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Expedia Viewfinder and LasVegas.com partnered up to highlight ways to get the full Sin City experience with a culinary vacation.
With Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit food festival coming up on the horizon in April, we’re salivating just thinking of the culinary bang that will take place on The Strip. To keep our taste buds satisfied until the gourmet event, we wanted to get a taste of Las Vegas. Our team at Expedia Viewfinder joined forces with LasVegas.com to showcase the best ways to eat and drink your way through Sin City:
As a recipient of the Chef of the Century Award, Joël Robuchon is considered royalty in the world of French cuisine. His namesake restaurant, Joël Robuchon, in the MGM Grand is the first and only Vegas eatery to earn three Michelin stars. With just 12 tables, the upscale restaurant presents the height of exclusivity. While dining a la carte is possible, true culinary enthusiasts dive into the Prix Fixe Menu. This gourmet collection includes to-die-for courses that range from a lobster dish to a mascarpone masterpiece.
Las Vegas is all about the buffet scene. We’re not talking cafeteria-style eateries with slops of mashed potatoes and gravy, but rather high-end restaurants with endless gourmet cuisine. The Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace is a feast for your eyes and stomach as it serves up more than 500 dishes. Make yourself comfortable in one of the three elegant dining rooms before taking a culinary tour of the global fare, from the made-to-order Japanese sushi to the Italian samplings. Pile up your plate, and don’t miss out on the exquisite red velvet pancakes and the divine oak-grilled lamb chops.
For those looking for a spin on the ordinary nightlife scene, enter Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and experience the Modern Supper Club. This show seamlessly combines a restaurant and club ambience with live entertainment, where anything can happen and anything goes. Visitors are invited to come in and dine or grab a drink at the bar, and then watch as the magic naturally unfolds. Every night is different, so expect the unexpected at this alternative venue.
When it comes to dining in captivating Las Vegas, the menu should be as alluring as the city itself. Bazaar Meat by José Andrés at SLS Las Vegas will certainly do the trick when visitors are looking for extraordinary cuisine. Caviar flights, suckling pig crispy skin, and s'mores foie gras are just a few of the decadent treats offered. With menu categories like “More Than Meats the Eye” and “Meat from the Sea,” diners can prep their palates for protein overload at this unrivaled steakhouse.
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Hakkasan Las Vegas is a five-story restaurant and night club where the choice is yours. The first floor boasts the main dining room, where guests can eat in an intimate space among strategically placed woodwork, while the second floor is reserved as the Private Dining Room. This secluded area overlooks the first floor and includes a private lounge with plush chairs that evoke a VIP-worthy ambience. Floors three through five are devoted to the club scene: Ling Ling Lounge, Ling Ling Club, Pavilion, Main Room, and Mezzanine. Each of these hot spots embody Hakkasan’s signature charm, but they’re all unique in that they create different vibes, with trendy cocktail lounges, energetic dance floors, lush garden bars, and more.
From decadent fare whipped up by celebrity chefs to five-story clubs and restaurants, Las Vegas pairs extraordinary food and drinks with out-of-this-world entertainment. When you’re hungry for a good time, plan a trip to Vegas and don’t forget your appetite.
Brunch. It's not just a midday meal to cover breakfast and lunch ... in Las Vegas, brunchtime is an experience all its own.
At BARDOT Brasserie, Chef Michael Mina’s new French restaurant at ARIA Resort & Casino, enjoy a delicious brunch experience every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Guests can indulge in decadent dishes such as Lobster Croissant Benedict and Brioche French Toast with vanilla mascarpone while enjoying bottomless rosé wine and avant-garde brunch cocktails.
Enjoy unlimited small plates and bottomless mimosas at Border Brunch at Border Grill, with locations at Mandalay Bay and inside the Forum Shops at Caesars, or for an intimate brunch setting on the Strip, try Jasmine at Bellagio.
At Bally's, on weekends BLT Steak is home to the legendary Sterling Brunch, featuring Lobster, Filet Mignon, Lamb, Eggs Benidict, Caviar and Bottomless Perrier Jouet Champagne. Just off the Strip at Palms Place, the Sunday brunch at Simon Restaurant and Lounge is as casual as they come ... you can show up in your pajamas if you like. Just make sure you are hungry and ready for an unforgettable meal. DB Brasserie at The Venetian features a weekend brunch from 11:30-3 with everything from Alsatian Tarte Flambée to Oysters on the Half Shell.
Downtown, you can also find mouthwatering brunches at bar + bistro, as well as Park on Fremont in the Fremont East District. and other tasty brunches are spread out throughout the city. In Summerlin, MadeLV at Tivoli Village and MTO Café in the Downtown Summerlin shopping district will satisfy any appetite.
Enjoy a brunch experience like no place else in Las Vegas!
Whether it's the top o' the morning, midday, or nighttime - you'll find St. Patrick's Day events at the end of every rainbow in Las Vegas. Here are places to enjoy traditional fare, authentic brews, or just to hang out and make your friends green with envy:
Craving some good ol' Irish grub? Head to Hennessey's Tavern on Fremont Street for a ramekin of shepherd's pie, an order of the pub's famous tavern fries and finish up with homemade Irish pudding. Afterward, head upstairs for live music in the world's largest pint glass! It's a St. Patrick's Day party waiting to happen!
If a traditional Irish bar setting is what you crave, Nine Fine Irishmen at New York-New York Hotel and Casino lives up to its name. This Victorian-style bar has two levels of outdoor patio seating with spectacular views of the Strip, sumptuous food, fine spirits, and live music nightly.
Grab your lucky charm and head over to O'Sheas on Las Vegas Boulevard by the Linq for plenty of St. Paddy's revelry.
Irish eyes are always smilin' in Las Vegas!
Looking to spark up a little romance for Valentine's Day? A cozy and intimate Las Vegas getaway will keep your flame burning for that special someone all year long. And after you rekindle your flame, or if you're looking to find one - be sure to check out the fun Las Vegas has in store for you all holiday weekend long.
Start with a little soothing of the senses. Las Vegas is home to the more than 45 unique and relaxing luxury spas. Most spas offer specials for couples. Ciel spa at SLS Las Vegas has a couples massage suite that's perfect for you and your valentine.
You'll find specialty spa services all over Las Vegas, such as sport, Shiatsu and Swedish massages; herbal baths; wraps; aromatherapy and reflexology; steam rooms, saunas, whirlpools; and more. You'll be in the lap of luxury and leave feeling invigorated and refreshed.
Then you'll be ready for a night out just for two. Take a stroll through the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in the early evening or a romantic gondola ride at The Venetian. Then head into the Four Queens Hotel and look for Hugo's Cellar. As you might guess, it's in the basement of the hotel - a rustic, charming and vintage Vegas restaurant awaits you. The food and ambience are top-notch; both complemented by some of Vegas' finest servers. And tradition here is strong, as every lady receives a complimentary rose upon leaving. For the ultimate in intimacy, dine in the 50-seat gourmet room at Michael's inside the South Point.
If you don't want to dine in a cellar, you can have your head in the clouds instead, overlooking Las Vegas at the Stratosphere's Top of the World restaurant, or experience the ultimate in romantic getaways at Eiffel Tower Restaurant. Great food, piano entertainment and a view of the city - it's a Valentine's Day dinner your partner will never forget. Just across Las Vegas Boulevard, there is no better waterfront dining experience than Le Cirque. Exquisite French cuisine and an extensive wine list will tempt your taste buds as you enjoy the famous dancing Fountains of Bellagio.
Afterward, get cozy and enjoy some of Las Vegas' unique nightlife, from the panoramic views at Drai's Nightclub atop The Cromwell to the retro-swagger of Matt Goss at Caesars Palace. Then enjoy late-night cocktails at The Chandlier at The Cosmopolitan, a unique three-level bar with different experience on each.
Then, it's time to let loose. With the Presidents Day holiday included, you'll have an extra day to experience the concerts, comedy, celebrities and club performances that only Vegas can deliver. Check out who's in town this weekend below, or scroll through our full weekend lineup.
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Few people know that Las Vegas is home to the first master planned Chinatown in America.
But along with the unique Tong Dynasty architecture and the the largest collection of Asian businesses in Las Vegas, one thing visitors and Las Vegans alike are very familiar with is the authentic restaurants in the area, which encompasses Spring Mountain Road from the Strip to Rainbow Boulevard. Here's a look at the variety of flavorful fare you'll find:
Yunnan Garden has more than 150 menu options, fllled with authentic Chinese dishes, including the spicy Szechuan Style Cold Noodle dish, a great deal for $5.95.
Cathay House Restaurant is a popular, open-late spot with tasty dim sum and other traditional Chinese dishes, and KJ Kitchen is known for its Peking Duck and outstanding table service for its guests.
Ichiza features traditional Japanese tapas - about 300, in fact - with a creative flair. From grilled squid to chicken skewers, there's plenty to tantalize your taste buds. Shown above is Ichiza's delicious Uni in Ponzu Sauce. Below, its signature dessert - the honey toast. This delicious dish is a square loaf of bread, crispy on the outside but soft in the middle. It's topped with vanilla ice cream and honey.
If you like spicy miso ramen with thick wavy noodles, check out Monta Ramen. For an upscale setting, Raku may be right for you. You'll certainly enjoy the bacon wrapped asparagus and poached egg uni and salmon roe. For some omakase style sushi, head over to Kabuto.
Chada Thai & Wine has all of the curry delicacies you'd expect in an authentic Thai restaurant, with the perfect wine pairings. Chada also has a gluten-free menu. For amazing Thai lunch specials and classics such as Pad Thai and the Drunken Noodles, visit Krung Siam.
Pho Kim Long is open 24/7, so no matter when you're hungry for authentic Vietnamese dishes, you'll find them there. Pho Kim Long is perfect for a group outing or an intimate meal with your special someone.
District One Kitchen & Bar includes dishes inspired by Hong Kong, Thailand and Japan, and is open late, and you can choose your fish and have it any way you like it at Raku, even sashami, and accompanied by a Japanese plum soy sauce and a green tea/seaweed/shiitake/sea salt combo.
For a memorable Bahn Mi, visit Dakao Sandwiches. It's a small shop with huge flavors.
Honey Pig Korean BBQ and Sura BBQ Buffet offer an all-you-can-eat experience that's perfect for anyone with an appetite for pork belly, short ribs of beef and other Korean BBQ favorites.
Dae Jang Keum is another 24/7 restaurant in Chinatown featuring authentic Korean cuisine, with takeout and online ordering available as well. Their lunch and dinner boxes hit the spot every time.
After any of these fulfilling meals, you'll be ready to take part in another Chinatown favorite activity - karaoke! Zizzy and Bazic Bar & Restoyaky are popular spots with happy hour specials and fun environmentals to stretch out your vocal chords.
Make a trip to Chinatown part of your next visit to Las Vegas and enjoy these Asian-inspired delicacies!
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Warm, dry air makes for perfect patio atmosphere, so it’s no wonder outdoor dining is increasingly a Las Vegas staple. This being Vegas, the alfresco possibilities range from inexpensive and family-friendly to memorably luxurious. Here are some of the many possibilities.
(Note that many outdoor seating spaces are first-come, first-serve; ask when you arrive, or make a reservation.)
On the Strip
Las Vegas Boulevard, also known as the Strip, has undergone a transformation in the last couple of years, unveiling a multitude of walkways and boulevards for pedestrians. Here you’ll find a growing number of sidewalk cafés, indoor-outdoor restaurants, and even fine dining in the open air.
This is immediately evident at Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, where a half dozen restaurants recently opened overlooking a broad open-air plaza — a setup ideal for people watching. Diners can enjoy the breezes as they focus on Diablo’s Cantina margaritas (if you can’t choose, let the Wheel of Sin decide for you) or comfort food and live music at the rowdy Double Barrel Roadhouse.
Next door to the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, New York-New York Resort & Casino is revamping its entire front entrance. One of the redesign’s first missions was to enlarge Nine Fine Irishmen and add a true outdoor patio. The popular pub needed the extra room to hold all the patrons who flock to sing along with Irish ballads, sip pints, and fill up on Emerald Isle grub.
The LINQ Promenade, an airy space between Flamingo Las Vegas and The LINQ Hotel & Casino, guests can take a break from hitting the pins at Brooklyn Bowl and people watch from the elevated patio or wave at diners seated across the way at Chayo Mexican Cantina and Tequila Bar.
From Chayo’s two patios, watch the High Roller observation wheel go-round at the end of The LINQ’s wide pedestrian walkway. Or take it easy and munch on a pizza at Flour & Barley’s 1,200-square-foot patio. (Even easier: Grab a slice from the walkup window and take it wherever you’re headed.)
While THEHotel at Mandalay Bay just finished its transformation into The Delano Las Vegas, miX restaurant, with its panoramic views up and down the Strip, will remain through the fall. The expansive 64th-floor patio will still be there after Chef Alain Ducasse remakes miX into Rivera, with a new menu inspired by the French and Italian rivieras, in early 2015.
Guests seeking calm and serenity should make their way to the nearby Verandah at Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, where they can relax and dine on casual Italian food on the tropical-feeling poolside patio and feel miles away from the bustle of the Strip.
The casual and colorful Serendipity 3 patio at Caesars Palace overlooks both the Caesars fountains and the sidewalk, making it great for people watching. An inventive, whimsical menu adds to the fun. Be sure to save room for dessert given the gigantic proportions of its sweet treats.
Maximizing the benefits of the outdoors is a priority at Wynn Las Vegas. Here the emphasis is not on celebrating the resort’s place on the Strip but on creating a serene atmosphere apart from the excitement of the outside world. A veritable forest of trees surrounds the sizable but cozy patio at La Cave Food & Wine Hideaway. Guests at Mizumi are as impressed by the tree-shaded waterfalls as they are by the sushi, and the open-air SW Steakhouse overlooks the Lake of Dreams.
Bellagio’s fountains are a beloved attraction, and surrounding restaurants take advantage of the crowds. Restaurants at the Bellagio range from upscale to casual, treating diners to some incredible views. Picasso takes its fine-dining inspiration from France and Italy, where the artist lived. (His works on display here are almost as eye-catching as the fountains below the 16-table patio.) The view from Todd English’s popular Mediterranean-inspired restaurant Olives, is also spectacular, and guests rave about the beef carpaccio.
Patio restaurants at the Paris Las Vegas, right across from the Bellagio, include the Sugar Factory American Brasserie, with delectable sweets as well as savory items, and Mon Ami Gabi, with a menu of — what else? — classic French cuisine.
On the second floor of The Cromwell, a new boutique hotel, is celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis's first restaurant, Giada. It gives diners a view of the Strip, including the Bellagio fountains, along with California-influenced Italian cuisine. And even if you’re not on the terrace, the retractable windows lining the dining room can make you feel as if you are.
Since the swanky retro-classic The Barrymore is a half block off the Strip in the Royal Resort, its comfy but chic outdoor patio, decorated with tufted sofas and rattan chairs, provides great views of Las Vegas glitz. The classy but unpretentious menu is full of dishes you could imagine old Las Vegas bigwigs ordering (short ribs and octopus, for instance).
Also not far from the Strip is Culinary Dropout, a gastro pub with an attitude (a playful attitude — think house-made pretzels with a side of whiskey) known for its big patio full of neatly arranged sofas, tables, fire pits, and umbrellas. Because it’s located inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, live music is a given.
Resorts aren’t the only entities with worthy patios: Even shopping centers get in on the alfresco action. The patio at BRIO Tuscan Grille, in Town Square Las Vegas at the far south end of the Strip, has an outdoor fire pit where guests can savor the flavors of northern Italian farmhouse cooking. Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar, also at Town Square Las Vegas, evokes a tropical resort. Like its counterpart at Paris Las Vegas, the Sugar Factory American Brasseriealso features outdoor dining.
Downtown’s ever-growing number of alluring restaurants is drawing diners, too. For starters, there’s Park on Fremont, a sprawling gastro pub with a big, gardenlike patio that feels more like a well-maintained backyard than an urban lounge. Check out design touches such as reclaimed barn wood and a hopscotch game made of mosaic tile while you sip your beer or cocktail and munch on pub fare with a Southern twist.
Also Downtown, Carson Kitchen’s urban-industrial-chic decor and chef Kerry Simon’s delectably quirky mindset (think Wellington empanadas or gyro tacos) combine for a vibe that brings Brooklyn or San Francisco to mind. Head to the upstairs deck for live music.
Nittaya’s Secret Kitchen, west of Downtown in Summerlin, might be a secret to Las Vegas neophytes, but locals know it well. They rave about Nittaya’s small-plate cooking, imported from her homeland, Thailand, and the outdoor plantings on her small but well-furnished patio.
And don’t forget that most outdoor of dining options: food trucks. This growing scene is offering startup restaurateurs an inexpensive way to innovate. One that’s earned loyal fans is the Japanese-burger goodness at Fukuburger. A more permanent version recently opened at FAME at The LINQ, making it easier for visitors to try the stylish burgers.
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The Las Vegas skyline is always changing, which means visitors are always guaranteed to find something fresh. But the number of new projects right now is extraordinary even for this town. Here's the scoop on what you need to be looking out for on your next visit.
SLS Las Vegas, which hospitality-entertainment veteran company SBE opened Aug. 23, is Las Vegas Boulevard's newest venture. On the site of the former Sahara Hotel & Casino at the north end of the Strip, it houses more than 1,600 rooms and suites in a variety of sizes. Each of its three towers has its own personality and modern rooms designed by the unique eye of Philippe Starck. Nighttime hot spots include "mega-club" LiFE, music venue the Sayers Club, and stylish Foxtail. Other amenities: Ciel Spa, a 10,000-square-foot Fred Segal store, and plenty of restaurants.
THEhotel at Mandalay Bay has undergone a major transformation to emerge as Delano Las Vegas as of Sept. 2. Along with refurbished suites, the Delano is opening a new spa, Bathhouse, with globally sourced treatments, and the farmhouse-inspired Della's Kitchen, a restaurant with an emphasis on freshness that includes produce from an on-site greenhouse.
The Cromwell Las Vegas is the first stand-alone boutique hotel on the Strip. It opened in May with Giada (the first restaurant from Giada de Laurentiis) and Drai's, a day-and-night lounge and poolside nightclub on the roof. The decor is modern glam with touches of old-school European elegance.
The Downtown Grand (formerly Lady Luck) opened last fall with a chic, streamlined look that fits right in with its ever-evolving surroundings in downtown Las Vegas. The vibe combines modern and retro, with a rooftop pool accompanied by picnic tables, fire pits and blackjack tables.
Big construction projects around Las Vegas are coming to fruition this fall. F.A.M.E. (Food·Art·Music·Entertainment) is now open at The LINQ. It combines a Chinatown-style food market — expect dim sum, stir-fry, and ramen — and Asian-influenced live entertainment in casual surroundings with a big patio for outdoor seating.
Monte Carlo Resort & Casino has unveiled a much-anticipated open-air plaza. Facing the Strip, it's surrounded by six new restaurants with patio seating that allows diners and passersby to watch live sidewalk entertainment.
Soon MGM Resorts' The Park will connect this new promenade and the refurbished New York-New York Resort & Casino with an eight-acre pedestrian-friendly plaza lined on the north and south side of the property with shops and dining. It's all part of a walkability emphasis that's taken hold in Las Vegas in recent years. MGM also broke ground this spring on a new arena, just beyond The Park and behind New York-New York Resort & Casino, scheduled to open in the spring of 2016.
On the north end of the Strip, MGM Resorts is transforming a 33-acre space into a neon-lit open-air music venue for America's first Rock in Rio festival, slated for May 2015. The weekend event will draw 300,000 people but the plan is to keep the "City of Rock" open year round with a zip line, a ferris wheel, concerts, and other events.
New venues are popping up all over Downtown Las Vegas as well. The El Cortez Hotel & Casino, the city’s oldest continuously open hotel and a downtown staple, will debut Siegel’s 1941, a new restaurant paying homage to old Vegas, by early 2015.
The Bunkhouse Saloon is the latest new thing at the Downtown Project, which has already brought us Downtown Container Park and the Downtown 3rd Farmers Market. The beloved music venue, in business since the 1950s, reopened in August with a new menu (featuring a variety of sloppy joes and other inexpensive bar food), updated digs and a fall lineup including the Breeders, Allen Stone, and Mike Doughty.
New Acts and Activities
Every season brings new artist residencies to Las Vegas, and this fall will see a fresh influx of talent. For starters, KISS will be rocking the town at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino through November. Ventriloquist-comedian Jeff Dunham will bring his fans' favorite puppet sidekicks to Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino starting Nov. 28.
Ray Charles may be gone, but his fans can remember the magic with "Georgia on My Mind: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles," starring big names including the Take 6 vocal group, at The Venetian Theater starting Sept. 18.
Beyond performers, there are a slew of new attractions to entertain you, raise your heart rate or satisfy your sweet tooth. Don your Caped Crusader persona for the Batman Laser Challenge, the world’s first Batman-themed laser maze, at Circus Circus Las Vegas. Chocoholics can tour Hershey's Chocolate World, which opened this spring at New York-New York Resort & Casino.
Even the museums here are always reinventing themselves. The Mob Museum, created in conjunction with the Museum of Gaming History, is hosting two new exhibitions culled from Vegas's storied past. One display will include chips, photographs and other memorabilia from the 1946 opening of Bugsy Siegel's Flamingo Hotel. The second will house artifacts from some of America's most legendary illegal gambling halls. At the same time, the El Cortez Hotel & Casino is presenting casino chips and other objects from the many downtown casinos once operated by the late gambling legend Jackie Gaughan.
The Neon Museum has added to its collection of old signs and just opened a Neon Boneyard gallery. At more than 3,100 square feet, the space holds an outdoor wedding chapel and about 60 newly unveiled rescued signs. So far, the boneyard is open only for events, including some educational tours.
The biggest names in Latin entertainment descend on Las Vegas this weekend, along with special events such as the El Festival del Pueblo at Silverton, the El Grito Celebration at The LINQ, the Fiesta Las Vegas Latino Parade & Festival in downtown Las Vegas and Mariachi El Bronx at The Cosmopolitan, to name a few.
You'll also find great deals on delicious, authentic Latin cuisine this weekend. Tacos & Tequila at Luxor is offering a special dish from Sept. 12-16: Mexican Banderillas with marinated filet mignon, citrus achiote shrimp and grilled vegetables with a cactus chorizo salad and avocado salsa and a Chocolate Ice Cream Churro Tower served with Mexican chocolate ice cream, warm churros and whipped cream.
There's great entertainment everywhere you turn this weekend in Vegas, and here's a listing of top shows and club events. For a complete show rundown, see our full weekend lineup here.
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Let's talk turkey for a minute - spending your entire holiday slaving over a stove? That's for the birds.
For a memorable Thanksgiving feast - and a weekend stuffed with excitement - head to Las Vegas.
Start with a specialty cocktail that's a feast all its own. Visit BLVD Cocktail Company at The LINQ and sip on The Due South, featuring Siete Leguas Blaco Tequila and Fidencio Classico Mezcal mixed with lime juice, hibiscus tea syrup, ground clove and topped off with crisp soda or savor the flavor of The Kentucky Dram (shown above), made with Woodford Reserve Bourbon combined with Averna, black tea spiced syrup and garnished with Star Anise. For more holiday cheer, try The Winter Soldier, made with Famous Grouse Scotch and Berentzen Apple Scotch combined with rich maple syrup, house made tobacco vanilla bitters and garnished with a dehydrated apple slice; and The Nutcracker, a blend of Woodford Reserve and Auchentoshen Three Wood combined with Nocello, honey, chocolate bitters and garnished with a chocolate straw. All cocktails are priced at $14 each.
Now you're ready for a Thanksgiving feast. On the Strip, At Buddy V's inside The Venetian, the holiday menu includes: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup - spiced apples, pepitas, panna dolce $9; Thanksgiving Dinner slow roasted turkey breast, Italian "dark meat" turkey sausage, pancetta-herb stuffing, roasted vegetables, whipped potatoes, cranberry relish and classic gravy for $28 per person (parties of four or more will be served family-style), $14.95 kids under 10. For dessert, Pumpkin Bundt Cake (maple cream cheese center & roasted pumpkin pecan compote) $9.
Trevi inside the Forum Shops at Caesars is offering a special Thanksgiving plate for $25.95 with roasted turkey, stuffing, yams, green beans and cranberry sauce. A specialty cranberry gelato will also be available for $4.50 per scoop. On Black Friday, shoppers can enjoy an all-day TREVI Time happy hour special featuring $4 frozen bellinis and $6 TREVI Bites and each diner who presents a receipt from a purchase made Nov. 28 at The Forum Shops will receive a 10 percent discount on their total food order.
La Cave at Wynn Las Vegas is also featuring a special holiday feast. Priced at $65 per person, the restaurant will offer a four-course dinner with optional wine pairings for an additional $35. The menu will begin with butternut squash soup (show above) made with spiced brandy zabaglione and toasted pumpkin seeds, paired with a Center of Effort, Chardonnay from Edna Valley, Calif. The second course will include dried berry salad with candied walnuts, pomegranates, shaved goat cheese and topped with apple cider vinegar and will go well with the Bouchard, Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France. The main course will feature a carved roasted turkey accompanied with dried fruit cornbread stuffing and sweet potato puree, paired with a Renacer, Punto Final, Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina. To conclude the meal, the restaurant will offer the traditional pumpkin pie complemented by the Chambers, Rosewood Vineyards, Muscat, Rutherglen from Victoria, Australia.
For a non-traditional Thanksgiving meal, N9NE Steakhouse at Palms has seafood choices such as Dover Sole with grilled Gulf Shrimp or Florida Stone Crab paired with a tangy mustard dipping sauce. Next door at Simon inside Palms Place, you can indulge in a family-style prix fixe menu that includes a three-course meal complete with farro salad, butternut squash soup, roasted turkey, cornbread stuffing, cranberry compote and pumpkin bread pudding among other divine dishes ($55, $20 for children).
You can also have a Mexican-inspired fiesta at Tacos y Tequila at the Luxor from Nov. 26-30. For lunch, try the Turkey Torta, made with white and dark turkey breast, pinto bean puree, chipotle aioli, lettuce, tomato and pickled onion served on a fresh bolillo bun, priced at $13. For dinner, enjoy the Traditional Mole including a turkey breast topped with mole poblano and served with Cotija poblano mashed potatoes and grilled zucchini, yellow squash and mushrooms, priced at $16. For Thanksgiving dessert, T&T will serve its specialty Pumpkin Flan, made with dark caramel, egg custard, and cinnamon drizzled with tequila cajeta sauce, priced at $7.
You'll find plenty of fantastic feasts in downtown Las Vegas as well. Andiamo Italian Steakhouse at The D Las Vegas is serving up several holiday options: Butternut Squash Ravioli ($29), a handmade butternut squash ravioli served with a prosciutto, fresh sage and butter sauce and topped with shaved parmigiano; Roasted Turkey ($29) accompanied by mixed wild rice, sultan raisins, hazelnuts, pears and sweet glazed yam; Prime Rib ($49), a mouthwatering 18-ounce cut of prime rib complemented by truffled mashed potatoes, au jus and creamed horseradish. For dessert, Pumpkin Cheesecake ($8.99), a creamy twist on the classic Thanksgiving dessert. Meanwhile, contemporary American eatery D Grill is offering a classic turkey dinner including all the fixings for $19.99, including tender turkey breast served with rich gravy and cranberry sauce along with enticing sides including green beans, yams, mashed potatoes, homemade dressing and freshly baked dinner rolls. For dessert, a choice of pumpkin pie or apple pie rounds out the meal.
Also downtown, Du-Par's at the Golden Gate is featuring a three-course home-cooked meal for $19.95 per person ($11.95 for children under 12) with Thanksgiving favorites: a cup of savory butternut squash soup, juicy oven-roasted turkey with a pomegranate glaze and classic fixings such as green beans amandine, homemade stuffing, rich turkey gravy, cranberry sauce, glazed carrots, sweet potatoes with marshmallows, creamy mashed potatoes and freshly baked dinner rolls, with a slice of one of Du-par’s delicious homemade fruit pies for dessert.
So make your plans to spend Thanksgiving in Las Vegas and gobble up great meals and more all weekend long.
Get ready to go trick-or-treating, grown-up style, when Howl-O-Week comes to Las Vegas!
Great entertainment is always a treat in Las Vegas, and you can't have Halloween celebrations without witches. Fortunately, The Smith Center has them with the return of "Wicked," the Broadway blockbuster. See it beginning Oct. 8.
How about some tasty treats, too? Sink your fangs into some Halloween treats, like the Candy Corn Gelato offered exclusively Oct. 30-31 at Trevi inside the Forum Shops at Caesars. Here's the scoop on this holiday favorite: Enjoy some crushed candy corn swirled into a creamy vanilla-flavored gelato. From Oct. 6-31, Sprinkles Cupcakes at The LINQ will offer its BOO Box with an assortment of Vanilla Milk Chocolate, Red Velvet, Black and White and Caramel Apple cupcakes adorned with Sprinkles ghost and BOO sugar decorations. Sealed with a BOO Spooky Cupcakes sticker.
Now you're ready for a little eye candy. You'll find plenty of it with costume contests all weekend long offering prizes from cash to bar tabs to gift cards and more. Put on your scariest attire and head to the Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball at the Hard Rock and experience one of the premier Halloween parties on the planet.
For more Halloween revelry, Check out the "Rockin' Horror Picture Show" at 10 p.m. on Oct. 31 inside The Bourbon Room at The Venetian, with complimentary admission and where guests are encouraged to come dressed in costumes inspired by the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Scary fun awaits at the Frightdome at Circus Circus, which opens Oct. 3, The Freakling Brothers Trilogy of Terror returns for its 22nd frightening year! Enjoy haunted attractions from Oct. 3-31 at Grand Canyon Shopping Center.
For some all-ages fun, head to Opportunity Village for "HallOVeen," weekends beginning Oct. 3 and enjoy games, events and entertainment for the entire family, or check out Cox Treat Streets at Tivoli Village on Oct. 26 for offer a variety of family-friendly activities including interactive game booths, costumed characters, and live music performances.
On Oct. 31, visit Town Square Las Vegas as it turns into Town Scary. Children of all ages are invited to trick-or-treat at participating stores and restaurants from 4-7 p.m. Several activities will take place throughout the night including a variety of holiday-themed children’s games. Town SCARY is free and open to the public.
There's frightful fun at every turn when you experience Howl-O-Week in Las Vegas!
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