The lovely JW Marriot had a full convention room with the FOLEY FAMILY WINE DINNER last night. The Foley family is the major stockholder in the Las Vegas Knights and owns a few wonderful vineyards in California.  shelley-n

The three superb chefs of the night came up with an incredible menu. Chef Devin Plendeileith along with Hector and Charles.  Their pairings and skill were noticed by everyone.  Starting with a cocktail Reception, passed canapes included Beluga Caviar, Olive Tapenade, and Baby Heirloom tomato skewers.  They started with a Lucien Albrecht Crémant D’Alsace Brut Rose.  shelley-new-3The first course was a 2016 Banshee Chardonnay, with Salmon Tartare.  Next round was a 2015 Two Sisters Pinot Noir, with crispy duck breast.  shelley-new-1The next course was a 2014 Foley Sonoma Estate Cabernet, with braised lamb shank, with potato parsnip Emulsion, confit garlic, pearl onion, and spring Pea Sauce.  Dessert wine included a 2014 Chalk Hill Estate Botryised Semillon with a wine poached Pear.  The food was tremendous. There was a table filled with lovely chocolates and truffles.  Most of the attendees were high rollers from the hotel, so I was honored to find a seat among them. shelley-new-2

The JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa offers world-class luxury just 20 minutes northwest of the famous Las Vegas Strip. The Las Vegas resort is accessible to Las Vegas Speedway, TPC Las Vegas and a number of other golf courses. The JW Marriott features 548 well-appointed guest rooms and suites set amid 54 acres of lush gardens. Voted as one of the Top 5 Las Vegas Resorts by readers of Condé Nast Traveler, and recognized as a Top-Performing Business on TripAdvisor ranked in the top 10% worldwide for traveler feedback, the Las Vegas resort also includes a full-service spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, 33 meetings rooms with more than 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor flexible space, eight restaurants serving American, Italian, Japanese and Mediterranean cuisines and the on-site Rampart Casino.

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Marriott and the JW Marriott system are not associated with any part of The Resort at Summerlin (the “Resort”) other than the JW Marriott Las Vegas hotel (the “Hotel”) at the Resort.  The Casino is not part of the Hotel and is not part of the JW Marriott system.