FAB Las Vegas Foodie Tours
Once upon a time Las Vegas was the land of the great “boofet” and the 99¢ shrimp cocktail. Food and beverage was given away as freely as the complimentary watered-down drinks that were served by your toga donning Caesars cocktail waitress. F&B (that’s food and beverage) was a loss leader that paved the way for “play,” i.e. gaming revenues. Gaming was what brought the masses to Las Vegas… food and beverage was ancillary. The almighty comp was king, and it reigned supreme. It was the lure cast in search of the big catch, be it a minnow or a whale. The food and booze flowed as easily and steadily as the tears that were shed at the edge of the Hilton’s stage that featured the other King: Elvis Presley. The food quality… well, it was incredibly average. As was the service. But my oh my, it was cheap!
Then the tides shifted as surely as that of the entertainment that appeared on the marquees. As gaming proliferated in other parts of the country and the world, slots and table games became less of a draw. What had once been the number one source of revenue was now being replaced by other revenue streams, and leading the way was F&B.
Make no mistake that Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world, and it is equally undeniable that Las Vegas is an epicurean’s nirvana. The great restaurants, chefs, and restaurateurs are now all here. Las Vegas is the epicenter for all things culinary. This is a foodie’s fantasy come to life, as their taste buds search for the next foodgasm.
Destination Fabulous’ Fab Foodie Tours host the most insightful and dynamic culinary walking tours on the Strip and Downtown on Fremont East. Our expert guides lead you on a culinary adventure past iconic landmarks to the most acclaimed restaurants to enjoy expedited seating and VIP service as you indulge in signature dishes prepared by award-winning chefs. Our tours have taken root with our corporate clients with options as diverse as the food and drink they highlight.
Our standout tours are highlighted on our Tours & Activities tab and are featured on the following Tour du jour:
FAB FIVE STAR FOODIE TOUR
Get ready to see and be seen in the city that never sleeps. This four-hour evening tour is a show in and of itself as you get whisked inside the exclusive doors of Vegas’ most dynamic restaurants to sample their most adventurous and memorable fare. This is the crème de la crème of tours, an invitation for true connoisseurs to indulge in gourmet dishes all prepared with utmost care by a roster of A-list chefs. Appreciate artsy plates and daring cuisines? This tour has it all. For foodies, it’s a prime time to meet new friends and a sure-bet way to hit all of Vegas’ culinary high points in one fell swoop. At each stop, you’ll savor appetizers, entrées, or desserts – comprising a complete meal designed to pique all senses. For those celebrating a special occasion, it’s an extraordinary time not soon forgotten. What’s more, our knowledgeable guides are available to answer any questions about other must-see sights to ensure your stay is complete.
5 Stops | 4 Hours | Gourmet Guide
12+ Signature Dishes
FAB FREMONT FOODIE TOUR
Get ready to take in the thrilling renaissance of downtown Las Vegas in the most extraordinary and unforgettable way. In recent years, downtown has gone uptown – in a big way. Pulsing with reinvigorated energy, it has been transformed into the city’s most exciting food scene with chef-driven restaurants rich in personality and flavor. Join us for our FAB Fremont Foodie Tour’ to experience a side of Vegas that keeps it real with distinctive urban character. Our expert guides provide an insider’s view of downtown’s past, present, and future, as you take in significant landmarks and enjoy signature dishes at the most exhilarating neighborhood restaurants devoted to farm-to-table, artisanal-crafted fare. Forget standing in line, where nabbing a seat these days is as hard as snagging a royal flush at the poker table. Our experienced guides escort you right in to the nationally acclaimed Carson Kitchen. Founded by the late-great Kerry Simon, who was known as the celebrity “rock ’n’ roll’’ chef, it sports an open kitchen to catch all the action up close and personal as you enjoy Americana dishes elevated with whimsy and garden-fresh, seasonal ingredients.
At Therapy, get rejuvenated with contemporary comfort food served in a chic, industrial setting. It’s the perfect backdrop for indulging in chicken and Red Velvet waffle sliders; Devils on Horseback reinterpreted with bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with truffled goat cheese; and signature baked ricotta gnudi finished with truffled fig jam and roasted almonds.
At Turmeric, the senses come alive with the alluring aromas and flavors of Indian cuisine that have been reimagined and elevated. Poised to be downtown’s newest hot spot, this restaurant with its dazzling rooftop bar offers an array of irresistible classics. Feast on Masala shrimp mounded on roti – taco-style – and crisp cauliflower florets dressed in a tangy soy-garlic sauce.
You’ll amble through the unique Container Park, a must-stop, where shipping containers have been converted into swank boutiques, bustling restaurants, and a spirited venue for free live music. In between bites, you’ll quench your thirst at Inspire. Enjoy the best view on Fremont East, three stories above Fremont Street, at the city’s largest climate-controlled rooftop lounge and beer garden. Join us on the ultimate downtown excursion that’s guaranteed to expand your culinary horizons and tantalize your taste buds.
A lively, informative outing eating and exploring in newly revitalized downtown, with visits to the most eclectic, chef-driven restaurants focused on farm-to-table, seasonally-focused, artisan-crafted fare.
4 Stops | 3 Hours | Gourmet Guide
12+ Signature Dishes
BELINDA’S BRUNCH & BLOODIES TOUR
Bruncheon anyone? Not that I’ve saved the best for last, but if anyone can serve up a decadent brunch it is moi! Wake up leisurely to the most scrumptious sweet and savory morsels on this spirited tour of Vegas’ most acclaimed establishments. We make brunch extra special by curating a lively, social dining experience complete with music, an array of superlative food, free-flowing cocktails, and outstanding VIP service. For those who don’t wish to imbibe at that hour, original mocktails are offered instead.
At Herringbone, you never know which A-listers you’ll spot. Chef Brian Malarkey of “Top Chef’’ and “The Taste’’ fame opened this favorite celebrity haunt that Eater just deemed one of the hottest restaurants in Las Vegas. Savor specialties such as the on-trend avocado toast garnished with jicama and jalapeno; eggs benedict elevated with crab, crispy leeks, and spicy hollandaise; and a refreshing watermelon-tomato salad. Quench your thirst with peach or strawberry yuzu Bellinis, as well as cold-pressed garden-fresh juices.
All the while, a DJ spins tunes to get the party started. Any morning is better with caramelized, custardy canelés, as well as golden brioche French toast gilded with vanilla mascarpone and almond brittle. Indulge in those treats with a chic French 75 (French gin, fresh lemon juice, Champagne) or an elegant non-alcoholic French Mule (velvet falernum, ginger beer, yuzu) at Bardot Brasserie. Founded by acclaimed Chef Michael Mina, this glamorous French cafe was a James Beard semi-finalist this year for “Best New Restaurant.”
Then, revel in brunch – Asian-style – with dim sum at Lemongrass. Classic steamer-basket delicacies such as sui mai, har gow, and barbecue pork buns are not to be missed, especially paired with refreshing Thai iced tea or a breezy Watermelon Caipiroska (Grey Goose Vodka, lime, fresh watermelon juice). End your stop here with the always-popular warm, sweet, coconut sticky rice with fresh mango. Get your appetite ready for an extraordinary culinary tour that will make you realize just how exciting brunch in Vegas can be.
3 Stops | 2.5 Hours | Gourmet Guide
Signature Bruncheon Dishes, Cocktails or Mocktails
Taking a guided cruise through the Neon Jungle is an adventure unto itself, and it’s exciting to introduce the best of Las Vegas in a framework that’s based on our eclectic culinary scene. In fact, I’m throwing out an extra incentive to my fellow FAB Foodies: the first foodie to tweet, text, or gram us will be led on a complimentary FAB Five Star Foodie Tour for two at a time and date of their choice courtesy of Destination Fabulous LLC.* Eat, drink, and be merry! Life is a great buffet and it doesn’t end with dessert.
*CONTEST RULES: Contest open only to legal residents of the United States, the District of Columbia, and other locales under United States jurisdiction including Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, American Virgin Islands, and other protected territories. Participants must also be at least eighteen (18) years of age. If you do not meet any of these requirements, or any other eligibility requirements in these official rules, then you are not eligible to participate in this contest. Valid through 10/31/2017.