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December 2019 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Flamingo Las Vegas will debut its Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse in early 2020. The restaurant’s name is a nod to Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel and business partner Meyer Lansky, who in 1946 opened the Flamingo, the first resort-style hotel on The Strip. The steakhouse will offer a variety of atmospheres: an oval-shaped main bar with rich woods and flamingo artwork; patio dining surrounded by lush greenery; a main dining room with light and dark woods, and vintage black and white images of the Flamingo and Las Vegas; three themed private dining rooms; and a raw bar where staff will be shucking oysters and building seafood tower displays. The menu will feature hand-selected cuts – there will be an in-house dry-aged program; premium shellfish, crudo, poke and tataki preparations; and baked Alaska, mille-feuille with bourbon mousseline and strawberries Romanoff. Beverages will highlight rum cocktails, prohibition-era options and contemporary creations, and a tableside Old Fashioned cart will roll through the restaurant with customizable selections. Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse, Flamingo Las Vegas, 3555 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, no phone.
 
The Front Yard at Ellis Island Hotel, Casino & Brewery is situated in front of the casino facing Koval Lane. The two-story beer garden, dining and entertainment addition with a capacity for 300 includes two bars, a full-service restaurant, HDTVs throughout (including a giant 18-foot big screen), garden walls, expansive windows and unobstructed views of the Vegas Strip. A retractable ceiling can be opened when weather permits. The food menu lists wings, Italian meatball, duck fat poutine, horseradish-crusted salmon, steak frites, porchetta and a half pound burger topped with pork belly. Craft beers from the brewery are offered, as are seven specialty brews served exclusively in The Front Yard, which upon opening included a Belgian IPA, coffee stout, helles bock, doppelbock, Belgian triple and rauchbier. Hours are 3 p.m.-midnight and in the future will expand to 24/7. The Front Yard, Ellis Island Hotel, Casino & Brewery, 4178 Koval Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-733-8901.
 

News Bytes

Caesars Palace Restaurants Offering Vegan & Vegetarian Dishes
Caesars Palace restaurants offer a number of vegan and vegetarian dishes. Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen has pan-seared tofu “scallops” made with sautéed celery root, pickled apples and lemon vinaigrette; and vegan risotto created with truffle risotto, tofu purée and crispy onion. MR CHOW serves a tofu casserole with braised tofu, vegetables and braised vegetables with fresh hand-pulled noodles. Nobu Restaurant features a seasonal vegetarian omakase menu ($100) with courses like vegetable ceviche, chef’s selection of sushi (tofu skin, myoga, shiitake, etc.), avocado tartar and mushroom soup. Restaurant Guy Savoy has its artichoke and black truffle soup served alongside toasted mushroom brioche and black truffle butter (can be requested as a vegan-friendly variation and served without Parmesan cheese and toasted brioche). Vanderpump Cocktail Garden offers light bites including heirloom crudités and a hummus board comprising grilled naan, edamame and pink beet hummus. Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 866-227-5938.
 
Silverton’s Seasons Buffet Serving Friday Lobster Feast
Seasons buffet at Silverton Casino Hotel is offering its Lobster Feast on Fridays from 3 p.m.-9:30 p.m. The seafood feast includes lobster tacos with passion fruit-tomato chutney with charred avocado, shrimp scampi, stuffed crab, oven-roasted lobster tails, Cajun shrimp with tasso cream sauce and lobster mac n’ cheese; a live-action carving station with coffee-crusted NY strip, hot smoked BBQ salmon and rosemary crusted turkey; seasonal entrées like Cajun broiled oysters, clam bake, sake/ginger wok-fried mussels and crawfish boil; and a dessert station with hand-scooped ice cream, assorted pastries, cookies, pies and cakes. The Lobster Feast includes bottomless house wine or Miller Lite draft beer and is priced at $45.99 per person, $41.99 with Silverton Rewards Club card and $34.99 for children 2-8 years old. Seasons, Silverton Casino Hotel, 3333 Blue Diamond Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89139, 702-263-7777.
 
Bouchon Serving Seasonal Menu
Bouchon at The Venetian is offering a seasonal fall and winter menu during its dinner service from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Menu items include cassoulet: duck confit, garlic sausage, braised bacon, Tarbais beans and persillade breadcrumbs; confit de canard: crispy duck leg confit with Brussels sprouts and whole-grain mustard sauce; poulet rôti: roasted chicken with potato purée, bacon lardons, melted savoy cabbage and chicken jus; saumon poêlé: pan-seared Scottish salmon with French green lentils, matignon of root vegetables and red wine jus; and gâteau au chocolat: devil’s food cake with K+M chocolate crémeux, K+M chocolate ganache and Madagascar vanilla crème Chantilly. Bouchon, The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-414-6200.
 
Blossom Serving Special Lucky Menu for Chinese New Year
Blossom at Aria Resort & Casino will commemorate the Year of the Rat Chinese New Year with a special Lucky Menu and extended hours. The menu will include 26 authentic Chinese items, such as braised pig feet ($28), bamboo fungus with white yam ($38), Cantonese-style squab ($68), pan-fried pork with rice stick ($20), lamb stew hot pot ($38) and a Buddhist feast with fungus ($38). Hours of operation from Jan. 25-Feb. 1: lunch 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and dinner 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Blossom, Aria Resort & Casino, CityCenter, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 877-230-2742.
 
Twist by Pierre Gagnaire Celebrating 10th Anniversary
Twist by Pierre Gagnaire at Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas will celebrate its ten years on the Las Vegas Strip when chef Pierre Gagnaire visits the restaurant on January 3-4 and presents a six-course prix-fixe menu inspired by Twist’s first menu. Dishes will include a trio of langoustine; tri-colored gnocchi of pumpkin, spinach and beet; cod cake with roasted pumpkin, fines herbs and coconut; scallop and foie with apple purée; John Dory cooked in Malabar citrus butter and PEI mussels with saffron velouté; saddle of venison with natural jus with rosemary and juniper; pear gratin with celeriac, Pecorino, smoked pork belly and caramelized onion; grand veneur ice cream with pickled mustard seeds and red beet syrup; and a selection of desserts. The cost is $250 exclusive of Champagne pairing, tax and gratuity. Twist by Pierre Gagnaire, Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas, CityCenter, 3752 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89158, 702-590-8888.
 
Best Friend Offering Family-Style Menu Through December 30
Chef Roy Choi’s Best Friend at Park MGM is offering a seasonal prix-fixe family-style menu through December 30. The fan favorites include house-made banchan and an array of sharable bites like mole tamales, elotes, kimchi fried rice, wok noodles and ramen-dusted french fries; hotpot for the table with Korean BBQ options such as spicy pork and yuzu shrimp; and dessert from the chef’s nightly selection. The family-style menu must be enjoyed by the entire table and is priced at $50 per person with children under seven free when paired with an adult. Best Friend, Park MGM, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-730-7777, 888-529-4828.
 
La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway to Celebrate Hanukkah with Traditional Feast
La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway at Wynn Las Vegas will celebrate the eight nights of Hanukkah with a traditional dinner, offered from Sunday, December 22 to Monday, December 30. Prepared by executive chef William DeMarco, the dinner will include braised beef short rib served with heirloom baby carrots, apple potato latkes and sour cream, priced at $24. A recommended wine pairing for the dish, Cabernet Blend, Kennedy Shah, "La Vie en Rouge," Columbia Valley, Wash., will be available for $21 a glass. La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway, Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-770-7375.
 
BLT Steak Offering Holiday Blackboard Specials
BLT Steak at Bally’s Las Vegas will feature a variety of holiday blackboard special dishes, available as a prix-fixe priced at $90 per person or à la carte, offered from December 24-January 6. For appetizers, guests can choose butternut squash soup or seared foie gras; entrées include dry-aged prime rib, seared sea scallops and rack of lamb; sides are braised Brussels sprouts with Honeycrisp apple, loaded sweet potato with spiced pecans and applewood smoked bacon; and among desserts are chocolate-chestnut tart and cranberry spiced bread pudding. BLT Steak, Bally's Las Vegas, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-967-4661 .
 

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