The Venetian and The Palazzo Welcome Fifth Annual Carnival of Cuisine on Aug. 25 with More Than 15 Restaurants

July 25, 2012 by  

Executive Chef Sam DeMarco from FIRST Food & Bar
The Venetian
and The Palazzo welcome the return of the hottest culinary event this summer with their fifth annual food festival, Carnival of Cuisine, to be held Saturday, Aug. 25 from noon to 4 p.m. in The Venetian Ballroom (Pictured above: Executive Chef Sam DeMarco from FIRST Food & Bar)

This popular event that features award-winning cuisine from the celebrated restaurants of The Venetian and The Palazzo has been moved to August to coincide with Food & Wine Month, part of the resort’s new summer-long Carnevale celebration.

Carnival of Cuisine will be held Saturday, Aug. 25 from noon to 4 p.m. in The Venetian Ballroom

Carnival of Cuisine will be held Saturday, Aug. 25 from noon to 4 p.m. in The Venetian Ballroom

Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased in person at any Venetian l Palazzo Box Office, by phone at 702.414.9000 or online at or

Guests will enjoy cooking demonstrations, tastings from more than 15 eateries including five James Beard Award winners and specialty drinks. Ticket holders will have the chance to win prizes including restaurant gift cards. Carnival of Cuisine is presented by Grazie, the premier loyalty program that rewards guests of The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas.

The Venetian

The Venetian

Participating restaurants include: B&B Ristorante, Bouchon, Café Presse, Carnevino, Delmonico Steakhouse, Grand Lux Café, Lagasse’s Stadium, LAVO, Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro, OTTO Enoteca Pizzeria, Pinot Brasserie, Public House, SUSHISAMBA, Sweet Surrender, Table 10, TAO, Valentino, Sweet Surrender, ZINE Noodles Dim Sum and The Venetian | The Palazzo Catering Department.

General Admission tickets are $60. VIP tickets, which include an early entry at noon and a special gift, are $85. A portion of every ticket price will benefit Three Square, Southern Nevada’s food bank.

Grazie Members can receive a special discount ticket of $75 (VIP) or $50 (General Admission). Members may redeem 1,500 Slot Reward Points for one general admission ticket to this one of a kind event. For more information on Grazie call 877.2GRAZIE or 702.414.4116.

Beginning at $179 a night, guests can rest in luxury after this scrumptious feast with a special Carnival of Cuisine package. This festive package features amenities including a luxury suite for two nights, two General Admission tickets to Carnival of Cuisine, and a Passporto di Carnevale, which includes special dining, entertainment, retail and spa offers valued at over $1,000. Highlights include a complimentary continental breakfast (following day) with purchase of entrée from the in-suite dining menu, complimentary domestic beer at Lagasse’s Stadium, complimentary “Carnevale” cupcake at Sweet Surrender, $35 off of a 50-Minute Summer Massage or Facial at Canyon Ranch SpaClub, and much more. To book a package reservation, please visit

Guests must be 21 and over to attend Carnival of Cuisine.

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