UNLVino is an annual food and wine event that features live music and entertainment. Offered as a course for 40 UNLV Hospitality and Management students, the annual affair raises scholarship funds for future generations of students enrolled in the William F. Harrah College of Hospitality.
This year’s UNLVino will be held April 14 at the Keep Memory Alive Events Center at Symphony Park in Downtown Las Vegas.
Here are seven reasons why you should attend:
Make history with UNLVino
With more than 150 wines and 50 chefs to choose from, the 44th UNLVino is the largest in the festival’s history.
Try food from some of the most popular restaurants in Las Vegas
Local staples such as Lotus of Siam and new hot spots Masso Osteria and Sparrow + Wolf are just a few of the restaurants that will be present at this year’s fundraiser.
Broaden your culinary horizons
Along with some of the city’s favorites, guests can also sample dishes from famous out-of-state restaurants—The Slanted Door from San Francisco or Milwaukee’s Ristorante Bartolotta, for starters. But if you’re a 702 purist, be sure to check out Scotch 80 and get a preview of the what’s to come at Palms Casino Resort, when the restaurant opens in May.
Triple the excitement
UNLVino, which usually spans the course of three days, is condensing all of its gastronomy, entertainment and wine into one day.
Celebrate national achievement
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the William F. Harrah College of Hospitality. The hospitality program at UNLV ranks third in the world, according to thebestschools.org.
Cuisine for a cause
Proceeds benefit current and future students who are enrolled in the program.
Pay tribute to a titan of industry
The Dom Pérignon Award of Excellence is presented to exceptional philanthropists and community leaders. This year, the 2018 Dom Pérignon Award of Excellence will be posthumously granted to Donald Louis Carano, a Nevada native whose accomplishments include founding the Eldorado resorts and the Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery.
April 14, 7 p.m., $150-$175, Keep Memory Alive Events Center, 888 W. Bonneville Ave., unlvino.com