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January 2021 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Chef James Trees and LEV Group Development Partner Carlo Cannuscio have announced the opening of Al Solito Posto (“At The Usual Place”), offering a menu with a fresh take on Italian favorites such as minestrone, eggplant parmigiana, chicken piccata and house-made pastas featuring linguine & clams, cacio e pepe and pappardelle Bolognese. Trees, who also owns and operates the popular Esther’s Kitchen in the Downtown Arts District, said, “In creating Al Solito Posto, we wanted to take the opportunity to look at Italian food, and really the whole neighborhood restaurant experience, in a truly new way.” Highlights of the sophisticated bar menu include a clarified milk punch, fig-infused Old Fashioned twist, Italian-inflected Apple Martini and a cellar dominated by Italian wines. The restaurant and lounge is situated in the former space of Brio facing the fountains at the main entrance to Tivoli Village. Al Solito Posto, Tivoli Village, 420 S. Rampart Blvd. #180, Las Vegas, NV 89145, 702-463-6781.
 

News Bytes

Jade Asian Kitchen & Noodles Offering Specials for Chinese New Year
Jade Asian Kitchen & Noodles at Rampart Casino is offering special dishes to commemorate Chinese New Year from Feb. 8-14. Served family-style, specials include Hong Kong-style fried lobster tail with dry pepper sauce, green beans, red dry pepper and ground pork ($88); steamed pumpkin stir-fry with lotus root, sweet pea, dry mushroom, mushrooms, carrot and white sauce ($38); steamed fish with ginger scallion soy sauce, cilantro, ham and dry mushroom ($68); Chinese BBQ platter with marinated tofu, half roast duck and cha shu pork ($68); and additional specials starting at $28. Jade Asian Kitchen & Noodles, JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89145, 702-869-7777.
 
MTO Cafe Launches Delivery Only Family Meals and New Menu Items
Both locations of MTO Café are offering two delivery-only fully-prepared party packs large enough to feed up to six: build-your-own buttermilk pancakes served with butter, syrup, fresh berries and bananas; and build-your-own tacos with choice of marinated chicken or steak, served with corn tortillas and all the fixings (rice and beans are available for an additional $10). Each pack is priced at $40 and is available through Postmates or Grubhub. In addition, both locations are offering new healthy menu items for the new year: Mediterranean salad with chickpeas, quinoa, grape tomatoes, balsamic, cucumbers, bell peppers, Kalamata olives, hummus, watermelon radish, zucchini and cranberry vinaigrette; harvest bowl with chicken, sweet potatoes, apples, parmesan, spicy almonds, brown rice, kale and creamy balsamic; and guacamole green bowl with chicken, avocado, tomatoes red onions, red cabbage, tortilla chips, spring mix and cilantro lime dressing. MTO Cafe, 500 S Main St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-380-8229.
 
Bar Bites at Bar Centro Menu Bazaar Meat by José Andrés Bar Bites at Bar Centro Menu
Bazaar Meat by José Andrés at Sahara Las Vegas has introduced its Bar Bites at Bar Centro, a special menu of food and beverage specials priced from $3 to $22 served in its bar near the restaurant's entrance. Food menu items, available during opening hours, include cotton candy foie gras with crispy amaranth ($8), creamy béchamel and chicken fritters ($5), pork skin chicharron with Greek yogurt and za’atar spices ($6), grilled Galician-style octopus with potato and aioli ($12), Chistorra sausage and chickpea stew ($18) and 50/50 Wagyu shortrib and brisket blend Bazaar burger with served with fries ($22). Drink specials, available from 5-6 p.m. and priced at $8, include the Blood and Sand featuring blended scotch, Cherry Herring, sweet vermouth and orange; the Scarlet Pimpernel with Tito’s Vodka, Pavan, lemon juice, raspberries, mint, bitters and cava; Stella Artois and Kirin Light; and featured red and white wines. Bazaar Meat by José Andrés, Sahara Las Vegas, 2535 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-761-7610.
 
The Front Yard Offering Football Game Day Packages
The Front Yard at Ellis Island Hotel, Casino & Brewery is offering three football game day packages. The First Down package, for $50 per person, includes one raffle ticket, all-you-can-drink Ellis Island beer and Micheladas, one appetizer and one entrée. The Field Goal, priced at $65 per person, offers three raffle tickets; all-you-can-drink Ellis Island beer, Micheladas, bottomless mimosas and call liquor; one appetizer; and one entrée. The Touchdown, for $85 per person, includes five raffle tickets; all-you-can-drink Ellis Island beer, Micheladas, bottomless mimosas and premium open bar; one appetizer; one entrée; and choice of an extra appetizer or one dessert. Packages start 15 minutes before kickoff and run for three hours. Drinks must be ordered one at a time and there is zero tolerance for sharing a package. For the full listing of available menu items visit www.ellisislandcasino.com. The Front Yard, Ellis Island Hotel, Casino & Brewery, 4178 Koval Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-733-8901.
 
Caesars Palace Offering Take-N-Bake Packages
Three Caesars Palace restaurants are offering take-n-bake packages. Hell’s Kitchen has Gordon Ramsay’s world-famous beef Wellington with potato puree, glazed root vegetables and red wine demi-glace for $59; Old Homestead baked Maine lobster halved and filled with lemon aioli and creamy spinach paired with a classic Caesar salad for $79; and Rao’s its signature meatballs served with penne vodka for $39. All orders must be placed with a minimum of two hours’ notice. To order and to view available pick-up times visit clv.playbytr.com. Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-731-7110, 877-427-7243.
 

Chef Shuffle

Celebrity chef Hubert Keller is severing ties with his two local restaurants: Fleur by Hubert Keller at Mandalay Bay and Burger Bar in Mandalay Place, both of which have been closed since March 2020 due to COVID-19. A statement from MGM Resorts said, “After a 16-year-run as one of Las Vegas’ most popular burger destinations, Burger Bar at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place will not re-open under the direction of Hubert Keller. MGM Resorts hopes to reopen Burger Bar in the future with a new hospitality partner. Fleur by Hubert Keller, a restaurant known for its regional and seasonally driven French cuisine, will transition to be owned and operated by MGM Resorts. Details around its reopening schedule will be shared in the months ahead.” Before moving to Las Vegas, Keller earned national acclaim for his San Francisco restaurant Fleur de Lys, was one of the first celebrity chefs to open a gourmet burger restaurant and his numerous television appearances include his own PBS cooking show, Secrets of a Chef. Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-632-7777, 877-632-7800.
 

Closings

CLOSED FOR GOOD
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After the shutdown last March and gradual re-openings in May, only three Vegas casino buffets managed to reopen: The Buffet at Wynn, Wicked Spoon at The Cosmopolitan and the Garden Buffet at Southpoint, all with new formats and restrictions. Abandoned was the self-serve arrangement and all three regrouped to offer staff-served presentations. The Buffet at Wynn bowed out in early September and now Wicked Spoon has announced it will “temporary cease operations” effective January 10. With the closure of Wicked Spoon, the only Las Vegas casino buffet still operating will be the Garden Buffet in South Point, which continues to be open daily with buffet items served by staff. Wicked Spoon, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-698-7000.
 

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