The entire VIP experience will be presented by Chef James Trees. He will plan and produce all food and craft beverages in the VIP lounge, collaborating with the teams from his current restaurants Esther’s Kitchen, Al Solito Posto and Ada’s Food + Wine, and also previewing for the first time, his upcoming project La Boheme bistro. Each of the four venues will offer multiple dishes as well as cocktail and/or wine pairings as appropriate.
VIP tickets include early access to the festival one hour before GA at 12 p.m., plus unlimited bites and drink tasters as well as live entertainment to be announced, in addition to the unlimited pizza samples that all ticket holders enjoy.
Must be 21+
Chef James Trees
Born and raised in Las Vegas, NV, James Trees’ culinary career began as a teenager at the Mirage Hotel & Casino on the Strip prior to attending the Culinary Institute of America, then rising through the ranks under chefs including Michael Mina, Bradley Ogden, Eric Ripert, Heston Blumenthal, Akasha Richmond and Ray Garcia. He opened multiple restaurants across the US as Corporate Sous Chef for the Mina Group, and spent several seasons behind the scenes with Gordon Ramsay on Kitchen Nightmares and Hell’s Kitchen. Esther’s Kitchen in the Downtown Las Vegas Arts District is his first independent restaurant. Having succeeded with that beyond all expectations (even his own!), Chef Trees has followed that with two more concepts, the counter-in-the-sky 108 Eats at The Strat, and Ada’s, a place for pizza, ice cream and a cocktail in Tivoli Village.