The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair returns to The Palazzo on Thursday, May 25, 2017. This year’s soiree, sponsored by the Nevada Restaurant Association NvRA, will feature nearly 80 of the finest restaurants and nightclubs from around the city, along with a premier selection of libations.

Chef Timon Balloo from The Venetian’s newest restaurant, SUGARCANE raw bar grill, will be this year’s celebrity chef host. Balloo, who has won numerous accolades including Best New Restaurant nomination from the James Beard Foundation for the 2010 opening of SUGARCANE in Miami, will bring his signature style of globally inspired dishes with bold flavors.

Guests at the Las Vegas Epicurean Affair will spend the evening poolside at The Palazzo indulging in the best cuisine and cocktails offered from establishments both on and off The Strip.

“This prestigious culinary event features a selection of chefs and restaurants representing an incredible array that guests remember year after year,” says Katherine Jacobi, president, NvRA. “From Downtown Las Vegas to the Strip to the communities of Southern Nevada, the event will definitely showcase a wonderful blend of dining experiences... and all for a good cause!”

Proceeds from the evening will fund NvRA’s educational and scholarship programs, including ProStart®, a national high school culinary skill and restaurant management program that supports 46 schools and 120k students statewide, Nevada’s future workforce.

Participants this year include: Sugarcane, Delmonico Steakhouse, Biscayne, Carnevino Italian Steakhouse, STK Las Vegas, Robert Irvine’s Public House, SushiSamba, Morel’s Steakhouse and Bistro, Il Mulino, Aquaknox, Capital Grille and District One, along with over 70 other distinguished restaurants.

The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair is open to the public and will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Pools at The Palazzo. Tickets can be purchased at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo. Tickets for the event start at $120.