Andre’s at Monte Carlo unveils dinner menu for an intimate Valentine’s Day experience

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INTIMATE, ROMANTIC TASTING MENU TO BE OFFERED VALENTINE’S DAY
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An elaborate and intimate dining experience lays the foundation for an extravagant six-course Valentine’s Day menu at Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge inside Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. Take the romantic experience up a notch with a perfectly paired wine selection with each course. Andre’s will offer an intimate setting, complete with candlelit tables, a full cocktail and spirits menu as well an extensive Cognac and Armagnac collection. There is no reason to miss this special menu, as it will be offered on each day of Valentine’s Day weekend: Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Created by Executive Chef Chris Bulen, the Valentine’s Day tasting menu will be the only available menu on Sunday, Feb. 14 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. In addition to the Valentine’s Day tasting menu, the A La Carte menu also will be available Friday, Feb. 12 and Saturday, Feb. 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. The special menu will feature:

Amuse
· Blood Orange Panna Cotta with Foie Gras Mousse

First course:
·  Pear & Roquefort Salad: Phyllo Wrapped Poached Pears and Roquefort Cheese, Lolla Rossa, Walnut Dressing

Second course:
·   Tomato & Celery Root Soup: Crab Croquettes, Preserved Lemon, Chive Oil

Third course, selections include:
·  Lobster Sausage: Asparagus, Puff Pastry, Lobster Sauce
·  Duck Pot Pie: Carrots, English Peas, Wild Mushrooms
·  Artichoke Tortellini: Oven Roasted Tomatoes, Gruyére Mornay

Fourth course, selections include:
·  Grilled Center Cut Ribeye: Chamonix Potatoes, Sautéed Broccolini, Seared Foie Gras, Rossini Sauce
·  Pan Roasted Poussin Breast: Butter Fava Beans, Piquillo Pepper Coulis, Scotch Egg, Chicken Jus
·  Seared Diver Scallops: Roasted Fennel, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Vermouth Cream Sauce
·  Roasted Carrot Risotto: Caramelized Pearl Onions, Herb Butter, Parmesan Curls

Dessert:
·  Red Velvet Cheesecake with Raspberries and Amaretto Anglaise

The price is $155 per person. For reservations or more information, call (702) 798-7151 or visit online, Facebook, Twitter (@AndresLasVegas) and Instagram (@AndresLasVegas). To book a table via OpenTable.com, click here.

ABOUT ANDRE’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE AT MONTE CARLO RESORT AND CASINO
Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge offers classically prepared French fare with a modern twist. The AAA Four Diamond restaurant is located inside the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. 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 one of Las Vegas’ gems: Andre’s Cigar Lounge and Culinary Library. Located on the second floor, this library represents the first of its kind in Las Vegas and showcases Chef André Rochat’s personal collection of cookbooks, amassed over the course of his more than 55 years in the culinary industry. The lounge also 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. Honored with a prestigious Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator, Andre’s has an encyclopedic wine list boasting nearly 1,000 selections and an inventory of more than 3,000 bottles.

Andre’s at Monte Carlo now serving popular Chef’s 5-Course Tasting Menu for dinner

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ANDRE’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE’S POPULAR FIVE-COURSE TASTING MENU
ON ONE PLATE NOW AVAILABLE DURING DINNER

Chef’s Tasting Plate Enables Guests to Experience Multi-Courses in a Short Amount of Time

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 Due to overwhelming popularity among guests, Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino now offers its five-course tasting experience served on a single plate not only to patrons dining in the bar, but also in the restaurant’s main dining room.

With this new option, guests can sample Andre’s exquisite fine dining in a compressed amount of a time and in smaller portions.

The plate includes an unscripted selection of three hot or cold appetizers, one entrée and one dessert item. As for what the specific course will be, that will be up to Executive Chef Christopher Bulen.

“Guests are responding so positively to this mini-adventure in dining. There is no set menu. We truly prepare what we feel like making that day and, so far, our guests love it,” says Chef Bulen. “One night, we might serve smaller portions of classic dishes on the menu or it could be dishes we have been experimenting with and testing with guests. Every night is a different experience.”

The Chef’s Tasting Plate is $50 per person plus tax and gratuity.

Andre’s is open Tuesday through Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to close.

ABOUT ANDRE’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE AT MONTE CARLO RESORT AND CASINO
Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge offers classically prepared French fare with a modern twist. The AAA Four Diamond restaurant is located inside the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. 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 one of Las Vegas’ gems: Andre’s Cigar Lounge and Culinary Library. Located on the second floor, this library represents the first of its kind in Las Vegas and showcases Chef André Rochat’s personal collection of cookbooks, amassed over the course of his more than 55 years in the culinary industry. The lounge also 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. Honored with a prestigious Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator, Andre’s 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). To book a table via OpenTable.com, click here.

Andre’s at Monte Carlo’s New Year’s Eve 2016 Menu

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ANDRE’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE AT MONTE CARLO TO OFFER A DECADENT
SIX-COURSE NEW YEAR’S EVE MENU

Chefs André Rochat and Chris Bulen invite guests to ring in 2016 at Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge at Monte Carlo Resort & Casino. The allure of the restaurant’s signature Cigar Lounge & Culinary Library also makes for a cozy, yet festive, location for either counting down to the New Year or enjoying cigars and spirits long after the clock strikes midnight.

To celebrate New Year’s Eve, Andre’s is offering an exquisite six-course tasting menu. The six-course menu will include:

  • Amuse bouche: Fois gras mousse, black currant gelée and verjus gastrique.
  • First course: Choice of pheasant terrine, beef consommé with truffled bone marrow mouse or roasted pumpkin soup with lemon crème fraiche.
  • Second course: Choice of harissa glazed sea scallops with celery root risotto, braised oxtail pithivier with cauliflower purée or eggplant and heirloom quinoa cakes with smoked tomato garlic sauce.
  • Third course: Choice of Phyllo-wrapped John Dory and King Crab and tomato parsley beurre blanc, filet of prime beef with Roquefort cheese crust and pinot noir jus, Pan-seared duck breast or baked butternut squash gnocchi with parmesan and mushroom gremolatta.
  • Fourth course: Intermezzo of blood orange sorbet, black pepper tuile and pistachio.
  • Fifth course: Dessert trio, composed of exquisite creations by Pastry Chef Tammy Alana, including caramelized bananas with treacle tart, baked chocolate mousse on coconut macaroon with passion fruit and macadamia crusted pavlova with green apple and kiwi.

The menu will be offered starting at 5:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and is priced at $195 per person.*

For reservations or more information, visit www.AndreLV.com, call (702) 798-7151 or follow us on Facebook, Twitter (@AndresLasVegas) and Instagram (@AndresLasVegas). To book a table via OpenTable.com, click here.

*Tax, gratuity and beverages are not included.

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.

Andre’s Announces Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

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ANDRE’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE TO OFFER A TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING DINNER AS ONLY THEY CAN ON THURSDAY, NOV. 26

For the Day of Thanksgiving, Nov. 26, 4-Course Menu will be Available for Guests Dining at Andre’s

 This Thanksgiving, leave the kitchen work to the chefs. Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge at Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino will be serving a special 1-night-only dinner on Thursday, Nov. 26.

For guests wishing to dine at Andre’s on Thanksgiving Day, the restaurant will be open from 5 to 9 p.m. The 6-course menu, available for $90 per person*, will provide the following culinary selections:

  • Chestnut Macaroon with Foie Gras Mousse
  • Kabocha Squash soup, King Crab Croquettes or Smoked Duck Breast (Choose one)
  • Andre’s Traditional Turkey, Loch Duart Salmon, Berkshire Pork Chop or Butternut Squash Risotto (Choose one)
  • Ver Jus Sorbet or Saint Andre Cheese (Choose one)
  • Dessert Trio which includes: Spice Cake, Cranberry and Pecan Tartlet, and Warm Apple Tatin with Vanilla Anglaise

For reservations or more information, visit Andre’s online or call the restaurant directly at (702) 798-7151. Find us on Facebook (Facebook.com/AndresLasVegas) or follow us on Twitter (@andreslasvegas).

*Tax, gratuity and beverages are not included.

ABOUT ANDRE’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE AT MONTE CARLO RESORT AND CASINO
Celebrated chef 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.

 

Andre’s and Alize unveils new summer cocktails

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ALIZÉ AT THE TOP OF PALMS CASINO RESORT, ANDRE’S AT MONTE CARLO RESORT
LAUNCH NEW COCKTAILS FOR WARMER WEATHER

 For the upcoming summer season, Alizé at the Top of Palms Casino Resort and Andre’s at Monte Carlo Resort are debuting a new refreshing collection of cocktails for guests.

Brand new cocktails now available include:

  • Casablanca (Citrus vodka, fresh lemon juice, almond syrup and mint)
  • La Playa (White rum, passion fruit puree and fresh lime)
  • Not So Fast (Siete Leguas Blanco, cream sherry with lime juice, strawberries and Serrano pepper)

Seasonal favorites returning to the menu include:

  • Black & Stormy (Jameson Black Barrel and Fever Tree Ginger Beer)
  • Rye Rumble (Rye whiskey, fresh raspberries, lemon juice and agave nectar)

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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).

ABOUT ALIZÉ AT THE TOP OF PALMS CASINO RESORT
Named after the gentle trade winds that sweep the French Caribbean Islands, Alizé at the Palms Casino Resort features world-class cuisine, service and wine list, boasting the most dramatic view of the famous Las Vegas Strip. Chef and Proprietor André Rochat of the respected and award winning Andre’s Restaurant, opened Alizé – the crown jewel of his culinary empire in 2001 on the top floor of the Palms Casino Resort. Alizé quickly became the talk of the town and has gained notoriety and accolades being named by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the top new restaurants in the world. Located inside the Palms Casino Resort at 4321 W. Flamingo Road, Alizé is open daily from 5:30 p.m. For more information or to make reservations, go to www.Alizelv.com, call (702) 951-7000 or find on Facebook, Twitter (@AlizeLV) and Instagram (@AlizeLV).

 

Andre’s in Las Vegas Announces New Spring Dishes

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ANDRE’S ANNOUNCES NEW SPRING MENU, ADDS SMALL PLATES

 

Springtime brings the brightest of flavors and freshest ingredients to chefs’ kitchens the world over. This season, Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino has introduced a new menu, incorporating small plates as well as a risotto and pasta section.

Small plates, priced at $10 each, include Smoked Salmon Parfait with cucumber dill salad and olive oil caviar; Grilled Lamb Sausage served with curried slaw; Pork Rillette with sweet pepper relish and toasted country bread; Caponata with crispy anchovies and toasted baguette; Fried Oysters with lemon aioli; and Pickled Vegetables with five-herb sauce and garlic chips.

Pastas and risottos, available in starter ($12) and entrée ($24) portion sizes, included King Crab Ravioli with fresh peas and saffron sauce; Pappardelle with braised chicken thigh, artichoke and cherry tomato; Vegetable Risotto with an assortment of market vegetables; Gluten-free Quinoa Pasta with roasted eggplant with bell pepper sauce.

Andre’s still offers five- and seven-course tasting menus, as well as all the classic favorites, including Maine Lobster Thermidor, Classic Dover Sole, and Diver Scallop. Main courses available a la carte include Braised Beef Short Ribs, Grilled Sockeye Salmon and other beef and seafood dishes.

In addition, Andre’s Pastry Chef Tammy Alana has created a new spring dessert menu. It features Andre’s famous chocolate and Grand Marnier soufflés, while also offering carrot cake, raspberry-and-white-chocolate and soufflé du jour varieties. Other irresistible indulgences on the spring dessert menu include:

  • Crème brûlée trio, featuring vanilla, salted caramel and coffee bean
  • Blackberry and blueberry almond tart with lemon poppy seed ice cream
  • White, milk and dark chocolate mousse with mango medley
  • Neapolitan Napoleon featuring layers of puff pastry with vanilla, raspberry and chocolate custards
  • Warm chocolate fondant with strawberry ice cream and crisp orange meringue
  • Passion fruit crème caramel with French meringue
  • Selection of ice creams and sorbets (choice of three)
  • Cheese plate – chef’s selection accompanied by seasonal jams and preserves
  • Dessert menu prices range from $9 to $18.

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).

Andre’s, Alize in Las Vegas announce 35th anniversary wedding packages

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ANDRE’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE, ALIZÉ AT THE TOP OF PALMS CASINO
RESORT ANNOUNCES NEW WEDDING PACKAGES FOR 35TH ANNIVERSARY

Pricing Range from $1,980 to $3,500 in Honor of Andre’s 35 Years in Las Vegas

 In 1980, Chef André Rochat opened his eponymous restaurant in Downtown Las Vegas, making him the city’s first chef to launch a free-standing fine dining establishment. Thirty-five years later, he remains Las Vegas’ first high-profile, fine-dining chef–an accomplishment in a city filled with the culinary industry’s biggest names. To celebrate this momentous milestone, Andre’s team is launching wedding packages, each designed for 15 to 20 guests, now available at Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge at Monte Carlo and Alizé at the Top of The Palms Casino Resort. In honor of his 35 years and the year Rochat opened Andre’s in Downtown Las Vegas, these packages are priced at $1,980 and $3,500 and available until Dec. 31, 2015.

Available at both Alizé and Andre’s and priced at $3,500*, the wedding package includes:
-Champagne toast
-Four-course dinner, featuring a cold appetizer trio, salad, choice of main course and dessert
-Sommelier selection of wines with dinner
-Two-tier wedding cake created by Pastry Chef Tammy Alana

At Alizé, the Silver Wedding Dinner, priced at $1,980, features:
-Champagne toast
-Three-course dinner, including salad, choice of main course and individual wedding cakelets for each guest
-Sommelier selection of wines with dinner

At Andre’s, the Silver Wedding Reception, also priced at $1,980, includes:
-Tray passed hot and cold hors d’oeuvres (30 pieces each of seven varieties)
-Two-hour cocktail package, including call brand spirits, imported and domestic beer, house wines and soft drinks
-Two-tier wedding cake

 

To book the packages, contact Jana Lane Southard at (702) 385-1930 or Jana@AndreLV.com.

*Prices do not include tax and gratuity.

ABOUT ANDRE ROCHAT
Rochat was born in the French Alps w here his family owned a charcuterie shop in the village of La Rochette. After learning the business—beginning at the age of five—he left home at 14 to apprentice at Leon de Lyon, the renowned Michelin two-star restaurant in the heart of Lyon.

In 1965, Rochat departed his native France, arriving in Boston with a set of knives in his suitcase and $5 in his pocket. After cooking at several East Coast, he eventually landed in Las Vegas. In 1973, he opened a successful business, Savoy French Bakery, after observing the absence of an authentic French boulangerie in Las Vegas.

In 1978, he purchased a 1930s-era house in downtown Las Vegas and transformed it into his eponymous restaurant, which reimagined the ambience of a French country inn.

As the only freestanding gourmet option at the time, Andre’s quickly became a hit with locals and tourists alike. The restaurant made such an impact, the city of Las Vegas honored Rochat for his contribution to the community by renaming the street to Chef André Rochat Place.

In 1997, Rochat opened a second location on the Strip, Andre’s Restaurant and Lounge at Monte Carlo. By 2001, he opened Alizé at the Top of Palms Casino Resort. In 2008 and 2009, both Alizé and Andre’s were recognized by the Michelin Guide with the one-star rating.

“I’m not a celebrity chef. I just love to cook,” says Rochat.

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).

ABOUT ALIZÉ AT THE TOP OF PALMS CASINO RESORT
Named after the gentle trade winds that sweep the French Caribbean Islands, Alizé at the Palms Casino Resort features world-class cuisine, service and wine list, boasting the most dramatic view of the famous Las Vegas Strip. Chef and Proprietor André Rochat of the respected and award winning Andre’s Restaurant, opened Alizé – the crown jewel of his culinary empire in 2001 on the top floor of Palms Casino Resort’s Ivory Tower. Alizé quickly became the talk of the town and has gained notoriety and accolades being named by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the top new restaurants in the world. Located inside Palms Casino Resort at 4321 W. Flamingo Road, Alizé is open daily from 5:30 p.m. For more information or to make reservations, go to www.AlizeLV.com, call (702) 951-7000 or find on Facebook or Twitter (@alizelv).

 

On 3/29, Renowned Chefs to Honor Andre Rochat for 35th Anniversary in Las Vegas

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RENOWNED CHEFS TO HONOR ANDRÉ ROCHAT
FOR HIS 35TH ANNIVERSARY IN LAS VEGAS ON SUNDAY, MARCH 29

Chefs from Rochat’s Illustrious Career to Create One-Night Only Menu with Proceeds to Benefit the James Beard Foundation

Legendary Las Vegas chef André Rochat will be honored by his past and present peers and protégés on Sunday, March 29 at Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge at Monte Carlo Resort & Casino. Rochat, who is celebrating 35 years in Las Vegas in 2015, will host the evening as a team of chefs create a one-night only menu that will feature exquisite culinary creations. The dishes, selected to acknowledge and honor Chef André, will showcase the talents of each chef.  The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Ticket proceeds from the event will benefit the James Beard Foundation (JBF), the world’s foremost culinary nonprofit organization.

Tickets are priced at $225 per person for JBF members; $275 per person for non-members (inclusive of tax and gratuity). Seating will be limited to 120 guests. For reservations or more information, visit Andre’s online, email_info@andrelv.com or call the restaurant directly at (702) 798-7151.

In 1980, French-born Rochat changed the face of Las Vegas’ dining industry, introducing the city to its first freestanding fine dining experience. Decades before the Fremont Street Experience and Zappos arrived, Downtown Las Vegas belonged to Rochat. That was then he purchased a 1930s-era house downtown and transformed it into his eponymous restaurant. Andre’s in Downtown Las Vegas featured dining rooms named after French cities, along with copper pots used as light fixtures and wine labels framed as art creating the ambience of a French country inn.  As the only freestanding gourmet option at the time, Andre’s quickly became a hit with locals looking for a place to celebrate a special night out and visitors willing to travel a few miles via taxicab to the must-see restaurant. The restaurant made such an impact, the city of Las Vegas honored Rochat for his contribution to the community by renaming the street, formerly known as Lewis Place, to Chef André Rochat Place. In 1997, Rochat opened a second location on The Strip, Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge at Monte Carlo. By 2001, he opened Alizé at the Top of Palms Casino Resort. In 2008 and 2009, both Alizé and Andre’s were recognized by the Michelin Guide with the one-star rating.

From Master Sommelier Steven Geddes to Greg Engelhardt to Eric Patterson, they all credit Rochat with serving as a mentor over the last 35 years. Even within his own kitchen, those positioned to take Rochat’s culinary fare into the next 35 years can each pinpoint the techniques he has personally taught them.

“Where else can you find a chef of André’s caliber taking the time and effort to make sure his legacy continues? Today, there are so many establishments that focus on the newest and the best. But with André, trends are fine but what matters most is skill and tradition – and that is the core of what he has instilled in all of us,” says Mark Purdy, executive chef, Alizé.

Chefs scheduled to create dishes and be in attendance for the evening include:

  • Host Chef, Chris Bulen: Current Chef de Cuisine at Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge.
  • Chef Greg Engelhardt: Former Chef de Cuisine at Andre’s in Downtown, current owner of Off-the-Grid Caribbean Catering in St. Thomas.
  • Chef Gary LaMorte: Former Chef de Cuisine at Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge, current corporate executive chef for the Michael Mina Group.
  • Chef Florian Wherli: Former Chef de Cuisine at Andre’s in Downtown, current executive chef at Triomphe Restaurant in New York.
  • Chef Eric Patterson: Former Chef de Cuisine at Andre’s in Downtown, current chef/owner at The Cooks House in Traverse City, MI.
  • Chef Arnaud Masset: Former sous chef at Andre’s in Downtown and Alizé, current executive chef at Palms Casino Resort.
  • Chef Heather Zheng: Former sous chef at Andre’s in Downtown, current executive chef Shibuya at MGM Grand.
  • Chef  Mark Purdy: Current Chef de Cuisine at Alizé at the Top of Palms Casino Resort.
  • Chef Tammy Alana: Current Executive Pastry Chef for Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge and Alizé.
  • Chef Johnny Church: Former sous chef at Alizé and Andre’s Restaurant and Lounge, current chef/owner of MTO Café, Las Vegas.
  • Chef Josh Smith: Former Chef at Alizé, current Executive Chef at Michael Mina’s BARDOT Brasserie at ARIA.
  • Chef Chris Herrin: Former Pastry Chef Andre’s and Alizé, current President of CH Hospitality Group in Seattle, WA.
  • Chef Scott Sampson: Former Chef Andre’s Downtown, currently chef/owner of Scotty’s Kitchen in Las Vegas.
  • Chef Les Goodman: Former sous chef at Andre’s at Downtown and Andre’s Restaurant & Bar, current chef in Adafina, Calif.

The James Beard Foundation was selected as recipient of the evening’s proceeds as a result of André‘s relationship with the organization that spans more than 30 years.  Through the Jean Louis Palladin Foundation and friends of James Beard Foundation, Rochat has raised more than $200,000 towards scholarships for aspiring young Chefs, apprentices and future food and beverage professionals.

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To book reservations, call (702) 798-7151 or email info@andrelv.com.

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

ABOUT THE JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION
Founded in 1986, the James Beard Foundation’s mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor America’s diverse culinary heritage through programs that educate and inspire. A cookbook author and teacher with an encyclopedic knowledge about food, James Beard, who died in 1985, was a champion of American cuisine. He helped educate and mentor generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts, instilling in them the value of wholesome, healthful and delicious food. Today the Beard Foundation continues in the same spirit by administering a number of diverse programs that include educational initiatives, food industry awards, scholarships for culinary students, publications, chef advocacy training, and thought-leader convening. The Foundation also maintains the historic James Beard House in New York City’s Greenwich Village as a “performance space” for visiting chefs. In September 2012, the Foundation launched the Diplomatic Culinary Partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Protocol and helped create the American Chef Corps as a way to champion American chefs abroad, promote American food products and foster an interest in American culinary culture and history through international programs and initiatives. For more information, please visit www.jamesbeard.org. Find insights on food at the James Beard Foundation’s blog Delights & Prejudices. Join the James Beard Foundation on Facebook. Follow the James Beard Foundation on Twitter and Instagram.

 

Ring in 2015 at Andre’s with Exquisite Six-Course Tasting Menu

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ANDRE’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE AT MONTE CARLO TO RING IN 2015 WITH EXQUISITE SIX-COURSE TASTING MENU

Chefs André Rochat and Chris Bulen invite guests to ring in 2015 at Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge at Monte Carlo. The allure of the restaurant’s signature Cigar Lounge also makes for a cozy, yet festive, location for either counting down to the New Year or enjoying cigars and spirits long after the clock strikes midnight.

Andre’s is now accepting reservations for Wednesday, Dec. 31, starting at 5:30 p.m. Space is limited and the price is $185 per person.* The 6-course dining adventure will include:

  • Amuse bouche: Fried Oysters with caviar and dill sauce.
  •  First course: Duck Foie Gras Mi-Cuit with juniper and cranberry gelée, frisée, orange oil and brioche; Tomato and Crab Bisque with herbed dumplings topped with spicy lemon sauce; Roasted Cauliflower Soup with fresh black truffles and a parmesan crisp.
  • Second course: Baked Abalone with potato, caramelized shallot purée and gremolata Pernod cream; Braised Veal Cheek or Ratatouille Stuffed Pepper.
  • Third course: Dover Sole Filet with Anna potatoes, winter vegetable mélange with truffled meunière sauce; Filet of Prime Rib with Porcini mushrooms, haricots verts, confit Yukon potatoes and aged Armagnac sauce or Roasted Pheasant Breast or Butternut Squash Ravioli with roasted Brussels sprouts, fricassee of wild mushrooms with beurre rouge.
  • Fourth course: Belgian Endive Salad with Rogue River blue cheese, toasted walnuts and orange vinaigrette.
  •  Fifth course: exquisite creations by Pastry Chef Tammy Alana, including Valrhona Chocolate Pot de Crème with a noisette sablé cookie; Clementine Gelée with citrus caramel sauce; or Coffee and Ginger Tia Maria Gâteau with milk chocolate dipped espresso beans.

 

For reservations or more information, visit Andre’s online or call the restaurant directly at (702) 798-7151. Find us on Facebook (Facebook.com/AndresLasVegas) or follow us on Twitter (@andreslasvegas).

*Tax, gratuity and beverages are not included.

ABOUT ANDRE’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE AT MONTE CARLO RESORT AND CASINO
Celebrated chef 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.

Andre’s at Monte Carlo Offers Thanksgiving To Go, Through Nov. 23

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ANDRE’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE AT MONTE CARLO LAUNCH THANKSGIVING TO GO MENU, ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW THROUGH NOV. 23

A New Menu also Unveiled for Guests Dining at Andre’s Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27

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Allow Michelin-starred chefs to prepare this year’s Thanksgiving feast. Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino is launching Thanksgiving To Go, a special menu that is an easy and affordable way to present a fresh meal for up to 12 people. The Thanksgiving To Go menu offers guests two selections to choose: four to six guests for $245 or 10 to 12 guests for $425. Due to popular demand, only a limited number of dinners will be available this year. To place an order, call (702) 798-7151. Orders will be ready for pick-up Wed., Nov. 26 or Thurs., Nov. 27 between noon and 2 p.m. with the option of hot and ready to eat or detailed instructions for reheating. Orders may be placed now through Nov. 23.

Andres’s take on the traditional Thanksgiving dinner begins with a warm Kabocha Squash Soup, followed by the Traditional Stuffed Turkey Roulade with giblet gravy, cranberry relish, whipped mashed potatoes, roasted Brussels Sprouts, turnips and green beans. Guests also may select between a warm Walnut Raisin Bread or French Baguette. The meal is completed by Chef Tammy Alana’s homemade Pumpkin or Pecan Pie.

“We love sharing the holidays with our guests. When we launched this last year, we were sold out weeks before Thanksgiving. What better way to spend a relaxing Thanksgiving by letting our chefs do all of the cooking for you,” said Joseph Marsco, General Manager, Andre’s.

For guests wishing to dine at Andre’s on Thanksgiving Day, the restaurant will be open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The six-course menu, available for $85 per person*, will provide the following culinary selections:

  • Smoked Duck and Chestnut Tartlet
  • Kabocha Squash soup, which includes a foie gras marshmallow with a port wine reduction
  • Seared Diver Scallops or Gruyère and Mushroom Ravioli (Choose one)
  • Andre’s Traditional Turkey, Grilled Irish Salmon, Brioche Stuffed Pork Chop or Vegetable Thermidor (Choose one)
  • Red and Yellow Endive
  • Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake, Pecan Caramel Ice Cream and Warm Apple Tart Tatin (Choose one)

For reservations or more information, visit Andre’s online or call the restaurant directly at (702) 798-7151. Find us on Facebook (Facebook.com/AndresLasVegas) or follow us on Twitter (@andreslasvegas).

*Tax, gratuity and beverages are not included.

ABOUT ANDRE’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE AT MONTE CARLO RESORT AND CASINO
Celebrated chef 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.

 

Andre’s at Monte Carlo Serves Up Prix-Fixe Menu for Restaurant Week

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ANDRE’S AT MONTE CARLO
ANNOUNCE LAS VEGAS RESTAURANT WEEK MENU

A Portion of Each Multi-course, Prix-Fixe Menu Sold Aug. 22 to Aug. 28 to Benefit Three Square Food Bank

For the ninth consecutive year, Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge at Monte Carlo will participate in Las Vegas Restaurant Week Aug. 22 to Aug. 28 by offering a multi-course, prix-fixe menu to benefit Three Square Food Bank. A portion of each meal sold during Restaurant Week will be donated to Three Square to help in its fight to end hunger in Southern Nevada.

“We remain dedicated to this worthy cause. Our team looks forward to pushing ourselves to create a better menu every year. This month’s menu, in our opinion, is our best to date,” says André Rochat, executive chef, Andre’s.

This year’s menu consists of three courses beginning with the Waldorf Salad (butter lettuce, granny smith apples and celery root, topped with walnut crème fraîche) or Warm Artichoke Soup with smoked duck croquettes.

For guests wishing to add a second course, there will be an additional $15 charge for Pan Seared Duck Foie Gras with a verjus reduction, dried fruit and almond custard tart.

The entrée selection will be the Braised Beef Short Ribs (butternut squash purée, shaved brussels sprouts with spiced cipollini onion jus) or Red Wine Glazed Arctic Char (creamed leek fondue and heirloom fingerling potato chips) or Vegan Crispy Eggplant and Heirloom Quinoa Cakes (sautéed kale and roasted red pepper purée).

The delectable meal concludes with Almond Amaretto and Red Raspberry Pavlova with chilled apricot soup created by Pastry Chef Tammy Alana.

The price per person is $50.14 (tax and gratuity not included).  For more information or to make reservations, please call (702) 798-7151. 

ABOUT ANDRE’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE AT MONTE CARLO RESORT AND CASINO
Celebrated chef 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 online at www.Andrelv.com or call the restaurant directly at (702) 798-7151. Find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter (@andreslasvegas).

ABOUT THREE SQUARE FOOD BANK
Established in 2007 to provide hunger relief, Three Square Food Bank offers wholesome, nutritious food to non-profit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites that serve a wide range of Southern Nevadans. A national model project inspired by Founder Eric Hilton with a grant provided by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Three Square is a community collaborative partnership with businesses, non-profit agencies, food distributors, higher education institutions, the Clark County School District, governmental entities, the media and thousands of volunteers to efficiently and effectively serve hope to those in our community struggling with hunger. Three Square currently provides more than 30 million pounds of food and grocery product – the equivalent of more than 25 million meals – per year to more than 600 Program Partners. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks. For additional information visit www.threesquare.org. For the latest news and events on Three Square, visit www.facebook.com/ThreeSquareFoodBank and follow them on Instagram (@threesquarelv) as well as Twitter (@threesquarelv).

ABOUT RESTAURANT WEEK AND THREE SQUARE
Las Vegas Restaurant Week began in 2007 as a way to give locals and tourists the opportunity to help out by dining out. This year marks the third annual Spring Las Vegas Restaurant Week and the eighth annual Fall Las Vegas Restaurant Week, each featuring a variety of fine dining offerings at prix-fixe prices across the valley. Proceeds from Restaurant Week benefit Three Square, Southern Nevada’s only food bank. Three Square currently provides more than more than 30 million pounds of food and grocery product – the equivalent of more than 25 million meals – per year to more than 600 Program Partners including non-profit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites throughout Southern Nevada. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks. For additional information visitwww.threesquare.org or www.helpoutdineoutlv.org.

Monte Carlo Resort and Casino Declares March “National VIP Month”; Celebrates You

Monte Carlo Resort and Casino Declares
March “National VIP Month”; Celebrates You

 

Everyone’s a VIP this March as Monte Carlo Resort and Casino marks a month-long celebration filled with contests, events and surprise giveaways during the resort’s self-proclaimed “National VIP Month.”

“National VIP Month at Monte Carlo is a fun and exciting way to celebrate and reward our guests,” said Anton Nikodemus, the resort’s president and COO. “Every guest is a VIP in our eyes, every day of the year and we look forward to celebrating them.”

Guests of Monte Carlo will have the opportunity to live like Vegas VIPs throughout the month with unexpected rewards. The surprises begin upon arrival as VIP room keys are intermixed with regular keys and are randomly distributed to lucky guests at check-in. These VIP keys unlock the fun with access to all-day happy hour at The Pub at Monte Carlo, 15% off select retail outlets, 20% off packages at Minus5 Ice Bar and 15% off food items at d.vino Italian Food & Wine Bar and Dragon Noodle Co. & Sushi Bar.

On Thursdays throughout the month, masks from the world-famous dance crew Jabbawockeez will be carefully hidden across Monte Carlo for savvy guests to find during social media scavenger hunts. Guests will be given a chance to win complimentary tickets to that evening’s performance.

The celebrations during VIP Month extend into several of Monte Carlo’s restaurants. Lucky diners will randomly be selected to top off their meal with a free entrée or beer at The Pub or a free appetizer at The Café. The party continues with two-for-one vodka martinis at Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge or 10% off their bill at d.vino Italian Food & Wine Bar and Dragon Noodle Co. & Sushi Bar. VIPs can also keep it cool at Minus5 Ice Bar with two-for-one entry to the frozen hot spot throughout March.

Guests looking to get in on the special treatment are invited to reserve the VIP Room Package featuring accommodations up to 15% off, a VIP card to The Pub,

2-for-1 Raft Rentals at the pool, 2-for-1 Entrees at The Café and 20% off select spa services at The Spa. Expect a few cool surprises upon check-in too.

Culminating the celebration, the lucky 10,000th guest that checks in during March will be rewarded with the ultimate VIP experience – a complimentary upgrade to the exclusive HOTEL32, flowers upon arrival and a surprise greeting.

The month-long celebration at Monte Carlo will lead up to “National VIP Day” on March 26 (recognized nationally as Name Your Holiday Day) where lucky guests will randomly receive tickets to Jabbawockeez upon check-in while others may enjoy a complimentary dessert while dining at Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge.

VIP Month will go out with a bang March 31 at the complimentary VIP Pool Party for all Monte Carlo and New York-New York guests including those enjoying their Spring Break Escape package. Throughout the day DJs will spin the hottest beats as party-goers enjoy poolside BBQ, drink and cabana specials and cool giveaway items. A red carpet filled with fun props will be rolled out for all guests to capture those special VIP moments. Guests can enter online for a chance to win the “Vastly Impressive Penthouse” or other VIP experiences.

Packages are based on availability and subject to blackout dates. Guests must be 21 or older to reserve these offers. Packages are non-transferable and may not be used in conjunction with any other offers or promotions including those from other MGM Resorts International destinations. To book your Monte Carlo VIP Package, visit montecarlo.com/vip.