Le Central at Paris Las Vegas Makes History with World’s Largest Barrel-Aged Negroni
Celebrate #NegroniWeek June 1-7 with 20 Caesars Entertainment venues including Le Central @ParisVegas Details here: http://bit.ly/1KT3slG
LAS VEGAS (May 15, 2015) – Renowned mixologists Eddie Perales, Francesco Lafranconi and “The Modern Mixologist” Tony Abou-Ganim, made history on Thursday, March 14th in creating the world’s largest barrel-aged Negroni. Aged for two weeks, the Negroni will be available at numerous Caesars Entertainment outlets for $7 between June 1st and June 7th. $1 from every Negroni purchase will go to Three Square Food Bank.
Greeted with top hats and fake moustaches in honor of the famed Count Camilo Negroni, creator of the Negroni, guests were treated to Negronis. Tony Abou-Ganim gave an introduction and a brief history of the drink before turning the microphone over to Francesco Lafranconi who explained the significance of the Negroni and the event. “This is the most classic cocktail we have in Italy,” stated Lafranconi to guests. After a toast to the Negroni, guests were invited up to begin pouring ingredients into the barrel.
The world’s largest barrel-aged Negroni is composed of 96 bottles of Campari, 96 bottles of Bulldog Gin and 96 bottles of Cinzano 1757 aged in a 53-gallon Wild Turkey barrel. The barrel will be on display until June 1st at Le Central, when it will be cracked open and distributed in smaller barrels at bars throughout the Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas properties.
Participating outlets include: Voodoo Steak, iBar and Martorano’s at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino; Signature Bar, Piano Bar, Carnaval Court and Bill’s Bar at Harrah’s Las Vegas; TAG Sports Bar, Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar, O’Sheas, 3535 and Catalyst Bar at The LINQ Hotel & Casino; Lobby Bar and Rao’s at Caesars Palace; Center Cut at Flamingo Las Vegas; Sully’s and BLT Steak at Bally’s Las Vegas; Le Central and Gustav’s at Paris Las Vegas and Heart Bar at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
About Paris Las Vegas
Paris Las Vegas brings the passion and sophistication of the City of Light to the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, transporting guests to Europe’s most romantic city. Distinctive for its dramatic 50-story replica Eiffel Tower and authentic architectural reproductions, Paris Las Vegas features more than 2,900 hotel rooms and suites, an 85,000 square-foot casino, the two-acre Soliel Pool, Paris Spa by Mandara, two wedding chapels, unique French retail shopping located along the resort’s Le Boulevard District, and the opulent nightlife venue Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop. Eleven restaurants include a distinctive array of fine cuisine such as Chef Joho’s acclaimed Eiffel Tower Restaurant, French-bistro Mon Ami Gabi, Steve Martorano’s signature Italian-American dishes at Martorano’s and internationally-renowned Gordon Ramsay Steak. Performing in the 1,477-seat Paris Théâtre is the award-winning musical Jersey Boys. For more information, please visit www.parislasvegas.com. Find Paris Las Vegas on Facebook and follow on Twitter.