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Vegas Uncork'd: Epicurean Bacchanalia! 12th annual Vegas Uncork'd in Las Vegas last weekend

Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispy Treat, Strawberry Pop-Tart, Laffy Taffy, Whipped Cream, & a Cherry on top

 

A toast at the Bacchinalia!

Edible Skinny was lucky enough to attend 12th annual Vegas Uncork'd in Las Vegas last weekend. Hosted by Bon Appétit Magazine and presented by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and Southern Glazers NV of Nevada, Vegas Uncork'd is the premier culinary and wine event in Las Vegas featuring exclusive, one-of-a-kind experiences that capture the imagination of thousands of culinary enthusiasts from across the country!

The festivities began on Thursday with a pop as some of the biggest names in the culinary world united in Las Vegas for a weekend of festivities at Bellagio, Caesars Palace, The Cromwell, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay, MGM Resorts' The Park, The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas. Joined by more than 20 legendary chefs including Guy Savoy, Shawn McClain, Timon Balloo and Stephen Hopcraft, chef Masaharu Morimoto ceremoniously sabered a bottle of Prosecco (after quite a few attempts) at The Park, MGM Resorts International's outdoor dining and entertainment district.

Friday was The Grand Tasting at the Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis at Caesars Palace. This is Vegas Uncork'd's BIG EVENT! The Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis was home for the evening to more than 2,500 festival-goers who sampled signature dishes prepared by 50+ award-winning chefs and sipped on samplings of 100 of the best wines from around the world. It was an Epicurean Bacchanalia!

Some of our favorites included: Yucatan Chicken Taco with Pumpkin Seed Cilantro Pesto & Pickled Red Onion Slaw from Mesa Grill; Umami Quail with Jalapeno Dressing from Nobu Restaurant & Lounge; and the The Bam Bam Shake from Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer. A Fruity Pebble Shake comprised of Vanilla Frosted Rim with Fruity Pebbles, Topped with a Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispy Treat, Strawberry Pop-Tart, Laffy Taffy, Whipped Cream, & a Cherry on top!

Speaking of Black Tap on Saturday night Edible Skinny kicked it late night at their Venetian location for a night of burgers, beats, and (of course) shakes! Attendees sampled mouthwatering Black Tap Las Vegas snacks, burgers, and signature cocktails with a live DJ spinning tunes to keep the vibes pumping. Chef/Owner Joe Isidori was master of ceremonies at chow time on Black Tap's award-winning craft burgers.

The highlight was the "one-time-only opportunity" to create our very own CrazyShake™ milkshake. With a curated list of specialty "Vegas Uncork'd" ingredients, guests were able to let their imagination and taste buds go wild with a custom shake. There was also a lip-sync battle where guests could wow the crowds with their favorite 80s pop and 90s hip hop.

It was a weekend of food, festivities, and fiddlededee!!! Here's to Life Being Delicious, all your Moments Being Postcard Worthy, and Epicurean Bacchanalias!

Kat Thomas is the Editor in Chief of Edible Skinny, a site dedicated to making your life postcard worthy. She is also the CEO of the creative media company This Way Adventures. You can find more about both brands at http://www.thiswayadventures.com

 

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