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October 2019 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Diablo’s Cantina will open at The Mirage This December The Mirage will debut Diablo’s Cantina, located in the LVB Burgers and Bar space, which will close later this fall. The south-of-the-border concept, which opened at Luxor Hotel and Casino last year, will serve signature dishes and libations including The Vixen Margarita with blanco tequila, fresh-squeezed lime juice, hibiscus and mint; roasted sweet yellow corn with cotija cheese, mayo and chili powder; tostadas with shredded beef or chicken topped with options of chorizo bean purée, shredded lettuce, pico de gallo, crema fresca, pickled onions and cotija cheese; tacos with choices of carne asada marinated steak, citrus adobo-marinated grilled chicken thigh and slow-roasted pork carnitas finished with onion and cilantro; and churro funnel cake à la mode with cinnamon ice cream, strawberry marmalade and Nutella. Unique to The Mirage outpost will be a guacamole bar offering a variety of guacamole styles with varying spices. Diablo’s Cantina, The Mirage, 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, no phone.
 
Toasted Gastrobrunch, a concept from Sami Ladeki, owner/founder of Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza, opened October 6 at 9516 W. Flamingo Rd. off of the I-215 freeway. The exclusively all-brunch menu served daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. includes innovative breakfast items like “eggs in purgatory” (served in a sourdough bread bowl with shakshuka, mushroom, pork belly, feta, egg, scallions and mint) and duck confit toast (with curry duck confit, sour cherry jam, Granny Smith apples and pistachio); and lunch selections such as a smoked brisket melt, Wagyu beef burger and classic Monte Cristo with smoked turkey, Swiss cheese, jam and powdered sugar. Among specialty drinks are a lavender lemonade mimosa with sparkling wine, lavender cordial and fresh lemon; pisco sours; and blackberry, peach or blood orange Bellinis. Toasted Gastrobrunch, 9516 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89147, 702-638-9500.
 

News Bytes

7th & Carson Offering Weekly Industry/Locals Night
7th & Carson in downtown Las Vegas has launched a weekly industry/locals night on Tuesdays from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. with several $10 menu items. Food offers include chicken & waffles, a double house burger with cheese and caramelized onion, jalapeño cheddar hot dog, hand-formed pizza with Grandma-style plum tomato sauce, a BLTA sandwich, a shaved smoked brisket sandwich with horseradish cream and au jus, and steamed mussels with spicy white wine tomato sauce and chorizo. Drink specials are $5 cocktails and 50 percent off select wines. The eatery is also offering the iconic Golden Gate Casino’s shrimp cocktail for 99 cents with an entrée purchase Thursday through Tuesday from 5 p.m.-6 p.m. 7th & Carson, 616 E. Carson St., Ste. 110, Las Vegas, NV 89101, 702-868-4119.
 
Garden Buffet South Point Offering Free Buffet for Veterans & Military on Veteran’s Day
Garden Buffet at South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa will honor veterans and military members with free entry for themselves and a guest to the restaurant on Veteran’s Day (November 11). The offer is good for breakfast with bottomless Bloody Marys, lunch or the prime rib dinner buffet available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. In addition, South Point will host a “Lost Soldier Table” honoring the memory of those who served. Active military and non-active veterans must show a valid military ID to receive the complimentary buffet. Garden Buffet, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89183, 702-796-7111.
 
Lip Smacking Foodie Tours Offering New Arts District Tour
Lip Smacking Foodie Tours, a culinary walking tour company that escorts groups to multiple locations to meet with chefs, learn behind-the-scenes details and enjoy an array of distinctive dishes, has expanded its tours to the Downtown Las Vegas 18b Arts District. The new tour includes views of one-of-a-kind artwork and stops to restaurants within the District such as Esther’s Kitchen, Jammyland and Cornish Pasty Co. Tickets are $125 with the option for an extra $50 to add a pre-selected signature cocktail at each stop. Visit here for more information on this and other tours and to book a tour.
 
LAVO Party Brunch Returns
With the end of summer and the arrival of cooler temperatures, LAVO’s Party Brunch, which has been offered at The Palazzo LAVO location since 2011, has returned. Every Saturday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. through March, the outdoor party includes resident DJs, weekly themes encouraging guests to dress up, confetti showers, an expansive selection of Champagne with a variety of large format bottles and a brand new menu. Decadent new items include lobster scampi pizza with Fontina, one pound of Maine lobster, fingerling potatoes and garlic butter; Kobe beef truffle sliders with black truffles, cherrywood smoked bacon, truffle cheese and fried egg; tournedos Rossini featuring eight ounces of Prime filet mignon, foie gras, mushroom duxelle and Madeira demi-glace; and a 12-ounce Wagyu strip steak encrusted in 24-karat gold. LAVO, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-791-1800.
 
Fogo de Chão Completes Renovation of Vegas Location
Fogo de Chão, located just east of the Vegas Strip at 360 E. Flamingo Rd., has completed a renovation. Included are upgrades to the Brazilian steakhouse’s bar area enhanced with leather couches and a natural stone bar top (there’s also an expanded whiskey and bourbon menu, shareable plates and weekday happy hour offerings); a 16-foot Market Table made with white Carrara marble; gaucho rope art throughout the dining room; and a new fire feature in the entryway. In addition, fall menu selections include Australian Wagyu and NY strip seasoned with rock salt and fire-roasted on the churrasco grill; butternut kale salad with fresh kale, chickpeas, feta, pumpkin and sunflower seeds tossed with honey citrus vinaigrette; butternut squash and sweet potato soup; pear and endive salad with candied bacon and blue cheese; oven-roasted miso-glazed sweet potatoes; and à la carte seafood options such as a chilled lobster and shrimp appetizer. Fogo de Chão, Hughes Center, 360 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169, 702-431-4500.
 
Gordon Ramsay Steak Offering Three-Course Truffle Prix-Fixe Through October 27
Through October 27, Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas is offering a three-course truffle prix-fixe menu for $195. The meal includes an amuse-bouche of Scotch egg with Berkshire pork sausage, pickled celery root and truffle emulsion; American Wagyu carpaccio with puffed rice paper and truffle salsa; wild mushroom and diver scallop risotto with haricot vert and mushroom crisp; American Wagyu eye and butter-poached lobster tail with glazed petit vegetables and potato purée; and vanilla mascarpone cheesecake with vanilla macerated cherries, honey graham streusel, lemon gelée and micro basil. Guests can add a wine pairing for an additional $75. Gordon Ramsay Steak, Paris Las Vegas, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-946-4663; 702-946-7000.
 
Bok Bok Chicken Offering Free Rotisserie Chicken Through October
Through October 31, Mediterranean concept Bok Bok Chicken is offering a free additional rotisserie chicken with the purchase of its $21 family meal, available in-store or online when using the code ‘BOKBOK1.’ The Family Meal includes one whole free range rotisserie chicken; two large sides of choice such as hummus, fattoush salad (chopped salad with watercress, green onion, tomato, cucumber, bell pepper, pita chips and house dressing), quinoa eech (quinoa, tomato, onion, parsley and spices), batata salad (potato, green onion, parsley, lemon juice, olive oil and spices), tabbouleh salad (minced parsley, green onion, tomato, cracked wheat, lemon juice, olive oil and spice), mutabbal (eggplant, tahini and garlic) and rice pilaf; toom (traditional garlic sauce with lemon and oil); pita; and pickles. Bok Bok Chicken has six locations throughout Southern Nevada. Visit here to view the complete menu and locations or to order online. Bok Bok Chicken, 9595 W. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89147, 702-534-9952.
 

Chef Shuffle

The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod has announced Robert Lomeli as chef of Top of The World The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod has announced Robert Lomeli as executive chef of its Top of The World restaurant, renowned for its 360-degree rotating views of Las Vegas from its perch on the resort’s 106th floor. Lomeli completed his culinary education at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts and has more than a decade of experience working in high-end restaurants, villas and resorts. Most recently he was executive chef at Hecho En Vegas Mexican Grill & Cantina at MGM Grand, and before that held the title of executive chef for The Villas at The Mirage, Brand Steakhouse at Monte Carlo and Black Mountain Grill in Henderson, Nev. In his new position, Lomeli will lead all culinary operations and facets of menu development for the restaurant. Top of The World, The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod, 2000 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89104, 702-380-7777.
 
Le Cirque in the Bellagio Alan Mardonovich has left his position as executive chef at Le Cirque in the Bellagio. Le Cirque, Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-693-8100.
 

Closings

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