Time on the vine at Valentino, presided over by James Beard award-winning chef Luciano Pellegrini, is enough reason to dine at Sin City’s premier Northern Italian restaurant. Selected by Wine Spectator for the magazine’s top honor eight years running, the Valentino wine carte includes more than 2,400 choices. If that’s a tad overwhelming, you can’t go wrong with the tasting menu, where wine pairing is part of the program. Tasmanian salmon with swordfish bracioline, and prawns with a 2005 Robert Stemmler Chardonnay, anyone?

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