Show 91, October 4, 2014: Life Is Beautiful Festival, Las Vegas

Life is Beautiful FestivalThe Life is Beautiful Festival, with a serious culinary component, returns to Downtown Las Vegas for its 2nd year from Friday, October 24th through Sunday, October 26th. It’s been expanded to three days. Kate Neuhaus, the Culinary Programmer, joins us with all the tasty details.

The food highlight is the popular Culinary Village experience. For 2014 it’s multiplied and integrated more seamlessly into the overall festival footprint. The locations will feature the best local restaurants that Las Vegas has to offer as well as curated, handcrafted pairings of beer, wine, and spirits from some of the world’s most distinguished mixologists, wine-makers, and brewers.

Another attraction is the Chefs On Stage cooking demonstrations where guests can get an up-close and personal look at celebrity chefs’ techniques and inspirations. It’s like living Food TV.

Grills & Guitars, the festival’s official kick-off party, will usher in another year of Life is Beautiful on Thursday evening, October 23rd at Gold Spike. Showcasing celebrity chefs at gourmet food stations, live music, beer, wine and cocktail tastings, this walk-around culinary event is eagerly anticipated.