Delmonico Steakhouse Hosts Pairing Dinner with The Balvenie Distillery

LAS VEGAS (Dec. 3, 2014)Delmonico Steakhouse at The Venetian is teaming up with The Balvenie Distillery to create an exclusive four course pairing dinner Thursday, Dec. 11. The evening will feature dishes by Chef de Cuisine Ronnie Rainwater, a cocktail from Head Bartender Max Solano and four of the distillery’s renowned whiskies. Brand Ambassador for The Balvenie Lorne Cousin will host the evening alongside Solano. A Scottish native with a storied past, Cousin has traveled the world representing whiskey, one of his homeland’s most beloved cultural products.
The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 7 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m. The event is $120 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required by calling 702.414.3737.

The Balvenie Dinner Menu

First Course
Baby arugula, whipped brie cheese, medjool dates, toasted walnut vinaigrette
Balvenie 12 year Doublewood

Second Course
Gulf flounder, roasted sunchokes, brown butter, petite fennel citrus salad
Balvenie 14 year Caribbean Rum Cask

Third Course
Braised short rib, butternut squash puree, caramelized cipollini onions and natural jus
Balvenie 17 year Doublewood

Fourth Course
Apple tarte tatin, brown butter pecan ice cream and caramel sauce
Balvenie 21 year Port Cask Finish

Whiskies to be served at The Balvenie dinner on Dec. 11 at Delmonico Steakhouse.


The Balvenie Brand Ambassador Lorne Cousin.

About Emeril Lagasse

Chef Emeril Lagasse is the chef/proprietor of 13 restaurants in New Orleans, Las Vegas, Orlando, Bethlehem, Pa. and Charlotte, N.C. As a national TV personality, Lagasse is the food correspondent for ABC’s Good Morning America and has hosted more than 2,000 shows on The Food Network. Lagasse joined the judges’ table on Top Chef: New Orleans — season 11 of Bravo’s hit food series, Top Chef, and the second season of his show, Emeril’s Florida premiered in January 2014 on The Cooking Channel.  Most recently, Lagasse joined TNT as co-host for its revolutionary new reality cooking series,On the Menu. Lagasse is the best-selling author of 18 cookbooks, including Emeril’s New New Orleans Cooking, which introduced his creative take on Creole cuisine. His latest cookbook, Cooking with Power, was released October 2013. In 2002, Lagasse established the Emeril Lagasse Foundation to support children’s educational programs that inspire and mentor young people through the culinary arts, nutrition, healthy eating, and important life skills. To date, the Foundation has distributed $5.7 million in grants benefitting children’s charities in New Orleans, Las Vegas and on the Gulf Coast. In 2013, Lagasse was named the Humanitarian of the Year by the James Beard Foundation for his dedicated efforts to further the culinary arts in America, as well as his philanthropic work supporting children’s educational programs through his Foundation. Emeril Lagasse joined the Martha Stewart family of brands in 2008; Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (NYSE: MSO) acquired the assets related to Emeril’s media and merchandising business, including television programming, cookbooks, the website and his licensed kitchen and food products. Lagasse’s restaurant company, Emeril’s Homebase, is located in New Orleans and houses culinary operations, a test kitchen for recipe development, and a boutique store for his signature products.


About Chef Emeril Lagasse’s Restaurants

Chef Emeril Lagasse is the chef/proprietor of 13 award-winning restaurants, including three in New Orleans (Emeril’s, NOLA and Emeril’s Delmonico); four in Las Vegas (Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House, Delmonico Steakhouse, Table 10 and Lagasse’s Stadium); two in Orlando (Emeril’s Orlando and Emeril’s Tchoup Chop); three at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Pennsylvania (Emeril’s Chop House, Burgers And More by Emeril and Emeril’s Italian Table) and one in Charlotte, N.C. (e2 emeril’s eatery). Lagasse opened his first restaurant, Emeril’s New Orleans, in 1990 to national acclaim. He opened his first Las Vegas property, Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House at the MGM Grand in 1995, followed by Delmonico Steakhouse in The Venetian Resort, Hotel & Casino in 1999 and Table 10 at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian l The Palazzo in 2008. Lagasse’s restaurants consistently win critical praise and top ratings. Delmonico Steakhouse has received the prestigious “Grand Award” from Wine Spectator magazine every year since 2004.

About William Grant & Sons

William Grant & Sons, Ltd. is an independent family-owned distiller headquartered in the United Kingdom and founded by William Grant in 1887. Today, the luxury spirits company is run by the fifth generation of his family and distills some of the world’s leading brands of Scotch whisky, including the world’s most awarded single malt Glenfiddich®, The Balvenie® range of handcrafted single malts and the world’s fourth largest blended Scotch Grant’s® as well as other iconic spirits brands such as Hendrick’s® Gin, Sailor Jerry® Rum, Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey and the award-winning Milagro® Tequila. Among the most recent accolades for the well-awarded company, William Grant & Sons was honored as the “Distiller of the Year” for the fourth time in five years by the prestigious International Spirits Challenge. Founded in 1964, William Grant & Sons USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of William Grant & Sons, Ltd. and features one of the fastest growing spirits portfolios in the USA with brands including Glenfiddich, The Balvenie, Hendrick’s Gin, Sailor Jerry Rum, Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey, Milagro Tequila, Stolichnaya Vodka, Grant’s, Hudson Whiskey, Clan MacGregor, Reyka Vodka, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, Lillet, Licor 43, Art In The Age, The Knot and BOLS cordials. The company has offices in New York City (sales and marketing) and Edison, NJ (bottling and warehouse facilities). For more information on the company and its brands, please