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Show-Stoppers on Stage – and on the Plate

written by | Posted on April 1st, 2011

Sister property The Palazzo is opening its doors to interactive experiences for foodies. Sushisamba at The Shoppes at The Palazzo is adding its own spin to culinary instruction with Sushi + Sake 101 lessons, a $100, 2-hour class and tasting program that takes place every two Saturdays. Participants get an introduction to sake from the famous eatery’s resident sake sommelier, five flights each and then lessons on sushi rolling and preparing. The experience ends with a meal of tempura, sashimi and sushi rolls that participants have helped put together.

music to your ears Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa is also bringing in plenty of live performances to Vegas: next up in its Saturday Night Concert Series: Echo & the Bunnymen on May 20 and the Gypsy Kings on Aug. 5. Clients can buy tickets for these shows separately and choose from a variety of offers with added value, such as the Show Night package, which starts at $399 per night on weekends and includes a night at the resort’s Signature Suite plus two tickets for offsite shows such as “Lion King” (at Mandalay Bay) or “Jersey Boys.”

The West Coast outpost of celebrities and celebrity chefs often sees strange marriages that are anything but quickies. Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, who made Nobu a worldwide name synonymous with top-rated Japanese cuisine, is now expanding the brand into hospitality—in other words, building a boutique hotel around his restaurant—with help from longtime partner Robert De Niro. Last month, Caesars Palace announced its development of the world’s first Nobu Hotel, which will take over its current Centurion Tower and include 180 rooms, private check-in and a Nobu Restaurant and Lounge, of course.