Wine Talk with Alice Swift
Wine Tasting with Chef Joho Eiffel Tower Restaurant Paris Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
What better way to visit the Eiffel Tower Restaurant for the first time than to attend a wine tasting event? As a new program meant to introduce guests to the world of wine in a casual and relaxed setting, the Eiffel Tower Restaurant has begun hosting wine tastings with special guests such as wine producers, sales representatives, winemakers, etc., along with the acclaimed Chef Joho.
I attended their second wine tasting event on June 21, featuring French wine producers E. Guigal and Chateau Recougne. At $40 per person, it was a great deal considering there was a flight of four wines and passed hors d’oeuvres. The timing is perfect 4-5:30 p.m. in case you would like to have dinner in the restaurant afterwards, having had a taste of the Eiffel Tower Restaurant experience.
Chef Joho is chef and proprietor of several restaurants from Las Vegas to the East Coast. His start in the restauranteur world took off with Everest in Chicago, and he adds to his restaurant repertoire with Paris Club in Chicago, Brasserie Jo in Boston, and last but not least, our very own Eiffel Tower Restaurant, which is located on the 11th floor of the Eiffel Tower itself in Las Vegas, of course!. The restaurant is surrounded by large pane windows, which boast a first class view of the Bellagio fountains and the Las Vegas Strip, making a beautiful, romantic dinner date.
The wine tastings events allow guests to enjoy quality wines in a stress free environment where they can wine, dine and enjoy the company of others with a shared passion for wine. The typical restaurant guest is not a sommelier nor do they understand all the theory and winemaking processes behind the wine. They are concerned with whether the end product tastes good to them, and whether they like it or not. Chef Joho’s goal for these events is for people “to have a fun, relaxing event; it’s meant to be enjoyed. It’s always nice to get some people together and spend time together.”
For more information on future wine tasting events, be sure to keep an eye out for the monthly wine tasting event on the Eiffel Tower Special Events website: http://eiffeltowerrestaurant.com/special-events
Hope to see you there, Cheers~!