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The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair Returns to The Palazzo(R) on May 22 Featuring Top Las Vegas Restaurants and Beverage Retailers

Southern Nevada's Premiere Culinary Extravaganza Is Back at The Palazzo for the Fifth Year

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwired) -- 04/17/14 -- The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair returns to The Palazzo® Las Vegas on Thursday, May 22, 2014. Sponsored by the Nevada Restaurant Association (NvRA), the Las Vegas Epicurean Affair showcases prestigious restaurants and beverage purveyors that have elevated Las Vegas to an international dining destination.

Hosted at The Palazzo for the fifth year, guests attending the Las Vegas Epicurean Affair will partake in an enticing evening, sampling cuisine and cocktails at the luxurious poolside setting at The Palazzo.

"The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair is one of our favorite evenings of the year and we're thrilled to partner with the Nevada Restaurant Association to bring the event back to The Palazzo for the fifth year," said Sebastien Silvestri, vice president of food and beverage for The Venetian and The Palazzo. "It's an amazing opportunity for guests to enjoy delicious selections from the best chefs in Las Vegas at a gorgeous poolside affair."

This year, participants include Wolfgang Puck's Postrio, Delmonico Steakhouse, Morels French Steakhouse, STK, Bouchon, TAO Asian Bistro, and Il Mulino, as well as many other illustrious Las Vegas restaurants.

"This event is the perfect way to showcase the wonderful restaurants and beverage purveyors of the city and to raise money for scholarships for our ProStart high school students," said NvRA President and CEO Katherine Jacobi. "The Pools at The Palazzo are an incredible backdrop for this exciting event."

The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair is open to the public and will be held on Thursday, May 22, 2014, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at The Pools at The Palazzo. Tickets will go on sale on April 21, 2014, and can be purchased at www.palazzo.com or any Venetian or Palazzo box office. Tickets for the event are $155 for early admission at 6:00 p.m. and $105 for general admission. Proceeds benefit NvRA's educational and scholarship programs, including ProStart®, a national high school culinary skill and restaurant management program.

Click to Tweet: #Foodies, mark your calendars! The #LVEpicureanAffair returns to @PalazzoVegas on May 22!

ABOUT NEVADA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION
Founded in 1982, the Nevada Restaurant Association 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.

ABOUT THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS
With more than 3,000 spacious suites, luxury shopping, world-class dining and entertainment, the Silver LEED®-certified Palazzo Las Vegas literally takes luxury to new heights. Ranked as one of the top 25 hotels in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure "World's Best Awards," the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Four Star-Award winning resort is highlighted by a flagship 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York. Grand Canal Shoppes® at The Venetian and The Palazzo features more than 160 luxury boutiques, specialty brands and world-class restaurants nestled around a charming and faithful reproduction of Venice's Grand Canal, complete with cobbled walkways, street side cafes and live entertainment. Signature brands include Jimmy Choo, Diane von Furstenberg, Christian Louboutin, Kenneth Cole, Dooney & Bourke, Hervé Léger and Swarovski. The all-suite resort offers plush and opulent accommodations ranging from a Luxury Suite at an unprecedented 720 square feet to the 8,000-square-foot Chairman suite with private terraces and plunge pools. The Palazzo also offers a variety of cuisines from a collection of award-winning chefs such as Carnevino by Mario Batali, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse. Other unique offerings include PANDA!, an unprecedented theatrical spectacle; the chic dining and nightlife hotspot, LAVO; the world's largest Canyon Ranch SpaClub; the ultimate sports bar, sportsbook and restaurant on the Strip, Lagasse's Stadium; and Prestige at The Palazzo -- an exclusive space designed to offer the sophisticated traveler an elevated level of services and amenities. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premier loyalty program. The Palazzo and its famed sister resort, The Venetian Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio. For additional information, visit The Palazzo website at palazzolasvegas.com, follow on Twitter @palazzovegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/palazzolasvegas.

THE PALAZZO and THE VENETIAN are registered trademarks of Las Vegas Sands Corp. All other trademarks are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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