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Odyssey Lifestyle Las Vegas: The Seventh Annual Food, Wine and Art Festival (November 8 – 11)

Odyssey Lifestyle

The Seventh Annual Odyssey Lifestyle Food, Wine and Arts Festival is set to take place in Las Vegas from November 8 to 11, 2007. And tickets are on sale now if you can’t wait to go. This festival showcases Las Vegas’ celebrity chefs, sommeliers, fine dining restaurants and renowned artists.

The festival was co-founded by Virginia and Mark Martino. “We have a lot of surprises in store this year, including some major celebrity guests. Anyone who is passionate about food, wine and the arts comes to Odyssey Las Vegas,” commented Virginia.

The four-day event begins with a five-course dinner and wine pairing by Executive Chef Tim Beres of Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

The following day, guests will take part in the signature Masters Dinner, a black-tie affair at TI in Treasure Island featuring 10 celebrity chefs paired in five teams to create an elaborate five-course dinner. Two chefs per course? I wonder how many ego problems will come up in that kitchen. The original paintings created for the Masters Dinner event are by Bruce Sulzberg. The art will be on view throughout the evening. There will be a silent auction and a live luxury lifestyle and celebrity chef auction where participants, in which participants will have the opportunity to bid to have a celebrity chef prepare an exclusive meal in their own home.

On Saturday, there will be an Italian Wine Tasting at Valentino Las Vegas at the Venetian, featuring the world-class wines of the Allegrini vineyards, hosted by Marilisa Allegrini and Restaurateur Piero Selvaggio. Each wine will be paired with an incredible selection of hors d’oeuvres prepared by Chef Luciano Pellegrini. Saturday night is the Sustainable Seafood and Wine Dinner at RM at Mandalay Place. The food for this event will be prepared by celebrated chef Rick Moonen. That entire day sounds like the most interesting to me. I like wine and sustainable things.

On the final day, the Third-Annual Celebrity Chef Golf Tournament will take place at the Siena Golf Club. Las Vegas’ favorite chefs will play a round of charity golf followed by the Blues Gourmet Barbeque featuring more food, more wines and spirits and live music.

Ticket prices start at $125.00 per person and VIP Packages are available. For more information and a complete schedule, go to or call (877) 370-9182 or (702) 257-2345.