RESTAURANT WEEKâ€™S FEEDING FRENZY STARTS MONDAY
Las Vegas Restaurant Week is here. It starts Monday and offers five days of world-class dining nirvana. There is no end of good deals so be sure to avail yourself during this annual food extravaganza with a cause. Participating restaurants will feature special prix fixe menus priced at $20.10, $30.10 and $50.10, depending on the restaurant with a portion of the price assisting Las Vegas-based Three Square, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending hunger in Southern Nevada.
The weeklong celebration of fine dining includes more than 80 participating restaurants, from popular mid-level eateries to the cityâ€™s premier and celebrity-chef restaurants, all offering pre-fixe meals at special prices. A member of the Feeding America network of food banks, Three Square currently provides 17 million pounds of food and grocery productâ€”the equivalent of 12 million meals per year to more than 570 program partners including non-profit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites throughout Southern Nevada.
Of course we did not have room to list the special offerings at all 80 restaurant that are participating so visit www.threesquare.org for more details.
Restaurant Week Events:
Monday, August 30
â€śWet Your Appetite at WET REPUBLICâ€ť with Restaurant Weekâ€™s kickoff event at 8 p.m. Food stations from several of the participating restaurants including JoĂ«l Robuchon, Craftsteak, Fiamma, Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, Jean Georges Steakhouse, Sage, Burger Bar, Fleur de Lys, Sensi, Osteria del Circo and Todd Englishâ€™s Olives will be present. Celebrity chef Hubert Keller will showcase his talents on the spin tables as special guest DJ during the party. Live music, synchronized swimmers and Studio 54 go-go dancers complete the entertainment line-up. Tickets to the event are $30.10 and can be used as a dining voucher at any participating MGM Grand restaurant during Restaurant Week.
Tuesday, August 31
â€śTease in The Kitchenâ€ť from the chefs at Lâ€™Atelier de JoĂ«l Robuchon starts at 10:30 p.m. and features a live burlesque show with live band, champagne and passed hors dâ€™oeuvres. Tickets are $70.10 plus tax
Wednesday, Sept. 1
Kerry Simon is hosting a Restaurant Week event at his newest restaurant, KGB: Kerryâ€™s Gourmet Burgers, at Harrahâ€™s Las Vegas from 6 to 8 p.m. Guests will be treated to signature samplings of his famous Iron Chef sliders, Captain Crunch milkshake, specialty cocktails, desserts and more. Donations of $20 to benefit Three Square will be collected upon entry.
â€śA Night of High Spiritsâ€ť at Tom Colicchioâ€™s Craftsteak starts at 10:30 p.m. with selections of Scotch, fine California wines, tasting stations featuring Craftsteak signature dishes and a cigar roller. Tickets are $30.10 plus tax.
Thursday, September 2
At Shibuyaâ€™s â€śBirufest 2010â€ť taste 28 different Japanese and Japanese-style beers including Shibuyaâ€™s own private labels, meet contemporary artist Dennis Drew and get inked with a temporary Japanese tattoo. Tickets are $30.10 plus tax, start time is 10:30 p.m.
Bradley Ogdenâ€™s dinner menu, priced at $50.10, features a first course of twice-baked Maytag blue cheese soufflĂ©, globe artichoke soup or Bradleyâ€™s signature Caesar salad. For the second course thereâ€™s a choice of pan-roasted Alaskan halibut, duroc pork loin or roasted Petaluma free range chicken. Dessert is your choice of bananas fosters cake, selection of house-made ice cream or chocolate peanut butter brownie.
Parisâ€™ Eiffel Tower Restaurant has a Restaurant Week lunch menu for $30.10 that includes Maine peekytoe crab saladď€¬ď€ veal medallion, and crĂ¨me brĂ»lĂ©e.
Harrahâ€™s KGB: Kerryâ€™s Gourmet Burgers is serving special lunch and dinner menus priced at $20.10 and $30.10 respectively. The lunch menu features KGB house salad; choice of veggie burger or American standard burger; and cotton candy. The dinner menu features a choice of waffle fry nachos or popcorn shrimp; choice of THE cheddar cheeseburger or Cali chicken; and mĂ©nage Ă trois milkshakes.
Marssa at Loews Lake Las Vegas is offering a first course of Yellow Tail Pico de Gallo, Walnut Prawn, and Avocado Sushi Ball; a second course of Filet Tataki with Spicy Orange Ponzu and Wasabi Mashed Potatoes; and Chocolate Mousse.
Martoranoâ€™s at the Rio is serving a dinner menu for $50.10 per person that features fried mozzarella or Caesar salad; chicken cutlet Martorano, bucatini carbonara or ziti with broccoli rabe; and ricotta cannolli or old-world spumoni for dessert.
At Mesa Grill in Caesars Palace the $30.10 lunch menu features your choice of roasted corn soup, tiger shrimp and roasted corn tamale or Sophieâ€™s chopped salad; swordfish club, 16-spice chicken salad or Mesa burger; and Chefâ€™s selection for dessert. The $50.10 dinner menu features roasted corn soup, blue corn pancake or grilled asparagus salad; choice of blue corn crusted halibut, new Mexican spice rubbed pork tenderloin or roasted hacked chicken; and finally coconut cake, pineapple upside down cake or crĂ¨me brĂ»lĂ©e.
Raoâ€™s features a lunch menu for $20.10 and a dinner menu for $50.10. The lunch menu includes house salad, pizza Bianca or Raoâ€™s meatballs; pizza margherita, calzone di ricotta, piadina romagnola or spaghetti all marinara; and torta di ricotta or tiramisu. The dinner menu includes bruschetta al pomodoro e Carciofo, insalata della casa, vongole oreganate or mozzarella in carrozza; fusilli con cavolo e salsicce, scaloppine piccata, penne alla vodka, Uncle Vincentâ€™s famous lemon chicken quartered charcoal, traditional Raoâ€™s meatballs or salmone e spinace. Dessert is torta di ricotta, torta di niccioline, varietaâ€™ di gelati or tiramisu
Serendipity 3 at Caesars Palace is offering the following lunch and dinner menu priced at $30.10: your choice of tropical tuna tacos, safe at home Kobe sliders or PB&J & fluff; a second course of chicken salad, orchard salad, the full Monty or monster meatballs & spaghetti; and Frrrozen hot chocolate for dessert.
Encore’s Society CafĂ© will offer a clever take on the traditional box lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day and will feature a choice of salad or soup, sandwich or dessert for $20.10. Selections include: Society’s Caprese of Burrata cheese, Rosso Brunno tomatoes and basil; a vibrant fruit and nut salad of field greens, figs, cherries and cashews in pomegranate vinaigrette; filet mignon slider with caramelized onions and horseradish cream; charred rare tuna slider with wasabi cream; a ‘Sloppy Joseph’ slider made with spiced sirloin or a club sandwich of organic turkey and apple wood bacon on a parker house roll.
Steakhouse46 at Flamingo is offering a $50.10 dinner menu featuring a first course of French onion soup, lump crab cake or arugula salad; a second course of grilled filet mignon, roasted half Petaluma chicken or pan-seared king salmon; and a third course of either strawberry shortcake or chocolate dome.
Wynnâ€™s Stratta menu, priced at $50.10, will offer braised short rib of beef in Barolo sauce with port-wine glazed shallots; seared sea scallops with summer vegetables and basil; or roasted chicken with braised artichokes, baked tomatoes, capers and white wine. For night owls, a special late night three-course menu of dishes ideal for the wee hours will be available from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m., prix fixe at $30.10.
Strip House at Planet Hollywood is offering a $50.10 dinner menu that includes a first course of Caesar salad or slice tomato and red onion salad; a second course of 6-ounce filet mignon or sautĂ©ed Atlantic salmon; and choice of Strip House cheesecake or Rocky Road pudding.
Vintner Grill is offering a prix fixe dinner for $50.10 or for $10 more add a wine pairing. First course, choice of crispy calamari with haricot verts, lemon and curry aioli, white bean hummus with olive relish and spicy pita chips, chopped spring vegetable salad with maple-sherry vinaigrette, or Tuscan pecorino and tomato crostini. Second course, choice of free-range half chicken with truffle honey-mustard glaze, cavatelli “mac and cheese” and broccolini, halibut with cous cous, spinach, toasted orzo, lemon gremolata and sweet tomatoes, veal scaloppini with crimini mushrooms, lemon, marsala and capellini aglio olio. And finally banana cream pie or lemon blueberry cheesecake for a finale.
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