THE NIGHT MARKET: EAST MEETS WEST Set for Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit, 5/8-11

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THE NIGHT MARKET: EAST MEETS WEST Set for Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit, 5/8-11

In a unique cross-cultural culinary exchange, a team of acclaimed chefs from Japan, China, Singapore and Australia are teaming up with American culinary luminaries Mario Batali, Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, and Buddy Valastro to create THE NIGHT MARKET: EAST MEETS WEST, an authentic Asian-inspired outdoor food and beverage festival.

The amazing night of food, fun and entertainment, part of Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appétit, will be held May 8 from 8-11 p.m. in the Doge's Palace plaza of The Venetian Las Vegas.

The event will feature two of Singapore's most internationally known culinary superstars, Justin Quek of Sky On 57 and Tewtsuya Wakuda of Waku Ghin, both of Marina Bay Sands in Singapore; and Luke Mangan, one of Australia's leading chefs and restaurateurs.

The three-hour event will feature an exquisite menu with spectacular dishes, including dim sum, Peking duck, sea urchin, and wok-fried Maine lobster. Guests will also experience Asian-inspired mixology, including world-class sake, Asian beer and wine.

"This is going to be the finest event of the year and the biggest international celebration for Vegas Uncork'd," said Sebastien Silvestri, Vice President of Food & Beverage for The Venetian Las Vegas.

In addition to the delicious drinks and delights, guests will be entertained at The Night Market. The stars of PANDA!, the first resident production from China on the Las Vegas Strip, will perform a taste of their show from The Palazzo Theatre. This extraordinary cast is made up from members of the China National Acrobatic Troupe, the China Star Dance Troupe and the Shaolin Monastery Kung Fu Monks Troupe and produced by An Zhao, who is best known in America for the 2008 opening and closing ceremonies of the Summer Olympics in Beijing.

The evening will also feature Chefs Mario Batali and Buddy Valastro as the headlining mentors to two students from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in the Chase Sapphire Preferred Grill Challenge as they vie for $20,000 in scholarship funds during The Night Market.

To experience a night of Asian culture with the world's best chefs, mixologists and entertainment, book your suite now at Venetian.com. For tickets to the Night Market May 8, visit VegasUncorked.com.

About The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas: The LEED EB Gold-certified Venetian Las Vegas, the largest property in the country to receive AAA's Five Diamond and the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Four Star awards, is one of the world's most luxurious resort and convention destinations. Recreating Venice's legendary landmarks, the resort offers unmatched service and quality for leisure and corporate guests. With suites ranging from a standard 650-square-foot Luxury Suite to the luxurious 10,000-square-foot Chairman Suite, the all-suite resort boasts more than 4,000 of Las Vegas' most lavish suite accommodations.

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. The all-suite resort offers plush and opulent suite 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 Buddy V's by "The Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro, Carnevino by Mario Batali, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse.

The expansive Venetian and Palazzo Congress Center features convention and meeting rooms that span 340 distinct venues and more than 2.25 million square feet of flexible space, including the 85,000-square-foot Venetian Ballroom and the newly remodeled Sands Expo.

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 Nevada's only Barneys New York, Jimmy Choo, Diane von Furstenberg, Christian Louboutin, Kenneth Cole, Dooney & Bourke, Hervé Léger and Swarovski.

Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features an indoor streets cape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub, world-class gaming, exquisite restaurants, a wide variety of entertainment such as "ROCK OF AGES," the party musical; "PANDA!," an unprecedented theatrical spectacle; showroom headliners including Human Nature, David Spade, Rita Rudner, Tim Allen and Joan Rivers and extensive convention and corporate services.

Other unique offerings include the chic dining and nightlife hotspots, TAO and LAVO; the world's largest Canyon Ranch SpaClub; the ultimate sports bar, sports book 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 The Venetian Las Vegas are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio.

For additional information, visit venetian.com or palazzolasvegas.com , follow on Twitter @venetianvegas @palazzovegas and interact on Facebook.

ABOUT BON APPÉTIT: Bon Appétit is where food and culture meet and the conversation starts. Bon Appétit created the food lifestyle category and with a footprint of 12.5 MM, it is the No. I food lifestyle brand.Bon Appétit, in all its formats (print, digital, products, events) delivers not just recipes, tips, and techniques, but a world of lush travel, high-gloss entertaining, and up-to-the-minute restaurant coverage. It's a visually arresting publication, driven by excellent photography, clean graphics, and headlines that pop. And notable faces, too: Each issue features of-the-moment tastemakers, from chefs and restaurateurs to fashion designers and celebrities. All of these elements combine to make Bon Appétit the largest epicurean magazine in America with the most affluent readership.

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