ISTOCK: The Langhe wine district in Piedmont is one of the areas being visited on the culinary trip to Italy chef Mark Estee is leading in November 2022.

What a Christmas gift! Or any gift! Chef Marke Estee is joining with Modern Adventure, a leading global travel operator, to host a culinary trip to Piedmont, Italy, birthplace of the Slow Food Movement. The sojourn features Slow Food traditions, culture and destinations.

The trip runs Nov. 21-27, 2022. Cost begins at $7,500 per person double occupancy. Visit here for itinerary, booking and other information.

Dessert and beer pairings at Pigeon Head Brewery


From 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 30, Pigeon Head Brewery, 840 E. Fifth St., is pairing four brews (including a new release) with four desserts from Cherry Bomb Catering. Seating is every hour on the hour. Make required reservations at the taproom, by calling 775-276-6766 or by emailing

Wild River Grille prix fixe menu for New Year’s Eve

ISTOCK: Lamb chops are among the main course choices on the Wild River Grille prix fixe menu for New Year’s Eve 2021.

From 4 p.m. to midnight Dec. 31, Wild River Grille, 17 S. Virginia St., is offering a five-course prix fixe menu for New Year’s Eve. The menu includes choice of stuffed portobello, crisp-skin salmon, roast mushroom chicken, citrus herb lamb chops or filet au poivre for main course. Cost: $89 plus tax and gratuity. Details/menu/reservations.

Live music New Year’s Eve at Great Basin Brewing

Beginning 8 p.m. Dec. 31, Great Basin Brewing Co., 846 Victorian Ave., Sparks, is presenting a musical performance by musician Whitney Myer and her band. Guests are encouraged to wear astronaut, space alien or other costumes that celebrate the Out of This World theme.

The night includes a complimentary sparkling wine toast at midnight. Cost: $25 plus fees. Visit here for tickets/details.

Buffet, beef, seafood at Atlantis on New Year’s Eve

PROVIDED TO RN&R: The prix fixe menu at Atlantis Steakhouse for New Year’s Eve 2021 includes a main course duet of beef and lobster.

Here are three options for dining out on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, 3800 S. Virginia St. Details/reservations.

•           Atlantis Steakhouse, four-course prix fixe menu (main course: duet of New York strip and lobster tail Thermidor), $120;

•           Bistro Napa, four-course prix fixe menu (main course: grilled rib-eye and crab-stuffed lobster tail), $120; and

•           Toucan Charlie’s Buffet & Grille, all-you-can-enjoy buffet, from 4:30 to 9 p.m., $54.99 adult, $24.99 children 4 to 10.


Johnathan L. Wright is the food and drink editor for Reno News & Review. Follow him on Twitter at @ItsJLW or on Facebook personally or at @FoodNevada. Sign up here for the Reno News & Review free weekly newsletter highlighting our most recent stories.

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Johnathan L. Wright is the former food and drink editor of Reno News & Review. During his career, Johnathan has won numerous awards for his work, including several Association of Food Journalists Awards...

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