Glitterati and gambling are two of the most prominent facets of Las Vegas. The splendour of the Sin City gets all the more breathtaking with its gastronomic allurements that are scattered all around. Culinary treats in Las Vegas are not only limited to plush restaurants and theme-based dining. Gourmets can also participate in various festivals and events where food plays the protagonist. Travellers disembarking flights at this USA city in November must add World Food Championships (WFC) to their itineraries for tasting the delicacies prepared by world-class chefs and watching them boasting their masterpieces. Here is a little more info on this event that stands as one of the most eminent annual festivals in Las Vegas.
A Bit about the Culinary Competition
This unique festival is about flaunting your cooking and presentation skills to nail competitions in various categories ranging from burgers to chilli based dishes, sandwiches to seafood and BBQ to bacons. Other categories one can compete in are recipe, pasta and dessert. Besides, renowned chefs not only from the USA but from the entire world compete for the coveted title of World Food Champion.
This 7-day affair is scheduled to take place at Downtown Las Vegas from 12th to 18th November. Tickets for various events and competitions are available online.
Major Highlights/Contests for 2014 World Food Championships
Friday Night Rib Fest: Start your weekend with tasting the most scrumptious ribs prepared by notable BBQ chefs from several countries. Buy tickets for this event on 14th November to gorge on juicy ribs while listening to music by Out of the Desert, Tony Marques and other artists or bands.
Cocktails & Champions: On Sunday, 16th November, this competition will add a new epicurean enchantment to your Las Vegas holiday when nine finalists show their skill set at the Final Table. The menu here is prepared by Tony Gemignani, who clinched the title of World Pizza Champion for 11 times.
Private Chef’s Table: This event allows you to take your pick from multi-course chef’s table hosted by World Food Championships host Ben Vaughn along with Robin Leach, the host of Las Vegas edition of WFC. Ben Vaughn’s celebrity chef friends will prepare a private dinner for 30 attendees. Buy tickets to be one of these lucky 30!