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May 2013 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Renowned chef Daniel Boulud announced at a press conference that he will bring his NYC restaurant DBGB Kitchen & Bar to The Venetian/The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino resort. The opening, slated for later this year, will mark the return of the French chef to Las Vegas after his Daniel Boulud Brasserie at the Wynn Las Vegas closed in 2010. Boulud described the DBGB concept as “French brasserie meets American Tavern,” and said, “While keeping the roots of my French Bistro cuisine, we fuse rock and roll, burgers, bangers and beer --- not to mention a big bar with an outstanding cocktail and wine program.” It has not yet been determined which restaurant space DBGB will be taking over, but it will be housed at either The Venetian or The Palazzo. DBGB Kitchen & Bar, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-414-1000, 877-883-6423.
 
Local entrepreneur Ken Henderson has partnered with Gary Decker, the founder of Pizza Lounge, to bring the 1,900-square-foot restaurant to Tivoli Village in Summerlin. The décor includes crystal chandeliers, hardwood floor, granite and wood countertops, an open kitchen, white leather booths and chairs, white subway tiles and large windows. More than two dozen pizza selections, including an option for a gluten-free crust, are prepared in brick ovens. The signature is a chipotle shrimp pizza --- spinach and creamy white chipotle sauce, shrimp, cranberry, goat cheese and mozzarella, drizzled with barbeque sauce. The eatery also offers an array of salads including pear and gorgonzola, with mixed greens, gorgonzola cheese, shaved pears and candied walnuts served with balsamic dressing. Twenty wines are served by the glass, along with 13 craft beers on tap and more than 10 craft bottled beers. Pizza Lounge is open daily from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Pizza Lounge, 410 S Rampart Blvd #120, Las Vegas, NV 89145, 702-778-0400.
 
Internationally renowned Irish chef Conrad Gallagher has opened his first Vegas restaurant, PoshBurger Bistro. Located at Charleston and Hualapai in Summerlin, the gourmet burger eatery accommodates 97 guests at communal-style bench seating, suitable for large groups and interaction between guests. All of the burgers and other menu items are made using organic fruits and vegetables and grass-fed, antibiotic-free meats. Burger selections include a Kobe-style patty with truffle aioli, seared foie gras and fried quail egg; organic lamb with guacamole, mint yogurt and olive tapenade; wild boar with white onion marmalade and poached pear; and venison with cranberry relish, béarnaise sauce and roasted red peppers. A specialty burger featuring elk, ostrich, salmon, duck or oxtail rotates daily. Dessert selections include Granny Smith apple cobbler, warm chocolate fondant and duck egg crème brûlée. PoshBurger is open daily for lunch and dinner, and brunch is served on weekends. PoshBurger Bistro, 9921 W Charleston Blvd #6, Las Vegas, NV 89117, 702-201-1408.
 
The Morton Group has opened Mexican restaurant La Comida, located in downtown Las Vegas behind Commonwealth on Sixth Street. Executive chef Pablo Sanchez-Ortiz grew up in Mexico and has worked on the Vegas Strip at Wynn Las Vegas and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The 3,000-square-foot restaurant has an open kitchen, dining room, 25-foot cocktail bar overlooking Sixth Street, and outside sidewalk seating. Design elements include wood floors, reclaimed tiles from Mexico, church pews, stained-glass windows, a hostess stand fashioned from an antique cart and a metal garden entry gate. The menu features authentic Mexican cuisine and a massive margarita menu with fresh fruit ingredients being used. La Comida is open for lunch and dinner. La Comida, 100 Sixth St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-463-9900.
 

News Bytes

Guy Savoy Debuts Krug Chef’s Table
French chef Guy Savoy and the House of Krug Champagne have debuted the Krug Chef’s Table at Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace. The table is the only Krug Chef’s Table in the U.S. --- and one of less than 10 dedicated Krug spaces in the world. Guests dining at the six-seat table are treated to a tasting menu of 10 to 13 courses (tailored to the diners’ preferences), which begins with a glass of Krug Grande Cuvée Champagne and ends with Krug Rosé. The dinner is also interactive, as diners are joined via a video presentation on a customized iPad application by Olivier Krug, sixth generation Maison director of Krug, and chef Guy Savoy, as they lead guests through the experience. The application also shows a live video feed of the menu creation from start to finish, with options to observe four different stations inside the kitchen and adjust the camera angle for optimal viewing. The Krug Chef's Table is available for two to six guests and the cost for the tailored dinner with two glasses of Krug is a minimum of $500 per person. Restaurant Guy Savoy, Caesars Palace, Augustus Tower, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-731-SAVOY (7286); 877-346-4642.
 
Sushi Roku Offering 3-course Summer Break Menu Through Labor Day
A three-course Summer Break Menu is being offered at Sushi Roku at the Caesars Palace Forum Shops from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Priced at $45, included is a choice of chicken salad or appetizer trio of Kobe meatballs, albacore sashimi and shrimp dim sum; entrée choice of grilled petite filet or sushi selection of tuna, yellowtail, salmon, albacore and whitefish served with an albacore and avocado roll; and dessert of raspberry bread pudding or fresh fruit and sorbet. Guests with a Nevada ID will also receive a 20 percent discount on regular lunch and dinner menus throughout the summer months. Sushi Roku, Caesars Palace, Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-733-7373.
 
Caesars Palace Serving Barrel-fresh Wine on Tap
Caesars Palace is now utilizing stainless steel kegs to serve wine on tap, enabling freshness comparable to bottled equivalents and a virtually waste-free way to pour wines by the glass. By taking the bottle out of the equation, concerns about bottle variation, bottle shock and faulty corks are eliminated, and the inert gas pushing wine through the lines protects the wine from oxidation by occupying the empty space in the keg. All casino bars, Bacchanal Buffet, Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill and The Coliseum are currently using the system. Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-731-7110, 877-427-7243.
 
Culinary Dropout's Prix-Fixe Menu for Concert Goers at Hard Rock Hotel
Culinary Dropout at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is offering a prix-fixe menu before all shows at The Joint, the Hard Rock’s concert venue. Beginning at 5 p.m. on concert nights, the gastropub offers a $25 two-course menu, which includes choice of appetizer or salad and a choice of entrée. Culinary Dropout, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 4455 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169, 702-693-5000, 800-HRDROCK.
 

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Closings

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Firefly Tapas Kitchen & Bar at 3900 Paradise Road has closed. A new location will open by the end of May at 3824 Paradise Road, just down the street from the now-shuttered Firefly location. The other two Firefly Tapas locations remain open. Firefly Tapas Kitchen & Bar, The Park Financial Center, 3900 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89109, no phone.
 
The upstairs fine dining portion of Rick Moonen’s RM Seafood at Mandalay Bay closed May 3 for a remodel and rebranding, and will reopen in late June. The new concept will be named RX Boiler Room, a steampunk-inspired restaurant and lounge, with décor reminiscent of industrialism during the 19th-century Victorian era, and redefined comfort food classics and handcrafted cocktails. The downstairs casual dining RM Seafood venue will remain open during the remodel. RM Seafood, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-632-9300.
 

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