Here’s a sprinkling of new tasty morsels in Vegas.
Take a detour over to Wynn Las Vegas to hang out at the newly designed Parasol Up, a casino-level lounge that’s located adjacent to Parasol Down. The space now has a lighter, breezier feel, and has an exposed bar area that offers views over the caisno-floor, the blossom-filled atrium and the 40-ft. waterfall that cascades down into the Lake of Dreams, where nightly shows run every half-hour from dusk to 12:30 a.m. The new facelift is complemented by an all-new cocktail menu, including some exclusive to Parasol Up, and the seasonally driven beverage program features a variety of fresh garnishes, syrups and infusions all handcrafted in-house. We recommend the boysenberry delight made with boysenberry vodka (exclusive to Wynn), pom cherry juice, and St. Germain liqueur, garnished with a dehydrated rose and atomized tableside with a housemade seasonal citrus oil. How’s that for starting off the night?
A Bird’s-Eye View
Lip Smacking Foodie Tours and Maverick Helicopters are now offering a 5-hour Savory Bites & Neon Lights Tour that takes guests to five restaurants, enjoying three to four signature dishes at each. Guests are then whisked via limo service to Maverick Helicopters where they board a helicopter for a 12- to 15-minute flight above the Strip, where they’ll get a bird’s-eye view of Bellagio, Caesars Palace, the Eiffel Tower and the city’s historic downtown.
Aureole at the Mandalay Bay has been reimagined and now offers a tasting table experience “designed for the way people eat and drink today,” according to press materials. The transformed space offers three distinct dining experiences, including an intimate bar and lounge area; a main dining room; and the fine dining Fountain Terrace. Wine, though, takes center stage at this eatery, with the director of wine overseeing a 3,000-wine selection. There’s a rotating, by the glass list of 48 wines that features two suggested pairings for each of the 24 dishes on the menu.
Zuma has opened its doors at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, marking the first West Coast location for this now-iconic eatery. Taking its inspiration from the Japanese izakaya, the 9,000-sq.-ft. restaurant offers an authentic dish-sharing experience complemented by stunning views of the Las Vegas Strip. This hip venue features three kitchens—
a main one, a sushi counter and the robata grill—as well as a bar program that puts the focus on heritage cocktails made with fresh ingredients, juices and fruit. There are also two glass-enclosed private dining rooms seating 14 guests, each ideal for
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas:
Lip Smacking Foodie Tours & Mandalay Bay:
Wynn Las Vegas: