If you’re going to be one of the hottest restaurants in Summerlin, you’d better do brunch. But how? The swanky suburb is loaded with festive weekend dining options, so one must bring something deliciously unique to stand out. Bottomless booze and chicken and waffles won’t cut it.
In October, Scott Conant’s Masso Osteria at the Red Rock Resort tossed its hat into the ring, even though it’s just steps away from another Summerlin Sunday brunch fave, Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar. But how? Masso does it all—signature Italian dishes with fresh breakfasty goodness in a fresh format: For $42, you get all-you-can-eat access to a variety of buffet-style live stations, and you choose a dish from the kitchen. It ends up being a whole lot of great food.
The all-you-can-drink options ($25) include bloodies, white peach or passion fruit bellinis and orange or blood orange mimosas. Augment your feast with appetizer or salad options like avocado toast with poached eggs ($13) or kale and Parmesan with avo vinaigrette ($15).
Those buffet stations will fill you up fast, stocked with antipasti and charcuterie, pastries and pizzas, mini-frittatas and soft serve ice cream in waffle cones. But the carving station is the real killer, offering lovely prime rib, Italian sausages and crispy-edgedporchetta along with the decadent 100-layer lasagna with fior di latte cheese.
But how will you find room for an entrée? You won’t be able to stop eating the pillowy lemon ricotta pancakes ($14 a la carte) or the rich baked eggs with herb-spiced tomato sauce and crisp toast ($17). For those with heartier appetites, there’s a fried egg on the Masso burger ($19) with fontina, caramelized onions, pickled mustard seeds and truffle aioli.
Masso’s brunch is serious about satisfying. The rest of your Sunday will include a nap and nothing else.
MASSO OSTERIA Red Rock Resort, 702-797-7097. Sunday brunch, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.