Tomorrow, Andre’s New Cigar Lounge and Culinary Library to Debut

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ANDRE’S NEW CIGAR LOUNGE AND CULINARY LIBRARY TO DEBUT TUESDAY, MARCH 31

Located inside Andre’s Restaurant and Lounge at Monte Carlo, Lounge and Culinary Library Will Be the First of its Kind in Las Vegas

For chefs and foodies who revel in spending down time sifting through real cookbooks and recipes rather than flipping through apps, an inspiring new destination debuts Tuesday, March 31: Andre’s Cigar Lounge and Culinary Library. Located on the second floor of Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge at Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, this library represents the first of its kind in Las Vegas and will showcase Chef André Rochat’s personal collection of cookbooks, amassed over the course of his more than 55 years in the culinary industry. Nearly 700 books will be on display at any given time and available for guests to read. New books will be regularly rotated in from his collection, which include 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 will include:

– French print edition of Georges Auguste Escoffier’s “Le Guide Culinaire”;

– 106 volumes of the culinary magazine, Art Culinaire;

– An 1892 print of “The Everyday Cookbook, The Encyclopedia of Practical Recipes” by Jean-Pierre Gauthier;

-“The First American Cookbook” by Amelia Simmons, copyright 1796;

-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);

-Michelin Guides for France for every year from 1976 to 2008.

Current-day titles in the library will be comprised of cookbooks from world-renowned chefs and friends of Rochat, including Andre’s 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 will also be on display for guests’ perusal.

The library debut is a part of the milestone celebration for Rochat, who in 2015 celebrates 35 years since opening his first restaurant, Andre’s Downtown, in Las Vegas.

“I began collecting these books because, for me, reading them is relaxing and I enjoy being inspired by other great chefs’ recipes. The more I began to read, the more I wanted to know. Decades later, I’ve amassed this amazing library of books from around the world that I want to share not only with fellow chefs and restaurateurs but also our guests,” said Rochat.

Beginning later this spring, Andre’s will also create a “Book of the Month” program, featuring a selected chef and/or cookbook. Executive Chef Christopher Bulen and his team will create small savory and sweet bites to experience while reading the books. Cocktails and cigars also will be paired with the special menu.

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 1996 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 will be open Tuesday through Sunday from 5:30 to close.

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. Find on Facebook and Instagram or follow on Twitter (@AndresLasVegas).

Celebrate Valentine’s Day 3 special menus from Andre’s at Monte Carlo, Feb. 13-15

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FOR A QUIET, INTIMATE VALENTINE’S DAY, EXPERIENCE
ANDRE’S AT MONTE CARLO RESORT AND CASINO’S NEW MENU FOR LOVERS

Award-Winning Restaurant to Offer a Special Menu on Each of the Three Nights of Valentine’s Day Weekend

With this year’s Valentine’s Day on a Saturday, Andre’s at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino will be offering not one, but three different menu options and experiences for lovers. A different menu will be offered on Friday, Feb. 13, Saturday, Feb. 14, and Sunday, Feb. 15.

Andre’s offers an intimate setting, with candlelit tables draped in fine white linens. In addition to the menu below, a full cocktail and spirits menu awaits, boasting one of the large Cognac and Armagnac collections in the country. Once dinner is complete, couples can head upstairs to Las Vegas’ hidden gem, Andre’s Cigar Lounge. Finish the evening with cigars or just a relaxing nightcap.

As for the menus, for those dining on Friday, Feb. 13, the price* for the 5-course menu will be $115 per person for the following:

First course, selections include:

  • Sturgeon Caviar with Beau Soleil Oysters with Pomegranate Mignonette
  • Champagne Caviar with Carrot Blinis with Cucumber Crème Fraîche

Second course, selections include:

  • Beef Tartare with Caper Crackers, Shallot Jam, Micro Arugula and Dijon Foam
  • Quail Galantine with Toasted Brioche, Grain Mustard Sauce and Scallion Oil

Third course, selections include:

  • Warm Lobster Bisque with Poached Langoustines and Tarragon Crème
  • Veal Consommé and Pinot Royale

Fourth course, selections include:

  • Snake River Farms Kobe Rib Eye with Marrow and Duxelle Gratiné and Sauce Bordelaise
  • John Dory En Croûte with Roasted Fennel, Cauliflower Purée and Fire Roasted Bell Pepper Sauce
  • Seared Duck Breast and Crispy Confit with Jewel Yam Gnocchi, Braised Swiss Chard and Fig Jus

Dessert course with Chocolate Truffle Take Away Box:

  • Godiva Chocolate Soufflé with a Rich Mocha Anglaise

For Valentine’s Day, Saturday, Feb. 14, the price is $400 per person for a decadent 7-course menu, paired with Champagne and wine, or $260 per person with Champagne or $225 per person for dinner only:

First course paired with 375ml Champagne, Perrier Jouet, Grand Brut, selections include:

  • Sturgeon Caviar on Beau Soleil Oysters with Pomegranate Mignonette
  • Champagne Caviar with Carrot Blinis with Cucumber Crème Fraîche

Second course, selections include:

  • Beef Tartare with Caper Crackers, Shallot Jam, Micro Arugula and Dijon Foam paired with Côtes-de-Provence Rosé, Maison Mont d’Azur, Cloud Chaser
  • Quail Galantine with Toasted Brioche, Grain Mustard Sauce, Scallion Oil paired with Chardonnay, Kistler, Les Noisetierres, Sonoma Coast

Third course with Chef’s Complimentary Shaved Truffles tableside and paired with Sherry, Bodegas Hidalgo, Amontillado, Napoleon; selections include:

  • Warm Lobster Bisque with Poached Langoustines and Tarragon Crème
  • Veal Consommé with Pinot Royale

Fourth course paired with Pinot Gris, Zind Humbrecht, Alsace, selections include:

  • Seared Foie Gras with Roasted Quince Tart, Meyer Lemon Sabayon
  • Scallop Rosettes with Yukon Gold Potato and Saffron “Risotto Style”, Tomato Confit, Riesling Beurre Blanc

Fifth course, selections include:

  • Snake River Farms Kobe Rib Eye with Marrow and Duxelle Gratiné, Sauce Bordelaise, paired with Margaux, Chateau Margelaine, Bordeaux
  • John Dory En Croûte with Roasted Fennel, Cauliflower Purée and Fire Roasted Bell Pepper Sauce paired with Condrieu, Jean Luc Colombo, Amour de Dieu
  • Seared Duck Breast and Crispy Confit with Jewel Yam Gnocchi, Braised Swiss Chard, Fig Jus paired with Pinot Noir, En Route, Les Pommieres, Russian River Valley

Sixth course paired with Riesling, Spatlese, Donnhoff, Niederhauser Hermannshohle, Nahe, selections include:

  • Gem Lettuce Salad with Candied Beets, Toasted Hazelnuts and Grapefruit Vinaigrette
  • Cheese Trio with Rogue River Blue with Fresh Grapes, Barely Buzzed Cheddar with Lavender Jelly and Délice de Bourgogne with Apple Chips

Seventh course paired with Tokaji Aszu’, 5 Puttonyos, Royal Tokaji Wine Co., Red Label and a Chocolate Truffle Take Away Box, selections include:

  • Dessert Bouquet with Godiva Chocolate Soufflé with a Rich Mocha Anglaise
  • Butterscotch Kissed Cheesecake with a Gold Leaf Caramel Ice Cream
  • Passion Fruit Torte with an Extase Orange Liqueur Sabayon

Finally, for Sunday, Feb. 15, Andre’s is offering a special three-course prix-fixe menu, in addition to its regular menu, which will be $65 per person and include:

First course, selections include:

  • Sturgeon Caviar with Beau Soleil Oysters with Pomegranate Mignonette
  • Beef Tartare with Caper Crackers, Shallot Jam, Micro Arugula and Dijon Foam
  • Warm Lobster Bisque with Poached Langoustines and Tarragon Crème

Second course, selections include:

  • Snake River Farms Kobe Rib Eye with Marrow and Duxelle Gratiné, Sauce Bordelaise
  • John Dory En Croûte with Roasted Fennel, Cauliflower Purée, Fire Roasted Bell Pepper Sauce
  • Seared Duck Breast and Crispy Confit with Jewel Yam Gnocchi, Braised Swiss Chard, Fig Jus

Third course:

  • Godiva Chocolate Soufflé with a Rich Mocha Anglaise

For reservations, call (702) 798-7151.

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 more than 1,500 selections and an inventory of more than 12,000 bottles. For reservations or more information, visit Andre’s online or call the restaurant directly at (702) 798-7151. Find on Facebook or follow on Twitter (@AndresLasVegas).

 

*Prices for all three menus throughout the weekend of Valentine’s Day do not include gratuity, tax and beverage.