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November 2019 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

The Mayfair Supper Club, inspired by top supper clubs in London and around the world and featuring contemporary American cuisine and nightly live entertainment, will open at Bellagio over New Year’s Eve weekend in the former space of Hyde Bellagio overlooking The Fountains of Bellagio. MGM Properties has partnered with London and New York-based Martin Brudnizki Design Studios to design the new venue. While details of the décor and menu have not yet been released, the New Year’s Eve menu will offer a peek at the restaurant’s offerings. Included will be Waldorf salad, a chilled shellfish tower, caviar pasta with truffle shavings, oysters Rockefeller, steak tartare, salmon and sorrel, chicken à la king, filet Rossini, winter vegetable pot pie, Dover sole Veronique and Kobe beef. The Mayfair Supper Club, Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, no phone.
 
Chef Michael Mina and restaurateur Ayesha Curry have brought their International Smoke to Las Vegas at MGM Grand. The restaurant debuted in 2016 as a pop-up at MINA Test Kitchen before launching its first brick and mortar outpost in San Francisco in 2017. The chef-driven menu offers a wide selection of international flavors, with wood-fired dishes such as smoked St. Louis cut pork ribs finished with signature sauces including American barbeque, Vietnamese lemongrass with Saigon streusel and Korean sesame-gochujang with toasted black sesame seeds; a shellfish platter with charcoal-grilled oysters, shrimp, lobster and crab steamed tableside with lemongrass tea; and the Gina Jamaica, Ayesha’s signature cocktail with Absolut Elyx Vodka, Barsol Pisco, cucumber and basil. International Smoke is open daily for dinner. International Smoke, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-891-3922.
 
This winter, The X Pot will debut on the retail level at Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. The Asian fusion communal dining concept from founders Haibin Yang and David Zhao, known for Chubby Cattle and Xiang Hotpot, will offer an immersive hotpot eating experience in which guests select and cook their own ingredients at the table. Options include an abundance of meat, seafood and vegetable selections such as A5 Wagyu and certified Kobe beef that will be showcased inside a specialty display case, where the beef will be aged for at least 100 days before serving. The restaurant will feature an array of HD 360 projections, thematic soundscapes and interactive light shows that display onto each plate, and high-tech smart-robot technology will be utilized to deliver dishes to the table in conjunction with human servers. Menu and service offerings will be provided in multiple languages such as Chinese, English and Spanish. The X Pot, The Venetian, Grand Canal Shoppes, 3377 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 866-888-9768.
 

News Bytes

Momofuku Offering 5-Spice Duck Feast Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
Momofuku at The Cosmopolitan will offer a 5-course 5-spice duck feast on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, presented by chef Michael Rubinstein. Available during dinner service and priced at $148 per person, the menu will include spicy cucumber salad with chilled king crab, sansho cabbage with crunchy ryu and black vinegar, and sourdough bread with crab butter and smoked trout roe; Silverstar Wagyu beef roll with chive pancake and hoisin, and glazed Heritage pork spare ribs with honey and black bean; shrimp in black truffle lobster sauce and blistered long beans with XO sauce; 5-spice roasted duck carved tableside, Hokkien noodles with charred cabbage and sweet soy, and steamed Chinese broccoli with duck crackling; and soymilk sundae with Asian pear, elephant ears (burnt honey, tangerine and shaved foie), and Harbison cheese and farmers market fruit. A limited à la carte menu will also be an option both nights. Momofuku, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-698-7000.
 
Mesa Grill Offering 15th Anniversary Experience Menu
Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill at Caesars Palace, serving Southwest cuisine, is commemorating its 15 year anniversary of the celebrity chef’s first Las Vegas restaurant with the launch of a limited-time-only anniversary menu. Available through December 31st and priced at $75 per person, the ‘15th Anniversary Experience’ menu includes choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert. Some of the featured dishes are jumbo lump crab cake with habanero tartar sauce and avocado crema; roasted pumpkin soup with toasted pepitas and canela crema; venison chop with cranberry relish and pumpkin tamale; lamb shank posole with guajillo chile broth and mint chimichurri; and salted caramel chocolate pudding with malted whipped cream. Mesa Grill, Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-650-5965.
 
Locale Celebrating Feast of Seven Fishes
Locale will kick off the celebration of Feast of Seven Fishes with a special seven-course menu offered December 9-24 and priced at $75 per person. Courses are marinated Cetara anchovy with Italian butter and crostini; frittelle di baccalà (salt cod fritters); octopus and potato salad with parsley, poached Fresno chile and bagna càuda; ahi tuna crudo with celery heart, lemon and espelette; baked oysters with Calabrian chile and herbed breadcrumb; seafood ravioli with lemon butter, crispy capers and cruschi peppers; and Tuscan seafood stew with tomato, herbs and grilled rustic bread. In addition, there will be a special wine pairing available at an additional cost. Locale, 7995 Blue Diamond Rd., Ste. 106, Las Vegas, NV 89178, 702-330-0404.
 
CRUSH & Greek Sneek Offering Hockey Game Day Specials
Morton Group’s CRUSH and Greek Sneek at MGM Grand are offering game day deals during all Las Vegas Golden Knights NHL hockey game nights. Specials at the side-by-side restaurants include Golden Knights star Ryan Reaves’ locally-brewed 7Five Training Day Ale, house wines, sangría and select draft beers for $6; short rib tacos with pickled red onions and cilantro or Maine lobster rolls on warm brioche with celery and herb mayo for $9; and all wood-fired pizzas for $11. CRUSH and Greek Sneek open daily at 5 p.m.
 
Four Seasons Offering Holiday Sweater Tea at Veranda
Veranda at Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas will host Holiday Sweater Tea from November 30-December 22. Priced at $42 per person and offered daily at 2 p.m., the Tea includes a celebratory glass of sparkling wine and a menu of holiday favorites such as warm gingerbread and cranberry scones, white chocolate and glazed chestnut tarts, eggnog crème brûlée, candied orange and milk chocolate yule logs. In addition, those wearing their favorite seasonal sweater will receive a special holiday gift. To make a reservation for the Holiday Sweater Tea, call 702-632-5121. Veranda, Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, 3960 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-632-5000.
 
Andiamo to Offer Snake River Farms American Wagyu Steak Special
Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse at The D Las Vegas will serve 100-day dry-aged Snake River Farms American Wagyu steaks from December 1-21. The Italian eatery will offer 36 oz. steaks, priced at $175 each. As only 200 steaks will be available, customers are encouraged to reserve their steak ahead of time by calling the restaurant at 702-388-2220 or by reserving online here. Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse, The D Las Vegas, 301 E. Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-388-2220.
 
Eataly Offering Tartufi & Funghi Menu at Manzo Eataly Offering Tartufi & Funghi Menu at Manzo
Manzo within Eataly at Park MGM is celebrating truffle season by offering its Tartufi & Funghi (truffles and wild mushrooms) special menu with tableside Urbani truffle shaving added to each dish through January 5. A four-course tasting menu, priced at $220, includes uovo fortunato with poached egg, Parmigiano-Reggiano fonduta and fresh shaved white truffle; carnaroli rice risotto with Beppino Occelli butter and shaved white truffle; house-made egg yolk pasta with Beppino Occelli butter and shaved white truffle; a choice of grilled eight-ounce hanger steak with arugula and Parmigiano-Reggiano or market fish with chickpea and chicory ragù; and fresh house-made sweet milk gelato topped with olive oil, salt and white truffle. In addition to the truffles tasting menu, a 5g portion of shaved white truffles can be added to any dish for $60. Manzo, Park MGM, Eataly, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-730-7646.
 
The NoMad Restaurant Offering “Gotta Catch a Show?” Menus
The NoMad Restaurant at Park MGM is offering two three-course theater menus, available on concert and sporting event days at Park Theater and T-Mobile Arena. The menu priced at $65 includes courses of Brussels sprout “wedge” with smoked bacon, Gorgonzola cheese and creamy miso dressing; burrata caprese with marinated heirloom tomatoes; and a choice of wild salmon slow-baked with brioche and horseradish crust or filet mignon with crispy breadcrumb and bone marrow crust. The $95 menu includes a choice of Brussels sprout “wedge,” gnocchi cacio e pepe or pan-fried Chesapeake blue crab cakes; scallops pan-seared with tomatillos and poblano peppers or a 16-oz. 45-day dry-aged NY strip steak; and honey-oat shortbread with brittle and ice cream or malted milk ganache with chocolate fondant and malt ice cream. The NoMad Restaurant, NoMad Las Vegas, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-730-6785.
 

Chef Shuffle

Delmonico Steakhouse chef de cuisine Ronnie Rainwater, who began working for the Emeril’s organization as a line cook at the steakhouse in 1999 and has held his position there for the past seven and a half years, has been promoted to culinary director for Emeril Lagasse’s Las Vegas restaurants. In his new position, Rainwater will oversee Delmonico Steakhouse at The Venetian, Lagasse’s Stadium at The Palazzo and Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House at MGM Grand. Delmonico Steakhouse, which is currently closed for renovations until late December, has not yet announced Rainwater’s chef de cuisine replacement. Delmonico Steakhouse, The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-414-1992.
 

Closings

CLOSED FOR GOOD
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bBd’s – Beers Burgers Desserts opened at Palace Station in late August 2018, and as of November 30, the eatery specializing in beers, burgers and desserts has closed its doors. Palace Station has not yet announced bBd’s replacement. bBd’s – Beers Burgers Desserts, Palace Station Casino, 2411 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89102, no phone.
 
Mandalay Bay’s Red Square, a fixture at the resort since opening in 1999, closed on November 17, 2019. One of Mandalay Bay’s original restaurants, the Russian-themed vodka bar and restaurant was known for its house-infused vodkas, iced bar top and freezing vodka vault in which patrons donned fur hats and coats as they consumed the spirits. At one time, Red Square boasted the largest vodka collection in the world. Another attraction was the headless statue of Vladimir Lenin situated at the restaurant’s entrance; the head was originally attached to the body but was lopped off after the resort was criticized for glorifying the Soviet leader. It has not yet been announced what Red Square will be replaced with. Red Square, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, no phone.
 

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