Scenes from The Food & Wine All-Star Weekend in Vegas
By Kathleen Squires
October 7, 2013
Usually, what happens in Sin City stays in Sin City. Not so this weekend, as we were on the ground to report the blow-by-blow at the 4th Annual Food & Wine All-Star Weekend. Events held at the Aria, Bellagio and MGM Grand hotels, each manageable affairs with attendance hovering in the hundreds, were refreshingly intimate in a city known for being over-the-top. The chefs in attendance, however, included the biggest names around, such as Joël Robuchon, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Michael Mina, Julian Serrano and Shawn McClain.
Highlights included Shibuya executive chef Heather Zheng and team butchering a 300 lb, $10,000 blue fin tuna, then serving up 10 different tastes of it at the Ten Ways to Sushi event; Joël Robuchon and Michael Mina judging the patties at the annual Burger Bash; and Jean-Georges Vongerichten multi tasking - Tweeting and firing up filet mignons - during the All-Star Brunch at American Fish. And unlike the Hangover flicks, we remembered everything that happened. Check out the photographic evidence below.