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Dining Out with the Harrises

photos by Scott Harris

Guy Savoy Brioche at Caesars Palace Brings Michelin Expertise for Take Away Dining

Brioche is a pastry of French origin that is similar to a highly enriched bread, and whose high egg and butter content give it a rich and tender crumb. Enjoy a world class taste of this classic pastry at the renowned Caesars Palace Resort created by Michelin Star Chef Guy Savoy. His newest venue of excellence, Brioche, is a quick-service space, similar to his brioche concept in Paris, Goût de Brioche. 

Headed up by Restaurant Guy Savoy’s executive pastry chef, Sebastien Polycarpe, you can’t go wrong. Stop in and take away some Brioche either sweet or savory. Enjoy almond and candied fruit, exotic, Nutella, peanut butter and jelly and cinnamon.

Try a savory option of onion confit, prosciutto and cheese or bacon, cheese and jalapeno. Order the Brionini sandwich featuring vegetarian, prosciutto, tomato and cheese, and chicken pesto all made with the signature flaky brioche bun. Sample Coperaco Coffee Co. house blended hot coffee, cappuccino, latte, café au lait and more. You can even take away a split of Champagne to complete this very upscale Brioche experience. 

Alder and Birch Is a Stunning New Addition to the Orleans Hotel and Casino

Good bye to Canal Street and hello to the new and very improved Alder and Birch. With $30 million worth of renovations that are underway, we were pleasantly pleased to see that the Orleans is now enticing locals and tourists alike to come back and experience dining that is on par with some of the best hotels on the Strip. 

Traditional steaks and seafood are the menu’s focus with a flair and finesse that will be enjoyed by all. Either prime or house dry-aged steaks are offered, but opting for the Wagyu Coulette Sirloin, a house dry-aged steak, cooked to a perfect medium rare and drizzled with Madagascar peppercorn sauce, is the way to proceed. Each steak has myriad of accoutrements and sauces to choose from including Maytag Bleu Cheese and Sautéed Bone Marrow in the list of offerings. If seafood is to your liking, the oven-roasted Sea Bass with herb-crusted lemon spinach puree is lauded as one of the signature dishes, and it is indeed a delight in every bite. The Orleans is jazzing up this restaurant vibe with a favorable and fashionable combination that will have the patrons coming back for seconds.

Bottiglia Cucina & Enoteca Restaurant Raises the Gastronomic Bar at Green Valley Ranch

Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa has yet one more reason to enjoy its world class amenities. Brand new to the dining options is Bottiglia Cucina & Enoteca Restaurant. Opening night Bottiglia was a buzz with excitement as they served their first eager and curious guests. The bright décor with floral patterns reminds us of South Beach. In fact, we almost expected to see the beach from their outdoor patio. 

The best way to start is a specialty cocktail from award winning Mixologist, Celeste Peterson. For the oenophiles, there is a bountiful wine list featuring a nice mix of old and new world delights. Gastronomically, Chef Brian Massie has created a menu that is reflective of Italian traditions. Begin your Italian debut with classic Gnocchi. Halibut with fresh vegetables is an excellent way to continue on your culinary journey. Fresh Lobster with pasta cooked to perfection is a personal favorite. Save room for a plethora of sweet delights, including the Tiramisu in a mason jar. When at Green Valley Ranch don’t pass up this new exciting new venue.

Sake Rok Opens with Great Fanfare

Located in The Park between the Monte Carlo Hotel and New York New York, Sake Rok is rocking out the competition in the sake and sushi world with a new sleek 13,000-square-foot dining space. This is not a venue to relax with a pair of chopsticks and a veggie roll, but a place to be entertained as you dine and drink into the wee hours of the morning. 

Sushi Rok has taken dining to an elevated level by intertwining entertainment with some of the best sushi crafted by Chef Bobby Silva, of SushiSamba lineage. Inspired by Japan’s pop culture and fashion scene, Entrepreneur Albert Mack, grandson of Jerome Mack of Thomas and Mack, have blended all aspects together in one of the most hip and anticipated venues to open up along the avenue leading to the new T-Mobile Arena. The 1,300-square-foot Sakuka Terrace at The Park is THE place to enjoy your sake, as you spend the night singing, dining and discovering the world of Japan’s entertainment alcove in Las Vegas.

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