Las Vegas Dining and Entertainment News – April 19

This weekly update covers noteworthy restaurant openings and closings, dining news, culinary events and entertainment news.

Events News

April 20 – A masterclass featuring a tasting of Brunello wines of the renowned GAJA winery led by fifth-generation Gaia and Giovanni Gaja of the founding family of the northern Italy winery will be hosted at SW Steakhouse at Wynn Las Vegas at 2 p.m. Guests will sample three wines. They will be guided through vintages from GAJA’s estate in Montalcino—Pieve Santa Restituta—exploring the Rennina and Sugarille Brunellos. The tasting will include a variety of small bites prepared by SW Steakhouse Executive Chef Mark LoRusso paired with each wine.

The cost is $450 per person (plus tax and tip). To reserve tickets, email [email protected] or click here.

April 25Gaetano’s Ristorante will partner with Paolo Cressi to host a wine dinner featuring Ethica wines. The menu will include welcome wine of Villa Sparina Gavi di Gavi, Vitello Tonnato paired with Borgogno Langhe Dry Riesling, Lamb Ravioli with rosemary aglio e olio sauce matched with Baglio di Grisi Terre Siciliane Syrah, Pork Chop with red wine reduction paired with Fattoria di Pupille Morellino di Scansano Reserva, and Honey Lemon Cake with peach semifreddo matched with Scagliola Primo Bacio Moscato d’Asti.

The dinner will begin at 7 p.m.; tickets are $140 per person plus tax and gratuity. To RSVP call 702-361-1661 or email [email protected].

Dining News

Just in time for pool season, the Bellagio has unveiled COMO Poolside Café & Bar, offering Mediterranean-infused al fresco dining with the essence of an Italian café. Nestled within the resort’s newly redesigned pool deck with five pools, four whirlpools, and 51 newly redesigned private cabanas, Como’s main dining area overlooks Bellagio’s opulent garden, seats up to 150 guests, and a 30-seat bar top beneath a custom-designed cupola is equipped with TVs showing sporting events of the day. 

The menu includes Prosciutto & Burrata with thinly sliced Italian dry-cured ham and fresh burrata served with parmesan fritto and Dijonnaise;   Mary’s Chicken with classic Mediterranean skewers combined with tzatziki and marinated cucumbers ; Hamachi Crudowith thinly sliced raw Hamachi complemented by bright flavors of grapefruit, orange, citrus vinaigrette, and radish; Como Roll with sushi roll with big eye tuna, tempura shrimp, cucumber, pickled jalapeno, and crispy garlic; and a Falafel Burger with crispy falafel with cucumber, arugula, tzatziki, and spicy cilantro pesto .

The cocktail program includes  La Dolce Vita with Tito’s, Chareau Aloe Liqueur, watermelon puree, and tonic; Como Cold Brew with Jack Daniel’s cold brew, Virgil’s Root Beer, and Delight Cold Foam; Cypress Breeze with Absolut Vanilla, Chareau Alie Liqueur, yuzu sour, Yuzu Lime Soda, and orange bitters; and Passion Dream with 818 Tequila, passion fruit puree, Velvet Falernum, lime juice, and agave nectar.

In addition, to take advantage of the beautiful spring weather, COMO’s atmosphere will come alive with live entertainment on Thursdays through Saturdays from April 4 through Memorial Day Weekend.

COMO is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome; reservations can be made by visiting Bellagio online or calling 702-693-8865. 

In more Bellagio dining news, and in harmony with Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens spring display “Tea and Tulips,” the resort hosts The Garden Table, an elevated Afternoon Tea experience within the Conservatory. Priced at $63 per person, included are a selection of artisanal teas, signature scones (clotted cream, echire butter, and seasonal jam), tea sandwiches (farm egg salad, jamón Ibérico, English cucumber, and truffle gougère), and French pastries (raspberry macaron, old-fashioned chocolate cake, and spiked lemon tartlet).

Guests can elevate their experience with The Garden Table’s Caviar Afternoon Tea, which costs $95 per person and includes all of the above plus four caviar dishes.

The exclusive tea party can accommodate up to six guests and is available Sun-Thu, with reservations at noon and 2 p.m., and Fri-Sat, at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. For more info and to reserve, click here.

This Passover, the Jewish delicatessen Bagelmania offers a menu of traditional holiday dishes for pre-order, with pick-up from Monday, April 22, through Tuesday, April 30.

Available for take-out only, the individual Passover meals are $34.95 each and include a choice of one starter, entrée, potato dish, and vegetable. Also available is The Passover Feast, which includes all options and serves 8-10 people for $329.95.

Menu items include chopped liver with red onion and gefilte fish with beet horseradish as starters, a half-roasted chicken with matzo stuffing and tender brisket with house-made gravy as entrees, a large potato latke with cherry applesauce and roasted potatoes with caramelized onions as the potato dish, and house-made green beans or carrot tzimmes as vegetables.

Each meal includes matzo and charoset, homemade matzo ball soup, and assorted holiday desserts. All items are also available for purchase a la carte.

Orders can be placed online at

Closing News

The Lost Spirits Distillery at Area15 will close its doors after its final performance on April 29. The attraction is known for Cirque-style acts with 44 acrobats and performers, the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 16-course fine dining experience, and the innovative rum distillery first debuted in Los Angeles in 2010 and opened its Las Vegas location in 2021.

In a release, the company stated, “The debt burden accumulated from both COVID and the slow reopening after COVID has forced this decision to close. While I hate to see it close, I’m delighted to say that together, we proved that an immersive circus show can work in Las Vegas, and we built one of the most successful immersive shows ever. When it closes at the end of this month, the show will have played over 1,000 performances in its Las Vegas incarnation alone, serving over 250,000 audience members while garnering rave reviews.”

Those wishing to experience Lost Spirits one last time before closing can purchase tickets

Entertainment News

The STRAT is taking anniversary celebrations sky-high by offering thrill-seekers the chance to experience SkyJump for half-price. In honor of the 14th anniversary of the attraction’s opening, the specially priced tickets will be valid for jumps from Monday, April 22 through Thursday, April 25.

The open-air leap is a controlled descent positioned 855 feet above the Vegas Strip. Jumpers zoom toward the landing pad at speeds topping 40 mph. More than 340,000 jumps have occurred since the renowned attraction opened in 2010.

As part of the ‘SkyJump Liquid Courage Happy Hour’ from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, jumpers aged 21 and over who need a little encouragement may receive a complimentary Liquid Courage shot from 108 Drinks on The STRAT’s Observation Deck. Non-alcoholic drink substitutes are available upon request for SkyJumpers under 21.

Reservations for SkyJump may be made in advance by calling 800-998-6937 or by visiting the website here. SkyJump is open from 2 to 10 p.m. daily, weather permitting.