26 September 2018

Martha Stewart Wine & Food Experience presented by FORD brought to you by USA TODAY & MGM Resorts International OFFERS NEW TICKET PACKAGE

 Culinary Experience Ticket Includes Access to the Martha Stewart Grand Tasting at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds and Michael Mina Brunch at Mandalay Bay

Limited Ticket Availability

WHAT: Martha Stewart Wine & Food Experience presented by Ford brought to you by USA TODAY & MGM Resorts International, announces new ticket package for a day of culinary extravagance.


WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


WHERE: Begin at STRIPSTEAK at Mandalay Bay and continue in the afternoon to the Las Vegas Festival Grounds, 311 W. Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89101



  • New: Culinary Extravagance Combo Ticket ($130) Sat., Oct. 13.  https://wineandfood.usatoday.com/lasvegas/ticket-packages/
    • 10:30am:  ‘A Family Affair’: Bloody Mary Brunch at Michael Mina’s STRIPSTEAK at Mandalay Bay with Chef Mina’s elevated cuisine and Diane Mina’s Bloody Mary recipe to start a day filled with gourmet experiences. 
    • 1pm:  Enjoy the afternoon at the Martha Stewart Wine & Food Experience at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds. This savory Wine & Food Experience is a quintessential gourmet Grand Tasting to sample an eclectic collection of Las Vegas’ finest food, wine and craft beer.
  • New: Special Guest Chefs scheduled to appear at the Martha Stewart Grand Tasting: Michael Mina, Shawn McClain, Akira Back, Roy Ellamar, Josh Smith, Alan Mardonovich and Bruno Riou.



Las Vegas Strip

  • Bellagio Resort & Casino: Michael Mina Bellagio, Fix, Harvest by Roy Ellamar, Yellowtail, Le Cirque 
  • ARIA Resort & Casino: FIVE50 Pizza Bar, BARDOT Brasserie
  • MGM Grand Hotel & Casino: FiAMMA Italian Kitchen, Hecho en Vegas
  • Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino: Libertine Social 
  • Delano Las Vegas : Rivea, Franklin Lounge, Della’s Kitchen 
  • Park MGM: Primrose
  • The Mirage Hotel & Casino: Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak, OTORO Robata Grill & Sushi
  • New York-New York Hotel & Casino: Tom’s Urban
  • Circus Circus Las Vegas: The Steak House at Circus Circus
  • Cosmopolitan: Holsteins at The Cosmopolitan 

Off Strip

  • Lionfish Modern Coastal Cuisine, Ragin’ Cajun Cookin’, Urban Seed, Ferraro’s Italian Kitchen, Masso Osteria, Oscar’s Steakhouse, Other Mama, Shiraz, The Black Sheep, Andre’s Bistro & Bar, Honey Salt, Sambalatte, Fat Choy, DW Bistro, Braud’s Funnel Cake Cafe



Purchase tickets at wineandfood.usatoday.com/lasvegas/  or Ticketmaster. All guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

  • Ticket options include: 
  • The Grand Tasting ($85): 1:00 p.m. entry, unlimited samplings of chef creations from the best local restaurants, fine wines and craft beer tastings, access to chef demonstrations on The Culinary Stage, access to The Martha Stewart Experience and access to “The Grateful House.”
  • VIP Grand Tasting ($120): Early admission into the Festival Grounds at noon, access to a VIP lounge which includes tastings of premium wines and hors-d’oeuvres, VIP Restrooms and all benefits included in the Grand Tasting.
  • Culinary Extravagance ($130): Begin with a 10:30am Bloody Mary Brunch at Michael Mina’s STRIPSTEAK at Mandalay Bay, followed by a 1pm Martha Stewart Wine & Food Experience Grand Tasting
  • Meet Martha: Martha Stewart Master Class ($250): Access to the global lifestyle leader during a meet-and-greet and special presentation where Martha shares her favorite techniques for entertaining. Guests also will enjoy a gift bag including two bottles of award-winning wines selected by Martha herself, a beautiful wine stopper from the Martha Stewart Collection exclusively at Macy’s, a gifting kit including tags, labels, ribbons, and confetti from the Martha Stewart Celebrations line at Michaels, a one-year subscription to “Martha Stewart Living” and a copy of Martha’s book “Cakes.” This ticket also includes all benefits from the VIP Grand Tasting and the Grand Tasting. Limited availability.


  • Special room rates are available and may be booked by calling 877-632-7800 or by visiting MGM Resorts online


  • Martha Stewart takes the Culinary Stage at 1:15 p.m., and prepares a dish featured in her 90th book “Martha Stewart’s Pressure Cooker, 100+ Fabulous New Recipes for the Pressure Cooker, Multicooker, and Instant Pot™.”
  • The Martha Stewart Experience, featuring a “Celebrating with Martha” theme, welcomes guests to interactively explore the American lifestyle leader’s brands including Macy’s tabletop, Michaels Celebrations line, books, kitchen gear, and more.
  • THE GRATEFUL HOUSE: “The Grateful House” is a hands-on experience where guests can make their own salsa, learn to decorate desserts, and more. This special opportunity will be led by a collection of influencers from across the country. 




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About Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart is an Emmy Award-winning television show host, entrepreneur, bestselling author of 90 books, and America’s most trusted lifestyle expert and teacher reaching 100 million consumers monthly across media and merchandising platforms. Her myriad products for everyday living – from cooking to crafting to healthy living, even pet care -- are found in more than 70 million households with a growing retail presence in thousands of locations. In 2015, Martha merged her company with Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQBG), and today serves as Chief Creative Officer and a Member of the Board.  Sequential, a global brand management company with a portfolio of renowned consumer names, generates more than $4 billion annually in global retail sales. Visit MarthaStewart.com and SequentialBrandsGroup.com


About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 28 unique hotel offerings including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. Expanding throughout the U.S. and around the world, the company in 2018 opened MGM Springfield in Massachusetts, MGM COTAI in Macau, and the first Bellagio-branded hotel in Shanghai. The 81,000 global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies®. For more information visit us at www.mgmresorts.com.


About R Entertainment
R Entertainment is an experiential marketing and business development company, producing 200 dates a year, such as the USA TODAY NETWORK Wine & Food Experience, Kentucky Derby Fillies & Lilies Party, Final Four Sponsors Ball, National Taco Tour, Super Bowl events, PGA Waste Management Phoenix Open, Arizona Diamondbacks Evening on the Diamond, The Good Life Festivals by Shea Homes, among others. R Entertainment also books concert entertainment nationwide. Visit www.R-Entertainment.com


About Las Vegas Festival Grounds 
Las Vegas Festival Grounds is a multi-purpose outdoor venue located along the famed Las Vegas Strip on the southwest corner of Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Blvd. Spanning nearly 40 acres and accommodating up to 80,000 fans for an event, the site boasts a permanent stage, 400 permanent restrooms and a 7.5-acre dedicated transportation area. The Festival Grounds provides a great fan experience during all events with turf throughout the property, food and beverage outlets, as well as trees providing shade for fans in attendance.  The Las Vegas Festival Grounds has hosted Rock in Rio and ACM Party for a Cause Festival, as well as a number of major conventions.