Hip has never been a problem at Andrea’s, Encore’s perfectly placed Asian inspiration. Its sleek, sexy decor and full-spectrum menu by chef Joseph Elevado—from lovable snacks like Wagyu sliders on Hawaiian rolls to memorable main attractions like the five-spice garlic lobster tempura—have always been the ideal opener for a night at Surrender—or anywhere else.
But this kitchen never rests, and Elevado, a veteran of institutions Nobu and Social House, continues to add to Andrea’s offerings. With Chinese and Japanese dishes already in place, he introduced Thai bites—like fried rice with the familiar flavors of tom kha gai soup—and one of the rarest finds in the fine-dining world, Filipino flavor.
Behold the fusion masterpiece that is Elevado’s sizzling pork sisig, a hot and sour dish traditionally made with pig parts from the head and liver, upgraded at Andrea’s with luscious pork belly, jalapeño, tomato and a fresh farm egg. Spicy, rich and utterly satisfying, it’s a pure explosion of deliciousness, easily one of the most addictive dishes in Las Vegas. Don’t let yourself be the last to try it. Andrea’s at Encore, 702-770-5340; Sunday-Thursday, 6-10:30 p.m., Friday & Saturday, 6-11:30 p.m.