Further advancing the city's new reputation as a bona fide, world-class foodie destination is the annual Vegas Uncork'd
by Bon Appétit
magazine, which just wrapped after taking over town from May 10 through 13, offering an array of meals, tastings, and even a poker tournament. The centerpiece is the event's Grand Tasting, now in its sixth year, which set new attendance records. Selling out in advance for the first time, the event drew more than 2,500 people who took over the Garden of the Gods pool at Caesars Palace, tasting items from the town's most notable chefs and restaurants. Chef Gordon Ramsay made his debut appearance at the Grand Tasting, offering his beef wellington and sticky toffee pudding.
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