Recent chef shuffles are focused around the upcoming Downtown Summerlin project. Johnny Church has departed as executive chef at RM Seafood and Rx Boiler Room at Mandalay Bay to focus on his work as chef and partner at MTO Café, which is set to expand on its Main Street location Downtown with a Summerlin restaurant that will also serve dinner. Meanwhile, chef Mark Andelbradt, who recently returned to Las Vegas to revise the menu at Postrio at Venetian, is also heading to Downtown Summerlin to open the new Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill location to debut in October.
Sam’s Town Live inside Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall is home to a new, indoor farmers’ market every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free, and the rotating cast of vendors will include Pahrump Honey Company, Vegas Valley Organics, Two Lazy Sisters and Crossfire Ranch.
Jean Georges Steakhouse at Aria is teaming with Bodega Catena Zapata winery for a five-course pairing dinner on September 25 at 7:30 p.m. Chef Robert Moore’s menu includes golden osetra caviar, porcini-crusted Skuna Bay salmon and honey crisp apple pie, and each course is paired with selections from the winery and Aria’s director of wine Kim Wood. Tickets are $245; get them by calling 702-693-8400.
Golden Week, one of China’s annual national holidays, will be celebrated from September 29 through October 12 at Hakkasan with a limited-edition menu from chef Ho Chee Boon. The $138 menu includes Peking duck with Tsar Nicoulai Reserve caviar, braised whole seabass in claypot, Szechuan ribeye with enoki mushrooms and a special gift of handmade golden macarons to take home. China Union Pay credit cards are accepted.