A Redemption Option I’d Like to See More Of

Chase, which issues the United Visa, is sponsoring a redemption option.

5000 miles per person buys you a 5-course dinner with wine and conversation with the chef.

A Night at Aureole

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas
Thursday, July 30, 2009, 7:00 p.m.

Your unique dining event includes:

* Wine reception with passed hors d’oeuvre
* Five-course dinner prepared by Chef Charlie Palmer, one of the most highly regarded chefs in America today
* Wine pairings from the prestigious Sonoma County winery – Papapietro Perry
* Tableside discussion of the menu and pairings from Chef Palmer and Winemaker Ben Papapietro

This special evening is available to select Mileage Plus Visa cardmembers for just 5,000 miles per person.

As of this writing there are 37 seats left.

I have no problem flying for a meal. Hopped a transatlantic flight last year for Ferran Adria. But I’m torn about this one, a Thursday night in July in Vegas. It’s a good deal if you’re interested, I’m on the fence leaning against.

Still, it’s a value for the meal itself and it’s an experience. Not El Bulli in my book, but an experience nonetheless.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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