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Dining News & Notes: Restaurant changes at the Palms and more


The first food and beverage enhancement set for the Palms since Station Casinos assumed operations of the just-off-Strip resort will be a new 24-hour café offering. 24 Seven Café will close at the end of January to make way for something new. During renovations, N9NE Steakhouse will serve a limited breakfast menu and Bistro Buffet will offer an overnight “graveyard” spread priced at $8.99 for Boarding Pass customers.

In more Palms food news, Alizé has named Chris Bulen executive chef. Bulen brings 11 years of experience to the restaurant on the 56th floor of the Ivory Tower, including one of his first jobs in Las Vegas for Andre Rochat at Alizé. He was previously executive chef at the now shuttered Andre’s at Monte Carlo and replaces Mark Purdy, who has transitioned to managing partner for Stacked Hospitality.

The Palm Restaurant at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace has launched a traditional Sunday Supper series where guests can nosh on classic steakhouse combinations featuring a few of the Palm’s most popular dishes. For $49, diners can choose from coconut-crusted sea scallops, a five-ounce Nova Scotia lobster tail or a jumbo lump crab cake to add to their nine-ounce filet mignon. The Sunday Supper menu is available every Sunday through February.

Crafthaus Brewery has added two more styles to its lineup of canned beers: Belgard, a coffee stout; and Centerpiece, a sour Belgian. “Our local market is growing right along with us,” says co-owner Wyndee Forrest. “We love to see their palates change and evolve. This is why we chose to offer a seasonal sour.” Distribution has already rolled out around Clark County, including the Strip.

Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza’s growth is on fire, opening its fourth location in the Vegas Valley last week in the Montecito Marketplace on North Durango Drive. Blaze debuted in Nevada in May 2015 in Henderson and also has stores on North Decatur and near Henderson’s Galleria Mall.

Noted new beer spot Pub 365 at Tuscany Suites now features an executive lunch menu with a 15-minute order-to-table guarantee or else the meal is free. Menu options include chicken Caesar salad, carnitas tacos, a classic Cuban Panini, Cobb salad, a trio of sliders and more; each item is $9.95 and includes a fountain drink or iced tea. The executive lunch is available Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Westgate Las Vegas’ culinary team, including representatives from Edge Steakhouse, Fresco Italiano and the resort’s pastry team, have been selected to cook at the James Beard House in New York City. To celebrate, Westgate is offering a special sneak peek dinner on January 23 at 6 p.m. at Edge. The five-course tasting menu will include salmon belly crudo, porcini mushroom bisque and fennel sausage and pepper arancini. The price is $125 and tickets can be purchased by calling 702-732-5277.

B&B Ristorante at the Venetian will host Las Vegas’ first “oil dinner,” a multi-course feast centered around the first pressing of extra virgin olive oil from the Medici-era villa Tenuta di Capezzana, on January 25 at 7 p.m. Beatrice Contini-Bonacossi, whose family owns Capezzana, will be on hand to discuss the unique history of the estate and the oil-making process, while dishes from culinary director Nicole Brisson and her team will include Tuscan ribollita, tordelli with Swiss chard and ricotta and dry-aged bistecca Fiorentina carved tableside. The price is $165 and tickets can be purchased at eventbrite.com.

The Oyster Bar at Santa Fe Station is celebrating its first birthday on January 27 with 25-cent oysters on the half shell and $3 draft beers to complement its regular menu from 4 p.m. to midnight.

The Charcoal Room at Palace Station will offer a five-course pairing dinner with wines from Kendall-Jackson winery on February 2 at 6 p.m. The menu includes seared dayboat scallops with roasted beets and hazelnut brown butter, petite lobster bisque en croute and lollipop lamb chop with soft polenta in bone marrow reduction. The price is $55 and tickets can be purchased by calling 702-221-6678.

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