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March 2014 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Yusho, the Japanese-inspired grill and noodle house by renowned Chicago chef Matthias Merges, will make its debut at the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino in April. The 250-seat venue, designed by Rachel Crowl of FC Studio, was inspired by vintage industrial spaces, anime and Japanese ramen shacks. It features exposed brick walls, natural wood surfaces, stained concrete floors and warm-hued upholstery. Tables strategically placed around the open kitchen will provide guests a front row seat to the culinary action, while the outdoor patio will overlook the Vegas Strip. Menu items include fried chicken made with fermented chili, green tea and seasoned with a sprinkling of lime zest; Logan poser ramen, a robust soup featuring crispy pork shoulder croquette, poached egg, nori and cucumber; charred octopus grilled over an open flame and served with green beans, crisp enoki mushrooms and topped with a light ponzu vinaigrette; marinated eggplant steam bun filled with Japanese mint, plums and broccoli; and doughnuts made with tofu, sweet potato and a hint of rosemary. Yusho will be open daily for dinner. Yusho, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-730-7777, 888-529-4828.
 
SBE has opened its Double Barrel Roadhouse, the first outlet within the new plaza experience being created on Las Vegas Boulevard at the front of Monte Carlo. It showcases live music, has an interactive staff that perform on the catwalks overhead, features an array of craft cocktails and beers and a Southern-inspired menu. The 12,000-square-foot, indoor-outdoor space envisioned by award-winning designer Mark Zeff has an patio area overlooking the Vegas Strip. The menu was created by newly named executive chef Michael Vitangeli, who until recently was the executive chef at Circo. An oversized wood-burning grill is used to create dishes such as the 24-ounce cowboy steak and slow-cooked crackling pork shank brushed with a bourbon glaze. Comfort food favorites served include chicken pot pie, New Orleans shrimp and grits and mini corn dogs. The dessert menu includes options such as "Pie in a Jar," with generous slices served in a Mason jar a la mode. Double Barrel Roadhouse is open daily for lunch, dinner and late-night dining. Lunch & Dinner daily. Double Barrel Roadhouse, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-730-7777, 888-529-4828.
 
Yard House has opened its 50th location, debuting at The LINQ on the Vegas Strip, home to the 550-foot-tall High Roller, the largest observation wheel in the world. Known for its extensive beer selection, this location boasts 160 taps, including beer from local breweries Big Dog’s Brewing Company and Tenaya Creek Brewery. The new taphouse spans more than 18,000 square feet (the chain’s second largest) with seating for 414 in the dining room, 44 at the bar and 140 on the large outdoor patio, which offers possibly the best view of the High Roller. The open floor plan features a mix of warm woods and cool stainless steel accents and an original collection of abstract art commissioned by California artist Jerome Gastaldi. The food menu includes more than 150 items, including appetizers, salads, burgers, tacos, seafood, steaks and ribs. Yard House is open daily for lunch and dinner. Lunch & Dinner daily. Yard House, The LINQ, 3545 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-597-0434.
 

News Bytes

Comme Ça Offering Burger, Drink and Oyster Special on Wednesdays
Comme Ça by David Myers at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will host an outdoor dining experience, Brasserie, Burgers, and Oysters, on Wednesday nights from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. on the restaurant’s balcony patio. Debuting April 9 and running through June 30, chefs will offer a selection of three rotating, made-to-order burger specials on the patio’s grill, fueled by California olive wood. All burger orders will be paired with one of Comme Ça’s signature 18A cocktails or two beers for $19. Guests can also choose from a selection of oysters, hand-shucked tableside, for $1.25 each. Comme Ça, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-698-7000.
 
Downtown Grand Restaurants Offering 50% Discount for Smith Center Attendees on Sundays in April
The restaurants at the Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino will offer a new promotion, Smith Center Sundays. It will give attendees of performances at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts 50 percent off their meals (excluding alcohol) on Sundays in April. Located at Downtown3rd, just minutes from The Smith Center, the restaurants include Triple George Grill, Stewart + Ogden, Red Mansion and The Commissary. To take advantage of the dining savings, customers need to show their ticket stubs or proof of ticket purchases. The offer is good before or after shows, and the Downtown Grand also offers complimentary shuttle service to and from The Smith Center on a first come, first served basis. Complimentary valet parking is available at Downtown Grand, as well as self-parking, with validation from the restaurants, in the garage located on Ogden Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets. Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, 206 N. 3rd St. , Las Vegas 89101, 702-953-4343.
 
New Prix Fixe Menu at Hakkasan Offered from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Daily
Hakkasan at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino is now serving its Taste of Hakkasan prix-fixe menu option daily from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Created by chef Ho Chee Boon and priced at $48, the menu includes a steamed dim sum platter, stir-fry mushroom lettuce wrap, crispy cod, spicy prawn with lily bulb and almond, and dessert choices such as yuzu and mango mousse. Hakkasan, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-891-7888.
 
Emeril Lagasse's Table 10 Offering Four-Course Spring Tasting Menu
Emeril Lagasse's Table 10 in the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Palazzo is offering a $45 four-course spring tasting menu created by chef de cuisine Tim Doolittle. Course options include chicken and andouille sausage gumbo with steamed rice; Emeril's New Orleans barbecued shrimp with rosemary biscuit; charred octopus with marinated peppers, onions, herbs and greens; short ribs with natural broth, spring vegetable crudo and potato purée; Colorado filet mignon with potato purée, spinach and red wine sauce; and any dessert on the menu, such as Emeril's banana cream pie with chocolate shavings, caramel sauce and whipped cream. Table 10, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, The Shoppes at The Palazzo, 3327 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-607-6363.
 
Buddy V’s Ristorante Launches Sunday Brunch
Renowned baker Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro’s Buddy V’s Ristorante at The Venetian is now serving Buddy’s Family Brunch, an elaborate display of brunch favorites served buffet-style throughout the restaurant. It includes charcuterie and cheese platters, a chilled station serving shrimp, cooked chicken rigatoni, mac and cheese carbonara, chicken Parmesan, French toast, egg scrambles and a special buffet created just for kids. Served on Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the cost is $32.95 for adults, and $14.95 for children under 10. Buddy V’s Ristorante, The Venetian, Grand Canal Shoppes, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-607-2355; 877-883-6423.
 
Aliante Adds Herb-Vegetable Garden Inside Its MRKT Sea & Land Steakhouse
Aliante Casino & Hotel has opened GRDN, a sustainable herb and vegetable garden inside its MRKT Sea & Land steakhouse. The glass enclosure, located just off of the dining room, protects the plants in a climate- and moisture-controlled environment, and provides MRKT with freshly grown herbs and vegetables including thyme, sage, mint, spearmint, chocolate mint, rosemary, spinach, microgreens, tomatoes, plums, lettuce and edible flowers. Aliante executive chef George Jacques said, “As an independent property, we strongly believe in providing our guests with the freshest ingredients from local farms, and GRDN takes it one step further by bringing the farm directly to them. We’ve worked hard to implement the latest technologies in sustainable dining so that, as a resort, we continue to never be stationary.” MRKT Sea & Land, 7300 N Aliante Pkwy, North Las Vegas, NV 89084, 702-692-7777.
 
Bellagio Introduces Chef’s Table at Its Buffet with Tableside Service
The Buffet at Bellagio has introduced its Chef’s Table VIP. experience, which includes a skilled chef team that pampers guests, preparing dishes tableside. The menu, which may be adjusted based on guests’ preferences and dietary restrictions, includes artisanal cheeses, charcuterie and caviar; live-action salad creations with fresh dressings, vegetables and sides; premium meat carvings such as lamb and prime rib; and a house-made chocolate fondue presentation for dipping fresh fruit, brownies and marshmallows. Guests can choose to be waited on at the Chef’s Table or visit the American and International cuisine stations on their own. The Chef’s Table is available seven nights a week during dinner and gourmet dinner service, priced at $53.99 and $59.99, respectively. Reservations are accepted for parties of eight or more and can be made through email at buffetchefstable@bellagioresort.com. The Buffet, Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-693-8111.
 

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Chef Shuffle

Christina Wilson has been appointed executive chef at Gordon Ramsay BurGR at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The Phillipsburg, NJ native was the victor of Season 10 of Hell’s Kitchen in 2010, and after winning worked as head chef under the direction of executive chef Deric Meininger at Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas. Wilson said, "Following my win on Hell's Kitchen and an amazing first year at Gordon Ramsay Steak, I am proud and excited to accept the position of executive chef at Gordon Ramsay BurGR at Planet Hollywood. This is another incredible opportunity for me to grow my career; I will be one of three female executive chefs working in chef Ramsay kitchens in the U.S.” Prior to her appearance on Hell’s Kitchen, Wilson held chef de cuisine positions at Lolita in Center City, PA and at Mercato in Philadelphia. Gordon Ramsay BurGR, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-785-5555.
 
Mike Kamai has been named room chef of MRKT Sea & Land at Aliante Casino & Hotel. Kamai spent the last five years with the culinary division at Neiman Marcus. A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Las Vegas, his previous experience includes time with The Stirling Club at Turnberry Place and Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse in Las Vegas. MRKT Sea & Land, 7300 Aliante Pkwy N., North Las Vegas, NV 89084, 702-692-7777.
 
Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria & Bar has announced the appointment of Robert Caravaggio as executive chef/director of operations. The East Coast native has more than 27 years of experience and will oversee all aspects of the restaurant’s operations including menus, costs and inventory. Before joining, Dom DeMarco’s Caravaggio served as executive chef at Ferraro’s, Kahunaville and Carmine’s. Most recently he was the executive kitchen manager for The Cheesecake Factory locations in Summerlin and Henderson, where he oversaw kitchen operations and managed a team of more than 300 staff members.
 

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