Claire Harper and Shantila Lee Claire Harper and Shantila Lee | November 4, 2020 | Food & Drink
Boasting an impressive selection of rare mezcals and small-batch tequilas, the 3,000-square-foot bar located on Fremont East is now open for indulgence. Conceptualized and designed by Corner Bar founder Ryan Doherty, the new neighborhood spot is a living, breathing art installation, blending discarded fortunes, eccentric art, stained-glass windows, a canopy of 15,000 custom-made LED lights and more. Sip eclectic cocktails like the Jalisco Fashion with añejo tequila, black cinnamon tea syrup, blood orange liqueur and cassia bark bitters, or the Escorpion—prepared with mezcal, Hawaiian chile-infused tequila, agave, sassafras bitters and muddled cherry—as you soak in the vibrant atmosphere and rhythmic Latin tunes spun by live house DJs.
If you’re in the mood for exquisite dumplings, then Din Tai Fung, Taiwan’s most coveted dumpling and noodle hot spot, is the place for you. “It is an exciting moment to see my grandfather’s humble dream now in lights on the iconic Las Vegas Strip,” says Aaron Yang, vice president of Din Tai Fung Restaurant Group, of the brand’s first Nevada locale. “For nearly five decades, we’ve meticulously honed our culinary techniques to ensure every Din Tai Fung guest experiences the same xiao long bao perfection my grandfather introduced in 1972, regardless of where they are in the world.” Located at Aria Resort & Casino, the Bentel & Bentel-designed space welcomes guests to try standout menu items like truffle and blue crab varieties of xiao long bao, shrimp fried noodles and rum-spiked spiced boba. Aria Resort & Casino
Known the world over for its eclectic range of Mediterranean seafood, Estiatorio Milos is moving from The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas to The Venetian Resort in spring 2021. Designed by Alain Carle Architecte, the restaurant marries Greek essence, simplicity and elegance for a timeless vibe that’s also echoed in its menu items. Famed chef and entrepreneur Costas Spiliadis offers diners myriad seafood options—think tuna, lobster and octopus—that are flown in daily from the Mediterranean. The hot spot is also known for the Milos Special, a tower made of fried paper-thin zucchini and eggplant layered with tzatziki. “I’m delighted to bring Milos to a beautiful home in Las Vegas and be a part of The Venetian,” says Spiliadis. “We share a common philosophy centered on quality and hospitality, and I look forward to a great long partnership.” The Venetian Resort
The masterminds behind Fremont East’s Commonwealth, Laundry Room, Lucky Day and Park on Fremont bring you Oddwood at AREA15, an imaginative new cocktail bar that will forever transform the way you view happy hour. Opened in mid-September, the space allows guests the opportunity to sip cocktails beneath a towering 25-foot digital maple tree, the focal point of the 2,500-square-foot hangout. Created by notable artist Color + Light, the glittering tree transforms colors and patterns into a mesmerizing display of art, using more than 5,000 LED lights to fill the tree’s branches. Delight in the stunning display as you sample signature cocktails like the Habitat—made with Tito’s Vodka, Borghetti espresso, vanilla syrup, heavy cream and lavender bitters—or the Sweet Leaf featuring Avua Balsamo, poppy seed amaro, lemon, cucumber, basil and more.
Photography by: In order of appearance: by Anthony Mair; by Anthony Mair; courtesy of Din Tai Fung