extravagant cocktails and the most memorable fare ever tasted (and created).

Celebrity Chef Poker Tournament, Friday, May 11: The pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will be the hub for a world-class celebrity chef poker tournament with live performances, flavorful dishes and delightful drinks. A specialty menu of handrolls and more from Blue Ribbon Sushi and specialty cocktails from David Myers’ 18A cocktail program will be featured.

The Nature of A Good Party with Alain Ducasse, Saturday, May 12: Chef Alain Ducasse hosts a new eXperience at miX at Mandalay Bay that includes champagne with the Chef, a five-course special menu with wine pairing and a signed copy of the Chef’s latest cookbook “Nature: Simple, Healthy, and Good © Rizzoli.”

For more information on Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit, tickets and full programming details, visit www.VegasUncorked.com.

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