Posted by Jennifer Heigl
One of the things that I’ve loved most about the Vegas Uncork’d event is the personal interactivity. From blackjack to cocktails to the Ultimate All-Star Interactive Luncheon, it’s really been a great opportunity to rub elbows with culinary stars while learning a few tricks of trade.
Saturday’s Ultimate All-Star Interactive Luncheon was the ultimate in audience participation. Hosted by super business woman Elaine Wynn and Bon Appetit’s Barbara Fairchild, the event included five courses, each demonstrated and hosted by top chefs, with cooking stations and assisting chefs at every table.
The five top chefs chosen for the demonstration were Alex’s Alessandro Stratta, Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare’s Paul Bartolotta, Switch’s Marc Poidevin, Daniel Boulud Brasserie’s Daniel Boulud, and Wynn/Encore’s Frederic Robert. The fabulous menu included Chilled Lobster, Sauteed Sea Scallops with Porcini Mushrooms, Spring Gnocchi with Peas and Proscuitto, Marinated Squab Breast with Caramelized Japanese Eggplant, and Strawberry Vacherin! Mmmmm, mmmm! Guests were delighted to receive autographed aprons from the super chefs as well.
For a quick clip of the luncheon, tune in to Wednesday’s broadcast of Late Night with Carson Daly. Carson slid in to the seat next to me just long enough to shoot a few promos for the show and down a bit of the first course!