Beaujolais Nouveau—that fruity, weeks-young gamay wine released at 12:01 a.m. on the third Thursday of November (#NouveauDay), just weeks after the harvest—will be celebrated in style when it arrives Nov. 15. That night, Marché Bacchus will offer a three-course prix-fixe dinner of traditional French dishes and a glass of Georges DuBoeuf Beaujolais Nouveau ($40, 804-8008). Or, make the love last at Mon Ami Gabi in Paris Las Vegas (944-4224), where from Nov. 15-21 diners can enjoy specials created to pair beautifully with Beaujolais Nouveau, such as boudin blanc with warm red cabbage-apple slaw and celery seed aioli and briny oysters du jour with a Beaujolais mignonette. For home enjoyment, look for big displays in your local liquor or wine stores bearing names such as Georges DuBoeuf and Joseph Drouhin for downing right away (anywhere from $10-$20), or let them rest two or three weeks. Then, think Thanksgiving, and serve slightly chilled. Or, if you prefer your gamay with a little age on it, Cru Beaujolais will be celebrated Nov. 13-17 at Tender in Luxor with a three-course dinner ($79, 262-4852), featuring pumpkin ravioli, surf and turf and a dessert trio paired with a half-bottle of 2009 Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages and “Beau LaLa,” a cocktail of Beaujolais, Hennessy and St-Germain.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.