Saturday, April 10, 2010

Chef François Payard of Payard Pâtisserie & Bistro gives a pre-view of Vegas Uncork'd Grand Tasting venue "Garden of the Gods" at Caesars Palace

Renown French Pastry Chef Francois Payard gave a pre-view of the Vegas Uncork'd Grand Tasting Venue , Garden of the Gods Oasis at Caesars Palace . The newly opened pool is the most breathtaking swimming pool experience in Las Vegas and located exclusively at the most legendary casino resort of them all. Caesars Palace

Spacious, luxurious and stately, this collection of exclusive watering holes, decadent cabanas and palatial sunbathing spots is the ultimate warm-weather destination, no matter whether you bow before the gods of the sun or the water. What a better place to show off the Grand Tasting but at this Oasis on the Las Vegas Strip.

François Payard is a third generation French Pastry Chef born in Nice , France . François cultivated his passion for the art of Pastry as a child in his grandfather’s acclaimed shop, Au Nid des Friandises on the Riviera. He grew up surrounded by the delicious classic French pastry in the tradition carried on by his parents and grandparents for over fifty years.

His dedication and passion earned him positions in several of France’s finest kitchens. In 1988, Payard held his first position as Pastry Chef in Paris at La Tour d’Argent (***Michelin). The following year he went on to become Pastry Chef in the kitchen of Alain Senderens at Lucas Carton (***Michelin). In these renowned restaurants he met the challenge of creating dessert menus worthy of a three star Michelin rating.

In 1993, François Payard joined Chef Daniel Boulud for the opening of Restaurant Daniel (****NY Times) where he delighted guests with his chocolate and seasonal fruit menus. In 1995, The James Beard Foundation named François “Pastry Chef of the Year” in recognition of his accent on flavor combined with a unique sense of pastry design.

Chef and owner François Payard will be at the Grand Tasting but will also welcome guests for an intimate afternoon tea and dessert demonstration. This special Mother’s Day weekend event is a unique glimpse into the technique of this celebrated chef and his classic Parisian pastry shop. Hosted by Bon Appétit Editor-In-Chief Barbara Fairchild. This Vegas Uncork'd experience also includes a signed copy of François Payard's book, "Chocolate Epiphany."

This speciall event is currently sold out. Please check back later as tickets may become available or call 877.884.8993 to be placed on the wait list.

The Grand Tasting features an impressive 60 chefs, more than 50 of the city's most celebrated restaurants, and over 30 wines and spirits from around the world, plus hosted lounges, demonstrations, and so much more. This event is a foodies version of heaven it self.

Many names that guests are sure to recognize will be pool side with many delicious dishes. The Chefs expected to share their artistry are , Zach Allen, Kim Canteenwalla, Alain Ducasse, Susan Feniger, Bobby Flay, Osamu "Fuji" Fujita, Carlos Guía, Martin Heierling, Masa Ishizawa, Jean Joho, Hubert Keller, René Lenger, Shawn McClain, Mary Sue Milliken, Rick Moonen, Bradley Ogden, Charlie Palmer, François Payard, Luciano Pellegrini , Carla Pellegrino, Megan Romano, Richard Sandoval, Guy Savoy, John Schenk, Matthew Silverman, Kerry Simon, Joung Sohn, David Spero, Masa Takayama, Jet Tila, Laurent Tourondel, Joel Versola.

This lists of Chefs should impress anyone who enjoys the best culinary experience that Las Vegas and the World can offer all at one beautifull venue. Join us !

The Grand Tasting

  • Time: May 7, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Resort: Caesars Palace
  • Venue: Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis
$175 Advance, $195 Door

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