Las Vegas, Nevada (May 13, 2015)–World-renowned Chef Mario Batali is hitting the links to raise funds for the Mario Batali Foundation on June 5-6 at Cascata and The Venetian, and several celebrity friends–including Anthony Anderson and Hank Haney–will join him. The Mario Batali Foundation Swing Session Las Vegas Celebrity Classic features a “weekend of deliciousness” with a “Burgers in the Bunker” VIP Party at The Venetian on Friday, the 5th, and then golf at the Top 100 Cascata on Saturday which includes a clinic with Haney. Click now to reserve your spot in this special Batali Foundation Las Vegas tournament. — By Brian Hurlburt.
Burgers in the Bunker! Starting at 9 PM on Friday, is where guests will indulge in award-winning burgers and signature Averna shakes while enjoying the Vegas lights on B&B Burger’s outdoor patio. Actor Anthony Anderson servies as the co-host of the weekend event.
The Swing Session event benefits The Mario Batali Foundation which was established to feed, protect, educate and empower children, encouraging them to dream big while providing them with the necessary tools to become an active force for change in today’s world. In an effort to do so, the MBF strives to ensure all children are well read, well fed and well cared for.
Cascata is rated as a Top 100 golf course in the world and was designed by Rees Jones. Cascata features a magnificent clubshouse with a river running through it and 18 holes that dazzle in the desert hills and mountains. Click now to view the official website of Cascata and/or make your tee times there if you can’t make the Batali event.
On Saturday, golfers will hit the greens with Mario and friends, celebrities, and A-list chefs for the ultimate gastronomic golf event, Swing Session Celebrity Golf Classic. Eat, drink and swing your way through a memorable round of golf at Cascata.
Then golfers start the day with a 9:30AM golf clinic led by event co-host Hank Haney. At 10:30 AM, a shotgun start will launch golfers onto the course. Before teeing off at each hole, players will sample snacks and drinks from some of the most respected chefs and restaurants in Las Vegas including DB Brasserie, B&B Ristorante, Delmonico’s Steakhouse, CUT by Wolfgang Puck, and B&B Burger & Beer as well as an oyster bar sponsored by Santa Monica Seafood Company. Golf carts carrying Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches and cocktails from mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim will roam the course to make sure no player goes hungry (or parched).
At the end of the day, golfers will indulge in a gifting lounge at the Cascata clubhouse. From there, shuttles will bus golfers back to the Palazzo to rest up before an awards ceremony. At 8PM, the fun continues at The 19th Hole at Carnevino Italian Steakhouse at the Palazzo. Stations throughout the restaurant will allow guests to sample the restaurant’s signature brand of dry-aged beef, paired with opulent Italian wines.