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December 2015 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Chef Brian Malarkey’s ocean-to-table concept, Herringbone, has opened at Aria Resort & Casino. This is Malarkey’s second restaurant in Las Vegas, joining his Searsucker at Caesars Palace. The menu pairs seafood and responsibly sourced meat with farmers' market produce. Items include stone crab with crispy rice, Chinese sausage, ginger, cilantro, chilies and peanuts; and skate wing schnitzel with spätzle, sea beans, mushrooms and mustard jus. Cocktail specialties include the "Grow a Pear," with cucumber-infused gin, cilantro, jalapeño, St. Germain and lemon; and "A Buncha Malarkey," with Jack Daniel's, chili liqueur, mint, lemon and peach bitters. Herringbone, CityCenter, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 866-359-7757.
 
Hong Kong Café is now open at The Palazzo serving lunch, dinner and late night dishes. Located on the casino floor in the former space of ZINE Noodles Dim Sum, the 4,200-square-foot venue with seating for 155 guests features a non-traditional decor that strays from customary colors associated with Asian dining, with the use of joyful colors with references to nature, a brass display in the form of a bird cage and bamboo flooring that is fashioned to resemble chopsticks. The menu was created by executive chef Simon To, who is originally from Hong Kong, and features Asian style cuisine with a western twist. The restaurant also features regional Chinese cuisine, drawing from Cantonese, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, Szechuan and other Asian cooking styles. Hong Kong Café, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 866-263-3001.
 
Jardin is the latest restaurant to open at Encore Las Vegas Jardin is the latest restaurant to open at Encore Las Vegas. French for garden, the casual dining eatery is helmed by executive chef Joe Zanelli and draws on his passion for sustainable sourcing to offer an upscale menu of elevated classics inspired by each season’s bounty. Located in the former space of Botero, the décor features an airy, conservatory-like setting with large windows allowing sunlight to stream in and hues of white and gold showcasing a sophisticated elegance. In addition, there are two outdoor patios overlooking Encore’s pool and the XS nightclub. Signature menu items include “bacon & eggs” with kurobuta pork belly and quail eggs; organic salmon with herb crust; vegetable quinoa; American Wagyu ribeye cap pinwheel with au poivre sauce; and short rib hash with baked eggs, roasted poblanos and tomatillo salsa. Jardin, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-770-7000, 1-888-320-WYNN.
 

News Bytes

STK at The Cosmopolitan Launches Sunday Brunch Club
STK at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas launched its Sunday Brunch Club. Served every Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., the social brunch features music, food, cocktails and fashion. A strolling coffee cart offers coffee drinks, including cappuccinos, chai tea lattes, mochas and caramel macchiatos, while a bottomless Bloody Mary Bar allows guests to create their own cocktails. Servers wearing pajamas and nightshirts will provide Mimosa bottle service that uses cold-pressed juice mixers, fresh fruit slices and sugar-rimmed flutes. Executive chef Stephen Hopcraft’s menu includes items such as Cobb salad with bacon, blue cheese and boiled egg; beef tartare with yuzu kosho, pickled mushrooms and papadums; smoked salmon with bagel chips, cream cheese and red onion; and STK n' L'eggs --- a six-ounce filet, two eggs your way and breakfast potato. Guests can also capture memories at a photo booth with props, and flat-screen HDTVs displayed around the room show the big games. STK, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 877-893-2001.
 
Top of the World Serving Three- and Four-Course Prix-Fixe Menus
Top of the World at the Stratosphere is offering prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner. The three-course lunch menu, priced at $49 and served from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., includes salad or soup; a choice of lobster tail or shrimp scampi paired with filet mignon, creamy mashed potatoes and red wine reduction sauce; and dark chocolate pot de crème, fresh berries, rich vanilla mousseline and white chocolate. The four-course dinner tasting menu, priced at $98 and served from 4 p.m.-11 p.m., features dishes such as Kurobuta pork belly seasoned with a blend of five Chinese spices and served with root vegetables, quinoa and topped with a zesty green chimichurrri sauce; and fresh salmon and prawns topped with a duo of apple and celery slaw, finished with a watercress emulsion. An optional wine pairing is available for an additional $30. Top of the World, Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower, 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89104, 702-380-7777.
 
CRUSH to Welcome CES 2016 Attendees with Prix Fixe Menu
CRUSH eat, drink, love at MGM Grand will welcome attendees of the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with a prix-fixe menu available from Wednesday, Jan. 6, through Saturday, Jan. 9. Prepared by corporate executive chef Billy DeMarco for CES attendees, the four-course menu priced at $49 per person will include an arugula salad with goat cheese, caramelized hazelnuts and cranberry vinaigrette; Alaskan crab risotto with oven-roasted tomatoes and parmesan tuiles; beef filet with sweet onions, roasted fingerling potatoes and a blue cheese fondue; and chef’s dessert tasting. CRUSH eat, drink, love, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-891-3222.
 
Rí Rá Introduces Traditional Afternoon Tea Menu
Rí Rá Irish Pub at the Shoppes at Mandalay Place has introduced a traditional afternoon tea menu featuring a variety of leaf teas, finger sandwiches (such as egg mayonnaise, ham and tomato and Irish cheddar and Ballymaloe Relish), homemade scones (served with fresh cream and raspberry or strawberry Irish preserve) and desserts (such as napoleons, raspberry roulade, fruit tartlets and chocolate-dipped macaroons). Served daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and priced at $22 per person, the afternoon tea includes six finger sandwiches, two fruit scones, four desserts and a pot of tea for two. Champagne tea for $30 per person features the afternoon tea meal followed by a glass of champagne. Guests with a smaller appetite can partake in a cream tea, freshly baked scone with cream and Irish preserve served alongside a tea of their choice for $8. Rí Rá Irish Pub, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-632-7771.
 
Ron’s Steakhouse Serves Up a Trio of Specials in Celebration of Its Fifth Anniversary
Ron’s Steakhouse at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur Hotel & Casino is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a trio of offerings through December 24. The specials, all priced at $5, include select glasses of Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and White Zinfandel; appetizers such as steamed clams, escargot and stuffed mushrooms; and desserts including New York-style cheesecake, flourless chocolate cake, rainbow sherbet and crème brûlée. Ron’s Steakhouse, 740 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107, 702-258-5200, 800-342-2695.
 
Bacchanal Buffet Serving Signature Dishes from Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill, Rao’s & More
For a limited time, Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace is adding signature dishes from four of its restaurants: Yorkshire ale batter fish and chips from Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill; assorted macarons from Payard Patisserie & Bistro; lobster mac & cheese from New York City's iconic Old Homestead Steakhouse; and chicken scarpariello with hot and sweet cherry peppers, yellow and red bell peppers, oregano and white wine sauce from Rao’s. The items will be available through December 20, and are served in addition to the more than 500 dishes served daily at the buffet. Bacchanal Buffet, Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-731-7928.
 
Lip Smacking Foodie Tours Offering Guided Tours of Vegas Restaurants
Lip Smacking Foodie Tours is offering culinary walking tours of the Vegas Strip and Downtown Las Vegas. Tours include stops at up to five restaurants and signature dishes at each one; expedited seating and service; and a personal guide, who will assist guests with insightful tips and photo opps. Restaurant partners include Yusho, Bardot Brasserie, Sage, Estiatorio Milos, Jaleo, Hexx, Carson Kitchen, Itsy Bitsy, Banger Brewing and Glutton. For info on tour times, pricing or to book a tour, visit Lip Smacking Foodie Tours' website
 
Studio B Buffet Will Serve “Holiday Feast to Remember” Dec. 18-Jan. 3
The Studio B buffet at the M Resort will host its Holiday Feast to Remember from December 18 through January 3. Priced at $39.99 per person, the feast will feature special menu items including roasted turkey, prime rib, crab legs, roasted rack of lamb, an oyster bar, crab-stuffed sole, kalbi short ribs, shrimp with lobster sauce, cocktail shrimp, New England clam chowder and lobster bisque. In addition, on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, there will also be an omelet station from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., a risotto station from 3 p.m.-8 p.m. and complimentary Champagne; and on Christmas Day a whole-roasted suckling pig will also be served. Studio B, M Resort Spa Casino, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Henderson, NV 89044, 702-797-1000.
 

Chef Shuffle

James Richards has been appointed chef du cuisine at Emeril Lagasse’s Table 10 at The Palazzo. Richards attended the Iowa Culinary Institute, moved to Las Vegas after graduating in 2010, and worked as a line cook at Lagasse’s Delmonico Steakhouse at The Palazzo and as sous chef at Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House, before going to Andiron Steak & Sea in Downtown Summerlin. At Table 10, Richard’s menu will concentrate on fusing local and seasonal ingredients with modernist techniques. Table 10, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, The Shoppes at The Palazzo, 3327 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-607-6363.
 

Closings

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