Vegas Uncork’d – Shinkansen to Shibuya at MGM Grand

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This year’s Bon Appétit Vegas Uncork'd sushi and sake tasting event, From Shinkasen to Shibuya, took place at trendy Mgm Grand restaurant, Shibuya. The sake soiree featured more than one hundred and fifty bottles of sake as well as a generous selection of innovative appetizers, desserts, and drinks including Ramune(Food Fashionista’s favorite childhood Japanese soda that features a floating glass marble inside of the bottle).

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Who doesn't love some fresh shucked oysters! 

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of eager taste testers waited patiently to sample their sake of choice, while other guests headed straight to the food platters. Culinary highlights of the night included baked kushi oysters drizzled with orange ponzu sauce, savory Japanese okonomiyaki pancakes, spicy rock shrimp tempura and colorful lychee jelly “push-pops” sprinkled with crackling Pop-Rock like candy. Go-go dancers clad in fuzzy white bikinis encouraged attendees to groove  to the hypnotic dj sets under the bright and colorful Tokyo inspired neon signs . However, if you preferred snacking to dancing, food stations hosted by live sushi chefs made sure no guest went home hungry.

Post by Isabelle Pleno, Edited by Mika Takeuchi for Food Fashionista




  1. marni
    17/05/2010 / 11:58 am

    I want to go to this next year. I love japanese food.

  2. 17/05/2010 / 4:29 pm

    So nice meeting you at uncork’d mika! I look forward to seeing you next year and thanks for all the great coverage.

  3. 17/05/2010 / 4:57 pm

    Wonderful meeting you too Candace – we still have a lot more coverage of Vegas Uncork’d to share with you all & I’ll send you some pics.

  4. 17/05/2010 / 9:24 pm

    This looks so fun! I want to go next year, too!

  5. 17/05/2010 / 9:34 pm

    Yes, Weezermonkey…would love for you to be there next year. Vegas Uncork’d is so much fun & truly a culinary dream weekend!

  6. 17/05/2010 / 9:59 pm

    Fabulous photos. I want to nom it all!

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