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April 2018 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Red Plate will open this summer at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. It’s a new dining concept that celebrates traditional Chinese cuisine in a refined setting. The culinary vision will be led by chef Yip Cheung, an expert in multi-regional Chinese cuisine who formerly helmed the kitchen at The Cosmopolitan’s high-end gaming parlor, The Talon Club. Cheung will utilize traditional Chinese techniques and preparations to present an authentic Cantonese menu with hints of modern inspiration, with highlights including roasted meats, Chinese hot pot and handmade dim sum. The restaurant’s design will feature black metal and brass detailing, abstract landscape wallcovering, rich tones of deep red and black, luxurious fabrics, polished marble and traces of gold. Red Plate will be located on the third level of The Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Tower adjacent to Scarpetta and Beauty & Essex. Red Plate, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, no phone.
 
Bomb Tacos has opened its 2nd Las Vegas location, downtown at 616 E. Carson Ave., joining its other outpost at 3655 S. Durango Dr. Décor is inspired by restaurant owner-executive chef Robert Solano’s life in Mexico and is reflective of an authentic taqueria with brightly colored furniture (much of which was personally built and painted by Solano to ensure quality and authenticity of the space), corrugated tin walls, Mexican artwork and a hand-painted mural reading "bienvenidos" done by Solano. On the menu are tacos al pastor, crispy beef brisket tacos, Baja-style fish tacos, wet burritos, carne asada fries, nachos, tortas and house-made churros topped with vanilla ice cream. Vegetarian and vegan options are offered. A variety of sodas, beers and Mexican drinks like Jarritos and horchata is available. Bomb Tacos is open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight. Lunch & Dinner daily. Bomb Tacos, 616 E. Carson Ave., Ste. 140, Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-826-3515.
 
Sam Fox’s healthy fast-casual restaurant Flower Child opened its first location in Nevada on May 2, 2018, in the Rampart Commons, serving bowls, wraps, grains, greens, kombucha and a large variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. The kitchen is helmed by executive chef Sean Rainaldi, who uses responsibly-sourced ingredients prepared from scratch. Power-packed proteins including all-natural chicken, sustainable salmon, grass-fed steak and organic non-GMO tofu can be added to any salad, plate or bowl. Menu highlights include Vietnamese crunch, organic kale salads, avocado hummus and gluten-free chocolate pudding, brownies and chocolate chip cookies. The 5,590-square-foot restaurant offers lunch, dinner and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The new restaurant is Flower Child’s 9th in the U.S. and founder Fox’s third culinary concept in Las Vegas, joining Culinary Dropout and North Italia. Flower Child, Rampart Commons, 1007 S. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89145, 702-507-2545.
 
The healthy-casual eatery Portion Control has brought its guilt-free gourmet menu to Henderson with the opening of its second location, joining its other outpost at 9275 W. Russell Rd. Using high-quality ingredients that are preservative and additive free, executive chef Vince Upperman puts a healthy spin on classic comfort food with signature dishes including a Margarita cauliflower crust pizza with non-fat cheese, basil and tomatoes; a breakfast skillet with ground turkey, sweet potatoes, spinach and feta; mac and cheese with barbecue seasoned chicken, turkey bacon, veggie pasta, broccoli and vegan cheese sauce; bang bang chicken with grilled chicken breast, stir fry vegetable medley, zucchini noodles and a house firecracker sauce; and pesto shrimp made with asparagus, quinoa and house-made pesto sauce. Prices range from $5-$12 and Portion Control is open for dine-in, take-out or meal prep services Mon.-Sat. from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Portion Control, 2560 St. Rose Pkwy., Ste. 150, Henderson, NV 89074, 702-844-5680.
 

News Bytes

Therapy Restaurant Celebrates Memorial Day Weekend
Therapy, located in the Fremont East Entertainment District, will offer a discounted burger and beer pairing in honor of Memorial Day, from Friday, May 25, to Monday, May 28. Priced at $20, the specialty ‘Patriotic Patty’ is a Wagyu beef patty topped with white cheddar, BBQ pulled pork and applewood smoked bacon drizzled with crispy fried onion strings and served with shoestring fries. It’s matched with Therapy’s Duck IPA, made by the local brewery Able Baker. Also, Therapy’s happy hour will run throughout the holiday weekend from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday to Monday, offering well drinks and select draft beers for $5, house wines for $4 and 20 percent off all regularly priced food items. Therapy, 518 E. Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-912-1622.
 
Estiatorio Milos Offering Santorini Menu
Estiatorio Milos at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is offering a Santorini Menu priced at $49 from 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. The four-course prix-fixe includes a complimentary amuse-bouche; choice of four seafood appetizers; Greek salad; main course of lavraki, big eye tuna, lamb chops, lobster pasta for two or grilled vegetables with mint Greek yogurt and Halloumi cheese; and dessert selection chosen by the chef. Blackout dates may apply. Estiatorio Milos, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 877-893-2001.
 
Topgolf Introduces Spring Seasonal Selections Menu
Topgolf Las Vegas has introduced its new spring seasonal menu, which includes the spring meatball platter, a dish featuring chicken and lamb meatballs, arugula, shredded carrots, pickled onions, honey balsamic vinaigrette and tzatziki sauce that was selected as “The Winning Dish” from the Topgolf original series Chef Showdown hosted by celebrity chef Scott Conant. Other new items include a toast trio with pimento cheese on pumpernickel, avocado and cotija cheese on sourdough, and burrata and heirloom cherry tomatoes on sourdough; watermelon salad with feta and balsamic reduction; an ahi tuna and crab poke bowl; Korean steak lettuce wraps with ssamjang sauce; Thai chicken sticks with sweet soy; and strawberry shortcake layered with strawberry sorbet, sponge cake, strawberry compote and whipped cream. All of the new dishes are shareable and priced from $10-$16. Topgolf Las Vegas, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, 4627 Koval Ln., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-933-8458.
 
Jaleo Celebrating Ibérico Week May 20-27
Jaleo at The Cosmopolitan will celebrate Ibérico Week May 20-27 with a special Ibérico Tasting Menu. The menu is available through the duration of the week and priced at $95, with a $55 wine pairing option. Some of the dishes that will be included are grilled Ibérico tenderloin with apple purée and cider sauce, steamed brioche bun filled with braised bellota cheek, and suckling Ibérico pig with summer truffles, cone with Ibérico de bellota cream and royal osetra caviar. In addition, on May 24 Jaleo will host “An Evening in Salamanca” in its private dining room at 8:30 p.m. The intimate dinner of 10 seats total will cost $250 per person, with an additional $150 for a wine pairing option. For reservations call 702-698-7950 or email [email protected]. Jaleo, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-698-7000.
 
Silverton Brings Back Wine Down Wednesdays
Silverton Casino Hotel is hosting Wine Down Wednesdays every Wednesday from April 11 through May 16. It’s held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Mermaid Lounge. Guests will receive two complimentary wine tastings and there will be live entertainment, live remote by Sunny 106.5 radio and weekly prizes and giveaways. Expect all-you-can-eat small bites for $8 and additional glasses of wine available for purchase. Silverton Casino Hotel, 3333 Blue Diamond Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89139, 702-263-7777, 866-946-4373.
 
Rí Rá Celebrates Grilled Cheese Month with Toastie Week
In honor of Grilled Cheese Month, Rí Rá Irish Pub at Mandalay Place will celebrate the ultimate drinking sandwich with five unique, yet traditional, Irish grilled cheeses from Monday, April 23, through Sunday, April 29. Each are priced at $10 and include a choice of chips or salad. Options include broccoli and Brie: steamed broccoli, garlic butter and Brie on Texas toast; rasher and Worcestershire: grilled Irish bacon, Swiss and Worcestershire on rye; tomato and goat cheese: heirloom tomato, avocado and goat cheese on wheat; bacon, apple and cheddar: smoked bacon, green apple and sharp cheddar on Turano loaf; pork belly and pickle: seared pork belly, pickle chips and muenster on Texas toast; and spinach and artichoke: spinach and artichoke dip and muenster on pita. Rí Rá Irish Pub, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-632-7771.
 

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