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November 2010 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

After 125 years in New York, P.J. Clarke’s is moving west to Las Vegas. Opening in January, the landmark New York watering hole that has long been a popular celebrity destination, will be located near the three-story escalator on level one of the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. The new eatery will feature a bar made of solid mahogany with intricate carvings, which was acquired from the Rothschild estate in Bordeaux. Subway tiles that have been reclaimed from demolition sites in and around Manhattan will adorn the walls. Diners can expect food served simply, with a raw bar featuring shrimp, lobster, oysters and Long Island clams on the half shell, chicken pot pie, fish and chips, baked macaroni and cheese with peas and bacon, and mile-high shrimp sandwiches. P.J. Clarke's , 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-731-7110, 877-427-7243.
 
Biscayne Steak, Sea & Wine has opened at the newly remodeled and revamped Tropicana Resort & Casino. In step with the resort’s new South Beach motif, Biscayne is set in a tropical style of casual elegance, and is serving sizzling prime steaks, chops, Safe Harbor-certified fresh seafood, and an original wine list featuring more than 200 bottles from around the world. Signature desserts are designed by executive pastry chef Meegan Lancaster, formerly executive pastry chef of Daniel Boulud Brasserie at Wynn Las Vegas. Biscayne Steak, Sea & Wine is open Thursday-Monday from 5 p.m.-11 p.m. For reservations, call 800-462-8767. Biscayne Steak, Sea & Wine, 3801 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-739-2222, 888-826-TROP (8767).
 

News Bytes

Tommy Bahama’s Raises the Rum Bar with More than 150 Rums
Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar at Town Square Las Vegas is living up to its reputation as the purveyor of some of the world’s best island libations with the addition of a new collection featuring more than 150 rums from around the world. It claims to have the largest rum collection in Las Vegas, with rum from Nicaragua, Thailand, Brazil, Jamaica, Barbados, the United States, Trinidad and the Netherlands. Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar, Town Square, 6635 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-948-8006.
 
Restaurant Guy Savoy Serving a White Truffle Menu
Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace is serving a white-truffle menu through December 15. The La Truffle Blanche D'Alba menu includes scallop carpaccio topped with a scallop juice made from reduced scallop fumet, butter and white truffle paste with fresh white truffles grated tableside; a pumpkin white truffle soup seasoned with white truffle paste and served with shaved white truffle; white truffle risotto finished with white truffle paste and topped tableside with freshly sliced white truffles; and guinea hen glazed in a white truffle butter with shavings of white truffles. The six-course experience is priced at $390 per person. Restaurant Guy Savoy, Caesars Palace, Augustus Tower, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-731-SAVOY (7286).
 
Mahi Mahi Burrito Offered at Tacos and Tequila
Tacos & Tequila has added a mahi mahi burrito to its Mexican menu. The seafood selection features grilled mahi mahi wrapped in a flour tortilla, topped with napa cabbage, pico de gallo, fresh guacamole, a blend of Oaxaca and Gouda cheeses and is served with a side of jalapeno-infused tartar sauce for dipping. Tacos & Tequila, Luxor, 3900 Las Vegas Blvd. S. , Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-262-5225 .
 
Tommy Bahama Unveils Fall/Winter Drink of the Month Collection
Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar at Town Square Las Vegas is unveiling its fall and winter collection of cocktails. Priced from $10-$11, the cocktails were created by Tommy Bahama bartenders from their 12 restaurant locations. November’s creation is the "kiwi-tini," made with Tommy Bahama White Sand Rum, kiwi pulp and juice, pineapple juice and simple syrup. Pouring in December will be the Frost Bite-Tommy Bahama White Sand Rum, triple sec, sour mix and raspberry liqueur garnished with a lime twist. Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar, Town Square, 6635 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-948-8006.
 
Joey Chestnut Wins Martorano’s Masters Meatball Eating Championship
At the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, Joey “Jaws” Chestnut won the second annual Martorano’s Masters Meatball Eating Championship November 7, repeating as champion for the second year. Chestnut beat out 12 other contenders and lived up to his No. 1 ranking, eating 43 two-ounce meatballs in a mere 10 minutes. Chestnut earned $1,500 and a monogram “M” necklace courtesy of cook/owner Steve Martorano. Martorano’s, Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, 3700 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103, 702-221-8279.
 
Chef André Rochat Showcases Meatless Menu to Benefit Nevada Cancer Institute
To increase awareness of the variety of delicious meat-free options, chef André Rochat at Alizé at the Top of the Palms has designed a six-course vegetarian tasting menu. The special menu is priced at $55 per person, and $5 of every one purchased will be donated to the Nevada Cancer Institute. Selections include field greens and herbs with caraway cracker, chilled potato and leek soup, wasabi-and sesame-crusted polenta, wild mushroom risotto, roasted spaghetti squash, herb spaetzle, crispy Gruyère cheese and potato fritters, roasted cauliflower with toasted pine nuts, and dessert of crème brûlée, soufflé du jour or mascarpone tiramisu. Alizé at the Top of the Palms, Palms Casino Resort, 4321 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103, 702-951-7000.
 
The Palm Restaurant Offering Four-Course Prix-Fixe Dinner
The Palm in The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace is now offering a four-course meal for $49 through November 30. Among the dishes are aged filet mignon and Nova Scotia lobster tail, with choices of a traditional Caesar salad or a salad of mixed greens, a potato side and dessert. The Palm, Caesars Palace, Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-732-7256.
 

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Daniel Waked has moved from Neros; he is now running the kitchen at Simon at Palms Place Hotel & Spa. Simon at Palms Place, Palms Place Hotel & Spa, 4381 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103, 702-944-3292.
 
Ryan Byrne is taking over as executive chef at Neros at Caesars Palace, and Andy Knudson is returning to Caesars Palace as the restaurant's sous chef. Neros, Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-731-7560.
 

Closings

CLOSED FOR GOOD
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The Daniel Boulud Brasserie at Wynn Las Vegas has closed
The Daniel Boulud Brasserie at Wynn Las Vegas has now closed. Wynn Las Vegas and chef Daniel Boulud decided to part ways when their five-year operating agreement expired. Daniel Boulud Brasserie at Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-770-7000, 1-888-320-WYNN.
 

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