Daniel Boulud, Emeril Lagasse and Buddy Valastro to Host Ultimo - A Weekend of Excellence at The Venetian
This weekend celebrity Chefs Daniel Boulud, Emeril Lagasse, and Buddy "Cake Boss" Valastro hosted Ultimo-A Weekend of Excellence at The Venetian Las Vegas. This luxurious weekend kicked off with the spectacular Grand Banquet in the iconic Grand Colonnade featuring a single breathtaking table that hosted nearly 200 guests. Celebrity Chefs Daniel Boulud and Emeril Lagasse prepared a decadent dinner fit for royalty that ended with a magnificent ten-story cake from Buddy "Cake Boss" Valastro. The evening also featured a live auction benefiting the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. World renowned pianist, Danny Wright (Billboard Magazine's Top 10 artist), Sisaundra Lewis(season six contestant of NBC's The Voice) and Venetian headliners Human Nature entertained guests throughout the evening while Robin Leach acted as the evenings emcee. The celebrity chef hosts mixed and mingle with the crowd as top winemakers from all around the world completed the dinner with the perfect wine pairing.
On Saturday morning guests were treated to a selection of luxury experiences starting with a fabulous French brunch hosted by Chef Daniel Boulud at his new restaurant db Brasserie, where guests enjoyed French-American classics and bubbly . Following brunch, guests participated in a private baking class from The Cake Boss himself at Buddy V's Ristorante, a race car experience at Exotic Racing where guests drove the latest luxury sports cars at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, relaxed at the gorgeous Canyon Ranch Spa Club, and enjoyed an exclusive fashion show and experience.
Ultimo continued into the night, with an intimate Dine Around experience in the Palazzo Waterfall Atriums & Gardens where guests sampled dishes from The Venetian's collection of gourmet restaurants including Carnevino, Buddy V's Ristorante, CUT, Bouchon, Delmonico's Steakhouse, and db Brasserie. Celebrity chefs Daniel Boulud and Buddy Valastro were on hand at the event making sure guests enjoyed their food and experience. Guests were going back for thirds of Buddy Valastro's lasagna, and Bouchon's braised short ribs. The evening concluded with an exclusive after party in the special Richard Hennessy lounge inside The Venetian's high-roller Paiza Club where guests sipped on Hennessy infused cocktails and desserts, while listening to a presentation from a Hennessy expert on the history of Cognac.
The weekend wrapped with an exceptional Truffle Farewell hosted by Emeril Lagasse at his award-winning Delmonico Steakhouse. Over 25 lbs. of truffles were brought in for this brunch, and paired with premium beef and farm fresh eggs. Guests were seen laughing and chatting with their new friends that they had made over the extraordinary Ultimo weekend.