The story of Ibérico Week (May 20–25) at Jaleo by José Andrés (The Cosmopolitan, jaleo.com) begins in the rangelands of western Spain, where black-hoofed Ibérico pigs run free in family groups, feasting on sweet encina acorns. The acorns impart a delicious nutty flavor, making jamón Ibérico de bellota Spain’s culinary jewel. In celebration, Jaleo offers a weeklong event showcasing the beloved pig in a tasting menu. Enjoy side-by-side tastings of jamón Ibérico from two different regions—Cinco Jotas and Fermin—Solimillo bellota de manzana, bellota tenderloin with roasted apples and rosemary; or Fricando de carilleras, braised cheeks with morel mushrooms and grilled presa Ibérica, cooked to rosy-pink medium rare and so exquisite it’s like eating a fine cut of beef. Of course, there is Arroz de costillo Iberico, paella with Ibérico shoulder and rib meat. There are 12 dishes to enjoy, including a refreshing dessert featuring gin and tonic sorbet with lemon and aromatics. $150/person ($75 additional for wine pairing).
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 2017
Our eighth annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best casino comebacks to irresistible pot products