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I'm in Las Vegas for the Food, Really!

By May 6, 2010

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 Photo Thanks to some brilliant marketing, the thought of someone using the world-class food as an excuse to go to Las Vegas may seem like the punch line to one of those "what happens in..." commercials, but thanks to Vegas Uncork'd, that's exactly why I'm here.

Held May 6-9, at six different resorts over the four-day Mother's Day weekend, Vegas Uncork'd is becoming known as one of the country's top food and wine events. Culinary travel is on the upswing, and this type of event caters to that trend.

As you probably know from reading about my previous trips, I'm a huge fan of Las Vegas in general, and the city's food in particular, so I jumped at the chance to cover the event for About.com.

There are over 30 events planned, and they range from the small and intimate, like dinner for 12 with Master Chef Alain Ducasse, to the expansive Grand Tasting at Caesars Palace, where 50 of the city's top restaurants and chefs join vintners and spirits partners to showcase their offerings to an estimated 5,000 foodies.

As usual, I will be collecting recipes, taking photos, and will post a full recap upon my return. Charlie Trotter, Bradley Ogden, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, and Cat Cora are just some of the chefs I hope to speak with, and if things work out, win money from. Hey, they can afford it!

In addition to updates here, if you want to follow along on Twitter, I'll be providing play-by-play, or rather bite-by-bite coverage over the course of the weekend. Stay tuned!

Photo (c) John Mitzewich

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