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March 2012 Archive

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If you haven't picked a place to eat tonight, you're in luck. Gayot has all the restaurant news for your area right here. Learn which new restaurants have opened in Las Vegas and which restaurants in Las Vegas have recently closed. Find out where your favorite chefs are cooking and locate special events. 

RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Flamingo Las Vegas has announced its newest restaurant, Center Cut Steakhouse, which will debut in April. The menu will feature huge cuts, including a 20-ounce rib-eye and 24-ounce porterhouse, made with all-natural, hormone- and steroid-free beef sourced from Aspen Ridge Farms in Colorado. The menu will also offer a wide variety of seafood entrées, a Kobe-style burger and rack of lamb. The restaurant will be located in the former Burger Joint space and will accommodate up to 172 guests with a bar, lounge, restaurant and private dining room. A black and white décor with pink accents will suggest a classic Vegas atmosphere, enhanced with plasma screens throughout the restaurant, displaying photo montages from the 1940’s to today, a nod to the 66 years the Flamingo has been in operation on the Las Vegas Strip. Center Cut Steakhouse, 3555 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-733-3111, 888-308-8899.
 

News Bytes

Pho Restaurant Expands Menu
Pho at Treasure Island has expanded its authentic Vietnamese menu to include Asian specialties. Items added include Singapore-style rice noodles, beef chow fun, crispy honey walnut shrimp, cashew chicken and Mongolian beef. The new menu items are only served during dinner, from 5 p.m.-closing. Pho, 3300 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-894-7111, 800-944-7444.
 
Taste and Toast Thursdays Weekly Farmers Market
Tivoli Village in conjunction with Fresh52 will host Taste and Toast Thursdays, a weekly farmers market, beginning Thursday, April 19 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. The market will feature the sale of local, organic and sustainable produce; freshly baked goods, salsas, sauces and nuts; chef demonstrations; tastings of wine, beer and spirits; local artists and live entertainment.
 
Border Grill Offers Two-for-One Brunch Deal Through April 15
Border Grill at Mandalay Bay is offering a two-for-one coupon for its buffet brunch. The deal is good through April 15. To download the coupon, visit bordergrill.com. The all-you-can-eat brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on the poolside patio and costs $29.99. Border Grill, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-632-7403.
 
Trattoria del Lupo Introduces “Discover Italy” Five-course Menu
Wolfgang Puck’s Trattoria del Lupo at Mandalay Bay has introduced a “Discover Italy” five-course prix-fixe menu, inspired by chef Eduardo Perez’s recent trips to Italy. Priced at $60, the menu includes endive and celery salad, prosciutto and parmesan tortellini, Maine lobster ravioli, milk-braised breast of veal, and roasted baby Forelli pear with almond pistachio cream. For reservations call (702) 740-5522 or visit wolfgangpuck.com. Trattoria del Lupo, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-740-5522.
 
Postrio Bar & Grill at The Venetian Launches New Weekend Brunch
Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio Bar & Grill at The Venetian has launched its new weekend brunch, offered every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The menu includes warm brioche doughnuts with house-made strawberry jam and vanilla sugar, scrambled egg pizza with shaved Yukon gold potatoes and bacon lardons, house-cured smoked salmon, a lobster club sandwich with applewood-smoked bacon and a grilled prime burger with Vermont cheddar cheese and smoked onion marmalade. For reservations, call 702-796-1110 or visit wolfgangpuck.com. Postrio Bar & Grill, The Venetian, Grand Canal Shoppes, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-796-1110.
 
Chef Pierre Gagnaire Cooking in Las Vegas from March 22-30
Chef Pierre Gagnaire will be cooking in the kitchen of his only U.S. restaurant, Twist by Pierre Gagnaire at the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, and interacting with guests from March 22-30. The acclaimed chef will present new additions to the spring menu, including Mishima Ranch waygu beef and aiguillettes of Maine lobster served with a ragout of ginger, mango, banana and green-apple brunoise. During chef’s visit a special three-course menu will be served for $105, or $175 including wine pairings; a six-course menu will be priced at $189, or $295 including wine pairings and $350 with a grand wine pairing; and a Krug Champagne-themed dinner will be available for $1198. For reservations or more information, email molas-twist@mohg.com or call 888-881-9367. Twist by Pierre Gagnaire, Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, CityCenter, 3752 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89158, 702-590-8888.
 

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Chef Shuffle

Joseph Leibowitz has been appointed the new executive chef of Tableau at Wynn Las Vegas. A native New Yorker, Leibowitz trained at the New York Institute of Technology, and worked as sous chef at The Bellport in New York City and also at Tavern on The Green, prior to relocating to Las Vegas to join the team at Wynn. Before taking the helm at Tableau, Leibowitz worked as chef de cuisine at Stratta at Wynn Las Vegas, and worked alongside executive chef Alex Stratta for more than six years. Tableau, Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-770-3463, 888-320-WYNN.
 
Michael Plourde has been appointed the new pastry chef of Botero, the steakhouse located at Encore Las Vegas. Plourde has been in Las Vegas since 1999, and has held positions at Michael Mina’s Aqua at Bellagio, Michael Mina’s Nobhill Tavern at MGM Grand, Tableau at Wynn Las Vegas and Nobu at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Botero, Encore Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-770-3463.
 

Closings

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Union Restaurant & Lounge at Aria Resort & Casino has closed. The steakhouse on the casino floor had been open since the Aria itself opened in 2009. There has been no announcement regarding its replacement. Union Restaurant & Lounge, Aria Resort & Casino, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89158, no phone.
 

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