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Andiron Steak & Sea Opens
Chef Kim Canteenwalla and his wife, Elizabeth Blau, have spent the last few years tantalizing taste buds at restaurants like Honey Salt and Made L.V. Now they’re ready to turn the surf-and-turf concept on its head with Andiron Steak & Sea. Paying tribute to all things “grilled, roasted, shucked, and seared,” the venue emphasizes fresh ingredients and outdoor grilling, with seasonal market sides. Says Blau, “I’m so excited to introduce Andiron to a city known for its phenomenal steakhouses. To me, it’s a concept that has so much room for creativity and interpretation.” A wood-fired grill takes center stage, while light wood and floral residential touches brighten the environs. 702-685-4015
Bourbon Like You've Never Had Before at Sage
Bourbon is hot, hot, hot right now, and none is more coveted than the limited-edition Van Winkle range. For $350, those seeking a unique experience can sample all the PVW expressions in one flight at Sage, inside Aria. Six one ounce pours let you explore Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye, Van Winkle Special Reserve Lot B 12-Year, and Old Rip Van Winkle 10-Year, as well as the Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 15-, 20-, and 23-year expressions (a $250 bottle of which can fetch thousands on the secondary market). 877-230-2742
Brian Lhee Collaborates With Guest Chefs at Yusho After Dark
Inspired by the lights, energy, and mystique of the Japanese street-food scene, Yusho After Dark pairs Yusho Japanese Grill & Noodle House’s award-winning executive chef, Brian Lhee, with guest chefs from around the city to create entertaining, collaborative one-off menus in Yusho’s open-air kitchen. On March 3, Lhee teams with chef Michael Chen of Simon Restaurant & Lounge at the Palms Casino Hotel, with DJ Matt on the 1’s and 2’s. Monte Carlo, 702-730-6700
Gelato Messina Serves Gelato and Baked Goods
What’s better than a trendy new gelato spot? One with a trendy new bakery right next door. As of February, Downtown Summerlin’s Festival Plaza will be home to the Aussie fave Gelato Messina, which blends Sicilian classics with combinations like apple pie and the Black Forest, made with chocolate fondant gelato and Kirsch semifreddo. One shop over, the California-based Wonderland Bakery houses a veritable playground of desserts, including a sugar cookie that President Obama praised as the White House’s favorite.
A Taste of France at Bardot Brasserie
Bringing a touch of Parisian café culture to the Strip, James Beard Award–winning chef Michael Mina has opened Bardot Brasserie, evoking Jazz Age Paris. The menu, by Mina and Executive Chef Josh Smith, offers a contemporary take on casual Parisian street dining, serving classics like croque madame and accessible updates such as duck wings à l’orange and monkfish bourride. Guests can customize traditional café fare like French onion soup by adding truffles, soft-poached eggs, or braised oxtail, or select from a variety of prime cuts and sauces for the steak frites. The signature Bardot burger (with Comté cheese, caramelized onions, and a bordelaise sauce) rounds out the casual-chic menu. Aria Resort & Casino, 702-690-8610
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JENNA DOSCH (BLAU AND CANTEENWALLA); RYAN FORBES/AVABLU (YUSHO); ALANNA HALE (BARDOT); JORDAN BALDERAS (PAPPY VAN WINKLE); COURTESY OF GELATO MESSINA (BLACK FOREST GELATO)