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August 2008 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Innovative Dining Group will open Katana in the CityCenter development as part of The Crystals, a retail and entertainment district due to open December 2009. Like the original Los Angeles location, Katana will offer sushi, sashimi, tempura and Robatayaki items, which are cooked on bamboo skewers over Japanese-imported Bincho Tan charcoal. The space will feature Robatayaki and sushi bars, as well as a lounge area and large private dining rooms on a mezzanine overlooking the restaurant. Innovative Dining Group's previous projects include Sushi Roku and BOA Steakhouse, both located in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.
 

News Bytes

Cool Off at the Pool
TAO Beach, the alluring Asian-themed Las Vegas rooftop pool at The Venetian, encourages guests to beat the heat at their poolside cabanas, which feature luxurious amenities and cuisine from TAO Asian Bistro. Added elements this season include manicures, pedicures and a variety of massages plus complimentary frozen treats like frozen lychees stuffed with mandarin oranges. Among the Pan-Asian offerings are crab cakes with mango two ways, Kobe burgers on a black sesame sea salt bun, Vietnamese vegetable summer rolls, a beach pail of frozen fruit satays and sweet corn seafood salad with ponzu dressing. Those who splurge on a cabana (starting at $500) have the luxury of customizing the mini-bar, stocking it with their choice of sodas, energy drinks and specialty Japanese coffee. The oasis becomes an extension of the nightclub shortly after five o'clock on Sunday evenings. Fire columns, standing 14 feet above the high-energy, open-air nightclub, are topped with fire pits that light up the sky, while music from resident DJs fills the air. Bottle service is available at the cabanas and all reserved tables. The bar, backed by gilded Buddha heads, offers guests TAO's signature cocktails ($10-12) including the TAO-tini, mango tamarind martini, and xi gua tini (watermelon martini). The beach is open Mon.-Sat. from 10 a.m. until sunset, Sunday from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Cabana and daybed reservations are suggested. Tao Beach, The Venetian, 3377 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-388-8338.
 

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