Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | 11:57 p.m.
President Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett dined at La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway in the Wynn for lunch with 11 friends, including owner Jenna Morton. There’s no national security involved, so I can tell you that the party enjoyed mixed greens and Gorgonzola salads, chicken and tomato mozzarella flatbreads, chicken Tagine stew, warm salt-roasted beets and roasted salmon.
Jenna was honored over the weekend with an award at the 2014 Human Rights Campaign Gala at the Wynn and hosted the after-party at La Cave.
Former “The Bachelor” and “Dancing With the Stars” star Jake Pavelka dined at Stack in the Mirage and enjoyed oysters, hot rocks and wings before watching Cirque du Soleil’s “The Beatles Love.”
Fans mobbed handsome actor Josh Henderson, who plays J.R. Ewing on the new “Dallas,” when he stayed at the D Las Vegas downtown.
Golf great Tiger Woods and girlfriend Olympic champion skier Lindsey Vonn dined at chef Rick Moonen’s RM Seafood at Mandalay Place and enjoyed filet mignon but no ocean delights.
Singer Ricky Martin, in town for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, dined with family and friends at Tao in the Venetian and enjoyed sea bass satay, crispy rice tuna and wasabi filet and posed for photos with fans at a nearby table.
Also nearby, actress Lucy Hale (“Pretty Little Liars”), “Project Runway” winner Christian Siriano and his boyfriend Brad Walsh, plus singer Carly Rae Jepsen in a bachelorette party.
Next door at Lavo in Palazzo, Albie Manzo of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” and at a separate table sharing jokes over dinner comedians David Spade and Kevin Farley.
“Shark Tank” star and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban partied at Marquee in the Cosmopolitan with “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” host Chris Harrison and this season’s new bachelorette Andi Dorfman. Mark stuck with water, but he generously treated the table to a 15-liter bottle of bubbly — and that’s not pocket change!
Singer Shania Twain, who resumed her residency at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace on Tuesday, returned early to present at the 2014 BBMAs and also watch the final spring performance of Rod Stewart at the Colosseum. Rod returns in September after Shania and Celine Dion’s summer runs.
Outside the “Absinthe” tent at Caesars, Lamorne Morris (“New Girl”), Willie Garson (“White Collar”), Sara Rue (“Rules of Engagement”), Kevin McHale (“Glee”) and actress Camryn Manheim met the Gazillionaire and other zany cast members after watching the show. Jinkx Monsoon, Season 5 winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” also watched “Absinthe” in recent days.
Ahead of the Season 6 finale and viewing party of “Drag Race” at the Havana Room in Tropicana, Adore Delano watched Britney Spears’ “Piece of Me” at the Axis at Planet Hollywood and was chosen to crawl across the stage as Britney performed “Freakshow,” the number that involves bringing a fan onstage. Previous “victims” include Mario Lopez, Lance Bass and Britney’s boyfriend David Lucado.
Sports stars at Surrender in Steve Wynn’s Encore include Jeremy Lin (Houston Rockets), who was here filming a dare video with YouTube celebrity actor Ryan Higa, and English soccer star Mark Noble (West Ham United) at a dance-floor table in a group of eight guys — he was seated and not dazzling with fancy footwork!
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Transport yourself to the opulent and excessive Roman Empire at Caesars Palace. But the ever-changing Caesars Palace is far from ancient. The hotel and casino is constantly raising the bar for what visitors can expect in a Vegas resort experience.
Caesars Palace features 3,348 rooms and suites in five towers, including the new luxury boutique Nobu Hotel and Restaurant, which opened Feb. 4, 2013, in the totally remodeled Centurian Tower. Caesars features 129,000 square feet of gaming space, including the Strip’s largest poker room and a 250-seat sports book. Other amenities include about two dozen restaurants, a four-level shopping mall, four pools, a spa, Pure and Poetry nightclubs and Pussycat Dolls.
Dining options include restaurants from world-renown chefs Guy Savoy, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay and, on Feb. 4, 2013, Nobu Matsuhisa.
You never know what characters you’ll run into at Caesars with regular performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler, Elton John and maybe even the emperor himself.
In the spirit of Venice, The Venetian is a little piece of romantic Italy right here in Las Vegas. The Venetian is an "all-suite" hotel, with rooms accented with plush linens and Italian marble. The 4,027 suites are divided into two towers: The 36-story Venetian Tower that offers guests a taste of luxurious Las Vegas and the Venezia suites, which guarantee 12 floors of high-end elegance. The top five floors are the hotel's highest level of luxury with its private access, concierge lounge, upgraded features and even a dedicated staff.
The flagship of Venetian nightlife is TAO, an ultra-hip nightclub located inside of TAO Asian Bistro. V Bar is The Venetian's super smooth ultra lounge, made by the owners of New York City's club Lotus and Los Angeles' super swank Sunset Room.
The Venetian features 19 restaurants including Thomas Keller's award-winning French restaurant Bouchon, Mario Batali's B&B Ristorante, Aquaknox for fresh seafood and the 42,000 square foot TAO Asian Bistro. There's also the food court inside the Canal Shoppes for those looking for a quick bite.
Guests can float along The Grand Canal Shops in an authentic Italian gondola ride and pass stores like Burberry and Kenneth Cole along the way. And if you haven't caught a real celeb, on the street in Vegas, you can head over to Madame Tussauds to check out a wax version.