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MGM Resorts International had previously announced it would be parting ways with chef Todd English at its Olives restaurant at the Bellagio, but now has issued a press release stating, “MGM Resorts International and Todd English Enterprises, are proud to announce that after further consultation, Olives’ tenure at the resort has been renewed.” Olives, which overlooks the resort’s dancing fountains, has been serving Mediterranean cuisine at the Bellagio since it opened 15 years ago. Chef English commented, “Olives at Bellagio is one of my first restaurants. The restaurant and its staff have a special place in my heart, but we could not have reached this level of success and longevity had it not been for the support of Bellagio’s food and beverage team and MGM’s management.” Olives, Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-693-8181.
MGM Resorts is taking steps to offer healthy cuisine with its Smart Plate, a program offering healthy menu items at 700 calories or less. The calorie-conscious items are available on select in-room dining menus and at participating cafes including Café Bellagio, Raffles Café at Mandalay Bay, The Café at Monte Carlo, Pyramid Café at Luxor, The Garden Grill at Circus Circus and Market Café at Vdara. Examples of dishes offered are grilled Atlantic salmon with a side of broccolini, topped with yellow tomato and cucumber salsa (690 calories); blackened ahi tuna sandwich with a side of fresh cut fruit (510 calories); and chicken breast topped with balsamic glaze with a side of steamed vegetables and quinoa pilaf (580 calories).
Via Brasil Steakhouse is offering its happy hour all night long through the end of December. It takes place Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m.-closing. More than 30 food items are priced below $10 (such as a petite filet mignon appetizer for $4.50, a flank steak appetizer for $4.75, barbecue pork ribs for $3.25 and a Brazilian pork appetizer for $2.25); house cocktails are priced at $5.50. The happy hour is also offered Friday and Sunday from 5 p.m.-8 p.m., and Saturday from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. and again from 8 p.m.-closing. Via Brasil Steakhouse, 1225 S. Fort Apache Rd., Ste. 100, Las Vegas, NV 89117, 702-804-1400.
Tony Gemignani’s new Pizza Rock in downtown Las Vegas is now serving a weekly Sunday brunch with live acoustic entertainment. Served from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., the menu reflects traditional brunch plates and breakfast-style pizza with items such as meatball hash and eggs, double sausage and eggs pizza and Pizza Rock Benedict --- poached eggs, crispy pancetta and hollandaise sauce on toasted focaccia. Also offered are bottomless mimosas (choice of orange juice, mango, strawberry or blood orange) priced at $10 with the purchase of any brunch item. Pizza Rock, 201 N. Third St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-385-0838.
Executive chef J.L. Carrera at Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro at The Palazzo is serving a three-course holiday steak menu through December 24. Priced at $49, courses include a choice of soup of the day or Boggiato Farms baby iceberg with house-dried cherry tomatoes, spring red onion, applewood-smoked bacon and Bleu D'auvergne dressing; 14-ounce grilled New York sirloin with pesto pommes purée and bordelaise sauce; and a mixed berry crumble dessert with blackberries, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries, served with vanilla ice cream. Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-607-6333.
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