In February, 2012 IFWTWA held its annual conference in Las Vegas, NV. The trip was in partnership with the wonderful team of hospitality experts at The Palazzo and The Venetian. The trip showcased the finest dining and lodging that Las Vegas has to offer. IFWTWA members spend the day attending workshops and seminars, of course time was taken to explore the many fabulous restaurants at both The Palazzo and The Venetian. While one group of members was enjoying the new Gastropub Public House on Restaurant Row at Venetian, while another hungry bunch was enjoying a healthy meal at the Canyon Ranch Grill at The Palazzo.
The conference was a huge success and in the city where “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” there is always something for everyone to enjoy.
Writers in Attendance: (click on name to view writer profile): Patty Anis, Jeanne Bartlett, Kimberly Chapman, Marla Cimini, Lisa Codianne Fowler, Erin De Santiago, Jo Duncan, Gail Gerson Witte, Carolyn Delafrange, Katherine Frelon, Diane Norton, Andrew Harris, JoAnna Haugen, Trish Hendrickson, Joseph Hilbers, Brenda Hill, Maralyn Hill, Norman Hill, Sherry Jackson, Mark Juddery, Mary Jo Kirk, Sandy Katz, Allan Kissam, Linda Kissam, Susan Lanier-Graham, Si Liberman, Lamont MacKay,Yvonne Mason, Richard Mason,Veronica Matheson, Julie McElroy, Trisha Miller, Sandy Moss, Carol O’Hara, Kimberly Palacios, Thomas Plant, Laura McCoy Plant. Gigi Ragland, Rick Reiners, Ralph Ruder, Warren Resen, Rochael Teynor, Dale Sanders, Ellen Sarbone, Fran Severn, Barbara Singer, Michelle Streeter, Kathy Sullivan, Terry Sullivan, Jeniffer Thompson, Amy Trotter Houston, Laura Van Hoff, Sherrie Wilkolaski, Kurt Winner, Michelle Winner.
MEDIA LINKS: This is a partial list as more outlets are being added as they become available. *When a strike through shows, it means the publisher has moved the link or removed it. However, the link was live when it was posted.
On-Line: The Observer News: “Trips Worth Taking-Las Vegas, The Wine Chix: “Leaving Las Vegas, City Room: “What a Difference a Glass Makes.” Suite 101: “The Blue Man Group, CityRoom: “Decadence D’Or,” Global-Writes: “LAVO-The Biggest Meatball in Vegas,” The City Traveler: “Rock n Roll Fantasy,” Public House Beer Braised Short Ribs and Deschutes Black Butte Porter, The Las Vegas Experience!, Blazing Roasted Mussels and Shrimp Skillet + A Lively Torrontes, Canonita’s Roasted Mussels & Shrimp Skillet – Riverside chef recipes, The Blue Man Group Entertains Las Vegas Without a Word, Finding the Budget Side of Las Vegas Extravagance, First IFWTWA Conference, Double Helix at the Palazzo, Dine Around, Riedel Wine Tasting – Clever Marketing or Do Glasses Make a Difference, Day 1 Overview, Chef Demonstrations, Day 2 Overview, The Decadence D’or Cupcake, Gails IFWTWA Trip to Las Vegas,
Tao Las Vegas, Venetian Palazzo Resort Las Vegas Hotel Review, A “Mancation” at a Las Vegas Strip Hotel, Las Vegas–The glass indeed made the difference – Vittles Voyages, Las Vegas–The Venetian/Palazzo proved a most interesting work place in Sin City, Happy Feet in Las Vegas, Culinary Creative, Then And Now, Where And What In the World, Happy Feet in Las Vegas, Sushi, Slots and Sumptuous Luxury – The Ultimate Food and Wine Experience – Las Vegas, Baby!, It Happened In Las Vegas, Venice Las Vegas, RIEDEL – A Whole New Meaning to Wine by the Glass, Riedel Wine Glass Review, A Decadent Handful and Opulent Dessert, Sushi, Slots and Sumptuous Luxury – The Ultimate Food and Wine Experience – Las Vegas, Baby! Around the World, Love In Las Vegas, Venetian and Palazzo Las Vegas: Seven best dining options.
Palm Beach Daily News – Vegas’ Palazzo/Venetian resort a taste of Italy, Observer News, The Decadence D’or Cupcake (NYC), The Decadence D’or Cupcake (SFO), East-County-Gazette-Curt-Winner-VegasCC, Las Vegas story in Australian Doctor April 2012. Venetian-Palazzo Winter2012 (MJuddery), RV Lifestyle Magazine, Las-Vegas-Vittles Voyages, Las Vegas Has Style for All Seasons.
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