Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Celeb Sightings From CRUSH, eat, drink, love!

It is was a star-studded Saturday evening at Michael and Jenna Morton's newest dining hotspot, CRUSH eat, drink, love (www.crushmgm.com), inside MGM Grand.

After attending the Amir Khan vs. Devon Alexander fight, award-winning actor Jesse Metcalfe, who is best known for his portrayal of John Rowland on “Desperate Housewives,” celebrated his birthday along with model and TV personality, Francesca Eastwood; talent manager, Larry Rudolph; and showman and comedian, Jeff Beacher.

The group noshed on signature selections prepared by Executive Chef Billy DeMarco including: assorted pizzas, kale salad, ricotta gnocchi, angus mini burgers, beef filet, lamb meatballs and grilled salmon while sipping on the signature cocktails including La Hermosa and Crush the Mule along with Ketel One and Corona.

FREE SHOW With Celebrated Pianist George Bugatti 12/31 At The Riviera

The renowned Riviera Hotel & Casino is proud to usher in 2015 with a free performance from singer, songwriter and celebrated pianist George Bugatti. Held inside the intimate Le Bistro Lounge located in the heart of the casino floor, Bugatti’s performance will take place from 11:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 31, 2014.

Discovered by the legendary Steve Allen while performing at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, George Bugatti was born in Brooklyn, NY, where he honed his skills as a classical pianist at both the prestigious High School of Performing Arts and The Juilliard School. After studying under the legendary acting coach Stella Adler at New York University, he released his debut album Oh, What a Night For Love and made his concert debut in Los Angeles alongside Tony Bennett. Following a move to Las Vegas, Bugatti released his sophomore album Bugatti Live on the Strip and followed with A Night for Romance, which was produced by “American Idol’s” Executive Music Producer Nigel Wright. The critically-acclaimed album features the single “Two Shots of Happy,” which was given to Bugatti by U2 front-man Bono after Frank Sinatra, whom the song was originally written for, passed away.

Recently, Bugatti performed as music supervisor for the film documentary and Off-Broadway hit show “Surviving Mommie Dearest,” staring Christiana Crawford, daughter of Joan Crawford and author of “Mommie Dearest.”

George Bugatti will perform Wednesday, December 31, 2014 from 11:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. at the Le Bistro Lounge inside the renowned Riviera Hotel & Casino. No cover charge and guests must be 21 years or older. For more information, please visit www.RivieraHotel.com or www.georgebugatti.com. Find Riviera Hotel & Casino on Facebook and follow on Twitter.  

Spend NYE 2015 At Tivoli Village! GREAT Restaurants!

Tivoli Village is encouraging patrons to ring in the New Year responsibly by providing guests complimentary transportation home within a 10-mile radius. Guests who use the car service will be driven home in style in a luxurious town car.  To book transportation guests can visit the valet stand located in front of Vasari between 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31 to 2 a.m. Thursday, Jan 1.
In addition to the complimentary transportation, select Tivoli Village restaurants will also offer dining and cocktail specials that will satisfy your appetite as you countdown the final seconds to the New Year.

Tivoli Village New Year’s Eve Dining & Cocktail Specials

Cantina Laredo
Enjoy a special three-course New Year Celebración prix-fixe menu for $35 per person, with an option for a $15 cocktail add on.  The Mexican Sparker, available for a limited time, is a Herradura Reposado margarita swirled with Deep Eddy Cranberry Vodka and topped with Korbel California Champagne.
Guests may customize their dining experience by choosing one item from each of the below courses:

First Course:
ENSALADA DE ARANDANO – Dried cranberries, green apples, candied pecans and blue cheese crumble on field greens with cranberry vinaigrette
SOPA DE CALABAZA – Pumpkin soup topped with cranberry apple pico and roasted pumpkin seeds
Second Course:
FILET PORTABELLA – 7 oz. Certified Angus Beef filet mignon with portabella mushroom sauce
CAMARONES DE MANGO MOLE - Sautéed shrimp with mango mole sauce
FAJITAS TRES – Chicken and beef fajitas with bacon-wrapped shrimp filled with Oaxaca cheese and jalapeno
Third Course:
BAYA MEZCLADO – Fresh mixed berries with Don Julio Tequila cream
CHURROS -Drizzled with chocolate raspberry sauce with Grand Mariner cajeta to dip
To make your reservation visit www.cantinalaredo.com or call 702.202.4511

Echo & Rig
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style and off the Strip this year with Echo & Rig. Echo & Rig promises you won’t want to miss ringing in 2015 with champagne, signature decadent dishes and special surprises. Call 702.489.3525 to make your reservation today or visit www.echoandrig.com.

Kabuki
Don’t miss your chance to indulge in Kabuki’s refreshing take on a traditional cocktail, the Tokyo Mule.  Only available through Dec. 31, this special off-menu concoction features New Amsterdam Vodka, ginger beer, lime and mint and is only offered at Kabuki Japanese Restaurant locations.  Keep warm by ordering a noodle soup entrée and receive a complimentary California roll.  Choose from Asari Clam noodle Soup, Cha Shu Ramen, Chicken (Seafood) Naveyaki Udon, Seafood Noodle Soup, Soy Ramen, Spicy Miso Ramen, Tempura Udon or Veggie Ramen.  For more information visit www.kabukirestaurants.com.

The Crêpe
Let your taste buds travel around the world with a special 12-course prix-fixe dinner served with a complimentary bottle of wine or champagne.  Each tapas-style course will represent a different country from around the world.  Taste flavors from Italy, France, Bulgaria, Spain and many others.  Guests will also enjoy a DJ and live music.  First seating begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31 and the event will go through 3 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 1.  Cost is $120 per person or $200 per couple.  This event is reservation only so make yours by visiting www.thecrepelasvegas.com.

View Wine Bar & Kitchen
Enjoy a view overlooking the heart of Tivoli Village while you feast on a prix-fixe five-course meal.  For $100 per person, savor a fresh farm-to-table meal consisting of Rosemary Skewered Prosciutto Wrapped Scallops topped with lime caviar and truffle oil; housemade New England Chowder in Bread Bowl; Winter Salad; Certified Angus Beef Filet Mignon with fingerling potatoes and farmers vegetables; Tiramisu topped with toasted coconut, fresh berries, coconut cream and Dark Chocolate Caviar finished with a champagne toast.  To make your reservation call 702.280.7390 or visit www.viewwinebar.com.  View Wine Bar & Kitchen is located on the second floor of Market LV.

About Tivoli Village
Tivoli Village features a unique mix of retailers ranging from luxury brands to one-of-a-kind boutiques, as well as enticing restaurants. The exclusive shopping and dining destination is located in one of the most affluent sections of Southern Nevada, 15 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip and adjacent to One Queensridge Place. Tivoli Village is currently developing a second phase that will add more than 270,000 square feet of retail, restaurant, entertainment and office space. For more information on events at Tivoli Village visit tivolivillagelv.com, follow Tivoli Village on Twitter or like Tivoli Village on Facebook.

Still Need Your Photo Taken With Santa? Get One At Opportunity Village!!

Opportunity Village – Main Campus
6300 West Oakey Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89146
Office: (702) 259-3700
Fax: (702) 259-3735

Enjoy Live Music Thursdays At HYDE Bellagio


GENERAL ADMISSION
 $20.00  

Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 10:00 PM
RESTRICTIONS: 21 & over
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Coral Academy Of Science Is Now Accepting Applications!

Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas (CASLV) is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year. Every March, CASLV selects its students by a random lottery system. Parents are notified via mail of the results within five business days.

Applications are due by 12 p.m. on Feb. 28, 2015. Those received after that date will be subject to an additional lottery if applicable. The lottery will be held on Monday, March 2, 2015.
Students whose parents have completed an application form electronically via the school website will be eligible to be entered in the lottery.

CASLV does not base admission on intellectual ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, athletic ability, or discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, race, religion or disability.

To apply online, go to www.CoralAcademyLV.org/Admission/AdmissionProcess.aspx.

ABOUT CORAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE LAS VEGAS
Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas (CASLV) is a K-12 state sponsored, tuition-free public charter school where students are selected by a lottery system. The school’s curriculum focuses on STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The school’s mission is to provide a safe, rigorous college preparatory environment, promoting social responsibility and a culturally-diverse community dedicated to becoming lifelong learners bound for success. Since its founding in 2007, the school has won a multitude of prestigious awards, honors and accolades. Most recently, Washington Post listed CASLV #1 in Nevada and #73 in the nation in its list of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools.” For more information, go to www.CoralAcademyLV.org.

Join "Art For A Cause" At The Brooklyn Bowl 12/17

The ISI Group presents
"Art For a Cause"
charity art event inside Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
Proceeds to benefit :
NPHY - Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth

DONATE BY PURCHASING AN ORIGINAL PIECE OF ART Through Our Live Art Silent Auction Featuring these local artists :
Noel Terracina
Das Frank
Amy Pruss
Tagz1
Recycled Propaganda
Darian M. Geenen
Manuel Fernandez
Mark Goddard
Irena Tatevosyan
Nina Navarrete-Artist
Irma Alicia Carrillo
Jef Logan
Jeff Lewis
Jay Ohh
#krie
Visual Bluff
Clifford Morris

Plus enjoy live musical stylings by:
• Frank Bumps
• Mr. Ebranes
• Late for Dinner
• Rhyme N Rhythm
• Plus DJ MIKEATTACK Spinning whatever he wants all night.

*all this at NO COVER CHARGE!!
21+
Doors at 8pm
Silent auction ends at midnight!

Please come through and support 2 good causes
#1. Nevadas Homeless youth
#2. Local Las Vegas Artists working hard to give you good gifts for the holidays and giving back to their city through a charity cause like this!!

#supportart
#supportlocal
#buyoriginal
#buylocal

Wednesday, December 17at 8:00pm - 1:00am in PST
Dec 17 at 8:00pm to Dec 18 at 1:00am in PST
Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
3545 Las Vegas Blvd S Suite 22
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109

Monday, December 15, 2014

Start Your New Year's Off Right!! Customized Juice Cleanse From The Juice Standard

The Juice Standard will help kick start New Year’s resolutions to lose weight and live healthier with the company’s signature juice cleanses. Customized for full-body nutrition, the juice cleanses are available in one day, three day and 10 day packages.

“Whether it is for weight loss, healthier skin or the health benefits of ingesting high levels of vital nutrients, anti-inflammatories and antioxidants, juicing is a fantastic way to hit the reset button and start the New Year with a better body, inside and out,” says co-owner of The Juice Standard, Marcella Melnichuk.

Priced at $60 per day, the cleanses include a variety of juices that range from light and refreshing to filling. Juices on the lighter side include Bee Whealthy, for overall health management; Bee Love to support heart health; and Bee Energized, a root based juice that helps increase energy. Juicers are given a choice between Bee Pure, an apple-sweetened lemonade rich in B-vitamins, or Bee Vibrant, a spicy lemonade containing cayenne pepper to increase energy and speed up metabolism. For sustainability, nut milks, which have a slightly higher quality calorie count, like Bee Magnificent, a blend of filtered water, raw cashew, dates, agave, Ceylon cinnamon and vanilla bean, are incorporated to provide magnesium, support heart health and are drank last each day for a heartier and more full filling before bed.

The juices included in the cleanses focus on four categories of ingredients that are designed to reset the body and boost metabolism including greens, roots, “clears” and nut milks. Greens are leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale that oxygenate the body and help release several toxins while increasing energy; roots, like carrots and beets, that have more natural sugars than other vegetables, which provide the juicer with a much needed boost of energy; “clears” are produce that only have a hint of color, which keep the body hydrated and suppress appetites; and non-dairy nut milks, which add about 250 calories per serving of bone-healthy magnesium and monounsaturated fats to keep hunger pangs at bay.

Each 12-ounce bottle of cold juice is labeled with numbers that include the day and order of the juice to simplify the process. Marcella’s partner, Jamie Stephenson, recommends drinking a full glass of water between each juice. “Hydration is key with any health regimen and helps prevent hunger pangs,” says Stephenson.

Juicers are encouraged to pre-order their cleanses a few days in advance by calling 702.476.9800.

About The Juice Standard
The Juice Standard is located at 4555 S. Fort Apache Rd. and is open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The stylish juicery opened in March, offering a variety of cold-pressed juices in 16-ounce glass Singletons, as well as a juice cleanse, super-food smoothies, espresso and acai bowls. More information is available by calling 702.476.9800, on The Juice Standard’s website at www.juicestandard.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheJuiceStandard, on Instagram at instagram.com/thejuicestandard, and on Twitter at twitter.com/JuiceStandard

Enjoy A Good Cigar? New Cigar Lounge Opening At Sean Patrick's Pub & Grill!

Sean Patrick’s Pub & Grill in Southern Highlands invites the public to celebrate the grand opening of its first Cigar Lounge.

The new Cigar Lounge includes three stand-up humidors and comfortable seating for 12-14 people. Featured brands include Ashton, Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, Padron, San Cristobal, Arturo Fuente, Opus X, Rocky Patel, La Flor Dominicana and Diamond Crown, among others. FreyBoy Tobacco, a local leader in the tobacco industry, partnered with PT’s Entertainment Group in developing the space as well as being the lounge’s supplier of the finest brands.

In celebration of the grand opening, Guinness and Johnnie Walker specials and tray-passed appetizers will be offered in addition to the following cigar specials:

Ø  Buy five Romeo Y Julieta 1875 cigars and receive three free
Ø  Buy two Montecristo or Romeo Y Julieta and receive one Monte by Montecristo free

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6 p.m.
Sean Patrick’s Pub and Grill
11930 Southern Highlands Parkway (at St. Rose)


Everything For The Holidays At The Venetian & The Palazzo



A HOLIDAY ROUND UP: 
Guests looking for yuletide revelry will find plenty of activity at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas this holiday season.

DECKING THE HALLS
The festive 65-foot-tall Venetian-inspired Christmas Tree is the centerpiece of Doge’s Palace plaza during the holidays.  The tree is lit with 50,000 programmable LED lights, which bring an ever-changing rainbow of color to the popular gathering spot.  The tree is adorned with more than 5,000 ornaments and weighs more than 12,000 lbs. It takes approximately 12 people nearly three days to install.

Inside, the Waterfall Atrium & Gardens at The Palazzo will be transformed into an elaborate show-stopping winter display, a creation of The Palazzo’s award-winning horticulture team.   The winter gardens will feature white poinsettias accented with champagne, gold and green.  Ice branches and 20-foot frosted birch, pine and glittering trees will complement the picturesque scene, including the waterfall and crystal “ice” ponds.  Majestic hand-crafted white and pearl peacock statues will overlook guests.

ON STAGE: ‘CHRISTMAS MOTOWN AND MORE’
Vocal sensations and Vegas headliners Human Nature will perform a brand new show “Christmas, Motown and More” for twelve dates at The Venetian Las Vegas this holiday season, Dec. 12-24.

With an 11-piece band and special guest performances from Robin Meade, country music artist and host of HLN Network’s “Morning Express”, the acclaimed group will perform holiday hits from their new chart-topping Christmas album.

Voted Las Vegas’ #1 vocal group, the wildly popular Australian pop group will feature “Please Come Home For Christmas,” “Sleigh Ride,” “Silent Night - O Holy Night” and “Winter Wonderland.” In addition to the holiday standards, they will also perform the Motown classics they have become famous for, including “My Girl” and “Reach Out I’ll Be There.” The blending of holiday cheer with Human Nature’s signature Motown sound makes “Christmas, Motown and More” the ultimate family Christmas show on The Strip.

Showtimes: (7pm; and 1pm matinee performance on Dec. 24).  Ticket prices range from $37.50 to $77.50, not including tax and fees.  Tickets are available for purchase by calling The Venetian Box Office at 702-414-9000 or online at  www.venetian.com

NEW YEAR’S EVE AT TAO
For New Year’s Eve, TAO will feature the 1920s speakeasy-themed Snoopadelic Cabaret, featuring entertainment icon Snoop Dogg.

The night includes a two-hour premium open bar from 9-11 pm, three hours of heavily passed hor d’oeuvres from 9-midnight and a champagne toast at midnight.  The downstairs restaurant will be transformed into the Boss Lady Lounge and will include an appearance by Snoop in addition to his DJ set and performance in the club space.  The ticket is also good for free entry into LAVO after midnight.

Tickets start at $125 for males and $75 for females (plus tax). For tickets, visit: bit.ly/SnoopNYE. Info: 702-388-8338

NEW YEAR’S EVE AT LAVO
Ring in 2015 at LAVO, with the best view on The Strip. Enjoy heavily passed hors d’oeuvres, premium open bar, and a champagne toast at midnight with views of the firework show on the Strip. A limited number of pre-sale tickets are selling for $50 for men and $25 for women.  Talent to be announced.

For more information and reservations: bit.ly/lavonye2015  Info: 702-791-1800

OTHER ENTERTAINMENT

ROCK OF AGES
The righteous musical that keeps audiences rockin’ all week long, Rock of Ages, is kicking off the holiday season with an extended Cyber Monday ticket offer. Tickets can be purchased by visiting The Venetian Box Office, calling (866) 641-7469,  Offer is valid for all seating sections and all performances currently on sale through December 2015.

Rock of Ages has been called “Impossible to resist!” by The New York Times. Set in L.A.’s infamous Sunset Strip in 1987, Rock of Ages tells the story of Drew, a boy from South Detroit, and Sherrie, a small-town girl, both in L.A. to chase their dreams of making it big and falling in love. Rock of Ages takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair!  A hilarious, feel-good love story celebrating the great rock songs of the ‘80s including such sing-out-loud songs as “Ever Rose Has Its Thorn,” “I Wanna Know What Love Is,” “Here I Go Again,” “Don’t Stop Believin’” and more.

Entering its second year on the Las Vegas Strip, Rock of Ages continues to electrify audiences nightly at The Venetian Las Vegas at 8 p.m. Don’t miss your chance to take advantage of this high octane offer while you can – the perfect gift or stocking stuffer for family, friends and music lovers! For more information visit www.RockofAgesVegas.com.

PANDA!
The holiday season is your last chance to see this family-friendly  theatrical spectacle!  PANDA! takes audiences on an epic journey and follows the heroic quest of LongLong, a warm and caring panda, on an adventurous mission to rescue his beloved Peacock Princess from the malicious Demon Vulture, who has kidnapped her on their wedding day. In the face of desperation, LongLong seeks counsel from Immortal Old Man, who prepares him for the dangerous mission to save his true love.

Tickets can be purchased at any Venetian/Palazzo Box office or by calling 702-414-9000.

LIPSHTICK – THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND UP
The Venetian will bring back many of its must-see stand-up comedy acts to the Sands Showroom throughout the holiday season, including Whitney Cummings and Lisa Lampanelli.  LIPSHTICK - THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND UP is a resident comedy series that marks the first time in the storied entertainment history of Las Vegas that the comedy stage will be taken exclusively by female performers.

Whitney Cummings
·      Friday, January 2: 7:30pm
·      Saturday, January 3, 2015: 7:30pm

Lisa Lampanelli
·      Friday, December 26: 10:00p.m.
·      Saturday, December 27: 7:30 p.m.

Ticket prices range from $37.50 to $77.50, not including tax and fees.  Tickets are available for purchase by calling The Venetian Box Office at 702-414-9000 or online at www.lipshtick.com.

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL MENUS
This season, die-hard fans are in for a special treat during action-packed Monday Night Football as Chef Scott Pajak of Lagasse’s Stadium creates special themed menus that pay homage to the teams playing that night’s game.  These “team-inspired menu” specials are offered all season long.  Some upcoming holiday season menu features include:

December 15
·      New Orleans Saints at Chicago Bears
Shrimp & Chicken Gumbo ($10)
Italian Beef Sandwich with Giardiniera and French Fries ($17)

December 22
·      Denver Broncos at Cincinnati Bengals
Lamb Sirloin Sandwich and French Fries ($16)
Cincinnati Chili Spaghetti  ($16)

Named “Best Sports Lounge” by Vegas Seven, “Best Sports Bar” by Las Vegas Review-Journal and one of the “Top Sports Bars in Las Vegas” by Yahoo! Sports, Lagasse’s Stadium is revered by those who love to eat, drink and watch football.  With more than 100 HD TVs including a 9 foot x 16 foot main TV, fans of the game never worry about missing the action.  Those looking to make a few friendly wagers will be happy to know that The Palazzo’s race and sports book lies inside the venue.  For reservations, please call: 702-607-2665.

CHRISTMAS MENUS

B&B RISTORANTE
Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s B&B Ristorante will feature a traditional Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes.  “No one's quite sure of the significance of the number of courses," said  Mario Batali on epicurious.com. "Some families do seven [courses] for the sacraments. Some do ten for the stations of the cross. And some even do 13 for the 12 apostles plus Jesus."   In short:  it’s a traditional holiday feast that shouldn’t be missed.  For information, please call: 702-266-9977

BUDDY V’S RISTORANTE
The newest restaurant from The Cake Boss – Buddy V’s – will feature the following on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day:

APPETIZER COURSE:
·      Baby beet salad, arugula, pomegranate, Gorgonzola dolce, spiced pistachios ($12)

ENTRÉE COURSE:
·      Roasted prime rib, whipped potatoes, creminis, braised greens, onions fritto, Chianti jus, horseradish cream  ($32, or $14.95 for children under age 10.)

DESSERT COURSE:
·      Panettone bread pudding, eggnog glaze & butter pecan gelato ($9)

For reservations, please call: 702.607.2355

DELMONICO STEAKHOUSE
Chef Emeril Lagasse’s Delmonico Steakhouse will serve Christmas Dinner, including a special menu:

APPETIZER COURSE:
·      Butternut Squash Ravioli with sage brown butter, candied pecans and parmesan reggiano                                                            

SALAD COURSE:
·      “Delmonico Minced Meat,”  strudel with wild arugula, champagne vinaigrette and aged balsamic                                                                                        

ENTRÉE COURSE:
·      Braised Veal Shank with sweet potato spaetzle, hazelnut gremolata, wild mushrooms and natural reduction          

DESSERT COURSE:
·      Butter Roasted Apple & Currant Beggar’s Purse with calvados double cream                                  For reservations, please call: 702-414-3737                                                                                                          
                             
LAGASSE’S STADIUM
You’ll feel at home at Lagasse’s Stadium with their special Christmas menu:

APPETIZER COURSE:
·      Country Gumbo with steamed rice ($7)

ENTRÉE COURSE:
·      Creole Parmesan Shrimp & Andouille Sausage over grilled asparagus ($16)
·      BBQ Beef Brisket Sandwich with Creole mustard coleslaw and seasoned French fries  ($15)
·      Seafood Cioppino with mussels, clams, shrimp, fish and grilled crostinis ($24)

DESSERT COURSE:
·      Warm Apple Cobbler with vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce & fresh whipped cream ($7)

For reservations, please call: 702-607-2665

MORELS FRENCH STEAKHOUSE & BISTRO
A pre-fixe Christmas Day special at Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro:

FIRST COURSE:
·      Choice of
o   Roasted Kuri Squash & Lobster Bisque, toasted pepita seeds & truffle crème
o   Imported Belgium Endive Salad, farmers market apples, candied pecans, Fourme d’Ambert bleu cheese & balsamic shallot

ENTRÉE COURSE:
·      Grilled 100% Natural 8 oz. Filet Mignon & Whole Maine Lobster, wild mushroom risotto, petite parsley & asparagus burre blanc red wine reduction

DESSERT COURSE:
·      Warm Winter Apple Tart, vanilla bean & dark rum ice cream, carmel sauce

The pre-fixe Christmas Day menu at Morels is $75 per person plus tax and gratuity.  Reservations recommended, by calling 702-607-6333.  Morels will be open on Christmas Eve from 8am-9:30pm, and on Christmas Day from 8am brunch until 9:30pm.

SUSHISAMBA
SUSHISAMBA Las Vegas will be celebrating Christmas on December 24 and 25 with festive menu specials, including:

·      A Christmas Roll ($22) with lobster, crispy leek, choclo purée, sudachi, shishito, avocado, oshinko and golden caviar
·      A special dessert titled "And to All A Goodnight" ($12) of Peruvian hot cocoa, green tea whipped cream, and housemade marshmallows, served with white chocolate-green tea macaroons with strawberry filling
·      Christmas Cocktail ($14) of Busnel Fine Calvados, Stoli Gala Apple, housemade holiday spice syrup, clementine and white cranberry juice

The a la carte specials will be available in addition to the signature menu.  For reservations, please call: 702-607-0700

ZEFFIRINO
Enjoy a bountiful Christmas Brunch at Zeffirino from 10am-4pm:

APPETIZER COURSE:
·      Mozzarella Caprese
·      Prosciutto and Melon
·      Grilled Vegetables
·      Smoked Salmon
·      Variety of Salads
·      Selection of Cold Cuts

MAIN COURSE:
·      Homemade Pastas
·      Lamb Chops
·      Chateaubriand
·      Chicken
·      Poached Salmon
·      Chilean Sea Bass
·      Freshly Steamed Lobster, Shrimp, Oysters and Clams

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS:
·      Made-to-Order Omelets
·      25 varieties of freshly-baked pastries and cakes

DRINKS
·      Champagne
·      Mimosa
·      Bellini
·      Bloody Mary
·      Soda
·      Bottled Water
·      Coffee
·      Tea

Christmas Brunch at Zeffirino is $65 per person plus tax and gratuity ($25 for children).  For reservations, please call: 702-414-3500   In addition, Christmas Dinner is served from 4-10pm, with a pre-fixe menu for $54.95 plus tax and gratuity, and an a la carte dinner menu.


NEW YEAR’S EVE MENUS

B&B RISTORANTE
Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s B&B Ristorante will feature New Year’s Eve tasting menus:
•             4-course pre fixe menu featuring B&B classics ($115)
•             5-course NYE pre fixe menu ($165)
•             9-course NYE Chef’s Tasting Menu ($250)

For reservations, please call: 702-266-9977

CARNEVINO ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE
Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s Carnevino Italian Steakhouse (The Palazzo) will feature New Year’s Eve tasting menus:
•             3-course pre fixe ($135)
•             4-course traditional menu ($165)
•             7-course chef’s tasting ($195)

For reservations, please call: 702-789-4141

DELMONICO STEAKHOUSE
Chef Emeril Lagasse’s Delmonico Steakhouse will serve New Year’s Eve Dinner from 5pm-10:30pm, including a special menu:

APPETIZER COURSE:
·      Colossal Stone Crab Claws with Rémoulade Sauce and Petite Greens                                                                                      
·      New Orleans Turtle Soup with sherry wine                                                                      

SALAD COURSE:                                                                              
·      Cured Ruby Red Trout on Potato Cakes with Oestra caviar, lemon crème frâiche and traditional garnishes                          

ENTRÉE COURSE:
·      “Surf & Turf”  Petite Filet of Beef & Butter Poached Lobster Tail with haricot vert, red wine reduction and truffle sabayon                    

·      Pappardelle Pasta with Wild Mushrooms, fresh white Italian truffles, parmesan reggiano,  Vermont butter and local chives                                                                        

DESSERT COURSE:
·      Venezuelan chocolate mousse with fresh raspberries  

For reservations, please call: 702-414-3737                                                                                                                      
                                                                               
MORELS FRENCH STEAKHOUSE & BISTRO
Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro will feature a pre-fixe New Year’s Eve special menu:

FIRST COURSE:
·      Crab Salad on Potato Crisp,  American sturgeon caviar
·      Suggested wine pairing: Champagne, Nicolas Feuillatte, Brut, France NV

SECOND COURSE:
·      Roasted Jerusalem Artichoke Veloute, black burgundy truffle custard, micro chervil
·      Suggested wine pairing: Chardonnay, Cambria, "Katherine's Vineyard", Santa Maria 2012

ENTRÉE COURSE:
·      Filet Mignon with 1Ž2 Maine Lobster Tail,  micro sprouts, butter poached pee wee potatoes, roasted chestnuts & blood orange bone marrow bordelaise
·      Suggested wine pairing: Bordeaux, Graves, Château Haut Selve Reserve, 2008

DESSERT COURSE:
·      Warm Winter Apple Tart, cinnamon ice cream, caramel sauce
·      Suggested wine pairing: Port, Kopke, 10yr Tawny

 The pre-fixe New Year’s Eve special menu at Morels is $145 per person plus tax and gratuity.  Suggested wine pairing is $70 per guest plus additional tax and gratuity. Reservations recommended, by calling 702-607-6333

ZEFFIRINO
Enjoy a special New Year’s Eve menu at Zeffirino from 8pm-midnight:

APPETIZER COURSE:
·      Choice of one:
o   Mozzarella di Bufala alla Caprese - Buffalo Mozzarella Salad with Yellow Tomato, Arugola Sprouts, and Balsamic Vinegar Reduction
o   Prosciutto di San Daniele con Melone - Prosciutto San Daniele with Melon and parmesan cheese
o   Gamberi al Vapore - Steamed Jumbo Shrimp (Chilled)
o   Tonno al Limone con Capperi - Sliced Raw Tuna Carpaccio served with Lemon Dressing, Capers and Avocado

SOUP OR SALAD COURSE:
·      Choice of one:
·      Zuppa Tradizionale di Lenticchie - Traditional Lentil Soup
·      Insalata Mista - Spring Mix Salad with Raisins, sun dried Strawberries, Pine Nuts, Asiago Cheese, Olive Oil and Vinegar

ENTRÉE COURSE:
·      Choice of one:
o   Ravioli di Patate e Foie Gras - Homemade Ravioli Filled with Potato and Foie Gras in Cream and Black Truffle Sauce
o   Risotto Gamberi e Granchio - Carnaroli Rice with Crabmeat, Shrimp, Garlic, a touch of Tomato and White Wine
o   Filetto di Branzino alla Catalana - Pan seared Mediterranean Sea Bass and half Steamed Lobster served in a Tomato Cream Sauce
o   Branzino Cileno ai Capperi e Vino Bianco - Chilean Sea Bass sautéed in White Wine Sauce and Capers served with spinach
o   Scottadito con Insalata d’Arance  - 4 Grilled Lamb Chops served with Mint Jelly and Oranges Salad
o   Filetto alla Ricca Piemontese - Grilled Beef Tenderloin Filet with Marsala and Rum, served over Fontina Cheese with Truffle and Sautéed with Porcini Mushrooms
o   Ossobucco di Vitello Brasato - Braised Veal Shank with Red Wine and Mushrooms, served whit Saffron Risotto
o   Scaloppine di Vitello Zeffirino - Pan seared Veal Scaloppine with Mushrooms, diced vegetables and Fresh Tomato.  Served with Homemade Trofie
o   Controfiletto di Manzo, Melanzane Funghetto, Crema d’Arrosto - Grilled New York Sirloin Steak served with sautéed Eggplant, and a Beef Glaze
o   Filetto Vegetale al Marsala con Funghi - Seared, Smoked Tofu served with Mushrooms in Marsala Wine Sauce

DESSERT COURSE:
·      Tiramisu all’Amaretto - Tiramisu with Amaretto

The Zeffirino New Year’s Eve menu is $100 per person plus tax and 20 percent gratuity, and complimentary party favors. For reservations, please call: 702-414-3500

For more information or to view exclusive suite packages, please visit www.venetian.com or www.palazzo.com.  

Order Your "Turkey To Go Go" From Hash House! Before 12/22!

Let Hash House a Go Go make your holiday celebration simple and delicious this year with the return of its annual Turkey To Go Go. Available now through noon on Monday, Dec. 22, Las Vegans can order a complete turkey feast with all of the trimmings from the W. Sahara location to serve without having to stress over a hot stove.

The Turkey To Go Go spread serves six to eight people for $115. The traditional meal with a twist includes a fourteen pound deep fried turkey with homemade garlic mashed potatoes and pumpkin mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, fresh green beans and carrots, roasted acorn squash, homemade macaroni and cheese, Hash House’s famous biscuits with fresh strawberry jam, cranberry sauce and homemade pumpkin bread pudding for dessert. Complete re-heating instructions will accompany the dinner package.

Turkey To Go Go orders must be placed by noon on Monday, Dec. 22 and picked up from the Sahara location between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24. In order to hold your reservation, payment must be made in advance in full at the 6800 W. Sahara location.  For more information, contact the restaurant direct at (702) 804-4646. Phone payments cannot be accepted. This location will be closed on Christmas Day.

About Hash House A Go Go
Hash House A Go Go brings farm-fresh food with a funky, modern twist to the locals and visitors of Las Vegas. The well-known restaurant is famous for its unusual décor and enormous portions. Placing 8th overall for “Best Burger in the World” not long ago at the World Food Championships, the restaurant has garnered dozens of local and national accolades and has been featured on the Food Network, “Martha Stewart,” “Dr. Phil” and most recently, the popular Travel Channel program, “Man v. Food.” For reservations or inquiries, please call the Sahara location at (702) 804-4646, the LINQ Hotel & Casino location at (702) 254-4646, the Plaza Hotel and Casino at (702) 384-4646 or visit www.hashhouseagogo.com/lasvegas

TAO Fridays On 12/19 Brings You Kennedy Jones


MLB Star Hangs Out At LAVO! Actor Spotted At Marquee! All In Vegas!

Matt Kemp, who was just traded from the LA Dodgers to the San Diego Padres, and Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins were spotted at LAVO Champagne Brunch on Saturday.  The baseball players were joined by friends as they celebrated the birthday of Matt’s cousin, who was surprised with a cake. They feasted on everything from breakfast sandwiches and French toast to oysters and seafood Alfredo.  Kemp raved about how crazy the party brunch was – commenting on how much he loved the atmosphere while taking photos and sharing champagne with fans.

Spotted at Marquee Nightclub Saturday night were actor Don Cheadle and poker players Daniel Negreanu and Antonio Esfandiari.  They were celebrating the birthday of Esfandiari, who turned 36 last week.

Fierce Fights! A Night Of World Champion Boxing At The Cosmopolitan!


"Desert Storm" Bradley "(Red Trunks)

Two-time world champion Timothy 'Desert Storm' Bradley of Palm Springs, California thought he did enough to win, but his action-packed main event fight against Diego Chaves was scored a 12-round draw in front of a sold-out crowd inside The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Saturday, Dec. 13.

Oscar De La Hoya
Notable names in attendance included boxers Oscar De La Hoya, Miguel Cotto, Gennady Golovkin, Miguel Ángel “Mikey” García, Terence Crawford and Jesse Vargas. The Top Rank tripleheader was televised by HBO.

"I thought I won at least eight of the 12 rounds and deserved victory," Bradley said in the ring at the end of the main event.

"Me, I thought I won clearly," said Chaves, who battled Brandon 'Bam Bam' Rios in The Chelsea earlier this year.

The scores were Bradley 115-113, Chaves 116-112 and the third card was 114-114.There were discussions about a rematch following the bout.

Lee & Korobov
Middleweight Andy Lee of Limerick, Ireland rocked undefeated Matt Korobov of Orotukan, Russia with a hook to the chin in the 6th round to stop him and win the world 160-pound championship.  Lee said he dedicated the victory to his former trainer, the late Emanuel Steward "who would have been so proud of me."  Lee said his first title defense will be in Ireland.

Herrera & Benavidez
Jose Benavidez of Phoenix beat Mauricio Herrera of Riverside, California to capture the World Boxing Association (WBA) Interim Junior Welterweight crown. Benavidez trained for two months in Big Bear Mountain where he ran for miles on snow covered mountain trails. Benavidez won by scores of 117-111, 116-112 and 116-112.

The very popular USA Olympian Jose Ramirez of Avenal, California stopped Anthony Arellano of San Ysidro in the sixth round. Ramirez, who attracted more than 10,000 fans for his last fight in Fresno, is now 13-0-0.

“Round of applause for this great facility, The Cosmopolitan, the greatest place to view a fight, the greatest place to put on a fight,” said Bob Arum, chief executive officer and founder of Top Rank during the post-fight conference.

Inspired by some of the world’s most iconic venues, The Chelsea is a 40,000 square-foot transformable space featuring remnant brick tiling, an eclectic collection of stage production props, a vintage lobby bar, private VIP opera boxes and a memorable grand staircase complete with a dramatic chandelier. The venue’s mophie stage attracts some of today’s hottest acts.

Photo credit: © Erik Kabik/ erikkabik.com

Tears For Fears Concert Takes Fans Back To The 80's!



Saturday night, The Pearl took a step back in time as ’80s iconic duo Tears for Fears took the stage. An eerie cover of “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” recorded by pop sensation Lorde, filled the room before the band took the stage and played the version the audience was waiting to hear. After belting out the song, Curt Smith hopped on bass guitar as he joined the other part of the duo, Roland Orzabal for a night of great live music that included their hits “Shout,” “Head Over Heels” and “Pale Shelter.” The band even performed a cover of Radiohead’s “Creep” of which they have been covering for years and recently performed during a Spotify Landmark Session in November.

Photos by Edison Graff