November Culinary Update: Tips & Tidbits from The Venetian and The Palazzo

CULINARY UPDATE
 
NOVEMBER TIPS & TIDBITS FROM THE VENETIAN AND THE PALAZZO

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Celebrates Spring with Updated Wine List

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Celebrates Spring with Updated Wine List

Thirteen new wines to be added to its extensive list, continued promotions include the signature Stoking Social Hour and seasonal cheesecake offerings

Already featuring a variety of wines, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria will update its extensive wine list with thirteen new varietals, starting Monday, March 6. Carefully selected by Grimaldi’s own Wine Program team, the new selections are sure to satisfy newcomers and loyal guests alike. Among the additions include Starmont, a California chardonnay; Anew, a Washington rosé; Virginia Dare, a California pinot noir; Lupino an Italian pinot grigio; and Mamma Mia!, an Italian red blend.

Grimalidi’s Stoking Social Hour continues throughout the month held every weekday, Monday through Friday, from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. (times may vary by location). Enjoy $2 off draft beers, $2 off glasses of wine (house wines excluded), and $2 off the Grimaldi’s Brushetta  Trio and Antipasto Platters. For $30, the Stoking Social Hour menu features the popular Coalition pairing complete with choice of Bruschetta Trio or small Antipasto platter and a bottle of wine. Guests have a choice between Terra D’Oro moscato and 19 Crimes red blend.

Topping off the luck in March, two fan-favorite seasonal cheesecakes will continued to be offered throughout the month. The Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake, a creamy vanilla cheesecake, sprinkled with chunks of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, topped with whipped cream; and the Caramel Coconut Cheesecake, caramel cheesecake, topped with a caramel glaze, toasted coconut, chocolate drizzle and whipped cream held together with an Oreo cookie crust, start at $6 a slice and will be available through April 30.

About Grimaldi’s Pizzeria:
In the world of pizza, Grimaldi’s is an institution that has garnered more awards than any other pizzeria in the country with more celebrity sightings than most 5-star restaurants.  Using only the freshest ingredients, a “secret recipe” pizza sauce, handmade mozzarella cheese and dough, Grimaldi’s serves traditional pizza (as it began in Naples, Italy) in an upscale yet casual, family oriented pizzeria. The intense heat of the oven evenly bakes the pies to create Grimaldi’s famous crispy and smoky thin crust that Zagat has voted best pizza year after year. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has five locations in Las Vegas and one in Sparks, Nev.  Las Vegas locations include The Shoppes at The Palazzo, Rainbow and 215, Boca Park Fashion Village The Fashion Show Mall and Richmar Plaza.  The Sparks restaurant is located in The Legends at Sparks Marina.

For more information on Grimaldi’s Pizzeria visit www.grimaldispizzeria.com
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FOOD AND BEVERAGE UPDATE: TIPS & TIDBITS FROM THE FOOD & BEVERAGE OUTLETS AT THE VENETIAN AND THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS

FOOD AND BEVERAGE UPDATE
 
TIPS & TIDBITS FROM THE FOOD & BEVERAGE OUTLETS AT THE VENETIAN AND THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS
MARCH 2017
MARCH F&B NEWS
 
SUSHISAMBA UNVEILS LARGEST JAPANESE WHISKY LIST IN LAS VEGAS
SUSHISAMBA, known for their unique blend of fiery Brazilian, zesty Peruvian and fresh Japanese cuisine inside the Grand Canal Shoppes, now features the largest Japanese whisky list in Las Vegas, and one of the largest in America.
 
Japanese Whiskies have been gaining global accolades and popularity in recent years. After conquering sake for the past 15 years, SUSHISAMBA is expanding their brand featuring 26 whiskies aged up to 28 years, in all varieties. The impressive collection also includes some rare award-winning selections such as Akashi 5YR Sherry Cask, the Mars 3 & 25, Nikka Taketsuru 17yr Pure Malt – a line dedicated to the founder of Nikka.
 
In celebration, the restaurant will offer a special menu featuring Japanese Whisky, curated by Executive Chef Joel Versola. The menu will showcase the versatility of the whiskies presented with a variety of SUSHISAMBA dishes from crispy tempura minter sweet oysters with butter lettuce to whisky-soy marinated robata pork ribs. Each dish will highlight the flavor profiles and nuances of the paired whisky.
 
YARDBIRD SOUTHERN TABLE & BAR CELEBRATES ST. PATRICK’S DAY
The critically-acclaimed Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, located in The Venetian’s Restaurant Row, will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 with Bad Beat Brewing’s locally crafted Gutshot Irish Stout for $9.
 
LAGASSE’S STADIUM’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL MENU
Chef Emeril Lagasse’s award-winning sports bar, Lagasse’s Stadium is ready for the most famous college basketball tournament Mar. 16 – Apr.  3 with a kicked up menu and more than 100 HD screens, including the main 9×16-foot screen, luxury boxes, and plush stadium-style seating for fans to sit back, relax and enjoy.
  • Tomahawk bone-in 32 oz. ribeye with mashed potatoes, $85
    • Also available with sautéed mushrooms and onions, sautéed lump crabmeat, grilled shrimp, seared foie gras, or sautéed lobster meat
  • Chilled Alaskan king crab legs with clarified butter and Lagasse’s kicked-up cocktail sauce, priced per lb. $68 
  • Tuna carpaccio with ponzu vinaigrette, pickled vegetables, spicy garlic aioli and ghost pepper caviar, $18 
  • Grilled NY strip, sautéed haricot vert and loaded mashed potatoes with a red wine demi topped with onion crust $39

GRIMALDI’S INTRODUCES ‘STOKING SOCIAL HOUR’

Famous for their award-winning, hand-tossed coal-fired brick oven pizzas, Grimaldi’s at the Grand Canal Shoppes has launched ‘Stoking Social Hour’ available Monday through Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. This special happy hour features:
  • $2 off draft beers
  • $2 off glasses of wine (house wine excluded)
  • $2 off bruschetta trio and antipasto platters
  • $30 for popular Coalition featuring pairing of bruschetta trio or a small antipasto platter with a bottle of wine
In addition, guests are invited to enjoy two new Coalition wines, with choice of a white or red options, Terra D’Oro Moscato or 19 Crimes Red Blend.
 
NATIONAL STEAK DAY (MARCH 14)
 
Calling all carnivores. You don’t need an excuse to indulge in a delicious meal. National Steak Day is March 14 and several restaurants at The Venetian and The Palazzo are celebrating with the following special menu items:
 
BUDDY V’S RISTORANTE – Steak Pizzaioli
Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro’s restaurant, Buddy V’s Ristorante, located in the Grand Canal Shoppes, is serving up a signature steak pizzaioli. This dish features a juicy New York strip served with peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms and onions for $36.
 
HONG KONG CAFÉ – Pepper Crusted Kobe Beef
Hong Kong Café, located on the casino floor at The Palazzo, will be offering pepper-crusted Kobe Beef with golden garlic flakes. The dish includes 8 oz. of Australian Kobe Steak, wok seared to a perfect medium with black pepper and garlic flakes for $58, available Feb. 20 – March 20.
 
PUBLIC HOUSE – Wagyu Flat Iron Oscar
Public House is a beer lover’s paradise with more than 200 selections, more than 40 aged whiskeys, scotches, bourbons and wines. The gastropub, located in The Venetian’s Restaurant Row, will offer a decadent Wagyu flat iron Oscar. This special dish will be served with asparagus, lump crab, creamy béarnaise and bordelaise sauces, and truffle mashed potatoes.
 
ZEFFIRINO ITALIAN RISTORANTE Offers Three Steak Specials
Zeffirino Italian Ristorante, located in the Grand Canal Shoppes, will offer several special entrees to enjoy including:
  • Chateaubriand for two – A 22 oz. center cut of USDA Prime filet mignon seared and roasted, served with a shallot and chardonnay wine sauce, asparagus, baby carrots and roasted potatoes $125. Served March 1, 2017 – April 1, 2017.
  • Controfiletto alla Griglia con Salsa al Rosmarino e Aglio – A grilled 14 oz. USDA Prime NY steak with rosemary beef juice and garlic $50. Served March 1, 2017- April 1, 2017
  • Filetto di Manzo alla Griglia con Salsa di Vendemmia – A grilled 9 oz. USDA Prime beef tenderloin with grapes, raisins, pine nuts, and sangiovese wine reductions $52. Served March 1, 2017- April 1, 2017 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
UNLVINO’S BUBBLE-LICIOUS
Bubble-licous returns to The Venetian Thursday March 30 from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Indulge in a variety of champagnes, sparkling wines and a tasting menu from the outstanding collection of restaurants at The Venetian and The Palazzo, all artfully staged in the resort’s scenic Doge’s Palace plaza. Over the past four decades, UNLVino has raised several million dollars for scholarships and other academic developmental needs of UNLV students. Tickets: UNLVTickets.com
 
SPRING COCKTAILS AT THE VENETIAN
 
Springtime has finally arrived in Las Vegas and it’s time to celebrate with a fantastic hand-crafted cocktail. We have curated a list of irresistible concoctions from some of The Venetian and The Palazzo’s most notable restaurants bars and lounges.
 
BUDDY V’s RISTORANTE – Melon Blossom
Buddy V’s Ristorante created by TLC’s “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro, located in the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, serves up Italian family recipes. Just in time for spring, guests can sip on the Melon Blossom:
Melon Blossom
  • 1 ½ oz. Grey Goose Le Melon
  • ½ oz. Elderflower
  • ½ oz. Orange-cello
  • ½ oz. simple syrup
  • 4 lemon wedges squeezed
  • 3 slices of cucumber and 4 mint leaves
CARNEVINO – Paper Tiger and Front Porch
This upscale Italian steakhouse from Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich pours some spring time fun. Just one glance at Carnevino’s Paper Tiger recipe and you can see it contains a jungle of tasty flavors especially citrusy yuzu bitters and floral magnolia bitters:
 
Paper Tiger
  • 2oz. Hendricks gin
  • 1/2oz. ginger simple syrup
  • 1/2oz. fresh lime juice
  • 4 dashes Yuzu bitters
  • 4 dashes Magnolia bitters
  • 1 spritz Butterfly Absinthe
  • Splash ginger beer
  • pinch sea salt
  • garnish edible flower 
Front Porch
  • 1 1/2oz. Knob Creek bourbon
  • 1/2oz. Meletti amaro
  • 1/2oz. Huckleberry reduction
  • 1/2oz. Fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2oz. Menebrea amber lager
  • Garnish with mint & lemon 
CUT – Mother’s Little Helper
In the Mother’s Little Helper from CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Aperol is the key spring ingredient with its farmer’s market bounty of botanicals like sweet orange and gentian. It truly lives up to its rock-and-roll name.
 
Mother’s Little Helper
  • 1 oz. gin
  • 1 oz. Aperol
  • ½ oz. simple syrup
  • ½ oz. lemon juice.
THE DORSEY – Let’s Elope and The Jungle Bird
The Dorsey is a high-design, memorable cocktail spot for the worldly, curious, and engaged located off The Venetian’s casino floor. Guests are treated to menu that packs a punch with taste and style from melon notes to Campari and lime:
Let’s Elope
  • 2 oz. Plymouth
  • 1 oz. melon juice
  • ½ oz. lemon juice
  • ½ oz. orgeat syrup
The Jungle Bird
  • 1 ½ oz. Cruzan black strap rum
  • 1 ½ oz. pineapple juice
  • ¾ oz. Campari
  • ½ oz. lime juice
  • Edible flowers 
HONG KONG CAFÉ – Oriental Moon
Hong Kong Café, a modern Chinese restaurant featuring an eclectic mix of Asian cuisine and Western fare, is pleased to offer the new spring cocktail, Oriental Moon.
 
Oriental Moon
  • 1.5 oz. Malibu Rum
  • 1 oz. Ty-Ku Coconut Sake,
  • 1 oz. Moonstone Co-Lemongrass Sake,
  • 0.5 oz. Lemongrass Syrup,
  • 0.5 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Splash of pineapple Juice
MERCATO DELLA PESCHERIA – La Dolce Vita
Mercato della Pescheria, Italian and seafood restaurantlocated in the Grand Canal Shoppes, is celebrating spring with a burst of citrus zing and blueberry sweetness with the new La Dolce Vita cocktail.
 
La Dolce Vita
  • 1 ½ oz. Malfy gin con limone
  • ½ oz. lemon juice
  • ¾ oz. blueberry grenadine
  • ½ oz. St-Germain
  • 1 oz. egg white
  • Splash Foss Marai Rose
  • Edible flower bloom 
OTTO ENOTECA E PIZZERIA – FASHIONABLY LATE
Otto Enoteca e Pizzeria by Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich is ready with the perfect spring cocktail incorporating elderflower blossoms in St-Germain Liqueur and romantic thyme to create the new drink, Fashionably Late:
 
Fashionably Late
  • 2 oz. Makers Mark bourbon
  • ¼ oz. honey syrup
  • ½ oz. lemon juice
  • 2 orange slices
  • 3 sprigs of thyme
SUSHISAMBA – Lychee Cooler
SUSHISAMBA at The Grand Canal Shoppes is re-inventing an all-time tropical favorite with an update on the Pina Colada. The Lychee Cooler boasts a Southeast Asian taste of lychee and a French-style hint of elderberry from the St-Germain:
 
Lychee Cooler
  • 35ml 1oz. Grey Goose
  • 25ml / 1oz. St Germaine
  • 50ml / 1.5oz. Lychee juice
  • 15ml / 0.5oz. Vanilla Syrup
  • 25ml / 1oz. Coco Lopez
  • 30ml / 1oz. Bitter Lemon 
YARDBIRD SOUTHERN TABLE & BAR – A new twist on Gin & Tonic
The critically-acclaimed Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, located in The Venetian’s Restaurant Row, is jazzing up their classic Yardbird gin & tonic with a fresh watermelon or fresh cucumber ice cube.
 
Yardbird Gin & Tonic
  • 1.5 oz. Bombay Sapphire Gin
  • Jack Rudy Craft Tonic Syrup – this is an ice cube with tonic syrup inside – top with 3 oz. soda water to help melt
  • Fresh watermelon or fresh cucumber ice cube
 
About The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas
Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian Las Vegas features all-suite accommodations, exquisite restaurants by celebrity chefs and world-class entertainment and shopping. The luxury resort offers elegant suites, including standard suites that are nearly double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room. The Venetian is home to restaurants from celebrated chefs including Wolfgang Puck, Mario Batali, Thomas Keller, Emeril Lagasse and Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro. The resort also features Canyon Ranch SpaClub; a five-acre pool and garden deck; TAO nightclub; the Grand Canal Shoppes retail and dining mecca; a 120,000-square-foot casino and The Strip’s largest poker room; and more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space. For more information, visit venetian.com, @venetianvegas and facebook.com/venetianlasvegas. 
 
The Palazzo Las Vegas takes luxury on the Las Vegas Strip to discerning new heights with the largest standard suites on the Strip, luxury shopping, world-class dining and entertainment. The all-suite resort features premier restaurants from award-winning chefs including CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Carnevino by Mario Batali, and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse. Resort highlights include Canyon Ranch SpaClub; Azure luxury pool experience; LAVO restaurant and casino club lounge; the Grand Canal Shoppes, anchored by a flagship Barneys New York; a 105,000-square-foot casino; and more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space. For more information, visit palazzo.com, @palazzovegas and facebook.com/palazzolasvegas. 
 
The Palazzo Las Vegas and The Venetian Las Vegas are properties of global integrated resorts developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS).

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Partners with Opportunity Village for a Night of Entertainment and Fundraising on August 12

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Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Partners with Opportunity Village for a
Night of Entertainment and Fundraising on August 12

All proceeds to benefit Opportunity Village


Concluding a month-long philanthropic promotion, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria and local nonprofit Opportunity Village will partner for a night of entertainment and fundraising from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12 at the Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Boca Park location.

Patrons who donate $5 to Opportunity Village now through Wednesday, August 12 will receive a $5 off card to Grimaldi’s to be used during a future visit, and a raffle ticket to be entered into a drawing for prizes. Prizes include gift cards to other popular local restaurants and retail outlets. At the event, guests can also enjoy live entertainment with DJ Deniro spinning the hottest hits throughout the night, as well as a balloon artist to entertain families. Known for its award-winning, coal-fired, brick oven pizza and calzones, Grimaldi’s is proud to support Opportunity Village and their mission.

“Opportunity Village is such a great organization to the Las Vegas community,” said Marla Gold, General Manager. “We are honored to be able to support them and hope that people come out to give back to a great cause.”

About Opportunity Village
Mission: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities, to improve their lives and the lives of their families.

Opportunity Village was founded in 1954 by seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible. Now, more than 60 years later, Opportunity Village is one of the most recognized and respected organizations of its type in the United States.

Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities (who we call OVIPs), Opportunity Village serves nearly 2,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that make their lives more purposeful and interesting.

Opportunity Village citizens – individuals who were previously considered unemployable – work at Opportunity Village’s Employment Resource Centers and in jobs throughout the community, collectively earning wages amounting to more than $3.9 million in 2014.  They are hard-working and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading more fulfilling lives.

Primarily a self-funded organization, Opportunity Village generates the majority of its operational funding through its employment contracts and fundraising efforts such as the Magical Forest and Great Santa Run, saving Nevada taxpayers nearly $35 million annually.

About Grimaldi’s Pizzeria:
In the world of pizza, Grimaldi’s is an institution that has garnered more awards than any other pizzeria in the country with more celebrity sightings than most 5-star restaurants.  Using only the freshest ingredients, a “secret recipe” pizza sauce, handmade mozzarella cheese and dough, Grimaldi’s serves traditional pizza (as it began in Naples, Italy) in an upscale yet casual, family oriented pizzeria. The intense heat of the oven evenly bakes the pies to create Grimaldi’s famous crispy and smoky thin crust that Zagat has voted best pizza year after year. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has five locations in Las Vegas and one in Sparks, Nev.  Las Vegas locations include The Shoppes at The Palazzo, Rainbow and 215, Boca Park Fashion Village The Fashion Show Mall and Richmar Plaza.  The Sparks restaurant is located in The Legends at Sparks Marina.



For more information on Grimaldi’s Pizzeria visit www.grimaldispizzeria.com
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Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Introduces the Flavorful Prosciutto Arugula Pizza for April

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Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Introduces the Flavorful Prosciutto Arugula Pizza for April

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, famous for its award-winning, hand-tossed, coal-fired brick oven pizzas and calzones, introduces the flavorful Prosciutto Arugula Pizza for the month of April. Savory with just the right amount of salt, the Prosciutto Arugula Pizza is Grimaldi’s classic white pizza topped with thinly sliced Italian prosciutto, a shaved cheese blend and fresh arugula. This new seasonal pizza is available at all Grimaldi’s Pizzeria locations for a limited time. Grimaldi’s pizzas are prepared fresh daily and range from $9 – $18.

About Grimaldi’s Pizzeria:
In the world of pizza, Grimaldi’s is an institution that has garnered more awards than any other pizzeria in the country with more celebrity sightings than most 5-star restaurants.  Using only the freshest ingredients, a “secret recipe” pizza sauce, handmade mozzarella cheese and dough, Grimaldi’s serves traditional pizza (as it began in Naples, Italy) in an upscale yet casual, family oriented pizzeria. The intense heat of the oven evenly bakes the pies to create Grimaldi’s famous crispy and smoky thin crust that Zagat has voted best pizza year after year. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has five locations in Las Vegas and one in Sparks, Nev.  Las Vegas locations include The Shoppes at The Palazzo, Rainbow and 215, Boca Park Fashion Village The Fashion Show Mall and Richmar Plaza.  The Sparks restaurant is located in The Legends at Sparks Marina.

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