Charlie Trotter’s newest venture is in the Palazzo Hotel and Casino. This is the first time one of Trotters restaurant will have powerful side-by-side competition. The restaurant will be located right next to Vegas giants like Wolfgang Puck and Mario Batali, who have already made a name for themselves in Sin City. Wolfgang Puck has almost a dozen restaurants spliced throughout the town and this will be Mario Batali’s second eatery at a Venetian resort. Restaurant Charlie serves mostly seafood. However, Trotter will stay true to his success and continue using fresh organic ingredients, which will change seasonally. Some highlights from the menu include: Tart of Maine Lobster with Spanish Chorizo, Braised Octopus with Picholine Olives, Serrano Ham and Scarlet Peppers, Harvested Sea Scallops with Parsley Emulsion and Yogurt, and Braised Veal Cheek in a Chaterelle Mushroom Sauce.
Although Trotter is new to the Venetian, he had a quick run in Vegas a few years ago with his restaurant Charlie Trotter’s which was open in the MGM Grand for a period of time until the were unwilling to meet the demands of the hotel and therefore closed shop.
Trotter had great success with his short-lived restaurant and there are great expectations leading up to the opening of his newest one. The competition here is fierce, however; with neighbors like Emeril Lagasse.