Celebrate and Give Thanks with a Thanksgiving Feast at Comme Ça by David Myers

COMME ÇA

Celebrate and Give Thanks with a Thanksgiving Feast at
Comme Ça by David Myers

This Thanksgiving, guests can treat themselves to a decadent celebration at Comme Ça by David Myers at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas with the brasserie’s compelling interpretation of the traditional Thanksgiving feast. Utilizing the freshest seasonal ingredients, Chef David Myers and his team showcase Comme Ça’s inventive finesse with a tantalizing three-course menu available Thursday, Nov. 28, from 5 to 11 p.m. for $55 per person, or $85 per person with additional wine pairing.

 

  • Appetizers: Roasted Duck and Chickory Salad with pickled cranberry and pistachio vinaigrette, or Cinderella Pumpkin Soup served with green curry banana bread and cardamom butter. There is also a supplemental option of Seared Foie Gras with roasted apples and a chestnut waffle paired with a glass of the French brandy, Calvados, available for an extra $25.
  • Entrées: ‘Trio of Goose,’ which includes Confit of Goose Leg Pavé served with red kurri squash and mustard seed; Pan Roast of Goose Breast with goose stuffing and pomegranate glacé;  and Goose Bacon-Wrapped Brussels sprouts.
  • Dessert: Pumpkin Pie with a special Comme Ça twist, featuring warm pumpkin ganache, fall-spiced ice, vanilla streusel and Chantilly cream.

Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling Comme Ça at 702.698.7910, or visiting the restaurant online.

 

About Comme Ça Las Vegas:
Comme Ça at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is acclaimed Chef David Myers’ second location outside of his popular West Hollywood flagship. Inspired by France’s vibrant neighborhood brasseries, the rustic chic Adam D. Tihany-designed restaurant is located on the third floor of the stylish hotel and serves up hearty brasserie classics in addition to handcrafted cocktails. Lunch is served Friday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.; and dinner is served Monday through Thursday from 5:30 to 11 p.m., and Friday through Sunday from 5 to 11 p.m. In 2011, Comme Ça received the Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence;” “Best Restaurant” by Desert Companion and 944 Magazine; and “Best Power Lunch – Las Vegas” by Worth magazine. The acclaimed French brasserie received an “A” in every category by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Additionally, Comme Ça’s famed ‘Penicillin’ was selected as “Best Cocktail” by Vegas Seven weekly newspaper.

 

For reservations or additional restaurant information, please call 877.893.2001 or 702.698.7910, or visit online at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or www.commecarestaurant.com. Stay updated on the latest restaurant news and events by following Comme Ça on Twitter (@CommeCaLV) and Facebook (Comme Ca Restaurant Las Vegas).

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EVENT RECAP/Photos: Life is Beautiful Festival in Downtown Las Vegas: Day 1

Event Recap: Kick-Off of Life is Beautiful Festival in
Downtown Las Vegas – Day 1

 

On Friday, October 25, Life is Beautiful Festival hosted its official kick-off party, Grills & Guitars.  The party featured a culinary feast prepared by 16 celebrity chefs, including Bruce Bromberg, Aarón Sánchez, Scott Conant, Cat Cora, Rick Moonen, Kim Canteenwalla, Susan Feniger, Mary Sue Milliken, David Myers, Jet Tila, Clayton Arakawa with musical performances by Dawes and Todd Rundgren.

The first day of the festival, Saturday, October 26, 2013, attracted tens of thousands of people to Downtown Las Vegas to explore the 15-block music, food, art and learning event consisting of five music stages, a culinary village, an alchemy garden, an eclectic street art program curated by Charlotte Dutoit, a learning program with a range of notable speakers, and much more.

Highlights of the festival so far include:

  • Kanye West toured the footprint of the festival with co-founder Rehan Choudhry & Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh on the eve of the openin
  • At Grills & Guitars, Nancy Silverton presented Jonathan Waxman with the Lifetime Achievement Award surrounded by Aarón Sánchez, Bruce Bromberg, Michael Symon and the festival’s co-founder, Rehan Choudhry
  • Hometown favorites Imagine Dragons played their biggest show in Vegas to date, and spoke about their excitement of being part of the transformation of Downtown Las Vegas. The show ended with a surprise appearance from the cast of Mystère by Cirque du Soleil
  • Childish Gambino performed his own rendition of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep”
  • Capital Cities covered a Bee Gee’s song and two different versions of their hit “Safe and Sound”
  • Beck performed Michael Jackson’s hit song “Billie Jean”
  • Aarón Sánchez packed the room with energetic fans during his “Chefs on Stage” cooking demonstration
  • Ben McKee of Imagine Dragons joined Jet Tila during his cooking demonstration and Youngblood Hawke cooked with Cat Cora
  • Speakers including Tony Horton and the creators and cast of MTV’s “The Buried Life” inspired attendees when sharing their stories about following their passions
  • The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil surprised guests with a pop-up performance on Fremont Street
  • Headliner Kings of Leon closed out the festival’s first night with an inspiring performance featuring a three-song encore (details and photos to follow)

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Life is Beautiful Festival Sponsors
Wirtz Beverage Nevada, Caesars Entertainment, Cirque du Soleil, Esquire Magazine, Heineken USA, Las Vegas Events, Las Vegas Review Journal, Red Bull, Sub-Zero Wolf & Westar Kitchen & Bath, Travel + Leisure, Zappos.com, Ketel One Vodka, Murphy-Goode, Pandora, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and Flamingo Las Vegas, Samsung, Silicon Valley Bank, Toyota, Dolce Vita + J.D. Fisk,  El Cortez Hotel & Casino, US Foods, Whole Foods Market, Airstream 2 Go, Bacardi, Chef Works, Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, the D Las Vegas, Le Creuset, MGM Grand, Original Penguin, Ploom, & Silver State Productions.

 

Life is Beautiful Festival is being developed by Aurelian Marketing Group in partnership with Another Planet Entertainment, MAKTUB Marketing and Downtown Project. Visit www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com and sign up to receive information updates via email. Connect with the Life is Beautiful team socially at Facebook.com/LIBFestival and Twitter.com/LifeIsBeautiful.

 

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ABOUT AURELIAN MARKETING GROUP
Aurelian Marketing Group is a brand experience company made up of a group highly experienced brand strategists, creative directors and expert producers with a deep track record in creating and implementing meaningful and impactful branded entertainment and events.  Its CEO, Rehan Choudhry is the former Director of Entertainment for The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas and was previously the Regional Director of Entertainment for Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City.  He was recognized by event trade publication, BizBash as an Event Innovator for his work at The Cosmopolitan in 2011. www.aurelianmg.com

 

ABOUT ANOTHER PLANET ENTERTAINMENT
Since its inception in 2003, Another Planet Entertainment has produced and promoted events with artists as diverse as Radiohead, Dave Matthews Band, Neil Young, Daft Punk, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Metallica, Paul McCartney and Kanye West. In its first year of operation, Another Planet was selected by a vote of its concert industry peers as “Promoter of the Year” in the United States by Pollstar Magazine. Another Planet is the exclusive promoter of several venues in Northern California also produces two major yearly festivals in San Francisco  Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival (beginning in 2008) and Treasure Island Music Festival (beginning in 2007). www.apeconcerts.com.

 

ABOUT MAKTUB MARKETING
MAKTUB Marketing is directed by Joey Vanas.  Vanas is the managing partner of First Friday Las Vegas and the Executive Director of the First Friday Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting local and civic art. Vanas has overseen the growth of the First Friday event to 20,000+ people while creating positive media attention and awareness for the Downtown Vegas Arts scene in markets across the country and around the world.

 

ABOUT DOWNTOWN PROJECT
Downtown Project is a group of passionate people committed to helping to transform Downtown Las Vegas into the most community-focused large city in the world.  The organization has allocated $350 million to aid in the revitalization of Downtown Las Vegas through investments in real estate, residential development, education, small business, and tech startups.  With a goal of reaching residential density of 100 people per acre, coupled with ground level activities, Downtown Project aims to accelerate community and co-learning through the serendipitous interactions of the people of Downtown Las Vegas. www.downtownproject.com

 

Fall into a New Style of Brasserie Dining as Comme Ça by David Myers Unveils Seasonal Menu Offerings

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Fall into a New Style of Brasserie Dining as Comme Ça by David Myers
Unveils Seasonal Menu Offerings

This fall, take a trip through the world’s richest flavors as Comme Ça by David Myers at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas adds a fresh style to the art of brasserie dining with the launch of its newest seasonal menu on Thursday, Oct. 3.

Myers and his Executive Chef Brian Howard have created a menu that fuses together inspirations from Chef Myers’ recent travels, with global inspirations of Paris’ gastro-bistro movement, creating an exciting new culinary experience for Las Vegas diners. The market-driven menu emphasizes sharing among guests, with standout dishes such as the Mediterranean Octopus complete with chickpea, toasted hazelnut and harissa, a Tunisian hot chili sauce. Additional dishes from the restaurant’s new appetizer menu include:

  • The Pickle Jar with a mix of the restaurant’s freshest in-house pickles
  • Blue Crab and Avocado Toast accompanied with a kick of acidity from ruby red grapefruit
  • Farm Egg in a Jar with creamy bacon grits and a poached egg cooked together in a mason jar and served with a side of grilled bread

A selection of seasonal items have been added to Comme Ça’s revamped dinner menu, including the Fried Jidori Chicken, a free-range chicken common in Japan and known for its hearty flavor. The fried chicken is garnished with celery and green apple from the restaurant’s garden at Primetime Farms in Pahrump, Nev. Additional new entrée offerings include:

  • Cavatelli Pasta with lamb Bolognese, chickpea and fresh parmesan cheese
  • Bacon Wrapped Pork Chop adorned with grilled romaine, smoked tomato and a black garlic ranch
  • Pan Roast of Dayboat Scallops with brown butter bean, thyme and crispy pancetta
  • Green Curry Steamed Mussels served in a bed of tomato confit and saucisson sec with a variety of dry cured sausage
  • Bouillabaisse featuring a variety of fresh seafood such as roasted monkfish, venus clams, gulf shrimp and mussels

Guests can also enjoy a new selection of a la carte options including Deep Fried Brussels Sprouts with lemon, caper, chili and freshly grated parmesan; Creamless Creamed Corn; Roasted Heirloom Carrots topped with honey, lavender and sea salt; Anson Mills Cheddar Grits and the always delicious Pommes Aligot.

In addition to the new dinner cuisine, Comme Ça’s skilled pastry chefs have created four new desserts to add a charming end to a delicious meal. Guests can indulge in Warm Strawberry Hand Pies; Butterscotch Pot de Crème with chocolate dipped bacon; Devil’s Food Cake topped with praline and milk chocolate ice cream, and hand-made Profiteroles accompanied with vanilla bean, salted caramel and pistachio ice cream.

To view all of the current menus, visit Comme Ça Las Vegas online.  Reservations are highly recommended and can be made online or by calling 702.698.7910.

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About Comme Ça Las Vegas:
Comme Ça at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is acclaimed Chef David Myers’ second location outside of his popular West Hollywood flagship. Inspired by France’s vibrant neighborhood brasseries, the rustic chic Adam D. Tihany-designed restaurant is located on the third floor of the stylish hotel and serves up hearty brasserie classics in addition to handcrafted cocktails. Lunch is served Friday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.; and dinner is served Monday through Thursday from 5:30 to 11 p.m., and Friday through Sunday from 5 to 11 p.m. In 2011, Comme Ça received the Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence;” “Best Restaurant” by Desert Companion and 944 Magazine; and “Best Power Lunch – Las Vegas” by Worth magazine. The acclaimed French brasserie received an “A” in every category by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. In 2013, the restaurant received the award for “Best Oysters” by Las Vegas Weekly in addition to “Best Place to Wow Out-of-Towners” and “Best Sweet with Meat” (for the duck confit cinnamon roll) by Vegas Seven. The restaurant was also named as one of the “20 Most Important Restaurants in Las Vegas” by Las Vegas Weekly.

 

For reservations or additional restaurant information, please call 877.893.2001 or 702.698.7910 or visit online at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or www.commecarestaurant.com. Stay updated on the latest restaurant news and events by following Comme Ça on Twitter (@CommeCaLV) and Facebook (Comme Ca Restaurant Las Vegas).

Life is Beautiful Festival Releases Single-Day Lineup

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Life is Beautiful Festival Releases Single-Day Lineup

Single Day GA and Single Day VIP go on sale September 27 at Ticketmaster.com

Life is Beautiful Festival to release a limited quantity of single day general admission and single day VIP tickets for sale beginning on Friday, September 27 at 10 a.m. PT on Ticketmaster.com.

Priced at $95 and $209.50 (plus taxes and fees) for GA and VIP respectively, single day tickets are available for both Saturday and Sunday, October 26 and 27, 2013.  A limited number of VIP tables and cabanas will also go on sale this Friday; for more information, visit the festival’s website.

A basic schedule featuring musical acts, chefs, artists and speakers includes:

Saturday, October 26: Doors 12pm – 12am

Music

Kings of Leon Joey Bada$$ Dreamers
Beck Capital Cities RNR
Imagine Dragons Youngblood Hawke Ekoh
Pretty Lights ZZ Ward Rusty Maples
Alabama Shakes Poolside Same Sex Mary
Childish Gambino Family of the Year Sabriel
Purity Ring Cayucas Crazy Chief
Big Gigantic Nico Vega A Crowd of Small Adventures
Dawes Wallpaper. GoldBoot
Cults Alpine Turner
Earl Sweatshirt Chancellor Warhol Shalvoy Music
Andrew McMahon Children of the Night DJ Zo
Tink Albi Loves Chicken Tenders

 

Food

Bruce Bromberg Susan Feniger Rebecca Wilcomb
Eric Bromberg Akira Back Ben Hammond
Scott Conant Sven Mede Natalie Young
Michael Mina Francois Payard Nina Manchev
Michael Symon David Myers Steve Martorano
Tom Colicchio Kerry Simon Carlos Buscaglia
Jonathan Waxman Carla Pellegrino Vinod Ahuja
Aarón Sánchez Richard Camarota Dan Coughlin
Cat Cora Gerald Chin Sean Kinoshita
Hubert Keller Jason Tuley Frank Gorriceta
Rick Moonen Megan Romano Massimiliano Campanari
Donald Link Marcel Vigneron Dustin Lewandowski
Jet Tila Grant MacPherson Peter Bastien
Kim Canteenwalla Madison Cowan Steve Piamchuntar
Mary Sue Milliken Tony Luke Brett Ottolenghi

 

Art

“13 Most Beautiful…Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests” Vhils Trifecta Gallery
“Human Nature “ The Stencil Network Jonah Jakin
“Mystère “ Aware Fletcher Benton
“Recycled Percussion “ Catherine Borg Mary Hull Webster
“The Beatles LOVE” Yasmina Chavez CJ
“Zarkana” Matthew Couper Western Project
Bicicleta Sem Freio Wendy Kveck Alastair MacKinven
Interesni Kazki Miguel Rodriquez All Done Well
Zio Ziegler Jo Russ Eric Tillinghast
D*Face Javier Sanchez Chuck Close & Kiki Smith
Ana Maria Lance Smith Rick Siggins
Alexis Diaz (La Pandilla) Jesse Smigel Molly White
VAST Art Project
CCSD

 

Learning

The Cast of “The Buried Life” Paull Young Courtnee LeClaire Westendorf
Tony Horton Will Travis David Uslan
Cirque du Soleil Brad Sugars Michael Karnjanaprakorn
Aarón Sánchez David Daniel Hudson Chris Culos
Jason Pollock Marcia Wieder
Dr. Sean Stephenson Miki Agrawal

 

Sunday, October 27: Doors 12pm – 11pm

Music

The Killers Living Colour Moondog Matinee
Vampire Weekend Allen Stone American Cream
Empire of the Sun HAIM The Dirty Hooks
Passion Pit Smith Westerns Most Thieves
Jurassic 5 twenty one pilots Kid Meets Cougar
Zedd Robert DeLong Beau Hodges Band
Janelle Monáe Five Knives HaleAmanO
STS9 Wildcat! Wildcat! Jordan Kate Mitchell
Portugal. The Man The Kingston Springs Joey Pero and His Band
Danny Brown Cosmic Suckerpunch Dusty Sunshine
The Joy Formidable Knocked Up Kids DJ88
Charli XCX The Dig DJ Supra

 

Food

Nancy Silverton Jonathan Waxman Gerald Chin
Todd English Cat Cora Megan Romano
Mike Minor Hubert Keller Tony Luke
Jason Tuley Rick Moonen Rebecca Wilcomb
Elias Cairo Donald Link Ben Hammond
Josh Graves Jet Tila Natalie Young
Bruce Bromberg Kim Canteenwalla Nina Manchev
Eric Bromberg Francois Payard Steve Martorano
Scott Conant Kerry Simon Carlos Buscaglia
Michael Mina Carla Pellegrino Vinod Ahuja
Dan Coughlin Massimiliano Campanari Steve Piamchuntar
Sean Kinoshita Dustin Lewandowski Brett Ottolenghi
Frank Gorriceta Peter Bastien Tony Abou-Ganim

 

Art

“Absinthe” Vhils CCSD
“Jabbawockeez” Zio Ziegler Trifecta Gallery
“Michael Jackson ONE” Bicicleta Sem Freio Jonah Jakin
“Million Dollar Quartet” Catherine Borg Fletcher Benton
“O” Yasmina Chavez Mary Hull Webster
“Rock of Ages” Matthew Couper CJ
“Zumanity” Wendy Kveck Western Project
Interesni Kazki Miguel Rodriquez Alastair MacKinven
Ana Maria Jo Russ All Done Well
The Stencil Network Javier Sanchez Eric Tillinghast
Aware Lance Smith Chuck Close & Kiki Smith
D*Face Jesse Smigel Rick Siggins
Alexis Diaz (La Pandilla) VAST Art Project Molly White

 

Learning

UFC Fighters Forrest Griffin, Miesha Tate & Pat Barry Jim Kwik Rajil Kapoor
Tony Hsieh Daniel Kraft, M.D. Lars Schmidt
Harry Shum Jr. Steve Brown Prerna Gupta
Matt Mullenweg Scott Flansburg Dr. Cristina de Jesus
Rehan Choudhry Maneesh K. Goyal & David Munczinski Rudy Lopez-Negrete
Jason Lester Jamie Wheal Jia Jiang
Quddus Tim Chang

 

*Lineup Subject to Change. Detailed schedule to be released at a later date

A full lineup of bands, chef demonstrations, art presentations and learning speeches is available at www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com.

Life is Beautiful Festival expects to attract tens of thousands of people to Downtown Las Vegas Sponsors of the inaugural Festival include Wirtz Beverage Nevada, Heineken USA, Esquire MagazineLas Vegas Review Journal, Travel + Leisure, Sub-Zero Wolf, Westar Kitchen & Bath, Las Vegas Events, Cirque du SoleilZappos.com, Red Bull, El Cortez Hotel & Casino, the D Las Vegas, Toyota, Silicon Valley Bank, Whole Foods Market, Downtown Grand Las Vegas, Le Creuset, Airstream 2 Go, Chef Works, Ploom, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and Flamingo Las Vegas.*Sponsors listed are current as of release date.

Life is Beautiful Festival is being developed by Aurelian Marketing Group in partnership with Another Planet Entertainment, MAKTUB Marketing and Downtown Project. Visit www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com and sign up to receive information updates via email. Connect with the Life is Beautiful team socially at Facebook.com/LIBFestival and Twitter.com/LifeIsBeautiful.

Dawes, Todd Rundgren and Celebrity Chefs Scott Conant, Cat Cora, Aaron Sanchez and more to Kick-Off Inaugural Life is Beautiful Festival

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Dawes, Todd Rundgren and Celebrity Chefs Scott Conant, Cat Cora, Aaron Sanchez and more to Kick-Off Inaugural Life is Beautiful Festival 

“Grills & Guitars” will commence the festival weekend with live music, 16 well-known chefs and flamed-kissed fare that will satisfy all the senses on Friday, October 25, 2013

 

Life is Beautiful Festival releases more details about its kick-off party featuring musical performances by Dawes and Todd Rundgren. On Friday, October 25, 2013, from 8pm – Midnight, 16 celebrity chefs will come together to participate in “Grills & Guitars,” a celebration of the beloved backyard barbecue combining creative open flame cookery with craft brews, artisanal wines and original cocktails created by some of the country’s finest mixologists.

Participating chefs, including Clayton Arakawa, Bruce & Eric Bromberg, Kim Canteenwalla, Scott Conant, Cat Cora, Susan Feniger, Mary Sue Milliken, Rick Moonen, David Myers, Aarón Sánchez and Jet Tila, will serve dishes like Whole Roast Goat Enchiladas, Shrimp and Sugar Cane Skewers and Whole Hawaiian Pigs smothers with Big Island Hearts of Palm. Special appearances will be made by chefs Tom Colicchio, Nancy Silverton and Michael Symon.

Celebrated Chef Jonathan Waxman will be honored with the first-ever commemorative award at the event for his dedication to educating and mentoring many of today’s top toques including all of the chefs in attendance.

“Waxy’s approach to life is mirrored by the way he cooks,” says Bruce Bromberg, Blue Ribbon Restaurants and Head of Life is Beautiful Festival’s Culinary Advisory Board. “Respect, compassion, confidence and humility are at his core and his unwavering love of life and food evoke huge smiles from even his casual acquaintances so you can imagine what it’s like to be called his friend.”

Tickets are available for purchase here; Price: $175, VIP $225 *Does not require purchase of a festival ticket, must be 21 or over.

Tickets for the Life is Beautiful Festival Culinary Programs are available for purchase at www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com

Watch the Culinary Experiences video

Regular Two-Day General Admission & VIP Tickets for the 2013 Life is Beautiful Festival are available for purchase at www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com

 

General Admission Tickets:

·      Regular Two-Day GA: $159.50

VIP Tickets:

·      Two-Day VIP Ticket: $349.50

o   VIP tickets include: Exclusive VIP lounge with shade, lounge seating, activities and more; Viewing Areas at Main Stages; VIP restroom facilities; Access to special VIP food concessions; Access to special VIP beer, wine and spirits concessions; Commemorative Poster and more.

Life is Beautiful Festival Sponsors

Sponsors of the inaugural Festival include Wirtz Beverage Nevada, Heineken USA, Esquire MagazineLas Vegas Review Journal, Travel + Leisure, Sub-Zero Wolf, Westar Kitchen & Bath, Las Vegas Events, Cirque du Soleil, Zappos.com, Red Bull, El Cortez Hotel & Casino, the D Las Vegas, Toyota, Whole Foods Market, Le Creuset, Airstream 2 Go, Chef Works, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and Flamingo Las Vegas.*Sponsors listed are current as of release date.

Life is Beautiful Festival is being developed by Aurelian Marketing Group in partnership with Another Planet Entertainment, MAKTUB Marketing and Downtown Project. Visit www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com and sign up to receive information updates via email. Connect with the Life is Beautiful team socially at Facebook.com/LIBFestival and Twitter.com/LifeIsBeautiful.

Enjoy the Finest Flavors of Fall as Comme Ça by David Myers Unveils Seasonal 18A Cocktail Menu

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Enjoy the Finest Flavors of Fall as Comme Ça by David Myers Unveils Seasonal 18A Cocktail Menu

Comme Ça by David Myers at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas continues to serve as a visionary in the art of classic cocktails with the addition of 10 new libations to the award-winning 18A cocktail menu, starting Sept. 12.

Guests looking to give back to the local community are invited to raise a glass in support of Communities In Schools of Nevada (CISN) with the Comme Unity Cocktail.  This silver rum-based cocktail made with freshly squeezed limes, sugar, cucumber and cracked pepper serves as the perfect back-to-school celebratory cocktail for teachers, parents and charitable community supporters alike. Comme Ça will donate all profits from the purchased cocktails to support CISN’s mission to ensure the more than 25,000 Nevada students currently served stay in school and achieve in life.

Comme Ça’s 18A menu welcomes nine additional drinks created by the restaurant’s talented mixologists, who continue to push the creative boundaries by recreating Prohibition Era inspired cocktails with modern accents and fresh seasonal ingredients. The new cocktail offerings include:

  • Too Soon: Autumn may be approaching too soon, but this gin-based cocktail with cynar (an Italian bitter liqueur), fresh lemon juice and simple syrup offers an escape to refreshing summer flavors during the cooler fall months.
  • Harvest Fizz: The restaurant’s sultry lounge is the ideal location to enjoy this cocktail featuring gin and egg white with fresh lemon juice and a combination of simple and seasonal syrups.
  • Fair Trade: It’s fair to say guests won’t want to trade this cocktail featuring unique quinoa vodka, torani amer liqueur, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and lemon zest.
  • Midnight Stinger: Revelers looking for a late-night pick-me-up can look to this bourbon-based cocktail made with fernet branca, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and fresh mint. It’s just what the doctor ordered.
  • Pêche de Triomphe: A classic French cocktail is reborn with French whiskey, smashed lemon wedges, peach bitters, and lemon and orange zests.
  • Mezcal Old Fashioned: “Mad Men” brought the Old Fashioned back to life, and now Comme Ça offers a fresh take on this popular classic by swapping out the whiskey for mezcal.
  • Smoking Pistol: Guests can start their night off with a bang while enjoying this smoky mezcal- cocktail with averna, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, islay mist, lemon peel and berry compote.
  • Apple Creek: The apple to any cocktail lover’s eye is sure to be this bourbon-based cocktail with montenegro, amaro, fresh lemon juice, apple juice, caramel and a cinnamon sprinkled apple slice.
  • Remington Steal: A little sweet and a whole lot of spice are combined to make this cocktail featuring botanivore gin, dry curaçao, amaro nonino and orange peel.

View the complete 18A cocktail menu at the Comme Ça website.  Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 702.698.7910 or online.

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About Comme Ça Las Vegas:

Comme Ça at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is acclaimed Chef David Myers’ second location outside of his popular West Hollywood flagship. Inspired by France’s vibrant neighborhood brasseries, the rustic chic Adam D. Tihany-designed restaurant is located on the third floor of the stylish hotel and serves up hearty brasserie classics in addition to handcrafted cocktails. Lunch is served Friday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.; and dinner is served Monday through Thursday from 5:30 to 11 p.m., and Friday through Sunday from 5 to 11 p.m. In 2011, Comme Ça received the Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence;” “Best Restaurant” by Desert Companion and 944 Magazine; and “Best Power Lunch – Las Vegas” by Worth magazine. The acclaimed French brasserie received an “A” in every category by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. In 2013, the restaurant received the award for “Best Oysters” by Las Vegas Weekly in addition to “Best Place to Wow Out-of-Towners” and “Best Sweet with Meat” (for the duck confit cinnamon roll) by Vegas Seven. The restaurant was also named as one of the “20 Most Important Restaurants in Las Vegas” by Las Vegas Weekly.

 

For reservations or additional restaurant information, please call 877.893.2001 or 702.698.7910 or visit online at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or www.commecarestaurant.com. Stay updated on the latest restaurant news and events by following Comme Ça on Twitter (@CommeCaLV) and Facebook (Comme Ca Restaurant Las Vegas).

Life is Beautiful Festival Announces Culinary Programming

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Life is Beautiful Festival Announces Culinary Experiences & New Chefs  

Two-Day Festival of World Class Music, Food, Art & Learning in Downtown Las Vegas includes

“Grills & Guitars” by Blue Ribbon Restaurants, “The Culinary Village”, and “The Alchemy Garden”  

New Chef Additions include Nancy Silverton; Headlining Chefs include: Bruce & Eric Bromberg, Jonathan Waxman, Hubert Keller, Aaron Sanchez, Cat Cora, Rick Moonen, Scott Conant, Tom Colicchio, Michael Symon

Friday, October 25th – Sunday, October 27th, 2013

 

Life is Beautiful (L.I.B.) Festival announces the lineup of culinary programming and experiences for the inaugural festival taking place Saturday, October 26th and Sunday, October 27th, 2013, with a kickoff event the evening of Friday, October 25th.  With more than 60 chefs and restaurants, 24 wineries and 24 breweries participating in the culinary part of the festival alone, L.I.B. presents its attendees with a full-scale food festival experience and expects to draw tens of thousands of people to Downtown Las Vegas. The culinary programming includes experiences that are included in the price of a general-admission festival ticket, such as The Culinary Village, The Alchemy Garden & Chefs on Stage, as well as unique ticketed events that do not require a festival ticket like the Grills & Guitars kick-off party hosted by Blue Ribbon Restaurants and the Take a Stand charity soiree; an eight-course dinner hosted by Elizabeth Blau & Hubert Keller benefitting Three Square Food Bank and Communities in Schools.

The creative direction of the food festival portion of Life is Beautiful Festival was shaped by a culinary advisory board of 12 top chefs chaired by Bruce Bromberg of Blue Ribbon Restaurants.  The food festival will be anchored by The Culinary Village a Moroccan-style bazaar featuring stations manned by more than 60 well-known chefs. Within The Village, guests can enjoy an entertaining and informative series of chef demonstrations (Chefs on Stage), culinary affairs, intimate meals and a beer, wine and spirits garden (The Alchemy Garden). All experiences within the food and wine program will allow attendees the opportunity to engage with these talented chefs up-close and gain insight into their creative process in the kitchen and beyond.

“The food experiences of Life is Beautiful Festival were carefully designed to be interactive, innovative and unexpected,” says Jolene Mannina, Head of Culinary Arts for the festival. “Working with the vision of our Culinary Advisory Board of 12 world-renowned Chefs, we’ve created an approach that we feel will set us apart from other food festivals, giving both our patrons and chefs a chance to enjoy something new, fresh and, of course, delicious.”

The current chef lineup features: Bruce Bromberg and Eric Bromberg, Scott Conant, Jonathan Waxman, Hubert Keller, Cat Cora, Michael Mina, Chris Cosentino, Rick Moonen, Kim Canteenwalla, Jet Tila, Donald Link, Tom Colicchio, Michael Symon, Aaron Sanchez, David Burke, Charlie Palmer, Mary Sue Milliken, Susan Feniger, Paul Bartolotta, David Myers, Todd English, Kerry Simon, Carla Pellegrino, André Rochat, Sven Mede, Marcel Vigneron, Mike Minor, Megan Romano, Elias Cairo, Josh Graves, Jason Tuley, Rebecca Wilcomb, Ben Hammond, Grant MacPherson, Michael Kornick, Natalie Young, Dan Coughlin, Sean Kinoshita, Massimiliano Campanari, Carlos Buscaglia, Vinod Ahuja, Manuel Hinojosa.

 

New Chefs / Mixologists Added to the lineup: Nancy Silverton, Akira Back, Richard Camarota, Frank Goriceta, Carlos Guia, Joseph Leibowitz, Hiew Gun Khong, Nina Manchev, Tony Abou-Ganim, Drew Levinson, Andrew Pollard, Eric Swanson, Kent Bearden, Thomas Burke, Michael Shetler, Kevin Vanegas, Jack Kramer, and Mike Tadich.

 

Tickets for the Life is Beautiful Festival Culinary Programs go on sale July 19, 2013 at www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com

Life Is Beautiful Festival – Culinary Experiences Premier Sponsor: Whole Foods Market

 

–       The Culinary Village: Located in the heart of the festival and home to the world’s best chefs and restaurants, The Culinary Village is where the aromas of earth’s four corners collide. Over 50 restaurants will partake in this bazaar of epicurean delight that takes festival food options to a whole new level.

Restaurants: Blue Ribbon Restaurant, Honey Salt, Fleur, Strip Steak, Wolfgang Puck, Nobu Hard Rock, DMK Burger Bar, Due Forni, Yellowtail, Kumi, D.O.C.G, Herbsaint, LAVO, TAO, Bratalian Neapolitan Cantina, EAT, Chocolate & Spice, Origin India, Barbuto, rm Seafood, Kuma Snow Cream, Curbside Cafe, LBS Burger, Smokin Bros BBQ, Sin City Hot Dogs, Forte European Tapas & Bistro and more.
Price: General Admission or VIP festival ticket required, a la carte selection
Date: Saturday and Sunday, October 26th & 27th
Time: Saturday, 1:00pm – 12:00am Midnight; Sunday, 12:00pm – 11:00pm

 

–       The Alchemy Gardens Presented by Wirtz Beverage: Craft brewers, wine makers and distillers will pour a-la-carte libations at this garden, overflowing with liquid creativity. Enthusiasts can also choose to purchase additional tickets to meet and mingle with master brewers, wine makers and distillers over flight tastings.

Price: General Admission or VIP festival ticket required a la carte Beer, Wine, Spirits and Sake; must be 21 or over.
Date: Saturday and Sunday, October 26th & 27th
Time: Saturday, 1:00pm – 12:00am Midnight; Sunday, 12:00pm – 11:00pm

–       Flights Tastings (In The Alchemy Gardens): For a better understanding of the passion and history poured into each glass, additional tickets may be purchased for tastings with master brewers, wine makers and distillers.

Price: $40 for 9 tastings, General Admission or VIP festival ticket required
Date: Saturday and Sunday, October 26th & 27th
Time: Saturday, 1:00pm – 12:00am Midnight; Sunday, 12:00pm – 11:00pm
 

–       Chefs on Stage Presented by Sub-Zero Wolf & Whole Foods Market: Over two days, 20 of the most highly regarded chefs in the industry give attendees a chance to get up close and personal as they showcase their skills live on a Sub-Zero Wolf stage located in a climate-controlled tent. These demonstrations will tantalize taste buds and teach viewers how to create the same experience at home.

Chefs: Bruce and Eric Bromberg, Scott Conant, Jet Tila, Jonathan Waxman, Cat Cora, Chris Cosentino, Rick Moonen, Aaron Sanchez, Hubert Keller, Kerry Simon, Mary Sue Milliken, Susan Feniger, Mike Minor, Donald Link, Grant MacPherson, Carla Pellegrino, Jason Tuley, David Myers, Elias Caro, Josh Graves,Todd English
Location: The Culinary Village
Price: Free Event with Festival General Admission or VIP ticket
Date: Saturday and Sunday, October 26th & 27th
Time: Saturday, 1:45pm – 9:00pm; Sunday, 12:45pm – 8:00pm

–       Take A Stand: Elizabeth Blau and Hubert Keller will host the Life is Beautiful grand opening soiree to benefit Three Square Food Bank and Communities in Schools. Showcasing the mystery and wonderment of Old Vegas at its finest, this charity dinner will feature eight award-winning chefs serving eight courses in various styles throughout the night paired with priceless wines and crafted cocktails by Wirtz Beverage mixologists and sommeliers.


Chefs: Hubert Keller, Michael Mina, Todd English, Akira Back, Paul Bartolotta, Grant MacPherson, Charlie Palmer, Megan Romano
Location: Secret Downtown Location to be revealed upon purchase confirmation
Price: $5,000
(1) VIP two-day festival ticket included
(1) Grills & Guitars ticket included
Seats: 40 (must be 21 or over)
Date: Friday, October 25th
Time: 7pm – 10pm

–       Grills & Guitars: Start the festival weekend with 15 well-known chefs, gourmet comfort food and live music. A twist on the traditional backyard barbecue, the festival kick-off party will pair beer, wine and cocktails with flamed-kissed fare that will satisfy all the senses.

Chefs: Bruce & Eric Bromberg, Jonathan Waxman, Cat Cora, Tom Colicchio, Michael Symon, Nancy Silverton, Jet Tila, Scott Conant, Kim Canteenwalla, Aaron Sanchez, Mary Sue Milliken, Susan Feniger, Rick Moonen & David Myers
Price: $175, VIP $225 *Does not require purchase of a festival ticket. Must be 21 or over.
Date: Friday, October 25th
Time: 8pm VIP, 9pm – Midnight

–       Culinary Crawl: This three-hour dining tour is designed to introduce palates to a variety of tastes. Guests will be escorted to three different venues, each with a different chef host who has customized a unique experience that pairs their creative dishes with specially selected drinks provided by Wirtz Beverage Group. 

Saturday
Chefs & Locations:

  • “Pig & Whiskey” hosted by Kim Canteenwalla and Sven Mede at The Flame Steakhouse
  • “From Korea to Japan”, hosted by Akira Back at Park on Fremont
  • “Amaro & Amare”, hosted by Richard Camarota & Megan Romano at EAT

Price:   $130 – Single pass to the Culinary Crawl, GA or VIP festival ticket required for purchase
$290 – Includes a two (2) day General Admission festival ticket
Date: Saturday, October 26th
Time: 5pm – 8pm

Sunday
            Chefs & Locations:

  • “Rare & Rosso” Jonathan Waxman & Nancy Silverton at EAT
  • “Tongue & Cheek” Rick Moonen at Le Thai
  • “Bones & Brews” Iron chef Cat Cora & Jason Tuley at Park on Fremont

Price:   $130 – Single pass to the Culinary Crawl, GA or VIP festival ticket required for purchase
$290 – Includes a two (2) day General Admission festival ticket
Date: Sunday, October 27th
Time: 5pm – 8pm

***Chef and event details subject to change.

 

Regular Two-Day General Admission & VIP Tickets for the 2013 Life is Beautiful Festival are available for purchase at www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com

 
General Admission Tickets:

  • Regular Two-Day GA: $159.50

VIP Tickets:

  • TWO-DAY VIP Ticket: $349.50
    • VIP tickets include: Exclusive VIP lounge with shade, lounge seating, activities and more; Viewing Areas at Main Stages; VIP restroom facilities; Access to special VIP food concessions; Access to special VIP beer, wine and spirits concessions; Commemorative Poster and more!

Life is Beautiful Sponsors

Sponsors of the inaugural Life is Beautiful Festival include Wirtz Beverage Group, Heineken, Zappos, Cirque du Soleil, Las Vegas Review Journal, Red Bull, Esquire, Whole Foods Market, Caesars Entertainment, and many more. *Sponsors listed are current as of release date.

L.I.B. is being developed by Aurelian Marketing Group in partnership with Another Planet Entertainment, MAKTUB Marketing and Downtown Project. Visit www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com and sign up to receive information updates via email. Connect with the Life is Beautiful team socially at Facebook.com/LIBFestival and Twitter.com/LifeIsBeautiful.

Life is Beautiful Festival Announces Official Lineup

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Life is Beautiful Festival Announces Official Lineup

Headliners for the Two Day Festival of World Class Music, Food, Art & Learning in
Downtown Las Vegas include: The Killers, Kings of Leon and
Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil
Saturday, October 26th and Sunday, October 27th, 2013

 

Life is Beautiful (L.I.B.) Festival announces the lineup for the inaugural festival taking place Saturday, October 26th and Sunday, October 27th, 2013. With more than 50 musical acts, 60 chefs and restaurants, special performances by Cirque du Soleil and other theatrical productions, world renowned artists and over 25 noted speakers, L.I.B expects to attract tens of thousands of people to Downtown Las Vegas.

“Inspired by our community and a collective desire to positively impact our city, Life is Beautiful Festival is designed to showcase the very best in music, food, art and learning,” stated Rehan Choudhry, CEO of Aurelian Marketing Group the promoter of the festival. “It is an honor to able to bring this unprecedented talent lineup into 15 city blocks of historic Downtown Las Vegas, creating a truly one-of-a-kind festival experience.”

 
Music is Beautiful

Over the course of the two days, the festival will feature an eclectic lineup of over 50 internationally established and emerging bands on four stages and several indoor venues. The lineup features:

The Killers, Kings of Leon, Beck, Imagine Dragons, Pretty Lights, Empire of the Sun, Passion Pit, Jurassic 5, Childish Gambino, STS9, Purity Ring, Big Gigantic, Portugal. The Man, Earl Sweatshirt, Danny Brown, Dawes, Andrew McMahon, The Joy Formidable, Charli XCX, Living Colour, Allen Stone, HAIM, Youngblood Hawke, twenty one pilots, ZZ Ward, Poolside, Family of the Year, Robert DeLong, Five Knives, Wallpaper., Capital Cities, Cayucas, Cosmic Suckerpunch, Knocked Up Kids, and many more. Homegrown bands include: Moondog Matinee, Shalvoy Music, Most Thieves, Rusty Maples, Kid Meets Cougar, Same Sex Mary, Beau Hodges Band, DJ88, The Dirty Hooks, American Cream, Sabriel, Crazy Chief, Supra, A Crowd Of Small Adventures, HaleAmanO, Jordan Kate Mitchell, DJ Zo and others.

Food is Beautiful

Life is Beautiful Festival’s culinary advisory board of 12 top chefs helped shape the creative direction of the full-scale food festival portion of L.I.B. The food festival will feature demonstrations, culinary affairs, intimate meals, a beer, wine and spirits garden and a large-scale Moroccan-style bazaar with stations manned by more than 60 chefs, mixologists and wine-makers. The design of the food and wine program will allow attendees the opportunity to engage these talented chefs up close and gain insight into their creative process in the kitchen and beyond. The chef lineup features:

Bruce Bromberg and Eric Bromberg, Scott Conant, Jonathan Waxman, Hubert Keller, Cat Cora, Michael Mina, Chris Cosentino, Rick Moonen, Kim Canteenwalla, Jet Tila, Donald Link, Tom Colicchio, Michael Symon, Aaron Sanchez, David Burke, Charlie Palmer, Mary Sue Milliken, Susan Feniger, Paul Bartolotta, David Myers, Todd English, Kerry Simon, Carla Pellegrino, André Rochat, Sven Mede, Marcel Vigneron, Mike Minor, Megan Romano, Elias Cairo, Josh Graves, Jason Tuley, Rebecca Wilcomb, Ben Hammond, Grant MacPherson, Michael Kornick, Natalie Young, Dan Coughlin, Sean Kinoshita, Massimiliano Campanari, Carlos Buscaglia, Vinod Ahuja, Manuel Hinojosa and others to be announced.

Art is Beautiful

Art is Beautiful is an urban-inspired art festival for a whole new generation of entertainment enthusiasts. By eliminating the velvet ropes, Art is Beautiful will allow festival goers to actively engage with critically-acclaimed artists from around the globe and from within Downtown Las Vegas’ progressive art scene. Programming will include street art, installations, murals and performance art. In addition, the festival will feature theatrical performances presented by a wide range of theater groups. At this year’s festival, Cirque du Soleil, will present an act from the highly anticipated and brand new immersive musical experience, Michael Jackson ONE, on the main festival stage, and, in addition there will be six unique performances from other resident Cirque du Soleil productions of Las Vegas.

Learning is Beautiful
Learning is Beautiful, the festival’s speaker series, aims to inspire festival goers to expand their perspective on what is possible when you simply choose to “do what you love.” Critically acclaimed and diverse speakers will share their road to success while highlighting the obstacles and pitfalls they experienced along the way. Over two days, more than 25 speakers will be showcased in keynote and quick-format speeches, panel discussions and workshops.

Tickets for the 2013 Life is Beautiful Festival will be available on June 7th at 10 am PDT for purchase at www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com. Specially priced tickets are available in limited quantities on a first-come-first-serve basis.

General Admission Tickets:

  • Early Bird Two-Day GA – $99.50
  • Advance Two-Day GA – $119.50
  • Special Two-Day GA – $139.50
  • Regular Two-Day GA – $159.50

VIP Tickets:

  • 2- DAY VIP Ticket: $349.50

VIP tickets include the following:

  • Exclusive VIP lounge with shade, lounge seating, activities and more
  • Viewing Areas at Main Stages
  • VIP restroom facilities
  • Access to special VIP food concessions
  • Access to special VIP beer, wine and spirits concessions
  • Commemorative Poster and more!

Life is Beautiful Sponsors

Sponsors of the inaugural Life is Beautiful Festival include Wirtz Beverage Group, Heineken, Zappos, Cirque du Soleil, Las Vegas Review Journal, Red Bull, Esquire, Whole Foods Market, Caesars Entertainment, and many more. *Sponsors listed are current as of release date.

L.I.B. is being developed by Aurelian Marketing Group in partnership with Another Planet Entertainment, MAKTUB Marketing and Downtown Project. Visit www.lifeisbeautifulfestival.com and sign up to receive information updates via email. Connect with the Life is Beautiful team socially at Facebook.com/LIBFestival and Twitter.com/LifeIsBeautiful.

 

ABOUT AURELIAN MARKETING GROUP
Aurelian Marketing Group is a brand experience company made up of a group highly experienced brand strategists, creative directors and expert producers with a deep track record in creating and implementing meaningful and impactful branded entertainment and events. Its CEO, Rehan Choudhry is the former Director of Entertainment for The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas and was previously the Regional Director of Entertainment for Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City. He was recognized by event trade publication, BizBash as an Event Innovator for his work at The Cosmopolitan in 2011. www.aurelianmg.com

 

ABOUT ANOTHER PLANET ENTERTAINMENT
Since its inception in 2003, Another Planet Entertainment has produced and promoted events with artists as diverse as Radiohead, Dave Matthews Band, Neil Young, Daft Punk, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Metallica, Paul McCartney and Kanye West. In its first year of operation, Another Planet was selected by a vote of its concert industry peers as “Promoter of the Year” in the United States by Pollstar Magazine. Another Planet is the exclusive promoter of several venues in Northern California also produces two major yearly festivals in San Francisco Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival (beginning in 2008) and Treasure Island Music Festival (beginning in 2007). www.apeconcerts.com.

 

ABOUT MAKTUB MARKETING
MAKTUB Marketing is directed by Joey Vanas. Vanas is the managing partner of First Friday Las Vegas and the Executive Director of the First Friday Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting local and civic art. Vanas has overseen the growth of the First Friday event to 20,000+ people while creating positive media attention and awareness for the Downtown Vegas Arts scene in markets across the country and around the world.

 

ABOUT DOWNTOWN PROJECT
Downtown Project is a group of passionate people committed to helping to transform Downtown Las Vegas into the most community-focused large city in the world. The organization has allocated $350 million to aid in the revitalization of Downtown Las Vegas through investments in real estate, residential development, education, small business, and tech startups. With a goal of reaching residential density of 100 people per acre, coupled with ground level activities, Downtown Project aims to accelerate community and co-learning through the serendipitous interactions of the people of Downtown Las Vegas. www.downtownproject.com

Celebrate National Burger Month with Four Daring Burgers at Comme Ça by David Myers

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Celebrate National Burger Month with Four Daring Burgersat Comme Ça by David Myers

 

Throughout May, Comme Ça by David Myers at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas takes a daring approach to an American classic with weekly burger specials in honor of National Burger Month.

For the remainder of the month, guests can discover a new, weekly gourmet burger special from the always bold chefs inside the Comme Ça kitchen.

New burger creations include: the Bouillabaisse Burger made with a lobster and crab patty, tempting saffron fennel slaw and a grilled squid ink bun, and the Provençal Burger made with piperade, harissa aioli, fromage blanc and an espellette pepper bun, both available during restaurant hours from Monday, May 6 through Sunday, May 12. The Merguez Burger made with spiced lamb sausage, cucumber rhaita, vadouvan mayo and a caraway brioche bun is available during restaurant hours from Monday, May 13 through Sunday, May 19; and the Pork-a-nator made with a crispy pork cutlet, braised pork belly, head cheese, pig-brain mayo and a toasted bacon bun, is available during restaurant hours from Monday, May 20 through Friday, May 31.

All specialty burgers include the restaurant’s savory French fries and are available for $18, excluding the Bouillabaisse burger which is available for $22.

Reservations are recommended and can be made at 702.698.7910 or by visiting the restaurant online.

 comme ca burger

About Comme Ça Las Vegas:

Comme Ça at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is acclaimed Chef David Myers’ second location outside of his popular West Hollywood flagship. Inspired by France’s vibrant neighborhood brasseries, the rustic chic Adam D. Tihany-designed restaurant is located on the third floor of the stylish hotel and serves up hearty brasserie classics in addition to handcrafted cocktails. Lunch is served Friday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.; and dinner is served Monday through Thursday from 5:30 to 11 p.m., and Friday through Sunday from 5 to 11 p.m. In 2011, Comme Ça received the Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence;” “Best Restaurant” by Desert Companion and 944 Magazine; and “Best Power Lunch – Las Vegas” by Worth magazine. The acclaimed French brasserie received an “A” in every category by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Additionally, Comme Ça’s famed ‘Penicillin’ was selected as “Best Cocktail” by Vegas Seven weekly newspaper.

 

For reservations or additional restaurant information, please call 877.893.2001 or 702.698.7910 or visit online at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or www.commecarestaurant.com. Stay updated on the latest restaurant news and events by following Comme Ça on Twitter (@CommeCaLV) and Facebook (Comme Ca Restaurant Las Vegas).

Spring into an Indulgent Dining Experience with New Seasonal Menus at Comme Ça by David Myers

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Spring into an Indulgent Dining Experience
with New Seasonal Menus at Comme Ça by David Myers

Las Vegas gourmands can embrace the spring season with the latest offering of sensational seasonal cuisine from the creative masterminds inside the kitchen at Comme Ça by David Myers at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Myers and Executive Chef Brian Howard take their avant-garde approach for menu creation to the next level  and are once again lighting up the Las Vegas dining scene with an incredible array of new dishes, starting with an overhaul of the weekend lunch offerings. The tempting new lunch menu offers an escape from the ordinary with dishes such as the Red Velvet Bacon Waffle with cream cheese butter and Noble Handcrafted maple syrup. Other new creations incorporating the freshest seasonal ingredients include:

  • House Smoked Salmon Croissant with deviled egg, capers, red onion, watercress and tomato.
  • Chicken Salad Baguette with sun dried spices, dried cranberry, brie and a Comme Ça salad.
  • Local Farm Eggs En Cocotte, featuring soft baked egg, piquillo pepper, spinach and mornay sauce accompanied with toasted brioche.
  • Comme Ça Yogurt with delightful vanilla yogurt, vadouvan granola and fresh berries.
  • Comme Ça Toast and Jam complete with grilled country bread and house-made preserves.
  • Comme Ça Oatmeal adorned with brown sugar and maple syrup, toasted walnut and caramelized banana.

Lunch guests can also enjoy a new selection of a la carte options including Grilled Pork Belly Bacon, Potato and Bacon Croquettes, House-made Country Sausage, Local Farm Eggs served any style, Herb-Roasted Chicken, and house-made Pastries of the Day including scones, croissants, muffins and more .

In addition to the new lunch cuisine, Comme Ça has added  a variety of seasonal highlights to a revamped dinner menu including a spring twist on the Roasted Beet Salad, which now features crispy kale chips, fromage blanc and almond milk; the Chilled Squid and Heirloom Tomato salad with locally sourced tomato, cucumber, red onion and harissa from the restaurant’s farm in Pahrump, Nev.;  Brick-Roasted Calamari accompanied by ratatouille and a pickled ramp vinaigrette; Duck Confit a L’Orange with seared foie gras, glazed spring onion and a delicious kumquat confiture glaze; Parisian Gnocchi with braised lamb neck, fresh fava beans, goat cheese and mint; and the Steak Diane, a 14-ounce  prime New York strip steak with crisp and savory pommes dauphine and a delightful cognac mustard cream.

To view the entire spring lunch and dinner menus, visit Comme Ça online. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made online or by calling 702.698.7910.

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About Comme Ça Las Vegas:

Comme Ça at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is acclaimed Chef David Myers’ second location outside of his popular West Hollywood flagship. Inspired by France’s vibrant neighborhood brasseries, the rustic chic Adam D. Tihany-designed restaurant is located on the third floor of the stylish hotel and serves up hearty brasserie classics in addition to handcrafted cocktails. Lunch is served Friday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.; and dinner is served Monday through Thursday from 5:30 to 11 p.m., and Friday through Sunday from 5 to 11 p.m. In 2011, Comme Ça received the Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence;” “Best Restaurant” by Desert Companion and 944 Magazine; and “Best Power Lunch – Las Vegas” by Worth magazine. The acclaimed French brasserie received an “A” in every category by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Additionally, Comme Ça’s famed ‘Penicillin’ was selected as “Best Cocktail” by Vegas Seven weekly newspaper.

For reservations or additional restaurant information, please call 877.893.2001 or 702.698.7910 or visit online at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or www.commecarestaurant.com. Stay updated on the latest restaurant news and events by following Comme Ça on Twitter (@CommeCaLV) and Facebook (Comme Ca Restaurant Las Vegas).

 

Comme Ça by David Myers Unveils Five New Tempting Libations on the Popular 18A Menu

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Comme Ça by David Myers Unveils Five New Tempting Libations on the Popular 18A Menu

Comme Ça by David Myers at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas further showcases one of Las Vegas’ premier bar programs with the introduction of five new handcrafted cocktails to its award-winning 18A cocktail menu.

Named after the 18th Amendment, Comme Ça’s 18A menu constantly evolves as the restaurant’s talented mixologists regularly create new libations inspired by Prohibition Era cocktails. These five latest additions take their place among popular favorites such as the Penicillin, Thyme For Bourbon and Prohibition Punch cocktails.
Guests can enjoy a refreshing version of the classic Tom Collins with the Mr. “Q” Rickey. This tantalizing modern cocktail substitutes lemon juice for Yuzu juice, a popular Asian fruit. The floral quality of Hendricks Gin, a touch of simple syrup and plenty of Mr. Q cucumber soda bring this delicious concoction to life.
Inspired by Brazil’s national cocktail the Caipirinha, the tequila-based Don Guillermo is a refreshing, well-rounded journey of citrus and sweet flavors complemented by various textures. The smooth Peligroso tequila concoction is accentuated by raw brown sugar cubes muddled with green chartreuse V.E.P., fresh lime and dash of crème de cassis.
Drawing inspiration from a popular Prohibition Era cocktail, the Rose Eight uses citrus floral flavors to engulf the palate while whisky serves as the cocktail’s sturdy base. The Rose Eight is complete with fresh-squeezed lemon and orange juices, house-cooked pomegranate syrup, organic clover honey and Knob Creek 100-proof bourbon.
The life of a legend is honored in true style with the Howard Hughes, which is derived from the classic Aviation cocktail. This creation anchored by cognac sour, adds crème de violette to the bottom of the glass for a flowery-sweet edge with a striking presentation.
In a clever homage to the great J.D. Salinger, the Catch Her in the Rye cocktail offers the dark, brooding flavors of a high-proof rye whiskey balanced with the smoky nuttiness of maple syrup and layered with the high tones of whiskey barrel-aged bitters. Supported by the zingy acidity of fresh lemon juice, a gentle mist of tawny port adds a final layer of sweet, nutty, dried figs and caramel to this delicious drink.
Guests can view the entire 18A cocktail menu at the Comme Ça website.
About Comme Ça Las Vegas:
Comme Ça at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is acclaimed Chef David Myers’ second location outside of his popular West Hollywood flagship. Inspired by France’s vibrant neighborhood brasseries, the rustic chic Adam D. Tihany-designed restaurant is located on the third floor of the stylish hotel and serves up hearty brasserie classics in addition to handcrafted cocktails. Lunch is served Friday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.; and dinner is served Monday through Thursday from 5:30 to 11 p.m., and Friday through Sunday from 5 to 11 p.m. In 2011, Comme Ça received the Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence;” “Best Restaurant” by Desert Companion and 944 Magazine; and “Best Power Lunch – Las Vegas” by Worth magazine. The acclaimed French brasserie received an “A” in every category by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Additionally, Comme Ça’s famed ‘Penicillin’ was selected as “Best Cocktail” by Vegas Seven weekly newspaper.
For reservations or additional restaurant information, please call 877.893.2001 or 702.698.7910 or visit online at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or www.commecarestaurant.com. Stay updated on the latest restaurant news and events by following Comme Ça on Twitter (@CommeCaLV) and Facebook (Comme Ca Restaurant Las Vegas).

Ring in 2013 with an Indulgent New Year’s Eve Dinner at Comme Ça by David Myers

Ring in 2013 with an Indulgent New Year’s Eve Dinner at Comme Ça by David Myers

Ring in 2013 with the indulgent tastes of Las Vegas’ premier French brasserie Comme Ça by Chef David Myers at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas as they welcome the New Year with two tempting prix-fixe menus featuring exciting flavor profiles created by Chef Myers and Executive Chef Brian Howard, perfectly paired with decadent wines from resident Sommelier Bruno Bonnet.

The first seating and second seating tasting menus will showcase Comme Ça’s signature dishes with seasonal twists.  Guests attending the first seating will enjoy an array of outstanding dishes from the four-course menu available for $95 per person – with a wine pairing option for an additional $45 per person – from 5 to 7 p.m.

The second seating will give guests the opportunity to enjoy the full spectrum of Comme Ça’s culinary finesse with the added luxury of a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. The menu will feature six indulgent courses for $195 per person – with an optional wine pairing for $75 per person – from 8 to 10:30 p.m.

Guests may choose to elevate their dining experience at either seating with a celebratory champagne and caviar course. Osetra Caviar will be served with non-traditional accoutrements for a supplemental $180, paired with Taittinger “Comtes de Champagne” Blanc de Blanc for an additional $50.

Comme Ça’s first seating menu will include:

  • First Course: Langoustine Cru with grilled hearts of palm, citrus and sea bean paired with Moulin de Gassac Picpoul de Pinet or Smoked, Cured and Brined Tasmanian Trout with a mélange of beets and wild flowers paired with Simmonet-Febvre Brut Rosé Crémant de Bourgogne.
  • Second Course: Veal Glazed Sweetbread with white truffle, chestnut and smoked potato accompanied by Laguna Ranch Chardonnay or Braised Wagyu Beef with winter vegetables, bone marrow agnolotti and white truffle paired with Domaine Parent Pinot Noir.
  • Third Course: Poached Lobster with black trumpet mushrooms, garnet yam and pomegranate paired with Kenwood Vineyards Pinot Noir or Stuffed, Wrapped, and Roasted Rabbit with bacon, red wine braised salsify and bergamot quince jam accentuated by Acre Winery Merlot or Roasted Filet of Beef with puntarella, foie gras and vadouvan-scented onion with Château Lacombe Noaillac Cabernet Sauvignon/ Merlot.
  • Dessert: Vacheron Cheese with whole grain mustard and California fig or Coffee Milk with caramel and dark chocolate. The wine pairing for either selection is Domaine de la Tour Veille Banyuls.

 

Comme Ça’s second seating menu will include:

  • First Course:  Langoustine Cru with grilled hearts of palm, citrus and sea bean paired with Moulin de Gassac Picpoul de Pinet.
  • Second Course:  Veal Glazed Sweetbread with white truffle, chestnut and smoked potato paired with Laguna Ranch Chardonnay.
  • Third Course: Poached Lobster with black trumpet mushrooms, garnet yam and pomegranate paired with Kenwood Vineyards Pinot Noir.
  • Fourth Course: Stuffed, Wrapped, and Roasted Rabbit with bacon, red wine braised salsify and bergamot quince jam paired with Acre Winery Merlot.
  • Fifth CourseRoasted Filet of Beef with puntarella, foie gras and vadouvan-scented onion paired with Château Lacombe Noaillac Cabernet Sauvignon/ Merlot.
  • Dessert: Coffee Milk with caramel and dark chocolate paired with Domaine de la Tour Veille Banyuls.

Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling Comme Ça at 702.698.7910 or visiting the restaurant online.

 

About Comme Ça Las Vegas:

Comme Ça at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is acclaimed Chef David Myers’ second location outside of his popular West Hollywood flagship. Inspired by France’s vibrant neighborhood brasseries, the rustic chic Adam D. Tihany-designed restaurant is located on the third floor of the stylish hotel and serves up hearty brasserie classics in addition to handcrafted cocktails. Lunch is served Friday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.; and dinner is served Monday through Thursday from 5:30 to 11 p.m., and Friday through Sunday from 5 to 11 p.m. In 2011, Comme Ça received the Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence;” “Best Restaurant” by Desert Companion and 944 Magazine; and “Best Power Lunch – Las Vegas” by Worth magazine. The acclaimed French brasserie received an “A” in every category by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Additionally, Comme Ça’s famed ‘Penicillin’ was selected as “Best Cocktail” by Vegas Seven weekly newspaper.

 

For reservations or additional restaurant information, please call 877.893.2001 or 702.698.7910 or visit online at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or www.commecarestaurant.com. Stay updated on the latest restaurant news and events by following Comme Ça on Twitter (@CommeCaLV) and Facebook (Comme Ca Restaurant Las Vegas).

COMME ÇA TO CAPTIVATE GUESTS WITH PATIO LAUNCH OF RIVIERA NIGHTS
















COMME ÇA TO CAPTIVATE GUESTS WITH PATIO LAUNCH OF RIVIERA NIGHTS
David Myers’ Parisian Brasserie to Introduce Seasonal French Small Plates Menu

Comme Ça at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will launch Riviera Nights, an unparalleled dining and lounge party experience on Thursday, April 26. Set on the restaurant’s stunning patio, the weekly soiree will introduce a selection of French small plates and a signature sangaree.

Available from 8 to 11 p.m. every Thursday night, patrons will enjoy the striking views of the iconic Las Vegas Strip showcased from Comme Ça’s breathtaking patio. A French house DJ will be on-hand to spin the hottest tunes under a canopy of neon red lights glimmering from the ceiling.

 

Guests may indulge their appetites with an array of seasonal French dishes created by acclaimed Chef David Myers and Executive Chef Brian Howard. Items to include Roasted Tomato Tart with basil, nicoise olive and arugula; Roasted Baby Beets with smoked salmon, horseradish, mustard and rye; and Dungeness Crab Salad with crispy garlic and burnt orange.

 

The special menu will also feature Myers’ award-winning brasserie’s handcrafted 18A libations, such as the Clover Club, which is a flawlessly balanced mix of gin, fresh lemon, homemade grenadine, sugar and egg white. A perfect fit for the spring and summertime atmosphere, a signature sangaree will be added to the famed prohibition-themed bar menu. Comme Ça’s sangaree will put a Parisian spin on the classic cocktail blend made with wine, St. Germain liqueur, ginger syrup, club soda and fresh fruit, then garnished with nutmeg and served over ice. Patrons may also take advantage of Riviera Nights’ wine special, which will offer bottles of Comme Ça’s house rosé wine, specially priced at $30.

 

About Comme Ça

Comme Ça at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is acclaimed Chef David Myers’ second location outside of his popular West Hollywood flagship. Inspired by France’s vibrant neighborhood brasseries, the rustic chic Adam D. Tihany-designed restaurant serves up hearty brasserie classics including handcrafted cocktails. Comme Ça is situated within P3 Commons at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, an innovative neighborhood of restaurant experiences that convey the makings of the perfect dinner party. Not only welcoming and highly personal, but also spontaneous with a delightful sense of discovery, the P3 culinary collection embodies a synergistic approach to the modern face of Las Vegas dining. At Comme Ça, dinner is served Monday through Thursday from 5:30 to 11 p.m.  Friday through Sunday lunch is served from noon to 5 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 11 p.m. In 2011, Comme Ça received the Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence;” “Best Restaurant” by Desert Companion and 944 Magazine; and “Best Power Lunch – Las Vegas” by Worth magazine. The acclaimed French brasserie also received an “A” in every category by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Comme Ça’s famed ‘Penicillin’ was selected as “Best Cocktail” by Vegas Seven weekly newspaper. For reservations, call 877.893.2001 or 702.698.7910, or please visit www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or www.commecarestaurant.com for more information. Follow Comme Ça on Twitter at www.twitter.com/commecalv, or become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/commecalasvegas.com.

 

COMME ÇA TO FEATURE OUTDOOR FRENCH BARBECUE ON LABOR DAY WEEKEND

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMME ÇA TO FEATURE OUTDOOR FRENCH BARBECUE ON LABOR DAY WEEKEND

 

Comme Ça, the new modern French brasserie by acclaimed chef David Myers at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, will celebrate Labor Day with a special prix fixe barbecue menu on Sunday, Sept. 4.

“The Feast” will be offered from 4 until 10 p.m. on the restaurant’s spectacular patio. Patrons can enjoy the breathtaking view of the iconic Las Vegas Strip as they indulge in the mouthwatering, grillade selections created by Chef Myers and Executive Chef, Brian Howard, priced at $49 per person.

The menu will showcase French picnic-inspired classics with a modern Myers twist. Selections include artisan cheeses, charcuterie, decadent fruit and country salads, assorted potted rillettes and tartares, Cumin-Kissed Carrots, Grilled Provençal Sausage, Trout Amandine, Steak au Poivre, Pommes Lyonnaise, Earl Grey Madeleines with honey and lavender, and an assortment of crepes.

About Comme Ça

Los Angeles-based David Myers brings his bustling modern brasserie Comme Ça, the second location outside of its popular West Hollywood flagship, to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Inspired by France’s vibrant neighborhood brasseries, the rustic chic Adam D. Tihany-designed restaurant serves up hearty brasserie classics including handcrafted cocktails. Comme Ça is situated within P3 Commons at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, an innovative neighborhood of restaurant experiences that convey the makings of the perfect dinner party. Not only welcoming and highly personal, but also spontaneous with a delightful sense of discovery, the P3 culinary collection embodies a synergistic approach to the modern face of Las Vegas dining. At Comme Ça, lunch is served daily from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and dinner is served from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The Hourglass (late-night) menu is available from 11 p.m. to close nightly. In 2011, Comme Ça was named “Best Restaurant” by 944 Magazine and its famed ‘Penicillin’ was selected as “Best Cocktail” by Vegas Seven Weekly Newspaper. For reservations, call 877.893.2001 or 702.698.7910, or please visit cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or commecarestaurant.com for more information.