On Thursday, October 7, JING Restaurant in Las Vegas Nevada, welcomed Dan Bilzerian, the Instagram, Playboy, Poker Player, Millionaire (32.6M followers) to his IGNITE x JING Spirits Launch Party in the burbs.
IGNITE Thursday’s at JING Las Vegas is fueled by Bilzerian’s Global Lifestyle Liquor Brand. Two new specialty cocktails debuted on their cocktail menu; The Paparazzi featuring IGNITE’s celebrated Blanco Tequila with pomegranate juice, lime juice, and grapefruit garnished with fresh mint and The GOAT featuring his crisp Vodka, coupled with passion fruit puree, topped with prosecco, and garnished with a flower. Both cocktails were featured all night long at this sexy fall pop-up series at the Summerlin vibe-dining hot spot along with samples of the LBD, named after the “Little Black Dress” theme for the evening.
The series of weekly events from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. will lead up to an IGNITE inspired JING Halloween costume party, “Sunday Bloody Sunday, Black and White Party Brunch” on October 31, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., complete with specialty cocktails, a themed brunch menu, and a costume contest with great prizes spanning three categories including Sexiest, Scariest and Most Original.
The evening unfolded with a red-carpet arrival of the IGNITE models who mingled with guests on the patio under the stars. Spotted on the red carpet was Jennifer Romas, Owner and headliner of Sexxy: The Show at Westgate Resorts.
Complimentary samples of both spirits for Invited guests were from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. including bites by Executive Chef Thomas Griese. To the delight of many, chef Thomas presented guests this evening with stand-out canapés such as the Filet Mormon bites with Blue Cheese Mousse. Anyone who purchased either specialty cocktail by IGNITE received a raffle ticket to win one of several Gift Cards to Simply Radiant Med Spa in Summerlin. The first 25 ladies also received IGNITE swag bags which included MAC Lipstick and spirit samples.
Bilzerian, who was rumored to make an appearance at one of the designated IGNITE Thursday’s, drew a big audience as he was seen walking through the lounge to the Waterfall Room arriving a lush, white leather, tufted booth. The buzz intensified considering this event had already sold out the day prior, despite the less than a week’s launch notice to the public and media, with no promise of an appearance.
Bilzerian, ushered in by his private security and the IGNITE models, arrived at approximately 7:45 p.m. for dinner with his senior executive team. Welcomed by Executive Chef Thomas Griese, he and his guests were spotted noshing on Caviar, A5 Wagyu, the Shellfish Tower, Omakase Sushi and Nigiri. He was overheard expressing his enjoyment of the Blue Fin Tuna. Meanwhile, the IGNITE models enjoyed the Impossible Bao Sliders, Sushi Rolls, Tuna Pizza and Vegan Tofu Bites. Everyone at the table were seen enjoying both the Blanco Tequila and the Vodka with a spectacular lighted presentation from the JING waitstaff.