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March 2019 Archive

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If you haven't picked a place to eat tonight, you're in luck. Gayot has all the restaurant news for your area right here. Learn which new restaurants have opened in Las Vegas and which restaurants in Las Vegas have recently closed. Find out where your favorite chefs are cooking and locate special events. 

RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

108 Eats by James Trees is open at The STRAT, situated on the 108th level of the Tower’s Observation Deck, more than 1,000 feet high from the ground. Treats start at $3 and include artisan cookies, Calabrian spiked chips, root chips and chili cheddar popcorn. Panini sandwiches, priced from $12-$14, include mushroom and truffle with Fontina and boschetto al tartufo; roasted porchetta with rapini, chilis and provolone; and sliced meatball with basil ricotta and bianco pomodoro. Single ice cream and sorbet scoops are $4, and include Madagascar vanilla, burnt cocoa chocolate, strawberry rhubarb, buttermilk caramel swirl, brown butter pear, salted caramel, pumpkin spice latte and white coffee and chocolate. Chef Trees also operates Esther’s Kitchen, which was selected as one of GAYOT’s 2018 Best New Restaurants in the U.S. 108 Eats by James Trees is open from 10 a.m.-1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. 108 Eats by James Trees, The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod, 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-380-7777, 800-998-6937.
 
Maxie’s is now open at The LINQ Promenade, next to the base of the High Roller observation wheel, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The contemporary modern diner’s décor features a clean color palette of gray and white punctuated with pops of aqua and red, a black and white checkerboard ceiling and indoor and outdoor seating. Signature dishes include pancakes stuffed and topped with fluffy cotton candy and drizzled with maple syrup; french toast infused with Fruity Pebbles cereal and served with vanilla syrup; a stuffed biscuit & gravy sandwich with brisket, shredded Colby cheese and brisket gravy; the Bodybuilder Breakfast: egg whites, pulled chicken, peppers and onions with chunks of sweet potatoes; a pastrami Benedict with crispy potato latkes and hollandaise sauce stuffed into a hollowed brioche loaf; and a chophouse burger topped with grilled onions, pastrami, Russian dressing and Swiss cheese on toasted challah bread. Maxie’s is open daily from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Maxie’s, The LINQ Hotel & Casino, The LINQ Promenade, 3545 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-754-4400.
 
The Broken Yolk Cafe from San Diego will open its first Nevada location in Town Square in April. The restaurant currently has 31 outposts in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois and Texas, and was featured on Travel Channel’s Man v. Food. Specialty dishes include Tiki Toast: grilled Hawaiian bread topped with strawberries, blueberries, coconut, caramel drizzle and powdered sugar; the Golden State Benedict: English muffin with tomato, avocado, bacon, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce and Sriracha; the Fiesta Burrito: scrambled eggs, onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, shredded beef, salsa verde and cheddar wrapped in a flour tortilla topped with sour cream, avocado and salsa; and the Good Morning Burger: Angus beef, two fried eggs, bacon, cheddar, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise. The Vegas location will be open daily from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Broken Yolk Cafe, Town Square, 6805 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Ste. 210, Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-617-9655.
 
Blume, a modern restaurant serving fusion cuisine, has opened in the Seven Hills Plaza in Henderson. The décor features white acrylic tabletops, Armani blue tufted booths and chairs, crystal chandeliers, black marble flooring, large-scale floral wallpaper and two accent walls decorated with over 17,000 handmade gold silk roses and hydrangeas. The menu has been created by chef Joseph “JoJo” Saady, who prior to joining Blume drew a following as a successful personal chef, catering events for entertainment executives, recording artists, celebrities and notable clientele in L.A. Menu highlights include jumbo meatballs with Parmesan foam; the Bao Bun Garden with honey soy glaze pork jowl; crab cakes with smoked paprika tartar and quail egg; a 12 oz. rib-eye smoked tableside; a 36 oz. tomahawk with truffle butter; Alaskan halibut with baby zucchini and celery root purée; and vegetarian options such as crispy tempura tri-colored cauliflower. Lunch & Dinner daily. Blume, 3145 Saint Rose Pkwy., Ste. 120, Henderson, NV 89052, 702-444-7820.
 
Manzo is now open inside the Eataly Italian marketplace at Park MGM Manzo, an intimate 70-seat Italian butcher’s restaurant, is now open inside the Eataly Italian marketplace at Park MGM. Manzo, which means “beef” in Italian, focuses on prime cuts from sustainable farms cooked over white oak and apple wood live coals, with the restaurant’s central point a custom-built, three-tier wood-burning grill. The menu, designed by Eataly Las Vegas executive chef Nicole Brisson and Manzo executive chef Arnold Corpuz, showcases prime quality meats, vegetables and herbs sourced from states such as Nevada, California and Colorado. Embracing a butcher-counter feel, guests can choose to sit directly in front of the grill to get an up close look at the preparation of dishes, including the signature 40-ounce dry-aged rib-eye appesa, which is suspended over the grill, slow-roasted and reverse-seared. Also on offer are fresh pastas made in-house. An extensive wine list has more than 400 Italian bottles divided by region. Manzo, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-730-7646.
 

News Bytes

Caesars Entertainment Launches Vegas Curated Experiences
Caesars Entertainment has launched “Vegas Curated,” a collection of themed experiences at Flamingo Las Vegas, The Cromwell and The LINQ. Experiences include the Beer Tasting Experience – a guided tour of the self-pour Beer Wall at The Book at The LINQ; Flair It Up – learning how to flair bartend from flair professionals at Bird Bar in the Flamingo; Flamingo Uncovered – a two-hour walking tour of the legendary Flamingo exploring the resort’s mob roots with Bugsy Siegel; Lunch with the Chefs of GIADA – insider tips from the executive and pastry chefs at GIADA at The Cromwell on how to prepare a four-course meal featuring signature dishes by celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis; and Mixology Master Class – how to make the perfect party drinks with the expert bar staff at Bound at The Cromwell. Visit here for more information, prices and to book an experience.
 
Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen Celebrates One Year Anniversary
On March 1, Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen at Caesars Palace celebrated its 1st anniversary with a dinner designed by Ramsay and Hell’s Kitchen Season 17 winner Michelle Tribble and recent Season 18 winner Ariel Contreras-Fox. It was reported that the restaurant has become Ramsay's most successful of his five Vegas restaurants and staggering numbers of the restaurant’s first year of service were announced as follows: 405,000 guests, 64,522 lobster risottos, 80,000 scallops and 129,554 beef Wellingtons. It was also announced that Seasons 19 and 20 of Hell's Kitchen will be filmed at Hell’s Kitchen in Las Vegas. The celebratory dinner featured chef Contreras-Fox’s crispy chicken thigh and parsnip butterscotch and smoked mushroom and epazote crema tart canapes; chef Tribble’s goat cheese/Parmesan gougères and New York strip with caramelized onion crostini canapes, citrus salad with ruby grapefruit and kumquat, crispy skin salmon with warm heirloom ayocote, and lemon poppy seed tart with vanilla mascarpone; and Ramsay’s signature beef Wellington, vegetable Wellington and sticky toffee pudding with speculoos ice cream. Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen, Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-731-7373.
 

Chef Shuffle

Lola’s has appointed Claude Gaty as executive chef. The Paris-born chef is inspired by his French heritage with some tropical accents. Gaty has 35 years of experience as a culinarian and owned his own restaurant, La Bretagne in Maui. He also held positions at Turtle Island Lodge in Fiji; The Hatchery in Petaluma, Calif.; in Chicago at Bistrot Zinc and was chief instructor at Kendall College; and in Las Vegas was chef/partner at Mon Ami Gabi at Paris for ten years and director of culinary operations at Top of The World at The Stratosphere for nearly nine years. In his new position he will direct the culinary operations of the two Lola’s locations, overseeing food costing, training, menu development and creating new dishes. Lunch & Dinner daily. Lola’s, 1220 N. Town Center Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89144, 702-871-5652.
 
Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino has appointed Rhori Kow as executive chef of its Triple George Grill. Kow, who has nearly 15 years of hospitality management and fine dining experience, landed his first Las Vegas chef position in 2011 at Wynn Las Vegas and most recently served as chef de cuisine at Wicked Spoon Buffet at The Cosmopolitan. Kow said, “The food scene in Downtown Las Vegas is a growing phenomenon and Triple George Grill was one of the first to do it right. It’s important to uphold the current standard that was established long before I arrived but I also look forward to inserting my personality and passion into everything we do.” Chef Kow takes the reigns from chef Brearley Hernandez who was recently promoted to executive chef of Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino. Triple George Grill, Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino, 201 N. Third St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-384-2761.
 
Executive chef Julien Asseo has left Restaurant Guy Savoy Julien Asseo has left his executive chef position at Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace, one of GAYOT's Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S. After a decade of living in Las Vegas, he and his wife will move to Paso Robles, California, where they plan to open a modern French bistro called Les Petites Canailles. Restaurant Guy Savoy, Caesars Palace, Augustus Tower, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-731-SAVOY (7286); 877-346-4642.
 

Closings

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Katsuya at SLS Las Vegas has closed. The sushi restaurant from master sushi chef Katsuya Uechi and designer Philippe Starck had been open since the SLS debuted in 2014, serving a menu of sushi and sashimi platters, rolls and robata grill items. No restaurant to replace it has been announced, but it is rumored the space will be transformed into a high-limit casino lounge with a bar, table games and slots. Katsuya, SLS Las Vegas, 2535 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109, no phone.
 

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