Sensational cuisine with Charlie Palmer at the Las Vegas Food & Wine

Chef Charlie Palmer

Charlie Palmer's renowned New York Aureole enjoys a reputation as one of the finest restaurants in the United States. Palmer opened Aureole at Mandalay Bay in 1999, featuring seasonal dishes that include artisan dry-aged beef and fresh seafood.

Designed by pre-eminent restaurant designer Adam Tihany, Aureole's visual trademark is a four-story wine tower with its very own Wine Angel Stewards, who gracefully ascend the tower to retrieve bottles. Guests can search the 3,200 bottle touch-screen wine list, which includes a 1961 bottle of Chateau Petrus valued at $4,500.

  • Wine Spectator's Grand Award every year since 1999
  • Four Diamond Award each year since 1999
  • 2008 and 2009 Michelin Star
  • 2009 Mobil Travel Guide Four Star Recipient

About our Chef:


Charlie Palmer

One of the most highly regarded chefs in America today, Charlie Palmer has received critical acclaim for his signature "Progressive American" cuisine, reinterpreting classic European cooking using American artisanal products and small-farm producers. Born and raised in upstate New York and classically trained at the Culinary Institute of America, Charlie first burst onto the New York dining scene in the mid-1980s as executive chef at The River Café. At the young age of 28, Charlie opened Aureole New York as chef and proprietor. Charlie Palmer is the author of several cookbooks and a frequent guest on NBC's Today Show.

  • 1998 James Beard Award - "Who's Who of Food & Beverage in America"
  • 1997 James Beard Award - "Best Chef" New York
  • 1997 Restaurant & Institutions Ivy award
  • 1997 Relais & Châteaux association member
  • 2001 Wine Spectator Best of Award — Aureole New York
  • 2002, 2001 & 2000 Wine Spectator Grand Award — Aureole Las Vegas
  • 2002, 2001 & 2000 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence — Charlie Palmer Steak Las Vegas
  • 2003 Food Arts "Silver Spoon Award" for outstanding service — Charlie Palmer
  • Top Chef guest judge (2009)

Join us at this one-of-a-kind event which will be held at the legendary SLS in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada. This year's event benefits The James Beard Foundation