Las Vegas Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week 2011

Celebrating its fifth anniversary, Las Vegas Restaurant Week has become one of the most anticipated culinary events in the city. According to a recent Zagat survey, Las Vegas has the highest average meal cost in the nation. Restaurant Week presents a great opportunity to take advantage of discounted prix-fixe menus and sample some of the city's finest dining establishments.

Restaurant Week also gives the community the chance to give back. Participating restaurants donate up to $6 per diner to Three Square Food Bank, which has now served over 600,000 meals to locals in need since 2007. All proceeds stay in the Southern Nevada area to help end hunger. Doing your part to help is easy, just make a reservation at a participating restaurant between August 29th and September 11th and enjoy the meal.

For those looking to experience some of Las Vegas' best French cuisine, look to Alizé at the Top of the Palms. The restaurant has been recognized as one of the premier gourmet dining destinations in Las Vegas, having won Michelin Stars and being selected as a “Top Table” by Conté Nast Travelers Magazine. Alizé offers superior cuisine, service, and a world class wine selection. For just over $50, you can savor a decadent meal expertly prepared and served to you at one of the city’s most prestigious restaurants.

Solidifying his reign atop the world of Las Vegas fine dining is Chef André Rochat’s establishment at the Monte Carlo, Andre’s. The restaurant is one of Las Vegas’ most awarded and honored restaurants with a menu offering classic French creations, which are personally overseen by Chef André himself. The sophisticated and modern atmosphere boasts a stylish reimagining of traditional “French blue” complemented by gray walls and white linen table tops. An intimate cigar and cognac lounge lets patrons recline in leisure and luxury and browse the wine selection of over 1,500 vintages. Five courses for $50 are offered during Restaurant Week this year, allowing you to sample plenty of Vegas’ finest cuisine.

For steak and seafood enthusiasts, STRIPSTEAK by Michael Mina at Mandalay Bay offers a thoroughly modern interpretation of a steakhouse. The steaks, poultry, and fish are grilled over wood in an open kitchen for guests to see, adding a little flavor and flair to the dining experience. With a strong emphasis on sourcing only the best ingredients, STRIPSTEAK continues to impress through the creative approach to cooking and presenting its products. The restaurant will offer two different 3-course menus for restaurant week – one at $30.11, the other $50.11.

TENDER Steak & Seafood at the Luxor is reminiscent of an old speakeasy, with dark wood tones and a masculine décor, brimming with the authenticity of an old steakhouse in Las Vegas. The dim lighting and juicy steaks make TENDER a wonderful spot for an intimate gathering with friends or loved ones. Steakhouse favorites like Caesar Salad and a 10 oz Ribeye will be on the 3 course prix-fixe menu for $50.

The lively atmosphere of Diego at the MGM Grand is an attraction in itself. Bold oranges, magentas, and blues set the tone for the restaurant’s sophisticated interpretations of Mexican street food. During Restaurant Week four courses of regional recipes are presented allowing you to taste some exotic south-of-the-border flavors for $50. An extensive list of tequilas will help put you in the correct frame of mind to enjoy the evening.

FiAMMA Trattoria & Bar presents traditional Italian cuisine in sleek surroundings. Bringing a dash of SoHo style to Las Vegas, the casual trattoria menu features clean, subtle flavors. FiAMMA features an award winning wine list showcasing over 700 selections from all over the world. Their $50 four-course menu of Italian favorites has selections that will appeal to just about everybody. Add a little amore by sipping a cocktail fireside in the lounge before or after dinner.

Mix, on the 64th floor of Mandalay Bay, is the height of style and indulgence. Some of the best views of the city are provided alongside the one-of-a-kind culinary creations of Alain Ducasse. The restaurant features contemporary and classic French and American dishes, melding local ingredients with international flair. Equal parts glamorous interior and seductive cuisine, Mix is a great choice for Restaurant Week.

Aureole at Mandalay Bay features a menu of seasonal dishes that celebrates Chef Charlie Palmer’s signature progressive American cuisine. Having won Michelin Stars and James Beard awards, the restaurant and chef are highly acclaimed for the innovative fare. Rare French and American wines are stored in the visually stunning four-story wine tower, where bottles are retrieved by Wine Angel Stewards, who gracefully retrieve your selections. Aureole will provide both a $50 and $30 tasting menu each with unique selections.

Help out by dining out August 29th through September 11th and support the Three Square Food Bank, a good cause that will help end unnecessary suffering due to hunger.

 

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