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Vegas - 2017 - Issue 4 - Fall - Elizabeth Olsen

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F O O D & D R I N K g u i d e private booth or the garden terrace. MGM Grand, 702.891.7925, $$$$ KITCHEN TABLE Passionate local gourmands flock to this unassuming rustic Henderson kitchen, where the chef elevates the fresh, simple dishes of his El Paso childhood. Look for a decidedly unvirtuous doughnut sandwich (filled with sausage, fried egg and Irish cheddar) and smoked pork belly eggs Benedict with jalapeño hollandaise. 1716 Horizon Ridge Parkway, 702.478.4782, $ LAGO BY JULIAN SERRANO is contemporary Italian restaurant features a crisp white design by Munge Leung, inspired by early 20th-century Italian Futurism. e patio tables are practically in the mist of Bellagio's fountains, while Michelin-starred chef Julian Serrano offers tapas- style Mediterranean dishes such as an exceptional red wine risotto, simply grilled langoustines and crudo with blood orange. Bellagio, 702.693.8865, $$$ LAKESIDE While the aptly named restaurant—located on the surreal Lake of Dreams— has always had a terrific seafood program, chef David Walzog's relationship with fishermen in Hana, Hawaii, now yields tons of snapper, monchong, shutome, mahi-mahi and ono, flown straight from the Pacific and sometimes served the day after they were caught. Try a flight of the day-boat fish simply prepared with fennel and citrus, pickled vegetables and ponzu broth. Wynn Las Vegas, 702.770.3310, $$$$ LAVO Find unpretentious Italian standards at Lavo, famous for its bottomless brunch and dishes like lobster eggs Benedict. Now a hybrid private gaming room and sexy Italian lounge with bottle service, its weekend Casino Club brings food and beverages right to your reserved gaming table via a butler-steered cart. Grand Canal Shoppes, 702.791.1800, venetian. com $$$$ LE CIRQUE is opulent, Adam Tihany- designed French restaurant is as impeccable as when it first opened more than 15 years ago—modeled, of course, on Sirio Maccioni's New York landmark. For the full experience, order the 10-course Prestige menu, saving room for the theatrical boule au chocolat. Bellagio, 702.693.8100, $$$$ LE PHO Chef Khai Vu's District One restaurant developed a cult following for its modern takes on traditional Vietnamese favorites. ey've followed him to Downtown's Le Pho, which has everyone from the Strip's celeb chefs to Downtown hipsters to the area's court workers packing into the little place for fun twists like DIY fresh spring roll platters. 353 E. Bonneville Ave., 702.384.5563, $$ LIBERTINE SOCIAL is bar-meets-kitchen- meets-hangout space serves specialties by chef Shawn McClain and rising star, executive chef Jamaal Taherzadeh, like the Modern Fried Egg, cooked sous vide with sweet corn custard, topped with American sturgeon caviar, and served in its own shell, and the Snake River flat iron steak in the mesquite fired grill. Don't miss the barrel-aged and draft cocktails and the history- inspired punches. Mandalay Bay, 877.632.7800, $$$ MIZUMI e Kobe Beef Federation has granted only three licenses in the United States, and Wynn holds one of them. But at Mizumi, the teppan and sushi restaurant indulgence. absolute Best Steakhouse Best View Best Fine Dining Best Romantic Spot Award of Excellence 20 Years in a Row Best Restaurant in Southern Nevada | 800.99.TOWER Award of Excellence 20 Years in a Row

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