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May 2019 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

After a two-year absence, Smith & Wollensky has returned to the Vegas Strip. Located within the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian in the former Zeffirino space, the two-level 14,000-square-foot restaurant features a tavern-like lounge, Art Deco-inspired bar with leather tufted booths and Lincoln chairs, and a glass private room overlooking the bar and promenade. Menu highlights include twin lobster tails stuffed with jumbo lump crab; lamb chops with mint and cilantro pesto; a 10 oz. coffee-cocoa-rubbed filet; and exclusive to the Las Vegas location, a 28-day dry-aged 64 oz. Snake River Farms American Wagyu porterhouse. Complementing the fare is an extensive wine list featuring Smith & Wollensky’s private reserve Sauvignon Blanc and Meritage; craft cocktails; and local Big Dog's Brewing Red Hydrant Brown Ale. This new outpost joins other locations in Miami Beach; Chicago; Columbus, Ohio; Wellesley, Mass.; London; and Taipei, Taiwan. Smith & Wollensky, The Venetian, Grand Canal Shoppes, 3377 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-637-1515.
 
Other Mama executive chef/owner Dan Krohmer has opened Hatsumi Other Mama executive chef/owner Dan Krohmer has opened a second restaurant, Hatsumi, located in the East Fremont District at Fergusons Downtown, a former hotel that is being converted into shopping and restaurants. Like his Other Mama, this new restaurant honors the cuisine and culture experienced on his extensive travels to Japan. Appointed to manage kitchen operations is chef de cuisine Bobby Silva, who previously ran the kitchens at restaurants on the Strip including Sake Rok, SushiSamba and Momofuku. The restaurant features robata izakaya dining with a yakitori bar, a responsibly sourced selection of seafood and a full bar with an extensive cocktail menu that boasts the largest saké selection downtown. The menu includes items such as eggplant katsu, shrimp okonomiyaki, chicken nan ban and suckling pig kimchi. Initially, the restaurant is reservations only for dinner, with plans to open for lunch in the future. Hatsumi, Fergusons Downtown, 1028 Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-268-8939.
 

News Bytes

Las Vegas Restaurant Week Returns June 17-July 5
The 13th installment of Three Square Food Bank’s Las Vegas Restaurant Week will convene June 17-July 5. As in the past, more than 100 of the city’s finest restaurants will offer three-course prix-fixe menus – some offering breakfast, lunch and/or dinner – at price points ranging from $20 to $80, with a portion of the proceeds from each meal donated to Three Square, Southern Nevada’s only food bank. On June 3, the mobile-friendly website helpoutdineoutlv.org will launch, where diners will be able to view a full list of participating restaurants and bars, menu details and prices, search by type of cuisine and book reservations. Restaurants interested in participating should contact Three Square’s Kari Goldberg at 702-644-3663 ext. 332, or [email protected].
 
Eataly Once Again Offering Locals Discounts
After initially offering discounts to locals when it opened in February and then soon after discontinuing them, Eataly is again offering incentives to locals to visit the location at Park MGM. Offered to anyone with a Nevada ID through the end of the year is a 10 percent discount on all retail, non-menu items in the marketplace, Wine Shop and Cucina del Mercato including artisanal products imported from Italy. Seasonal daily discounts are being offered with the spring and summer deal including 20 percent discounts on selected producers of extra virgin olive oil on Monday, Chef’s Table classes on Tuesday, all bottles in the wine shop on Wednesday, and a rotating selection of meat, fish, salumi, cheese and fresh pasta at Cucina del Mercato on Thursday. In addition, those working in the hospitality industry can schedule a private Chef’s Table class or dinner with a party of 10 or 11 guests and receive a 10 percent discount per person. Eataly, Park MGM, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-730-7617.
 
La Comida Daily Lunch Special
La Comida in downtown Las Vegas has spiced up its lunch offerings with the introduction of a $9.99 menu, available daily from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prepared by executive chef Mario Garcia, the deal includes an entrée, a side of rice and beans and a cup of tortilla soup. Selections rotate weekly and include a chicken burrito, chicken tomatillo tamales, pork chile verde, mini crunchy beef tacos, fish tacos, chicken tacos, carnitas, chicken flautas, puerco ahumado, al pastor tacos and chicken enchiladas. La Comida’s full menu is also available, including signature appetizers, soups and entrées; fresh fruit margaritas; an expansive collection of tequilas; and signature cocktails. La Comida, 100 Sixth St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-463-9900.
 
Mabel's BBQ Launches All-You-Can-Eat Sunday Brunch
Michael Symon’s Mabel’s BBQ at Palms has launched an all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch available from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The all-you-can-eat option is $29 per person, a two-hour unlimited cocktail offer is $29 and combining both is $49. The all-you-can-eat package comes with rules, including a one item and one side at a time stipulation, two-hour time limit, no items boxed to go and no take out. The drink option includes cocktails and Modelo drafts, and the all-you-can-eat package includes the entire BBQ menu, as well as special brunch items: brioche french toast with caramelized bananas, toasted hazelnuts and Nutella sauce; seasonal fruit with Greek yogurt, chia seeds, rolled oats and maple syrup; fried egg sandwich with bacon, avocado, tomato and scallion aïoli; pork belly hash with crispy potatoes, red peppers, caramelized onion, cheddar sauce, salsa verde and poached eggs; and spicy kielbasa Benedict with cheddar scallion biscuits, poached eggs and hollandaise. Mabel’s BBQ, Palms Casino Resort, 4321 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103, 702-944-5931.
 
Greene St. Kitchen Now Serving Weekend Brunch
Greene St. Kitchen at Palms is now offering a weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Called “BRUNCH’N” and served on the restaurant’s garden patio, executive chef Joe Zanelli’s menu includes items such as the Titanic-sized sushi yacht with an assortment of sashimi, sushi and specialty rolls; jumbo pancake with pink glaze, powdered sugar and butter; avocado toast with focaccia, heirloom tomato and micro lemon basil; California Benedict with avocado and roasted tomatoes; breakfast burrito with Anaheim chiles; vegan sliders; shawarma spiced Jidori chicken kabobs with tzatziki sauce; and Belgian waffle with strawberry compote and vanilla cream. Complementing the fare are mega-sized drinks like the Go Big or Go Home Giant Sangria, Brunch'N Mojito, Bubble Me Giant Mimosa and La Vie En Rose Bath Tub Rose Bottle. Greene St. Kitchen, Palms Casino Resort, 4321 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103, 702-942-7777.
 

Chef Shuffle

Emeril's New Orleans Fish House at MGM Grand has announced the appointment of Ken Lum as chef de cuisine. Chef Lum studied culinary arts at Kapiolani Community College in Honolulu and after working his way up from line cook to sous chef in various restaurants in Hawaii including Detlef's, Hanaki Restaurant, La Mer and Chef Mavro, worked at Emeril's New Orleans Fish House at MGM Grand from 1998-2000 and 2001-2007. In 2007, Lum moved back to Hawaii and was chef de cuisine at Tidepools at Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa and most recently was executive sous chef at The Club at Kukui'ula, Koloa in Kaua'i. As chef de cuisine, Lum will be directly involved with managing the kitchen, hiring new culinary staff and introducing new entrées to the menu. Emeril's New Orleans Fish House, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-891-7374.
 

Closings

CLOSED FOR GOOD
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Television personality/chef Scott Conant’s Masso Osteria at Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa will close after dinner service on May 31. The Italian restaurant opened in February, 2018, and marked Conant’s return to Las Vegas after his D.O.C.G. enoteca closed and he stepped away from his Scarpetta (both at The Cosmopolitan) in 2017. In a press release Conant said, “The Las Vegas community has been very dear to my heart for many years and this is a wonderful town for people who love food, as I do. I look forward to new concepts and opportunities after we have said goodbye on May 31, 2019.” Station Casinos also issued a statement, saying it had made the decision to transition the space back to a Red Rock-managed concept and promised the staff will be offered jobs at Station Casinos’ new restaurant that takes over the space, but did not announce what the new concept would be. Masso Osteria, Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89135, 702-797-7097.
 

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