The Eighth Annual Vegas Uncork’d Will Hit the Strip This May

This year's Festival will feature events with Bobby Flay, Thomas Keller, and many more
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The Grand Tasting, held poolside at Caesars Palace, is one of Uncork'd's most popular events.

Every spring for the last eight years, we have waited with anticipation for Bon Appétit's Vegas Uncork’d Festival. Fortunately, this year’s wait has almost come to an end. This year, Uncork’d will run from May 8 to 11, so mark your calendars and plan to attend this four-day Las Vegas culinary celebration. 

The star-studded Festival always features an extraordinary lineup of celebrity chefs, sommeliers, and mixologists putting their skills on display at some of the Strip’s biggest hotels and resorts. Venues this year include ARIA, Bellagio, Caesars Palace, MGM Grand, and The Venetian. Celebrity chefs in attendance will include Bobby Flay, Buddy Valastro, Daniel Boulud, Giada De Laurentiis, Joёl Robuchon, Julian Serrano, Guy Savoy, Mario Batali, Pierre Gagnaire, Masayoshi Takayama, Michael Mina, Nobu Matsuhisa, Royden Ellamar, Shawn McClain, Thomas Keller, and more.

In a press release earlier this year, Bon Appétit Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport stated Vegas Uncork’d 2014 will be “Four days in the Las Vegas sun celebrating 70 of the world’s best chefs, 20 of the most talented Master Sommeliers, and 50 amazing events.”

Cathy Tull, Senior Vice President of Marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, stated, “Las Vegas continues to redefine the essence of epicurean excellence by offering the most comprehensive collection of distinguished chefs, Master Sommeliers and celebrated restaurants in the world," adding that the Festival will feature "unparalleled access to legendary chefs and sommeliers in truly intimate settings, while showcasing Las Vegas as the culinary mecca it has become.”

Events this year include unique dining experiences including a Master Series Dinner with Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis at Flay’s Mesa Grill, and the Chase Sapphire Preferred Grill Challenge, which will feature two Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts students competing against famous chefs, including “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro, for a chance to win $20,000. You can find a full events list on the official Vegas Uncork’d website.

We enjoy the four days of Vegas Uncork’d every year — you can be busy all day and night enjoying the best the world has to offer on the plate and in the glass. You can book your ticket to these world-class culinary events today at

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