ANDRE’S NEW CIGAR LOUNGE AND CULINARY LIBRARY
TO PARTNER WITH AMBER UNICORN BOOKS
Andres Las Vega sand Culinary Library and Amber Unicorn, Las Vegas’ oldest used bookstore, specializing in cookbooks, are teaming up for a special offer. Guests at Andre’s will receive 20 percent off their next purchase at Amber Unicorn Books*. Amber Unicorn customers will receive a complimentary cocktail from Andre’s that will include a selection from the Specialty Cocktail Menu. The special offer will be valid until Dec. 31, 2015.
“We know our own chefs love spending their days off at Amber Unicorn Books, reading and researching new recipes. We’re pleased our new library provides another excellent source of chef-quality inspiration. We believe this partnership is a great way for the culinary community and foodies to experience two of the city’s great gems,” says Joseph Marsco, director of operations and managing partner, Andre’s.
Launched earlier this year in conjunction with the 35th anniversary of Andre’s, André Rochat’s history-making eponymous restaurant, Andre’s Cigar Lounge and Culinary Library is located on the second floor of Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. This library represents the first of its kind in Las Vegas and showcases Chef Rochat’s personal collection of cookbooks, amassed over the course of his more than 55 years in the culinary industry. Nearly 700 books are on display at any given time and available for guests to read. New books are regularly rotated in from his collection, which includes more than 1,000 titles. Subjects include baking and pastry, wine and spirits, restaurant architecture, celebrity chefs and much more.
Highlights of the culinary library include the French print edition of Georges Auguste Escoffier’s “Le Guide Culinaire”; 106 volumes of the culinary magazine, Art Culinaire and an 1892 print of “The Everyday Cookbook, The Encyclopedia of Practical Recipes” by Jean-Pierre Gauthier, as well as signed books from fellow legendary chefs such as Julia Child, Jacques Pepin, Joël Robuchon, Paul Bocuse, Jean-Louis Palladin (with an accompanying original menu from Jean Louis at the Watergate). Current-day titles in the library comprise cookbooks from world-renowned chefs and friends of Rochat, including his cousin and 3-star Michelin Chef Philippe Rochat’s French edition of “Flaveur”; Daniel Boulud’s “Daniel: My French Cuisine”; Massimo Bottura’s “Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef” and Daniel Humm’s “Eleven Madison Park: The Cookbook.” Menus from restaurants from around the globe dating back to the 1950s are also be on display for guests’ perusal.
In addition to the cookbooks, Andre’s Cigar Lounge and Culinary Library features a collection of more than 200 single-malt Cognacs, Armagnacs and scotches, as well as premium cigar varieties. The collection is the largest of its kind in Las Vegas and is ranked third in North America based on its size. Already considered a “hidden gem” by those in the hospitality industry, the lounge originally opened in 1997 along with the award-winning, AAA Four Diamond restaurant. The intimate lounge comfortably seats 36 guests and also houses a state-of-the-art ventilation and air filtration system enabling cigar aficionados to enjoy their evening without smoke disrupting nearby dinner or library guests.
Andre’s Cigar Lounge and Culinary Library is open Tuesday through Sunday from 5:30 to close.
Founded in 1981 by Myrna and Lou Donato, Amber Unicorn Books is Las Vegas’ oldest used bookstore, specializing in offering more than 16,000 cookbooks. From Bon Appétit to Travel & Leisure Magazine, Amber Unicorn Books frequently tops lists as one of the must-see cookbook stores the country. In 2012, Saveur named the Donatos “The King and Queen of Cookbooks.” In addition, Amber Unicorn carries a large selection of metaphysical/occult, science fiction/fantasy, military, general non-fiction and fiction. They buy, sell and trade both hard and paperback books and also ship domestically and internationally. The Donatos are one of the only Nevada-based members of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA). Amber Unicorn is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, go to www.AmberUnicornBooks.com.
*Guests of the library will receive Executive Chef Christopher Bulen’s business card will must be presented at the time of purchase to receive 20 percent off at Amber Unicorn. Guests who present an Amber Unicorn business card will receive their complimentary cocktail.
ABOUT ANDRE’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE AT MONTE CARLO RESORT AND CASINO
Celebrating his 35th anniversary in Las Vegas, André Rochat has enhanced his AAA Four Diamond restaurant by combining `its original old-world charm with a modern twist to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere. An eclectic approach on a classic, Andre’s meshes the finest style of dining with a comfortable, elegant setting. In addition to dining in casual elegance, Andre’s is home to an impressive cigar lounge, one of the only spaces on the Las Vegas Strip available to enjoy a fine cigar and rare Cognac from his internationally famous collection. Honored with a prestigious Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator, Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge at Monte Carlo has an encyclopedic wine list boasting nearly 1,000 selections and an inventory of more than 3,000 bottles. For reservations or more information, go to www.Andrelv.com, call (702) 798-7151 or find on Facebook, Twitter (@AndresLasVegas) and Instagram (@AndresLasVegas).