Forget your cares at Bali Hai

Jul 3, 2001 3:00 AM

From one of America’s premier chefs, Wolfgang Puck, comes the latest hot dining spot in Las Vegas, Cili at the Bali Hai Golf Club. Located just south of Mandalay Bay, Cili is a unique restaurant that combines two menus: a “western” menu with contemporary American cuisine and an “eastern” menu with Thai and
Chinese flavors, all served in a magical exotic dining

Puck, along with partners Tom Kaplan, David Robins, Joe Essa and Bill Walters, have created a dining experience that transports guests to a peaceful island paradise. Named for the Balinese word for “prosperity, good health and great fortune,” Cili is a visual and culinary celebration of the idealic, whimsical splendor of Bali and other far-off tropical lands.

The dining room features stunning Polynesian elements created by calming water, exotic relics, arched ceilings and full-length windows that overlook rolling hills, swaying palms and gentle waterfalls.

The dinner menu features such selections as tender Porterhouse steak with creamed spinach and pistachio gratin, spicy pad Thai noodles with seared shrimp, and grilled salmon with stir fried rice, prawns and spicy bok choy.

The varied lunch menu includes a unique Cili club sandwich made with turkey, bacon, fried egg and French fries, the Thai chicken salad with fun noodles, mint and ginger vinaigrette and the succulent lobster cobb salad. The weekend brunch features an assortment of selections including prosciutto-scallion frittatas and roasted prime rib.

Complementing the fine cuisine, is a creative cocktail and wine menu. With a daily happy hour and frequent live music, Cili’s bar is the perfect spot to relax and cap and outstanding round of golf or to relax before an elegant dinner or late night supper.