Tips and Tidbits from the Food and Beverage Outlets at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas

TIPS AND TIDBITS FROM THE FOOD AND BEVERAGE OUTLETS AT THE VENETIAN AND THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS
NOVEMBER 2016
B&B RISTORANTE
On Friday, Nov. 18, Mario Batali’s Las Vegas chefs will select 10 recipes from Batali’s newest cookbook “Big American Cookbook” for a one-night-only dining event at B&B Ristorante at The Venetian. The “Big American Cookbook” extravaganza will feature a multi-course dinner for just 40 guests. The dinner will begin at 7 p.m. with Batali’s chefs explaining the inspiration behind each of the dishes along with special tips and techniques. Guests will also receive a signed copy of the cookbook and a special take-home surprise. This dinner is the only such dinner being held to showcase Batali’s newest collection of recipes.
The dinner will feature the following dishes with descriptions including anecdotes from the book:
Passed canapés
  • Oyster BBQ: In the book, Batali notes “oysters will tell you when they’re ready” to be taken off of the grill to pop open. For this hors d’oeuvre, the oysters will be served with lemon, butter and chipotle Tabasco.
  • Deviled Eggs: This “official” food of picnics and potlucks is one that Batali likes on the spicy side with a squirt of Sriracha on half of these “just because.”
  • Clam Rolls: These rolls are served on hot dog buns that are toasted on the griddle with butter and streaks of tartar sauce with fried whole-belly steamer clams piled high.
Table bread
  • Corn Muffins: These muffins celebrate the sweetness of the corn, enhanced by sugar and honey, for a bread that is delectable as an accompaniment to nearly any dish.
First course (plated)
  • Pierogies: The noble pierogi with its cheesy mashed potatoes stuffed in pasta dough is a favorite in Cleveland and Pittsburgh. 

Second course (plated)

  • Fisherman’s Wharf Cioppino: This San Francisco-style fish stew features clams, Dungeness crab, fish fillets and shrimp and is served in wide, shallow bowls to ensure each bowl has some of each kind of seafood.
Third course (family-style)
  • Bison Rib Eyes: Coffee is vital to this dish, bringing out a smoky, rich bitterness to the crust and transforming the meat into “something almost brooding in its complexity.”
  • Scalloped Potatoes: This dish features russet potatoes dotted with butter, drizzled with half-and-half then dusted with nutmeg, salt and pepper and baked until the inside is tender and the outside is golden brown.
  • Texas Caviar: In the ’50s, Helen Corbitt moved from New York to Dallas to take a job as a chef at Neiman Marcus. She was asked to put together an all-Texas menu. With that, she created this black-eyed pea dish as a way to cover up the flavor of actual caviar.
  • Nopales Salad: The nopal is a Mexican cactus known for its pads and is a popular ingredient in Southwestern cooking. The nopales leaves feature a unique flavor that simultaneously evokes green beans, bell pepper and okra. The salad also includes onions, tomatoes and finely chopped jalapeños.
Dessert
  • Boston Cream Pie: This Massachusetts classic’s name originated in the 1800s when it was served at the Parker House Hotel. Known for not being a pie but a cake, this dessert would gain so much popularity that it would become the state’s official dessert.
  • Grape-Nuts Ice Cream: In the New England seaboard (especially Maine) and parts of the Caribbean, Grape-Nuts is a popular mix-in to desserts. With its crunch, it makes this ice cream taste as though the cone is built right in.
The price is $135 per person and includes dinner, cocktails and an autographed cookbook by Batali. Click here to purchase tickets.
DELMONICO STEAKHOUSE
Emeril Lagasse’s Delmonico Steakhouse at Restaurant Row is ringing in the truffle season with eight special menu items along with three new desserts from pastry chef Diane Wong.
Truffle Week at Delmonico
Delmonico is celebrating truffle season with decadent white and black truffles Nov. 7-13. The restaurant celebrates this annual event and features eight special menu items created by Chef de Cuisine Ronnie Rainwater, with wine pairings from Sommelier Dylan Amos, to accent the truffle experience.
New Desserts
Cinnamon and Sugar Churros
Salted caramel, chocolate sauce and tres leches crème anglaise
 
German Chocolate Cake

Coconut pecan frosting

Butterscotch Pudding
Praline sauce and shortbread cookies
 
LAGASSE’S STADIUM
Chef Emeril Lagasse’s award-winning sports bar, Lagasse’s Stadium at The Palazzo is getting in the fall spirit with some new menu items:
Emeril’s Select Touch of Louisiana Crab Cake; $16
Served on an apple and herb salad with lemon caper tartar sauce and Creole oil
 
Asian Salad; $10
Julienne Napa cabbage, carrot, cucumber, green onion and toasted peanuts tossed in sesame soy vinaigrette topped with crispy rice noodles
 
Lobster Grilled Cheese; $23
Sautéed lobster on Texas toast with fontina and boursin cheese
 
Grilled Marinated Free Range Chicken Sandwich; $15
Chicken breast topped with fontina cheese, tomato bruschetta and basil pesto on griddled ciabatta bread
 
Emeril’s Buttermilk Fried Chicken; $21
On jalapeño cornbread waffle with vanilla honey butter and Crystal hot sauce syrup
 
Grilled Atlantic Salmon; $25
On asparagus, artichoke hearts, sweet corn and black quinoa with a charred tomato vinaigrette
 
Truffle Shrimp and Crab Pasta; $33
Sautéed shrimp, lump crab meat with linguine tossed with truffle herb butter
 
LAVO ITALIAN RESTAURANT
LAVO Italian Restaurant at The Palazzo is introducing new cocktails along with football viewing parties on Saturdays and Sundays for both college and the NFL. In addition, Party Brunch will take over LAVO every Saturday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., bringing an indulgent food menu and expansive Champagne selection.
New Cocktails
LAVO Italian Restaurant is introducing new cocktails to their menu as well as bringing back a few favorites.
  • The Uva Bianco which was originally on the menu when LAVO opened, features Three Olives Grape Vodka, St. Germain, fresh citrus and white grapes.
  • The Lampone Fresco mixed with The Botanist Gin, Zonin Rose Prosecco, St. George Raspberry Liqueur and muddled raspberries
  • The Vecchio Stile is LAVO’s version of the Old Fashioned and uses eight-year-old Bacardi Rum instead of bourbon
  • Farewell to Arms made with Death’s Door Gin, Maraschino Liqueur, fresh grapefruit and lime juice.
Football Viewing Parties
LAVO Casino & Sports Lounge is open every Saturday for college football and every Sunday for NFL with doors opening at 9:30 a.m. Guests can watch the games on one of LAVO’s 17-big screen TVs and listen to any of the matches using the hearTV app, which allows users to stream live audio with their smartphones. Fans will also enjoy LAVO’s full menu in addition to game-day specials including LAVO-Style Nachos, Sicilian-Style Meat Lovers Pizza, Crab Cakes and Three-Foot Heroes. Adding to the ultimate game-day experience, LAVO Casino & Sports Lounge features blackjack, roulette and craps tables.
Party Brunch
Now in its sixth season, Party Brunch will take over LAVO every Saturday from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. throughout the fall and winter months. The signature event blends an indulgent food menu and an expansive selection of Champagne, with a variety of large format bottles, and music to keep the party going by a roster of resident DJs. The restaurant initially sets a vibe dining atmosphere before the room seamlessly transitions into a neon explosion of confetti showers, wild bottle-popping presentations, and weekly themes encourage guests to dress up, let loose and dance the day away.
 
PUBLIC HOUSE
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, has launched their new fall-winter menus:
Lunch and Dinner
Roasted Beet Salad; $15
Herbed ricotta mousse, pistachios, arugula and sherry vinaigrette
Dinner
Grilled Flatbread; $16
Beer-sourdough crust, shredded short rib, roasted onion, brie, arugula and frisee
Dessert
Apple Hand Pies; $9
Rye whiskey sabayon
 
Brown Ale Creme Brulee; $9
Beer-glazed raspberries, toasted orange-coriander pound cake
Banana Banoffee Parfait; $9
Vanilla pudding, banana compote, pretzel crumble, Chantilly
TABLE 10
Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans-style restaurant, Table 10 at The Grand Canal Shoppes, is adding new fall dishes to their menu as well as a special four-course Taste of Table 10 menu for $48 per person (excludes tax and gratuity). New menu items include:
 
Roasted Pumpkin Soup; $11
Pumpkin seed oil and pumpkin seed grissini
Honey Crisp Apple Salad; $15
Chopped kale, shaved radicchio, dried cranberries, toasted sunflower seeds and apple cider dressing
Sweet Potato Gnocchi; $16
Braised rabbit, brown butter and toasted hazelnuts
Stuffed Conchiglie; $28
Bellwether Farms ricotta and San Marzano tomato fondue
Slow-Baked Scottish Salmon; $32
Red quinoa, toasted pumpkin seeds, butternut squash and Vadouvan curry sauce
Pan Roasted Gulf Flounder; $33
Oyster, bacon and mushroom bread pudding
Salt and Pepper Crusted Ahi Tuna; $38
Shaved bok chop, daikon radish and shiitake mushrooms with tableside lemongrass and ginger broth
NOVEMBER THANKSGIVING PROMOTIONS
BOUCHON BISTRO
Bouchon Bistro located in The Venetian’s Venezia tower by world-renowned chef Thomas Keller is dishing out a delicious Thanksgiving menu:
Poitrine de Porc; $17
Crispy pork belly with red wine braised cabbage, persimmons and Bayonne ham vinaigrette
Dinde Rôtie; $45
Diestel Farms turkey with Bouchon Bakery stuffing, pumpkin croquettes, cranberry-apple relish and turkey gravy
Trio of Pies; $14
Pumpkin pie with fall spiced cream, apple pie with vanilla ice cream and pecan pie
 
BUDDY V’S RISTORANTE
Buddy V’s Ristorante at The Grand Canal Shoppes, created by TLC‘s Cake Boss Buddy Valastro, will prepare a three-course menu to enjoy on Thanksgiving Day including roasted butternut squash soup and slow-roasted turkey breast. The menu is priced at $45 per person (excludes tax and gratuity), and is also available a la carte, and includes:
 
Appetizer
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup; $10
Spiced apples, pepitas, panna dolce
Entrée
Slow Roasted Turkey Breast; $29 ($15.95- kids under 10)
Italian “dark meat” turkey sausage, pancetta-herb stuffing, roasted vegetables, whipped potatoes, cranberry relish and classic gravy
Dessert
Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake; $10
Graham cracker crust, pumpkin-peach compote
Bottle of Prosecco; $20
Wine Pairing; $30
CANALETTO
Canaletto at The Grand Canal Shoppes is rolling out a special menu dedicated to Thanksgiving, pairing traditional foods with an Italian twist. Guests can enjoy a four-course menu for$50 per person and $18 for children under 12 (requires entire table participation, and excludes tax and gratuity). An a la carte menu will also be available. Highlights include:
Prix-Fixe Menu
Antipasti
Zuppa Di Zucca
Butternut squash and russet potato soup with sage and onions, topped with grana Padano cheese crouton
Insalata
Insalata Invernale
Frisee, radicchio and endive salad with toasted walnuts, red grapes,Gorgonzola cheese and Champagne vinaigrette
Secondi (Family Style)
Tacchino Arrosto Tradizionale
Roasted turkey breast with traditional bread stuffing, cranberry sauce and turkey gravy, served with mashed potatoes, baked yams and haricots verts
Dolci
Torta Di Zucca Con Gelato
Pumpkin pie with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce, garnished with whipped cream, slice strawberry and mint
A la Carte Menu
Antipasta e Zuppe
Zuppa Di Zucca; $7.95
Butternut squash and russet potato soup with sage and onions, topped with grana Padano cheese crouton
Insalata Invernale; $13.95
Frisee, radicchio and endive salad with toasted walnuts, red grapes, Gorgonzola cheese and Champagne vinaigrette
Primi
Cappellacci Di Zucca; $18.95
Ravioli filled with butternut squash and walnuts served with tomato sauce, brown butter, Grana Padano and crispy sage
 
Risotto Mamma Carla; $ 21.95
Carnaroli rice with tiger shrimp, porcini mushrooms, shallots, Trebbiano wine and saffron
Secondi
Tacchino Arrosto Tradizionale; $27.95/15.95 (children)
Roasted turkey breast with traditional bread stuffing, cranberry sauce and turkey gravy, served with mashed potatoes, baked yams and haricots verts
Prosciutto Cotto All’Ananas; $24.95/14.95 (children)
Baked hickory-smoked ham with grilled fresh pineapple and honey mustard sauce, served with mashed potatoes, baked yams and haricots verts
Grigliata Di Pesce Con Polenta; $32.95
Mixed grill of salmon, filet of sole, prawn, scallop and calamari, topped with lemon olive oil, served with grilled polenta and sautéed seasonal vegetables
Dolci
Torta Di Zucca Con Gelato; $9.50
Pumpkin pie with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce, garnished with whipped cream, slice strawberry and mint
DB BRASSERIE
French restaurant, db Brasserie by Daniel Boulud, located in The Venetian’s Restaurant Row will create a fall-inspired menu for Thanksgiving incorporating rustic root vegetables and organic turkey. The menu is priced at $59 per person (excludes tax and gratuity) with optional $39 wine pairing option per person, and includes:
 
Autumn Salad
Mixed greens, pomegranate, pecan, shaved mushrooms, fig vincotto vinaigrette
Venison Terrine
Red wine confit shallot, pistachio, toasted sourdough
Butternut Squash Velouté
Pumpkin seeds, spiced crème fraiche
New Hampshire Organic Turkey
Chestnut stuffing, caramelized yams, Brussels sprouts, cranberry chutney, giblet gravy
Pecan Pie
Toffee, cinnamon Chantilly, butterscotch ice cream
Pumpkin Cheesecake
Spice cake, pepita brittle, bourbon caramel
 
DELMONICO STEAKHOUSE
Delmonico Steakhouse by famed chef Emeril Lagasse in The Venetian’s Restaurant Row will offer a hearty and delectable Thanksgiving dinner featuring all of the classics:
Appetizer
Butter Squash Bisque $12
Fall spiced crème fraiche and caramelized apple relish
 
Salad
Lola Rosa $16
Brûléed pears, smoked blue cheese, honey walnut vinaigrette and toasted walnuts
Entrée
Traditional Turkey Dinner $42
Roasted breast, braised leg and thigh, cornbread stuffing, stewed green beans, herb gravy and homemade cranberry sauce
Dessert
Pumpkin Trio $12
Pumpkin cheesecake, bread pudding and spiced cake with ice cream
Sides
Pecan Glazed Baby Sweet Potatoes $11
 
LAGASSE’S STADIUM
Emeril Lagasse’s award-winning sports bar, Lagasse’s Stadium at The Palazzo, will showcase a Thanksgiving meal for all sports fans to enjoy while catching the games on more than 100 HD TV’s throughout the stadium. The menu includes holiday favorites:
 
Roasted Apple and Sweet Potato Soup; $7
Cinnamon sugar crème fraiche
Turkey Po-Boy; $17
Black pepper mayo, herb stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce and sweet potato fries
Oven Roasted Turkey and Homemade Truffle Gravy; $28
Focaccia bread stuffing, bacon wrapped asparagus, bourbon smashed sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce
Pumpkin Cheesecake; $9
Caramel sauce, candied pecans and fresh whipped cream
Pumpkin Pie; $7
Caramel sauce, vanilla ice cream and fresh whipped cream
 
LAVO ITALIAN RESTAURANT
On Thanksgiving Day, LAVO Italian Restaurant at The Palazzo will offer a traditional holiday menu with all of the trimmings. For $55 per person, each guest will delight in roasted turkey with coleslaw and choose from cranberry sauce, stuffing, mashed potatoes, candied yams, greens beans, Brussels sprouts or roasted carrots as sides for sharing.
 
MERCATO DELLA PESCHERIA
The new Mercato della Pescheria at The Venetian’s Grand Canal Shoppes will create a traditional Thanksgiving meal infused with pumpkin specialties to celebrate the fall season. The menu is priced at $55 per person (excludes tax and gratuity), and includes:
First Course
Pumpkin Risotto
Charcoal roasted pumpkin, Grana Padano
Second Course
Roasted Turkey
Slow roasted turkey breast, Italian greens, truffled mashed potatoes, turkey jus
Third Course
Apple Pie
Vanilla Gelato
 
MORELS FRENCH STEAKHOUSE AND BISTRO
Experience Thanksgiving the traditional way, but bigger and better in true Vegas-style. Reserve your table by Nov. 21 for eight adults or more, and Morels will carve an oven-roasted free range turkey tableside, served with a cornucopia of family-style sides including romaine heart salad, roasted butternut squash soup, brioche stuffing, glazed autumn root vegetables, yukon gold mashed potatoes, giblet gravy and housemade cranberry compote. Finish with spiced pumpkin pie with cinnamon ice cream. Guests will give extra thanks as children 12 and under are only $10 (up to eight children).
This special Thanksgiving feast is available from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., and is priced at $72 per guest and $29 for children 12 and under (excludes tax and gratuity). Guests who reserve by Nov. 19, will receive a complimentary glass of prosecco or sparking apple cider (for the kids). The family-style menu includes:
 
Hot Mulled Cider
Romaine Heart Salad
Parmesan croutons, roasted garlic Caesar dressing
 
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Rosemary and Parmesan flan, glazed chestnut
 
Oven Roasted Free Range Turkey
Brioche stuffing
Glazed autumn root vegetables
Yukon gold mashed potatoes
Giblet gravy and housemade cranberry compote
Spiced Pumpkin Pie
Cinnamon ice cream, sweet cream
 
PUBLIC HOUSE
Public House gastropub in The Venetian’s Restaurant Row will craft an a la carte Thanksgiving menu including harvest vegetables, turkey, and a pumpkin tart, perfect for the whole family to enjoy.
Harvest Vegetable Soup; $10
Barlotti beans, 15 seasonal vegetables and seasonal ale
Beer Brined and Roasted Turkey Breast and Confit Leg; $28
Chestnut stuffing, sweet potato puree, Brussels sprouts, cranberries and barley wine gravy
Pumpkin Tart; $11
Nutmeg, Chantilly, orange pecan Florentine and rum anglaise
SUSHISAMBA
SUSHISAMBA at The Grand Canal Shoppes will be celebrating Thanksgiving with a selection of festive specials available in addition to their full a la carte menu.
 
Braised Short Rib Gyoza; $14
Kabocha purée, red shiso leaf, smoked ginger soy
Mojo Roasted Organic Turkey; $27
Linguiça quinoa stuffing, crispy Brussels sprouts
Kabocha Cheesecake; $12
Japanese whisky caramel, graham cracker crumble, vanilla bean ice cream
TABLE 10
Table 10 at The Grand Canal Shoppes will offer a specialty menu for Thanksgiving incorporating timeless classics like the roasted butter-basted organic turkey dinner and old fashion pumpkin pie along with new favorites la quercia prosciutti and persimmon salad.
 
Baked Brie en Croute; $18
Rosemary puff pastry, caramelized wild mushrooms and onions, sea salt crackers
La Quercia Prosciutto and Persimmon Salad;  $14
Wild arugula, baby frisee, toasted pistachios, point reyes bleu cheese, aged balsamic vinaigrette
Roasted Butter Basted Organic Turkey Dinner; $40
Cornbread dressing, green bean casserole, herb gravy and fresh cranberry sauce
Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie; $11
Pecan crust, salted caramel sauce, nutmeg whipped cream
ZEFFRINO RISTORANTE
Enjoy Thanksgiving at Zeffrino Ristorante at The Grand Canal Shoppes with a vast selection available including a cold and hot station featuring cured meats, pasta salads, cheese ravioli and mashed potatoes along with a carving station serving turkey and beef tenderloin. This buffet-style menu is available from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and is priced at $49.95 per person and $25 for children (excludes tax and gratuity), and includes:
 
Cold Station
Assorted Italian Cured Meats
Assorted Grilled Vegetables
Tomato and Mozzarella
Proscuitto and Melon
Assorted Cold Roast Meats
Smoked Salmon
Assorted Italian Cheese
Fresh Fruit
Fruit Salad
Tuna Terrine
Shrimp Salad
Baked Salmon
Mix Salad
Turkey Salad with Apples and Walnuts
Hot Station
Cheese Ravioli in a Pink Tomato Sauce
Paffutelli Zeffrino
Pan Seared Chicken Breast with White Wine and Capers
Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Sautéed Corn and Sweet Peas
Apple and Chestnut Stuffing
Sautéed Salmon Filet with White Wine and Lemon Sauce
*Pizza Available for Children*
Carving Station
Roast Turkey with Gravy
Roast Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Sauce
Roasted Ham with Gravy
Dessert Station
Assorted Cakes
Apple Pie
Pumpkin Pie
Traditional Pudding
Assorted Mini Pastries
 
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The Venetian and The Palazzo
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, Daniel Boulud, 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).

PHOTOS: The Palazzo Las Vegas and Nevada Restaurant Association Host The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair

PALAZZO

THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS AND NEVADA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION HOST THE LAS VEGAS EPICUREAN AFFAIR

 

On Thursday evening, May 26, the picturesque Palazzo pool deck was the site of the city’s most renowned chefs for The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair. The delicious soiree, presented by the Nevada Restaurant Association (NvRA), featured nearly 80 restaurants, nightclubs and beverage purveyors.


Recognized as one of the premier tasting events in Las Vegas, more than 2,300 guests mingled under the stars and enjoyed tastings of dishes and specialty cocktails from the illustrious restaurants of The Venetian and The Palazzo, including AquaKnox, B&B Ristorante, B&B Burger & Beer, Carlo’s Bakery, Carnevino Italian Steakhouse, db Brasserie, Delmonico Steakhouse, Hong Kong Café, Lagasse’s Stadium, Lavo Italian Restaurant, Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro, OTTO Enoteca Pizzeria, Public House, SUSHISAMBA, Table 10, and Tao Asian Bistro; as well as other local celebrated restaurants both on and off the Strip,  including The Capital Grille, Carmine’s, Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant, Hash House a Go Go, Il Mulino, Katsuya, Origin India, Shake Shack, Texas de Brazil and Triple George.


In addition to culinary delights, live band The Lift with special guest star Corinne Zarzour entertained the crowd while synchronized mermaids the Water Beauties put on a show in the main pool.Proceeds from the evening will fund NvRA’s educational and scholarship programs, including ProStart®, a national high school culinary skill and restaurant management program.

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ABOUT NEVADA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION
Founded in 1982, the Nevada Restaurant Association is the leading business association serving the needs of food service operators in Nevada. As an affiliate of the National Restaurant Association, and together with the NvRA Educational Foundation, the Association’s mission is to promote, protect and educate the restaurant industry, which is comprised of more than 5,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets employing more than 150,000 people.

About The Palazzo® Las Vegas

For those seeking a luxurious escape, The Palazzo offers an alluring and elegant resort experience in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.  Guests enjoy chic all-suite accommodations, world-class shopping, including a flagship Barneys New York, and lavish dining experiences from renowned chefs Mario Batali, Emeril Lagasse and Wolfgang Puck.   Soaring lobbies and atriums open to exclusive resort amenities, including Grand Canal Shoppes, LAVO Casino Club, Azure pool and the famed Canyon Ranch SpaClub. The resort, which is conveniently connected to The Venetian Las Vegas, features 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 is a property of global integrated resorts developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS).

Savor the Tastes and Signature Creations of the City’s Most Renowned Chefs at the Las Vegas Epicurean Affair at The Palazzo May 26

PALAZZO

SAVOR THE TASTES AND SIGNATURE CREATIONS OF THE CITY’S MOST RENOWNED CHEFS AT THE LAS VEGAS EPICUREAN AFFAIR AT THE PALAZZO MAY 26

 

The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair returns to The Palazzo® on Thursday, May 26, 2016. The soiree, sponsored by the Nevada Restaurant Association (NvRA), features nearly 80 of the finest restaurants and nightclubs from around the city, along with a premier selection of libations.


Guests at the Las Vegas Epicurean Affair will spend the evening poolside at The Palazzo indulging in the best cuisine and cocktails offered from establishments both on and off The Strip.

“The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair is a must-attend event for anyone who wants the opportunity to taste food from the finest chefs, all for a great cause,” said Sebastien Silvestri, vice president of food and beverage for The Venetian and The Palazzo.

Participants include AquaKnox, B&B Ristorante, B&B Burger & Beer, Carlo’s Bakery, Carnevino Italian Steakhouse, db Brasserie, Delmonico Steakhouse, Hong Kong Café, Lagasse’s Stadium, Lavo Italian Restaurant, Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro, OTTO Enoteca Pizzeria, Public House, SUSHISAMBA, Table 10, and Tao Asian Bistro, to name a few.

Proceeds from the evening will fund NvRA’s educational and scholarship programs, including ProStart®, a national high school culinary skill and restaurant management program.


“We are thrilled to present this event, which for 33 years has provided Las Vegas the opportunity to help fund the educational dreams of high school students interested in culinary careers,” said NvRA president and CEO Katherine Jacobi. “It is an amazing occasion to enjoy many of the great restaurants that have made Las Vegas a culinary destination.”

The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair is open to the public and will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at The Palazzo pool deck with VIP admission at 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at www.palazzo.com or any box office at The Venetian and The Palazzo. Tickets for the event start at $110 plus service charge. Must be 21 years or older.


ABOUT NEVADA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION
Founded in 1982, the Nevada Restaurant Association is the leading business association serving the needs of food service operators in Nevada. As an affiliate of the National Restaurant Association, and together with the NvRA Educational Foundation, the Association’s mission is to promote, protect and educate the restaurant industry, which is comprised of more than 5,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets employing more than 150,000 people.

About The Palazzo® Las Vegas
For those seeking a luxurious escape, The Palazzo offers an alluring and elegant resort experience in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Guests enjoy chic all-suite accommodations, world-class shopping, including a flagship Barneys New York, and lavish dining experiences from renowned chefs Mario Batali, Emeril Lagasse and Wolfgang Puck. Soaring lobbies and atriums open to exclusive resort amenities, including Grand Canal Shoppes, LAVO Casino Club, Azure pool and the famed Canyon Ranch SpaClub. The resort, which is conveniently connected to The Venetian Las Vegas, features 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 is a property of global integrated resorts developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS).

Sighting: Mario Lopez Dines at LAVO

Saturday evening, actor and television host Mario Lopez dined at LAVO Italian Restaurant. Joined by a small group of friends, the group sipped 58th Street signature cocktails and enjoyed veal parmigiano, chopped “Louie” salad, seared sea scallops and roasted Chilean sea bass. Lopez posted a photo to his Instagram account stating it was the “perfect meal before my run tomorrow at the @RunRockNRoll marathon.”

Photos: Anna Kendrick, Rita Ora, Tony Parker and more at TAO, LAVO and Marquee

Saturday afternoon swimwear model Genevieve Morton hosted the daytime party at TAO Beach. After arriving on the red carpet, she made her way to the grand cabana overlooking the entire party scene with friends. The group sipped on a few drinks and danced the afternoon away to the sounds of DJ Eric D-Lux.

 

That evening, actress Anna Kendrick was spotted having dinner at TAO Asian Bistro. The “Pitch Perfect” star and her boyfriend enjoyed Kobe Tartare Tempura, Satay of Chicken with peanut sauce and ended the evening on a sweet note with Yuzu sugar dusted doughnuts and molten chocolate cake served with coconut ice cream.

 

Also on Saturday evening, San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker dined at LAVO Italian Restaurant. The point guard a large group of friends enjoyed several signature dishes including the chopped “Louie” salad, margherita pizza, chicken marsala and more. Parker graciously posed for photos with fans also inside the restaurant.

 

Later, pop singer and actress Rita Ora hosted the night at TAO Nightclub. The upcoming “Fifty Shades of Grey” starlet arrived and posed for photos on the red carpet looking stunning in a black leather jumpsuit. The British beauty then made her way inside to a VIP table on the dance floor with a group of friends which included her sister, Elena. Shortly after, she took the stage overlooking the entire venue to surprise partygoers with a performance of her mega-hit “How We Do,” and her latest single “I Will Never Let You Down,” to which the crowd sang along word for word. Revelers had an exclusive first listen as Ora performed her brand new song titled “Put Your Love On Me.” Before heading off the stage she took the time to sing “Happy Birthday” for several people in the packed house celebrating birthdays and thanked the ecstatic crowd, reminding them how much she loved them all. After returning to her table, the blonde bombshell changed in to a Black Flag band t-shirt and spent the rest of her night dancing to the sounds of DJ Vice and playfully posing for photos with her friends. Throughout the night she happily posed for several photos with fans in the crowd and a neighboring VIP table event sent over a bottle of Dom Perignon for her group to enjoy.

 

Snowboarder and Olympic Gold Medalist Sage Kotsenburg was spotted at Marquee Nightclub. Kotsenburg was celebrating his 21st birthday with a group of friends from a VIP table.

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Genevieve Morton photo credit: Brenton Ho
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Photos: Brandi Glanville & Wendy Williams Host World’s Largest Bachelorette Party at TAO Beach

Saturday afternoon at TAO Beach, daytime talk show host Wendy Williams and “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Brandi Glanville hosted the third annual World’s Largest Bachelorette Party, made pretty by Benefit Cosmetics. The two sizzled on the red carpet before heading in to the blowout bachelorette bash. Glanville took over a VIP cabana and immediately began swooning over the Benefit Cosmetics products there, grabbing a tube of the brand’s “They’re Real!” mascara and exclaiming “this is the best one! It really is the best.” Williams also took over a nearby VIP cabana and Glanville came over to wish Williams a “happy birthday.” While on her way back to her cabana, Glanville stopped multiple times to pose for photos with adoring and excited bride-to-be’s. The Chippendales brought their sinful schoolboy charm to the final fling affair and playfully posed for photos with Glanville and all of the brides. The bachelorettes came together in their WLBP grand cabana, overlooking the entire venue, with the afternoon’s two hosts and Williams was surprised with a cake while the packed dayclub sang her “happy birthday.” Williams took over the mic and greeted the crowd with her signature saying “how you doin’?” and welcomed everyone to the ultimate pre-wedding bash and congratulated them on their upcoming nuptials. Throughout the afternoon the ladies enjoyed XB Sweet Tempered Punch, a high quality premixed spin on the classic “Sex On the Beach” cocktail. Anti-hangover drink RESQWATER was on-hand to help make sure they could enjoy all the cocktails they pleased without any of the headache-filled misery of a hangover. Topshop, the fashion authority hailing from the United Kingdom, was also poolside to help the bachelorettes celebrate in style.

 

Later that evening, Williams and her group of friends, which included her husband of 16 years, Kevin Hunter, continued their day TAO. Williams hosted the private WLBP celebration inside TAO Nightclub’s Opium Room alongside Chippendales star Jaymes Vaughan. The duo led the group of bachelorettes through a laughter-filled evening with a wide array of bachelorette-themed contests, games and of course male revue entertainment. In-between activities the ladies were treated to makeovers from Benefit Cosmetics, signature appetizers from the TAO kitchen and giveaways from the Something Blue prize wheel, which included one grand prize honeymoon to any Sandals Resort. Williams then moved downstairs to TAO Asian Bistro to fuel up on signature dishes for her birthday celebration.

 

After dinner, the group took over a VIP skybox at TAO Nightclub to celebrate Williams’ 50th birthday. Shortly after she arrived, the TV personality was surprised with another custom birthday cake, which was presented to her by the Chippendales as well as TAO’s mirror man. Armed with bright pink glow sticks, Williams danced with her husband to the sounds of DJ Ross One and hung close to the railing of her skybox so she could overlook the entire party scene.

 

Also at TAO Nightclub, rapper Too $hort was spotted at a VIP table with friends and family.

 

Actor Josh Peck dined at LAVO Italian Restaurant on Saturday evening. Peck posted a photo to his Instagram and Twitter accounts of himself and his friend at the restaurant, posing with their Kobe Meatballs. The actor and a group of friends then made their way to Marquee Nightclub to celebrate a friend’s 21st birthday. Peck and the rest of the group raved about the venue and how much they especially loved Kaskade, who was manning the DJ decks and treating a sold-out crowd to the latest installment of his Summer Lovin’ residency.

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LeBron James and Dwyane Wade in Las Vegas at LAVO and Marquee

Monday night LeBron James and Dwyane Wade were in Las Vegas where they dined at LAVO Italian Restaurant inside The Palazzo. They were joined by a large group of friends from Miami and Cleveland. James and Wade enjoyed items from the LAVO menu such as sea bass, steak and grilled vegetables but stuck to their strict off season paleo diet.

 

The free agent went to Marquee Nightclub’s Boom Box Room with Wade after dinner where his hometown friend and personal DJ Steph Floss hopped in the DJ booth and played some of his favorite hits while the guys danced and took pictures.

TV Personality Wendy Williams to Host 2014 World’s Largest Bachelorette Party

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TV PERSONALITY WENDY WILLIAMS TO HOST THIRD ANNUAL WORLD’S LARGEST BACHELORETTE PARTY WEEKEND IN LAS VEGAS JULY 11-13, 2014

 

New York Times best-selling author and daytime talk show host Wendy Williams will host the World’s Largest Bachelorette Party July 11 – 13, 2014. TAO Group presents the third installment of the larger-than-life bachelorette bash, complete with gift bags full of thousands of dollars in gifts, VIP nightlife treatment, prizes and giveaways, along with cocktails and fare from the acclaimed kitchens of LAVO Italian Restaurant and TAO Asian Bistro.

 

For the third year, the authority on all things weddings, The Knot, will be the featured media partner of the weekend and XB Sweet Tempered Punch, a high-quality premixed spin on the classic “Sex on the Beach” cocktail, will enhance the weekend with featured cocktails and frozen drinks. Each day will offer a unique experience as brides and bridesmaids party from sun up to sun down in the same lush venues where Hollywood’s hottest have celebrated their pre-nuptial festivities.

 

To kick off the weekend on Friday, brides-to-be can pick up their WLBP gift bag before throwing on their beach attire and heading up to TAO Beach for an exclusive open bar. After soaking up the sun and partying with girlfriends, the ladies can mix and mingle at the LAVO Lounge Welcome Reception, complete with complimentary cocktails and signature Italian appetizers. After finishing up at the welcome reception, bachelorettes can snap a photo on the celebrity-frequented TAO red carpet before heading into the nightclub where an open bar and night of dancing awaits.

 

On Saturday, the weekend continues as Bachelorette Beach takes over TAO Beach. The dayclub will transform into the official pre-nuptial playground as the grand cabana, overlooking the entire venue, becomes the WLBP VIP space. Inside the luxurious cabana will be everything a bachelorette party needs, including custom decorations, complimentary bottle service, and delectable bites from the TAO Asian Bistro kitchen. Into the night, there will be a private celebration just for WLBP guests at TAO Nightclub with another complimentary open bar, signature Asian-inspired appetizers, special entertainment and the announcement of the grand prize honeymoon winner. In between sipping on cocktails and dancing the night away, brides can take a spin on TAO’s Something Blue Prize Wheel to win a special something from the wide array of amazing prizes. As the nightclub opens up for the rest of the lively Las Vegas party-going crowd, bachelorettes can enjoy the one-of-a-kind atmosphere TAO is known for from the exclusive WLBP table with complimentary bottle service.

 

In addition to this blowout weekend, TAO Group also boasts a variety of bachelorette dining and club packages with dedicated bachelorette coordinators on hand to deliver the ideal celebratory experience for brides-to-be and their friends year-round.

 

For more information about the World’s Largest Bachelorette Party visit: http://taolasvegas.com/wlbp/.
For more information on general bachelorette packages visit: http://taolasvegas.com/bachelorette/.

 

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About TAO Asian Bistro, Nightclub & Beach
Since opening in September 2005, this design-driven dining and entertainment complex in The Venetian has proven to be a hot spot like its sister venue in New York City.  The multi-faceted and multi-story “Asian City” houses a restaurant, banquet facilities, lounge, nightclub and beach in 60,000 square-feet.

Corporate Executive Chef Ralph Scamardella showcases a menu incorporating culinary components from China, Japan and Thailand, along with a full sushi bar and perfectly paired cocktails to complement the authentic Asian cuisine.  TAO Nightclub is open Thursday – Saturday and features top DJs, creative programming and is a celebrity favorite. Located on top of the venue is TAO Beach, which is open daily during pool season and brings all of the aspects of the restaurant and club to an incredible daytime party.

About LAVO Italian Restaurant & Lounge

From the innovative team behind the uber-successful TAO Las Vegas, LAVO Italian Restaurant debuted at The Palazzo Las Vegas September 2008.  A favorite of locals and visitors alike, LAVO is an AvroKo designed multi-level space that is both sexy and warm and features a 300-seat restaurant as well as a terrace with a view that overlooks Las Vegas Boulevard. Specializing in Southern Italian cuisine, Corporate Executive Chef Ralph Scamardella and Executive Chef Massimiliano Campanari take guests on a culinary journey highlighted by house favorites including the famed one pound Kobe Meatball and Oreo Zeppole dessert, a celebrity favorite. The second level boasts an intricately designed upscale lounge with avant-garde art, plush furnishings and antique accents and lighting fixtures, creating a modern-day speakeasy vibe.

 

Sightings: Carly Rae Jepsen, David Spade and more at LAVO, TAO & Marquee

Friday night in Las Vegas Carly Rae Jepsen dined at LAVO Italian Restaurant.  The singer/songwriter, whose hit Call Me Maybe was a summer anthem, was with a group of ladies celebrating a girlfriend’s bachelorette party. The group sipped specialty cocktails and sipped Champagne while dining on signature dishes from the Italian eatery.   They later made their way to Marquee Nightclub where DJ Benny Benassi was spinning.

 

Also spotted at LAVO were comedians David Spade, Kevin Farley and friends.  They enjoyed steaks and Spade posed for a few photos with fans.

 

At TAO Asian Bistro YouTube Vloggers Cat Valdes and Joey Graceffa, who was also on The Amazing Race, celebrated their birthdays. Twenty three year old Graceffa and 25 year old Cat Valdes and a group of friends feasted on sushi, sirloin and more before heading to TAO Nightclub where they were surprised with a birthday cake.

 

At Marquee Australian DJ, singer and dancer Havana Brown was spotted taking in the sounds of Benassi.

 

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Photos: Busta Rhymes Performs at TAO; Chad Michael Murray Dines at LAVO

Saturday, Busta Rhymes headlined TAO Nightclub’s big game weekend celebration with help by DJ Politik. At the height of the night, the legendary rapper surprised guests, jumped in the DJ booth and took to the mic, delivering a roster of some his biggest hits. The packed house sang and danced along during the almost 30-minute performance. Afterward, Busta returned to his VIP table on the dance floor and enjoyed the club scene.

Actor Chad Michael Murray was spotted dining with friends at LAVO Italian Restaurant Saturday evening. The group enjoyed a selection of the eatery’s signature fare including Kobe Beef Carpaccio, Kobe Stuffed Rice Balls, Crispy Fried Calamari, Tuna Tartare, Margherita and Carne Pizzas, Four Cheese Ravioli, Spaghetti Carbonara and an 8 oz Center Cut Filet.

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Photo Credit: Brenton Ho

Valentine’s Day Dining Options

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Carmine’s
Carmine’s inside The Forum Shops is offering specially-made cocktail and dessert options for Valentine’s Day. Featured on Cupid’s day will be the Lover’s Punch cocktail and Chocolate Martini, both $15, as well as a special take on the restaurant’s Chocolate Torte. On February 14th, the dessert will come cut in a heart shape and sprinkled with powdered sugar, topped with whipped cream, and surrounded by chocolate covered strawberries.

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Carmine’s is located at 3500 Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109, inside The Forum Shops at Caesars. The restaurant is open Sunday – Thursday from 11 am – 11 pm and Friday –Saturday from 11 am – midnight. For more information visit www.CarminesNYC.com or call 702.473.9700.

 

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Hussong’s Cantina
In honor of Valentine’s Day, Hussong’s Cantina at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place is offering a special prix-fixe menu featuring three courses of palate pleasing Baja fare. Guests will start their meal with Green Pozole before diving into the Paella, made with Saffron rice, shrimp, chicken, mussels and Spanish sausage. For dessert, diners will indulge in Cajeta-filled Churros, all for $35 per person.

 

Hussong’s Cantina is open from 11 am to 11 pm seven days a week and opens at 10 am Sundays. For information or group reservations, please call 702.632.6450 or visit www.hussongslasvegas.com.

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LAVO Italian Restaurant
LAVO Italian Restaurant inside The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino features a one-day-only $58 prix-fixe menu in honor of the lovers’ holiday. A surprise amuse bouche crafted by the chef kicks off dinner while the next course offers the choice of Rock Shrimp & Zucchini in Filo Dough or Heart Shaped Lobster Ravioli, made with king crab sauce, Tarragon and Calabrian Chile. The meal is centered by Roasted Arctic Char with winter vegetables and truffle emulsion and Baked Alaska Zuccotto topped with Amarena cherries closes out the evening.

LAVO Italian Restaurant is open from 5 pm to midnight Sunday through Thursday, 5 pm to 1 am on Friday and 6:30 pm to 1 am on Saturday. For dinner reservations please call 702-791-1800 or visit www.lavolv.com/reservations.aspx

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Strip House inside Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino is recognized as one of Las Vegas’ sexiest restaurants thanks to its décor alone. Cherry red walls and hints of old-world glamour make this the perfect setting for a romantic night on the town. Off-the-menu specials such as succulent Colossal Shrimp Scampi with grilled garlic bread and parsley sauce ($21), 24 oz. Chateaubriand for Two, carved tableside, ($98) as well as Potato Gnocchi with Shaved Fresh Black Truffle topped with parmesan cheese and chives ($21) will complete the dining experience.

 

Strip House is open Sunday – Thursday 5 pm to 11 pm and Friday – Saturday 5 pm to 11:30 pm. For more information or to make a reservation please contact 702.737.5200 or visit www.striphouse.com.

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TAO Asian Bistro
TAO Asian Bistro at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino offers a special $58 prix-fixe menu in celebration of Valentine’s Day. The delectable four-course menu begins with Oysters with Miso & Onion Mignonette and Tomato & Ponzu Salsa. Delving into the heart of the meal, first course options include Pan Seared Pork Belly with Spicy Picked Shimiji Mushrooms & Crispy Lotus Root and a Sashimi Bouquet with Yuzu & Rose Water Vinaigrette. For the second course, guests will enjoy a succulent Salt & Pepper Lobster Tail & Kobe Hanger Steak before ending the evening on a sweet note with Dark Chocolate Pot de Crème with White Chocolate Yuzu Strawberry.

TAO Asian Bistro is open from 5 pm to midnight Sunday through Thursday and 5 pm to 1am on Friday and Saturday. For dinner reservations please call 702-388-8338 or visit www.taorestaurantlv.com/reservations.

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Slice of Vegas at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place treats guests to an affordable and tasty prix-fixe menu beginning with Grilled Peach Salad made with fresh peaches, arugula, bleu cheese, candied nuts and bacon vinaigrette. The night’s featured entrée will be Lobster Fettuccini while dessert will bring a traditional Cannoli with vanilla and chocolate chip filling, chocolate sauce and sugar glaze grapes. Slice of Vegas’ Valentine’s Day menu is priced at $24 per person.

Slice of Vegas is open daily from 11 am to 11 pm, opening at 10 am on Sundays while the By the Slice counter continues service on Friday and Saturday until 2 am. For more information or reservations call 702.632.6470 or visit www.sliceofvegaspizza.com.

Photos: Swizz Beatz & Shaquille O’Neal at Marquee; Kathy Griffin & iJustine at LAVO

Monday night marked the Monster Takeover at Marquee Nightclub with special guest DJ Swizz Beatz. Sporting 24k gold Monster headphones, the award winning producer took to the turntables, dropping a roster of club anthems that kept the party going late into the night. As Swizz led the charge from the DJ booth, former NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal joined him and surprised partygoers as he took to the mic to greet the club before heading to a VIP table on the dance floor.

At LAVO Italian Restaurant, comedian Kathy Griffin was spotted dining with friends. They enjoyed chicken parmigiano, cheese ravioli, bread pudding and the restaurant’s signature oreo zeppole.

Internet personality iJustine also dined at LAVO on Monday evening. Kobe meatballs, chicken parmigiano, steak and various pastas were ordered by her group.

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Photos: Dot Marie Jones Celebrates her Birthday at LAVO

Dot Marie Jones, best known from “GLEE,” celebrated her 50th birthday at LAVO Italian Restaurant on Saturday. The actress was joined by friends including former “GLEE” costar Ashley Fink as well as her partner, who she recently married, Bridget Casteen. The group enjoyed a specially prepared meal from the chef, and the birthday girl was later surprised with a three-tier Vegas themed cake designed by GimmeSomeSugar. Dot and Bridget shared a kiss after she blew out her candles and Dot exclaimed, “I’m 50!”

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Actor of "Glee", Dot Marie Jones celebrates her 50th birthday

 Actor of "Glee", Dot Marie Jones celebrates her 50th birthday

Photo Credit: Al Powers

Sighting: Colton Haynes at LAVO

Sunday evening, Actor Colton Haynes was spotted at LAVO. Seated at a table in the Italian eatery’s dining room, Haynes and friends enjoyed Crispy Fried Calamari, the restaurant’s famed Kobe Meatball with whipped fresh ricotta, Roasted Chilean Sea Bass, NY Strip Steak, Chicken Parmigiano and Rigatoni Sausage Bolognese pasta paired with LAVO’s Saggio cocktail.

Lady Antebellum Dines at LAVO

Country music trio Lady Antebellum was spotted dining at LAVO Italian Restaurant on Tuesday evening after winning Artist of the Year for Duos/Groups and Single of the Year at the 2013 American Country Awards. Joined by friends and spouses, they celebrated their achievements over Italian specialties including LAVO’s one pound Kobe Meatball with whipped fresh ricotta, Grilled Branzino Siciliano and a variety of brick oven pizzas. They also took the time to pose for photos with adoring fans.

Photos: Ali Fedotowsky, Lacey Chabert and Amy Davidson at LAVO and TAO

Friday evening, Ali Fedotowsky, E! News correspondent best known from “The Bachelorette,” and actresses Lacey Chabert and Amy Davidson were spotted enjoying dinner at LAVO Italian Restaurant with friends on a girls getaway weekend. They enjoyed vegetarian and gluten-free selections from the chef including organic mixed green salad, Rigatoni Melanzana, Spaghetti Fresh Tomato and Basil and asparagus. After dinner, the girls made their way to a VIP table on the dance floor at TAO Nightclub where they were seen making a champagne toast before dancing the night away on TAO’s signature catwalk. Throughout the evening, Ali and Lacey were frequently recognized and took the time to take photos with fans.

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Photo credit: Al Powers

LAVO Debuts New Sunday Brunch & Launches 3rd Season of Saturday Champagne Brunch

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LAVO LAUNCHES THIRD SEASON OF SATURDAY CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH & DEBUTS PROPER BRUNCH EVERY SUNDAY

Lobster Benedict and PB&J Pancakes Highlight New Sunday Brunch Menu

Brunch season kicks into full swing at LAVO Italian Restaurant and Nightclub the weekend of October 19 and 20, as the third season of its famed champagne party brunch kicks off on Saturday and a new proper brunch is introduced on Sunday.  Named “Best Place to Keep the Party Going” by Vegas Seven Magazine, LAVO Saturday Champagne Party Brunch provides the ultimate daylife experience from fall to spring. For those looking for a more traditional approach to midday eats, LAVO presents Proper Brunch, a good old fashioned sit down highlighted by a full menu of delectable options.

Originating at LAVO’s sister location in New York City, TAO Group pioneered the wild afternoon affair, introducing the party brunch to The Palazzo on the Las Vegas Strip in 2011. The signature event blends an indulgent food menu with favorites such as Almond Crusted French Toast and Lemon Ricotta Waffles, an expansive selection of Champagne, featuring a variety of large format bottles, and music to keep the party going by resident DJ Lema. The restaurant and lounge initially set a vibe dining atmosphere before the room seamlessly transitions into a neon explosion of confetti showers, wild bottle-popping presentations, and weekly themes encouraging guests to dress up, let loose and dance the day away.

Every Sunday starting at 10 am, Proper Brunch will feature a selection of both sweet and savory options including signatures like the Lobster Benedict, a whole 1 lb lobster, a poached egg and Champagne hollandaise as well as Nutella Crepes filled with banana compote and fresh strawberries and topped with the sweet hazelnut spread. Flapjack specialties include PB&J Pancakes consisting of Reese’s pieces pancakes, strawberry sauce and fresh whipped cream and Blue Skies Pancakes, a hot stack of white polenta pancakes studded with fresh blueberries and topped with blueberry compote and yogurt covered blueberries. Guests can bite into sandwich and burger selections such as the Muffaletta Panini with house made olive focaccia, artisanal meats, cruculo cheese, pepper and olive salad or the Proper Burger with a house-ground Meyer Farm patty, tomato jam, Bibb lettuce, heirloom tomatoes, cherry wood bacon and a side of hand cut truffle fries.

Both brunches will be held at LAVO Italian Restaurant in The Palazzo Resort-Hotel Casino located at 3325 Las Vegas Blvd South Las Vegas, NV 89109. Champagne Brunch will be offered every Saturday from 2 pm to 6 pm for those 21 and over while Proper Brunch will take place from 10 am to 4 pm every Sunday. For more information, visit www.lavolv.com. For reservations, please call 702.791.1818 or email brunch@lavolv.com.

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Photos: Trinidad Jame$ Performs at TAO Beach; Chad Michael Murray Dines at LAVO

Sunday afternoon, Trinidad Jame$ took over TAO Beach in celebration of Labor Day Weekend. Headlining the previous night at TAO Nightclub, the “All Gold Everything” rapper hung out with friends at a cabana before taking to the stage. The crowd sang and danced along to the poolside performance as Jame$ delivered a medley of hit songs.

Sunday evening at LAVO Italian Restaurant, actor Chad Michael Murray was spotted at dinner. The group of five sipped on cocktails and enjoyed Tuna Tartare, Four Cheese Ravioli, Linguine with Mixed Seafood and Brick oven Salmon Oreganato before ending the night on a sweet note with LAVO’s 20 Layer Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake.

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