On Thursday evening, Tropicana Las Vegas celebrated the kick-off of the 12th annual Las Vegas Restaurant Week with its ‘Summer Cookout featuring Robert Irvine’ at Robert Irvine’s Public House (Photo credit: Powers Imagery).
The iconic property partnered with Three Square Food Bank to host a summer camp-inspired affair for adults and raised over $18,000 – allowing Three Square to provide more than 54,000 meals to food insecure residents of Southern Nevada.
Locals and tourists spent the evening inside with Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine at Robert Irvine’s Public House at the Tropicana Las Vegas. Guests were able to sample a variety of summertime inspired dishes, prepared by restaurants such as Oakville Steakhouse, Robert Irvine’s Public House, and the all-new Red Lotus Asian Kitchen. Highlighted dishes included Blackened Mahi Sliders; Assorted Signature Wood-Fired Pizzas; Prime Cowboy Sushi Nigiri; Thai Veggie Egg Rolls; Smashed Cucumbers and more.
Adding to the evening festivities, guests were able to mix and mingle with Chef Irvine himself, including two lucky fans – who won a Summer Cookout contest put on by the property – were treated to a private meet and greet experience prior to the event. From floor games to photo booths, plus a decked out silent auction station, guests were able to make it a night to remember. Chef Irvine kept guests on their toes with pop up activations throughout the event, including a special cocktail face-off between him and Aaron Rosenthal, VP and General Manager for Tropicana Las Vegas, as well as a surprise live auction of his very own chef coat.
“It was truly an honor to be able to host the Summer Cookout at Robert Irvine’s Public House at Tropicana Las Vegas,” said Chef Irvine. “It’s a very special event to me, and it was definitely a cookout to remember! Three Square Food Bank is an amazing charity, one that I have fallen in love with here in Las Vegas, and to see the Las Vegas community come together to raise over $18,000 amounting to 54,000 meals – just melts my heart and makes the event worth it.”
Sponsors included 21st Amendment Brewery, Boardroom Spirits, Bocelli Family Wines, Hampton Water Wine Company, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., The Keaton Red Wine,Ainsworth Game Technology, Dyntek, Ecolab, Elite Media Inc., GeoTab, Hosts Las Vegas and Style Event Design, ShutterBooth, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and WAXIE Sanitary Supply.
Proceeds from the evening benefited Three Square Food Bank in its fight to end hunger in Southern Nevada. Now in its 12th installment, Las Vegas Restaurant Week gives restaurants in the local community the opportunity to give back through the culinary arts. Since 2007, more than 2.5 million meals have been provided for those in need through Restaurant Week. Las Vegas Restaurant Week 2018 will run June 18 through June 29.
Robert Irvine’s Public House will also participate in Las Vegas Restaurant Week from June 18 through June 29. Guests will be able to indulge in a special three-course menu featuring favorite dishes such as choice of appetizer: Baked Whipped Ricotta or PH Poutine; choice of entrée: Fish and Chips or Steak and Guinness Pie; and choice of dessert: Dark Chocolate Cake, Banoffee Pie or Lemon Ricotta Cannoli – priced at $40 per person (excludes tax and gratuity).
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