Cigar Social III set for LV Hilton

Jun 25, 2001 1:13 AM

The Third Annual Cigar Social will take place at the Las Vegas Hilton Saturday, June 30 from 7 to 11p.m. in the Hilton Pavilions. Tickets are priced at $89 and are available at the Hilton Box Office, or by calling (702) 732-5755.

Cigar Socials I and II were a hit. Not only with residents and tourists, but with local charities, who benefited from the generosity of the Las Vegas Hilton and those seeking a good smoke. In Socials I and II, more than 3,000 people toasted their cigars, tipped their drinks and dined on Brazilian cuisine and fare from a variety of local restaurants.

Cigar Social III is expected to draw more than 1,800 revelers to pick up where rounds one and two left off. There will be a silent auction this year with proceeds going to charity.

Dozens of top-name cigar makers, winemakers and restaurants will turn the Hilton Pavilions into a tropical paradise, complete with gazebo-covered serving islands, live entertainment and some of the most beautiful women in the world, including Playboy Playmates.

Restaurants like Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Coyote Café and Andiamo will prepare and serve some of Las Vegas’ finest dishes.

The wine industry will be well represented with names such as Kendall Jackson and Cake Bread. On the cigar side, brands like Dunhill, Monte Cristo, Cohiba, Te Amo and dozens more, will be available for the sampling.

Ken Deutsch, vice president of food and beverage, said this year’s Cigar Social should be the most popular yet. “We had a lot of fun with the first two Socials and look to build on the success of them. This year’s event is shaping up to be even better and we’re certain a good time will be had by all in attendance - there’s something for everyone.”

Social attendees will be greeted at the door and will receive a free gift to include a wineglass to sample the fine wines that evening, along with a cigar cutter and a cigar coupon booklet. Guests will be able to redeem coupons for cigars from each of the vendors at the Social.

Jim Beam, Bacardi, Smirnoff and Jose Cuervo will co-present the Las Vegas Hilton’s Third Annual Cigar Social. Tickets are available only at the Hilton Box Office, or by calling (702) 732-5755.