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Five Ways To Go Behind The Scenes In Vegas

Last updated: July 6, 2017 at 8:23 am. Posted by in Las Vegas Hotels, Las Vegas Shows, Things to Do in Las Vegas. 1 Comment on Five Ways To Go Behind The Scenes In Vegas.

A typical visit to Las Vegas involves things like seeing a show, eating at a celebrity chef’s restaurant and partying at the hottest new nightspot. But we don’t want you to do “typical.” We want you to experience something a little extra.

We’re all about the exclusive vacation that will give all of your friends a serious case of FOMO. Here’s how to go behind the scenes in Vegas and check out the things only a few are privileged to see.

Private cooking class at Restaurant Guy Savoy 

Private cooking class at Restaurant Guy Savoy - The Ultimate Las Vegas Experience

The Krug Chef’s Table at Restaurant Guy Savoy

Ever dream of being a “Food Network” star? Let’s face it, the odds are stacked against you, but in Vegas you can at least pretend for one night. Take a private cooking class at Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace and you’ll be in the restaurant’s kitchen learning how to make some of the acclaimed French chef’s signature dishes.

The lessons are $265 per person with a maximum of six people. Executive Chef Julien Asseo will show you how to prepare one appetizer and one entrée (and yes, you’ll get to eat them afterwards). Call 702-731-7286 for reservations.

If you’d rather sit back and watch someone else make your food, you can also do that at Restaurant Guy Savoy. The six-seat Krug Chef’s Table gives you an intimate view of the kitchen and you can observe how the chefs in this award-winning restaurant prepare Guy Savoy’s signature cuisine. You’ll enjoy a 10-course tasting menu perfectly paired with two glasses of Krug’s famous Champagnes. The chef’s table experience is $500 per person for two to six people.

Wine Tasting at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

Wine tasting at the Wine Cellar at the Rio Las Vegas - The Ultimate Las Vegas Experience

The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino boasts an IMPRESSIVE collection of wine at its Wine Cellar & Tasting Room. We’re talking 10,000 bottles that are worth more than $10 million. They even have a bottle of 1800 Madeira from Thomas Jefferson’s cellar.

You can pop into the Wine Cellar anytime for a taste of more than 100 wines by the glass with a little help from the expert wine stewards behind the bar.

But if you want a more behind-the-scenes, instagram-worthy experience, you can book a wine tasting party at the venue or take a private wine tasting seminar. It’s perfect for people who want to learn the difference between Merlot and Bordeaux.

Tasting and Education at HEXX Chocolate 

Tasting and education experience at HEXX at the Paris - Ultimate Las Vegas Experience

Chocolate mixers at HEXX Chocolate. Photo by Peter Harasty.

Chocoholics, take note. Sure, you love to eat chocolate but did you know you can also see exactly how your favorite sweet treat is made?

HEXX Chocolate has a store at Paris Las Vegas that sells several varieties of chocolate made from bean to bar on site. You can watch as the team of chefs transforms cacao beans into handcrafted chocolates that showcase varietals from different regions of the world. Guests watch and experience the process of chocolate making at the chocolate counter accessible through the retail shop.

You can also book a one-hour tasting and education experience at HEXX for $22 per person. A chocolate and wine tasting is available for $40 per person.

Backstage tour and meet and greet with Britney Spears

Meet and great Britney Spears - The Ultimate Las Vegas Experience Everyone wants to know what it’s like to get a backstage pass for their favorite artist. If you’re a Britney Spears fan, you can find out. You can add a meet and greet with Britney Spears to any ticket you buy for her “Britney: Piece of Me” show at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

You’ll get a photo with Britney, an autographed poster, a commemorative VIP laminate, access to a VIP check-in at the venue’s entrance, and a personal escort into the venue, bypassing the general public line.

You also get to tour the backstage area and check out the dazzling costumes, see how the technology behind the show works and get an up close and personal view of the cool set pieces from the show.

There are several other artists in Vegas who offer meet and greets with their fans including Penn & Teller, Jennifer Lopez, the Backstreet Boys, Mat Franco, Donny and Marie and Piff The Magic Dragon.

Learn What It Takes To Become a Vegas Dancer at XBU

Learn what it takes to be a Las Vegas dancer - The Ultimate Las Vegas Experience Sexy dancers are a staple in Las Vegas shows. If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to be one, you can find out at XBU (X Burlesque University).

X Burlesque” is a steamy topless burlesque show at Flamingo Las Vegas and the dancers from the show teach the XBU classes. Students will learn everything from how to apply false lashes to how to skillfully sashay in high heels.

You’ll also get tips on how to achieve the subtle sex appeal of burlesque on the same stage where the pros strut their stuff.

At the end of the class you’ll get a complimentary photo on stage, a tube of lipstick, a set of eyelashes and an official XBU diploma. Tickets start at $44.95.

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About The Author

Kristine came to Las Vegas more than 20 years ago to escape the frigid weather of Minnesota. Now she soaks up the sun while covering all things Vegas from dining to nightlife to hotels. She has written for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Vegas.com. When she’s not scouring the Strip for stories you can usually find her at a concert, enjoying a nice glass of wine or binge-watching Netflix and HBO.

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  1. I like these ideas – what a clever options for your fun time in Vegas. WOW!!!

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