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This weekend's Vegas food fest to feature dishes from 35 restaurants — plus Martha Stewart herself

This weekend's Vegas food fest to feature dishes from 35 restaurants — plus Martha Stewart herself
Women enjoy the traveling "Martha Stewart Wine & Food Experience" during a stop in Scottsdale, Ariz. Stewart will be in Las Vegas on Saturday. (USA Today Network)

There’s no reason to leave the table hungry during one of Las Vegas’ biggest weekends for foodies.

Though the event doesn’t have an official title, organizers are calling the six events this weekend a “culinary extravaganza,” given that a whopping 35 restaurants — not only from along the Strip but from throughout Las Vegas — will serve up their wares over the three-day festival. A couple of events are sold out, but here’s the bite-by-bite lineup for the tasty activities still available:

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A Family Affair: A Bloody Mary Brunch.” Saturday, 10:30 a.m. at Stripsteak inside Mandalay Bay. Chef Michael Mina will serve his wife Diane’s favorite Bloody Mary concoctions alongside dishes such as an egg scramble with Kaluga caviar, pancakes with foie gras butter and pork belly poached egg with Béarnaise foam. Tickets are $75.

“Wine the Day Away.” Saturday, 11:30 a.m. at Aureole inside Mandalay Bay. Chef Charlie Palmer and Harley Carbery, Mandalay Bay director of wine, will be the hosts of a four-course lunch with pairings from Foley Family Wines from Santa Barbara County. Tickets are $95.

“Martha Stewart Wine & Food Experience.” Saturday, 1-4 p.m. at Las Vegas Festival Grounds, 311 W. Sahara Ave. Various chefs — Martha included — along with restaurateurs and mixologists will interact with guests as they munch savory bites and sip craft beers, wines and spirits. Tickets from $85.

“Hey Chef! A Social Meal with Chef Shawn McClain and James Trees.” Saturday and Sunday, 5-10:30 p.m. at Libertine Social inside Mandalay Bay. McClain, a James Beard award winner, will be joined by executive chef James Trees of Esther’s Kitchen in downtown Las Vegas for two evenings of small plates including agnolotti with mint pesto, bacon and Fontana pizza and ricotta gnudi. This event is not ticketed. Simply show up to order items starting at $14.

“James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Dinner.” Saturday, 6 p.m. in the Velvet Room at Luxor. Touring the country, this experience showcases the best of what guests enjoy at Beard House in New York City. Tickets are $200.

7:15 p.m.: This post was updated to reflect the addition of the Mandalay Bay director of wine. Previously announced master sommelier Robert Smith will not attend this event. This story was originally published at 7 a.m.

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