Daily Archives: May 25, 2009

First-Ever Farmer’s Market at The Palazzo in Las Vegas

Celebrating Chef Mario Batali’s restaurants certification by the Green Restaurant Association, Batali brings the first-ever Farmer’s Market to The Palazzo on June 3 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.   Las Vegas farmers will set up the Farmer’s Market at The Palazzo Waterfall Atrium providing fresh produce for guests and restaurant chefs to purchasePalazzo and sample. Additionally, biodynamic wines presented by restaurateur/winemaker Joe Bastianich will be available to taste. Delicious, sustainable products such as tomatoes, cucumbers, honey, organic juices, and artisanal bread will entice guests to indulge in the greener side of Vegas as they walk through the beautiful Palazzo Waterfall atrium. 

Additionally, the Farmer’s Market will celebrate Chef Batali’s three certified -green restaurants by the Green Restaurant Association: Carnevino at The Palazzo, B&B Ristorante and Enoteca San Marco at The Venetian. 

 “I am very excited about being the first restaurant group in the first LEED building on the strip to achieve full on GREEN certified status,” said Mario Batali. “I hope that this will be just the beginning for all of our friends in Las Vegas to help preserve our planet for the generations to come and to participate in long term goal oriented decision making in all of our businesses.” 

The Farmer’s Market will consist of displays dedicated to produce with seven local farmers throughout the space selling items such as local quail, chicken and duck eggs, apricots, peaches, figs, golden tomatoes, local desert honey, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, white peaches, local herbs, tomatoes, asparagus, bread, a variety of lettuces and fresh juice from a local orchard.  The displays will be placed throughout the atrium space in a tasteful fashion so guests may go from one to the next sampling the sustainable produce. 

At 4:30 p.m, Mario Batali will officially announce the Green Certification of his Vegas restaurants. Winemaker Joe Bastianich w.ill also discuss biodynamic wines and their Director of Food Safety and Sustainability Elizabeth Meltz will present a more in-depth look of the actual process of “going green” and the Palazzo’s Certified LEED status and other green aspects of The Palazzo. 

To conclude the festive event, an exclusive “Green” three course, prix fixe dinner menu will be available at Carnevino at The Palazzo. Priced at $45 a person, with dishes such as Emerald Lettuce Steak House Wedge with Sweet Garlic and Carne Cruda with “The Farm” quail egg. To make reservations please call Carnevino directly at 702-789-4141.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under food, Las Vegas, news, Uncategorized

It’s No Bull: Bullfighting Comes to Las Vegas!

Las Vegas constantly is reinventing itself as a city.  So it comes with surprise that bullfights are now coming to Las Vegas, starting on September 14-15 at the South Point Arena.  That follows with the second event on September 27-30. The matador lineup includes Mexico’s Eulalio Lopez, known as “El Zotoluco.” Bullfighting

The bill of faire, though, will be made more palatable, featuring bloodless bullfights. 

 It has been more than 40 years since bullfights were held in Las Vegas.

Leave a comment

Filed under entertainment, Las Vegas, news, Performances, travel, Uncategorized