Tonight (in less than three hours) begins Part Four of ELV’s Best Food Week Ever. As part of the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America Event, ELV will be hosting a dinner at Fiamma at the MGM Grand (with an amazing meal + wines being offered by Carlos Buscaglia and Fabio Trabocci at the not-exactly-bargain-priced-but-all-for-a-worthy-cause cost of $350/per). As wonderful as the food (and the privately selected wine) is sure to be, you won’t want to miss ELV’s sparkling commentary on same — delivered with the twinkle-in-his-eye irony and rakish charm for which he is known.
Equally compelling (and a whole lot cheaper — actually free), is the panel discussion taking place tomorrow morning at UNLV (in the Stan Fulton Bldg. on East Flamingo), beginning at 10:15 AM (with complimentary champagne provided by DeLuca Wines and Spirits. With Allen (The Hitman) Richman and Jeffery (The Man Who Ate Everything) Steingarten in attendance, ELV may have trouble getting a word in edgewise, but you know it won’t be boring.
Here are the topic notes for the discussion: