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Vegas Uncork'd Contest: We Have a Winner (and Haikus!)

Last week, we invited you, dear readers, to enter to win a trip to Vegas Uncork'd Presented by Bon Appétit, the world's most innovative culinary festival featuring celebrity chefs such as Cat Cora, Bobby Flay, Wolfgang Puck, Charlie Palmer, Alain Ducasse, Guy Savoy, Joël Robuchon, and Paul Bartolotta, as well as the rising stars of the Las Vegas restaurant scene. It's all going down May 6-9, 2010.

And one lucky Eater reader and a friend will be there. Congratulations to the winner of the Vegas Uncork'd contest, Diana Hsu, whose haiku about Las Vegas dining was selected by special guest judge John Curtas of from all entrants who answered all six Vegas dining trivia questions. She wins two airline tickets, a hotel room at Caesars Palace for three nights, tickets to key Uncork'd festival events, and more.

1) Where does the Kobe beef come from on Le Cirque's Dégustation menu? A: Australia
2) What is the name of private dining room at Guy Savoy? A: The Krug Room
3) What are the Wine Stewards called at Aureole that climb up the four-story wine tower? A: Wine Angels
4) What type of cuisine is served at Society Café? A: American (or New American)
5) What does the B&B stand for in B&B Ristorante? A: Batali and Bastianich
6) Name the Vegas Uncork'd chef that has two fine dining restaurants at the MGM Grand? A: Joel Robuchon

TIEBREAKER: The winner was selected from all those who answer all six questions correctly AND best completed the following tiebreaker: compose your best haiku about the Las Vegas dining experience. Here now, the winners, the runners-up, and our favorite haikus from those who answered the trivia questions correctly.

Today cheap buffet
Tomorrow Joel Robuchon
Only in Vegas


Oh, to win a prize!
Flay and Wolfgang would be neat?
Wow, Bon Appétit!

Visiting Vegas
Food’s the Sin in this city
Indulge, loosen belt.

If I should lose at
craps, I can always drown my
sorrows in foie gras!

Las Vegas Food Scene
Unrivaled choice, taste, and class
You can bet on it!

Decadence and class
Not your typical dinner
What you eat here, stays


Amidst Sin City
World Chefs induce Gluttony
Exhale sated sighs

Vegas has the mood
Taste the passion in the food
Wine and dine me dude

Foie Gras for breakfast
Viva Las Vegas, indeed
Gotta love buffets.

strange to share a meal-
10 courses at 4am-
with hungover brides

Forty-eight hours of
aged prime rib seasoned with luck;
Glitz on the half shell.

Great food oasis
Culinary scene abound
Uncork’d to Vegas

Flavors fill my mouth.
Awakening mind and soul.
Melding food and wine.

Tasting Las Vegas
Savoring all life’s choices
Enjoying the best

Three Stars Robuchon
What a Delight! Still I Tempt?
Gorging at Buffets

My tongue, bedazzled;
Fenestrated by ample
Tastes of decadence.

Eating in excess
Culinary capital
No sense of restraint

Sinfully divine
Fine dining, endless buffets
Vegas is calling

Delectable food
Satisfy your appetite
Come to Las Vegas

Eating in Vegas
Is much better than gambling
What goes in comes out

Global food mecca
Satisfy all your cravings
Vegas awaits you

Where else in the world
Can you dine like kings and queens
Only in Vegas

Oh Desert Shining
Choice grade on my palate joy
The oases call

Taste the food you crave
Las Vegas is where to be
Never sleep, just eat!

SMELL sumptuousness
SEE artistic expression
TASTE extravagance

Appollonian eyes cloud!
Dreaming: unveiled by a single
Dionysian mouthful.

Where the world unites
A Pangaea of cuisine
No expenses spared

flashing lights
flavor of springtime desert
soul nourishment

renowned chefs gather
food lovers, wine, sumptuous food;
savoring vegas


Las Vegas dining
The aromas, tastes, pleasures
Bliss like no other.

Tract in the desert
Mouth waters as lights grow bright
Eternal choices

Sin City uncork’d
becomes gastronome heaven.
See? Angels wear white.

Oh, Dégustation!?
It’s a good thing in French, sir.
Please don’t make that face?

Food in my belly
Overindulgence, oh yes
Uncork’d, here I come!

Sin City chefs keep
Tables hot and (farm) raise steaks.
Addiction be damned.

Sweet Salivation
Delicious Food All Around
This Must Be Vegas

Cuisine of Vegas
Daring and delectable
Where is my money?

Eating Enjoying
Forget what city I am in
Too many choices

Thanks to everyone who entered. Hope to see you at Vegas Uncork'd!

THE FINE PRINT: All standard Curbed Network contest rules apply, with the following exceptions: Winner must be age 21 or older; prizes may not be redeemed for cash; prizes are non-transferable; prize may not be combined with other offers; Caesars Palace is not responsible for transportation, or non-hotel prize components; hotel guest will present valid credit card at check-in to guarantee non-room rate charges; classic hotel accommodations for winner and guest (double occupancy) for four days, three nights with arrival May 6, 2010, checkout May 9, 2010.

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