From cocktails to main courses to elegant confections, Las Vegas chefs are flexing their creativity this fall, ushering in a bevy of new items boasting seasonal ingredients like rhubarb, squash, maple, and more.
Downtown Cocktail Bar: A decadent after-dinner tipple, Downtown's new Port of Call cocktail combines Caña Brava rum, ruby port, Nocello walnut liqueur, house-made orange bitters, simple syrup, and a dash of salt. The finishing touch? Freshly whipped cream and a buttery almond cookie.
Holsteins Shakes and Buns at The Cosmopolitan: The upscale burger-and-shake shack appeals to our affection for fall pies with its newest boozy shakes: maple pecan and pumpkin pie. Vegetarians will delight in the maple pecan shake, which is completely vegan.
Dom Demarco: Italian aperitifs are known for a balance of bitter and sweet, making them perfect for year-round imbibing. With Aperol Apertivo, wheat beer, a slice of orange, and basil, Dom Demarco's Italian Shandy is no exception.
Prime Steakhouse at Bellagio: A new seasonal butternut squash soup with oyster mushrooms and roasted squash is poured tableside for an elegant wow factor.
Le Cirque at Bellagio: A six-course vegetarian degustation menu ($115) captures the flavors of fall with dishes like a parsnip velouté with fennel confit and sautéed root vegetables and a butternut squash risotto with Parmigiano-Reggiano. A non-vegetarian degustation menu ($135) is also available.
Twist by Pierre Gagnaire at Mandarin Oriental: True to its name, Twist puts a unique spin on surf and turf with a dish of organic chicken en crapaudine, satay of Madagascar prawns with rhubarb fondue, avocado brûlée, and fried onions with bacon.
Bouchon Bakery at The Venetian: An exceptional take on the classic caramel apple, Bouchon Bakery enrobes golden gala apples from Las Vegas' Gilcrease Orchard in salted caramel and Valrhona chocolate pearls.
Corner Cakes at MGM: If you have a 24-hour sweet tooth, Corner Cakes can satisfy it. Pumpkin cream cheese cake loafs and pumpkin muffins are available through the end of November, while pumpkin pies will be around until Christmas. For a grab-and-go morning pastry, try the maple apple Danish.