The Epicurean Affair Returns to The Palazzo

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The Epicurean Affair Returns to The Palazzo on May 25, Hosted by Chef Timon Balloo

LAS VEGAS (Mar. 16, 2017) – The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair returns to The Palazzo on Thursday, May 25, 2017. This year’s soiree, sponsored by the Nevada Restaurant Association (NvRA), will feature nearly 80 of the finest restaurants and nightclubs from around the city, along with a premier selection of libations.

Chef Timon Balloo from The Venetian’s newest restaurant, SUGARCANE raw bar grill, will be this year’s celebrity chef host. Balloo, who has won numerous accolades including Best New Restaurant nomination from the James Beard Foundation for the 2010 opening of SUGARCANE in Miami, will bring his signature style of globally inspired dishes with bold flavors.

Guests at the Las Vegas Epicurean Affair will spend the evening poolside at The Palazzo indulging in the best cuisine and cocktails offered from establishments both on and off The Strip.

“This is one of the best culinary events our city has to offer. The selection of chefs and restaurants always represents a dazzling array that guests remember year after year," says Katherine Jacobi, president, NvRA. "From Downtown Las Vegas to the Strip to the communities of Southern Nevada, the event will definitely showcase a wonderful blend of dining experiences... and all for a good cause!"

Proceeds from the evening will fund NvRA’s educational and scholarship programs, including ProStart®, a national high school culinary skill and restaurant management program.

Participants from previous years have included Bouchon; Carnevino; Delmonico Steakhouse; LAVO; Mint Indian Bistro; Table 10; TAO Asian Bistro; Texas de Brazil; N9NE Steakhouse; Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar; Lawry’s The Prime Rib and STK along with many other distinguished restaurants.

The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair is open to the public and will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Pools at The Palazzo. Tickets can be purchased at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo. Tickets for the event start at $120.

Claudine Grant
The Palazzo

About The Palazzo® Las Vegas
For those seeking a luxurious escape, The Palazzo Las Vegas offers an alluring and elegant resort experience in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Guests enjoy chic all-suite accommodations, world-class shopping, including a flagship Barneys New York, and lavish dining experiences from renowned chefs Emeril Lagasse and Wolfgang Puck. Soaring lobbies and atriums open to exclusive resort amenities, including Grand Canal Shoppes, LAVO Casino & Sports Lounge, Azure pool and the famed Canyon Ranch SpaClub. The resort, which is conveniently connected to The Venetian Las Vegas, features more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space. For more information, visit, @palazzovegas and The Palazzo Las Vegas is a property of global integrated resorts developer Las Vegas Sands Corp (NYSE: LVS). 

About Nevada Restaurant Association
Founded in 1982, the Nevada Restaurant Association (NvRA) is the leading business association serving the needs of food service operators in Nevada. As an affiliate of the National Restaurant Association, and together with the NvRA Educational Foundation, the Association’s mission is to promote, protect and educate the restaurant industry, which is comprised of more than 5,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets employing more than 150,000 people. For more information, go to

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