Open: Daily, 10 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Reservations: (702) 632-7888
Delano Las Vegas’ eclectic lounge, Franklin offers an ever-evolving atmosphere that appeals to all senses from its convenient lobby location. As day turns to night, Franklin buzzes with live entertainment throughout the week, including unexpected performances and beats from the hottest up-and-coming DJs. Rare, premium liquors highlight the cocktail-centric drink menu and with more than two dozen craft beers by the bottle and a selection of wines-by-the-glass that is entirely exclusive to Franklin, the beverage menu provides an array of options to suit any taste. Alongside libations, guests enjoy a selection of whimsical small bites and appetizers.
December DJ/Entertainment Schedule:
Wednesday, December 3 – Technicolor (6 – 11 p.m.)
Friday, December 5 – Chris Hoff (6 – 11 p.m.)
Saturday, December 6 – Chris Hoff (6 – 11 p.m.)
Wednesday, December 10 – Crykit (6 – 11 p.m.)
Friday, December12 – DJ Soulman (6 – 11 p.m.)
Saturday, December 13 – DJ Soulman (6 – 11 p.m.)
Friday, December 26 – Eric Sharp (6 – 11 p.m.)
Saturday, December 27 – Eric Sharp (6 – 11 p.m.)
Tuesday, December 30 – Technicolor (6 p.m. – 12 a.m.)
Wednesday, December 31 – Crykit and Mikey Francis (6 p.m. – 2 a.m.)
Small plates restaurant and lounge opening in mid-May will create an interactive and sophisticated culinary experience
Empire, a contemporary small plates restaurant and lounge located in downtown Napa, will open its doors to guests mid-May. A vibrant gathering place with an interactive small plate menu and strong focus on artisanal cocktails and fine wines, Empire showcases the trademark Napa charm with a cosmopolitan sophistication and will be open late night.
Under the direction of culinary partner Jennifer Petrusky, Empire’s menu will center on high quality, fresh ingredients and interactive small plate presentations showcasing variety and a sense of playfulness.
Signature items comprise of Eggplant Crustini, Chile, Shallot, Basil and Pomegranate; Lamb Belly, Moroccan BBQ Sauce and Pickled Cabbage; and Prawns, Coconut, Thai Basil, Sprouts and Scallions. Guests will also have the option for a “Do-It-Yourself Mashed Potato” with seasonal accompaniments.
To complement Empire’s culinary menu, beverage director Caitlin Laman has created a beverage program with a strong emphasis on artisanal cocktails, representing both classic and original recipes. From hand-cut ice to freshly squeezed juices, bitters and the best spirits, Empire relies on top ingredients and technique without the pretense. Cocktail carts will be a signature element as the action and charm behind the bar is brought table side to guests.
Bourbon will be other key element of Empire’s beverage menu. A custom barrel program will feature a hand picked 12-year old bourbon from Elijah Craig which will carry a designation of Empire Napa Valley 2013.
A few signature cocktails will include the Ukiah Sour made with Mi Casa Blanco Tequila, Lavender Syrup and Bergamot Bitters; and the Overland Manhattan made with the Empire Elijah Craig 12-year, Vermouth Perruchi Blanc, Amaro Montanegro and Underberg Bitters.
Replacing the traditional wine list with a rotating wine board, Empire’s wine list will showcase the region’s best winemakers in the same fashion one would find in their respective tasting rooms with detailed tasting notes and other information that takes the guest “behind the label.” Additional wines from outside the region and a reserve list with wines from private collections balance out the selections offered by the bottle or glass.
Continuing with crafting interactive experiences, Empire has created the Wine Board and Winemaker Series, focusing on discovering new flavors and connecting with the community. Local winemaker tastings and panels will take guests “behind the label” for the inside story on current wines. The program will also feature release parties and public tastings.
In addition to the series, Empire will present a regular schedule of events, including beverage features on a daily basis, winemaker visits on weekends, monthly cocktail classes and demonstrations and quarterly culinary events featuring Chef Petrusky. Friday and Saturday nights will showcase the Bay Area’s hottest DJs while Sundays will be dedicated to service industry nights.
Named after the first commercial building constructed in Napa County, Empire also references the cosmopolitan hub New York City in the “Empire State.” Designed by renowned Bay Area designer Michael Brennan, Empire’s décor injects an urban sophistication with notes of federal architecture and art deco. The design is balanced with whimsical references to the old-fashioned western saloon and features deep wood and quarried stone, hallmarks of Napa’s warmth and native personality.
Owners Arthur Prieston and Nick Rimedio have created a vision for Empire based on their deep-rooted memories of family culinary celebrations and their shared passion for food and wine. Prieston brings a celebrated history of hospitality investments, including the reorganization of Wildfox restaurant in Novato, Calif., restoring it to the number one grossing restaurant in the area. He is also a partner in the renowned restaurants Perbacco and Barbacco in San Francisco. With more than 15 years of comprehensive experience in restaurants and hotels, Rimedio has worked under Charlie Trotter and created his own consulting group, which took him to the hotel properties L’Ermitage Beverly Hills and Viceroy Anguilla. Their experiences have resulted in establishing a synergy between culinary and service teams in one collective pursuit of creating memorable experiences.
Culinary partner Jennifer Petrusky has apprenticed under Charlie Trotter at numerous food events and chef demonstrations across the world such as the Singapore Sun Festival, The Rheingau Gourmet & Wine Festival and Gourmet Abu Dhabi. She competed twice nationally as the only female chef Bocuse d’Or USA Culinary Competition, winning the “Best Fish Platter” in 2010. Petrusky opened the critically acclaimed Yusho, helping it win accolades from the James Beard Foundation.
Beverage director Caitlin Laman began her career at Andre Balazs’ hotels in New York City and later continued at Sunset Beach in Long Island before moving across the country to San Francisco in 2009 to explore the cocktail scene in the Bay Area. She was recruited to join the team at Lafitte and later Southern Pacific Smokehouse in Marin.
“We are excited to bring Empire to downtown Napa,” said Rimedio. “Empire is a place to come and unwind with friends and family and our late night lounge is the perfect spot on the weekends to enjoy a drink and a bite to eat.”
Prieston added, “Empire is all about interaction, from the small plate presentation to the Wine Board and Winemaker Series, giving our guests a culinary experience not found anywhere else. We look forward to welcoming you in.”
Located at 1400 First Street in downtown Napa, Empire will be open Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, 5 p.m. -12 a.m. and Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 831.233.8421. Empire is also available for private events, accommodating up to 120 guests for both lunch and dinner events seven days a week.
Empire is an evening experience of Napa dining and crafted cocktails located in downtown Napa. A vibrant gathering place with an interactive small plate menu and strong focus on artisanal cocktails, fine wines and micro-brewed beers, Empire showcases the trademark Napa charm with a cosmopolitan sophistication. The menu centers on high quality, fresh ingredients and interactive small plate presentations showcasing variety and a sense of playfulness, while the beverage program features artisanal cocktails, custom barrel program and ever-evolving wine list. The Wine Board and Winemaker Series focuses on discovering new flavors and connecting with the community, taking guests “behind the label” with local winemakers. For additional information, visit empirenapa.com, follow on Twitter @empirenapa #empirenapa and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/empirenapa.com.
TAO’S 100,000TH FACEBOOK FAN CONTEST WIN A CHANCE TO HOST WORSHIP THURSDAY JUST LIKE A CELEBRITY
TAO Las Vegas is on the verge of reaching a major social media milestone as the famed party spot nears 100,000 Facebook fans, outpacing any other Las Vegas nightclub. To celebrate, TAO is holding an online Facebook sweepstakes, and the grand prize includes an all-expense paid trip to Las Vegas to be the host of TAO’s biggest industry night of the week – Worship Thursday – just like a celebrity.
Fans of TAO can sign up for the sweepstakes at www.facebook.com/tao for a chance to host TAO’s Worship Thursday party. The grand prize winner will be in the limelight, with a red carpet photo shoot, a digital billboard and advertisement announcing their event, along with dinner at TAO Asian Bistro and a VIP table with an exclusive bottle service experience complete with a DJ shout out in the nightclub for Worship Thursday. In addition, the prize includes cost of travel (up to $1,500) and hotel stay for Thursday-Sunday. The winner will be able to share this experience with members of their entourage, as the grand prize covers the winner and three friends.
Rules: Entrants may enter by visiting the TAO Facebook page and submitting their contact information. The sweepstakes ends August 31, 2012 at 11:59 PST. The winner will be notified by September 5, 2012, and must redeem the prize by December 31, 2012, with dates subject to prior approval by TAO. Must be 21+ and live within the continental United States and Canada.
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.
For those craving a high energy, DJ driven atmosphere, the 10,000 square-foot Tao Nightclub is the place to see and be seen, with three full-service bars, two main rooms playing a variety of hip hop, house and rock ‘n’ roll music, and state-of-the-art audio and lighting systems. For guests seeking ultra-VIP treatment, the nightclub offers eight private skyboxes, each featuring European bottle service, a mini-bar and banquettes with secured purse drawers. A voyeuristic design throughout the nightclub allows people to see the entire venue from almost every point in the room, while sexy performance vignettes, including nearly nude bombshells taking rose petal baths, can be seen throughout the club. The nightclub also boasts a 40-foot outside terrace with awe-inspiring views of the famed Las Vegas Strip.
Creating a new standard of luxury, the Siegel Group’s boutique hotels are the new face of the Las Vegas experience: contemporary, stylish and designed with the culturally creative in mind. As the temperature outside is rising, things are really heating up at Rumor; Artisan; Gold Spike Hotel & Casino; and The Resort on Mount Charleston.
CELEBRATE THE RED, WHITE & BLUE AT THE RESORT ON MOUNT CHARLESTON: Beat the desert heat this month at The Resort on Mount Charleston, where the air is clean and crisp and the temperature is 20 degrees cooler. Close to Las Vegas, yet a world away in atmosphere, The Resort on Mount Charleston is the perfect summer getaway. This Fourth of July, enjoy The Celebration of the Nation at The Resort on Mount Charleston with rooms starting at $59.90. On Independence Day, enjoy a BBQ Buffet from noon – 4 p.m. with barbecue beef, pulled pork, chicken, ribs, beans, corn on the cob and more for only $18.95. Drink specials including $2 draft beer and $3 well drinks cap off this 4th of July celebration. This summer, The Resort on Mount Charleston is the ideal pet-friendly resort destination, whether you are seeking a romantic retreat or a family getaway, want to escape the heat, or crave an active outdoor adventure. Reservations can be made by calling 702-872-5500.
SCRATCH AND WIN THIS MONTH AT GOLD SPIKE: We’re itching to give away prizes at Gold Spike this month. Book direct and stay during the months of July and August and receive a chance to win $10,000 at Gold Spike with the Golden Summer Scratch Card promotion. Scratch and reveal six gold pots to win the $10,000 grand prize. Many more great prizes will be given away all summer long including free rooms, dining credits and free drinks will be given away as each card is a winner. Be sure to join The Siegel’s Club to receive even more great discounts and offers. Membership is always free. Also, make a splash this summer each Saturday at Gold Spike where FREE weekly pool parties reign supreme from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., featuring DJ Matty.
ENJOY DJS AND “ROOM SERVICE @ THE ARTISAN” IN JULY: Home to the greatest DJs and named Best AfterHours Lounge in Las Vegas, nightlife and events at The Artisan Hotel Boutique are unmatched. This Fourth of July, party all weekend long with G Minor and Justin Baule on Friday night, DJ Mike Attack and DJ Stellar Saturday night and head into Independence Day on Sunday night with JustIn Key and Brian Campbell. At Naked Pool, Las Vegas’ most sensual topless-optional pool this 4th of July weekend, kick it poolside with JustIn Key on Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3. Be sure to mark your calendars for July 10th for “Room Service @ The Artisan” hosted by Ketel One and Red Bull. At NAKED pool, enjoy $5 Ketel One Drinks, $100 Bottles of Ketel One and $25 buckets of Red Bull all day long. There is no need to go home, continue the party and stay that night for only $49.99. In your room, you will receive one bottle of Kettle One and two cans of Red Bull. You can book your room and VIP reservations at the pool by calling direct to 702-214-4000 and asking for the “Room Service” special. For more information on Artisan Nightlife and for upcoming events, please visit http://artisanhotel.com/nightlife/.
RUMOR HOSTS MATINEE LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL THIS 4th OF JULY WEEKEND: The biggest gay dance festival of the summer, MATINÉE is heading west to the Siegel Group’s Rumor Boutique Hotel over 4th of July Weekend. This July 1st – 4th, Rumor, Las Vegas’ premier boutique-chic, all suite property will play host to the international extravaganza, which will also feature five amazing dance events to be held at Vegas’ top nightclubs and pools. Matinee Las Vegas Festival will feature the best international DJs and performers, as well as specialty acts and production direct from Spain. Rumor will host a Welcome Party on July 1st and daily pool parties, including the highly-anticipated I Love Brazil pool party on July 2nd. Special room rates are being offered during Matinee Las Vegas Festival with suites starting at just $129 at www.rumorvegas.com/matinee. Also this month at Rumor Boutique Hotel, bring your favorite four-legged pooch pal to Yappy Hour on Thursday, July 7th and Thursday, July 21st from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Designed with the dog and dog-lover in mind, Yappy Hour features drink specials, tempting Yappatizers, and pet-friendly product displays. Come and party with your pup in the courtyard at Rumor.