#KIDSNTRIPS What’s New in Branson, Missouri Giveaway AUG 24

Cora is starting to get into riding roller coasters. Reminds me of when I was when I was a kid— the faster and crazier, the better! Way back then, the hot newness in roller coasters was simply going upside down. Today’s roller coasters are a whole new ballgame. Introducing, the world’s steepest, tallest and fastest spinning roller coaster— Time Traveler. Where is it? Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri!

Ever since I heard about Branson at TBEX Huntsville, I couldn’t wait to go. They seem to have a neverending list of super fun activities and adventures for families. We’ll be having a #KidsNTrips Twitter Party this Thursday to talk about what’s new in Branson for 2017.

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#KIDSNTRIPS What’s New in Branson, Missouri  Twitter Party

Date: Thursday, August 24, 2017

Time: 9:30 am Pacific Time (10:30 am Mountain Time; 11:30 am Central Time; 12:30 pm Eastern Time)

Hashtags: #KidsNTrips

Theme: What’s New in Branson, Missouri

Hosts: Be sure to follow @TravelMamas@JenLeo@LaJollaMom, and @ExploreBranson

Sponsor:  Branson Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau

Special Guests: TBA

Giveaway Prize: 3-night stay at Still Waters Resort for a family of four, plus activities

Restrictions: Must be 18+ to win. Open to U.S. residents only. No purchase necessary to win. Prizes will be awarded to #KidsNTrips What’s New in Branson, Missouri Twitter Party participants. Winners will be chosen at random and notified via Twitter shortly after the party. Read additional prize terms and conditions.

Learn more: Not sure what a Twitter party is or why to participate? Learn more about #KidsNTrips family travel Twitter parties now!

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Travel Deals for Branson, Missouri

What’s New in Branson for 2017

There are more than 25 new things in Branson this year. If you will be traveling with your kids, don’t miss Fritz’s Adventure, Bigfoot, Christmas Tree Tour, Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud, The 7D Dark Ride Adventure, and more! Join us on Twitter Thursday, August 24, 2017 to talk about  Branson. Don’t forget to bring your travel pics!

 

#KIDSNTRIPS Teen Road Rules Twitter Party (And $100 Giveaways!) AUG 17

LibertyMutualKidsNTripsTwitterPartyThe new school year is about to start. And with that comes new teen drivers. We know because we live next to a high school. We’re all to familiar with a variety of teen driving issues from speeding, to kids walking down the middle of streets where other students are driving through them – maybe paying attention, maybe not. However I had no clue about the statistics regarding overconfident youth and their driving behaviors. Liberty Mutual Insurance and SADD partnered for a new study out that reveals the attitudes and behaviors of teen drivers. And you might be surprised. We’ll be talking about all sorts of teen driving and parenting tips this Thursday for our KidsNTrips Twitter Party sponsored by Liberty Mutual. Please join us!

Prizes! We will be giving away Four $100 Visa gift cards awarded to four #KidsNTrips participants. See details below.

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#KIDSNTRIPS Teen Road Rules Driving Twitter Party

Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Time: 9:30 am Pacific Time (10:30 am Mountain Time; 11:30 am Central Time; 12:30 pm Eastern Time)

Hashtags: #KidsNTrips #TeenRoadRules

Theme: Safe Teen Driving

Hosts: Be sure to follow @TravelMamas@JenLeo@LaJollaMom, and @LibertyMutual

Sponsor: Liberty Mutual

Special Guest: @karasw of The Vacation Gals

Giveaway Prize: Four $100 Visa gift cards awarded to four winners

Restrictions: Must be 18+ to win. Open to U.S. residents only. No purchase necessary to win. Prizes will be awarded to #KidsNTrips Safe Teen Driving Twitter Party participants. Winners will be chosen at random and notified via Twitter shortly after the party. Read additional prize terms and conditions.

Learn more: Not sure what a Twitter party is or why to participate? Learn more about #KidsNTrips family travel Twitter parties now!

 

How Parents Can Encourage Save Driving Behavior with Teens

  • Keep practicing: Nearly 40 percent of teens say their parents stop practicing driving with them after they get their license. Teaching shouldn’t stop when teens leave the DMV with a license in hand. Parents should continue to drive with their teens and remind them of safe driving behaviors with frequent check-ins and conversations.
  • Hold each other accountable: Mom, dad and teens can all be held accountable and parents can set a good example with today’s new monitoring technology like Liberty Mutual’s HighwayHero app. The app tracks and scores driving behavior based on factors including phone usage while driving, acceleration, hard braking and speeding and even rewards drivers with a discount on auto insurance in select states.
  • Reward safe driving: Parents can consider regularly rewarding their teen for safe driving. Rather than focusing on the consequences of bad driving behavior, a reward like a break from a specific chore or a $10 gift card, could be an effective way to remind teens to think about their actions while driving.
  • Set expectations: Liberty Mutual Insurance and SADD encourage parents and teens to use the Teen Driving Contract  as a conversation starter and discussion guide. This tool covers important safety issues and is an easy roadmap for parents and teens alike to uphold family driving rules.
For more information, visit www.libertymutual.com/teendriving.

How to Grab a Summer Travel Deal with Daily Getaways

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Are you counting the days until Summer? We are! Even though we live in Southern California where you can have fun outdoors almost all year round, we still can’t wait for school to go on break. There’s something about planning what to do during Summer that adds extra excitement. The local parks have free family movie nights, libraries offer great free programming and activities for kids, even getting a softie from the ice cream truck is more of a treat during the summer months. There’s never a shortage to actually do over Summer, but if you were hoping to take a vacation, or try a theme park you haven’t been to yet, grabbing a deal over the Summer can take a bit of planning.

The U.S. Travel Association puts together a great list of travel deals on the website Daily Getaways. I’ll show you how you can grab some heavily discounted tickets to theme parks and great rates on hotels, too! Even better, if you participate in the April 20, 2017 #KidsNTrips Twitter Party you have the chance to win one of two $100 AMEX gift cards (which can always be used on travel!). Details below…

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WHAT: Deeply discounted points and packages from big name travel brands for hotel room nights, car rentals, theme park admission and more. New Daily Getaways deals in 2017 include offers from MGM Resorts International, Caesars Entertainment, Loews Hotels and many more. Top deals include travel packages such as a such as a three-night stay at The Mirage Las Vegas for $1,750 to 50 percent off deals to save on Alamo car rentals. Other deals include admission to your choice of any three SeaWorld® parks, your choice of Busch Gardens® parks, or tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood(SM) or Universal Orlando Resort™ with savings up to 50 percent.

WHO: U.S and Canadian residents, age 18 or older, are permitted to purchase available offers throughout the promotion period or until the limited inventory is sold out. Quantities are limited and individual offer terms apply.

WHEN: Preview deals on April 3 and begin buying on April 10. Each weekday a new exclusive offer from a prominent travel brand is unveiled on DailyGetaways.com at 1 p.m. EDT, and it becomes available for purchase throughout the promotion period, while supplies last. Daily Getaways concludes Wednesday, May 10. You can view the Daily Getaways calendar here:

WHERE: www.dailygetaways.com
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What I love about these deals, besides the opportunity to save money, is that they’re not all about hotels. There are plenty of local families in our area of San Diego that can’t afford to travel far away for a Summer holiday, but they could grab a $50 Sea World ticket. That might not be much of a deal if you’re going in the Spring, but if you don’t have the time to go until Summer, then you’re saving $23/ticket and if you’re bringing the whole family that adds up fast!

TIP: Make sure that you are ready to buy that deal at 1 p.m. I already missed the Omni hotel deal because I was an hour late getting to my computer. The U.S. Travel Association promotes their deals on Twitter

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As you can imagine, I jumped when I saw this deal! My husband and I are trying to get back to Vegas for our 10 year anniversary this summer. Caesars is where I first stayed with my grandparents when they took me to Vegas after turning twenty-one. That resort will always have a special place in my heart – even if I can’t always afford to gamble there the way I’d like to!

TIP: If you see a deal that you like, don’t miss the “Alert me” link. Click on that and it will take you to a page where you can give them your email address if you want to know when that particular deal becomes available. Opt in for other deal email notifications, too.

#KIDSNTRIPS Summer Family Travel Twitter Party

No RSVP is necessary and the prize winner will be announced after the party when we’ve confirmed participant eligibility.

Who: @lajollamom, @jenleo, @travelmamas and @dailygetaways

Special Guests: @FindingDebra2 (from FindingDebra.com) and @pointswithacrew (from PointsWithACrew.com)

When: Thursday, April 20 at 9:30am PT/12:30pm ET

Where: On Twitter using the hashtag #KidsNTrips

Prizes: Win 1 of 2 AMEX $100 gift cards

Sponsor: U.S. Travel Association

Restrictions: Must be 18+ to win. Open to U.S. residents. No purchase necessary to win. Prizes will be awarded to two #KidsNTrips Twitter Party participants. The winners will be chosen at random and notified via Twitter shortly after the party.

FAMILY FOOD DEAL: Farm Fresh To You Saves Time & Money

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One night while we were having dinner we heard a knock at the door. In our neighborhood solicitations usually have to do with home improvements so I was ready to get rid of him and get back to our dinner. To my surprise, the young man was offering a deal on Farm Fresh To You, an organic produce home delivery service. That’s exactly the same brand of CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) that my neighbor, who cooks for a family of four, has for her family.  I wanted to listen.

As a busy mom who is usually shuttling her daughter between play dates, softball practices and games, school, Boys & Girls Club, and much more— my visits to the farmers markets had been dwindling and how much I was spending at the grocery store on organic fruits and vegetables only seemed to increase. I could save both time and money with the right delivery service for my organic produce.  He didn’t have to say much to get me to sign up for Farm Fresh To You. A $10 coupon and the chance to support local farms and get quality food that I was already spending the same or more on at the grocery store was all I needed.

FAMILY FOOD DEAL:

PROMO CODE: JENN8319

Use my promo code to Get $10 off your first box for new subscribers (or those who have not received a box in three months). I’ll get $25 credited to my farm fresh account for the referral.

 

Farm Fresh To You from Jen Leo on Vimeo.

TASTED & TESTED:

In this week’s order we got a “Mixed Fruit And Veggie Regular” box. Inside the box was:

  • 2 Bartlett pears
  • 2 Gala apples
  • 1 pound of green grapes
  • half a pound of gypsy peppers
  • 1 package of mission figs
  • 1 package of mixed heirloom tomatoes
  • 1 head of Romaine lettuce
  • 1 slicing cucumber
  • 1 pound of white avalanche potatoes
  • 2 yellow nectarines

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Farm fresh to you has been farming organically since 1976. 

They grow more than 60 types of produce over 130 varieties at their Capay organic farms in northern and southern California.

The Farm Fresh To You website has a resource section that allows you to look up different recipes that you can use with the fruit and veggie boxes. This is super helpful for trying new types of food, but for our family, we like to use the boxes to keep healthy snacks on hand. It’s great for us because we have lots of kids in the neighborhood who are in and out of the house and having extra fruits around to snack on is really important for our family.

 

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TIPS:

You can customize your box on every order. Make sure you do, or it’ll default to the box that they make for you. If you like to be surprised and get what they pick out for you, there is an exclusion list you can check off so fruits, veggies and herbs that you’d never use don’t show up in your box. I just figured that out last week. Also – no problem if you’re going out of town for a week, they have a vacation hold feature, too!

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Let me know on Twitter @jenleo what your favorite fruits and veggies or recipes have been from Farm Fresh To You.

*I had signed up for Farm Fresh To You before I was offered the opportunity to review their product. We will continue to use their service. 

 

LAS VEGAS: 6 Sugar Shops & Bakeries

smore cupcake closeWhile bars are a dime a dozen, those wanting a non-alcoholic treat have to search a little harder to find satisfaction. Whether you want a cronut, éclair, decadant chocolate or old-fashioned apple pie, we think you should try one of the following Sin City establishments and score some “sweet” treats.

Sweet Ruby Jane Confections
Named after Grandma Ruby, this candy store offers “handcrafted candy with a retro flair.” That includes brittles and barks, cookies and clusters, popcorn and pretzels, you name it, they make it. Try one of their popular cookie pops, s’mores, or cinnamon caramels. You will not be disappointed. 9550 S. Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas

Gimme Some Sugar Bake Shoppe
Kristen LoVullo and Ashley Mastowski started making elaborately designed cakes for special events and have now opened their own shop. The décor features their whimsical and sophisticated themed cakes along the walls, while the bakery cases spotlight their artful  macarons, mini-cakes, pastries and cookies.  Try their Dirt & Worms (chocolate mousse, Oreo cookies, whipped cream and gummy worm), the decadent Opera Cake (Kahlua-soaked jaconde filled with coffee buttercream and covered in dark chocolate ganache) or their maple-bacon macaron. Mmmmmmm. 19 S. Stephanie Street, Henderson

Bambu Desserts & Drinks
Located over in Chinatown, Bambu Desserts & Drinks has almost 100 offerings, most of which include unusual Asian ingredients (lychee, longan, lotus, pandan jelly, taro). These exotic treats all come in a cup, whether it is a grass jelly or tapioca-based desserts or one of their milk teas, smoothies, or traditional hot drinks. This is a great place to try something new and be a bit more adventurous. (You are in Las Vegas, after all.) 4810 Spring Mountain Road, Suite B, Las Vegas

Sugar Factory
There Sugar Factory operates two restaurants as well as 4 stand-alone stores in Las Vegas. The Paris Las Vegas Hotel contains a full-serve brasserie, Sugar Café and Chocolate Lounge (open 24 hours/day) and there is a 7,000 square-foot brasserie at Town Square. Both offer their cool line of signature cocktails (Cotton Candy Cosmo, Blow Pop Martini, Cherrie Tootsie Pop to name a few), an extensive menu (with a lot of comfort food), as well as yummy desserts and fondues. For desserts only, you can find their stand-alone stores at the Paris, MGM Grand, Planet Hollywood and The Mirage. They have a full line of candies, cupcakes, desserts and are most well known for their couture pops (your girl will flip for the Britney Spears jeweled lolly pop) and Hello Kitty line of sweet treats.  Town Square: 6605 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Suite 145, Las Vegas/Paris Las Vegas Hotel: 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas

Sprinkles
This Southern California company is setting up shop inside The Linq complex mid-strip and scheduled to open—fingers crossed—in February. In this new prototype store, you’ll not only find an assortment of their 50 types of cupcakes (love those salted caramel cupcakes!) and rich and creamy ice cream flavors, but a new line of gourmet cookies as well. As a bonus, they will be installing a cupcake ATM. Yep, a vending machine that dispenses fresh cupcakes, baked that day in-store. (See video here.) And for those of you out for a stroll with Fido, you can purchase doggie cupcakes, too! The Linq, 3475 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas

Kuma Snow Cream
Opened late last spring over in Chinatown, this dessert palace was created by Jet Tila (formerly of Wazuzu at Encore). Snow cream is a cross between shaved ice and ice cream, featuring only a quarter of the fat found in a typical scoop. Kuma offers 5 base flavors to start (currently kuma snow, mango, strawberry, taro and green tea), to which you can add from a selection of 24 dry or 5 liquid toppings. And to stay true to its Sin City location, Tila may eventually add an alcohol component to these sweet treats. 3735 Spring Mountain, Las Vegas

And don’t forget, Cake Boss Buddy Valastro will be opening a Carlo’s Bake Shop in the Venetian in early 2014. The 2,200 square-foot space will serve up his famous cannolis, biscotti, and Italian sponge cakes, as well as the elaborately decorated cakes he is famous for.

LAS VEGAS: Mother’s Day Weekend at Vegas Uncork’d

New-Years-Eve_uncorkedWant to treat your mother (or your children’s mother) to a tasty getaway? Head to Vegas May 8-11th for the annual Vegas Uncork’d celebration and enjoy wine and food from some of the best vintners and chefs.

This year’s Vegas Uncork’d, sponsored by Bon Appetit magazine, takes place at various locations on the Strip. You have your choice of 23 events held at Aria, Bellagio, Caesars Palace, MGM Grand and the Venetian with celebrity chefs Joel Robuchon, Guy Savoy, Nobu Matsuhisa, Francois Payard, Bobby Flay and others tantalizing your tongue with delectable delights.

One of the big draws is the Master Series dinners, with a focus on a particular type of food. There are five of these, all being held on Thursday May 8th at Caesars Palace. They include Dinnertime Decadence with Guy Savoy, French Elegance with Francois Payard, Rao’s Italian Feast with the Pellegrino Family, The Great American Steakhouse at the Old Homestead, and Global Gourmand with Nobu Matsuhisa. Prices range from $175 to $315 per person.

Want something a bit less structure or alcohol-centered? No problem. There is a Mix Master showcase at the Lobby Bar at Aria, where you can watch master bartenders whip up some wicked cocktails, and then you get to step in and compete to create a drink to be featured on their menu. Price $100. (Friday May 9th, 1 pm) There is also The Perfect Pairing: Art and Wine at Picasso at the Bellagio, where you will be able to go wine tasting amongst the famous works of art. $80 per person. (Friday May 9th, 2:30 – 4 pm). Or maybe you’d like to go to Sommalier Feud: Guys vs Gals, where the action is based on the TV game show Family Feud, in which you will be in on the action providing the “survey says” answers and enjoying passed cocktails, appetizers, and a blind tasting of a mystery wine along with the contestants. $85 per person. (Saturday May 10th, 2:30-4 pm)

Another fun experience will be the Night Market and Grill Challenge at the Doge’s Palace in the Venetian. You will get to experience the taste treats of an Asian night market and then watch as studens of Las Vegas’ Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts pair up with famous chefs in a culinary showdown that will reward them with tuition money. (Thursday May 8th, 8-11 pm)

The crème de la crème of Vegas Uncork’d just might be the When in France: Joel Robuchon Dinner. Described as a “one-of-a-kind, six-course menu and wine pairing hosted by Chef Joël Robuchon and the restaurant’s Master Sommeliers,” you will not only enjoy great food by one of the world’s leading chefs, but will take home signed menus, Joël Robuchon’s book, and some special treats, all for the price of $775/person. (Saturday May 10th, 6-10pm)

A full listing of all events can be found here.

Vegas Uncork’d
When:
May 8 – 11th
Where:
Various Strip hotels
Cost: 
Varies, tickets available here

LAS VEGAS: Family Adventure Awaits at Cowabunga Bay

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Keeping the kids entertained in Las Vegas just got a whole lot easier with the announcement that the ‘60s-themed Cowabunga Bay will soon be open in nearby Henderson. Cowabunga Bay is a 23-acre water park that offers a variety of water slides, massive sand beach (with cabana rentals), endless lazy river, 33,000-foot wave pool, as well as food, drinks, and children’s play area.

Visitors can drop down a 73-foot enclosed tube that circles its way to the bottom and dumps riders through a trap door into a pool of water or take a raft down a 55-foot slide into the world’s largest man-made wave. If you are at all competitive, try the Surfin USA slide where your skills will be tested against 5 other riders as you make your way to the finish. Not adventurous? No problem. You can splash in the wave pool, cruise the Cowabunga River on an inner tube or float around one of the many pools. There is something for kids of all ages, so get on over there and check out the water!

Cowabunga Bay
Where: 900 Galleria Drive, Henderson (off the 515)
When: May 24, 2014 through Labor Day, weekends in September
Cost: General admission $35.99, under 4 feet $27.99, 3-hour evening rates $19.99 (includes free inner tubes and life jackets)

Las Vegas: Professional Bull Riders Last Man Standing Tournament

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Time to dust off those cowboy boots and make plans for the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Last Man Standing competition. Coming to the Mandalay Bay Events Center on May 9th and 10th, this signature event pits man against beast for $200,000 in prize money. Each of 35 of the best PBR riders will get 8 seconds to ride and prove his mettle in a progressive-elimination tournament format. Riders who last those 8 seconds move on to the next round until a winner is crowned.

This ever-popular event draws big crowds to see the world’s toughest cowboys ride some of the meanest bulls in the nation. Professional bull riding is considered to be one of the fastest growing sports in the world, but it is also the most dangerous. Tickets are almost sold out for day 1 of this competition, so if you are interested in going, you’ll need to jump on those tickets soon.

Professional Bull Riders Last Man Standing
Where
: Mandalay Bay Events Center
When: May 9th (8pm) and May 10th (6pm)
Cost: $20/$40/$60/$80/$125
Tickets: Call (800) 745-3000 or via Tickemaster

LAS VEGAS: March Madness Events

 	Rob Holland (flickr user bobbyuggles)Basketball fans always find adventure in Vegas during March Madness. Spanning from March 18th (first round play) until April 7th (championship game), you can do a lot more than watch college hoops on a gigantic screen while knocking back a cold one with your buddies. Here are a few of the more “special” events taking place:

Carmine’s, The Forum Shops, Caesars
Carmine’s, located inside Caesars Forum Shops, is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity during the second and third rounds of March Madness. Turning one of their private dining rooms into the “ultimate man cave” for your group of 25, you can relax all day in recliners, watch all the games on big screens, play video games, beer pong, eat some kick-ass Italian food (including their famous 45-ounce Porterhouse) and enjoy an open bar (yep, unlimited brewskis and anything else your heart desires). If the games leave you tense, a massage therapist is available or maybe you’d like to partake in the free throw contest and win $1,000? After the games are over, the Hangover Heaven Bus will give you a tune-up to put you in shape to finish your evening with a VIP experience at PURE Nightclub. The cost to book one of the 8 available days is $50,000, which may sound excessive, but for a group of 25 that shakes out to be $2,000/person for an all-day and all-night extravaganza that you will brag about for years. Reservations can be made by calling 702.473.9700.

Hoops & Hops, The Chelsea, The Cosmopolitan
The Cosmopolitan if offering a more reasonably priced MM package at The Chelsea. The event, dubbed “Hoops and Hops,” will offer an exclusive sports lounge setting where you can watch the action, take advantage of multiple betting stations, access to a basketball court, video and arcade games, as well as pool tables. Running from March 20-22nd, there are four package options to choose from.
Main: open seating and 2 free drinks ($45/day or $112.50 for 3-day pass)
Gallery: Prime viewing assigned seating, select open bar and free snacks ($150/$275)
Floor Sofa: Prime viewing assigned seating for groups of 2-10, plus 2 free drinks (call for prices)
Gallery Box: Prime viewing assigned seating for groups of 10-16, select open bar and free snacks (call for prices)
Main and Gallery tickets available here. Group tickets available by calling 702.698.7120.

Rhumbar, The Mirage
Eat and drink to your heart’s content at Rhumbar at The Mirage. From March 20-23, you can watch all the action while chowing down on an all-you-can-eat buffet and enjoying an open bar. Taking place from March 20-23rd, you can buy a one-day pass for $100 or splurge on a 4-day pass for a mere $250. Packages are available by calling 702.735.8322.

For those of you preferring to watch basketball courtside, consider heading to Las Vegas during conference tournament play, March 6-15th. Here is the schedule:
West Coast Conference tournament – The Orleans Arena March 6-11.
Pac 12 Conference tournament – MGM Grand March 12-15.
Mountain West Conference tournament – Thomas & Mack Center March 12-15.
Western Athletic Conference tournament – The Orleans Arena March 13-15.

LAS VEGAS: French Master Chefs Coming to the Venetian

© Wolfgang StaudtAlways wanted to hobnob with the best chefs in France? Well, you can do just that without even leaving the United States, The Association of Maitres Cuisiners de France will be holding their annual general assembly in Las Vegas in early March, bringing to town 150 of the world’s best master chefs.

The Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino will play host to this event, which will run March 5th to 9th. This elite culinary group is making history by holding the event outside Europe for the first time, largely due to the efforts of Palazzo executive chef Olivier Dubreull, who is a member and lobbied for his adopted home to host the event.

The Association of Maîtres Cuisiniers de France serves to preserve and spread the French culinary arts, encourage training in cuisine and assist in professional development. Members advance and perpetuate the tradition of great French cuisine and actively promote French products of top quality, such as the Red Labels and “Appellations d’Origine Contrôlée” or European signs of quality, such as the IGP, AOP and STG. In addition, they are involved in culinary education in Europe and employ nearly 10,000 qualified iindividuals.

While most of the events are by invitation only, the public is invited to a special open house event: the Master Tour de France. Twelve chefs, as well as twelve wineries and spirit makers, will be showcasing their specialties from the various regions in France. For a mere $50, you can sample food from some of the best the culinary world has to offer, and you wash it all down with some lovely French wine.

Note: There is an age restriction. All attendees must be over the age of 21.

Master Tour de France: 12 Chefs/12 Wineries
Where:  Doge’s Palace, The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
When: March 8th, 6-10 pm
Cost: $50 (tickets available here)