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June 2018 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

90 NINETY Bar + Grill has opened at Suncoast Hotel & Casino. Named for its physical address at 9090 Alta Dr., the restaurant located off of the casino floor spans nearly 5,000 square feet with walls adorned with whitewashed brick and neon signage from the legendary Stardust Casino, a stage for live musical performances (Thursday through Saturday evenings) and an outdoor patio with oversized Jenga and Connect Five games. The menu features shareables like poke nachos with marinated raw ahi, avocado, jalapeños and crispy wonton; and grilled fish tacos (Pacific mahi mahi with mango and avocado salsa and chipotle crema). Entrées include five varieties of 10-oz. burgers (including a vegan version), Scottish salmon filet and filet mignon and fries. Complementing the fare are 24 brews on tap and 30 bottle/can selections, and brews from sister restaurant Triple 7 Microbrewery at Main Street Station. Hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 5 p.m.-11 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 5 p.m.-midnight. 90 NINETY Bar + Grill, Suncoast Hotel & Casino, 9090 Alta Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89145, 702-636-7111, 877-636-7111.
 
Slater’s 50/50 has opened in Las Vegas Southern California-based Slater’s 50/50, known for over-the-top bacon-infused burgers and craft beer, has opened the first of three Las Vegas locations at 467 E. Silverado Ranch Blvd., Suite 100 (corner of Bermuda and Silverado). Décor includes large Vegas-style marquee letters, walls made from hundreds of tap handles and pop art pieces of Slater’s signature burgers. Menu mainstays include the Original 50/50 made with a 50/50 blend of beef and bacon topped with pepper jack cheese, avocado, fried egg and chipotle mayo; and the Best P.B. & Jellousy with Angus beef, thick-cut bacon, peanut butter and strawberry jelly. A variety of sides, salads, wings, flatbreads and vegetarian options is also served. The beverage program features fifty craft beers on tap, including local brews from Crafthaus, Tenaya Creek and Bad Beat Brewing; and signature boozy milkshakes. Slater’s 50/50 is open daily for breakfast, lunch, happy hour, dinner and late-night bites. Slater’s 50/50, 467 E. Silverado Ranch Blvd., Ste. 100, Las Vegas, NV 89183, 702-766-5050.
 
Hell’s Kitchen Season 12 winner Scott Commings and local chef Antonio Nunez (formerly of STK and Kitchen Table) teamed up to open The Stove. The second story venue offers panoramic views via floor-to-ceiling windows, an outdoor patio, exhibition kitchen, indoor garden producing up to 900 leaf greens and herbs, muffin bar for “grab and go” service and a private dining room. The menu includes a vegan burrito with black beans, avocado, vegan chicken, greens and cilantro rice; foie and cherries with amaretto french toast, red wine-soaked cherries and toasted almonds; suckling pig with biscuits, poached eggs, brown butter hollandaise, house barbeque sauce and fried jalapeño chips; and caviar toast (caviar, country bread, basted egg, macerated onions and crème fraîche). Featured on the beverages menu are saké-style Bloody Marys and Champagne infused with house-made purées. The Stove’s hours of operation are daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Stove, 11261 S. Eastern Ave., Ste. 200, Henderson, NV 89052, 702-625-5216.
 
Palace Station Casino, as part of a $192 million modernization, opened BBD's – Beers Burgers Desserts on Labor Day weekend. Created by former Bradley Ogden Las Vegas chef Ralph Perrazzo, the NY-based venue focuses on scratch cooking and USDA Certified Prime beef that is hand-butchered and pattied in the restaurant's butcher room. Three different cooking methods are used for the burgers: fired over embers of cherrywood and charcoal; griddled, creating a crispy brown crust; and steamed over chopped onions. The menu also features wood-fired custom-cut steaks and an extensive vegan/vegetarian selection. Complementing the food is a craft beer program driven by a custom-designed high-tech draft system, a rotating array of bottles and draft taps showcasing rare and vintage beers, nitro taps and authentic cask beer. As the name implies, desserts are served, including handcrafted milkshakes featuring an all-natural house-made soft serve custard-based shake prepared in both boozy and non-alcoholic versions. BBD's – Beers Burgers Desserts, Palace Station Casino, 2411 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89102, 702-367-2411, 800-634-3101, 888-319-4661.
 
Scotch 80 Prime has opened at Palms Casino Resort, led by executive chef Barry S. Dakake, who held the same position at N9NE Steakhouse at Palms before it closed in 2017. The new steakhouse, named in homage to the nearby Scotch 80 neighborhood and the scotch selection and Prime steaks it serves, offers a menu devoted to USDA Prime and certified A5 Japanese Kobe beef, chicken, chops and seafood. Complementing the fare is an array of scotch whisky valued at $3 million, with a focus on rare and vintage gems from top producers in Scotland including the Macallan Fine & Rare Vintage collection. Décor features world-class artwork with pieces from Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, KAWS, Damien Hirst and Scott Hove. Scotch 80 Prime, Palms Casino Resort, 4321 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103, 702-942-7777, 866-942-7777, 866-942-7770.
 
Now open at M Resort Spa Casino is 16 – A Handcrafted Experience Now open at M Resort Spa Casino is 16 – A Handcrafted Experience. Named for its perch on the 16th floor of the resort, the venue offers views of the Las Vegas skyline via floor-to-ceiling windows and an outdoor patio. A menu of shared plates includes Australian lamb chops, pan-seared Hokkaido diver scallops, braised Wagyu short ribs and tonkatsu ramen soup. Look for signature, classic and mid-century modern cocktails such as the “16,” which combines 16 different flavors. In addition, guests have the opportunity to sample a variety of fine wines and liquors using the M Resort’s “Wine ATM,” a pre-paid card that allows for one-, three- or five-ounce pours from a rotating selection of 40 options. 16 – A Handcrafted Experience is open Friday through Tuesday from 7 p.m.-1 a.m. 16 – A Handcrafted Experience, M Resort Spa Casino, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Henderson, NV 89044, 702-797-1000.
 

News Bytes

Masso Osteria Launches New Daily Social Hour Menu
Scott Conant’s Masso Osteria at Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa has launched a new social hour menu, available in the bar daily from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Priced from $3.50-$15, food items include spiced almonds ($3.50), mortadella and burrata on house-made focaccia ($9), chef’s selection of three salumi and formaggi ($15), short rib polpette ($9), balsamic glazed pork ribs ($11) and pizza of the week ($11). Drink specials are seasonal selections of $5 glasses of wine, $6 cocktails and $4 select brews. Masso Osteria, Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89135, 702-797-7097.
 
Martorano’s Offering Summer Tasting Menu
This summer, Martorano’s at Paris Las Vegas is offering a three-course tasting menu of chef/owner Steve Martorano’s signature Italian-American dishes for $50 per person. The menu includes a choice of beef carpaccio, homemade mozzarella with cherry tomatoes, Martorano salad or Caesar salad; main course of chicken Marsala, chicken Parmigiana, penne Parmesan cream or spaghetti D.O.P.; and dessert of homemade panna cotta. An optional wine pairing is available for an additional $25. Details of the full menu can be viewed here. Martorano’s, Paris Las Vegas, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-946-7000, 888-266-5687.
 
MB Steak Launches Daily Social Hour
MB Steak at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has launched a Social Hour featuring special pricing on cocktails, wines by the glass and beer. Available exclusively in the bar and lounge from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily, offerings include $9 craft and barrel-aged cocktails, like classic martinis and Manhattans; $9 wines by the glass, selected by wine director Mark Hefter; and $5 domestic and imported beers. Served throughout Social Hour is a complimentary, rotating selection of signature “light bites” such as crispy tobacco onions, sprinkled with smoked paprika; calamari paired with two dipping sauces; and fresh heirloom tomato and burrata salad bites with aged balsamic, arugula pesto and spiced almond. MB Steak offers a complimentary private valet and entrance, accessible from Harmon Avenue. MB Steak, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 4455 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169, 702-483-4888.
 
The Palm Offering Lobster Specials Through July 31
The Palm at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace has announced the return of its decades-long annual tradition of summer lobster specials. Available through July 31, the specials include “Dinner for Two” for $99: choice of two starters of watermelon and burrata salad, Andy’s mixed green salad, classic Caesar salad and lobster bisque; 4-pound jumbo Nova Scotia lobster split for two with melted butter and lemon; and choice of one family-style side with selections of fresh corn with crispy pancetta and caramelized pearl onions or any signature vegetable or potato side. Also available is the “Just for You” for $59: choice of one of the aforementioned starters; 9-ounce filet mignon topped with poached Nova Scotia lobster served Oscar-style with grilled asparagus and béarnaise sauce; and choice of one family-style side. Additional specials include a Nova Scotia lobster roll for $19 and Nova Scotia lobster Cobb salad for $19.50. The Palm, Caesars Palace, Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-732-7256.
 
Station Casinos Restaurants to Participate in Restaurant Week
During Las Vegas Restaurant Week from June 18-29, several Station Casinos restaurants will offer prix-fixe menus, with $6 from every meal purchased donated to Three Square Food Bank. Ranging in price from $30-$80, menus include Sonoma Cellar at Sunset Station Hotel & Casino, with warm spinach salad, bacon-wrapped scallops, dry-aged 20-oz prime NY steak and crème brûlée for $80; Hank's Fine Steaks & Martinis at Green Valley Ranch Casino, with warm honey-grilled stone fruit salad, petite Creekstone NY strip and Hank’s chocolate bar for $50; The Charcoal Room at Santa Fe Station with pan-fried pork belly, 12-oz NY steak and chocolate pecan tart for $40; and Lucky Penny at Palms with a choice of Zin-braised meatballs or buffalo wings “elote,” dirty burger, turkey and dressing or margherita pizza and red velvet lava brownie for $30. Visit the website for the full list of Restaurant Week participants and menus.
 

Chef Shuffle

Chef Geno Bernardo has left his corporate position with the Hakkasan Group where he was executive chef at the ocean-to-table concept Herringbone at Aria. Taking over the executive chef position at Herringbone is Marty Lopez, who has more than 15 years of experience working for high-profile Las Vegas restaurants, including executive chef positions at Andre’s Bistro & Bar and 35 Steaks + Martinis; and in 2012 was part of the opening team for Bacchanal Buffet and Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace. He has also worked in the kitchens of Emeril Lagasse’s Delmonico Steakhouse at The Venetian and The Capital Grille at Fashion Show Mall and was mentored by chef André Rochat while he worked at Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge at Monte Carlo Resort, Alizé at the Top of the Palms and Mistral. The restaurant has rolled out a new menu, with 90 percent new items created by chef Lopez. Herringbone, Aria Resort & Casino, CityCenter, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89158, 702-590-9898.
 
Andre’s Bistro & Bar has announced the appointment of executive chef Chris Bulen and chef de cuisine Kevin Lopez to its culinary team, both of whom have nearly 20 years of experience working alongside André Rochat at his restaurants. Prior to joining Andre’s Bistro & Bar, Bulen was executive chef at Alizé at the Top of the Palms Casino Resort and Andre’s Restaurant & Cigar Lounge at the former Monte Carlo, where he was involved in supervising kitchen staff, purchasing, menu development and quality control. Lopez has worked in restaurants including Alex and The Country Club at Wynn Las Vegas and Le Cirque at Bellagio, and prior to his new position, worked under Rochat as a sous chef at Andre’s Restaurant & Cigar Lounge in 2012, where he remained until its 2016 closing. Andre’s Bistro & Bar, 6115 S. Fort Apache Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89148, 702-798-7151.
 

Closings

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