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Year Five of Life is Beautiful as told by Craig Asher Nyman

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Over this past weekend, Life Is Beautiful Year #5 took place in Downtown Las Vegas, welcoming thousands upon thousands of music fans to the city streets, taking over 18 city blocks.  Our Director of Entertainment, PR & Marketing, Craig Asher Nyman is the man behind booking all of the acts who performed over the 3 Day Festival, here’s a chance to learn a little more about Craig, his passion for music and what it takes to make Life Is Beautiful happen year after year.

 

https://lifeisbeautiful.com/news/hello-beautiful-get-to-know-the-head-of-music-and-live-performances

 

Are you ready to be a part of the festival next year for Year #6?!?   See you in Downtown Las Vegas!

 

October with The Nyman Group

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Hello friends!  As we’re well into Fall right now, with Halloween around the corner, things at The Nyman Group are never boring.  It’s an exciting time for us and we wanted to take a moment to share with each of you.

 

Robert J. Nyman

Robert was recently quoted in an article in Hotels Magazine in a piece by Ann Bagel Storck, titled ‘Prime Cuts’ – innovative ways to keep Food & Beverage costs in check.  You can find the piece here, with Robert’s words on the first page.

Additionally, Robert recently was a guest of ‘The Radio Show’ with Glenn Haussman of Hotel Interactive – take a listen to Robert’s commentary here regarding current food trends in the industry.  He is a regular contributor to Glenn’s podcasts and it’s a great perspective overall.

 

Corey T. Nyman

Corey had the pleasure to be invited to pour his Labor Wines 2011 Pinot Noir at the Vegas edition of Cochon, held on Sunday night October 21st.  This was the All-Star Cochon event with 10 chefs from around the country gathering in Las Vegas to share their different flavors of pork while being joined by wines, spirits and beers, along with great friends.  Take a look here to find out more about the event and see some photos as well.

 

Craig Asher Nyman

Well, for Craig the biggest weekend of his year has finally arrived! This Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Downtown Las Vegas Craig’s hard work culminates in the launch of the Life Is Beautiful Festival.  He has been working on a large variety of aspects of the event including Booking, Ticketing, Packages, VIPs and too many more to count.  Take a look here to learn more about the event and if you still haven’t bought your tickets and are going to be in Vegas, come on down!

 

 

The latest at The Nyman Group

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Greetings to all of you – just wanted to share some of the happenings for us at The Nyman Group.

 

Robert has continued his writing for Hotel Interactive, crafting another piece, titled, ‘Four More Years’ which was recently published online.  Click here for the full article.  If you have any thoughts or opinions, we know he’d love to hear from you, so feel free to send him a note here as well.

 

The last quarter of 2012 has proved to be quite an exciting one for CAN Media and Craig.  Most recently he was hired as Head of Music & Live Performances for Aurelian Marketing Group’s, Life Is Beautiful Festival, a two-day event planned for the Fall of 2013 in Downtown Las Vegas. Additional partners in Life Is Beautiful include Another Planet Entertainment, Downtown Project and MAKTUB Marketing.  CAN Media was also retained by spirits company William Grant & Sons to handle PR in Nevada.  The portfolio of spirits includes Glenfiddich, The Balvenie, Milagro Tequila, Stolichnaya, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Hendricks Gin.  Craig also completed a successful entertainment consulting opportunity with The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Entertainment Team serving as the interview talent for Sunset Sessions, a three-day music event of up-and-coming bands and musicians.

 

Recently, Corey launched the Sunday Feast Dinner Series with his good friend Chef Geno Bernardo and creating ‘Labor Wines & Local Swine’ for the inaugural event.  Held on Sunday, November 4th, the dinner was a fantastic experience held at The Palms Resort & Casino in Las Vegas at Geno’s restaurant, Nove Italiano.  Check out the blog post and photos from the event here on the Labor Wines website.

As well, Corey just received some fantastic press in Vegas Rated, a national magazine that is based in Las Vegas in regard to his 2010 Pinot Noir.  Their digital edition can be found here and the spread is on pages 56 & 57.  The wine has been receiving great support overall, especially in Vegas at restaurants on the Strip and some local specialty shops.

 

We look forward to having a chance to catch up with each and every one of you hopefully before the holidays, either in person or over the phone.  Hope that you have a very happy Thanksgiving with your family – enjoy the time together!

 

 

Vegas Uncork’d

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Last Friday night, we had a chance to experience what has become one of the preeminent foodie events in the country, the Bon Appétit Vegas Uncork’d Grand Tasting held at the pools at Caesars Palace. 52 restaurants and James Beard winning chefs gathered to strut their culinary stuff to 2,500 guests visiting Sin City. Restaurant’s tables were strategically placed around the multitude of pools, along with collections of wineries offering up samples of their latest vintages.

Earlier in the day, temperatures were in the mid-90s, but the evening turned gorgeous with a constant cooling breeze and moderate weather. Guests were in celebratory spirits – I mean, wouldn’t you be too if you could enjoy delicious food and wines by a pool? Walking outside to the event we immediately ran into some of our favorite foodie friends who were already breaking down the best dishes that the restaurants were putting out. This, while being hysterical, was great information for us to start and plot our walkabout.

Fortunately, we had two great guides for the evening – Franck Savoy (Director of Food & Beverage at Caesars) and his fiancé Leigh, making suggestions of which restaurants to see and escorting us around the event. One of the first tastes I was able to enjoy was the miniature roasted beet salad created by Sage Restaurant and Chef Shawn McClain. Chef McClain’s deft touch was on exhibition and the flavors were in great harmony. One of my favorite tastes of the night was next from Bar Masa, an Australian Kobe Carpaccio with citrus and sea salt – this was rich and opulent but also light and perfectly seasoned.

Moving on, we made our way to Vintner Grill’s booth, where they were producing modern American Carnitas tacos with fig jam, caramelized onions and pea sprouts. It was a delicious take on a Mexican staple and they pulled it off with style. As we continued, tasting some Chocolate from Green & Blacks (very good but too warm unfortunately), we stopped up to the American Spirit Lounge overlooking the pools complex. This was held at the new high roller/VIP pools, which were absolutely gorgeous and serene despite all of the guests down below.

Continuing, we saw our buddy Ben Dayag, the Executive Chef of Social House who had created a delectable Pork Belly dish on edamame puree and topped with pickled onion. This Pan-Asian restaurant is a great choice for sushi, but also their composed dishes never disappoint. We popped over to the B&B table where they were offering some of their house-cured meats – good in concept, but the roll that some of them were served on was dry and a weak complement. We were very fortunate to see an old friend and extremely talented chef, David Varley, who has moved on from Vegas working for Michael Mina where he has become their Corporate Chef based in San Francisco but traveling the country opening restaurants. He was kind enough to introduce us to Brady Lowe, founder of Cochon 555 which Chef Varley had participated in. Brady was in Vegas checking out the experience of Bon Appetit before the All-Star Cochon to be held on July 24th at the Cosmopolitan – can’t wait for that event!

And funny enough, our next move took us to the restaurants of the Cosmopolitan, where we started to run into even more friends in the PR and foodie world, all excited about the restaurants in front of us. Always great to see Gil Lempert-Schwarz, wine writer extraordinaire and his wife Christine, then Al Mancini and his wife Sue, one of my favorite foodies and food writers. From the Kobe Sliders by STK (Delicious!) to the chilled Asparagus soup and Maki Rolls by Blue Ribbon Sushi (personal favorite), the hotel’s restaurants were out of this world. I love going to that hotel to just enjoy the creativity and different vibe compared to the rest of Vegas. Here we ran smack into Robin Leach (with another STUNNING blonde on his arm) and Norm Clarke of the Las Vegas Review-Journal with his lovely Cara – I’m sure they were getting all of the great gossip from the evening!

Then, I had a chance to see an old friend and co-worker, Anthony Fusco, who is the much lauded Chef de Cuisine for Rick Moonen at rm seafood who was co-hosting his booth with Ralph Pagano the chef of STK Miami. These guys were basically running a comedy routine and by far having the most fun out of anyone at the event. Moving on we saw old friends from Mesa Grill (sans Bobby), Eric Klein, Executive Chef of Spago who’s as personable as he is talented in the kitchen and hob-nobbing with Susan Feniger, one of the ‘Two Hot Tamales’ of Border Grill fame – she’s an absolute sweetheart too!

As the event wound down, we didn’t know where the last 2 ½ hours had gone! It was an amazing experience being able to talk to so many chefs, hang out with fellow foodies and enjoy the culinary adventure. I’m looking forward to Vegas Uncork’d coming back next year and being able to eat and drink so more!

American Wine & Food Festival

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Just back from the 28th Annual AWFF benefitting City Meals on Wheels of Los Angeles held on the Back Lot of Universal Studios. I love this event! It has to be my favorite foodie event of the year and is always the one I look forward to. Once again, we worked with Piero Selvaggio (the best restaurant host/most hospitable man in America) and the Valentino Restaurant Group (www.ValentinoRestaurantGroup.com) at the most popular booth at the event. The Nyman Group was well represented this year with Craig and myself working with Piero’s team yet again to keep the masses happy!

Getting ready for a great evening!

Guest’s favorite was the Grilled Pizza (a yearly staple) along with Grilled Chicken Sausage and Tuscan BBQ Pork Ribs, accompanied by Polenta, Fresh Seafood Salad and Eggplant Napoleon. To complement the savory items, Chef Alex created a selection of Artisanal Gelato; Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry. Chef Luciano Pellegrini and Chef Nico Chessa were in charge of the event for the restaurant, producing an amazing job and Tommy T and Ruben kept the full production going all evening long. Craig had roundsman duties all night, going from the grill with me to serving on the front line and making the guests happy.

Highlights from the event included the Handrolls from Blue Ribbon Sushi, Jose Andres’ restaurants, the Raw Bar at Bouchon, Spago Maui’s Asian Combination Plate and Blackbird’s Bourbon Barrel Panna Cotta with Toasted Pine Nuts. Looking forward to doing it again next year for year #29!