News for Restaurants in Las Vegas
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Bravo’s current season of Top Chef: Just Desserts has a strong Vegas connection, with three of the fourteen "cheftestants" representing Las Vegas. The Vegas chefs are Chris Hanmer, owner of The School of Pastry Design; Carlos Enriquez, executive pastry chef of Holsteins; and Craig Poirer, who at the time of filming was a pastry chef at First Food & Bar, but is now working alongside Enriquez at Holsteins. The contestants are competing for a top prize of $100,000. Additionally, one of the show’s judges, Hubert Keller, owns and operates two restaurants in Las Vegas---Burger Bar and Fleur.
The Seasons buffet at the Silverton Casino Hotel will offer a lobster feast every Wednesday in September from 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Each buffet guest will receive a whole Maine lobster; other lobster dishes are also available at the buffet stations. The cost for the feast is $30.99, or $27.99 for those with a Silverton Rewards Club. Seasons, Silverton Casino Hotel Lodge, 3333 Blue Diamond Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89139, 702-263-7777.
A subsidiary of Landry's Inc. has taken over the management of Eva Longoria’s financially troubled Beso at CityCenter’s Crystals mall. Beso is in the midst of a Chapter 11 case, and the takeover is a prelude to the company purchasing the restaurant’s debt for $1 million. Landry’s other Las Vegas-owned properties include the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino and the Rainforest Café at MGM Grand. Eva Longoria will remain as a partner in the restaurant, holding a 30-percent stake in the newly formed entity, and will be contractually obligated to make periodic appearances at Beso. Beso, Crystals, 3720 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-254-2376.
The popular Dinner du Titanic at Bernard’s Bistro by the Lake has been extended and is now a permanent weekly dining event. Occurring every Thursday at 7 p.m., Chef Bernard presents a menu inspired by the dining elegance and opulence of the RMS Titanic. Two classes of menus are offered along with a la carte options. The first class menu features five-courses for $65; the second class menu delivers three-courses for $45. Menu items include chilled tomato soup gazpacho madeleina; sautéed shrimp in herb butter sauce; romaine heart with Roquefort cheese and caramelized grilled pear; and Chateaubriand of beef tenderloin with Béarnaise sauce. Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling 702-565-1155. Bernard's Bistro by the Lake, MonteLago Village, 15 Via Bel Canto, Henderson, NV 89011, 702-565-1155.
La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway at Wynn Las Vegas has extended its hours of operation until 3 a.m. on both Friday and Saturday nights, with new menu items including a farmers loaf BLT with chipotle mayo; a bacon, egg and cheese croissant sandwich; tater tots loaded “baked-potato style” and “East Coast diner fries” with melted mozzarella and brown gravy. La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway, Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-770-7375.
ARIA Resort & Casino is offering Nevada residents 50-percent off any bottle of wine valued up to $500. Guests must present a valid Nevada driver’s license to receive the discount, which runs through September 30. Participating restaurants include Bar Masa, Sage, Julian Serrano, Jean Georges Steakhouse, AMERICAN FISH, Blossom, UNION and Lemongrass. Aria Resort & Casino, CityCenter, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 866-359-7757.
Panevino Ristorante & Gourmet Deli will offer a three-course prix-fixe menu during Las Vegas Restaurant Week to support Three Square, Southern Nevada’s only food bank. A vegan selection for each course will be provided as well, with options including artichoke and fennel soup, grilled marinated eggplant, spinach tortelloni, four cheese ravioli and dark chocolate covered strawberries. The three-course menu will be available August 29 through September 11, and costs $50.10 per person. For a complete menu, visit www.panevinolasvegas.com. Panevino Ristorante & Gourmet Deli, Marnell Corporate Center, 246 Via Antonio Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-222-2400.
Chef Charlie Palmer (Aureole, Charlie Palmer Steak) is extending his catering services to the Keep Memory Alive Events Center, located in the Las Vegas arts and science community of Symphony Park. This private events space was designed by Frank Gehry and can accommodate up to 300 guests seated or 700 for a standing reception. For more information, visit www.keepmemoryalive.org. Aureole, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-632-7401.
FIRST Food & Bar at The Palazzo has launched several new promotions. A daily happy hour is offered from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. and again from midnight-2 a.m. It features two-for-one Patron and Stoli drinks and draft beers. On Friday and Saturday nights from 10 p.m.-midnight, the restaurant hosts an open champagne bar for ladies. During its Sunday brunch, guests who dress in school girl/boy attire receive bottomless mimosas. Finally, on the first Saturday of every month beginning at midnight, complimentary chicken and waffles are served until they run out. FIRST Food & Bar, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, The Shoppes at Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-607-3478.
Little Buddha at the Palms Casino Resort is offering a happy hour Monday through Friday from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. with appetizers and sushi rolls for $6-$8, domestic beer for $4.50, imported beer for $5.50 and specialty drinks for $7. In addition, a 20-percent discount is given Sunday through Thursday. Mention LVSummer to your server to get the discount. Little Buddha, Palms Casino Resort , 4321 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103, 702-942-7778.
Max Brenner, Chocolate by the Bald Man at The Forum Shops at Caesars is now offering a $5 happy hour menu Monday through Friday from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. and from 9 p.m.-closing. Menu items include a crispy chicken slider, cheesy thin-crust pizza, onion rings and cocoa-dusted fry combo, and banana tempura fondue. Max Brenner, Chocolate by the Bald Man, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-731-7110, 877-427-7243.
Japonais at the Mirage is highlighting the art of grilling Japanese-style with the introduction of new menu items cooked on its robata grill. Located in the lounge, the robata bar offers guests a front-row seat to watch as chefs prepare skewered food over a traditional charcoal grill, which is then served on a wooden oar. The fresh-grilled options include sweet shrimp, diver scallops, Chilean sea bass, smoked Kobe and Kurobuta pork loin. The robata grill at Japonais opens daily at 3 p.m., with dinner served in the main dining room from 5 p.m-10 p.m. Japonais, 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-791-7111, 800-627-6667.
Lakeside Grill at Wynn Las Vegas is offering three daily summer specials: an oyster happy hour from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., which features a variety of East and West Coast oysters; "Lobsterphoria," which offers lobsters from a variety of exotic places around the world; and a late-night three-course menu for $59, which is served after 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and after 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Lakeside Grill, Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-248-3463.
Andre’s at the Monte Carlo and Alizé at the Top of the Palms have instituted the use of SmartCellar technology. Instead of a printed wine list, guests are provided with an iPad®, enabling them to browse and select a wine based on qualities such as sparkling, red, white, fortified, sweet, by-name, region, varietal or price. Links also include the ability to search premium liquors, beers, specialty cocktails, food pairings, menu items and any additional beverages offered that evening. The devices eliminate the need for paper and other materials traditionally used for printed lists. Andre's Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-798-7151.
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