TAO CARES Presents Bubbles & Buddhas: Fall 2012 Restaurant Week Kick-Off Party
As a year-round supporter of Three Square, TAO Group toasts the charity with a bash that benefits
TAO CARES, the charitable arm of TAO Group, continues to give back to the community and the Three Square Food Bank to help fight hunger in Southern Nevada. TAO Asian Bistro, located inside The Venetian, will launch an inaugural Restaurant Week Kick Off event called Bubbles & Buddhas, and both TAO and LAVO Italian Restaurant, located inside The Palazzo, will feature the year-round pre-fixe menu benefitting Three Square. Bubbles & Buddhas will take place on Monday, August 27 from 5pm to 8pm in the TAO Lounge with fifty percent of all Champagne sales going to Three Square. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres that will pair nicely with the Bubbles will be tray passed as well.
TAO Group is a long time supporter of Three Square and the restaurants donate year-round by serving up a special menu daily at both TAO Asian Bistro and LAVO Italian Restaurant to assist the charity’s mission. Diners are encouraged to help raise money just by eating out, and can make an extra contribution to the cause during Restaurant Week by enjoying a three course menu of specialty items and house favorites at either restaurant. A portion of the proceeds from the $50.12 menus will benefit Three Square and those in need.
TAO presents three courses of palate pleasing options. Start the feast on a light note with the TAO Temple Salad with yuzu-soy vinaigrette or enjoy the artistic construction of the Crunchy Spicy Yellowtail Roll with spicy mayonnaise. Diners can also choose from Satay of Chicken topped with peanut sauce or the Imperial Vegetable Egg Roll. Filet Mignon Pepper Steak, Soy Ginger Glazed Salmon with udon noodles and spinach, Roasted Thai Buddha Chicken and Hong Kong X. O. Shrimp with Chinese long beans are entrée options, and Chocolate Spring Rolls with kalamansi dipping sauce, Crispy Fuji Apple Blossoms with Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream or an assorted pairing of ice creams and sorbets provide the perfect finish.
LAVO launches diners into a flurry of rich Italian options on the Three Square Restaurant Week menu. First course includes a choice of Crispy Fried Calamari with fresh lemon, parsley and served with spicy marinara, Caesar Salad, Kobe Beef Carpaccio served with black truffle vinaigrette and rocket lettuce or Kobe Stuffed Rice Balls with garden peas, mozzarella also served with spicy marinara. The restaurant’s signature Italian fare is showcased with entrée selections including Penne Alla Vodka with onions, prosciutto, light cream and peas, Brick Oven Salmon Oreganato topped with seasoned breadcrumbs, lemon, white wine and garlic butter, Rigatoni Melanzana made with fresh tomato, roasted eggplant and bufala mozzarella or Chicken Parmigiano with spicy marinara and mozzarella. Complete the feast on a sweet note with the choice of Tiramisu or Raspberry Cheesecake.
ABOUT TAO CARES
TAO CARES, the charitable arm of TAO Group, supports local charitable organizations as well as national and international programs that benefit causes near and dear to the employees and ownership of the company. TAO CARES raises funds through unique offerings, as well as devotes significant efforts to support selected causes.
Support TAO CARES in Las Vegas by visiting TAO Asian Bistro, Nightclub and Beach at The Venetian, LAVO Italian Restaurant and Nightclub at The Palazzo.
ABOUT RESTAURANT WEEK AND THREE SQUARE
Las Vegas Restaurant Week began in 2007 as a way to give locals and tourists the opportunity to help out by dining out. This year marks the sixth annual Fall Las Vegas Restaurant Week, featuring a variety of fine dining offerings at prix fixe prices across the valley. Proceeds from Restaurant Week benefit Three Square, Southern Nevada’s only food bank. Three Square currently provides more than more than 24 million pounds of food and grocery product – the equivalent of nearly 18 million meals – per year to more than 650 Program Partners including non-profit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites throughout Southern Nevada. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks. For additional information visit www.threesquare.org or www.helpoutdineoutlv.org.