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May 2012 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Senor Frogs has opened at Treasure Island Señor Frog’s Restaurant Bar & Clothesline has opened its first Las Vegas location inside Treasure Island. There is 22,000 square feet of dining space, two VIP lounges, five bars and a large outdoor patio offer prime views of the Las Vegas Strip and the "Sirens of TI" show. Décor elements include bright colors and signs and banners on the walls and ceilings. Among menu highlights are steak tacos, burritos and fajitas and American staples such as burgers and Buffalo wings. Known for its infamous party scene, entertainment includes bikini contests, conga lines, karaoke and live performances by Señor Frog’s house band and emcees. Señor Frog’s Restaurant Bar & Clothesline, 3300 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-894-7111, 800-944-7444.
 
Noted pastry chef and cookbook author Megan Romano has opened Chocolate & Spice. Romano made a name for herself working as executive pastry chef at Las Vegas Strip restaurants like Aureole. The menu includes roasted vegetable and parmesan frittata, watermelon and mozzarella salad, and toasted garlic broccolini and penne pasta. Romano’s signature sweets make Chocolate & Spice a dessert destination, with artisan chocolates, bon-bons, truffles, banana and vanilla bean cream pie, and dark chocolate truffle cake. Chocolate & Spice, 7923 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 8, Las Vegas, NV 89117, 702-527-7772.
 
Chef Masa Takayama has opened Tetsu, his first teppan concept. Located inside the Bar Masa Japanese restaurant at Aria Resort & Casino, Tetsu replaces Shaboo, which closed April 28. Teppanyaki chefs entertain by prepping, cooking and plating orders specific to each guest’s request. The room’s centerpiece is a table displaying quality meats, seafood and vegetables, from which diners hand select the ingredients and portion size of their entrée. Meat offerings include wagyu rib-eye, filet mignon and center-cut lamb chops; seafood selections include butterflied Scottish langoustine, Mediterranean turbot and fatty tuna. Guests enter Tetsu through Bar Masa, located adjacent to the Aria lobby. Tetsu, CityCenter, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 866-359-7757.
 
Mizumi at Wynn Las Vegas is now open, replacing Okada, which closed in February. Executive chef Devin Hashimoto has designed a menu featuring both traditional Japanese dishes and contemporary Japanese cuisine, utilizing classical French influences and seasonal ingredients. Sushi, sashimi and a 72-hour braised American wagyu short rib are served, along with robatayaki selections prepared over authentic Japanese charcoal grills and teppanyaki offerings. The newly renovated space is highlighted by traditional Noh theater masks, embroidered obi sashes, hand-painted fans, coursing waterfalls, an eco-garden and a pond filled with live koi fish. Mizumi is open daily for dinner. For reservations, call 702-770-DINE. For more information, visit www.wynnlasvegas.com. Mizumi, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-770-7000, 1-888-320-WYNN.
 
Gordon Ramsay is opening Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas Gordon Ramsay has opened his first Las Vegas restaurant, Gordon Ramsay Steak, at Paris Las Vegas. Ramsay is easily recognized due to numerous TV appearances on his MasterChef, Hell's Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares programs. The menu selections range from traditional steakhouse fare to Ramsay's signature fish ‘n' chips to pork belly with candied kumquat and braised Swiss chard. The contemporary steakhouse was designed by San Francisco-based EDG Interior Architecture + Design, which previously created designs for Rao's and Bradley Ogden restaurants at Caesars Palace. Gordon Ramsay Steak, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-677-3200.
 

News Bytes

Alizé at the Top of the Palms Chefs in NYC
Executive chef Mark Purdy and pastry chef Tammy Alana of Las Vegas' Alizé at the Top of the Palms will prepare a "Modern French, Vegas Style" dinner at the James Beard House in New York on Friday, June 1. For more information, visit www.jamesbeard.org/events/modern-french-vegas-style-060112. Alizé at the Top of the Palms, Palms Casino Resort, 4321 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103, 702-951-7000.
 
The Barrymore Offering Early Prix-Fixe Dinner
The Barrymore at The Royal Resort is offering a prix-fixe dinner weekdays from 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Priced at $37, courses include lobster deviled eggs or roasted artichoke; pan-roasted, free-range chicken or pan-seared salmon; and dessert of ice cream/sorbet or raspberry frangipane tart. For an additional $23, a wine option is offered for unlimited glasses of Benvolio Pinot Grigio, the pairing for the first course, or Three Saints Steakhouse Red, the pairing for the second course. The Barrymore, Royal Resort, 99 Convention Center Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-407-5303.
 
Gordon Ramsay to Hire Hell's Kitchen Winner at Steakhouse
Just on the heels of his new Vegas steakhouse opening, it has been announced that Gordon Ramsay will hire one of the 18 competitors on the new season of Hell's Kitchen to work as a head chef at Gordon Ramsay Steak alongside executive chef Kevin Hee at the Paris Las Vegas restaurant. The 10th season of the show kicks off June 4, with a two-night season premiere. Gordon Ramsay Steak, Paris Las Vegas, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-862-5138; 702-946-4663.
 
La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway at Wynn Las Vegas has introduced a Sunday brunch Sunday Brunch Offered at La Cave
La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway at Wynn Las Vegas has introduced a Sunday brunch. Served from a long communal table in The Cellar room, offerings include chef Billy DeMarco’s ham and egg flatbread, eggs Benny sandwiches, French toast "pops," pancakes with berry compote, New York-style egg sandwiches, beef Wellington, herbed leg of lamb and New York sirloin. The cost is $40. Unlimited sparkling wine and build-your-own mojitos or caipirinhas are available for an additional charge of $20. La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway, Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-770-7375.
 
Updated Menu Showcased at House of Blues Sunday Gospel Brunch
The House of Blues Gospel Brunch at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino has unveiled an updated menu. Taking place each Sunday in the House of Blues main music hall, the brunch features an all-you-can-eat, Southern-style buffet, with entertainment provided by various high-energy gospel groups. The menu includes omelet and waffle stations; a carving station serving oven-roasted turkey breast and prime rib; chicken jambalaya; chilled prawns; cous cous vegetable salad; white chocolate bread pudding; and freshly baked pastries. The cost is $37 for adults and $17 for children 11 and under. Seating times are at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. House of Blues, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-632-7607.
 
Sushi Roku Brings Back Summer Break Menu
Sushi Roku in the Forum Shops at Caesars is bringing back its annual Summer Break Menu. Offered Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day, for $45 guests, will receive a three-course meal consisting of trio of appetizers (including miso-glazed popcorn shrimp, tuna sashimi, and filet mignon-wrapped asparagus) or assorted sashimi salad; entrée of assorted sushi or grilled petite filet; and dessert of mini chocolate cake or fresh fruit and sorbet. Sushi Roku, Caesars Palace, Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-733-7373.
 

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Chef Shuffle

Ryan Primo Nuqui is the new chef de cuisine at Fleur by Hubert Keller at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. Nuqui recently served as executive sous chef at Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant & Lounge, and has also served in the kitchens of Shibuya, the old Fleur de Lys and Postrio Bar & Grill. Fleur by Hubert Keller, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-632-7777.
 
After an international search, Singaporean Hiew Gun Khong has been selected as the new executive chef of Jasmine at the Bellagio. Khong was previously the executive chef for the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in Singapore and replaces Philip Lo, who is now semi-retired and currently working on a consulting basis with chef Ming Yu of Wing Lei at Wynn Las Vegas. Jasmine, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-693-7111, 888-987-6667.
 
Pascal Sanchez has moved on from Twist by Pierre Gagnaire at the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas to open his own restaurant in the south of France. Sanchez had served as chef de cuisine at Twist since it opened in 2009. Taking over is Ryuki Kawasaki, who has been with Gagnaire for 13 years. Kawasaki has also worked with Joël Robuchon and Paul Bocuse. Twist by Pierre Gagnaire, Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, CityCenter, 3752 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89158, 702-590-8888.
 

Closings

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Tinoco’s Kitchen at the Las Vegas Club Hotel & Casino, which moved to the Fremont Street casino in 2009, has closed. The closure means the Las Vegas Club now has no significant dining, and customers are being directed to the new dining options at the Plaza Hotel and Casino, its sister property, which is located across the street. It appears the closure isn’t the end of Tinoco’s, as it has posted a sign advertising a new location coming soon at the corner of Durango Road and Centennial Parkway in northwest Las Vegas. Tinoco's Kitchen, 18 E. Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, no phone.
 
The ultra-exclusive Shaboo, the shabu shabu restaurant-inside-a-restaurant inside Bar Masa at Aria Resort & Casino, closed April 28. It will be replaced by Tetsu, a teppan-restaurant concept by chef Masa Takayama, opening in August. Shaboo, Aria Resort & Casino, CityCenter, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, no phone.
 

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