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June 2021 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Now that Nevada has returned to 100% capacity, Mandalay Bay and Delano have reopened several of its restaurants with more opening in the coming weeks. Already open with limited hours at Mandalay Bay are Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger’s Border Grill and BBQ Mexican, serving Mexican fare; Michael Mina’s fine dining StripSteak; Kumi, with a modern Japanese menu with a Korean American twist; the Italian Lupo by Wolfgang Puck; and chef Shawn McClain’s Libertine Social gastropub with pioneering cocktail program by “Modern Mixologist” Tony Abou-Ganim. Charlie Palmer’s Aureole with its renowned four-story wine tower will reopen July 10; and the classic bistro Fleur, without chef Hubert Keller who stepped away from the restaurant earlier this year, reopens July 26. At Delano, Alain Ducasse’s Skyfall Lounge on Delano’s 63rd floor already reopened on Fridays and Saturdays, and his Rivea will reopen on July 1; and Della’s Kitchen will resume operations for breakfast and lunch on July 29. Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-632-7777, 877-632-7800.
 
The $4.3 billion Resorts World was unveiled on June 24, the first mega-resort to open on the Vegas Strip since 2010. Situated on the site of the former Stardust, the massive property includes an enormous gaming floor, 3,500 hotel rooms and 40 restaurants and bars. The majority of the diverse collection are found in the gigantic Famous Foods Street Eats food hall, with several Asian eateries such as Geylang Claypot Rice, one of Singapore’s favorite claypot eateries; along with a smattering of other cuisines like Mozz Bar, an Italian sandwich stand by Vegas culinary luminary James Trees, one of the hottest chefs in Vegas who made a name for himself with his Esther’s Kitchen and Al Solito Posto; and Streetbird, highlighting Marcus Samuelsson’s take on fried chicken. Elsewhere, off of the casino, are the upscale Genting Palace, serving Cantonese cuisine and live seafood; Brezza with modern coastal Italian fare and Bar Zazu with European tapas from beloved Vegas phenome chef Nicole Brisson, who formerly ran the kitchens at Eataly and Carnevino; ¡Viva!, L.A. chef Ray Garcia’s take on Latin cooking; L.A.’s Wally’s Wine & Spirits with a restaurant, wine bar and retail shop with more than 8,000 labels to choose from; and Gatsby’s Cocktail Lounge from Clique Hospitality serving artisanal cocktails, wines and rare Champagnes. Resorts World Las Vegas, 3000 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-676-7000.
 
Joël Robuchon’s Las Vegas restaurants will reopen at MGM Grand. Opening on July 1 will be the late chef’s namesake Joël Robuchon with its heralded 15-course degustation menu, mignardises carts roaming the Art Deco space and menu items such as Osetra caviar served atop king crab in a crustacean gelée dotted with cauliflower puree, truffled langoustine ravioli served with simmered cabbage and foie gras sauce and la rosa—gelee of Dassai “39” sake topped with white chocolate rose and orange coulis. On July 15 L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon will reopen, serving experimental new dishes prepared with boundary-pushing cooking techniques served at L’Atelier’s countertop wrapping around its open kitchen, with dishes such as John Dory à la plancha on a “sambol” of tomato, confits lime zest and cilantro puree; caramelized frog legs on creamy spelt risotto; and la Framboise—white chocolate sphere with fresh raspberry and yuzu ice cream. Hours for both restaurants will be Thur.-Mon. from 5:30-10 p.m. Joël Robuchon, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-891-7925.
 
Amalfi by Bobby Flay, the celebrity chef’s first Italian concept, inspired by his travels to Italy and the Amalfi Coast, is now open at Caesars Palace in the space formerly occupied by Flay’s Mesa Grill. The décor features a natural palate with touches of greenery throughout, and white and blue chairs suggest a beach setting in keeping with the Amalfi Coast theme. An extensive rotating fish and seafood display is staffed by a fishmonger who answers questions and guests can select a whole fish prepared grilled over charcoal or roasted, served with Meyer lemon and capers, red pepper and Calabrian chile pesto or salsa verde. Antipasti selections include charred octopus with pancetta and burnt orange; pastas, made in-house, include squid ink fettucine with lobster, shrimp, squid and fra diavolo; and desserts include blueberry panna cotta and fig crostata with honey-mascarpone gelato. Complementing the fare are signature cocktails like Almalfi Spritz and a wine list with a focus on the Campania region. Amalfi by Bobby Flay, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-731-7110, 877-427-7243.
 
The Buffet at Wynn, which briefly reopened last June before closing in September, will again reopen on July 1. This new incarnation will feature a new entrance with eight live royal palms imported from south Florida. The revamped menu, created by executive chef Jason Duarte, will be showcased in 16 food stations, including an eggs Benedict station with options of lobster, smoked salmon lox and corncake & spinach; pancake station with flavors ranging from red velvet chocolate chip to buttermilk & vanilla bean; Mexican station with carne asada, chicken mole, Mexican street corn and chorizo & eggs; Southern Italian with lasagna alla Bolognese, Grandma’s baked meatballs and potato gnocchi with littleneck clams; BBQ station with BBQ pork & beef ribs and dry-rubbed rotisserie chicken; and dessert station with made-to-order crepes with compotes in peach, strawberry, mixed berry, banana and Nutella. For more info, prices, hours and to make reservations, visit here. Buffet at Wynn, Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-770-3340, 888-320-WYNN.
 
Posh Burger, a new fast casual restaurant concept, is now open at ARIA. Situated in the former Burger Lounge space, the venue features a variety of burgers, breakfast and chicken sandwiches, an assortment of sides, soft drinks and shakes. Highlights of the menu include the super deluxe wagyu steak burger with ½ lb. wagyu beef mix, steak sauce, onion, white cheddar cheese and pickles; truffle mushroom burger—double cheeseburger with sautéed mushrooms and onions, garlic truffle sauce and truffled gouda cheese; impossible burger withgrilled vegetarian patty, Posh sauce, lettuce, tomato, onions and pickles; spicy Buffalo fried chicken sandwich—buttermilk fried chicken breast with hot buffalo sauce, lettuce, pickles and ranch dressing; and breakfast burger with beef patty, organic fried egg, American cheese, tomato and mayonnaise. Hours are Sun.-Thu. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. and Fri.-Sat. 9 a.m.-3 a.m. For more info and to view the complete menu visit here. Posh Burger, CityCenter, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 866-359-7757.
 
Sugar Factory American Brasserie, known for its sweets and treats, will open a new location at the Harmon Corner this summer. The three-story 14,000-square-foot restaurant will feature an indoor dining room with red velvet chairs and booths, outdoor patio with fire pits overlooking the Vegas Strip, life-size flower wall with neon artwork, floor-to-ceiling dot wall, walk-up goblet bar accessible from the pedestrian bridge on Las Vegas Blvd. and Harmon Ave., candy retail store with more than 500 types of candy and a candy dots rock climbing wall. The menu will feature the eatery’s signature double stack rainbow pancakes, donut burger, pan-roasted ribeye paired with a crispy brick of Havarti cheese, 64 oz. alcoholic smoking candy goblets, milkshakes served in chocolate-covered mugs like the sugar caramel Sugar Daddy cheesecake and King Kong sundae serving up to 12 people with 24 scoops of ice cream covered with sprinkles, gummy bears, caramel sauce, fudge sauce and giant whirly pops. Sugar Factory American Brasserie, Harmon Corner, 3717 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109, no phone.
 
Siegel’s Bagelmania has opened its flagship location on Convention Center Dr. adjacent to the new Las Vegas Convention Center expansion. The old school Las Vegas delicatessen opened in 1989 at its original location on East Twain and this larger 10,000-square-foot space with an expansive dining room, private dining area, outdoor patio, to-go delicatessen, bakery and a full bar with gaming will serve both tourists and locals. The menu includes bagels and smears; sandwiches like the Reuben Seigel with choice of corned beef, pastrami or turkey plus melted Swiss, sauerkraut and Russian dressing on grilled rye; breakfast items like matzo brei with scrambled eggs and matzo served with cinnamon sugar & warm maple syrup or sour cream; and burgers like the Gambler with sautéed mushrooms & onions, melted Swiss, crispy bacon & horseradish aioli. Hours are 6 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with plans to become a 24-hour restaurant in the near future. For the full menu visit www.bagelmanialv.com. Siegel’s Bagelmania, 252 Convention Center Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-369-3322.
 

News Bytes

Henderson Artisan Booze District Offering Summer Passport
The Henderson Artisan Booze District Summer Passport is now available, offering free and deeply discounted deals on flights of beers, wine, spirits and other offers and incentives to explore the Booze District businesses including CraftHaus Brewery, Las Vegas Distillery, Bad Beat Brewing, Grape Expectations, Astronomy Aleworks and Vegas Valley Winery. Priced at $25, the Passport includes a five-spirits tasting from Las Vegas Distillery, a mimosa or hard cider from Vegas Valley Winery, an 8-oz. pour of your choice at Bad Beat Brewing, a three-beer flight from Astronomy Aleworks and a three-beer flight from Crafthaus Brewery. The Passport is available for purchase at any of the Booze District businesses and offers are good through July 31.
 
North Italia Launches All-Day Happy Hour
North Italia is launching an all-day happy hour every Monday from June 21-Sept. 6. The food deals include zucca chips ($5), bruschetta ($8), Italian meatballs ($10), margherita or cacio e pepe pizza ($10), chef’s board of meat cheese and other goodies ($15) and bottle & board—choice of pizza, bruschetta or chef 's board and a bottle of the featured red or white wine ($28). Drink specials are red and white wine ($5 a glass or $16 for a bottle), red sangria ($5 a glass or $16 for a bottle) and all beers for $5. Happy hour is also available Mon.-Fri. from 3-6 p.m. Additionally, there are 12 new cocktails hitting menus across the country, with each location adding a new cocktail to their happy hour menu, with the North Italia’s Summerlin location introducing Fig-Et About It developed by bartender Jordan Romano, featuring Bottega Bacur Gin, Nonino L’apertivo, fig shrub, fresh lemon and prosecco, priced at $10. North Italia, Rampart Commons, 1069 S. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89145, 702-507-0927.
 
Slater’s 50/50 Las Vegas Featured on Netflix’s Fresh, Fried & Crispy
The Las Vegas location of Slater’s 50/50’s Whale Burger is featured on an episode of Netflix’s new culinary show Fresh, Fried & Crispy hosted by Daym Drops premiering June 9. “The Whale Burger, our tribute to the secret echelon of Las Vegas high rollers, was the perfect item to share with Daym on Fresh, Fried & Crispy as it’s topped with incredible ingredients like fried lobster tail, wagyu beef and gold dusted bacon,” said Cindy Sun, co-owner and general manager of Slater’s 50/50 Las Vegas. Available only at the Slater’s 50/50 Las Vegas location, The Whale Burger, priced at $100, features a fried lobster tail, one pound of wagyu beef, three slices of gold dusted "billionaire's" bacon strips, truffle cheese, arugula, bacon jam and roasted garlic aioli sandwiched between a gold-dusted brioche bun and served with Slater’s signature fries with bacon ketchup and a 375ML bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut Champagne. Slater’s 50/50, 467 E. Silverado Ranch Blvd., Ste. 100, Las Vegas, NV 89183, 702-766-5050.
 

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