Haute Event: A Champagne Saber Off by Daniel Boulud Kicks Off Vegas Uncork’d

Photo: Isaac Brekken
Photo: Isaac Brekken

The eighth annual Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit began with a pop and threw the destination into a flurry of foie gras and fine wine as world-renowned chefs descend upon Las Vegas this weekend. Acclaimed chef Daniel Boulud launched the event by sabering a bottle of Mionetto Prosecco at The Venetian surrounded by other notable chefs such as Mary Sue Milliken, Guy Savoy, Julian Serrano, Michael Mina, Roy Ellamar and Shawn McClain. The celebrity chefs enjoyed precious moments with other culinary giants, including Sirio Maccioni, to unwind before touring Las Vegas Boulevard and kicking off festivities at Aria, Bellagio, Caesars Palace and MGM Grand.

The star-studded weekend welcomes new chefs such as Giada De Laurentiis, Buddy Valastro, Masa Takayama and Pierre Gagnaire along with returning favorites Michael Mina, Gordon Ramsay and Joël Robuchon among others. Now in its eighth year, the festival continues to gain momentum with tickets selling faster than ever before. Joël Robuchon’s Cooking & Wine Demo at MGM Grand sold out within the first 90-minutes of tickets going on sale, and by the end of the first week, seven events had completely sold out.

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