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This July, It’s All A Matter of Taste at The Forum Shops at Caesars

A MATTER OF TASTE: JULY 2012
 
Bite-Sized Morsels and Tasty Tidbits from the Restaurants
at The Forum Shops at Caesars in Las Vegas

Celebrating its 20th anniversary milestone this year, The Forum Shops at Caesars has long been noted for bringing a myriad of culinary “firsts” and “only” to Las Vegas. From the exclusive Las Vegas location of Max Brenner – Chocolate By The Bald Man to the first and only Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab and the first West Coast location of P.J. Clarke’s, The Forum Shops is home to a diverse collection of restaurants and unique eating options. With an array of distinct dining experiences to choose from, there’s something for every foodie at The Forum Shops. This July, the spotlight is on TREVI Italian Restaurant with new offerings that blend classic and contemporary Italian specialties.

TREVI INTRODUCES NEW MENU AND HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS THIS SUMMER:
TREVI Italian Restaurant at The Forum Shops at Caesars has introduced a new menu and happy hour specials just in time for summer. The first menu change since its grand opening in 2009, the new selections include an array of classic and contemporary Italian selections crafted by Executive Chef Peter Scaturro. An array of delectable new desserts have also been developed by Sous and Pastry Chef Hank Sbraccia, accompanying his celebrated fresh gelato made daily at the popular dining spot.

Scaturro, a talented chef who learned to prepare Italian dishes through his upbringing and training in New York City, showcases an array of new house specialties on the new menu. Scaturro will continue to update the menu every spring and fall to highlight the freshest ingredients and to offer lighter or heartier dishes in keeping with seasons. In addition to serving up classic Italian cuisine, Scaturro also believes in the quality of service and guests’ experiences at the restaurant.

TREVI’s specialties include lasagna pizza, a deep-dish pizza topped with layers of Italian sausage, ricotta and mozzarella cheeses and tangy pomarola sauce; shrimp amatriciana, a grilled shrimp dish with spaghetti, pancetta, concasse tomato and onions tossed with homemade marinara; and pollo la griglia, grilled chicken medallions topped with oven-roasted tomatoes, artichoke hearts and provolone cheese in a tomato caper bianco sauce accompanied by risotto cakes and asparagus.

TREVI has also introduced a new happy hour, titled ‘TREVI TIME.’ Available from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday through Friday in the bar, only, drink offerings include $3 bellinis, $4 bottled beers, $6 wines by the glass and martinis. An array of $6 small plate selections are also featured during ‘TREVI TIME,” and include tomato bruschetta, fresh stuffed mushrooms, fried calamari, Romano chicken sliders, homemade meatballs and mini cheese stuffed burgers.

As if the mouthwatering appetizers and entrées weren’t enough, Sbraccia arrives every morning at 2 a.m. to make the homemade gelato. The gelato bar, situated at the opposite side of the patio from the main entrance, features an array of ten flavors every day including popular selections like tiramisu, strawberry sorbeto and chocolate chunk along with two featured flavors of the day by Sbraccia. As if that’s not enough, TREVI sweetens up July even more to celebrate National Ice Cream Month by giving away
scoops of homemade gelato or sorbetto every day.

For chances to win, guests may “like” the Facebook page, post a comment on TREVI’s wall at www.facebook.com/TREVILV, or post a Tweet with TREVI’s Twitter handle, @TREVILV. Two winners will be selected each day and will receive a certificate in the mail to redeem the delicious treat. TREVI will also introduce new flavors throughout the month, in addition to highlighting some of the favorites including chocolate chunk, pistachio, tiramisu and more.

TREVI offers incredible patio dining surrounding the ‘Fountain of the Gods’, a 28-seat oval bar and a grand staircase that leads guests up to the mezzanine level. The newly added mezzanine features dining seating overlooking the fountain through arched windows. A stunning 12-foot tall custom glass chandelier is the focal point and centerpiece of the restaurant as it beautifully hangs from the mezzanine level to the bottom floor.

TREVI has phenomenal group sales offerings with a private or semi-private upper level or the full restaurant available for buyouts. The upper level, overlooking the Fountain of the Gods and framing the lower level, accommodates parties from 20 to 165 guests for a mixer, or up to 140 for a seated dinner. The dining room accommodates 70 guests for a seated dinner, and the entire restaurant, including the patio, seats 400.

TREVI is located at the heart of The Forum Shops at Caesars next to the famed ‘Fountain of the Gods.’ The laid-back restaurant and bar is open daily for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. until midnight on Friday and Saturday. More information and reservations are available on the company’s website at www.trevi-italian.com or by calling 702.735.4663. Follow TREVI is on Twitter @TREVILV and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TREVILV.

The Forum Shops at Caesars Restaurants:

The Cheesecake Factory
For more than 30 years The Cheesecake Factory has served more than just delicious food and cheesecakes; we’ve helped our guests share lasting memories with family & friends. The Cheesecake Factory menu boasts more than 200 menu selections made fresh from scratch each day including Appetizers, Pastas, Seafood, Steaks, Salads, Sandwiches, and more.

Hours: Mon-Thu: 10:00am – 11:30am, Fri-Sat: 10:00am – 12:30am, Sun: 10:00am – 12:30am
Reservations or more information: (702) 792-6888

Il Mulino New York
For more than two decades, chefs/founders Fernando and Gino Masci have provided guests and gourmands from around the world with the vibrant flavors of Italian cuisine and an absolute devotion to exemplary service. Il Mulino reflects the infectious enthusiasm and joy the Mascis take in bringing the Italian tradition of fine food and hospitality to your table. Simple, straightforward, wholesome and always fresh – it’s the Il Mulino tradition.

Hours: Lunch, Mon-Sat: 12:00pm – 2:00pm; Dinner, Mon-Wed: 5:00pm – 10:30pm Thu-Sat: 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Reservations or more information: (702) 492-6000

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
Joe’s serves freshly cracked Florida stone crab claws with its signature creamy mustard sauce; the menu also showcases fresh seafood flown in daily from around the world, including seasonal specialties such as Madagascar shrimp, Nantucket Cape scallops, and fresh Alaskan king crab and Copper River salmon. A meal at Joe’s would not be complete without a slice of its world-famous signature key lime pie.

Hours: Sun-Thu: 11:30 am–10 pm, Fri-Sat: 11:30 am–11 pm
Reservations or more information: (702) 792-9222

La Salsa Cantina
The Southwest is famous for its Mexican restaurants, and La Salsa Cantina is superb, Serving freshly-prepared, gourmet Mexican food. Also try the award-winning margaritas, featuring the original La Salsa Margarita by the Yard.

Hours: Mon-Thu: 11:00am – 11:00pm, Fri-Sat: 11:00am – 12:00am, Sun: 11:00am – 11:00pm
Reservations or more information: (702) 735-8226

Max Brenner, Chocolate by The Bald Man
Chocolate is not just about taste; it also represents romance, sensuality and decadence. A worldwide phenomenon, in addition to unique chocolate, Max Brenner presents a complete menu of amazing food including an exceptional dining experience for breakfast , lunch, dinner and of course incredible sweets and desserts. Max Brenner – Chocolate by the Bald Man also offers a special brunch menu served on Saturday and Sunday until 3 p.m. Whether it is the famous Chocolate Pancakes, juicy Brenner Burger or crispy Mac & Cheese, there is something for everyone including the kids.

Hours: Mon. through Thurs., 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Fri. and Sat., 9 a.m. to midnight, Sun. 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Reservations: (702) 462-8790

P.J. Clarke’s
Las Vegas Boulevard is the proud home of P.J. Clarke’s—the storied American Saloon with a history that dates back to the late 1800s. The original P.J. Clarke’s in Manhattan has stood beneath rows of skyscrapers for nearly 130 years, collecting famous and infamous regulars. Appreciated for the convivial ambiance and classic fare, P.J. Clarke’s is the quintessential American Saloon. P.J. Clarke’s has stood for Social Networking before there was a Social Network.

In Sin City, the story continues as the majestic ‘Phoenix’ bar, formerly part of the Rothschild Estate, is the fitting centerpiece of P.J. Clarke’s at The Forum Shops at Caesars. Above it, an expansive, Vegas-sized wall of televisions makes sure no game is missed. Comfy red leather banquettes, walls lined with vintage photos and hardwood accents all contribute to a reassuring familiarity that is classic P.J.’s. Seasoned bartenders make favorite classic cocktails the right way; dexterous shuckers ply the freshest shellfish at the marble topped Raw Bar; and the jukebox-filled, convivial dining room welcomes out-of-town revelers, Vegas locals, and off duty showgirls. P.J. Clarke’s is home to the Daily Pearl Happy Hour featuring $1 freshly shucked oysters from “Quarter to Three” to 6 PM daily and to the special Absinthe Dinner and a Show Package.

Hours: Daily from 11 a.m. to midnight.
Reservations: (702) 434-7900

The Palm – Las Vegas
For over 80 Years, The Palm has been serving USDA Prime Aged Steaks, Jumbo Nova Scotia Lobsters, the freshest available Palm Fish and our own heritage Italian cuisine in a remarkable atmosphere of warm, genuine hospitality. The Palm is more that a restaurant – it’s a unique experience. Elegant Private Dining Rooms are available for all special events.

Hours: Mon-Sun: 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Reservations or more information: (702) 732-7256

Planet Hollywood Restaurant and Bar
Recently relocated to an impressive location on the third floor of The Forum Shops, Planet Hollywood Restaurant and Bar is the dining experience inspired by the glamour and excitement of the big screen. Planet Hollywood offers an extensive Hollywood memorabilia collection featuring props from blockbuster movies and classic TV shows, while the diverse menu offers guests’ favorites. Exotic salads and award-winning burgers are only a few of the many signature flavors guests find, in addition to taking home a piece of Hollywood with the latest fashions and collectible souvenir gifts.

Hours: Sun. through Thurs., 9 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Fri. through Sat., 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Reservations: (702) 791-7827

Spago
Acknowledged as the spark that ignited the Las Vegas culinary phenomenon and marking its 20th anniversary this year, Spago is the preeminent trendsetter in cuisine, service and style — synonymous with fine food and celebrity clientele. Executive Chef Eric Klein’s menu features seasonal American cuisine with influences from around the world and trademark Wolfgang Puck touches.

Hours: Mon-Thu: 11:00am – 11:00pm, Fri-Sat: 11:00am – 12:00am, Sun: 11:00am – 11:00pm
Reservations or more information: (702) 369-6300

Sushi Roku
Sushi Roku is known for its fine contemporary sushi served in a sensual, sophisticated environment, with a menu that offers traditional sushi and sashimi with a splash of California innovation.

Hours: Sun–Thu: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Fri-Sat: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Reservations or more information: (702) 733-7373

Trevi Italian Restaurant
Trevi Italian Restaurant is named after the most famous fountain in the world located in Italy. Trevi creates an Italian Brasserie that transports guests to the piazzas and streets of Rome. The restaurant features café dining with elaborate street lamps surrounding a fountain and walk-up gelato/espresso bar.

Hours: Mon – Thu: 11:00am – 12:00am, Fri- Sat: 11:00am – 1:00am, Sun: 11:00am – 12:00am
Reservations or more information: (702) 735-4663

Opening Winter 2013 – Carmine’s
The first west coast location of NYC’s legendary family-style Italian eatery, Carmine’s brings a 25,000 square-foot, two-level iconic restaurant to The Forum Shops at Caesars. The highly-regarded eatery is famous for its abundant portions served in a festive, warm and attentive atmosphere. Family is the main theme at Carmine’s, so the delicious plates of food are meant to be passed around and shared with loved ones. Expect soulful Southern Italian food served family-style with platters large enough to feed a group of four hungry diners. The nine-inch high Eggplant Parmigiana is a real show-stopper, while signature pastas like Linguine with Clam Sauce and Rigatoni Country Style epitomize satisfying comfort food. Meat lovers can also qualm their carnivorous cravings with a variety of divine beef, veal and chicken dishes. Complement these dishes with fine Italian wines, classical cocktails and new whimsical spirit creations. Carmine’s has you covered with decadent dessert favorites like the famous Titanic Ice Cream Sundae and the smoothest, sexiest Tiramisu in town. Carmine’s also has customized menu options and private rooms to accommodate all of your event needs. Whether you’re planning a convention event, bachelor and bachelorette party, bridal shower, birthday party, or anniversary, come celebrate in the Carmine’s family-style tradition.

Hours: Sun-Thu: 11 a.m. to 12 a.m., Fri-Sat: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Reservations or more information: (702) 473-9700

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