Fans tuning into the new Top Chef Masters‘ season starting tonight should also check out Curtis Stone‘s upcoming weekend pop-up appearance at Carnevale, Venetian and Palazzo Vegas’s summer-long revelry. Sign up for one of Stone’s two 4-hour wine dinners and a quick flight to Vegas gets you up close and personal with this Aussie chef who taught Conan O’Brien and Meredith Vieira how to cook.
A champagne reception followed by a 5-course pop up dinner starts each night at 6 p.m. All based on recipes from Stone’s latest cookbook, What’s for Dinner?: Delicious Recipes for a Busy Life.
Curtis’ main objective is to not only titillate guests but use recipes simple enough to recreate at home with a takeaway signed copy. Expect heavenly wines paired with delicately fried zucchini stuffed with taleggio cheese and basil, seared scallops with spring vegetables coated in a coconut lime sauce, spiced lamb chops drizzled with a feta and olive gremolata, and roasted lobster with corn butter and bacon marmalade.