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Vegas - 2017 - Issue 4 - Fall - Elizabeth Olsen

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105 V E G A S S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 7 | M O D E R N L U X U R Y . C O M BAZAAR MEAT José Andrés's elegant ode to carnivores is, as you might expect, all about the meat, with dishes like wild boar sausage and even an entire 10-pound suckling pig. Tip: ough the meaty menu can be daunting, the restaurant's new Bar Centro menu, offered nightly beginning at 5pm, provides an intro with smaller bites like gazpacho shots, beef tartare sliders, and just a taste of that suckling pig (in a sandwich). SLS Las Vegas, 702.761.7610, $ $ $ BOUCHON BISTRO is airy omas Keller bistro is hidden away on the 10th floor of the Venezia Tower of Venetian, looking out onto fountains and gardens. In good weather, take your breakfast on the patio; it starts with a basket of fabulously flaky French pastries. (Try the giant, gooey pecan sticky bun.) Venetian, 702.414.6200, $$$ BOTTIGLIA e Tuscany- and Napa- inspired restaurant with its cheery interior and convivial patio capitalizes on fresh ingredients for dinner specialties like pappardelle Bolognese, but it's most crowded for weekend brunch, when revelers ease out of the weekend with lemon ricotta pancakes and blood orange mimosas. Hang out at the fire pit overlooking the desert and dine on pristine crudo, stuffed zucchini f lowers and chargrilled octopus with black garlic yogurt sauce. Green Valley Ranch, 702.617.7075, $ $ $ BUDDY V'S e lines to get into "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro's Carlo's Bakery wound through the Venetian when it opened, and his family- style Italian place across the corridor gets the same kind of attention. Can't-miss favorites include Jersey City-style fried mozzarella named for his Aunt Nina, his grandmother's meatballs, and My Wife's Eggplant Parm. Head to Carlo's Bakery for an after-dinner cannoli. Grand Canal Shoppes, 702.607.2355, $$$ CARBONE Major Food Group's Vegas venture, like the Greenwich Village original, celebrates the distinctive interpretations of Italian food in the five boroughs. Don't miss the tableside Caesar salad and the immense veal parmigiana. divided into four sections by your Zac Posen tuxedo-clad waiter in the stylish, theater- inspired dining room. Aria, 702.590.2663, $$$$ CARNEVINO ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich's signature Italian style comes to a carefully curated pre-theater menu. If you're here for regular dinner service, the reserva steak, aged locally for six to eight months—and with sauces such as truffle vinaigrette and Barolo ristretto—is the must-order. Grand Canal Shoppes, 702.789.4141, $$$$ CHICA Star-struck Top Chef Masters fans flocked to the grand opening of Lorena Garcia's new restaurant for a star sighting and stayed for the innovative interpretations of flavors from Peru, Mexico, Argentina and Venezuela. Don't miss ceviches from the cold bar, churrascaria grilled meats and arepas with everything. Wash it down with a glass from her collection of wines by female vintners from every country in South America. Venetian, 702.430.1235, $$$ CLEO Confirming the idea that every success that debuts outside Las Vegas can be made grander on the Strip, chef Danny Elmaleh's popular Middle Eastern restaurant Cleo, from Hollywood's Redbury Hotel, is just as convivial in its SLS Las Vegas location. A central wood-burning oven turns out Elmaleh favorites like homemade laffa breads, meatball tagine and moussaka. e mezzes are some of the best in the city. SLS Las Vegas, 702.761.7612, $$$ COSTA DI MARE Chef Mark LoRusso flies in exquisite seafood and exotic shellfish from Italy daily at this Wynn favorite, where the emphasis is on seasonal and unusual catches. Look for rarities like moleche (Venetian soft-shell crab) in fall and spring, centrolofo (imperial blackfish) in summer and its legendary live langoustines, whose source ships to only a dozen restaurants in the world. Wynn Las Vegas, 702.770.3305, $$$$ DELMONICO STEAKHOUSE Star chef Emeril Lagasse puts a modern, Creole spin on his own New Orleans steakhouse. Cuts like the bone-in rib-eye, the Japanese wagyu, and even a Chateaubriand carved tableside for two are superlative, but don't miss Lagasse's classic barbecue shrimp. And the wine selection tops 2,300 bottles. Grand Canal Shoppes, 702.414.3737, $$$$ EGGSLUT Alvin Cailin has brought his concept from LA's Grand Central Market, and his cult following, to a sleek little shop with a counter and barstools to plant yourself in for egg-based dishes such as his classic Slut, a coddled egg on potato puree poached in a glass jar and topped with gray salt and chives, or the Gaucho, an egg sandwich fancied up with seared wagyu tri-tip and chimichurri on a brioche bun. e long lines don't differ much from the original, and the eggs are worth the wait. Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 702.698.7000, $ ESTIATORIO MILOS This sunlit Greek fine- dining restaurant in Cosmopolitan (an offshoot of its original New York City location) allows diners to choose from piles of fish and live lobsters hauled in from Mediterranean waters. Simply grilled or baked in salt crusts, the seafood is the star, but don't miss the Milos Special: paper-thin fried chips of zucchini and eggplant in a mound of thick tzatziki. Tip: The $29 three-course lunch menu is the best deal in town. Cosmopolitan, 702.6987930, $$$$ GORDON RAMSAY FISH & CHIPS Batter up! Fried British fare never tasted so good, from fresh cod filets to sausage and "dirty" chips to bangers and mash, at Ramsay's traditional takeaway-style "chippy." e Linq, 702.322.0529, $ HEARTHSTONE KITCHEN & CELLAR Situated in Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa, Hearthstone is a rustic, half-indoor, half-outdoor space, with its blazing fire pit and raw bar. Don't miss perfectly charred pizzas, like truffle chicken and carbonara, from the wood oven. e restaurant's patio has a prime west-facing view, perfect for taking your chorizo-stuffed dates and a glass of wine to watch the sunset over Red Rock Conservation Area. Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa, 702.797.7344,, $$$ HERRINGBONE Star chef Brian Malarkey's fish restaurant with La Jolla roots takes the relaxed, ocean-to-table concept to a new level with beach-chic décor and live music on a patio overlooking Aria's pool. Big group? Order a "yacht" of a dozen oysters, Alaskan king crab, Maine lobsters and jumbo shrimp. Aria, 702.590.9898, $$$$ JOËL ROBUCHON At this mecca of haute cuisine, diners start with Dungeness crab, lobster gelée and fennel cream topped with osetra caviar— which helps explain why this is the sole Michelin three-star restaurant in Vegas. Enjoy the 16-course tasting that follows from a

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