Drink up! (It’s for the kids)
Thu, Apr 16, 2009 (midnight)
Just thinking about how much wine has been consumed in 34 years of UNLVino is enough to make our heads spin. Heck, last year alone, some 2,900 bottles were poured, from more than 750 wineries, to an estimated crowd of 6,000.
- UNLVino Bubble-licious
- April 16, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m., $100-$125, 21+
- Palms Pool and Bungalows
- Auss-Some and Then Some
- April 17, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m., $75
- The District at Green Valley Ranch
- UNLVino Grand Tasting
- April 18, 2-5:30 p.m.
- $100 advance, $125 door.
- Paris Las Vegas, 876-4500.
On Saturday, the annual Grand Tasting event—jointly hosted by UNLV’s College of Hotel Administration and Southern Wine & Spirits, with proceeds going toward UNLV scholarships and student activities—celebrates its 35th anniversary with, well, many, many toasts, no doubt. Don’t even think about showing up on an empty stomach.
Paris Las Vegas
The Paris Las Vegas transports visitors to the City of Light. Paris Las Vegas captures all the details of Paris, right down to the cobblestone sidewalks and half-scale replica of the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Wrought iron street lamps line the 85,000 square foot casino with the legs of the Eiffel Tower sit in the middle of 1,700 slots and 90 table games.
Guests can dine at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant, but beware, it's by reservation only. Diners can watch the world pass by at Mon Ami Gabi, a fine French restaurant where the most popular tables are the ones outside facing The Strip. Dining isn't just limited to the French, Asian restaurant Ah Sin is host to many dishes from the Pacific Rim. If you've just hit the jackpot on the casino floor, try the $777 Kobe beef and Maine lobster at Le Burger Brasserie.
Famous pastry chef Gaston Lenôtre opened a branch of his renowned pastry shop on the cobblestone-lined Le Boulevard, a street filled with intimate shops and restaurants, all underneath a blue cloud-filled ceiling. Strolling along Le Boulevard don't be surprised to see an extremely lifelike bronze statue move, that's because it's a real person
The City of Light doesn't go dark after dark. Anthony Cools - The Uncensored Hypnotist checks inhibitions at the door and pushes the limits of the audiences mind and body. Sitting right above the restaurant is nightclub Risqué, Paris' ultra lounge that is as fun as it is fantastic.
3655 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Palms Pool & Bungalows
The Palms Pool & Bungalows features two acres of swimming pools that can accommodate up to 3,000 guests for the weekly live concert pool parties, Ditch Fridays and Ditch Saturdays.
The pool has three bars. The Glass Bar is under an elevated glass-bottomed deck pool and provides cool comfort for those above and unique scenery for those below. The Waterfall Bar is hidden behind a cascading, 12-foot waterfall. And the Entry Bar greets guests as they enter the watery oasis.
The pool also has 27 cabanas. Each features a 32-inch LCD TV, speakers with individual volume control, a house phone, a lighted fan, a refrigerator, a safe and furniture.
There is no admission charge for hotel guests or locals until the pool parties start on May 3. The 2012 pool party admission charge was $40 per person. Season passes are $385. Season passes, daily tickets and bottle service can be acquired online.
The Palms Pool also features three two-story poolside bungalows, which have two outdoor decks, a Jacuzzi, a private bar, a 42-inch plasma TV, a DVD, a stereo, LCD TVs in the bathrooms and king beds with direct views of the stage.
4321 W Flamingo Rd