Steve Spatafore / Las Vegas News Bureau
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 | 11:02 p.m.
Las Vegas Restaurant Week, one of the most-anticipated food events on the calendar, starts Friday and continues through next Thursday. Some 151 Las Vegas businesses, a record, will serve delicious prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus ranging from $20.14 to $50.14 to benefit our Three Square food bank in its fight against hunger in Southern Nevada.
Since its inception in 2007, Restaurant Week here has raised more than $850,000 for Three Square helping provide more than 2.5 million meals to 340,000 men, women and children in Southern Nevada. The spring restaurant week raised nearly $66,000, with the three top-selling restaurants Honey Salt in Summerlin, Hakkasan at MGM Grand and Mesa Grill at Caesars Palace providing 52,395 meals.
You can find the full list of participating restaurants for this fall Restaurant Week at HelpOutDineOutLV.org. To celebrate Bobby Flay’s 10th anniversary with Mesa Grill, the restaurant tonight kicked off Restaurant Week with a reception in the private dining room attended by Caesars Palace President Gary Selesner and execs from Three Square and Mesa Grill. Mesa Grill is the top overall fundraiser since Restaurant Week’s inception.
This year, master chef Daniel Boulud’s new DB Brasserie at the Venetian is participating and joining returning Hakkasan, Mesa Grill and Buddy V’s Ristorante. Daniel has a three-course $20.14 lunch menu with salads or soup choices, an entree of either short ribs, chicken paillard or rainbow trout followed by sorbets or white chocolate chiffon with raspberry mousse.
Hakkasan’s culinary destination features modern Cantonese taste treats including dim sum, stir-fry and an exclusive cocktail. Each guest at Hakkasan also will be rewarded with a $50 dining certificate to use on a return visit.
“Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro at Palazzo has a $30.14 lunch of antipasto choices, a main course including his famed spaghetti Bolognese and a carnival-style zeppole for dessert.
It’s a wonderful way to enjoy yourself, support our local food bank Three Square and experience celebrity chefs who normally might not be on your radar.
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Transport yourself to the opulent and excessive Roman Empire at Caesars Palace. But the ever-changing Caesars Palace is far from ancient. The hotel and casino is constantly raising the bar for what visitors can expect in a Vegas resort experience.
Caesars Palace features 3,348 rooms and suites in five towers, including the new luxury boutique Nobu Hotel and Restaurant, which opened Feb. 4, 2013, in the totally remodeled Centurian Tower. Caesars features 129,000 square feet of gaming space, including the Strip’s largest poker room and a 250-seat sports book. Other amenities include about two dozen restaurants, a four-level shopping mall, four pools, a spa, Pure and Poetry nightclubs and Pussycat Dolls.
Dining options include restaurants from world-renown chefs Guy Savoy, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay and, on Feb. 4, 2013, Nobu Matsuhisa.
You never know what characters you’ll run into at Caesars with regular performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler, Elton John and maybe even the emperor himself.