Friday, February 10, 2017

A to Z for Valentine Dinner in Las Vegas

Here are a few places from A to Z that we found interesting enough to share. Some of these places you have heard of and other  well let us say that Las Vegas has  a lot to offer.

Andiron Steak & Sea, Downtown Summerlin; 702-685-8002 or Kumiai oysters; pear and endive salad or ahi tuna tartare; potato gnocchi with butternut squash and roasted sunchokes, pan-roasted striped bass with braised heirloom beans and Iberico chorizo or grilled filet with butter-poached lobster tail and asparagus; German chocolate profiteroles or banana cream tres leches, $79.

The Angry Butcher Steakhouse, Sam’s Town; 702-456-7777 or Sweethearts salad; beef Wellington and buttered baby carrots; and six chocolate-dipped strawberries, $90 for two, 5 to 9 p.m.

The Angry Butcher Steakhouse, Sam’s Town; 702-456-7777 or Sweethearts salad; beef Wellington and buttered baby carrots; and six chocolate-dipped strawberries, $90 for two, 5 to 9 p.m.

Beauty & Essex, Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas; 702-737-0707 or Baby iceberg wedge with blue cheese and pancetta, $16; five-ounce grilled fillet with pan-roasted langoustine, herb mash and asparagus, $75; banoffee pie, $12.

Bistro 57, Aliante Casino + Hotel, North Las Vegas; 702-692-7777 or Radicchio with endive, beets and fresh mozzarella topped with edible flowers; 5-ounce filet mignon with scallops on beet mashed potatoes; and fruit tart, $55.

Brio Tuscan Grille, Town Square and Tivoli Village; www.brioitaliancom. Caesar salad, bistecca insalata, soup of the day or lobster bisque ($1 extra); and chicken saltimbocca ($20.95), scallop risotto ($26.95), crab-stuffed shrimp and lobster tail ($29.95) or center-cut filet mignon ($28.50), Feb. 10-14.

Buddy V’s Ristorante, Grand Canal Shoppes; 702-607-2355 or Butternut squash cappellacci with pancetta and brown butter, $16; lobster, clam and shrimp cioppino with fingerling potatoes and fennel, $38; passion fruit torta, $10, or $59 prix-fixe. Regular menu also available.

Crush, MGM Grand; 702-891-3222 or Roasted baby beets and prosciutto with crispy polenta cake and fresh figs; diver sea scallops with beech mushrooms; grilled sirloin steak with potato gratin strudel; and Chocolate Seduction, $89. Punch Drunk Love, $14.

Delmonico Steakhouse, The Venetian; 702-414-3737 or Charred Spanish octopus with warm fingerling potato salad, $18; Lollo Rosso balsamic-roasted strawberries, $17; boneless strip loin with Lyonnaise potato wedges, $75; mushroom-stuffed rabbit roulade with black rice risotto and baby rainbow carrots, MP; Delmonico chocolate plate, MP. Regular menu also available.

Double Helix Wine & Whiskey Lounge, Town Square; 702-473-5415 or Specialty cocktail, sparkling wine, whiskey of the month or wine of the month; soup or salad; steak and lobster; chocolate fondue, $45

Edge Steakhouse, Westgate Las Vegas; 702-732-5277 or Champagne toast; Rockefeller and traditional oyster duo, shrimp cocktail, lemon sunchoke ravioli with trumpet royals or cream of cauliflower soup with confit pork belly; 7-ounce prime filet mignon and Alaskan king crab Oscar, 10-ounce prime filet mignon with choice of side or John Dory with herb gnocchi and sunchokes (Wagyu Beef selection supplements: sirloin, $25; New York strip, $32; rib cap, $38) and long-stemmed tuxedo chocolate-dipped strawberries, $80.

Fix, Bellagio; 702-693-8400 or Endive with bacon chutney, orange zest, marinated watermelon and goat cheese; beef carpaccio and pink hamachi, scallop and salmon with poached egg and saffron espuma; short rib and Kobe flatiron with blue corn tamale; and fruit Jell-o in a chocolate kiss, $160 per couple, Feb. 10-14.

Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill, Caesars Palace; 702-731-7410 or Fried oysters in Champagne bearnaise or beef tartar with kettle chips; Beef Wellington with root vegetables and potato puree or whole lobster with couscous; and molten chocolate cake, $67.

Hash House a Go Go, multiple locations; HH Red Velvet Flap Jack, $9.99; caesar salad with polenta croutons, $7.99; petite filet with grilled shrimp and garlic mash, $29.99; white chocolate-raspberry cheesecake, $9.99; includes glass of Champagne for guests after 5 p.m

Herringbone, Aria; 702-590-9898 or Potato bisque; oyster, peel and eat shrimp, Maine lobster and King crab; black truffle risotto; whole grilled branzino with shaved fennel salad, dry-aged bone-in ribeye au poivre with red watercress salad or lamb chops with tzatziki and English cucumber salad; and Chocolate Inspiration, $160, Feb. 10-14.

Katsuya, SLS Las Vegas; 702-761-7611 or Yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno, Kusshi oysters, omakase sushi, Wagyu beef with eryngii mushrooms, petite beef tenderloin and live Maine lobster, miso-marinated Chilean sea bass and omakase sampler for dessert, $90, sake and wine pairings, $35, 6 to 11 p.m. Feb. 10 and 11, 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 12-14.

Lavo, the Palazzo; 702-791-1800 or Strawberry and kale salad with Manchego cheese and candied walnuts, $14; Porterhouse steak for two with Italian-style sausages and roasted potatoes, $150; red velvet ice cream cake, $12.

Metro Pizza, multiple locations; Heart-shaped pizza $19.95 (takeout) at all locations except McCarran International Airport all month; delivery also available. Feb. 14 only, dine-in special at all locations except Ellis Island and McCarran: heart-shaped pizza with one topping, heart-shaped red velvet whoopie pie and bottle of Hug L’Originale sparkling wine cocktail, $29.95.

Nacho Daddy, multiple locations; Tortilla soup or house salad; chicken
fajitas; caramel-apple nachos; and pitcher of sangria, $39.99 for two.

Oyster Bar & Grill, Harrah's; 702-369-5084 or Glass of wine; garden salad or New England clam chowder; grilled rib-eye steak and barbecued shrimp; and red velvet cupcake with chocolate-covered strawberries, $65.

Prime Rib Loft, The Orleans; 702-365-7111 or Shrimp kabob; potato-cheddar soup or grilled watermelon salad; flatiron steak stuffed with bell peppers and onions with chipotle-roasted corn mashed potatoes and sauteed shrimp ($36) or Parmesan-crusted orange roughy on rice pilaf with grilled vegetables ($32) and chocolate ganache cake.

Rice & Company, Luxor; 702-262-4400 or Miso soup with tofu or egg drop soup; garlic shrimp with vegetables, Mongolian wok beef or chicken and broccoli (all served family style with brown or white rice); and green tea ice cream with almond tuile, plus “Fantasy” tickets and a “Fantasy” calendar, $85.

Stack, Mirage; 702-792-7800 or Kusshi oyster with strawberry mignonette; seared pork belly with strawberry mostarda and poached egg; 8-ounce Wagyu skirt steak with vanilla carrot puree and confit Cipollini onions; and red velvet lava cake, $95, Feb. 10-14.

Table 10, the Palazzo; 702-607-6363 or Oysters Rockefeller with herbsaint spinach cream, $22; Port wine-poached pears with lettuce and brie, $14; lobster-stuffed Beef Wellington with smoked bone marrow and truffle and cauliflower puree, $65; red velvet cake with pistachio ice cream, $12. Regular menu also available.

Tao, The Venetian; 702-388-8588 or Bluefin tuna tataki with mixed baby vegetables, $24; Wagyu filet with kaffir lime crust and crispy potato, $65.

Tender Steak & Seafood, Luxor; 702-262-4400 or Beef and bacon rillettes with Parmesan lavash chips; mesclun salad or wild mushroom soup; 10-ounce ribeye steak with vegetables and potato wedges, whiskey-braised half-chicken and seared Cajun shrimp with tasso ham on corn grits or pan-roasted salmon with sauteed kale and cabbage; and creme brulee, cheesecake and chocolate cake, “Fantasy” tickets and a “Fantasy” calendar, $90.

Therapy, 518 E. Fremont St.; 702-912-1622 or Oxtail, veggie or spicy chorizo empanadas, bacon-wrapped and almond-stuffed dates, baked ricotta with truffled fig jam, chicken meatballs with jalapeno cilantro pesto or signature salad; Dominic’s Hunters chicken with mashed potatoes and red wine mushroom sauce, sliced chimichurri steak with fried onion strings or catch of the day; and Cast Iron S’mores, crumbled carrot cake, La Dolce Vita macadamia cheesecake or sorbet, $40. Stupid Cupid cocktail, available all month, $10

VooDoo Steak, the Rio; 702-777-7800 or One glass of Moet & Chandon; Kumamoto oyster with fennel relish and osetra caviar; Bison Tenderloin Oscar with roasted beets and pancetta; and raspberry lychee cake, $75.

Zefferino, Grand Canal Shoppes; 702-414-3500 or Mozzarella alla Caprese, proscuitto di San Daniele with melon or chilled steamed jumbo shrimp; pasta with crabmeat and white wine in light tomato sauce or pasta filled with veal, cheese and fruit in pesto cream sauce; pan-seared beef tenderloin filet over fontina cheese with truffle and porcini mushrooms or grilled petite filet mignon and half lobster with potatoes and asparagus or Chilean sea bass in white wine sauce and capers with spinach; and white cream mousse with raspberry sauce, $85

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