Welcome to Season 4 of Project Dinner Table
The Community Dinner Series is presented by Land Rover Las Vegas.
YOUR DINNER RESERVATION IS CONFIRMED
We’re about to dine in west side style at Tivoli Village on Saturday, May 18 at 6:00 p.m. We are dinner guests at a host venue, please be respectful and help take care of the grounds. Parking info is below along with attire & check-in info. The experience will last about 4 hours, so enjoy the experience and feel the sense of community that will surround you. All of this is possible because of you – the community, our sponsors and our partners. It takes a village, we are going to dine at one and we are one.
A big thanks to the companies sponsoring the community dinner series: Land Rover Las Vegas, Bacardi, Miracle Mile Shops, Bank of America, Whole Foods Market, MGM Grand, Wirtz Beverage Nevada, Seven Magazine, Bank of Nevada, Renaissance Catering, and Connell Outdoor and Five Six Productions. Additional partners and purveyors include: Ellsworth Gilman Stout, Gaia Flowers, Mens Rea Media, Vox Solid Communications, Silver State Productions, Bon Breads, Colorado River Coffee Roasters, Strawberry Creek Collection, Foods In Season, and Le Cordon Bleu and a ton of awesome community volunteers who really help make it all happen.
Dress is casual and comfortable and shoe wear doesn’t have to be high-heels or anything fancy. We want you to be comfortable and rock your own style. Please check-in upon arrival. There are no physical tickets. You are on the reservation list. After you check-in please enjoy social hour in LV Market, 2nd floor and you’ll enter through the elevators in front of Kidville. Meet street level outside of LV Market at 6:55pm & remember that you’ll be invited to move to the dinner table, when it’s time and of course, it’s communal seating.
AT A GLANCE:
PARKING – Tivoli offers valet or there are several parking garages and surface lots. Expect there to be some traffic when entering.
• Check-in street level in front of LV Market & enter through elevators to 2nd floor. You must get a wristband & check-in.
• Meet back downstairs street level outside LV Market at 6:55 and we’ll have a meet and greet with Bradley Ogden who will escort us to the dinner table.
• Remember there are no physical tickets – your purchase will put your name or company name on the guest list. The event will last approximately 4 hours.
• You will be invited to the dinner table. No early sitting. There is no assigned seating, or saving large groups of seats together. It is communal seating – first come-first serve and the idea is to be open to meeting new and interesting people.
• The charities we’re recognizing are Golden Rainbow and WIN Courts.
• Please drink and drive responsibly.
• We’ll also be featuring specialty cocktails from Bacardi USA, coffee from Colorado River Coffee Roasters and social photography by Confess Media
• After dinner Schochu for tasting with Kabuki Sake Sommelier, Yuji Matsumoto
• Twitter handle is @food4good
• A big thanks to Chefs Bradley Ogden, Alicia Stewart, Sam Marvin, Sake Sommelier Yuji and Michael Napolitano and Tivoli Village for being a great venue partner.
See you Saturday night!
The family-style dinner will be prepared by James Beard Award-winning chef Bradley Ogden of Hops & Harvest; Sam Marvin, the culinary force behind Tivoli Village’s soon-to-open Echo and Rig Steakhouse and Butcher Shop; and Executive Sous Chef Alicia Stewart of Poppy Den by acclaimed chef and restaurateur Angelo Sosa.
Chef Bradley Ogden came to national attention in his first position at Kansas City’s The American Restaurant after graduating “most likely to succeed” from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America. He continued to garner acclaim as executive chef at San Francisco’s Campton Place Hotel before opening his first restaurant, The Lark Creek Inn, in 1989. His signature farm-to-table cuisine has continued to enjoy success in a continually expanding restaurant empire, with openings throughout the Bay Area and including his namesake property in Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace, for which he was awarded Restaurant of the Year in 2004 by the James Beard Foundation and Restaurateur of the Year in 2010 by the Nevada Restaurant Association. He has published “Bradley Ogden’s Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner,” as well as the just-released “Holiday Dinners by Bradley Ogden” from Running Press Book Publishers. In early 2013 he and his son, Chef Bryan Ogden, formed Bradley Ogden Hospitality. Now, he makes a much anticipated return to the Las Vegas culinary scene with Ogden’s Hops & Harvest, which is scheduled to open at Tivoli Village in late May 2013.
Chef Sam Marvin is founder, partner, the former vice president and former executive chef of Los Angeles’ Bottega Restaurant and Gourmet Market. Marvin, along with three others, founded Bottega Louie in 2006, which quickly became the most talked about and successful restaurant concept to debut in L.A. in more than 20 years. At Bottega Louie, Marvin took all of his world-class experience studying and working in some of the best kitchens on the globe—in France, Switzerland, Italy, Morocco and Holland—and infused it with the convenience of contemporary society. This summer, Marvin brings his signature classical training, devotion to the best ingredients and culture of quality to Las Vegas when he opens Echo and Rig Steakhouse and Butcher Shop at Tivoli Village.
Alicia Stewart grew up in Georgetown, the capital of Guyana, in South America. She comes from a family of four brothers and two sisters, three of whom are chefs and one who owns a restaurant in Georgetown. Stewart created her first dish at age eight and credits her mother and siblings as her greatest culinary inspirations. She came to New York in 2004 and, in 2005, attended the Art Institute, graduating in 2006 with an Associate’s Degree in the Culinary Arts. Upon graduation, Stewart’s career quickly progressed; she has held positions in New York at Mercer Kitchen under Head Chef Christopher Beischer, Hell’s Kitchen’s Zanzibar and Angelo Sosa’s Xie Xie and Anejo restaurants. She arrived in Las Vegas in January 2013 to serve as executive sous chef of Sosa’s Poppy Den at Tivoli Village.
Project Dinner Table’s fourth season is presented by Land Rover Las Vegas. Additional sponsors and community partners include: Bank of American, Whole Foods, Miracle Mile Shops, Wirtz Beverage Nevada, Bank of Nevada, Bacardi USA, Renaissance Catering, Gaia Flowers, Seven Magazine, Connell Outdoor, Le Cordon Bleu Culinary students, Colorado River Coffee Roasters, FiveSix Productions and Ellsworth, Gilman, Johnson and Stout, as well as a variety of local growers.
Save these dates for the remaining community dinners: June 8, Sept 21, Oct 19, Nov 10. The Community Dinner Series is presented by Land Rover Las Vegas.