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June 2019 Archive

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After leaving her Eataly executive chef position earlier this year, renowned local chef Nicole Brisson, who also previously served as culinary director of the Batali Vegas restaurants before their closing in 2018, has teamed up with restaurateur Andy Hooper to open her first restaurant: Locale. Located in Mountain’s Edge on Blue Diamond Road in southwest Las Vegas, the intimate 75-seat setting has décor elements that include a mirrored wall, copper accents and large slate-colored barn doors separating the bar from the dining room. Ingredients produced by local farms are sourced along with select items from Italy for the meat-centric menu of Italian cuisine. Locale, 7995 Blue Diamond Rd., Ste. 106, Las Vegas, NV 89178, 702-330-0404.
Hardway 8 is now open in downtown Henderson. It’s named for the nickname of legendary Jerry Tarkanian’s 1977 UNLV men’s basketball team that was the first UNLV team to ever play in the Final Four. The homage to the team continues in the décor, with a bar and long tables made from reclaimed bleachers fans sat on when the team played, walls filled with photographs of athletes and sports memorabilia, and a front with a garage door that rolls up during nicer weather. The menu, designed by consulting chef Johnny Church, formerly of Aureole and Golden Entertainment, includes prosciutto and Swiss stuffed turkey meatballs, 8 Way Deep Fried Mozzarella, a corned Buffalo Reuben sandwich, grilled vegetable panini, beer can chicken, rabbit sausage bangers and mash with barley wine-braised onions, and 24-hour braised porchetta with Brussels sprouts tossed in horseradish crème fraîche. The cuisine is backed up with an extensive craft beer selection including several local brews. Hardway 8, 46 S. Water St., Henderson, NV 89015, 702-410-5124.
Chef/owner James Trees has opened Ada’s, a sister restaurant to Esther’s Kitchen, his Italian spot in the Las Vegas Arts District, which was one of GAYOT’s 2018 Best New Restaurants in the U.S. Located in Tivoli Village near Summerlin, Ada's features original artwork of trees and birds, wicker basket light shades, an open kitchen, wood tables and chairs and large windows. The all-day menu highlights some of the same pasta dishes found at Esther’s Kitchen, such as gemmelli pistachio pesto pasta and radiatorre with black garlic cream; a wide range of designer pizzas with non-traditional ingredients like foie gras, truffle cheese, salted cod and clams; and house-made ice cream with flavors including peach & ricotta, balsamic strawberry & buttermilk, Saturday morning cereal and Vesta white coffee & chocolate. Ada’s is situated near the valet parking and is open daily from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Ada's, Tivoli Village, 410 S. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89145, 702-463-7433.

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Mon Ami Gabi Offering Bastille Day Special Menu July 11-17
French bistro Mon Ami Gabi at Paris Las Vegas will celebrate France’s national holiday – Bastille Day – with a special menu offered from Thursday, July 11, to Wednesday, July 17. The menu will include chilled gazpacho with avocado and basil oil; fried frog legs or “cuisse de grenouille” with spätzle, parsley jus and sweet garlic purée; classic seafood bouillabaisse with saffron rouille; and tri color profiteroles with blueberry sorbet, vanilla and strawberry ice cream and hot fudge. The regular menu will also be available. Mon Ami Gabi, Paris Las Vegas, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-944-4224.
BARDOT Brasserie Celebrates Bastille Day
BARDOT Brasserie at Aria Resort & Casino will celebrate the national day of France with its fourth annual Bastille Day menu. Menu selections include pâté en croûte with black truffle, foie gras and Madeira gelée ($26), king crab crêpe with black trumpet mushrooms and a sunny-side egg ($22), duck wings à l’orange with sauce maltaise ($18) and bone marrow persillade with a radish and shallot salad and grilled country bread ($19). The special menu will be available on Bastille Day (July 14) during dinner service from 5 p.m.-10:30 p.m. BARDOT Brasserie, Aria Resort & Casino, CityCenter, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-590-8638.
Promenade Café Offering 20th Anniversary Specials
Promenade Café at JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa is celebrating the casino resort’s 20th anniversary with several specials. Offered through August 31, specials include a rib-eye steak and breaded shrimp dinner for $7.99 or rib-eye steak and 4-oz. lobster for $9.99, served from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; all-you-can-eat pancakes for $5.99 or pasta for $9.99, served daily; $7.99 express meals served in 30 minutes or less with choices of braised short ribs, triple decker grilled cheese or spaghetti and meatballs, served daily; graveyard specials offered midnight-6 a.m. for $6.99 with five specials to choose from; an early riser special served from 6 a.m.-9 a.m. for $4.49 with three breakfast specials available; and a three-course special (appetizer, entrée and dessert) available from 4 p.m.-11 p.m. for $9.99 with three entrée choices. Promenade Café, JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89145, 702-869-7777, 877-869-8777.
DW Bistro Offering Picnic Baskets for Super Summer Theater Shows
DW Bistro is offering lawn-ready summer picnic baskets perfect for theatergoers on their way to Spring Mountain Ranch Super Summer Theater outdoor performances. Available to pick up and priced at $100, each basket holds a complete meal for four guests and includes a pesto torte, DW signature salad, jerk fried chicken, cornbread and cupcakes. Baskets are available by calling DW Bistro at 702-527-5200 for the Super Summer Theater shows A Midsummer Night’s Dream (June 26-July 13) and Chicago (July 31-August 17). DW Bistro, 9275 W. Russell Rd., Ste. 190, Las Vegas, NV 89148, 702-527-5200.
Silverado Steak House Offering Three-Course Menu
Silverado Steak House at South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is offering a three-course menu priced at $29 per person from July 7-August 29. The meal includes a choice of lobster bisque infused with Cognac, Silverado salad tossed tableside or wedge salad with bacon and bleu cheese crumbles; chicken Francaise topped with lemon butter sauce, filet mignon with a choice of adding bleu cheese ($4), crab cake ($8) or two sautéed shrimp ($9) or filet of salmon; and a selection of ice cream or sorbet. All entrées are served with seasonal vegetables or a choice of baked or mashed potatoes and guests can upgrade the side with a choice of asparagus with hollandaise sauce or sautéed mushrooms and onions for $3. In addition, guests may order a bottle of the Wine of the Month for an additional $20. Silverado Steak House, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd S., Las Vegas, NV 89183, 702-797-8075.
Roy Choi Introduces All-You-Can-Eat Mondays at Best Friend
Roy Choi’s Best Friend at Park MGM has launched an all-you-can-eat option of its Korean BBQ menu. Offered Monday evenings and priced at $65 per person, the dinner begins with an array of banchan including house-made kimchi, pickled daikon, cold spinach, a sharable salad and white rice. Following are choices of six flavorful meats, including spicy pork, BBQ rib-eye steeped in bulgogi marinade and vegetarian-friendly BBQ with baby bok, carrots and long beans. Guests have the option to mix and match and can choose two plates of BBQ at a time for as long as their hearts and appetites desire. The feast concludes with a chef’s selection of a special Best Friend dessert for the table. Best Friend also is featuring half-off any saké and Champagne magnums on Mondays. Best Friend, Park MGM, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-730-7777, 888-529-4828.
Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar Introduces New Vegan Menu Items
Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar has introduced an expanded vegan menu created by chef Francesco DiCaudo featuring seasonal ingredients. Appetizer and salad items include spicy roasted rainbow carrot salad with sorrel pesto, golden raisins and toasted almond; pan-roasted artichokes with garlic sauce, parsley emulsion and Calabrese pepper pesto; and soup of the day in choices of minestrone, lentil or split pea. Pasta options are almond ricotta ravioli with seasonal mushrooms and vegetable demi-glace; tomato risotto with EVOO, vegan mozzarella, basil and pesto drizzle; sweet potato gnocchi with summer garden vegetables; and cavatelli spinach pasta with vegan Bolognese sauce. Main courses include eggplant Parmigiana with pomodoro sauce, vegan mozzarella and basil; Gardein chicken scaloppini with lemon-caper sauce and sautéed broccoli rabe; and mixed seasonal grilled vegetables with micro greens, balsamic reduction and olive oil. Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 4480 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169, 702-364-5300.
Eureka! Three-course Prix-Fixe Deal for Las Vegas Restaurant Week
Eureka! in downtown Las Vegas will participate in the 2019 Las Vegas Restaurant Week, offering a three-course menu of the restaurant’s most-requested items. It’s available June 17 through June 28 and priced at $30 per person. Guests will receive a complimentary 16-ounce beer; appetizer choice of crispy glazed Brussels sprouts with orange chile glaze and chimichurri, deviled eggs with horseradish mustard and pancetta, truffle cheese fries with white truffle cheese sauce or mac n’ cheese balls with beer cheese sauce and Fresno chile; entrée choice of Eureka! American Cheeseburger, Fresno Fig Burger, Cowboy Burger, Veggie Beet Burger or protein chopped salad; and dessert of Bourbon Barrel Cake with pecans, caramel and vanilla bean ice cream. Eureka!, Emergency Arts Building, 520 E. Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-570-3660.
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse Prime Pair Deal
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse is offering a two-course Prime Pair menu for $59. Available daily through the end of September, the deal includes a salad, entrée, side dish and Del Frisco’s signature lump crab cake with Cajun-lobster cream. Salad options are Del’s salad, classic Caesar or blue cheese wedge; entrée choices are an 8-oz. hand-cut filet, Manhattan-cut NY Strip with wild mushroom bordelaise sauce or simply prepared fresh fish finished with Himalayan sea salt; and sides are chateau mashed potatoes, baked potato, sautéed wild mushrooms and pearl onions or creamed spinach. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, 3925 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169, 702-796-0063.
Momofuku Three-Course Lunch Special for Las Vegas Restaurant Week
Momofuku at The Cosmopolitan will participate in Las Vegas Restaurant Week, June 17-28, offering a three-course menu priced at $30 per person and available exclusively during lunch. Courses will include spicy cucumbers with togarashi and toasted almonds; a choice of pork belly bun with hoisin, cucumber and scallions or caviar & fried chicken bun with truffle crème fraîche; and shoyu pork ramen with poached egg or chilled shrimp noodle with spring peas, Thai basil and almonds. Momofuku, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-698-7000.

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Bandito Latin Kitchen & Cantina in Hughes Center on West Flamingo Road closed its doors on June 9. In a post on its Facebook page, co-owner/operator Kent Harmon said, “After two years of serving guests in Las Vegas, we’ve made the difficult decision to close Bandito Latin Kitchen & Cantina. We want to thank everyone who has supported us during this time. Unfortunately, we opened what we consider a great neighborhood restaurant without the neighborhood, but will continue looking for a great location to hopefully serve you again in the future.” The Latin restaurant with a heavy emphasis on Mexican food had been open for two years, and its unique custom-built structure was a mix of rustic and modern décor with original artwork murals, vibrant colors and ample natural lighting with 30-foot-tall glass windows. Bandito Latin Kitchen & Cantina, Hughes Center, 325 Hughes Center Dr., Ste. 100, Las Vegas, NV 89169, no phone.

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