What time is it? Martini Time!

A new show is cooking in Las Vegas and it’s ours! On January 26, we’re debuting Martini Time with Chef Tina Martini. When it opens next week, it will be the newest live show in the city. This show is about feeding people's desire to learn more about cooking and their desire to eat great food.

This isn’t your typical over-the-top Vegas show. Instead it's a completely different concept - healthy entertainment - one that is unique and refreshing. There aren't aerial acrobats spinning down from the ceiling, the studio “theatre” is likely the most intimate in the city with only about 50 seats and the “performer” well, she’s a chef and she's interested in learning about you – meaning she takes audience questions and wants audience participation. She cooks and talks while you get to eat and if you're lucky, be brought on-stage to assist with the preparation.

It's hard to believe that in a city, which many people say is the culinary capital of the world, there are no culinary stage shows based here. A lot of places have celebrity chefs - it's practically a staple in Las Vegas - which the Marnell family introduced when they owned and operated the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino - but not all these chefs are necessarily approachable. Millions of Americans watch shows on the Food Network, but while they're sitting on their couch or following along and attempting to make the dish they can't raise their hand and ask their TV questions. Plus, no one has yet invented "smell-o-vision." As an audience member at Martini Time with Chef Tina Martini, people can ask questions and even better yet - smell and taste the dish as it's being prepared. Let us be the first to say, you don't have to be passionate about cooking to enjoy the show. After all, you still get to learn a thing or two, sample a dish and drink and enjoy the buffet afterward! We think that's a pretty good deal.

We’ll catch up with Chef Tina in a later blog post, but below are the details and a special promo video for the show. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at noon. We hope you'll check out the show.

Show Dates: Thursday through Sunday

Show Times: Noon and 4 pm

Show Location: Studio B Buffet – cooking studio inside M Resort

Ticket Prices: $39.95 inclusive of tax and fees. Ticket prices include a Studio B Buffet lunch or dinner (depending on show time) AND reserved seating at the buffet immediately following the show. If you’d ever come to our buffet, you know that sometimes the line can be up to 2 hours long!

Ticket Sales: Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the iMagine Rewards Center between 8 am and 10 pm.

Guests must be age 12 or older.