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June 2011 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Cathay House has opened its second Las Vegas location. Its new venue is inside the Palms Casino Resort, offering Chinese cuisine and dim sum. Executive chef Henry Garcia, dim sum chef Ping Kwan Lam and dining chef Raymond Kwan have created a menu that features dim sum dishes served tableside, such as pork and shrimp dumplings, homemade fish balls, stuffed tofu, chicken feet with special sauce and barbecue pork buns. Hot pot options consist of sizzling frog, spicy eggplant, and mixed mushrooms. Cathay House is open for takeout and dining in from 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and from 10 a.m.-4 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Palms Casino Resort, 4321 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103, 702-942-7777, 866-942-7777, 866-942-7770.
 
Radio City Pizzeria is now open at Tivoli Village shopping mall in Summerlin. The pizzeria features gourmet pizzas available by the slice or as a whole pie, ranging from chicken parmesan and meat-lovers delight to whole wheat and gluten-free pies. Also served are authentic calzones, strombolis and signature zeppoles and cannolis. In addition to 2,000 square feet of indoor seating, there is a bar serving beer and wine, and outdoor patio seating. The pizzeria is open daily from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Radio City Pizzeria, Tivoli Village, 410 S. Rampart, Las Vegas, NV 89145, 702-998-7580.
 
Chef Carla Pellegrino, former co-owner/executive chef of Rao's in Las Vegas, has partnered with the Tropicana Las Vegas to transform Bacio, the Tropicana’s Italian restaurant. Renamed Bacio by Carla Pellegrino, the new menu has been redesigned by Pellegrino and spotlights authentic Italian recipes with a focus on fresh and high-quality ingredients. Also newly opened at the Tropicana is Pellegrino Pizza & Deli, a casual counter-service outlet offering pizza by the pie or by the slice, calzones, stromboli, burgers, hot and cold sandwiches and breakfasts. Bacio by Carla Pellegrino, 3801 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-739-2222, 888-826-TROP (8767).
 

News Bytes

Zeffirino is offering a twice daily happy hour in its bar/lounge Daily Happy Hour Offered at Zeffirino
Zeffirino is offering a twice daily happy hour in its bar/lounge from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. and again from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. with half-priced draft beer and well drinks, and $5 house wine. Additionally, specially priced appetizers and cocktails are $3 off. Zeffirino is located in the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. Zeffirino, The Venetian, Grand Canal Shoppes, 3377 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-414-3500.
 
Happy Hour Poolside at Hard Rock Beach Club
The Hard Rock Beach Club at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is offering a new happy hour with food and drink specials. Deals include grilled pita and hummus for $6, California roll and spicy tuna roll combo for $14, the Beach Club salad for $8, buckets and pitchers of beer for $25, sport cups filled with well drinks or Budweiser products for $14, and sake specialty drinks for $5. The happy hour is available from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays at the West Pool Bar, and from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. at the Palapa at the RELAX Pool Bar. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 4455 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169, 702-693-5000, 800-HRDROCK.
 
Ferraro’s Offers Local’s Advantage Through September 30
Ferraro's has brought back its offer of a 50-percent discount to residents of Nevada in its dining room through September 30. The discount does not include beverage, tax or gratuity, and is limited to groups of no more than eight. For reservations or further information, call 702-364-5300. Ferraro's, 4480 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169, 702-364-5300.
 
El Cortez Introduces Vintage Dining and Cocktail Menus
The El Cortez is continuing to celebrate its 70th anniversary by introducing vintage dining and cocktail menus. To add to the feel, the historic hotel/casino has decided to dust off some of Las Vegas’ old recipe books and reintroduce a few classics from some of Las Vegas’ best restaurants from years past that no longer exist, including dishes from Sultan’s Table at the Dunes, Delmonico’s at the Riviera, The House of Lords at the Sahara, La Vie en Rose at the Desert Inn and the Saver Room at the Aladdin. The vintage dishes include oysters Rockefeller, escargot a la bourguignon, tournedos of beef rossini, chicken Kiev and strawberries Romanoff. Also, classic cocktails will be served that date back to the 1930s or earlier, such as the Sidecar, the mint julep and the Blood & Sand. The vintage menus are being served daily at The Flame Steakhouse through this year to celebrate the anniversary. El Cortez, 600 E. Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-385-5200, 800-634-6703.
 
Blue Man Group Show & Dinner Package
The Venetian and The Palazzo are offering a dinner and show package that includes a blue zone ticket to the Blue Man Group show, the highest ticket level available, and a prix-fixe dinner at one of the various restaurants inside The Venetian and The Palazzo: Otto Enoteca Pizzeria, Lagasse’s Stadium, Pinot Brasserie, Dos Caminos, SUSHISAMBA strip or Zine. In addition, guests receive two-for-one cocktails at the Salute Dueling Pianos Lounge and a complimentary drink and admission to LAVO inside The Palazzo. The cost for the package is $135 per person, a total savings of $70. The package is available at any box office inside The Venetian or The Palazzo. The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-414-1000, 877-883-6423.
 
Terzetto Renamed Anthony’s Steakhouse
Executives at the M Resort Spa Casino have announced the changing of the name of Terzetto to Anthony’s Steakhouse, effective June 17. Named after Anthony A. Marnell III, president of the M Resort, the name change signifies that the steakhouse is locally-inspired with a uniqueness that comes from the Marnell family’s love for food. A revised menu adds signature appetizers like Anthony’s shellfish bounty with lobster, shrimp, king crab and oysters on ice, and desserts like peanut butter pie and Anthony’s signature milk chocolate soufflé. A happy hour features specially-priced appetizers nightly from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. in the bar and lounge. Anthony’s Steakhouse, M Resort Spa Casino, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Henderson, NV 89044, 702-797-1000.
 
American Fish Presents Tribute to West Coast Salmon
American Fish by Michael Mina is offering a tribute to salmon, through a West Coast sockeye salmon tasting menu with dishes prepared in four different ways: raw, griddled, ocean-poached and sea salt-baked. Guests can experience a five-course pairing that includes a raw preparation with heirloom beets, pine nuts and Castelvetrano olives. Dessert courses and wine and sake pairings are also available. The cost is $75, with an additional $40 for the sake and wine pairing. American Fish, Aria Resort & Casino, CityCenter, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 877-230-2742.
 
Dragon Noodle Co. & Sushi Bar Offering Half Off Sushi During Weekends
Dragon Noodle Co. & Sushi Bar at the Monte Carlo has expanded its sushi hours and sushi menu, and will celebrate by offering all sushi rolls for 50-percent off Saturdays and Sundays from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. The deal is continued at the sushi bar only on Sundays until 10 p.m. Some of its more popular rolls are the dragon roll with crab, cucumber, eel and salmon roe; the tiger roll with shrimp tempura, cucumber, spicy tuna, avocado and teriyaki; and the spicy ocean with spicy crab, topped with spicy tuna, sliced jalapeno and sweet soy. The sushi menu is served weekdays from 4 p.m.-closing, and all day on Saturday and Sunday. Dragon Noodle Co. & Sushi Bar, Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-730-7965.
 
Postrio Bar & Grill Offers Locals Discount through Sept. 30
Postrio Bar & Grill in The Grand Canal Shoppes is offering Las Vegas residents a 20-percent discount of their total food purchase through September 30. Menu items include wood-oven-baked pizzas, pastas, and meats and fish prepared on a mesquite grill. Signature menu items include truffled potato chips with blue cheese sauce; a lobster club sandwich with applewood-smoked bacon; and American “Kobe” rib-eye steak with Argentinean chimichurri. For more information or to reserve, call 702-796-1110. Postrio Bar & Grill, The Venetian, Grand Canal Shoppes, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-796-1110.
 
The Pub Introduces New Menu & Other Features
The Pub has introduced new menu items, an expanded beer list and a new entertainment option. New small plate appetizers consist of the "crunchy potato," a ball of mashed potatoes rolled in panko crumbs and fried; mac and cheese made with smoked Gouda, parmesan and fontina cheeses; and fajita chicken nachos, loaded with guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo. A selection of eight flatbread pizzas are prepared in a wood-fired oven, and include the braised short rib with roasted peppers, onions and goat cheese. The expanded beer list offers more than 250 beers from around the world, and includes several locally-brewed beers. The Pub is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m.-11p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 a.m. The Dueling Pianos perform Thursday through Saturday from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. The Pub, Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-730-7777.
 
Boa Steakhouse Introduces New Summer Menu
BOA Steakhouse at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace has introduced a new summer menu utilizing seasonal ingredients. Included on the menu are house-made flatbread with confit tomatoes; three-melon and crispy prosciutto salad with feta cheese, hazelnuts, and avocado crème fraiche; Novia Scotia lobster tail; high desert ostrich strip steak; 21-day dry-aged rib-eye; and three-way peas with beech mushrooms. BOA Steakhouse, Caesars Palace, Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-733-7373.
 
PBR Rock Bar & Grill Offers Discount to Active Military
To show its appreciation to our American troops, during the month of June the PBR Rock Bar & Grill at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will offer a 20-percent discount to servicemen and women with an active military ID card. PBR Rock Bar & Grill, 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-785-5555, 877-333-WISH.
 
Spago Offers Pre-theater Three-course Menu
Wolfgang Puck’s Spago at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace is offering a three-course, pre-theater menu available on Celine Dion show nights from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. The special menu costs $60. Call 702-369-6300 for reservations. Spago, Caesars Palace, Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-369-6300.
 

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Chef Shuffle

Adam Crisafulli has been named the new executive chef at i♥burgers at The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino. A graduate of the California Culinary Academy, Crisafulli was formerly executive sous chef at STACK at The Mirage. i♥burgers, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, The Shoppes at The Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-242-2747.
 
Chef William Siew, teppan and teppanyaki master, has been chosen as the new executive chef of Shizen at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa. Chef Siew brings 15 years of fine Asian restaurant experience and expressed his commitment to following a path of environmentally sound practices. Chef’s Siew’s position also aligns with that of the new management, as JW Marriott works towards establishing more green practices throughout its properties. Shizen, JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort, Spa & Golf, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89145, 702-869-7900.
 

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