If you’ll be in Las Vegas next week you may want to put Rao’s, Mesa Grill, Serendipity 3, Society Café Encore and Allegro on your dining itinerary as these and many other Las Vegas restaurants will be participating in the 6th annual Las Vegas Restaurant Week to benefit the hungry in Southern Nevada.
Beginning Monday, August 27 through September 2, tourists and locals will be able to dine at some of Las Vegas’ most decadent (and most expensive) restaurants for less. All proceeds from Restaurant Week will go towards helping Three Square fight to end hunger in Southern Nevada. For every $1 raised, Three Square provides three meals for hungry children and elderly persons in the Las Vegas valley.
Participating restaurants have created specially designed menus for breakfast, lunch or dinner at a discounted price including restaurants at Caesars Palace, Wynn Las Vegas, Monte Carlo, The Tropicana, the Cosmopolitan, MGM Grand, New York-New York, Mandalay Bay, The Palms and many more.
Caesars Palace restaurants have pledged to donate $5 from every meal purchased and will feature a minimum of a three-course meal. Participating restaurants include:
Mesa Grill - Bobby Flay’s acclaimed flagship restaurant will offer a three-course dinner menu that includes shrimp and grits featuring hatch chile hominy grits with chipotle butter; New Mexican spiced rubbed pork tenderloin with bourbon-ancho chile sauce and a sweet potato tamale or grilled chicken with hot red pepper-garlic sauce and a fresh corn tamale.
Payard Pâtisserie & Bistro will offer a three-course lunch and a four-course dinner menu option. The menu will feature lobster sliders served with mango and fennel pollen aioli, onion soup or spinach salad and a choice of either the fish of the day or filet mignon au poivre with peppercorn sauce and gratin dauphinois priced at $30.11 for lunch and $50.11 for dinner.
Rao’s – This “culinary national treasure” will offer a three-course dinner menu that includes a choice of ravioli purses stuffed with bartlett pears and ricotta cheese or Uncle Vincent’s lemon chicken for $50.11.
Serendipity 3 – Known for its unique food offerings, Serendipity 3 will offer menus for all meals of the day beginning with a breakfast option of a mixed berry smoothie and entrée choices such as Frrrozen Hot Chocolate french toast triple-stacked with strawberries or fried eggs benedict with corn meal-crusted fried poached eggs and classic hollandaise sauce for just $20.11.
Other participants include Central Michel Richard (Caesars Palace), The Range Steakhouse, KGB: Kerry’s Gourmet Burgers and Ming’s Table at Harrah’s Las Vegas; Center Cut Steakhouse at Flamingo Las Vegas; Le Provencal and Le Café at Paris Las Vegas; Bally’s Steakhouse at Bally’s Las Vegas and Martorano’s at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
At Wynn Las Vegas the all-new Allegro will do its part to stop hunger with a prixe fix three-course menu featuring a first course choice of bianca pizza, panzanella salad or calamari and shrimp. For an entrée, guests can choose from spaghetti and meatballs, roasted pink snapper or chicken parmigiano. Dessert includes a choice of a sweet ricotta cheese cannoli, cassata with frozen nougat, raspberry and meringue sorbet or a traditional tiramisu.
Society Café Encore will host a three-course lunch tasting beginning with a choice of one of the restaurant’s “Liquid Life” juices, The Green Monster, “Dirty” Vegan Water, Society Garden or a Power Juice. For an entrée, choose from Society’s “Skinny Salad” with poached rock shrimp, Napa cabbage, arugula, radish, rice crackers and finished with a miso and yuzu dressing; the steak house salad with warm strip steak, beefsteak tomatoes, blue cheese, tobacco onions, truffle deviled egg and Worcestershire dressing; the lobster club roll with pancetta, avocado, tomato confit, Old Bay and mayonnaise on a Challah roll; the Wagyu pastrami, house cured and smoked and served on grilled rye bread with sweet potato fries and pickled vegetables; or the SW Fish & Chips, made with Pacific Cod and served with a side of chunky tartar sauce. Warm donut “bites,” brulee cheesecake and Society’s ice cream sandwiches round out the meal. The menu is $30.12.
Las Vegas, NV 08/24/12