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“Crush” Wine Events Flow Into Paris Las Vegas

Last updated: October 8, 2010 at 1:44 pm. Posted by in Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, Las Vegas Restaurants, Paris Las Vegas, Things to Do in Las Vegas. Comments Off on “Crush” Wine Events Flow Into Paris Las Vegas.

During the month of October, Paris Las Vegas will again be the center of the food and wine universe as it hosts complimentary wine tastings and other special events as part of “Crush: A Celebration of French Wines.” We’re always being asked about free things to do in Las Vegas, so don’t miss out. Learn more.

Oenophiles (don’t make us look it up for you) will be able to revel in special wine pairing menus at restaurants including the Eiffel Tower Restaurant, Mon Ami Gabi, Les Artistes Steakhouse and the Sterling Brunch at Bally’s Steakhouse.


Yes, expect some gratuitous wine photos in this blog post. You don't have to look at them.

Scheduled events include free wine tastings (and live music) in the Paris reception lobby on Fridays (Oct. 8, 15 and 22, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.). This Las Vegas blog loves it some free!

The Michelin-rated Eiffel Tower Restaurant will host complimentary tastings on Oct. 9 and 16, noon to 2:00 p.m. (Insider tip: On a related note, be a hero and make your Valentine’s Day reservations early, guys. Like yesterday.)

Eiffel Tower Restaurant

One of our favorite places in town, the Eiffel Tower Restaurant.

To celebrate Crush, on Oct. 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Sterling Brunch at Bally’s Steakhouse (just a few feet from Paris) will be feature a special Nicolas Feuillatte Rose champagne. For reservations, call (702) 967-7999.

On Oct. 12, Chef Jean Joho (below) will host an intimate six-course wine dinner at the aforementioned Eiffel Tower Restaurant at 6:00 p.m. Joho was named the James Beard Foundation’s “Best American Chef: Midwest” and was Bon Appetit’s “Best Chef of the Year.” Tickets are $125. Call (702) 948-6937 to reserve a seat.

Chef Jean Joho

Chef Jean Joho, a French chef and a nice person. Yes, they exist. Oh, snap.

Also slated for Crush, Nevada Public Radio General Manager Flo Rogers and Andrew Kiraly, Editor of Desert Companion magazine, will co-host two wine tasting events at Napoleon’s at Paris on Oct. 14 and 28, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. There will be live music, and cost is $100 per person (or $150 for both events). Tickets can only be purchased online or by calling Nevada Public Radio at (702) 258-9895.

More of the free thing! Crush also offers free wine seminars (advance reservations are required), including a Wine 101 seminar hosted by Master Sommelier Luis De Santos on Oct. 16 at 1:00 p.m. in Napoleon’s. RSVP via e-mail.


Bonus wine trivia: The curly part of a corkscrew is called the "worm."

On Oct. 23 (at 2:00 p.m.), Master Sommelier Ira Harmon hosts a free “French vs. Californian” tasting and seminar, also at Napoleon’s. Again, space is limited, so RSVP by e-mail to save your spot.

Next on the agenda: Mon Ami Gabi hosts a French cooking demonstration on Oct. 16, 10:00 a.m to noon, featuring Executive Chef Terry Lynch along with Mon Ami Gabi’s wine connoisseur. Attendees of the class will receive a goodie-bag and take-home recipes from the cooking class. Cost is $50. Make a reservation by calling (702) 944-4224.

Grapefruit and Mint Sorbet

You just had your palate cleansed with a Grapefruit and Mint Sorbet from Les Artistes. Congratulations.

In honor of Crush, Les Artistes Steakhouse at Paris will offer an exclusive, $75-a-person five-course dinner tasting menu for the duration of October.


Seared U10 Day Boat Scallops at Les Artistes, featuring Confit of Delicata Squash, Brussel Sprouts and Honey Crisp Apple Salad. Yes, we knew that off the top of our head.

Also at Paris, Le Provencal will offer a three-course menu for $40 per person. See more details here.

So, break out your twin prong cork puller, and your wine tasting terms (like “jammy” and “nutty” and “oakey”) and take advantage of all that “Crush: A Celebration of French Wines” has to offer at Paris.


You totally just heard a "Ting!" in your head, didn't you?

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