Enjoy Chef Rick Moonen’s delectable cuisine and a selection of ultra premium spirits as Rick Moonen’s rm seafood inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place hosts a special cocktail-inspired dinner with Azzurre Spirits on Wednesday, Sept. 23. Guests will be treated to an intimate cocktail reception with passed hors d’oeuvres, followed by a three-course menu created by Moonen. In addition, the dinner will feature signature cocktails by Azzurre Spirits made from gin and vodka, the latter of which Azzurre makes with grapes, apples, and sugar cane instead of grains, wheat, or potatoes. This special dinner is priced at $85 (excluding tax and gratuity) and will feature the following menu:

Passed hors d’oeuvres
Devils on horseback
Azzurre Gin marinated cobia fish taco, taro root shell, grapefruit

Azzurre Gin Cocktail
gin, grapefruit, rhubarb, orange shrub that is served with perlini carbonator

First Course:
Chilled La Saint Simon Oyster, Azzurre Vodka Bloody Mary cocktail sauce


Azzurre Vodka Cocktail
vodka-based cocktail with elderberry, blueberries, habanero, bitters, champagne float


Second Course:
Pan-roasted True North Salmon with brussel sprouts, sunchoke with farro hash, grains of paradise spiced marcona almonds, Azzurre Gin buerre blanc




Braised beef short rib, red pepper Azzurre Vodka romesco, charred local scallions


Third Course:
‘Gin & Tonic’ sorbet, candied lemon, star anise syrup


Launched in early 2014, Las Vegas-based Azzurre Spirits raises the bar for the ultra premium spirits category. Inspired by the majestic blue seas of the Mediterranean, owner Dan Pettit’s vision for the perfect spirit began to form. Hand-crafted and all natural, Azzurre Spirits is the only ultra-premium, gluten-free, blended vodka made with minimal distillation and filtration. Micro distilled in the United States, Azzurre Spirits uses only the best ingredients, sourced from farms and vineyards around the world. Following closely behind the luxury vodka, their passion has continued into the production of a new, ultra-premium gin. In search of a smooth, elegant taste that featured something beyond the traditional, Azzurre Gin is naturally gluten-free, with exotic botanicals, secret herbs, and spices added. For more information, visit http://www.azzurrespirits.com.


Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m.


Rick Moonen’s rm seafood inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place

RSVP: Space is limited. Guests may RSVP by calling (702) 632-9300. For more information about Rick Moonen’s rm seafood, visit rmseafood.com.


Media Contacts:

Sara Ryan

Langdon Flynn Communications


(702) 889-2705


About Chef Rick Moonen

Chef and cookbook author, Rick Moonen, has been the country’s leading advocate for the sustainable seafood movement for the past 25 years, bringing national awareness to this subject near and dear to his heart. In 2013 USA Today named him one of Earth’s “Power Players” as one of five leaders helping the health of our planet.  He’s been featured on CNN, TODAY, Good Morning America, CBS Early Show, Dan Rather Reports, and many more.  His flagship restaurant, Rick Moonen’s rm seafood at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, showcases his commitment to sustainability without foregoing culinary creativity and innovation, and has been critically acclaimed by local and national press alike.  In 2010 Rick made a memorable appearance on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, nearly taking home the title and raising thousands of dollars and national awareness for Three Square food bank in Las Vegas.  In May of 2011 Monterey Bay Aquarium honored Rick as their “Chef of the Year” for his tireless efforts towards sustainability.  He was named Humanitarian of the Year by the American Culinary Federation in 2013. In June 2013, Chef Moonen transformed rm upstairs into Rx Boiler Room, a modern gastropub that showcases comfort food, redefined with Moonen’s signature twist. Rx Boiler Room was named Best New Restaurant of 2013 by Desert Companion magazine. www.rickmoonen.com.

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Rick Moonen's rm seafood Teams Up with Azzurre Spirits to Host a Special Cocktail-Inspired Dinner on Sept. 23
Enjoy Chef Rick Moonen’s delectable cuisine and a selection of ultra premium spirits as Rick Moonen’s rm seafood inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place hosts a special cocktail-inspired dinner