The Venetian and Palazzo extend Restaurant Week
June 15, 2018 2:58 AM
by Staff & Wire Reports
THE VENETIAN AND THE PALAZZO EXTEND LAS VEGAS RESTAURANT WEEK
More than a dozen restaurants at The Venetian and The Palazzo will participate in Las Vegas Restaurant Week, a 12-day celebration of dining from Three Square Food Bank, to help end hunger in Southern Nevada. As a bonus, for the second year in a row, several of the resort’s restaurants will extend their participation for a third week, through July 6.
In addition, The Venetian and The Palazzo have added two cocktail hotspots to the mix. For the first time, both Rosina and The Dorsey will donate a portion of proceeds from a special cocktail menu.
As part of the program, participating restaurants will feature pre-fixe menus at a special price, a great way for guests try the resort’s award-winning restaurants. A portion of proceeds will go to Three Square Food Bank, with each purchase providing up to 18 meals to those in need.
Participating restaurants at The Venetian and The Palazzo:
June 18 – July 6:
Black Tap Craft Burger & Beer
Buddy V’s Ristorante
Hong Kong Café
Morels Steakhouse & Bistro
Mercato della Pescheria
SUGARCANE raw bar grill
June 18 – June 29:
LAVO Italian Restaurant
TAO Asian Bistro
Three Square currently distributes more than 40 million pounds of food and grocery product per year -- the equivalent of more than 33 million meals -- to more than 1,300 community partners, including nonprofit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites throughout Southern Nevada.
LATIN AMERICAN-INSPIRED FOOD TRENDS COMING UP HOT, HOT, HOT THIS SUMMER
A quartet of fine restaurants with a Latin American flair have made The Venetian and The Palazzo the epicenter of the latest culinary trend to hit the Las Vegas Strip. Chica, Once, SUGARCANE raw bar grill, and SUSHISAMBA all highlight the diverse flavors of Latin American cuisine, making for perfect opportunities to take a culinary journey while in Las Vegas.
Created by Celebrity Chef Lorena Garcia, Chica in Restaurant Row does that and more – delivering robust and vibrant flavors of Latin cuisine combined with a dynamic wine and mixology program. The restaurant’s menu features classic renditions of Latin dishes, allow guests the opportunity to explore the flavors of Latin American cuisine as one culture, with influences from Venezuela, Peru, Brazil, Mexico and Argentina, among many more.
SUGARCANE raw bar grill in Restaurant Row features an array of globally inspired small plates that come from three kitchens – an open fire grill, raw bar and traditional kitchen – all overseen by Chef Partner Timon Balloo. The restaurant’s menu draws from Latin, Asian and European inspiration, allowing guests to share the ultimate dining experience. The Latin culture invites guests to become family, and the same can be said for SUGARCANE, with its “kick back, eat well, and stay awhile” motto.
Most recently, The Palazzo welcomed Once to the Grand Canal Shoppes. This one-of-a-kind Peruvian Nikkei dining experience is from one of Los Angeles’ most acclaimed chefs, Ricardo Zarate. Once (pronounced on-seh), which means “eleven” in Spanish and symbolizes Zarate’s spot in his line of 13 siblings, is inspired by his earliest memories of the food of his native Peru. Drawing distinct flavors from both Peru and Japan, Once’s menu features 11 à la carte shared plates, which rotate weekly based upon seasonal ingredients.
An epicurean trendsetter, SUSHISAMBA helped introduce Las Vegas to upscale fusion cuisine, and the ever-popular destination is a leader in edible Latin flair. Under the watch of Chef John Um, bold and bright ingredients from Brazil, Peru, and Japan complement each other. Starters include succulent broiled Peruvian bay scallops with shiso-lime-butter crust; crispy yellowtail taquitos with spicy yuzu sauce; and rock shrimp tempura with golden pea shoots. Skewered anticuchos include choices like organic chicken, ribeye, and scallops. For large plates, dig into miso-marinated Chilean sea bass and Brazilian moqueca mista -- a tropical melange of shrimp, squid, sea bass, mussels, clams, coconut milk, and dendê oil. And more of Brazil's big flavors come to fore with churrasco plates piled with ribeye, chorizo, and wagyu picanha sided with white rice, black beans, collard greens, and farofa.
Latin flavors are experiencing a rising surge, so be sure to try one of these three Latin-inspired restaurants at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas.
BE HEALTHY-ON-THE-GO WITH CR CREĀT’S MUSHROOM COFFEE
The newly opened, CR CREĀT located in the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Palazzo, is now serving mushroom coffee for an extra jolt to get the morning started. This superfood-inspired beverage is the perfect morning antidote and is said to boost immunity and liver health, increase brain health and is filled with antioxidants – a great alternative to the normal caffeine jolt without skimping on flavor or that business meeting you’re running late for.
BUDDY V’S RISTORANTE SHARES THE PERFECT SAUCES TO TRY AT HOME
Buddy V's Ristorante is inspired by TLC’s “Cake Boss” star Buddy Valastro's family gatherings. The menu offers twists on Italian-American favorites, as well as Valastro family favorites like Sunday gravy, steak pizzaiola and linguine. Try a little bit of the famed chef’s family tradition with these classic Italian sauce recipes for your next Sunday supper.
MERCATO DELLA PESCHERIA FEATURES TONNO ALLA GENOVESE, PERFECT FOR SUMMER
Mercato Della Pescheria is known for their fresh seafood that is flown in daily, so there’s no question as to what dish to try this summer! Enjoy the all-new Tonno alla Genovese, featuring tuna that is perfectly charred on the Josper oven and grill and served with pickled radish, asparagus and grained mustard, and finished with a red wine reduction -- making this dish simply refreshing and flavorful.
MORELS STEAKHOUSE & BISTRO ADDS WEEKEND “BRUNCH WITH BENEFITS”
Morels Steakhouse & Bistro launches its “Brunch with Benefits” for family and friends to get the party started off right, with mimosas of course. When one guest orders bottomless mimosas at the regular price of $25, the rest of the table benefits by receiving bottomless mimosas for only $5 a person. This offer is valid for tables of eight or more, and the entire table must also order an entrée. Brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FIFA WORLD CUP 2018
LAGASSE’S STADIUM IS YOUR WORLD CUP HEADQUARTERS
Lagasse’s Stadium sports bar by Chef Emeril Lagasseis a sport lover’s dream destination. With more than 100 HD screens including a 9- x 16-foot main screen, luxury boxes, plush stadium-style seating and a kicked-up menu, this is the perfect place to watch any game. Fans can book reservations now for FIFA World Cup through July 15, featuring a special menu.
World Cup Menu:
- Warm Bavarian pretzel served with kicked-up cheesy beer sauce
- Spicy shrimp, tomato and vegetable gazpacho topped with avocado
- Beef stroganoff over penne pasta with toasted focaccia bread
- Green chili pulled pork street tacos with grilled corn, black bean pico de gallo, cilantro crème fraiche
- Beer-battered haddock served with crispy french fries, blue cheese coleslaw and lemon caper tartar with malt vinegar
For reservations, please call 702.607.2665.
ONCE TO HOST FIFA WORLD CUP VIEWING PARTY
Once, the one-of-a-kind Peruvian Nikkei dining experience from acclaimed Los Angeles Chef Ricardo Zarate, will host a FIFA World Cup viewing party, beginning at 9 a.m. on June 16, to catch Peru’s first game in the wildly popular global tournament. Peru reached the 2018 finals by defeating New Zealand in an intercontinental play-off, triumphantly returning to the finals after a 36-year absence. Tickets to the event are available for $25 per person, which include a drink and a breakfast bowl to enjoy while watching the game.
INDEPENDENCE DAY – JULY 4
Sport red, white and blue all day long this Fourth of July and celebrate America’s independence with delicious bites and delectable libations from some of the hottest bars and restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip.
Black Tap knows how to make a shake, and they also know how to get into the holiday spirit with The Red, White and Blue Cake Shake. Taking a vanilla shake with a vanilla frosted rim with red, white and blue sprinkles, topped with a red, white and blue cake slice, whipped cream, sprinkles and a cherry. This one-of-a-kind sweet treat is only available July 3 through July 8.
Chica, by Chef Lorena Garcia inside Restaurant Row at The Venetian, is paying homage to America and the Fourth of July by featuring the Chica Burger and Scrimshaw Pilsner brew. Available for $25, this classic American favorite features a short rib, brisket and chuck blend with Applewood smoked bacon, jalapeño jack cheese, avocado, crispy fried onions, lettuce and tomato on a brioche bun and served with fries. Guests can wash it all down with a crisp and refreshing Scrimshaw Pilsner brew – making it the perfect combination.
There is nothing quite as American as apple pie! In honor of Independence Day, Yardbird Southern Table & Bar will serve up its cinnamon apple hand pies – America’s favorite dessert topped with house-made vanilla bean ice cream, making the perfect pie even the Founding Father’s would be proud to indulge in.
NATIONAL CAESAR SALAD DAY – JULY 4
The Fourth of July isn’t just to celebrate America’s independence, it’s also National Caesar Salad Day, said to be served on nearly 50 percent of restaurant menus around the country, some offering a special twist. Restaurants serving up the salad at The Venetian and The Palazzo include: AquaKnox Global Water Cuisine, Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer, Buddy V’s Ristorante, Canaletto, Canyon Ranch Grill, Chica, CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Grand Lux Café, Grimaldi’s Coal Brick Oven Pizza, LAVO, Mercato della Pescheria, Morels Steakhouse & Bistro, Public House and Yardbird Southern Table & Bar.
NATIONAL FRIED CHICKEN DAY – JULY 6
It’s not just for the birds! Guests are invited to indulge in National Fried Chicken Day. With countless options and pairings to go with the delectable main dish, guests are sure to enjoy the following offerings:
Delmonico Steakhouse by Emeril Lagasse has the perfect dish to satisfy any fried chicken craving! The celebrity chef’s buttermilk fried chicken sandwich on a brioche roll features deviled egg yolk, heirloom tomato, bibb lettuce and is served with a side of sea salt fries.
Nothing sounds quite as enjoyable as delicious fried chicken while watching sports on the big screen. Check out Lagasse’s Stadium for Emeril’s buttermilk fried chicken. Served on a jalapeño cornbread waffle with vanilla honey butter and Crystal hot sauce syrup, this sweet and savory mashup is sure to please.
Celebrate National Fried Chicken Day with Yardbird Southern Table & Bar’s famous fried chicken. Brined for 27 hours, Yardbird serves their chicken a few ways, but the crowd favorite is the Chicken ’n Watermelon ’n Waffles. The perfectly moist and tasty bird comes with a cheddar-cheese waffle, bourbon maple syrup and spiced watermelon. Also available as a gluten-free option.
BASTILLE DAY – JULY 14
Bastille Day is the common name given in English-speaking countries to the French National Day, which is celebrated on the 14th of July every year. Bouchon Bistro inside The Venetian is celebrating in true French style from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Featuring food and drink specials, guests can enjoy French-style cuisine made famous by Chef Thomas Keller.
Bouchon Bakery features three convenient locations at The Venetian and will also be celebrating Bastille Day with a special buy one macaron, get one free offer. Available from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m., guests and French revelers can tip their berets and say “Vive la France” while enjoying this light and fluffy sweet treat.
NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY – JULY 16
I scream, you scream, we all (still) scream for ice cream! Take a trip down memory lane to relive the happiness of a good ol’ fashioned ice cream. Celebrate National Ice Cream Day the classic way with the kiddos or the adult way with a shot of your favorite liquor.
Black Tap’s CrazyShake™ Milkshakes are the most creative (and Instagrammable) way to celebrate National Ice Cream Day. Have a classic or go wild with the Cotton Candy CrazyShake featuring strawberry ice cream, a vanilla-frosted rim with blue, pink and pearl chocolates topped with a lollipop, rock candy, whipped cream and cotton candy. Go full-on chocolate with the Brooklyn Blackout, a chocolate shake with a chocolate frosted rim with mini chocolate chips topped with a chocolate brownie, whipped cream and chocolate drizzle. No choice will be a bad one when it comes to these wacky combinations.
Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with a classic root beer float! Lagasse’s Stadium inside The Palazzo is featuring a root beer float just in time for the warm summer nights. Made with vanilla, chocolate, coffee or strawberry ice cream and served with warm chocolate chip cookies, this sweet favorite is sure to please everyone. For guests wanting to kick it up a notch, you can add a shot to your float.
With the rising temperatures, a cool and delectable sweet treat is the perfect cure for a steamy afternoon. Yardbird Southern Table & Bar is featuring peanut butter ice cream pie. A mouthwatering dessert with Oreo crust, topped with peanut butter cups and hot fudge sauce, this sweet treat is not one to miss.
With countless flavors and combinations to make the perfect sundae, shake or cone, Sloan’s Ice Cream inside the Grand Canal Shoppes is the perfect spot to celebrate National Ice Cream Day. With spunky décor and vibrant hot pink walls, Sloan’s is the ultimate spot to take a selfie and enjoy some of the finest ice cream.
NATIONAL CAVIAR DAY – JULY 18
What’s all the roe about? Celebrate the finest seafood delicacy and indulge in the perfect little spheres that taste great and scream luxury at The Venetian and The Palazzo.
Celebrate National Caviar Day with Delmonico Steakhouse's Bigeye tuna tartare and Louisiana caviar with citrus emulsion, avocado and wonton chips. Treat yourself to a meal fit for the royal family and beyond!
In addition, guests are invited to get a taste for the finer things in life by trying the caviar selection at AquaKnox. Served with egg, cucumber, chives, shallots, crème fraiche and toasted blinis, diners can choose Beluga Sterlet Sturgeon or Russian Diamond Sturgeon to enjoy.
NATIONAL WINE AND CHEESE DAY – JULY 25
Looking for the perfect wine and cheese pairing? Look no further, The Venetian and The Palazzo have guests covered with an assortment of wine and cheese that is sure to please.
Calling all wine connoisseurs! Enjoy Mercato della Pescheria’s expert selection of happy hour wines by the glass at happy hour price ($7) all day long with purchase of a formaggio board on National Wine and Cheese Day.
Say Cheese! Morels Steakhouse & Bistro has you covered with their extensive list featuring more than 60 farmhouse and artisanal cheeses from around the world. Pair it with one of 40 plus wines by the glass or 600 plus wines by the bottle.
Plus, CUT by Wolfgang Puck allows guests to get in the wine and cheese spirit with its “The Vineyard and The Pasture” artisan wine and cheese pairing. Enjoy options such as Salty, Sweet featuring Mt. Tam, Ewe's Blue, Purple Haze, paired with Hauner, Malvasia delle Lipari, Santa Marina Salina, Italy 2011 or Earthy showcasing Bermuda Triangle, Seascape, Barely Buzzed, paired with Smith Woodhouse, "Late Bottled Vintage Porto," Portugal 2002.
NATIONAL LASAGNA DAY – JULY 29
Made just like Mama did, guests are invited to indulge in Mama’s Lasagna made with layers of fresh pasta sheets, Bolognese, mozzarella and ricotta and finished with Grana Padano on National Lasagna Day at Mercato della Pescheria located inside the Grand Canal Shoppes.
NATIONAL CHEESECAKE DAY – JULY 30
Mercato della Pescheria’s Toscana Cheesecake Della Nona will transport any sweet tooth to the Italian countryside for National Cheesecake Day. Made with creamy, fresh ricotta and sun-ripened strawberries, this delectable dessert is simply irresistible.
BLACK TAP DEBUTS SUMMER COCKTAILS
Black Tap located at The Venetian is proud to debut three new summer cocktails, perfect to enjoy on the patio that overlooks the gondolas. Don’t miss a chance to try these tasty drinks, they’re only available through the summer.
Watermelon Smash- $15
- Lime juice
- Simple syrup
- Fresh watermelon
- Basil leaves
The Orange Creamsicle- $15
- White rum
- Fresh oranges
- Vanilla syrup
Beer Float- $12
- Victory Storm King Stout
- Vanilla ice cream
- Whipped cream
BUDDY V’S RISTORANTE SUMMER COCKTAIL MENU NOW AVAILABLE
Buddy V’s Ristorante inside the Grand Canal Shoppes are highlighting two new cocktails available now through the end of summer, The Paloma Londra and Melon Blossom.
Dubbed the Paloma Londra, this fruity sensation is featured in a massive goblet with Portobello gin, San Pellegrino Pompelmo, pear liqueur, passion fruit puree and ruby red grapefruit juice topped with lemon and lime.
The Melon Blossom brings the crisp flavors of Grey Goose Le Melon, Elderflower Cordial, Orangecello, lemon juice, simple syrup, cucumber and mint in this refreshing drink.
THE DORSEY TAKES SHORTIE COCKTAILS TO NEW HEIGHTS
The Dorsey cocktail bar, inside The Venetian, is raising the bar with their Shorties menu. (Pro tip: Guests can ask their bartender to prepare these petite-sized cocktails into a full-size concoction when the feeling strikes.)
- Lime juice
- El Tesoro
- Lime juice
- Honey syrup
- Smoked salt
Summer in the City
- Fernet Branca
- Caffe Lolita
- Cream float
SHH…ROSINA OFFERS SECRET OLD FASHIONED MENU
Think there was only one way to make an Old Fashioned? Think again. Rosina, The Palazzo’s newest cocktail bar, has a secret menu with six variations on this classic libation and even includes a Debauve & Gallais chocolate pairing to elevate the guest (and drink) experience.
- Michter’s rye
- Clement 10 Year Rhum Agricole
- Tempus Fugit crème de banana
- Amargo Vallet
- Lemon twist
- Paired with coffee chocolate
- Buffalo Trace
- Tempus Fugit crème de cacao
- Dash of peach bitters
- Lemon twist
- Paired with vanilla chocolate
- Michter’s rye
- Lairds 100 proof apple brandy
- Brown sugar cube
- Dash of orange bitters
- Orange twist
- Paired with almond milk chocolate
MERCATO DELLA PESCHERIA FEATURES OFF-MENU COCKTAIL FOR WARM JULY NIGHTS
Mercato della Pescheria inside the Grand Canal Shoppes is featuring a new, off-menu cocktail this July. The Il Mattino is made with St. Germaine, blueberry grenadine, a splash of prosecco and a lemon peel garnish. This cocktail is the perfect summer sipper.
NATIONAL MOJITO DAY – JULY 11
According to our calendar, it’s mojito time! Give taste buds a thirst-quenching reason to enjoy this refreshing cocktail made of rum, lime juice and mint at some of The Venetian and The Palazzo’s finest bars and restaurants.
Chica is offering delectable flavored mojitos including strawberry, mango and passionfruit. ¡Salud!
Delmonico Steakhouse’s Emerald Isle Mojito is a combination of a classic 19th century cocktail with a 21st century spirit, that features Jameson Black Barrel, Schonauer Apfel liqueur, fresh lime juice, and muddled mint topped off with Fever-Tree club soda.
What’s better than a mojito for one? Try the Mojito for Two at The Dorsey. Made with rum, fresh mint, lime and brown sugar, this is one cocktail guests will be fighting over who gets the last sip.
Celebrate National Mojito Day at Mercato della Pescheria, offering a classic mojito at happy hour price ($7) all day long!
NATIONAL TEQUILA DAY – JULY 24
One Tequila, two tequila, pour! Not just for margaritas, guests are invited to sample all the tasty combinations that have become popular for many.
With more than 50 authentic tequilas that have been fine aged with great care and skill to produce the smoothest flavor and finish, Cañonita makes National Tequila Day worthwhile. Featuring Plata, Reposado, Añejo and Mezcals variations, there’s a tequila for everyone at Cañonita.
Chica inside The Venetian is proud to present an exclusive Dos Armadillos tequila flight for National Tequila Day. Guests can enjoy one-ounce teasers of Dos Armadillo's Blanco, Reposado and Añejo tequilas for $40.
Enjoy two of Delmonico Steakhouse's signature cocktails on National Tequila Day. The Holy Molé is a serious margarita that features Patron Barrel Select and Patron Silver married with triple sec and orange curacao. Served on ice with a mole rim garnish, spice is nice! The Del Paloma is another mouth-watering option for tequila lovers. Featuring Don Julio Blanco, Cartron Pamplemousse Rose Grapefruit Liqueur, ruby red grapefruit, and fresh lime juice, this cocktail is tart and refreshing to satisfy the summer thirst.
Mercato della Pescheria is featuring their Palermo Paloma cocktail, an Italian spin on the classic margarita for National Tequila Day! Made with Don Julio Blanco tequila, dry vermouth, fresh lime sour, and San Pellegrino grapefruit soda, this refreshing cocktail is perfect to get the night started.
NATIONAL SCOTCH DAY – JULY 27
Cheers to the weekend in honor of National Scotch Day. Celebrate at The Venetian and The Palazzo, and sip on these cocktails featuring the classy and distinctive spirit.
Delmonico Steakhouse's Scottish Pudding cocktail pairs smoky scotch with the sweetness of Pedro Ximénez Sherry that's a symphony on the taste buds not soon forgotten. This cocktail blends Dewars 12 Year Old Blended Scotch, González Byass Néctar Pedro Ximénez, Angostura Bitters, and a hint of orange. Don’t miss the chance to take taste buds to another level with this sweet cocktail.
For the ultimate nightcap look no further than The Dorsey and the Penicillin. Made with scotch, fresh lemon, ginger, honey and Islay float, this popular cocktail is perfect to enjoy over conversation.