13 Tastes of Las Vegas Restaurant News | Feb. 7

Here is a roundup of the latest restaurant news from around the Las Vegas valley. 

1. Giordano's, home of the World Famous Stuffed Deep Dish Pizza, is now open at Boca Park. Offering dine-in, catering and delivery, this is Giordano’s second Valley location, having debuted at the Grand Bazaar Shops in December 2016. The 6800-square feet space features Giordano’s iconic “Eat Pizza” sign and a pizza kitchen that allows guests to watch cooks in action. Other signature pies include the bacon bbq chicken pizza, super veggie and Chicago classic. Giordano's also offers Italian beef sandwiches, chopped salads and more.

2. Park on Fremont has introduced a bourbon flight menu. The menu features three flights, each consisting of three 1-ounce pours of varying bourbons. The first flight tier includes Angels Envy, Woodford Reserve and Basil Hayden, priced at $32; the second small-batch flight includes Four Roses, 1792 and Col. E.H. Taylor, priced at $29; and the final rye flight includes Bulleit 95 Rye, High West Double Rye! and Templeton Rye, priced at $27.

3. Applebee's Neighborhood Bar & Grill is now offering 9 tasty, high-quality burgers for just $7.99 for a limited time. The handcrafted burger menu includes the Whiskey Bacon Burger, Quesadilla Burger, and the All-Day Brunch Burger. The drink of the month is the new Dollarmama, which will only cost $1 during the month of February.

4. Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres is offering a truffle tasting menu for a limited time only. The decadent 12-course tasting available includes pan con tomate, Catalan-style toasted pan de cristal with fresh tomato and shaved truffle; black truffle barquillo, made with chestnut, celery and mascarpone cheese; Vittore 1950, made with a tenderloin of Washugyu beef, black pepper, parmesan and croutons; truffled Shabu Shabu de Toro, thinly-sliced bull sirloin poached tableside in jamón and truffle broth with Honshimiji mushrooms; and more. The truffle tasting menu is priced at $150 per person. Special cocktails are also available including the Earth Diamond, which is a tribute to the Pisco Sour, and Truffles & Bees, which is made with Grey Goose La Poire vodka. Guests can also request truffle shavings on any dish for $25 per two grams.

5. A new restaurant by Chef Scott Conant will open Feb. 16 at the Red Rock hotel-casino. Masso Osteria is a return to form for Chef Conant, whose menu of house-made pastas, antipasti and savory wood-fired sides reflects his guiding philosophy: to create unforgettable dining experiences rooted in soulful cooking and generous hospitality. Menu highlights include: Whole Sea Bass al forno, ‘Tagliata di Manzo,’ Lamb Shank, Steak Fiorentina, House-made Stromboli, Creamy Polenta ‘Boscaiola.’ Wood Roasted Clams Casino, and Pasta al Pomodoro. The cocktail menu will feature the Lightbulb -- Bols Genever, Campari, and sweet Vermouth, served in a light bulb. Not only is the drink’s appearance Instagram-worthy, but guests who order it will also help a worthy cause. For a limited time, a portion of the proceeds from every “Lightbulb” will benefit Keep Memory Alive, the charitable effort to study and prevent brain diseases in cooperation with Las Vegas’ Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

6. Award-winning pizzaiolo Vincent Rotolo has opened a new pizza shop in Downtown Las Vegas at Pawn Plaza. The Good Pie will officially open on Feb. 9, which is National Pizza Day. $1 slices will be available until 2 p.m. with proceeds benefitting Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth. Good Pie serves four distinct pizza styles: the Grandma, Detroit, Brooklyn and gluten-free pizza. The pizza shop uses locally sourced produce, high-quality ingredients straight from Italy, and only traditional toppings. Partnering with the best of the best, Good Pie’s pizzas will feature ingredients from Italy’s Caputo Flour and Ciao Tomatoes; Brooklyn’s Mike’s Hot Honey and Aiello’s Cheese; Urban Seed produce, Urbani Truffles, and NUMU Vegan Cheese.

7. The Laundry Room at Commonwealth has a new craft cocktail menu. Hidden within the cocktail bar, the 300-square-foot speakeasy’s new menu will offer a variety of over 40 elaborate craft cocktails.  The new handcrafted concoctions include the Pom-Poms, a fruity blend of pineapple, lime and pomegranate juices, light rum and Anisette liqueur; the Hot Poker, a spicy mix of Orgeat syrup, lemon juice, mezcal and tequila, topped with habanero chili; and the floral Jacqueline Rose, made with apple brandy, rose syrup, lemon juice and Absinthe. All cocktails are priced at $16.

8. Ferraro's Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar has added a new offering to its popular late-night Mezzanotte menu. Guests can now enjoy a four-course, prix-fixe menu of small plates offered in the lounge and on the al fresco patio. Some of the menu highlights include fried quail lollipops, pasta e fagioli soup, fettuccine and spaghetti, seared chicken breast, grilled salmon, tripe in a spicy tomato broth, and the tiramisu cannoli duo. The Mezzanotte menu can be enjoyed on the relaxing patio from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. and costs $25 per person and are available for dine-in, pick up or delivery.

9. La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway is celebrating National Drink Wine Day on Feb. 18 with the introduction of a new dessert wine flight. The Delight Flight expertly pairs four wines from its award-winning wine list with a chef’s selection of desserts. The pairings, priced at $35, include Kracher Cuvee Beerenauslese from Burgenland, Austria, paired with a fruit tart; Ben Ryé Donnafugata, from Passito di Pantelleria in Italy, paired with dried apricot puree; Chambers Rosewood Vineyards from Rutherglen, Australia, paired with carrot cake; and 2011 Dow’s Late Bottled Vintage Port from Portugal, paired with dark chocolate rounds.

10. The Mirage's new Coastal Italian restaurant, Osteria Costa, is now open. The restaurant's menu is punctuated with classic dishes including hand-pulled mozzarella, housemade pastas, traditional Neapolitan-style pizzas, seafood and more. Designed to be a come-as-you-are social reprieve, the space features three dining landscapes suited for any occasion: main bar, dining room and pizza counter. Menu highlights include housemade mozzarella and imported burrata mozzarella; pork, beef and veal meatballs; the Frutti di Mare seafood salad; Rigatoni Alla Norma; Bucatini Cacio E Peppe; linguine and clams; margherita pizza; Pollo Parmigiana; lemon ricotta cheesecake; and tiramisu. 

11. Americana Las Vegas has added several new selections to its brunch menu. New selections include Merlot-poached pear tartare with red Flame grapes and oak leaf lettuce; chocolate chip pancakes with toasted meringue and chocolate sauce; beet-infused deviled eggs with cured salmon and fennel; chicken and waffles with bourbon maple syrup; grilled Portobello with chimichurri; forged mushrooms and San Marzano tomato-topped flatbread; ricotta and fig toast with strawberry balsamic and arugula; and butternut squash hash with farm egg and pimiento espelette. Popular brunch items have returned to the menu, including: shrimp and grits topped with brandy reduction; carne asada fries with flat iron steak and melted cheese; and French toast with berry compote. The unlimited brunch is priced at $42 per person. Add bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys for $17.

12. Los Angeles culinary legend Roy Choi is bringing a Koreatown-inspired restaurant to Park MGM later this year. The soon-to-be-named restaurant will be a celebration of L.A.’s Koreatown district featuring immersive spaces that feel comfortable and familiar, while creating an eclectic environment for people to open their perceptions to the new and extraordinary. Known as the pioneer of the food truck movement and bringing quality cuisine to all neighborhoods and people, Choi was named one of the 100 Most Influential People by TIME Magazine in 2016.

13. The Mob Museum and Oscar's steakhouse at the Plaza hotel-casino have teamed up for an offer you can't refuse -- they are now offering a package that combines admission to the museum with dinner at former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman's namesake restaurant. The package, priced at $99 per person, will pair admission to the Museum with a special prix fix dinner at Oscar’s that includes a cocktail and a special three-course menu: Oscar’s Chopped Salad with Onion Strings; main entrée selection of either an 8-ounce filet mignon, chicken or salmon served with the chef’s choice of vegetable and potato; and a dessert selection of New York cheesecake or a trio of chocolate mousse.


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