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September 2014 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Lago by Julian Serrano will open in the former space of Circo at Bellagio. This will be the first Italian restaurant from chef Julian Serrano (Picasso, Julian Serrano). The opening date is scheduled for Spring 2015. Lago by Julian Serrano, Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, no phone.
 
Renowned Chicago chef Tony Hu has opened a Vegas location of his Lao Sze Chuan at the Palms Casino Resort. The seventh location of the Chicago-based Chinese restaurant is Hu’s first Vegas venture. The expansive menu features a selection of popular Mandarin, Cantonese, Hunan and Shanghai dishes, made especially for the Palms location. It features more than 200 beef, chicken, pork and seafood options; a variety of soups; dim sum; and traditional hot pots. The décor of the 150-seat restaurant includes an open design with various textiles, high ceilings, chandeliers, traditional Chinese elements, gold and red accents, ceramic sculptures, culturally inspired artwork and a spacious patio overlooking Palms Pool. Lao Sze Chuan is open daily for lunch and dinner. Lao Sze Chuan, 4321 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103, 702-990-8888.
 
Pantry, a 149-seat, 24-hour restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night, has opened at The Mirage in the former space of B.B. King’s Blues Club. Designed by Munge Leung, décor elements include Mexican cement tile flooring, wood wall paneling, custom cabinetry filled with white crockery and vintage curios, chalkboards detailing the daily specials, mirrors with quotes from legendary chef Julia Child and artwork portraying imagery of French cuisine and fashion. Breakfast and dessert are served round the clock, with items including green eggs and ham, Valrhona Grand Cru milk chocolate pancakes and eggs Benedict, and desserts of handcrafted donuts and chocolate ganache, strawberry shortcake and banana cream pie served in miniature mason jars. Lunch and dinner, served from 11 a.m.-6 a.m., includes smoked salmon flatbread, Texas Pete fried chicken and beer-battered fish and chips. Low-calorie, gluten-free and vegetarian items are also available. Pantry, 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-791-7111, 800-627-6667.
 

News Bytes

S7 Buffet at Silver Sevens Offering Weekly Oktoberfest Themed Buffet
Every Tuesday throughout October, the S7 Buffet at Silver Sevens is hosting an Oktoberfest buffet from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Featured specialties include German potatoes, braised red cabbage, bratwurst with sauerkraut, chicken curry, roasted pork loin, sauerbraten beef pot roast and a smoked brisket carving station. The seasonal dessert station offers apple strudel, salted pretzels and assorted fruit pies and cakes. The cost is $12.99 with an A-Play Club Card, or $14.99 without one. S7 Buffet, 4100 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169, 702-733-7000.
 
Roast chicken and frites from the Frites Grill menu at Mimi’s Cafe Frites Grill Menu at Mimi's Cafe
Chef Katie Sutton, the head of the culinary team at Mimi’s Cafe restaurants, spent two months in France perfecting her version of the French frite that’s crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. The results can now be found on the Frites Grill menu, offering steak frites, grilled salmon & frites, grilled chicken & frites, mussels & frites, and roasted chicken & frites. For more information and locations, visit www.mimiscafe.com
 
Hakkasan Celebrates Golden Week with Exclusive Menu of Traditional Chinese Fare
Hakkasan at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino will celebrate the annual Chinese holiday Golden Week from Sept. 29-Oct. 12 with a chef’s menu created by international development chef Ho Chee Boon. For parties of two or more, priced at $138 per person, the menu includes Peking duck with Tsar Nicoulai Reserve caviar, a dim sum platter, braised whole seabass in a claypot spicy Szechuan rib eye with enoki mushroom, roasted crispy chicken with wild mushroom in oyster sauce, crispy prawn with dried chili and cashew nut, fried rice with diced abalone, and black sesame and chocolate dumplings with ginger and yuzu tea. A box containing hand-made golden macarons will be given at the end of the meal to each guest to take home as a gift. Hakkasan has Cantonese-speaking staff on site and in reservations, and accepts China Union Pay. Menus will be Cantonese-translated and staff is trained in Chinese etiquette. Hakkasan, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-891-7888.
 

Chef Shuffle

Chef Luciano Pellegrini has joined the culinary team at Marché Bacchus as consulting chef. The Italian native previously helmed Valentino at The Venetian and was head chef at Posto in Los Angeles. Pellegrini will expand the menu to add Mediterranean-influenced dishes including a large selection of pastas. Marché Bacchus was recently named one of GAYOT's Top 10 Wine Bars in the U.S. Marché Bacchus, Lakeside Center, 2620 Regatta Dr., Ste. 106, Las Vegas, NV 89128, 702-804-8008.
 
After winning the top spot in season 12 of the Fox reality show Hell’s Kitchen, Scott Commings has claimed his prize of the head chef position at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace. The former executive chef from Woodstock, IL made a name for himself on season 12 as “The Biggest Comeback Chef in the history of Hell’s Kitchen” by taking bold risks and out-competing the other 19 contestants. Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill, Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-731-7410.
 
The Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group has announced that chef Mark Andelbradt has been appointed executive chef of the new Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, the group’s first off-Strip restaurant. Andelbradt’s last position was as executive chef at Puck's Postrio at The Venetian’s Grand Canal Shoppes. The Chicago native’s resume also includes positions at Daniel Boulud’s Daniel in New York City, at Masaharu Morimoto’s Morimoto in both Philadelphia and New York City, and at Brasserie T and TRU in Chicago. Andelbradt said, “It’s exciting to be a part of Wolfgang’s first off-Strip restaurant in Las Vegas. Las Vegas is now home for my family, and I’m really looking forward to becoming even further rooted in the community with this great neighborhood restaurant.” Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, Downtown Summerlin, 10955 Oval Park Dr., Las Vegas, NV n/a, 702-202-6300.
 

Closings

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