Vegas Epicurean Dining Experience, X Burlesque, Australian 'Origami'

In Christine on The Scene by Christine McKellar

Genitalia Origami and X Burlesque: That’s SO Vegas!

six women on pink sheetMay is the month for openings and anniversaries. Producers Angela and Matt Stabile celebrated a lucky 13th anniversary of their contemporary and erotic show, X Burlesque, at Boulevard Cocktail at the Linq last week. Thanks to the ongoing commitment and dedication of the Stabiles, the choreography in X Burlesque is as timely and as hot, steamy and sensual as it has been from the beginning.

Among the revelers at the VIP party before the anniversary show were the two stars of Puppetry of the Penis. Yes, only in Vegas. Unlike The Vagina Monologues, I don’t think PP (groan) will make it to Broadway: however, I have yet to see the show.

Puppetry of the Penis, which has begun an open-ended run in the Jewel Box Exhibit Space at the Erotic Heritage Museum on Industrial Road, celebrates and I quote, “the ancient Australian art of genital origami.” (I just knew I was missing something as the author/lecturer on a Princess cruise ship when I went Down Under several years ago). Ah, well…That’s So Vegas!



—On to more “tasteful” things–



Nevada Restaurant Association’s Las Vegas Epicurean Affair Returns to the Palazzo on May 21

 The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair returns to The Palazzo® on Thursday, May 21, 2015. The soiree, sponsored by the Nevada Restaurant Association (NvRA), features  notable restaurants from around the city and a premier selection of libations.

chef in white jacketChef José Andrés will bring his culinary magic as the celebrity chef host of the event this year. Named one of Time’s “100 Most Influential People” and awarded “Outstanding Chef” by the James Beard Foundation, Andrés is a pioneer of Spanish tapas in the United States.  He is known worldwide for his groundbreaking avant-garde cuisine as well as his commitment to advocating for food and hunger issues.

VIP ticket holders will experience an exclusive meet and greet with the renowned chef, as well as enjoy tastes from one of his newest Las Vegas restaurants, Bazaar Meat at SLS. Guests at the Las Vegas Epicurean Affair will spend the evening poolside at The Palazzo indulging in the best cuisine and cocktails offered from establishments both on and off The Strip.

Participants from previous years have included Bouchon, db Brasserie, Delmonico Steakhouse, LAVO, Mint Indian Bistro, Tao Asian Bistro, Texas de Brazil, Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio, N9NE Steakhouse, Ferraro’s, Lawry’s The Prime Rib, and STK along with many other distinguished restaurants.

“We are thrilled to present this event, which for 32 years has provided Las Vegas the opportunity to help fund theexterior rendering of palazzo pools educational dreams of high school students interested in culinary careers,” said NvRA president and CEO Katherine Jacobi. “It is an amazing occasion to enjoy many of the great restaurants that have made Las Vegas a culinary destination.”

The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair is open to the public and will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2015, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at The Pools at The Palazzo. Tickets start at $100 and can be purchased at or any Venetian or Palazzo box office.