Haute Event: April Rose Celebrates at Tao Beach; Melissa Rycroft and Tye Strickland at Tao Asian Bistro; Gretchen Rossi at Lavo

April Rose at Tao Beach.

Maxim Fridays at Tao Beach at the Venetian celebrated the release of the 2012 Maxim Hot 100 with special guest April Rose, No. 82 on Maxim’s list. The blonde beauty was all smiles as she danced to the sounds of DJ Politik and took in the scene from the Maxim cabana.

That night, CMT reality couple Melissa Rycroft and Tye Strickland enjoyed dinner at Tao Asian Bistro. They dined on restaurant favorites including the Grilled 12-ounce Kobe ribeye, spicy tuna tartare on crispy rice, satay of Chilean sea bass and lobster fried rice.

Gretchen Christine Rossi of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” dined at Lavo Restaurant at the Palazzo on Friday night. Fans immediately recognized the reality star as she graciously took photos with a few lucky guests. Rossi and friends were then escorted to the dining room where they enjoyed specialties including the famed one-pound Kobe meatball and chicken parmigiano. They ended their meal on a sweet note with the Oreo zeppole, strawberry shortcake and the chocolate 7-layer cake before taking over a VIP table in the nightclub.

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