Vegas Uncork’d Haiku Contest!

The entries are in to this promotion (hundreds of them as it turns out):

http://eater.com/archives/2010/04/05/win-tickets-and-lodging-at-caesars-palace-for-vegas-uncorked.php

…and the 50 or so folks who answered all of the questions correctly were asked to submit haikus best capturing the Las Vegas food experience…

…with the winner getting 2 all expense paid tickets to Las Vegas for Uncork’d!

Yours truly (a well-known master of the (bad) haiku), was asked to judge them and declare a winner. (Keep scrolling and scrolling and scrolling to get to the finalists and the BEEG WEENER!)

These were the entries:

Decadence and class

Not your typical dinner

What you eat here, stays

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Oh, to win a prize!

Flay and Wolfgang would be neat…

Wow, Bon Appétit!

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Amidst Sin City

World Chefs induce Gluttony

Exhale sated sighs

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Vegas has the mood

Taste the passion in the food

Wine and dine me dude

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Foie Gras for breakfast

Viva Las Vegas, indeed

Gotta love buffets.

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strange to share a meal-

10 courses at 4am-

with hungover brides

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Forty-eight hours of

aged prime rib seasoned with luck;

Glitz on the half shell.

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Great food oasis

Culinary scene abound

Uncork’d to Vegas

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Visiting Vegas

Food’s the Sin in this city

Indulge, loosen belt.

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Flavors fill my mouth.

Awakening mind and soul.

Melding food and wine.

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Tasting Las Vegas

Savoring all life’s choices

Enjoying the best

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Three Stars Robuchon

What a Delight!  Still I Tempt…

Gorging at Buffets

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My tongue, bedazzled;

Fenestrated by ample

Tastes of decadence.

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Eating in excess

Culinary capital

No sense of restraint

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Sinfully divine

Fine dining, endless buffets

Vegas is calling

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Delectable food

Satisfy your appetite

Come to Las Vegas

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Eating in Vegas

Is much better than gambling

What goes in comes out

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Global food mecca

Satisfy all your cravings

Vegas awaits you

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Where else in the world

Can you dine like kings and queens

Only in Vegas

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Oh Desert Shining

Choice grade on my palate joy

The oases call

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Taste the food you crave

Las Vegas is where to be

Never sleep, just eat!

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SMELL sumptuousness

SEE artistic expression

TASTE extravagance

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Today cheap buffet

Tomorrow Joel Robuchon

Only in Vegas

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Appollonian eyes cloud!

Dreaming: unveiled by a single

Dionysian mouthful.

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Where the world unites

A Pangaea of cuisine

No expenses spared

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flashing lights

flavor of springtime desert

soul nourishment

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If I should lose at

craps, I can always drown my

sorrows in foie gras!

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renowned chefs gather

food lovers,  wine, sumptuous food;

savoring vegas

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SIN CITY GREW UP

FULL FROM EATS NOT JUST CHEAP DRINKS

BREASTS NOW ON MENUS

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Las Vegas dining

The aromas, tastes, pleasures

Bliss like no other.

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Tract in the desert

Mouth waters as lights grow bright

Eternal choices

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Sin City uncork’d

becomes gastronome heaven.

See? Angels wear white.

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Oh, Dégustation!?

It’s a good thing in French, sir.

Please don’t make that face…

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Food in my belly

Overindulgence, oh yes

Uncork’d, here I come!

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Sin City chefs keep

Tables hot and (farm) raise steaks.

Addiction be damned.

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Sweet Salivation

Delicious Food All Around

This Must Be Vegas

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Cuisine of Vegas

Daring and delectable

Where is my money?

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Las Vegas Food Scene

Unrivaled choice, taste, and class

You can bet on it!

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Eating Enjoying

Forget what city I am in

Too many choices

These were the semi-finalists

Oh, to win a prize!

Flay and Wolfgang would be neat…

Wow, Bon Appétit!

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Vegas has the mood

Taste the passion in the food

Wine and dine me dude

====

Visiting Vegas

Food’s the Sin in this city

Indulge, loosen belt.

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My tongue, bedazzled;

Fenestrated by ample

Tastes of decadence.

====

Where else in the world

Can you dine like kings and queens

Only in Vegas

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SMELL sumptuousness

SEE artistic expression

TASTE extravagance

====

Today cheap buffet

Tomorrow Joel Robuchon

Only in Vegas

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Appollonian eyes cloud!

Dreaming: unveiled by a single

Dionysian mouthful.

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If I should lose at

craps, I can always drown my

sorrows in foie gras!

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Las Vegas Food Scene

Unrivaled choice, taste, and class

You can bet on it!

The Five Finalists:

Oh, to win a prize!

Flay and Wolfgang would be neat…

Wow, Bon Appétit!

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Visiting Vegas

Food’s the Sin in this city

Indulge, loosen belt.

====

Today cheap buffet

Tomorrow Joel Robuchon

Only in Vegas

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If I should lose at

craps, I can always drown my

sorrows in foie gras!

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Las Vegas Food Scene

Unrivaled choice, taste, and class

You can bet on it!

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AND THE BEEG WEENER:

Today cheap buffet

Tomorrow Joel Robuchon

Only in Vegas

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5 thoughts on “Vegas Uncork’d Haiku Contest!

  1. “Indulgence surrounds,
    Any gastronomers bliss,
    Spare me the buffets”

    I feel overlooked
    Were my answers incorrect?
    My haiku rocks, no?

  2. I’m not always into rules, so I’ll go free verse:

    Las Vegas is in
    For quite the treat
    Great chefs
    Great drink
    Great company

    I’m all in
    Who’s with me?
    See y’all at Uncork’d

    :-D

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