Pinot Brasserie is French but without the tedium

March 20, 2001 7:19 AM
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Famed Los Angeles celebrity chef and author, Joachim Splichal, an inductee into the James Beard Foundation, and his entrepreneurial wife, Christine Splichal, bring the lighter tastes of French cuisine to their Franco-California bistro, Pinot Brasserie, at The Venetian. The menu offers steak, poultry, pastas, seafood and wild game, complete with a large rotisserie and oyster bar. Chef/Partner Octavio Beccara and Executive Chef Brian Bennington are heading up the kitchen.

The wine is as extensive as the menu and features the best European and American wineries. There is also a wide variety of other liquors from grappa to single malt scotches and dessert wines and ports to choose from.

Pinot Brasserie is open for lunch and dinner in a rich, yet casual authentic French bistro setting. Most of the décor and accoutrements were imported directly from France, including the wooden French door façade from a hotel in Lyon, the copper pots, kitchen utensils, and Coq d’Or, the large weathered cast-iron rooster that stands guard at the entry. The concept is to recreate an authentic urban brasserie featuring a rotisserie and oyster bar and dining al fresco.

Pinot Brasserie, located in Restaurant Row on the Casino Level, not only has a main dining room, but West and East side private rooms, a fully stocked bar, casual outside dining, and an oyster bar complete with rubber booted, approved waiters reminiscent of a true Parisian brasserie.

For more information or reservations, call 702-414-8888.