Oscar’s Steakhouse At The Plaza In Downtown Las Vegas Debuts New Dinner And Cocktail Menus

Oscar’s steakhouse debuts new dinner and cocktail menus

 

Oscar’s steakhouse inside the Plaza Hotel & Casino has unveiled new dinner and bar menus that continue the restaurant’s award-winning tradition of offering delicious entrees and handcrafted cocktails, all inspired by friends and family of former Las Vegas mob attorney and Mayor Oscar B. Goodman. The restaurant also debuted Oscar’s “Black Book” that provides Oscar’s own personal back stories for the names of individual dishes.

The dinner menu still offers longtime favorites like Johnny Quinn’s Crab Cake and Joey C’s Filet Mignon, but it now touts a dozen new and refreshed items, such as:

 

  • No Nose’s Mob Meatballs – a fresh take on the meatball appetizer combines a triple blend of veal, beef and pork with onions and a specialty Italian seasoning. They are served with red sauce, ricotta and micro basil.

 

  • Nick & Cork’s Italian Market – this upgraded dish features Creminelli charcuterie from Utah, including freshly sliced salami, prosciutto and capicola paired with domestic cheeses such as Point Reyes Blue and Cypress Grove Midnight Moon Gouda. Accompaniments include a Mediterranean olive mix, quince spread and ciabatta crostini.
  • Benny B’s Roasted Bone Marrow – this new appetizer is topped with homemade herb butter and demi glaze then roasted until golden brown. It is served with grilled bread and a lemon, caper, shallot and parsley salad.

 

  • Charlie Moose’s Thick Cut Grilled Bacon – this new appetizer features a double cut pork belly grilled with a homemade jalapeno honey glaze.

 

  • Bobby K’s Roasted Beet Salad – this new salad includes red, yellow and candy cane beets served with goat cheese, arugula, candied pecans and a honey vinaigrette.

 

  • Big Chris’ Osso Bucco – a new entrée that is a traditional serving of braised veal cooked for hours in aromatic vegetables, white wine, Italian herbs and vine ripened tomatoes. It is served over polenta and topped with an herb gremolata.

 

  • Fat Herbie’s Wild Mushroom Soup – a new homemade mushroom stock soup served with a touch of cream.

 

  • Joe Pig’s Pork Chop – the popular smoked bone-in pork chop entrée is now stuffed with a wild mushroom duxelles and finished with an apple bourbon demi-glace.

 

In addition, Oscar’s lounge has unveiled a new cocktail menu highlighting the bar’s commitment to handcrafted libations. The Hizzoner, known as “What the Mayor Drinks,” is still a signature cocktail featuring Bombay Sapphire gin and jalapeno. The updated menu offers a variety of new cocktails such as: Defendant (Bourbon, Bauchant liqueur, lemon juice, simple syrup, bitters), Q 1908 (Empress gin, lemon juice, simple syrup), and Sazerac (Rye Whiskey, bitters, Absinthe, simple syrup).

 

 

About Oscar’s steakhouse

Named after former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, Oscar’s steakhouse is a glamorous and uniquely Las Vegas steakhouse inside the iconic dome of the Plaza Hotel and Casino that overlooks the lights of Fremont Street and downtown Las Vegas. Oscar’s features perfectly aged steaks cooked over a 600 degree grill and accompanied by high-quality, made-from-scratch sides. Oscar’s also offers a wide variety of delicious, hand-crafted cocktails, including martinis, the former mayor’s signature drink. Reservations are recommended by calling 702-38-OSCAR or 702-386-7227 or online at www.oscarslv.com.

 

Oscar’s Steakhouse and The Mob Museum Make You an Offer You Can’t Refuse

 

 

 

 

OSCAR’S STEAKHOUSE AND THE MOB MUSEUM MAKE YOU AN
OFFER YOU CAN’T REFUSE
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, has partnered with Oscar’s steakhouse at the Plaza Hotel and Casino on a package combining admission to the Museum with dinner at former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman’s namesake restaurant.

The package, priced at $99 per person, will pair admission to the Museum with a special prix fix dinner at Oscar’s that includes a cocktail and a special three-course menu: Oscar’s Chopped Salad with Onion Strings; main entrée selection of either an 8-ounce filet mignon, chicken or salmon served with the chef’s choice of vegetable and potato; and a dessert selection of New York cheesecake or a trio of chocolate mousse.

Prior to serving two terms as mayor, Goodman led a successful career as a defense attorney representing numerous individuals charged with organized crime offenses. While serving as mayor, Goodman first envisioned creating a museum dedicated to the history of the Mob in downtown Las Vegas’ former federal building and U.S. post office. In 2012, that vision became a reality when the Museum opened to the public. Today, he serves on the Museum’s Board of Directors.

“Dinner at Oscar’s steakhouse makes a fitting capstone on an afternoon spent exploring the eye-opening history of organized crime and law enforcement at The Mob Museum,” said Ashley Miller, senior director of marketing and public relations, The Mob Museum. “Experience Oscar Goodman’s impact on Las Vegas’ history and culture as well as his signature version of classic Las Vegas hospitality.”

“Oscar’s steakhouse offers a classic Vegas dining experience reminiscent of the days when the infamous mobsters of old Vegas dined at the Plaza,” said Jonathan Jossel, CEO of the Plaza Hotel & Casino. “We are happy to partner with The Mob Museum to offer our guests a unique opportunity to enjoy two great, iconic experiences in downtown Las Vegas.”

This special package is available for purchase on the  Oscar’s or Mob Museum websites or in person at either location. Package price does not include gratuity, blackout dates may apply, and guests are encouraged to make dinner reservations online at www.oscarslv.com or by calling 702-38-OSCAR (6-7227).

ABOUT OSCAR’S STEAKHOUSE
Named after former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, Oscar’s steakhouse is a glamorous and uniquely Las Vegas steakhouse inside the iconic dome of the Plaza Hotel and Casino that overlooks the lights of Fremont Street and downtown Las Vegas. Oscar’s features perfectly aged steaks cooked over a 600-degree grill and accompanied by high-quality, made-from-scratch sides. Oscar’s also offers a wide variety of delicious, hand-crafted cocktails, including martinis, the former mayor’s signature drink. Reservations are recommended by calling (702) 38-OSCAR or (702) 386-7227 or online at www.oscarslv.com.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. Admission is $23.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.

Michael Spadoni performs Friday and Saturday nights inside Oscar’s lounge at the Plaza Hotel & Casino

Michael Spadoni performs Friday and Saturday nights
inside Oscar’s lounge at the Plaza Hotel & Casino

Local favorite entertains on baby grand piano
with original songs and popular covers

Playing a baby grand piano, Michael Spadoni blends his classical music training with his “hippie-hopera” style to create a unique and entertaining show inside the lounge at Oscar’s steakhouse at the Plaza Hotel & Casino every Friday and Saturday night from 7 to 10 p.m.

A self-taught pianist and composer, Spadoni has been performing regularly downtown and on the Las Vegas Strip for the past seven years. He is now appearing at Oscar’s with live performances of original songs and creative covers from Bach to Britney.

Spadoni has enjoyed a very successful career in Las Vegas, especially in the downtown area. As a piano/theatre major at the Las Vegas Academy, his early ambitions to be a film composer lead him to study composition with Virko Baley at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on a piano scholarship. Since then he has scored two films and several shorts.

He got his first taste of live performances and band life when he played and toured with The Rooks and Modern Science. He also began to regularly perform at Don’t Tell Mama in downtown Las Vegas. Spadoni then started his own band to feature his original songs. His first show fronting his live band was at the House of Blues, where he competed against eight other bands for Mix 94.1’s “Band Battle for Bite.” He won first place, and it led to the band opening up for Sheryl Crow at the Joint. Since then, Spadoni has been performing at various Vegas venues and composing songs while also developing an app for a new experience in live performance funded by the Downtown Project.

 

About Oscar’s Steakhouse

Named after former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, Oscar’s Beef ∙ Booze ∙ Broads steakhouse is a glamorous and uniquely Las Vegas steakhouse inside the iconic dome of the Plaza Hotel and Casino that overlooks the lights of Fremont Street and downtown Las Vegas. Oscar’s features perfectly aged steaks cooked over a 600 degree grill and accompanied by high-quality, made-from-scratch sides. Oscar’s also offers a wide variety of delicious, hand-crafted cocktails, including martinis, the former mayor’s signature drink. Reservations are recommended by calling 702-38-OSCAR or 702-386-7227 or online at www.oscarslv.com.

The Mob Museum Hosts Repeal Day Party, Dec 5

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THE MOB MUSEUM HOSTS ANNUAL REPEAL DAY PARTY, SPONSORED BY JOHNSON BROTHERS, AND BOSS OF THE BARS COCKTAIL CONTEST FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5

This Repeal Day, December 5,  The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will once again become THE most spirited place in the nation to celebrate the anniversary of the end of Prohibition (December 5, 1933). Join Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman and Oscar B. Goodman at the Museum’s Repeal Day Party, where guests are encouraged to don their finest Prohibition-era attire while they imbibe craft cocktails from some of the city’s best mixologists, play casino table games and enjoy live entertainment by cabaret dancers and a Jazz swing band. Johnson Brothers of Nevada is Platinum Sponsor for Repeal Day 2014.

A public toast by Oscar Goodman commemorating the anniversary of Repeal Day will take place at 7 p.m. Participants will receive a souvenir shot glass. Master of ceremonies for the evening will be Dayvid Figler, prominent trial attorney also known for his Las Vegas expertise and freelance writing.

Back by popular demand, the Second Annual Boss of the Bars Cocktail Competition will take place during the Museum’s Repeal Day festivities. Open to all bars comprising downtown’s dynamic nightlife scene, the winning bar will receive the monumental, custom-designed Repeal Day Cup to display on their premises until next year’s competition. Last year’s winning bar was Oscar’s Steakhouse.. Competitors will craft Prohibition-era-inspired cocktails for a panel of judges including Joy Robertson, host and producer, FoodChannel.com; Xania Woodman, senior editor, dining, beverage and nightlife, Vegas Seven; and Eric Gladstone, wine and spirits educator and writer. In addition to having its name engraved on the Repeal Day Cup for all posterity, the winning bar will also receive a proclamation from the City of Las Vegas deeming it the victor in the “Boss of the Bars” contest.  Prizes include roundtrip airfare vouchers from Orbitz Vacations, a two-night stay at the Golden Nugget with $100 dining credit and show tickets, tickets to Jersey Boys, Dillard’s gift certificate and more.

Also a returning highlight of this year’s Repeal Day at The Mob Museum: the Roaring 20s Costume Contest. Judges for this year’s event will include Jen Taler, operating partner, Stitch Factory; Blue Ash, Publisher, LUXURY Las Vegas magazine; Debrae Little, longtime costume designer for stars of opera and the stage; Deirdre Clemente, assistant professor of history, associate director of the public history program, University of Nevada Las Vegas; and Polly Weinstein, owner, The Jeweler’s Daughter. Prizes for the Costume Contest include Dillard’s gift basket, gift certificates and show tickets.

Tickets for the event, which runs from 7 p.m. to midnight, are $40 and include Museum access, Boss of the Bars Competition, signature menu by Relish, cigars for purchase, casino table games, Roaring 20s costume contest and performances by cabaret dancers and a Jazz swing band. VIP Party tickets are $60 and include all aspects of the Repeal Day Party, as well as early access (at 6 p.m.), a commemorative Repeal Day flask, two free drink tickets, speakeasy atmosphere and 1920s dance lessons.

One lucky Instagram follower in the #RepealDayTMM Instagram Contest Giveaway will receive two Delta Airlines flight vouchers courtesy of Orbitz, good for travel anywhere within the U.S. and Canada; certain restrictions apply. In addition, the winner will receive a two-night stay in a plush suite at the historic Golden Gate Hotel & Casino and a round of classic cocktails at Bar Prohibition! The Prohibition Cocktail Menu features classic drinks with a modern twist like the Frankie Two Fingers, Italian Kiss and Flaming Side Car—all of which are served in discreet coffee mugs, a method used by Prohibition drinkers to evade lawmakers.  The winner must follow @TheMobMuseum on Instagram to win and use the hashtag #RepealDayTMM on either a selfie showing him/herself and a favorite cocktail OR on a creative picture of a favorite cocktail at a favorite bar. Entrants should also be sure to tag the image @TheMobMuseum. Images may be sent to @TheMobMuseum via InstagramDirect All indivudals must be 21 or older to enter. A complete list of contest rules is available here: http://themobmuseum.org/repealdaytmm-instagram-contest-rules-and-guidelines/.

Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino is offering a Repeal Day Hotel Package for Friday, December 5, including one deluxe room night for two, two general admission tickets to Repeal Day 2014 at The Mob Museum, two signature cocktails and, the next day, two soothing bowls of Hangover Oxtail Soup—made from a tried-and-true traditional hangover-curing recipe—at S+O restaurant. To allow guests to sleep their revelry off the next morning, the package also includes a 2 p.m. checkout. The price of the package is $189 for a Deluxe Room with two general admission tickets and $249 for a Premium Room and two VIP tickets. Repeal Day packages at Downtown Grand may be reserved by visiting http://www.downtowngrand.com/packages/repeal-day.

For more information and to make reservations for The Mob Museum’s Repeal Day events, go to http://themobmuseum.org/archives/2011/12/07/save-the-date-3rd-annual-repeal-day-december-5/ or call (702) 229-2734. Museum members will receive 10 percent off all ticket prices. Proceeds benefit educational programming at The Mob Museum.

Please note: The Mob Museum invites you to celebrate your right to imbibe during our third annual Repeal Day festivities, but please don’t drink and drive. Designate a sober driver, call a taxi or stay downtown. The Mob Museum will again provide the services of 456-Ride Las Vegas Designated Drivers Inc., to take any Repeal Day guests home for free if needed. Driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 is illegal across the country. But the amount of alcohol it takes to get to that number depends on a variety of factors such as how fast you drink, weight and gender. If you’ve had anything to drink, don’t get behind the wheel.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 600 artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Las Vegas’ Best New Attractions for 2012” by Travel + Leisure magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. Admission is $19.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Museum hours are Sundays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org. Connect on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TheMobMuseum, on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum and subscribe to the Museum’s Mobcast here.

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UNLVino Launches ‘Pick Two’ Package to Celebrate 40 Fabulous Years

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UNLVino Launches ‘Pick Two’ Package to Celebrate 40 Fabulous Years

To mark its 40th anniversary, Nevada’s original wine event, UNLVino, is introducing incredible Pick Two pricing so guests can savor multiple events during this time-honored epicurean showcase. UNLVino will take place over four nights throughout the city, April 9-12.

Use promo code GRAPES at UNLVTickets.com to purchase a Pick Two package.

Beverage enthusiasts can choose their favorite two events for a special value of $199* by visiting UNLVTickets.com and using the promo code GRAPES. The events eligible for this package include:

  • BAR-b-q – Thursday, April 10 from 7 – 10 p.m. – This moonlit soiree will honor Las Vegas’ top mixologists at Caesars Palace Garden of the Gods Pool. Guests can imbibe on signature cocktails created by Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada’s Executive Director of Mixology, Francesco Lafranconi, and the talented teams from Atomic Liquors, The Boozery, District One Kitchen & Bar, Double Helix Wine & Whiskey Lounge, Downtown Cocktail Room, DW Bistro, Echo & Rig, Herbs and Rye, Imperial Tacos & Beer, Midtown Bar, The Blind Pig, Triple George, Vanguard Lounge, Vintner Grill and Wayfarer Bar. They’ll also enjoy mouthwatering twists on barbeque favorites.
  • Bubble-Licious – Friday, April 11 from 7 – 10 p.m. – Sip bubbly and savor fine cuisine with internationally celebrated pop artist, Romero Britto, at The Venetian’s Doge’s Palace Plaza. One of UNLVino’s most beloved events, Bubble-Licious will delight patrons with an evening of champagne, sparkling wines, and cocktails from the likes of Armand de Brignac, Billecart-Salmon, Bruno Paillard, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Freixenet, Gerard Bertrand, Henriot, La Caravelle, Moët-Hennessy, Pernod Ricard USA, Rémy Cointreau USA, Riboli Family Wines and Wilson Creek Winery. Delicious beverages will be complemented by amazing small plates from The Venetian and Palazzo’s collection of restaurants.
  • Founders’ Grand Tasting – Saturday, April 12 from 7 to 10 p.m. – UNLVino will honor the men who created this wonderful scholarship event 40 years ago – UNLV Dean Jerry Vallen and Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada’s Larry Ruvo – with a totally reimagined Grand Tasting experience that is bigger and better than ever before. An indoor/outdoor event taking place at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Keep Memory Alive Event Center, the Founders’ Grand Tasting will feature more than 80 premium beverage booths, a beer garden, sake village, live entertainment, interactive art experiences and cuisine from UNLV culinary students in addition to Big Sur Oyster Bar, Binion’s Ranch Steakhouse, Mercadito Las Vegas, Oscar’s Steakhouse, Poppy Den by Chef Angelo Sosa, Portofino, Sambalatte, Spiedini & Chef Gustav Mauler, Tacos & Tequila, The Siegel Group & Rumor Boutique Hotel and Westin Lake Las Vegas, among others.

In addition to these events, the 40th UNLVino will kick off April 9 with Sip & Savor at Spago inside The Forum Shops, hosted by world-renowned chef Wolfgang Puck. At the event, attendees will mingle with the chef and enjoy premium wines and gourmet food from Puck’s six distinct Las Vegas restaurants. Participating wineries include Wolfgang Puck, Au Bon Climat Winery, Cain Vineyard & Winery, Castello di Ama, Chehalem, Domaine Cordier, Cheval des Andes, Daou Vineyards & Winery, d’Arenberg, Hall Wines, Champagne-Henriot, Holdredge Wines, Kistler Vineyards, Marimar Estate, Patz & Hall, Poggio Antico, Puck-Schrader, Talbott Vineyards, Fattoria Rodáno, Ruinart, Domaine Santa Duc, Swanson Vineyards and Walt Wines. The event begins at 6 p.m. for VIP ($275), and 7 p.m. for general admission ($225). Tickets are available at unlvtickets.com.

*Tax & processing fee not included

 

About UNLVino

UNLVino was cofounded in 1974 by the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration and Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada. Over the past 40 years, UNLVino has raised several million dollars for scholarships and other academic development needs of UNLV students. UNLVino is differentiated through unparalleled, hands-on student experiences at all levels of event planning, execution and promotion, as well as the impactful funds raised each year – all testaments to the celebratory weekend’s broader purpose – scholarship.  For more information, visit UNLVino.com.