UNLVino’s BAR-b-que Headlines Celebrity Chefs
Photos by Nikki Artale

The first annual UNLVino BAR-b-que was held on April 21 at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, headlined by Celebrity Chefs Scott Conant of Scarpetta, Angelo Sosa from Poppy Den and Gustav Mauler of Spiedini. The chefs showcased their fabulous gourmet dishes from their signature restaurants.
Angelo Sosa
Also participating were other well-known chefs from Charlie Palmer Steak (Four Season Hotel), Diego (MGM Grand), and Todd English P.U.B. (The Shops at Crystals) One of my favorite dishes were the scallops from Todd English which brought me back for seconds.
It was an extraordinary event with farm fresh to table foods that were provided by local farmers and made and served with love by the best chefs in Las Vegas. 
Master Mixologist Francesco Lafranconi of Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada introduced craft cocktails that were featured in three bars throughout the event and also conducted demonstrations on the main stage.
MG M Grand President and COO Scott Sibella was the guest of honor at this 39th annual UNLVino affair and was presented with the Dom Perignon Award of Excellence. Scott was recognized for his excellence and leadership in his 25 years in the industry.
This year’s theme was “Fall in Love Again” and we surely did fall in love with the food and spirits that flowed endlessly for three hours, causing us to not only fall in love, but to stay in love. This event rounded up the four days of UNLVino who has raised millions of dollars for scholarships to aid UNLV students all over the world.

Designer Jessica Galindo created one of her fabulous paintings that was raffled off to one lucky participant. Jessica is a fashion and fine art lovechild.
Jessica Galindo



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