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March 2020 Archive

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News Bytes

Sushi Roku Introduces CBD-Infused “The Green Fairy” Cocktail
Innovative Dining Group, which includes Sushi Roku at Forum Shops at Caesars, has debuted its first CBD cocktail. Named “The Green Fairy,” the legendary nickname of absinthe, the drink contains 1 ml of CBD oil, absinthe, bourbon, rhubarb syrup, lemon juice, lime and mint, and is flambéed before being served. In addition, any cocktail on the menu can be infused with the CBD oil for an additional $5. CBD, which is short for cannabidiol, is hemp derived and known for a variety of therapeutic benefits including a subtle, relaxing effect on the body, similar to meditating, and does not contain THC or have psychoactive effects. “The Green Fairy” cocktail is now available at Innovative Dining Group Sushi Roku locations in Las Vegas and Scottsdale and at Katana in Chicago, but not in California, where the use of CBD in restaurants is not permitted. Sushi Roku, Caesars Palace, Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-733-7373.
 
Culinary Craft Series at Libertine Social
From March 26-29, Libertine Social at Mandalay Bay will feature a five-course menu prepared by “Intuitive Forager” Kerry Clasby made of foraged produce, fruits and vegetables from Malibu Farm. Clasby will be at the restaurant from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on March 28 and will greet guests and walk them through the menu and the ingredients and produce in each dish. Courses are wood-roasted mushroom kabob with stinging nettle yogurt, sumac and zhoug; triple cream and artichoke tortellini with morels and watercress; seared braised turnips and scallops with green tomato and olive salsa and braised cabbage; grilled Wagyu zabuton steak with pea risotto, melted leeks and dehydrated greens; and chocolate ganache cake with candied fennel, oranges and whipped cream. Guests can select from the menu à la carte or have the entire prix-fixe meal for $80. Libertine Social, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-632-7558.
 
Mabel’s BBQ Spices Up Menu with Tacos, Tamales & House-made Tortillas
Mabel’s BBQ at Palms is now serving tacos and tamales using house-made tortillas. The tacos, priced at $4 each, include traditional options of pork shoulder, smoked chicken and beef brisket; vegetarian with smoked mushrooms, avocado and cilantro; and the ‘Merican: a take on the Americanized style taco in a classic hard shell with ground beef, pico de gallo and jack cheese. Priced at $3 each are homemade masa and steamed cornhusk tamales with a BBQ twist on the traditional Mexican staple. The KC BBQ brisket tamale features Kansas City BBQ brisket, mustard, tomato and paprika; the pork shoulder has salsa roja, green onion, cumin and chipotle; and the vegetarian cheese and jalapeño option comes with Monterey Jack cheese, smoked poblano pepper and cilantro. In addition, Mabel’s BBQ has introduced a classic, fresh-made guacamole with house-made chips. Mabel’s BBQ, Palms Casino Resort, 4321 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103, 702-944-5931.
 
Gordon Ramsay Burger Introduces New Breakfast Menu
Gordon Ramsay Burger at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is now serving a new breakfast menu and is the first Gordon Ramsay restaurant in Las Vegas to do so. Offered daily from 8 a.m.-10:15 a.m., the menu highlights a Brunch burger with a beef patty, over-medium egg, American cheese, grilled onions and pork bacon; Las Vegan sandwich featuring a plant-based sausage patty, tofu scramble, arugula and roasted tomato on a vegan bun; El Loco sandwich with soft-scrambled eggs, short rib, tater tots, pickled shallots, white cheddar and salsa in a spinach tortilla; and bread pudding french toast sticks, toffee sauce and house jam. In addition, smoothies include the Tropical Greens blended with mango, pineapple, kale and cucumber; and Rise and Shine with strawberries, bananas and Greek yogurt. Gordon Ramsay Burger, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-785-5555.
 
Pre-Theater Menu Offered at The Mayfair Supper Club
The Mayfair Supper Club, overlooking The Fountains of Bellagio, is now offering a three-course pre-theater menu. Available daily from 5 p.m.-6 p.m. and priced at $68 per person (plus tax and tip), the tasting menu includes a choice of Caesar salad, oysters Rockefeller, shrimp cocktail, heirloom tomato, truffle fettuccini (supplement) or chilled king crab (supplement); chicken persillade, king salmon, filet mignon, vegetable pot pie, prime rib (supplement) or lobster Thermidor (supplement); and cherries jubilee or opera cake. For reservations call 702-693-8876. The Mayfair Supper Club, Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-693-8876.
 

Chef Shuffle

Robert Garcia has been appointed executive chef of The Barrymore. The native Las Vegan was formerly executive chef of Honey Salt, a restaurant that focuses on farm-to-table cuisine. He joined Gen3 Hospitality (the restaurant management company that oversees The Barrymore) in 2019. Chef Garcia specializes in modernizing simple dishes that are complex in flavor and technique, and he aims to bring his unique style, combining classical French techniques with Latin American influences and using only sustainably farmed ingredients. The Barrymore, Royal Resort, 99 Convention Center Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-407-5303.
 
Sarah Thompson has been named executive chef of Elio, the contemporary Mexican restaurant and lounge from ATM Group and Enrique Olvera, Santiago Perez and Daniela Soto-Innes debuting at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas on March 25. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America-Hyde Park in 2010, Thompson worked in NYC restaurants including Marea and Wylie Dufresne’s Alder, and with Andrew Carmellini’s NoHo Hospitality Group. In 2015, shortly after the restaurant’s opening, Thompson joined the team at Cosme, where she worked with Olvera, Perez and Soto-Innes and eventually became executive sous chef and created a menu rooted in authentic Mexican flavors. Her new menu at Elio will include dishes such as tuna tataki rubbed in adobo with a smoked soy; whole red snapper with crispy scales and salsa crudo; and green mole with pepitas, nuts and herbs. Elio, Encore Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, No phone.
 

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