Rattlecan to open to the public this Sunday!

Rattlecan set to bring artful Burgers, Shots and Beers to The Strip  at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino 

New culinary and artistic collaboration will splash a NYC East Village vibe into the heart of Las Vegas with tasty gourmet burgers and graffiti installations from renowned street artists

Rattlecan, an urban burger concept from the creators of FIRST Food & Bar at The Venetian, is ready to topple the expectations of the burger bar concept. Chef Sam “Sammy D” DeMarco and designer Antonio Ballatore, two notoriously creative thinkers from Manhattan’s Lower East Side, will bring a new dimension of cuisine and creativity to the Las Vegas Strip that features unbeatable burgers, signature shots and street chic graffiti art installations by the country’s top street artists.

Chef Sammy D promises an incredible selection of juicy, grilled burgers topped with a variety of flavorsome options. From burgers crowned with roasted portabellas and onions, brie, balsamic glaze and truffle mayo on a sesame brioche roll to the signature burger “The Rattlecan” with cheese, bacon, caramelized onions, pickle, special sauce, crinkle-cut fries and lettuce and tomato – there will be a burger for everyone and those who wish to switch it up can build their own burger.

“Rattlecan’s focus is on giving the customer a great burger and a killer atmosphere to enjoy it in,” said DeMarco.

Rattlecan’s signature shot – the much anticipated Jameson and pickle juice shot, complements the delectable burger and a Best in Class selection of dark liquors will also be served.  House made crunchy pickles as well as pickled carrots, cauliflower, beets, eggs, tomatoes, peppers, jalapenos, green beans and watermelon add zest and zing to the burger-centric fare. A series of microbrews and American classics will round out a beer focused drink menu, with a dozen brews on-tap alongside several creative on-tap cocktails.

The East Village down and dirty interior design of the restaurant is courtesy of HGTV’s Ballatore and some of the most world-renowned street artists. Making sure the walls are just as interesting and imaginative as the chow, artists including AIKO, KRINK, HOW and NOSM, Curtis Kulig, KING RUCK, Kenneth Cappello, Richard Duardo and Jersey Joe are busy claiming their turf, each creating custom murals in Rattlecan’s nooks and crannies.

“It’s like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for modern street artists,” said Ballatore.

In what’s sure to become a staple attraction for locals and visitors alike, guests can take a ride on the pickle! No bull around here! Order a shot, get a token and take a wild ride on the custom designed mechanical pickle.

Opening early November, Rattlecan will serve customers beginning at 11 a.m. daily. Service to the sports book and poker room will also be available, ensuring guests can nosh without leaving the comfort of their game. This new addition to The Venetian Las Vegas brings not just tasty grub, but a new venue for private parties and with the large, spacious patio, Rattlecan makes the perfect setting for events of all sizes year-round.

About RATTLECAN
From the creators of FIRST Food & Bar in Las Vegas, Rattlecan is set to open in November 2012. The casual, updated take on a burger bar boasts burgers, shots and beers, and other delicious America grub from Chef Sam “Sammy D” DeMarco. A cool NYC East Village vibe designed by HGTV’s Antonio Ballatore carves a niche for Rattlecan as bringing a new dimension of cuisine and creativity to the Las Vegas Strip. A culinary and artistic collaboration that features unbeatable burgers and exciting art installations by the country’s top street artists, Rattlecan is open daily at 11 a.m. with expanded services to the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino sports book and poker room.

 

ABOUT THE VENETIAN RESORT-HOTEL-CASINO®
The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, the largest property in the country to receive AAA’s Five Diamond and the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Four Star awards, is one of the world’s most luxurious resort and convention destinations. Recreating Venice’s legendary landmarks, the LEED® EB Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified resort offers unmatched service and quality for leisure and corporate guests. With suites ranging from a standard 650-square-foot Luxury Suite to the luxurious 10,000-square-foot Chairman Suite, the all-suite resort boasts more than 4,000 of Las Vegas’ most lavish suite accommodations.  Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features The Grand Canal Shoppes®, an indoor streetscape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, world-class gaming, exquisite restaurants, a wide variety of entertainment such as “Soul2Soul with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill,” the party musical “ROCK OF AGES,” showroom headliners including David Spade, Rita Rudner, Tim Allen and Joan Rivers and extensive convention and corporate services. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premiere loyalty program, which rewards guests with the ease and usability of just one card and one program. The Venetian and its sister resort, The Palazzo Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group® global portfolio. For additional information, visit venetian.com, follow on Twitter @venetianvegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/venetianlasvegas.

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FIRST Food & Bar announces the return of the Thanksgiving feast!

FIRST Food & Bar keeps Thanksgiving traditions alive with their take on the holiday feast 

Special menu for Thanksgiving features FIRST holiday favorites

 

FIRST Food & Bar is back at it again with their version of a traditional American Thanksgiving feast – all the amazing food without the clean up! With a special menu, guests can dine in the hip, comfortable restaurant while enjoying views of the Las Vegas Strip. The restaurant welcomes all-ages, making it the perfect spot to take a break from the kitchen and let the fabulous team at FIRST do all the work.

 

Thanksgiving Extravaganza, Thursday, November 22:

Bar opens 1p.m.-11p.m.

Seating times: 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Making reservations as soon as possible is recommended as seating is limited and all seating sold out prior to the holiday last year. 702-607-3478.

Left-over-stuffed Thanksgiving Day Sandwiches will be available after 9 p.m.

$42 per person; kids ages 5-12 $21; kids under 5 years of age and under are FREE

Menu features:

  • Hot mulled apple cider
  • Roasted Pumpkin Corn Bisque
  • Choice of salad
    • Roasted beet with frisee goat cheese and horseradish orange
    • Autumn salad endive with blue cheese balsamico
    • Roasted garlic Caesar with butternut squash ravioli croutons
  • Pilgrim dinner served family style
    • Traditional turkey with giblet gravy
    • Mashed potatoes
    • Whipped sweet potatoes
    • Green bean almondine
    • House made cranberry sauce
    • FIRST stuffing
    • Alternative choices of prime rib or roasted salmon
  • Pie Bar featuring pumpkin, apple and pecan pies, along with chocolate chip cookies and whip cream crème anglaise

 

ABOUT FIRST FOOD & BAR:

Located inside The Shoppes at The Palazzo just steps from The Strip, FIRST Food & Bar brings the authenticity and character of the neighborhood bar and restaurant concept back to life. This hip, yet comfortable restaurant and lounge is set in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip and has the vibe of a late-night spot blended with the casualness of a local eatery. FIRST caters to those who stagger in to feed their late-night cravings, as well as those looking for a casual dinner or creative weekend brunch. The menu features American eats and drinks created by Executive Chef Sam “Sammy D” DeMarco. Delicious, affordable and familiar are on the menu year-round. For reservations, please call 702-607-3478 or visit www.firstfoodandbar.com for more information.

NBC “Smash” Star Megan Hilty Seen at Azure at The Palazzo Las Vegas

Megan Hilty, star of NBC’s hit series “Smash,” escaped to The Palazzo Las Vegas today for a weekend of relaxation with beau, Brian, by her side. The Broadway sensation checked in on The Palazzo’s 23rd floor private Prestige concierge level before heading to her luxurious two-bedroom Lago Suite. The two grabbed lunch at FIRST Food & Bar before heading down to the resort’s posh day club, Azure, where they were joined by friends. The two enjoyed poolside cuisine by Wolfgang Puck including fish tacos, tuna tataki and a caprese salad before taking a dip in the Azure waters and lounging in their cabana.

 Photo Credit: Chris Poore

FIRST Food & Bar extends series of “Farm to Strip” dinners and adds communal seating and beverage pairing options

Get Fresh With The Chef!

FIRST Food & Bar extends series of “Farm to Strip” dinners and adds communal seating and beverage pairing options

Specialty dinners combine the freshest ingredients from Downtown3rd Farmers Market and local purveyors with the creativity of FIRST Food & Bar

Chef Sammy D + locally grown and organic ingredients = happy foodies and full bellies! FIRST Food & Bar inside the Palazzo today announced the extension of the successful Farm to Strip dinners. After Executive Chef Sam “Sammy D” DeMarco partnered with the Downtown3rdFarmers Market and other local purveyors, the creative juices were flowing for a fresh, fun, new way to dine.

The Farm to Strip dinners will take place on the first Friday and Saturday of each month beginning July 6. The cost of the Farm to Strip experience is $48 per person with a new beverage pairing option for an additional $21. The menu features the freshest local ingredients found at the market – items will be purchased that Friday and with the team’s effort under Sammy D’s direction, transformed into an amazing meal.

FIRST Food & Bar has also added communal seating options for those who want to enjoy the culinary creations with their smaller group. Communal seating will be at 6 p.m. (Fridays only), groups of six or more diners can reserve the specialty dinners at anytime (Friday or Saturday). Farm to Strip dinners are secured by reservation only, with at least 48 hours notice and are based on availability. Contact Jose at 702-792-8932 for availability.

 

ABOUT FIRST FOOD & BAR:

Located inside The Shoppes at The Palazzo just steps from The Strip, FIRST Food & Bar brings the authenticity and character of the neighborhood bar and restaurant concept back to life. This hip, yet comfortable restaurant and lounge is set in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip and has the vibe of a late-night spot blended with the casualness of a local eatery. FIRST caters to those who stagger in to feed their late-night cravings, as well as those looking for a mid-day business lunch or casual dinner. Brunch is offered every Saturday and Sunday featuring an array of creative items. The menu features American eats and drinks created by Executive Chef Sam “Sammy D” DeMarco. Delicious, affordable and familiar are on the menu year-round. For reservations, please call 702-607-3478 or visit www.firstfoodandbar.com for more information.

**PHOTOS** The Palazzo Las Vegas Hosts the 2012 Las Vegas Epicurean Affair

The Palazzo Las Vegas hosted the Las Vegas Epicurean Affair presented by the Nevada Restaurant Association featuring nearly 75 renowned restaurants and beverage purveyors last night. Approximately 1,800 guests mingled amongst the elegant Pools at The Palazzo and sampled culinary delights from local celebrated restaurants. Recognized as one of the city’s premier tasting events, this year’s sold out Epicurean Affair dazzled once again as world-class chefs tempted guests’ palates throughout the evening.

Guests started their culinary journey with chilled melon soup with bleu camen lemon grimala and citris gastrio from Lagasse’s Stadium and prosciutto-wrapped mozzarella and heirloom tomato salad from The Capital Grille before venturing to Bouchon’s short ribs and STK’s spiced pickled prawns.

Those looking for more exotic flavors didn’t have to travel far to find TAO’s tuna tenaki with wasabi salsa, Diego’s huitlacoche braised beef tacos and Bacio’s conchiglie con gamberi e arugula.

The three restaurants of celebrity chef and restaurateurs Mario Batali and Joe Bastianch, Carnevino, B&B Ristorante and Otto Enoteca, were combined into one booth while other favorites included Craftsteak’s beef tenderloin carpaccio with argula, parmesan and asparagus and Public House’s rabbit loin in porchetta with duck rillette fritter and raspberry passion fruit verrine.

Laguna Champagne Bar kept the bubbly flowing from the center bar with their signature Flower Eclipse champagne cocktail and a touch screen “Smart Bar” poured perfectly concocted libations. Diageo set up an ultra-lounge in Azure Pool’s rotunda where guests posed for silly photo booth pictures.

Sweet endings came from The Cupcakery’s mini cupcakes, Hash House a Go Go with strawberry shortcake and their ever-popular kiwi watermelon drink, Bouchon’s key lime pie parfait and Canyon Ranch Grill’s orange ginger mousse with praline.

Other participating restaurants included Mint Indian Bistro, Gilley’s Saloon, Delmonico Steakhouse, Maggiano’s, Origin India, Zine Noodles Dim Sum, Ferraro’s, FIRST Food & Bar, Double Helix, CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Postrio Bar & Grill, Aquaknox, Taqueria Canonita, Fogo de Chao, Beam Global, Il Mulino and SUSHISAMBA.

 

 

 

 

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Chef Sam DeMarco brings the Downtown3rd market to his strip-side table with new Farm to Strip dinners

Get Fresh With The Chef!

FIRST Food & Bar brings locally grown, organic ingredients to foodies

with a series of “Farm to Strip” dinners

Specialty dinners combine the freshest ingredients from Downtown3rd Farmers Market with the creativity of FIRST Food & Bar

FIRST Food & Bar and Executive Chef Sam “Sammy D” DeMarco partnered with the Downtown3rd Farmers Market to allow diners to get fresh with the Chef – offering “Farm to Strip” monthly dining experiences. Guests will enjoy these culinary creations while dining at the “chef’s table” at the Palazzo-based restaurant. The menu features the freshest local ingredients found at the market – items will be purchased that Friday and with the team’s effort, transformed into an amazing meal to be enjoyed that Friday and Saturday evening. Always artistic and entertaining, Chef Sammy D is excited to explore Las Vegas’ farmers market for the highest quality local goods to inspire an original and creative dinner.

In preparation of the inaugural “Farm to Strip” dinner, Chef Sammy D will hold a cooking demonstration at Downtown3rd Farmers Market in Downtown Las Vegas on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. Patrons can get an idea of what to expect from this special monthly menu, as well as enjoy Chef Sammy’s loveable personality and unique twists on cooking techniques.

The “Farm to Strip” dinner will be held each month with just one seating on Friday and Saturday evening for one lucky group of six to eight people. The menu will be paired with wine for each course. Courses are yet determined…chef just isn’t sure what fresh and fun things he’ll find at the market! One thing is certain, Chef Sammy D and the staff at FIRST will make a creative and delicious dinner foodies will remember season after season.

“Farm to Strip” dinners are secured by reservation only. Contact Jose at 702-607-3478 for availability.

The first two offerings are May 11 and 12, 2012. The second will be June 1 and 2, 2012 with dates of the following months to be announced.

This special menu includes all meal courses and wine pairings at $42 per person, with six to eight guests per seating.

For more information, contact Alissa Kelly at Alissa@prpluslv.com

ABOUT FIRST FOOD & BAR:

Located inside The Shoppes at The Palazzo just steps from The Strip, FIRST Food & Bar brings the authenticity and character of the neighborhood bar and restaurant concept back to life. This hip, yet comfortable restaurant and lounge is set in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip and has the vibe of a late-night spot blended with the casualness of a local eatery. FIRST caters to those who stagger in to feed their late-night cravings, as well as those looking for a mid-day business lunch or casual dinner. Brunch is offered every Saturday and Sunday featuring an array of creative items. The menu features American eats and drinks created by Executive Chef Sam “Sammy D” DeMarco. Delicious, affordable and familiar are on the menu year-round. For reservations, please call 702-607-3478 or visit www.firstfoodandbar.com for more information

 

 

FIRST Food & Bar offers a titillating Valentine’s Day meal to satisfy the senses with the “Get A Room” menu

 

FIRST Food & Bar offers a titillating Valentine’s Day meal
to satisfy the senses with the “Get A Room” menu

Special pre fixe menu for Valentine’s features FIRST cuisine made with love

 

FIRST Food & Bar is offering the “Get A Room” Pre Fixe menu to celebrate the love of your significant other…as well as the love for delicious food. With a special four course menu, guests can dine in the sleek eatery while enjoying views of the Las Vegas Strip. Let the talented chefs of FIRST do all the work in the kitchen so you and your special somebody can enjoy each other on this yearly celebration of love.

 

Valentine’s Day, Tuesday Feb., 14:
Get A Room” Prix Fixe menu is offered from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m.
Reservations are encouraged due to demand; 702-607-3478

This special menu includes all meal courses at $69.96 per person.

Get A Room” menu features:

  • FOREPLAY
    • Smoked Tomato Bisque

 

  • FIRST BASE
    • Warm Goat Cheese ‘Souffle’

Pistachio Crusted, Cranberries, White Balsamic, Asian Pear

 

  • THIRD BASE
    • Surf & Turf

Bacon Wrapped Jumbo Shrimp, BBQ Pork Short Rib, Cheesy Grits

 

  • HOME BASE                                                                                                                        
    • S’mores Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake, Marshmallow, Graham Cracker

 

ABOUT FIRST FOOD & BAR:
Located inside The Shoppes at The Palazzo just steps from The Strip, FIRST Food & Bar brings the authenticity and character of the neighborhood bar and restaurant concept back to life. This hip, yet comfortable restaurant and lounge is set in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip and has the vibe of a late-night spot blended with the casualness of a local eatery. FIRST caters to those who stagger in to feed their late-night cravings, as well as those looking for a mid-day business lunch or casual dinner. The menu features American eats and drinks created by Executive Chef Sam “Sammy D” DeMarco. Delicious, affordable and familiar are on the menu year-round. For reservations, please call 702-607-3478 or visit firstfoodandbar.com for more information.

**PHOTOS** The Venetian and The Palazzo Presents the Fourth Annual Carnival of Cuisine

Sweet Surrender cupcakes

The Venetian and The Palazzo presented the fourth annual Carnival of Cuisine today, featuring more than 15 restaurants and eateries including five James Beard Award winners. Guests enjoyed palate-pleasing dishes from restaurants exclusively  of The Venetian and The Palazzo including B&B Ristorante, Bouchon, Café Presse, Carnevino, Delmonico Steakhouse, Otto Enoteca Pizzeria, FIRST Food & Bar, Grand Lux Café, Lagasse’s Stadium, Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro, Pinot Brasserie, SUSHISAMBA, Sweet Surrender, Table 10, Valentino, The Venetian and The Palazzo Catering, ZINE Noodles Dim Sum and Zeffirino Ristorante.

Chef Sammy D of FIRST Food & Bar, Chef Francesco Schintu of Zeffirino, Chef Herb Wilson of SUSHISAMBA and Chef Luciano Pelligrini of Valentino performed live cooking demonstrations while guests sipped on specialty cocktails and enjoyed live entertainment.

Carnival of Cuisine is presented by Grazie, the premier loyalty program that rewards guests of The Venetian and The Palazzo for staying in the resorts’ suites, dining at the restaurants, shopping at the boutiques and gaming in the casinos.

 

Chef Luciano Pelligrini

 

Carnevino

 

Chef Sammy D Cooking Demo

 

Carnival of Cuisine

 

Sweet Surrender cupcakes

 

Photo credit: Robyn Andrzejczak / ImagesOfVegas.com / ISPhotography

World-Renowned Restaurants from The Venetian and The Palazzo Showcased at the Fourth Annual Carnival of Cuisine

 

WORLD-RENOWNED RESTAURANTS FROM THE VENETIAN AND THE PALAZZO SHOWCASED AT THE FOURTH ANNUAL CARNIVAL OF CUISINE

WHAT: On Saturday, Dec. 10 from 1-4 p.m., The Venetian and The Palazzo presents the fourth annual Carnival of Cuisine inside The Palazzo Ballroom in the Congress Center. Award-winning cuisine will be showcased exclusively by restaurants of The Venetian and The Palazzo. This palate-pleasing event will also feature cooking demonstrations, tastings from more than 15 eateries including five James Beard Award winners and live entertainment.

Participating restaurants and eateries include B&B Ristorante, Bouchon, Café Presse, Carnevino, Delmonico Steakhouse, Otto Enoteca Pizzeria, FIRST Food & Bar, Grand Lux Café, Lagasse’s Stadium, Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro, Pinot Brasserie, SUSHISAMBA, Sweet Surrender, Table 10, Valentino, The Venetian and The Palazzo Catering, ZINE Noodles Dim Sum and Zeffirino Ristorante.

Carnival of Cuisine is presented by Grazie, the premier loyalty program that rewards guests of The Venetian and The Palazzo for staying in the resorts’ suites, dining at the restaurants, shopping at the boutiques and gaming in the casinos.

WHO: Live cooking demos set for 1:30, 2, 2:30 and 3 p.m.                                                                                                           

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 10

WHERE: The Palazzo Ballroom
Fifth Floor of the Congress Center
3325 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

  

About The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino
The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, the largest property in the country to receive AAA’s Five Diamond and the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Four Star awards, is one of the world’s most luxurious resort and convention destinations. Re-creating Venice’s legendary landmarks, the LEED® EB Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified resort offers unmatched service and quality for leisure and corporate guests. With suites ranging from a standard 650-square-foot Luxury Suite to the luxurious 10,000-square-foot Chairman Suite, the all-suite resort boasts more than 4,000 of Las Vegas’ most lavish suite accommodations. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features The Grand Canal Shoppes, an indoor streetscape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub, world-class gaming, exquisite restaurants, a wide variety of entertainment such as “Phantom-The Las Vegas Spectacular,” “Blue Man Group,” showroom headliners including David Spade, Rita Rudner, Tim Allen and Joan Rivers and extensive convention and corporate services. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premiere loyalty program, which rewards guests with the ease and usability of just one card and one program. The Venetian and its sister resort, The Palazzo Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio. For additional information, visit venetian.com, follow on Twitter @venetianvegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/venetianlasvegas.

 

ABOUT THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS
With more than 3,000 spacious suites, luxury shopping ,world-class dining and entertainment, the $1.9 billion, Silver LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified Palazzo Las Vegas literally takes luxury to new heights. Ranked as one of the top 25 hotels in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Awards” for two consecutive years, the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Four Star-Award winning resort is highlighted by a flagship 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York. The Shoppes at The Palazzo feature more than 60 luxury boutiques, including 20 remarkable stores and couture brands making their Las Vegas debuts at The Palazzo including Chloé, Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin, Diane von Furstenberg, Van Cleef & Arpels, Catherine Malandrino and Anya Hindmarch. The all-suite resort offers plush and opulent suite accommodations ranging from a Luxury Suite at an unprecedented 720 square feet to the 8,000-square-foot Chairman suite with private terraces and plunge pools. The Palazzo also offers a variety of cuisines from a collection of award-winning chefs such as Carnevino by Mario Batali, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse. Other unique offerings include the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, “Jersey Boys;” the chic dining and nightlife hotspot, LAVO; the world’s largest Canyon Ranch SpaClub; the ultimate sports bar, sportsbook and restaurant on the Strip, Lagasse’s Stadium; and Prestige at The Palazzo – an exclusive space designed to offer the sophisticated traveler an elevated level of services and amenities including private champagne check in, packing and unpacking services, exclusive bath and pillow menus, complimentary cocktail reception and more. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premiere loyalty program, which rewards guests with the ease and usability of just one card and one program. The Palazzo and its famed sister resort, The Venetian Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio. For additional information, visit The Palazzo website at palazzolasvegas.com, follow on Twitter @palazzolasvegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/palazzolasvegas.

 

ABOUT GRAZIE
Earn points when you EAT, SLEEP, SHOP & PLAY with Grazie, The Venetian and The Palazzo’s premier loyalty program. Grazie rewards guests for staying in the resorts’ suites, dining at the restaurants, shopping at the boutiques, and gaming in the casinos. Guests will enjoy the services and amenities available at two world class resorts with the ease and usability of just one card and one program. Guests playing on qualifying slot and video poker can earn three types of points: Status Points, Slot Reward Points and Grazie Gift Points. Slot Reward Points can be redeemed for a choice of slot credits or resort comps. By linking their Grazie account to their hotel reservation, guests can earn Status Points for all suite charges including: restaurant meals, show tickets, spa services, nightclub drinks, participating shop purchases, suite rates and in-suite charges. Grazie offers three levels of membership: Grazie, Gold and Platinum. A guest’s membership level determines the rate at which points are earned and the higher the level, the faster points are earned. For additional information, please call Grazie at 877.2GRAZIE or 702.414.4116.

Celebrate Thanksgiving at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas

CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING AT THE VENETIAN® AND THE PALAZZO® LAS VEGAS WITH A FAMILY-STYLE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY FEAST AND SPECIAL MENUS AT WORLD-CLASS RESTAURANTS

 Traditional Thanksgiving Holiday Feast spread showcases exquisite dining offerings

 

The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas celebrate Thanksgiving with special menus at select restaurants and a unique, festive Thanksgiving Holiday Feast on Thursday, Nov. 24 at 4 p.m. in The Palazzo waterfall atrium gardens. Guests will sit side by side at two 30-foot picnic-style benches surrounded by magnificent décor featuring autumn leaves, bales of hay, cornucopia and traditional crops of American landscape. Executive Chef Olivier Dubreuil will prepare an exquisite feast of Thanksgiving spread served family-style while guests listen to the sounds of violinists. Featured wines include I’M, Chardonnay by Isabel Mondavi, Sonoma County 2010, Siduri, Pinot Noir and Santa Lucia Highlands “SLH” California 2010.

“This is the way Thanksgiving is meant to be done,” said Sebastien Silvestri, vice president of Food and Beverage for The Venetian and The Palazzo. “This spectacular feast is fit for royalty and we are excited to offer our guests this first-of-its-kind experience. We hope that our guests will come back year after year for this annual celebration and share in this joyous holiday occasion with The Palazzo family.”

This innovative holiday experience features the following menu selections:
*Champagne with cranberry juice and orange liquor
*Ginger butternut squash soup with spicy pecan cream
*Fresh tomato and corn soup with garlic and basil croutons
*Pear, arugula and pancetta salad
*Roquefort apple with ginger salad
*Belgian endive and cranberry vinaigrette salad
*Whole roasted Vermont turkey with sausage sage dressing
*Whole roast big “Farcies”
*Seared sea bass filet with shitake mushrooms and baby corn
*Sweet potato soufflés
*Fennel “au gratin” with pecorino and lemon
*Yukon gold puree with rosemary butter
*Stuffed onions
*Traditional buttermilk biscuits
*Artisan rolls
*Zucchini cornbread
*Pumpkin cheesecake with marshmallow sour cream
*Caramel pumpkin pie
*Blueberry crumble pie
*Warm apple cobbler
*Cherry tartlets
*Profiteroles

General admission tickets are $100, children 12 and under are $50, and VIP admission tickets are $120, which includes a pre-party at Laguna Champagne Bar from 3-4 p.m. with complimentary selected cocktails. All ticket prices inclusive of taxes, fees and gratuity.

Tickets go on sale Monday, Oct. 10 and can be purchased at www.venetian.com or at any Venetian | Palazzo box office or by phone at 702.414.9000.

In addition to the Thanksgiving Holiday Feast, an array of world-class restaurants from The Venetian and The Palazzo will offer savory menus on Thanksgiving Day. Restaurants at The Venetian include Delmonico Steakhouse, Pinot Brasserie, Postrio and Zeffirino. At The Palazzo, restaurants include Dal Toro Ristorante, Dos Caminos

FIRST Food & Bar, Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro, SUSHISAMBA and Table 10. Details of each menu are listed below. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the restaurant directly.

Please visit venetian.com or palazzolasvegas.com for more information.

The Venetian:

Delmonico Steakhouse
Appetizer Roasted pumpkin bisque with shaved local apples and spiced pumpkin seeds
Salad House cured duck pastrami with baby arugula, port wine poached pears, brown butter toast points and extra virgin olive oil
Entrée “Traditional Turkey Dinner” – roasted all natural turkey with cornbread stuffing, smothered green beans, herb gravy and cranberry sauce; pork belly porchetta with warm brussel sprout salad, cabernet sauvignon vinaigrette and tiny root vegetables
Dessert Pumpkin cheesecake with glazed huckleberries and candied ginger

This menu will be served in addition to the nightly dinner menu. To make a reservation or pricing call 702.414.1992 or visit emerils.com/delmonicosteakhouse.

Pinot Brasserie
First Course Pumpkin veloute with toasted pepitas and cumin oil; lobster bisque with lobster medallion, caviar and crème fraiche; house smoked turkey salad with celery green, shaved apple and champagne vinaigrette
Second Course Selection Grilled quail with arugula fig salad, grana padana and cranberry gastric; butternut risotto with shaved truffle and crispy ham; seared scallop with pumpkin pie spice and glazed carrot
Main Course Selection Rosemary brine turkey breast with cornbread stuffing, sweet potato and rosemary turkey jus; crispy skin Atlantic salmon with pearl pasta, oven roasted tomato and almond pistou; grilled top sirloin steak with Brussels sprout and grape red wine sauce
Dessert Selection Warm apple tarte tatin; croissant chocolate pudding with wild turkey sauce; pumpkin baked Alaska

This menu is priced at $55 for three courses; $65 for four courses; $15.95 for children. To make a reservation call 702.414.8888.

Postrio
First Course (choice of) Puree of pumpkin soup, crisp sage, cardamom crème fraiche or mixed organic baby lettuces, toasted pumpkin seeds, honey-cinnamon vinaigrette and Humboldt fog cheese
Main Course Roasted free range turkey breast, herb dressing, roasted baby vegetables, sweet potato puree, cranberry compote and herb gravy
Dessert Pumpkin cheesecake napoleon, gingerbread crust and citrus-cranberry compote

This menu is priced at $41 per person, excluding tax, gratuity or beverage. Turkey dinner available a la carte at $29. To make a reservation call 702.796.1110.

Zeffirino
Cold station Featuring assorted Italian cured meats, fresh fruit, assorted grilled vegetables, fruit salad, tomato and mozzarella, tuna terrine, prosciutto and melon, shrimp salad, assorted cold roast meats, baked salmon, mix salad, turkey salad with apples and walnuts, smoked salmon and assorted Italian cheeses
Hot station Featuring cheese ravioli in a tomato pink sauce, Paffutelli Zeffirino, pan seared chicken breast with white wine and capers, mashed potatoes, roasted sweet potatoes, sautéed corn and sweet peas, apples and chestnut stuffing, sautéed salmon filet with white wine and lemon sauce, pizza (for children only)
Carving station Featuring roast turkey with gravy, roast beef tenderloin with mushrooms sauce and roasted ham with gravy
Dessert station Featuring assorted cakes, apple pie, assorted mini pastries, pumpkin pie, and traditional pudding

This menu is priced at $39.95 per person or $19.95 for children under 12 (excluding tax and gratuity), from noon-10 p.m. To make a reservation call 702.414.3500.

The Palazzo

Dal Toro Ristorante
Zuppa di zucca Homemade butternut squash soup with potatoes, onions, garlic, and sage Topped with homemade croutons and extra virgin olive oil, $8
Insalata con melograno Mixed baby greens with tomato, enoki mushrooms and pomegranate tossed in balsamic vinaigrette, $9
Taglierini porto venere Fettuccine pasta, freshwater prawns, clams, garlic and chili flakes in a white wine sauce, $28
Tacchino al forno Oven-roasted turkey breast served with homemade bread stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce, $18  
Branzino al tegame Fresh blue nose filet sautéed with tomatoes, capers, potatoes and wild mushrooms Finished in the oven with fish stock, $34
Torta alla zucca, $7
Classic pumpkin pie, $7

To make a reservation, call 702.437.9800.

Dos Caminos
Appetizers Spiced pumpkin soup served in a roasted baby pumpkin, with carne machaca and toasted pepitas, $10; tortilla crusted blue oasis shrimp served with roasted poblano, creamed spinach and bacon-pear salsita, $14; Nyman pork belly tortitas featuring crispy pork belly sliders, spiced apple pico de gallo, spicy cabbage, smoked chile aioli, $13
Entrees Traditional turkey dinner, featuring herb roasted turkey and turkey leg carnitas, served with wild mushroom stuffing, piloncillo glazed sweet potatoes and cranberry salsita, $26; fideos seco con mariscos featuring lobster, shrimp, mussels, calamari and baked vermicelli en cazuela with roasted tomato chipotle broth, $28; adobo marinated lamb leg barbacoa served with roasted fall vegetables stew, chochoyones jalapeno and mint salsita, $27
Desserts Pumpkin tart spiced crema ice cream and maple pecan palanqueta, $9

Prix fixe menu available for $40 per person excluding tax and gratuity. To make a reservation call 702.577.9600.

FIRST Food & Bar
First Course Roasted pumpkin corn bisque
Second Course Choice of roasted beet salad with frisee goat cheese and horseradish orange; autumn salad with endive, bleu cheese and balsamic; roasted garlic caesar with butternut squash ravioli croutons
Entrée Course Pilgrim dinner served family style featuring turkey with giblet gravy, mashed potatoes, whipped sweet potatoes, green been almondine, housemade cranberry sauce, and FIRST stuffing,
(alternative prime rib or roasted salmon)
Dessert Course Pie bar featuring pumpkin, apple and pecan; chocolate chip cookies and whip cream anglaise

This menu is priced at $39 per person excluding tax and gratuity and is served at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Children under five years of age and shorter than the Chef are complimentary. Children 12 and under are $19.50. Left over Thanksgiving sandwiches are available after 9 p.m. Bar will open at 11 a.m. To make a reservation call 702.607.3478 or visit firstfoodandbar.com.

Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro
First Course Roasted butternut squash soup with rosemary, parmesan flan and glazed chestnut
Entrée Course Oven roasted free range turkey with chorizo and brioche stuffing, glazed autumn root vegetables, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, giblet gravy and housemade cranberry compote
Dessert Spiced pumpkin tart with cinnamon ice cream and sweet cream

This menu is priced at $49, excluding tax and gratuity. To make a reservation, call 702.607.6333.

SUSHISAMBA
Braised short rib gyoza with kabocha purée, red shiso leaf and smoked ginger soy $14
Mojo roasted organic turkey with linguica quinoa stuffing and sweet potato home fries $24.

To make a reservation call 702.607.0700.

Table 10
First Course (choice of) Butternut squash soup with spiced almonds and blood orange crema or watercress salad with pomegranate dressing, Lady Apple, pecan and Humboldt fog cheese
Entrée (choice of) Bourbon barrel-aged maple syrup glazed ham with asparagus maltaise; rotisserie-roasted turkey thigh with mushroom and prosciutto filling and green bean casserole; rotisserie-roasted turkey breast with cranberry-kumquat relish and green bean casserole
Dessert (choice of) Roasted lady apples with cider and cinnamon; pumpkin mousse pie with graham cracker and maple; chocolate pie with cognac malt
Holiday Cocktail (available Thanksgiving through New Year’s) Hard Pressed Cider – Applejack brandy, amaretto, pressed apple cider, lemon, maple syrup and cinnamon-clove foam

This menu is priced at $50 per person excluding tax and gratuity and is served with twice baked potato, sage stuffing, herb gravy and Table 10’s homemade Parker House rolls. To make a reservation call 702.607.6363 or visit emerils.com/table10.

ABOUT THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS
With more than 3,000 spacious suites, luxury shopping ,world-class dining and entertainment, the $1.9 billion, Silver LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified Palazzo Las Vegas literally takes luxury to new heights. Ranked as one of the top 25 hotels in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Awards” for two consecutive years, the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Four Star-Award winning resort is highlighted by a flagship 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York. The Shoppes at The Palazzo feature more than 60 luxury boutiques, including 20 remarkable stores and couture brands making their Las Vegas debuts at The Palazzo including Chloé, Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin, Diane von Furstenberg, Van Cleef & Arpels, Catherine Malandrino and Anya Hindmarch. The all-suite resort offers plush and opulent suite accommodations ranging from a Luxury Suite at an unprecedented 720 square feet to the 8,000-square-foot Chairman suite with private terraces and plunge pools. The Palazzo also offers a variety of cuisines from a collection of award-winning chefs such as Carnevino by Mario Batali, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse. Other unique offerings include the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, “Jersey Boys;” the chic dining and nightlife hotspot, LAVO; the world’s largest Canyon Ranch SpaClub; the ultimate sports bar, sportsbook and restaurant on the Strip, Lagasse’s Stadium; and Prestige at The Palazzo – an exclusive space designed to offer the sophisticated traveler an elevated level of services and amenities including private champagne check in, packing and unpacking services, exclusive bath and pillow menus, complimentary cocktail reception and more. The Palazzo and its famed sister resort, The Venetian Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio. For additional information, visit The Palazzo website at palazzolasvegas, follow on Twitter @palazzolasvegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/palazzolasvegas.

ABOUT THE VENETIAN RESORT-HOTEL-CASINO
The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, the largest property in the country to receive AAA’s Five Diamond and the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Four Star awards, is one of the world’s most luxurious resort and convention destinations. Re-creating Venice’s legendary landmarks, the LEED® EB Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified resort offers unmatched service and quality for leisure and corporate guests. With suites ranging from a standard 650-square-foot Luxury Suite to the luxurious 10,000-square-foot Chairman Suite, the all-suite resort boasts more than 4,000 of Las Vegas’ most lavish suite accommodations. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features The Grand Canal Shoppes, an indoor streetscape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub, world-class gaming, exquisite restaurants, a wide variety of entertainment such as “Phantom-The Las Vegas Spectacular,” “Blue Man Group,” showroom headliners including David Spade, Rita Rudner, Tim Allen and Joan Rivers and extensive convention and corporate services. The Venetian and its sister resort, The Palazzo Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio. For additional information, visit venetian.com, follow on Twitter @venetianvegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/venetianlasvegas.

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FIRST Food & Bar and Santa Monica Seafood present 3rd annual Shuck & Swallow Charity Event

 

FIRST Food & Bar and Santa Monica Seafood present the 3rd annual Shuck & Swallow Charity Event

 

Hosted by X1075’s Dave & Mahoney, oyster eating competition event features the city’s best chefs raising money for Three Square Food Bank

 

WHO:  FIRST Food & Bar inside The Shoppes at The Palazzo and chefs from across the Vegas valley. Last year’s participants included FIRST Food & Bar, B & B Ristorante, Country Club, Carnevino, Mon Ami Gabi, Tenaya Creek, Gallaghers and the winner with 117 oysters, Mastro’s. This year’s participants will be announced closer to the event and Santa Monica Seafood will be donating all the oysters and appetizers to raise money for charity. Blue Moon, Oyster Bay, Drifter Pale Ale and Ultimat Vodka are also pitching in to make this fundraising event a success.

The event will see the return of X1075’s Dave and Mahoney as emcees and the Las Vegas Locos cheerleaders will lend their pompoms to judging this fun, culinary themed event.

WHAT:  Kicking off Labor Day weekend and restaurant week…FIRST is hosting the third annual Shuck & Swallow event – a charity event that finds Vegas’ top chefs in a battle to see who can shuck and swallow the most oysters within 8 minutes. The winner will receive a Shuck & Swallow trophy…and of course bragging rights.

WHEN:  Wednesday, August 31, 2011

  • 3:00 p.m. – Pre party begins. Themed appetizers will be passed out to guests; donations to the charity are encouraged.
  • 3:30 –  Front of the House Competition begins in “Minute to Win It” style
  • 4:00 p.m. – Oyster Shuck & Swallow Competition begins
  • 4:30 p.m. – Winner is announced and the trophy is awarded
  • 4:30 p.m. – After party at FIRST Food & Bar. Themed appetizers will be passed to guests; donations to the charity are encouraged. The after party will feature drink specials with proceeds benefiting Three Square Food Bank.

WHERE:

FIRST Food & Bar

Inside The Shoppes at the Palazzo

3327 Las Vegas Blvd. South #2812

Second floor; access next to Barneys New York; Additional entrance from the Las Vegas Strip

ABOUT FIRST FOOD & BAR:

Located inside The Shoppes at The Palazzo, FIRST Food & Bar brings the authenticity and character of the neighborhood bar and diner concept back to life. This hip, yet comfortable restaurant and lounge is set in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip and has the vibe of a late-night spot blended with the casualness of a local eatery. FIRST caters to those who stagger in to feed their late-night cravings, as well as those looking for a mid-day business lunch. From lunch to late…really late-night, the menu features American eats and drinks created by Executive Chef Sam DeMarco. Delicious, affordable and familiar are on the menu year-round.  For more information please visit www.firstfoodandbar.com or for reservations call 702-607-3478.

 

About Three Square

Three Square was established to end hunger in the valley by providing wholesome, nutritious food to non-profit organizations that serve a wide range of Southern Nevadans in need. A national model project inspired by Eric Hilton with a grant provided by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Three Square is a community collaborative partnership with the gaming industry, businesses, non-profit agencies, food distributors, UNLV, the CCSD, governmental entities, the media and hundreds of volunteers to efficiently and effectively serve hope to those in our community struggling with hunger. Three Square currently provides 17 million pounds of food and grocery product – the equivalent of 12 million meals – per year to more than 570 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 visit www.threesquare.org.