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June 2017 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Tropicana Las Vegas, as part of its continued revitalization, has opened Oakville Steakhouse. The restaurant celebrates Napa Valley wine with an extensive list that also features wines from around the world, including rare vintages. The menu offers a wide variety of cuts such as dry-aged, Wagyu and grass-fed beef, and a nightly carving special served tableside. The entryway displays a wine wall showcasing more than 150 bottles, and among the dining room’s contemporary design elements are artwork and photographs of the renowned vineyards, wineries and surrounding areas of Oakville. A private dining room is available for up to 40 guests. Oakville Steakhouse, Tropicana Las Vegas, 3801 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-739-2222, 888-826-8767.
 
The Black Sheep is now open, offering chef/partner Jamie Tran's take on modern American-Vietnamese food. Tran trained under Charlie Palmer at Aureole and recently served as executive chef at DB Brasserie. Her signature dishes include braised Duroc pork belly with crunchy chicharrón and Hood River cherry sauce; fried whole rainbow trout with sautéed rainbow Swiss chard; and slow-cooked short rib with yucca gnocchi. "The Black Sheep" cocktail features coffee-infused Jim Beam Rye Whiskey, crème de cacao, vanilla crème syrup and Uinta Baba Black Lager, topped with whipped cream. The 50-seat restaurant has gray walls, muted industrial lighting, a mirrored accent wall, aluminum awning and a 24-foot mural of a landscape dotted with sheep. The Black Sheep is open daily from 5 p.m.-11 p.m. The Black Sheep, 8680 W. Warm Springs Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89148, 702-954-3998.
 
Bandito Latin Kitchen & Cantina is now open in the Hughes Center. The 4,000-square-foot restaurant with seating for 150 features a décor that is a mix of rustic and modern, with hand-distressed wood, vibrant colors bathed in natural light through 30-foot-tall glass windows, a hand-pressed-tortilla station and an outdoor patio with views of the Las Vegas Strip. Executive chef Chris Kight’s menu highlights the food of Latin America and Mexico, with signature items such as fried octopus, turkey chorizo albondigas with creamed salsa verde, habanero shrimp and a variety of tacos including braised octopus, baja fish, carnitas and carne asada, all crafted with house-made tortillas. The cantina program, led by Jair Bustillos, presents creative cocktails rotated seasonally, like the La Paloma Blanca blending El Silencio Mezcal, Luxardo Maraschino Cherry, pink grapefruit juice and lime. Bandito Latin Kitchen & Cantina, 325 Hughes Center Dr., Ste. 100, Las Vegas, NV 89169, 702-857-7550.
 
Blue Ribbon, from chefs-restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg, has opened at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in the space of the former Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill, which closed earlier in 2017. The restaurant brings the vision of American cuisine the two brothers originated 25 years ago when they opened their establishment of the same name in SoHo. Many of the design elements mirror the original NYC spot, including lighting with a sea of chandeliers, classic mahogany bar and tables and banquette fabrics. The menu lists favorites from the SoHo location, such as beef marrow and oxtail marmalade, a pupu platter and pan-roasted skate with crispy potatoes, shrimp and bacon. New additions exclusive to the Vegas outpost comprise bourbon-glazed prime rib of pork and The Cosmopolitan, a multi-tiered shellfish and caviar extravaganza served with a bottle of Champagne. Blue Ribbon is open daily for dinner and late-night dining. Blue Ribbon, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-698-7000.
 

News Bytes

Sundance Grill $20 Dinner for Two
In celebration of Silverton Casino Hotel Lodge’s 20th anniversary, the Sundance Grill will offer two entrées for $20 throughout the month of July. The special includes a choice of house salad or soup, a nonalcoholic beverage, shared dessert and the choice of two of the following entrées: turkey ala king over biscuits; open face hot beef sandwich with mashed potatoes; BBQ pulled pork sandwich with onion rings; the fisherman’s basket with battered cod filet, fried shrimp and french fries; and a classic burger with french fries. The shared dessert is a choice of strawberry tall cake, apple pie with vanilla bean ice cream or layered chocolate cake. Sundance Grill, 3333 Blue Diamond Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89139, 702-263-7777, 866-946-4373.
 
The Palm Las Vegas Lobster Dinner for Two
The Palm at Forum Shops at Caesars is offering a four-pound Jumbo Nova Scotia lobster dinner for two, served with two starters and one side for $99. Starter options include watermelon and burrata salad, baby arugula frisée strawberry salad, Andy’s mixed green salad, classic Caesar salad and lobster bisque; and sides are individual vegetable or potato, fresh corn with crispy pancetta and caramelized onion pearls, and Nova Scotia lobster mac n’ cheese topped with a bacon crust. The special is available June 15-August 15. The Palm, Caesars Palace, Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-732-7256.
 
Afternoon Tea Service at Wynn’s All-New Terrace Lounge
Afternoon Tea is now being served daily from noon to 4 p.m. in the Terrace Lounge at Wynn Las Vegas. The menu offers an assortment of scones complemented by seasonal jams, marmalades and Devonshire cream; tea sandwiches; smoked salmon salad; and pâtisserie such as fruit tarts, chocolate éclairs, hazelnut religieuse and macarons. Loose leaf teas include black tea, herbal blends, green leaves, white leaves and blooming tea. The cost for the full Afternoon Tea menu is $47; $68 with an optional glass of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut; $109 with a half bottle of Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut; and $184 for Tea for Two with a bottle of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut. Prices do not include tax and tip. In addition, handcrafted tea-infused cocktails are available à la carte, like the Jasmine Leaf, a combination of The Botanist Gin infused with jasmine green tea, lemongrass and tropical bitters. Terrace Lounge, Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-770-7000, 1-888-320-WYNN.
 
Cleo at SLS Launches Daily ‘Social Hour’ Happy Hour
Cleo at SLS Las Vegas is now offering a daily social hour from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. The Mediterranean restaurant’s food specials include lebanah, hummus and babaganoush dips with laffa for $7; salads and vegetables, such as Greek salad, quinoa and roasted vegetables and Brussels sprouts for $8; Roman and kale flatbreads for $9; kebabs, sausages and meats for $9; and oysters for $2. The drink menu has select beers for $4, house red and white wine for $8 and signature cocktails for $8. Cleo, SLS Las Vegas, 2535 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 855-761-7757.
 
Gordon Ramsay Steak is offering a five-course prix-fixe anniversary menu Gordon Ramsay Steak Celebrates Fifth Anniversary
In celebration of its five-year anniversary, Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas is offering a five-course prix-fixe anniversary menu through June 30. Priced at $165 per person, the menu by new executive chef Christophe Doumergue includes an amuse-bouche of oyster and Scotch egg, baby heirloom tomato salad with burrata, seared scallops with Kaluga caviar crust and carrot risotto, roasted beef Wellington Rossini with seared foie gras and summer black truffle jus, and vanilla mascarpone cheesecake with fresh Harry’s Berries strawberries, basil cream and strawberry dentelle. A wine pairing is available for an additional $85. Gordon Ramsay Steak, Paris Las Vegas, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-946-4663; 702-946-7000.
 

Chef Shuffle

HEXX kitchen + bar at Paris Las Vegas has named Carlos Buscaglia as its new executive chef. Buscaglia is known locally as co-creator and executive chef of Due Forni Pizza & Wine, which he opened in 2010. Buscaglia, who was raised in Argentina and moved to Las Vegas when he was 15 years old, has nearly 25 years of culinary experience. After working for a couple of neighborhood Italian restaurants, he joined MGM Resorts International (then MGM Mirage) in 1995, holding several positions within the company’s resorts including launching FiAMMA Trattoria & Bar at the MGM Grand in 2003. HEXX kitchen + bar, Paris Las Vegas, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-331-5100.
 

Closings

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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has undergone several changes to its dining portfolio over the last 13 months, bringing in new restaurants Beauty & Essex, Zuma, Momofuku, Milk Bar and Eggslut, and transitioning Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill to Blue Ribbon. The resort also closed Scott Conant’s D.O.C.G. on June 20. The casual wine bar and sister restaurant to Conant’s Scarpetta next door had been open since 2010 when the resort first debuted. The Cosmopolitan has not yet released information on what D.O.C.G.’s replacement will be, but a Cosmopolitan representative says Scarpetta will continue normal operations. D.O.C.G., The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 877-893-2001.
 
Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Jean-Georges Steakhouse at Aria Resort & Casino is currently closed while it undergoes a remodel. Details about changes to the restaurant's décor have yet to be revealed. The resort’s BARDOT Brasserie, Carbone and Sage are offering fare from the Jean-Georges’ menu during the makeover. The venue is expected to reopen in mid-July 2017. Jean-Georges Steakhouse, Aria Resort & Casino, CityCenter, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 877-230-2742.
 

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