David and I are headed to Las Vegas in a few weeks, and we have some really great things lined up that are sure to make for great blogging. The best of all – we have VIP tickets to “Dine-n-Dash – A Culinary Tour of SLS Las Vegas” led by our favourite chef José Andrés!

By a cosmic happy accident, we were all set for a dinner at the new José Andrés restaurant Bazaar Meat when I stumbled upon an ad for this amazing tasting experience the exact same weekend we are in Vegas. I am ridiculously excited about this.

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Not only will we get to try dishes at every single restaurant at the new Vegas resort SLS, our VIP tickets give us the opportunity to meet José Andrés at an early happy hour reception. We’d like to tell him that his show “Made in Spain” really turned us on to Spanish food and it’s one of the main reasons we chose Barcelona as one of our honeymoon destinations. We are forever in love with Iberico ham and this wonderful city as a result.

We have had great experiences at José Andrés restaurants in the past – me at China Poblano at the Cosmopolitan and David at é in the Aria. This is going to be off the charts!

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Here’s a look at some of the dishes that we’ll get to try on this epic tasting journey:
• Bazaar Meat by José Andrés: oysters gin and tonic, cotton candy foie gras, Kobe and caviar, sloppy Joe, gazpacho shots, beef tartare sliders, beef and parmesan grissini and New York sour.
• Katsuya: Kumamoto oysters, lobster and truffle chawan-mushi, scallop sashimi and white grapefruit cosmopolitan.
• Cleo: Basturma with halloumi, hummus with tahini and clementina cocktail.
• Ku Noodle by José Andrés: open sesame, fried wonton, mini duck pancake and sake punch.
• Umami Burger, Beer Garden & Sports Book: truffle sliders, hatch sliders, cheesy tater tots and craft beer.
• 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria: assorted hand-crafted pizzas and Birra Moretti.
• Northside Café: al pastor tacos, barbacoa tacos and margarita.
•Desserts by SLS Las Vegas culinary director Luke Forzano and executive pastry chef Oralia Perez.

After the dashing (and a cooking demonstration by José Andrés and Curtis Stone), we also get to take in a concert by Awol Nation at The Foundry and an after-party featuring desserts and drinks from Bazaar Meat.

Best of all, the event benefits charity. A portion of proceeds benefits Three Square, Southern Nevada’s only food bank, as well as World Central Kitchen, the nonprofit organization chaired by José Andrés that finds creative solutions to hunger and poverty worldwide.

You can get tickets here!

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