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January 2014 Archive

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Border Grill chef/owners Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, of Bravo's Top Chef Masters and Food Network's Too Hot Tamales, will open a second Las Vegas location within the first level of The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. Set to open this summer in the former space of P.J. Clarke’s, the new location will mark the company’s seventh location in the U.S., joining its initial Vegas Border Grill outpost at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. The restaurant will serve Border Grill classics, the Border Brunch and a variety of new dishes exclusive to Border Grill at The Forum Shops. Border Grill, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-731-7110, 877-427-7243.
Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar is now open and is one of the first tenants to debut in the dining and entertainment district at The LINQ. With direct access from The Quad Resort & Casino, Chayo is situated near the beginning of The LINQ corridor, which leads to the Las Vegas High Roller Observation Wheel, offering unobstructed views of the wheel. The two-level, 14,000-square-foot new concept in Mexican dining offers a DJ, a mechanical bull, a vast tequila and cocktail selection, outdoor dining and authentic Mexican fare by executive chef Ernesto Zendejas. Décor elements include exposed beams, distressed fixtures, contemporary lighting and ornate frames showcasing classic Mexican photographs and artwork. The menu features freshly made guacamole; mango and watercress salad tossed with jicama and honey vinaigrette; cilantro cream soup with serrano pepper and roasted pine nuts; Ahi tuna served with fingerling potatoes and mole verde; and the “del mar,” a blend of seasonal fish, prawns and sea scallops. A semi-private dining room seats up to 40, while the entire restaurant accommodates up to 320 guests. Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar, 3535 Las Vegas Blvd. S, Las Vegas, NV 89109, 800-351-7400 .

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Interactive Cooking Classes at Bellagio
The Bellagio has announced the 2014 schedule for its An Executive Chef Classroom interactive classes held in the Bellagio’s Tuscany Demonstration Kitchen. The two-hour sessions are led by Bellagio executive chef Edmund Wong and his team, who guide students in creating a seasonal themed menu using fresh ingredients. The schedule is as follows: I Heart Food/Feb. 13, The Noodle Lover’s Guide to Pasta/March 5, Blossoming Taste of Spring/April 3, Grilling Perfection/May 28, Father’s Day Barbecue/June 12, The Chicken or the Egg?/Aug. 27, Farm to Table/Sept. 24, Cooking with Chocolate/Oct. 1 and Harvesting Thanksgiving/Nov. 19. The classes begin at 7 p.m. and the cost is $125 per person. To purchase tickets, call the Bellagio Concierge at 866-406-7117. Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-693-7111, 888-987-6667.
China Poblano Offering Special Menu Items During Chinese New Year
José Andrés and his culinary team at China Poblano at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will celebrate Chinese New Year with special menu items Jan. 31-Feb. 14. Dishes will include "Goose, Goose, Duck" --- seared foie gras, salted egg custard and blood orange ($18.88); "Leaping Over the Dragon’s Gate" --- crispy whole snapper, scallions and ginger ($36); "Wealthy Pork Noodle" --- braised pork belly, hand-pulled noodles and pickled carrots ($16); and XO scallop --- diver scallops, Chinese green beans and house-made XO sauce ($18.88). China Poblano, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-698-7900.
Rice & Company at the Luxor Offering Chinese New Year Prix-Fixe Menu
Rice & Company at Luxor will usher in the Year of the Horse with a special prix-fixe menu from Jan. 31 through Feb. 14. Priced at $49.99 per person, courses include a choice of pan-fried pot stickers filled with pork and vegetables served with ginger soy sauce or the wicked roll made with spicy tuna, cucumber, avocado, yellowtail and spicy garlic ponzu sauce; a choice of egg drop soup or mixed greens salad with ginger dressing; an entrée of kung pao chicken, beef and broccoli, or garlic shrimp; and a dessert duo of exotic fruit and berries served with white peach sake and mint yogurt and chocolate passion mousse roll with vanilla crème anglaise. Rice & Company, Luxor Hotel & Casino, 3900 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-262-4774; 800-876-0006.

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Block 16 Hospitality closed its LBS: A Burger Joint at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa after the Super Bowl February 3. The restaurant had a five-year run at the resort and was Block 16’s first restaurant venture. The group recently opened Haute Doggery at The Linq on the Vegas Strip and will soon be opening Flour & Barley, a pizzeria and craft brewhouse, also at The Linq. LBS: A Burger Joint, 11011 W Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89135, 866-767-7773, 702-797-7777.

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