Restaurants around the Las Vegas Valley are pulling pork, crusting halibut, frying rice and brûlée-ing crèmes in preparation for Southern Nevada’s premiere culinary event, Las Vegas Restaurant Week.
After more than 10 years and $1.2 million raised for Three Square, the annual event will return June 19-30, 2017.
Las Vegas Restaurant Week kicks off Friday, June 16 with a “Summer Cookout featuring Robert Irvine & Friends” at Sky Beach Club at Tropicana Las Vegas.
Chef Irvine will host the poolside party, challenging guests to ping pong, tug-of-war and other adult-style summer camp games, while they nosh on fresh summertime salads, barbeque and refreshing cocktails from local restaurants.
Proceeds from the ticketed event will benefit Three Square.
Beginning June 19, Restaurants will create their own prix-fixe menu offered at price points ranging from $20 to $80, with a fixed portion of the proceeds benefitting Three Square and the fight against hunger in Southern Nevada.
Restaurants already confirmed to participate include: Andiron, Bouchon Bistro, Cleo, Eiffel Tower, Foundation Room, Fogo de Chao, Hearthstone, Gilley’s Bar-B-Que, MOzen Bistro, Silverado Steakhouse, Urban Turban and Zenshin among many others.
A website devoted to Las Vegas Restaurant Week, www.helpoutdineoutlv.org , provides the list of participating restaurants and bars and menu details. The easy-to-navigate, mobile-friendly site allows diners to search by type of cuisine and offers the option to book a reservation through opentable.com or yelp.com.
100 percent of the proceeds collected from participating restaurants benefits Three Square and its mission to provide meals to more than 296,000 hungry residents in Southern Nevada. The 2016 iteration alone put more than half a million meals back out into the community.