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November 2021 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Boom Bang Fine Foods & Cocktails, by Bravo Top Chef alum and Joël Robuchon’s first female sous chef Elia Aboumrad-Page, LA restauranteur and chef Christian Page and Las Vegas food and beverage specialist Tony Angotti, is now open in the Smith’s center just south of the 215 freeway in Henderson. The American brasserie’s décor includes cactus wallpaper; tabletops covered in buttons sourced from chef Elia’s father’s haberdashery in Mexico City; tones of deep green, orange and gold; and an expansive patio with an outside grill. The menu includes lobster bisque with puff pastry crouton; Wagyu steak frites with hotel butter or Italian salsa verde; pot pie with mushrooms, pearl onions, peas, carrots and housemade cheddar biscuit; and red velvet mad’ bomb with a rose water glaze. Mixologist Julian Cox leads the bar program featuring cocktails including the That’ll Do Fig with vodka, lemon, Cassis, black mission fig and barrel aged bitters; and a rotating beer list spotlighting local beers such as the CraftHaus Evocation Saison. Boom Bang Fine Foods & Cocktails, 75 South Valle Verde Ste. 160, Henderson, NV 89012, 702-478-6200.
 
Dough House marks the Las Vegas return of chef Carla Pellegrino, who brings her prodigious culinary talents for Italian cuisine. Her previous posts include serving as the first executive chef of Rao’s at Caesars Palace, in addition to television appearances on “Top Chef,” “Throwdown with Bobby Flay” and others. The menu bills itself as being “Italian with a French flair,” which brings together chef Pellegrino’s background (Brazilian-born, Italian-raised) and culinary training. Dough House, 5875 S. Rainbow Blvd., Ste. 104, Las Vegas, NV 89118, 702-485-2744.
 

News Bytes

La Neta Cocina y Lounge Serving Sunday Brunch
La Neta Cocina y Lounge at Downtown Summerlin is now open for brunch on Sundays from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The menu includes breakfast tostada with barbacoa, eggs, jack cheese and pickled vegetables; trash-quiles: tortillas smothered with a proprietary blend of rojo sauce and finished with chicken tinga and eggs; fried truff burger: a tortilla stuffed with beef, crispy tostada, Brussel slaw and house-made Truff Burger Sauce; shut the cluck up: a spin on chicken and waffles made with waffle bread pudding with Truff Hot Honey tossed fried chicken; elote avocado toast served on a lightly toasted bolillo with guacamole and roasted street corn; and dholes: a puff pastry filled with pineapple, topped with lime icing and served with fresh berries. Cocktails include Key Lime Pie Float with vodka, pineapple, melon liqueur and Jarritos lime soda; and Tamarindo Float with whiskey, Godiva chocolate liqueur and Jarritos tamarind soda. La Neta Cocina y Lounge, 1770 Festival Plaza Dr., Ste. 200, Las Vegas, NV 89135, 702-476-5484.
 
Bad Elf Pop-Up Bar Now Open at Silverton Casino Hotel
The Silverton Casino’s Shady Grove Lounge has been transformed into the holiday-themed Bad Elf Pop-Up Bar, open nightly starting at 5 p.m. through Jan. 2, 2022. Inspired by the holiday menace Elf on the Shelf, the Lounge has been decked out with festive red and green garland, snow-covered Christmas trees, elves, Santa and his reindeer, string lights, oversized ornaments, a fireplace and 27 elves suspended from the ceiling. Five festive cocktails, priced at $10 each, include Eggnog Martini with white creme de cacao, vanilla vodka and half and half; Dirty Snowman with whipped cream vodka, Godiva dark chocolate and half and half; Naughty Butter Beer with vanilla vodka, butterscotch and root beer; Mocha Snowball with marshmallow vodka, Godiva white chocolate and coffee; and Shady Graham Central with Baileys, white creme de cacao and vanilla vodka. Shady Grove Lounge, 3333 Blue Diamond Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89139, 702-263-7777.
 
Ellis Island Selling Holiday Nog
Ellis Island’s yearly Ellis Family Holiday Nog, now in its 19th year of commercial production, is now available for purchase. The dairy-based beverage fortified with bourbon, rum and brandy is a closely guarded family recipe with a tradition that began when Ellis Island owner Gary Ellis’ grandfather, Frank Ellis, Sr., learned about the recipe from a fellow passenger on a ship taking him from Italy to the US back in 1953; in the 1980s, after his grandfather passed away, Ellis found the recipe and began making small batches in his home kitchen. The Holiday Nog is available by the glass ($7) or by the bottle ($35); customers will be able to purchase it until it’s sold out at Ellis Island Casino & Brewery, any of the 12 Southern Nevada Village Pub locations and the brewery shop of Silver Reef Brewery in St. George, Utah. Ellis Island, Ellis Island Hotel, Casino & Brewery, 4178 Koval Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-733-8901.
 
House of Blues Completes Renovation
House of Blues at Mandalay Bay has completed a $4.5 million renovation. The restaurant is now open to the casino and the bar has been enlarged, moved to the entrance and is equipped with TVs. The remodel of the restaurant and bar now resembles a warehouse distillery complete with modern touches throughout including corrugated metal, aged steel, wood millwork, brick walls, riveted metal panels, a copper still and Edison light chandeliers. The restaurant and bar also feature artist murals and folk art installations from the House of Blues art collection; and expanded patio seating overlooking the property with enhanced visuals of the performance stage, in an open design, drawing in guests straight from the casino floor. The food menu continues to offer made-from-scratch, Southern-inspired cooking with dishes including New Orleans jambalaya and gumbo, Lowcountry shrimp and grits, house-smoked Carolina pulled-pork barbeque, Memphis-style baby back ribs, Delta fried chicken and a range of burgers, sandwiches and salads. House of Blues, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-632-7607.
 
Plant-Based Dishes at Mott 32
Mott 32 at The Palazzo has added several plant-based items to its menu. The new dishes include Shanghainese soup dumplings with tofu and minced “pork”; smoked “cod”; sauteed shredded “pork" with wood ear fungus, carrot, bamboo shoot, Chinese chives and chili bean sauce; crispy “chicken” with Szechuan red peppercorns, dried chili and cashew; and wok-fried flat rice noodle with sliced “beef,” bean sprouts and soya sauce. Featured plant-based wines include the Eden Valley, Australia 2020 Pewsey Vale Riesling and Loire Valley, France 2017 Catherine & Pierre Breton, Trinch, Cabernet Franc, Bourgueil. Mott 32, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-607-3232.
 
Aperitivo Hour at Brera Osteria
Brera Osteria at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian is offering a daily Aperitivo hour (the Italian version of happy hour) from 3-5 p.m. The deals are half off wine by the glass, beer, cocktails and pizza along with complimentary bites with purchase of a drink. Other food deals include beef tartare made with American wagyu, anchovies, capers and shallots for $12; bruschetta with grilled ciabatta, orange-infused gorgonzola, mortadella and pistachio for $9; marinated salmon with crescenza cheese and fried dough for $11; sauteed white shrimp with garlic chili crema for $12; charred cauliflower with fregula, almonds and romesco for $8; crispy salt spring mussels with onions, guanciale and tomatoes for $9; marinated olives with chili, orange and rosemary for $6; and beef & pork meatballs with San Marzano tomato sauce and mozzarella for $8. Brera Osteria, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-414-1000, 877-883-6423.
 
Lip Smacking Foodie Tours Debuts Culinary Tour at Virgin Las Vegas
Lip Smacking Foodie Tours has debuted a new gourmet culinary tour at Virgin Hotels. Available nightly for $199 per person (inclusive of gratuities), the 2.5-hour guided tour takes guests to three of the new resort’s fine dining restaurants with immediately seating, VIP service and a menu of three to four signature dishes at each establishment, including dessert at the final stop. While the lineup of restaurants may vary, restaurants include Todd English’s Olives, offering classic Mediterranean cuisine; Night + Market, the Thai restaurant by chef Kris Yenbamroong; Kassi Beach House, spotlighting breezy Italian fare; and ONE Steakhouse, founded by brothers Michael and David Morton, offering fresh seafood and choice Midwestern and Japanese beef. The tour is available to individuals, as well as to private groups of up to 100 guests. A $60 optional beverage package provides one pre-selected signature cocktail at each venue. For more info and to book a tour visit lipsmackingfoodietours.com.
 

Chef Shuffle

Bellagio has announced chef Dameon Evers as executive chef of its legendary lakeside destination Le Cirque, which reopened October 28. A native of Los Angeles, Evers obtained a culinary arts degree from Los Angeles Trade-Technical College and received his first break in the industry as chef de partie for the opening of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant in West Hollywood. Evers was a part of other landmark openings across Southern California, including Michael Mina 14, Maude Restaurant and Bourbon Steak LA; worked under chef Thomas Keller as senior sous chef at Bouchon Beverly Hills where he spent eight years honing the craft behind kitchen operations; and led the opening of Angler Restaurant in Los Angeles and San Francisco as executive chef. Le Cirque, Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-693-8100.
 

Closings

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