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December 2013 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Jayde Fuzion, a contemporary small plates concept featuring Japanese, Chinese and Korean cuisine, has opened at the M Resort Spa Casino. The kitchen is helmed by executive chef Seonkyoung Longest, the South Korean native who was the recent winner of Food Network’s Restaurant Express. Located in the space formerly occupied by Marinelli’s Italian Restaurant, the 150-seat restaurant has five dining areas: a bar and lounge, an open dining room with booths and tables, an 11-seat sushi bar, a 20-seat private dining room and an outdoor patio on the terrace overlooking the resort’s pool piazza. Design elements include hues of greens, pinks and reds; a 22-foot-wide marble stairway flanked by pink and rose-colored flowers; and large-scale murals of koi fish and cherry blossoms. The menu features versions of dishes that chef Longest created while competing on Restaurant Express, including crab salad, bibimbap, crispy fried chicken skewers, five-spiced duck sliders and Kalbi ribs. Jayde Fuzion is open nightly for dinner. Jayde Fuzion, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. S, Henderson, NV 89044, 702-797-1000.
 
Although it was announced last summer that Daniel Boulud would be bringing his DBGB Kitchen & Bar concept to The Venetian in the space of the former Valentino, plans instead are to open DB Brasserie in late March or early April. The Brasserie will be an updated version of Boulud’s original that was open at the Wynn Las Vegas from 2005 to 2010, featuring seasonal French cuisine and signature brasserie dishes with a modern twist. DB Brasserie, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-414-1000, 877-883-6423.
 

News Bytes

MGM Reconsiders Parting Ways With Todd English at Olives
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.
 
New Program at MGM Resorts Provides Menu Selections at 700 Calories or Less
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 Offering Happy Hour all Night Long Through December
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.
 
Pizza Rock Serving Sunday Brunch With Acoustic Music
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.
 
Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro's $49 Three-Course Holiday Steak Menu
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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Todd Harrington has left his executive chef position at Central Michel Richard at Caesars Palace to become the assistant executive chef of the new Downtown Grand, which opened in November. Harrington duties will include menu design. On his Facebook page Harrington said, “Happy to be here! A whole new challenge awaits me! The Grand is a truly beautiful hotel and casino, and the food is about to get a serious upgrade!” Central has not yet named Harrington’s successor. Central Michel Richard, Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-650-5921; 877-427-7243.
 

Closings

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Hash House a Go Go has closed its doors at the M Resort Spa Casino. Jim Rees, COO and partner with Hash House announced that in early February the restaurant will be relocating to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in the space currently operating as the Sao Paulo Café, which will remain open until renovations begin in the first quarter of 2014. Hash House a Go Go currently has three other locations that remain open --- inside the Quad, in the Plaza Hotel & Casino and at 6800 W. Sahara. Hash House a Go Go, M Resort Spa Casino, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Henderson, NV 89044, no phone.
 

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