Epicurean Affair showcases top Las Vegas restaurants

Las Vegas’ top restaurants and bars showcased their food and cocktails at The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair at the Palazzo pool last night.

James Beard award-winning chef Julian Serrano hosted the celebration, which included participants like Aquaknox, Bouchon, Buddy V’s, Burger Bar, Carmine’s, Carnevino, DB Brasserie, Delmonico Steakhouse, Ferraro’s, Il Mulino, Simon Restaurant & Lounge, Tao Asian Bistro and Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio.

Sponsored by the Nevada Restaurant Association, The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair raises money for scholarships for ProStart high school students.

Here are some of the photos from last night’s event:



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