The Vegas Uncork’d culinary festival will turn Las Vegas into a foodie mecca this spring. Chase Sapphire Preferred cardholders get access to special events featuring a full lineup of chefs, sommeliers and mixologists from popular Vegas venues including ARIA, Bellagio, Caesars Palace, MGM Grand and The Venetian. The festival runs from May 8-11.
Cardholders can hobnob with celebrity chefs like Bobby Flay, Julian Serrano, Guy Savoy, Mario Batali, Masayoshi Takayama, Nobu Matsuhisa, and Thomas Keller at the events. Sapphire Preferred members can purchase reserved tickets.
Stars of the Events
Some popular events will be back from last year’s lineup, including the Grand Tasting at Caesars Palace’s Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis, featuring over fifty chefs on Friday. On Saturday, Joёl Robuchon is hosting two private dinners where attendees dine on a one-of-a-kind, six-course menu.
For the second year in the row there will also be a Chase Sapphire Preferred Grill Challenge, a Top Chef type event during which two culinary arts students will compete against top chefs like Buddy Valastro to win a $20,000 scholarship.
This year there are some new events in the works, including an opportunity to have an intimate dinner with Guy Savory; dine on BBQ specialties whipped up by Michael Mina; or drink sake and learn how to roll sushi with Nobu Matsuhisa.
A special Mother’s Day brunch is also on the schedule, featuring a meet and greet with celebrity chefs like Shawn McClain and Masa Takayama.
There will be 50 events this year, including:
Krug Chef’s Table at Master Series Dinner: Dinnertime Decadence with Guy Savoy
The Night Market: East Meets West
Second Annual Chase Sapphire Preferred Grill Challenge
Sushi & Sake with Chef Nobu Matsuhisa
The Perfect Pairing: Art & Wine
Michael Mina’s Poolside Pig Roast & Beer Garden
Legendary Lunch with Le Cirque
Fire & Ice: A Flame-Grilled Feast Over Cool Cocktails
Mother’s Day Weekend Brunch
Members can also download the Uncork’d cookbook for free on the Chase website. It features some of the food and drink recipes created by the chefs featured at the festival.
Vegas Uncorked is a culinary and wine festival that is held annually in Las Vegas. It was developed in conjunction with Bon Appétit magazine and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Chase Sapphire Preferred is the event’s sponsor.