The sparkling festival starts on Friday
ThinkFoodGroup’s annual Sparkling Festival will take place Friday through December 12 at the China Poblano and Jaleo at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. China Poblano’s star cocktail will be Winter’s Blush, $ 17 (Hendricks gin, lychee, rose, lemon and Poema cava). There will also be a sparkling flight, $ 22; a trio of sparkling take-out bottles, $ 150; and a paired bite of six siu mai trout roe, $ 18. Jaleo will have a sparkling flight, $ 32; special bubbles by the glass or the bottle; and a trio of sparkling take-out bottles, $ 250.
Wine and truffle dinner at Brezza
Wines from Pio Cesare vineyards in Alba, Italy, and white truffles from Alba will come together for a 7 p.m. dinner on December 2 at Brezza at Resorts World. The wines will be presented by Federica Boffa, fifth generation owner of the 140-year-old winery, and Nicole Brisson, executive partner / chef of Brezza, plans a menu of dishes such as veal chop rubbed with porcini mushrooms with crispy millefoglie from potatoes, toast cippolini and baby kale and sautÃ©ed spinach. The five-course dinner is $ 399. Go to eventbrite.com.
Holiday fare on Water Street
During Henderson’s December WinterFest, businesses in the Water Street area will be running holiday-themed promotions from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Thursday, starting December 2. bourbon, lemon juice, sweet vermouth and orange bitters). The Mackenzie River will feature sugar cookies served in a hot skillet with cinnamon ice cream and six specialty cocktails. The Pass will feature holiday sliders (three roasted turkey sliders with turkey sauce aioli, cranberry sauce with Grand Marnier and black pepper and a cornbread stuffing donut on a brioche bun) and Mine d ‘ Or will offer gingerbread rum cocktails.
Beer festival for toys
The Winter Wonderland Beerfest, a perk for Toys for Tots, will take place on December 3 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Tuscany Ballroom in Tuscany. The festival will feature unique beers and collaborations, raffles and more. Participants are kindly requested to bring unwrapped toys. Tickets on eventbrite.com cost $ 50 in advance or $ 65 same day; VIP tickets, with admission at 6 p.m., cost $ 80 in advance or $ 95 the same day.
Wine Spectator brings the Grand Tour
The 2021 Wine Spectator Las Vegas Grand Tour, featuring more than 200 wineries, will run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on December 4 at the Mirage. All wines have been rated 90 points or more by Wine Spectator. Tickets, which cost $ 250 ($ 350 for VIP, with admission at 6 a.m.) include a buffet and a souvenir drink. winespectator.com
Celebrate the day of repeal
The Mob Museum’s Underground and Distillery will host a Repeal Day celebration from 7 p.m. to midnight on December 5. Guests are encouraged to dress in period clothing from the 1920s for the costume contest. The evening will feature an open bar with handcrafted cocktails, small bites and live music by The Moonshiners. It’s $ 115; tickets are at themobmuseum.org.
White truffles at Ferraro
Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 4480 Paradise Road, will offer a white truffle dinner with food and wine pairing from 6.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. December 7. White truffles, exceptionally rare this year, will be used in each of the four dishes, including a filet mignon with half Barolo, maitake mushrooms, pan-fried gnocchi, truffle cream and fresh white truffles. It’s $ 275; reserve at 702-364-5300.
Pop-up dinner at 8 Est
Pan-Asian 8 East at Circa will host a Pop-Up Dinner in partnership with Korean Restaurant Miss Kim in Ann Arbor, Mich. On December 11. The dinner for James Beard Award nominated Chef and Managing Partner Ji Hye Kim and 8 East Executive Chef Steve Piamchumtar will include six courses, two drinks and one dessert to go, and seats will be available at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. It’s $ 150; book at circalasvegas.com/8east-popup.
Drag brunch for Golden Rainbow
The Stirling Club will partner with Golden Rainbow for a drag brunch from noon to 2 p.m. on December 12 to benefit the organization that helps people affected by HIV / AIDS. Edie, known for her lead role in the old “Zumanity”, will host and star with Martina Brookshire and Joji Darling from “Faaabulous! The Show.” Brunch, with bottomless bubbles and buffet stations, is $ 99; go to bit.ly/3qUHvB8.
Brunch served at La Neta
The Neta Cocina Y Lounge in downtown Summerlin launched brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. The menu includes Shut the Cluck Up, with waffle bread pudding and hot honey fried chicken; Cinnamon brunch, made with challah; breakfast tostadas with barbacoa, eggs, jack cheese and pickled vegetables; and Dholes, puff pastry stuffed with pineapple, topped with lime frosting and served with fresh berries. lanetacocina.com