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Las Vegas is known for its award-winning restaurants and world-class service. Although there are restaurants that currently excel at this, Carbone, the new Italian-American restaurant at ARIA, looks to take the notion of exceptional food and unparalleled service to the next level. This unique restaurant seeks to bring back the days of captain service and tableside preparation of delectable and sophisticated favorites.


Carbone is the brainchild of Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick. Born in the chic neighborhood of Greenwich Village in New York City, Carbone set out to make a name for itself in an area saturated with popular fine dining establishments. The creators wanted to embody the unique aspects of dining in the mid-20th century through elevated versions of classic “red sauce” Italian-American food and service showmanship.


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The original location features décor and other accents meant to evoke a feeling of nostalgia for old-time New York. After its opening in 2013, the restaurant was honored as a James Beard Foundation finalist for Best New Restaurant and is still known as one of the hardest places to snag a reservation in the entire city.

New Location

Although the new Las Vegas location of Carbone bears the same name and overall concept, it will have a vibe that will feel uniquely Vegas. The restaurant seeks to capture an atmosphere that will transport guests to the Rat Pack era in the city. The concept of transporting guests to a different period of time through outstanding service and exquisite food lends itself well to the glamorous, decadent and almost sinful character of Las Vegas during that era.


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Carbone inside of ARIA will feature a menu of favorites including Chicken Scarpariello, Veal Parmesan and Octopus Pizzaiolo.

Captain Service

Carbone is able to provide a level of service unlike anything else by designating a highly experienced Captain to take charge of your entire experience. Captains are able to provide exemplary service through a vast knowledge of everything from menu nuances to culture in the restaurant.

Donning exquisite burgundy suits designed by Zac Posen, Captains can curate an entirely customized dining experience after a small conversation with guests.

Tableside Preparation


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Another uncommon aspect of Carbone is the emphasis on tableside preparation. As yet another rare point of service in restaurants today, the Captains at Carbone do everything from pull mozzarella to freshly prepare Caesar salads, and even finish cooking off lamb chops right at the table. This elevated version of tableside preparation is where captains shine and boldly display outstanding service.


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Posted on November 18th, 2015


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One of the great pleasures in life is enjoying a meal or drink, perfectly prepared by an expert on the subject. Fine dining can be considered a science, with certain methods of preparation and classes of ingredients making the difference between good and great. For anyone who truly enjoys fine dining, gaining a level of understanding of these methods and ingredients is sure to make a great meal more enjoyable. Here are some unique terms that are sure to impress your dinner companions the next time you are enjoying a fine meal.


People Enjoying Wine

A.O.C. (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée)

Specified under French Law, the A.O.C. specifies and outlines the geography from which a certain wine or other food product may originate. These laws also specify the methods by which the product may be made in order to be considered authentic.

Carbonic Maceration

This term refers to a process of winemaking by fermenting whole, uncrushed grapes in an environment rich in carbon dioxide. This technique is often associated with the Beaujolais French wine region and results in a fruity wine low in tannins.


Refers to a winemaking process of adding sugar to help increase the alcohol content of fermented wine. This is traditionally done for wines that are made from grapes that are inadequately ripened.


Refers to the indentation found on the bottom of a wine bottle. The depth of a punt is commonly thought to be related to the quality of the wine in the bottle, with higher-quality wines having a deeper punt.




Although typically associated with whiskey drinks, a sour can also be made with other types of liquor. A sour will contain some sugar as well as the juice of a lemon or lime to add a hint of bitterness to the drink.


This is the correct term to indicate straight alcohol, which has been poured over crushed ice and then served.


Refers to the amount of alcohol by volume present in any distillate. If you are ordering 100 proof, this means the alcohol is 50 percent alcohol by volume, or half alcohol and half water. This type of measuring system often varies by country.


This popular variation on traditional spirits are simply made by allowing fresh vegetables, fruits, or herb steep in the spirit until the liquor takes on the flavor. This method is commonly done with vodka, rum, tequila, and gin.


Chef using the quadriller method


Refers to the method of marking the surface of broiled or grilled ingredients in a crisscross pattern. The scoring can be made by browning the surface of the food with hot single grill bars or skewers.


This is the process of securing food with strings, pins or skewers to help maintain a dense shape while cooking. This is usually done with poultry and makes basting easier when cooking.


The process of cooking vegetables in fat, over a gentle heat, allowing them to become soft. This helps concentrate the juices of the vegetable in the fat. A covered pan will allow retention of natural juices, whereas an uncovered pan with leave the food dry.


Refers to whisking small pieces of cold butter into a warm sauce for added texture, flavor and sheen. The key to this is fully incorporating each piece of butter before another one is added to prevent the sauce from separating.

Although this is far from an all-encompassing list of terms related to the methods of cooking fine dining cuisine, these are a great place to start understanding the related nuances. As you begin to learn more about these methods, you are sure to spot some of them next time you are at your favorite fine dining establishment, and are sure to impress your dinner companions.

Posted on November 11th, 2015


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Eating is an action that can have a tremendous impact on our day-to-dayA well-timed meal can provide a much-needed boost to power through an early morning workout or the mental refresh to close out a long day at the office. In addition to just being a good source of energy and nutrition, food has the power to enhance and even change our current mood.

Stress or Anxiety

Berry Crepe at Jean Philippe Patisserie

Although those who come to visit Las Vegas are usually trying to relax from the stress or anxiety of daily life, The Strip can sometime prove to be more difficult than it seems. So while you are lounging by the pool, or looking for an easy way to melt the stress away, consider a nice cup of herbal tea and foods high in Vitamin C, such as strawberries or citrus fruit. Vitamin C has powerful properties to help our bodies deal with high levels of stress as well as boost our immune system. These choices will help you relax and enjoy what you came here for.

ARIA Option: Enjoy an indulgent Berry Crepe from the delectable Jean Philippe Patisserie. This classic crepe filled with assorted berries is great for brunch or any other meal.

Love or Romance

Macaron at Bardot Brasserie

It’s tough to deny the bliss of being in love, and as the wedding capital of the country, love is everywhere in Vegas. If you are here with your special someone, why not enjoy some mood boosting foods together and keep the love flowing? Although chocolate is great at any time, it’s especially delicious when you are feeling romantic. Chocolate contains a naturally occurring chemical called phenylethylamine, created by our brains when we feel love.

ARIA Option: The perfect place to go to indulge in your loving or romantic side is Bardot Brasserie. This traditional French restaurant bakes all bread and desserts in house, daily. Head over and enjoy a perfectly baked, decadent chocolate macaron crafted to perfection.


Toro Wild Bluefin Tuna Sashimi at barMASA

Just like eating right in the time leading up to a workout can have a tremendous impact on your performance in the gym, a well-balanced meal has the ability to lift your spirits. Before you step out of the front door of your resort, consider a last stop off for a dish composed of fresh salmon or tuna as you reminisce about your trip. Scientifically speaking, the rich source of vitamin b12 and omega fatty acids found in either of these vibrant delicacies will be sure to re-invigorate your “happy” receptors.

ARIA Option: The Toro Wild Bluefin Tuna Sashimi from barMASA has all the right components to help lift your spirits.



When most people visit, or even think about the entertainment capital of the world, thoughts and memories evoke feelings of happiness. Las Vegas gives visitors plenty of opportunities to feel on top of the world when it comes to great entertainment, activities and impressive amenities. These feelings can be enhanced even further with the amazingly varied cuisine available. Foods high in omega 3 fatty acids (like those you should eat if you are feeling down) along with vitamin rich leafy greens and colorful berries will help keep you on cloud nine.

ARIA Option: The Yellowtail “Tiradito” Tapa from Julian Serrano Tapas, featuring sweet potato haystacks, horseradish cream and ponzu is the perfect combination of omega 3 fatty acids and other flavorful ingredients carefully mixed into the perfect bite sure to lift your spirits.


Roasted Sweet Peppers

There is no denying the most prevalent emotion most visitors feel when visiting Las Vegas is excitement. Whether you are simply taking in the bright lights and interesting sounds of the city, or enjoying one of the amazingly varied entertainment options, the opportunities are sure to create an air of exhilaration. Before watching performers fly through the air at Zarkana or dancing the night away at one of the many clubs in the city, get your blood pumping with something slightly spicy. Spicy food tends to raise your heart rate and make you feel more alive, letting you hold on to that coveted feeling of excitement.

ARIA Option: The Picante Pizza from Five50 Pizza Bar has ghost chili salami, shishito, Calabrian chili and roasted sweet peppers sure to excite your taste buds.

The next time you are feeling sad or anxious, remember that what you eat can have a positive impact on you mood. And if you’ve already reached a level of elation, seek out the proper cuisine to prolong and enhance your bliss.

Posted on November 4th, 2015


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One of the reasons Japanese cuisine has remained immensely popular throughout the years is due to its refined use of traditional, yet delicious ingredients. The best variations of this type of cuisine usually comes from those chefs who are familiar with respecting these ingredients and are highly passionate about adding their own flair.

Chef Masa Takayama of barMASA at ARIA is dedicated to providing Las Vegas with simple, pure, yet highly flavorful Japanese food. The unparalleled freshness of the food at barMASA makes it the best restaurant in town to experience this amazing cuisine. Here are a few dish and drink pairings for those looking to experience a sensational three course Japanese meal in Las Vegas.

Kegani Sunomono

kegani sunomono at barMASA at ARIA

This classic dish is composed of slightly sweet chunks of crab meat and thin strips of cucumber delicately dressed in vinegar. Sunomono is generally a great choice for authentic Japanese comfort food, and this version, featuring delectable horsehair crab, or kegani in Japanese, takes the dish to a whole new level. This can be a great salad substitute to accompany different types of Japanese style dishes or can be a wonderful appetizer.

For a truly unique twist on this Japanese favorite, barMASA serves up a great rendition of this classic dish topped with chrysanthemum petals and a flavorful crab miso paste. Pair with a delicate shizuku style sake to complement the elegant crab meat.

Seasonal sushi options

sushi options at barMASA at ARIA

One of the most exciting things about the Japanese cuisine experience is the unique combination of ingredients and flavors of individual sushi offerings. Sushi has evolved to include rare and immensely flavorful ingredients as these types of elements have become standard in Japanese fine dining.

One of the best ways to ensure you are able to experience a wide range of these great options is to choose a restaurant that deals only with the freshest fish and offers a tasting platter. Depending on the specific offerings, pair with a medium bodied red or white wine. A traditional sake is always a safe bet.

A cooked option

cooked chicken and beef skewers at barMASA at ARIA

To top off this amazing meal, consider stepping away from traditional cold Japanese dishes and order a cooked meat dish. Many Japanese fine dining establishments will offer some sort of cooked chicken or beef dish. To complement the delectable appetizer and sushi, mouth-watering chicken or Waygu beef skewers are both great options to round out your meal.

The chicken skewers from barMASA are created from perfectly tender pieces of chicken marinated in a special teriyaki sauce with green onions, grilled on an open flame to add even more flavor. The buttery Waygu beef skewers are generously rubbed with a unique citrus spice, known as yuzu kosho, to give the beef a surprisingly flavorful kick at the end. Pair with a medium to light body red wine, such as a pinot noir, or a slightly acidic sake to balance the richness of this dish.

Truly great, fine Japanese cuisine should not only be delicious, but also a work of art. As one of the premier cities for fine Japanese dining, Las Vegas is the perfect place for anyone looking for unique, fusion dishes paired with familiar comfort food offerings.

Posted on October 28th, 2015


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It’s no secret that a great French meal starts with the perfect piece of bread. The best way to ensure the perfect piece of bread for a classic French meal, is to bake the bread in-house, several times daily. This goes for all other baked components of French cuisine as well, including croissants, danishes, puff pastry and more. This is why the best French restaurants are those with a bakery, or the ability to bake on the premises

Chef Michael Mina made sure his unique French restaurant, BARDOT Brasserie, had the ability to produce the best baked goods possible to compliment his delectable array of French favorites. The executive pastry Chef at ARIA, including at BARDOT Brasserie, Mathieu Lavallee, gives an inside look into what it is like making these amazing baked goods, in classic French style, for a restaurant in the entertainment capital of the world.

The Experience

paris scenery

Part of the charm and enchantment of eating French cuisine is the experience. A truly unforgettable meal comes from the small details that make up a larger experience. Anything from outstanding service, to the perfect bottle of wine to pair with your meal, to fresh bread to sop up the carefully made béarnaise on your Maine lobster thermidor. As a quintessential element of French brasserie food, bread baked just prior to service allows the guests to feel as though they are dining at a restaurant in the heart of France.

The Tools

copper caneles mold

One of the most important aspects to creating the best French baked goods is having the right tools to do so. What makes French baked goods stand out among other ordinary pastries and breads, is the highly complex process it takes to get them right. These complex processes are made possible by a wide variety of different baking tools including everything from high-quality spatulas and whisks to a well-calibrated thermometer to ensure the perfect temperature is met. Chef Lavallee says that copper canelé molds are among his favorite tools, because the copper heats evenly enough to ensure the canelés are tender on the inside and caramelized on the outside, without sticking.

The Difficulty


French cuisine is known as the one of the most difficult to perfect and baked goods are no exception. Although every individual recipe varies in level of difficulty, the key is the ability to adapt. Chef Lavallee says that although the BARDOT baguette requires just 4 ingredients;the outcome is affected by the workmanship of the baker, combined with their ability to adapt to the ever-changing conditions inside of  the kitchen. This is also true for the highly technical and temperamental canelés , as they normally take several tries to perfect.

The Ingredients

canelés pastries

The quality of ingredients used will have a significant impact on the outcome of all food, but especially French cuisine as it is highly specialized. For example, in order to achieve the traditional deep yellow tone on the caneles, BARDOT Brasserie sources special farm eggs for the added touch. Using only the highest quality, and hard to source, ingredients is just one of the ways Chef Lavallee says the brasserie is able to provide items of exceptional quality.

If you are looking for a truly authentic French meal inspired by the brasseries of France in the 1900s, complete with some of the most delectably authentic baked goods to complement the meal, look no further than BARDOT Brasserie. Whether you are looking for an unforgettable baguette to pair with the garlic butter sauce on your moules marinières, or the perfect croissant to complement your Maine lobster benedict, you will not be disappointed here.

Posted on October 21st, 2015

11 Items That Can Only Be Found at ARIA

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Las Vegas is a truly unique city in the sense that visitors and locals alike can find almost anything they are looking for, anytime. While every resort has different offerings, ARIA has set itself apart from others by providing world-class food and amenities and continuing to strive toward being a leader of eco-friendly resorts. The next time you find yourself in Vegas looking for a one-of-a-kind experience, head over to check out these 11 items you can only find at ARIA.

Recycled Air

The air inside Vegas casinos can often be heavy, this is why ARIA recycles 30 percent of the air inside the casino every hour. The resort also provides non-smoking walkways and air “curtains” to protect the dealers from secondhand smoke. The airflow, going from bottom to top rather than being pushed down, creates an atmosphere you will love to spend time in.


dining room view of Lemongrass at ARIA

The Lemongrass restaurant inside the resort has the distinction of being the only authentic Thai restaurant on the entire Strip. The restaurant is so authentic, in fact, most of the ingredients, such as the Thai basil present in several menu offerings, are imported straight from Thailand. With delectable dishes ranging from both modern interpretations to traditional Thai, there is something delicious for everyone.

LEED Certified

ARIA is the largest sustainable hotel to be awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification. This certification is awarded to green buildings that are environmentally responsible and make efforts to conserve resources. Some of the ways ARIA has achieved this highly prestigious certification is by repurposing cooking oil from all restaurants to produce electricity, installing low flow shower heads that save 50 million gallons of water per year, and by donating all leftover food to local farms for reuse.

Sustainable Transportation

Continuing with the overall goal of ARIA to be environmentally responsible whenever possible, the resort is home to the largest fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) limos in the world. These limos provide the luxury and convenience expected with about one-ninth of the emissions of similar vehicles.

The Ivey Room

ARIA’s high limit poker room, The Ivey Room, boasts the highest limit games of poker on the entire Strip. The room is named for the world famous professional poker player, Phil Ivey, who has won 10 World Series of Poker bracelets and a World Poker Tour title. The Ivey Room offers privacy and luxury without completely removing the players from the action on the main casino floor.


lady enjoying corner view in room at ARIA

One of the best parts of staying in the luxurious rooms at ARIA is the view. As the only resort in Las Vegas to feature more than 4,000 rooms with corner-view windows, you can experience the beauty of the surrounding landscape during the day, and the glittering lights of the Strip at night.

Art Destination

The resort is home to the largest corporate collection of publically displayed art. Featuring large sculptures and electronic message displays, there is certainly no shortage of awe-inspiring art to find throughout ARIA. While you are there, make sure to check out Maya Lin’s recreation of the Colorado River, Silver River, made entirely from reclaimed silver. Also, don’t forget to check out the grandiose installation of hundreds of boats artfully sculpted together, Big Edge, from famous artist Nancy Rubins.

Daytime Lights

front view of aria resort in vegas

Located at the awe-inspiring entrance of the resort, the Lumia fountain, meant to inspire thoughts of exploding fireworks, is the only fountain in the world with colors brilliant enough to be seen in even the brightest sunlight. The fountain currently displays 6 different shows, is completely programmable and contains recycled water to keep in line with the sustainability of the entire resort.

The Marquee

The Marquee at ARIA is the largest on The Strip, measuring in at 250 feet tall, 65 feet wide, and contains 11 million pixels over the span of a 10,000 square foot LED screen. The free standing marquee is sure to impress with thoughtful ads and innovative videos.

Top Rated Suites

The Sky Suites at ARIA offer world-class amenities, unparalleled views and the best personalized service available. The Sky Suites have been recognized by TripAdvisor as the number 1 hotel destination in the city along with other prestigious distinctions including AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five-Star. These types of accolades are highly sought after because they let you know you are at one of the best resorts available.


luxury shops at crystals

The Shops At Crystals, located within the ARIA Campus, is a uniquely distinct shopping and entertainment venue which also holds the distinction of being the largest sustainable retail center. Crystals boasts intriguing architecture, gardens and water displays along with world-class shopping, dining and art galleries.

No matter what you are looking to experience while in Vegas, ARIA is sure to have it, and exceed your expectations. This unique resort is a definite must visit.



Posted on October 13th, 2015

What Type of Foodie Are You?

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What Type of Foodie are You

Does your love of food transcend the mere need for nourishment and amount to an artistic appreciation of fine dining? Las Vegas offers a range of diverse and delicious dining options that will tickle your taste buds and delight your aesthetic sensibilities. As you carefully select which restaurants to sample during your stay, take a moment to consider what category of foodie you fall under.

1.The Veteran Foodie

If you have seen—and eaten—it all, you are most likely a veteran foodie. Your love of all things culinary has made you an expert from preparation to presentation. You are hard to please because you have almost certainly eaten several versions of any dish on the menu. For you, the best meal is one that surpasses your previous experience.

When choosing a restaurant, you take the time to consider the details, from the reputation of the chef to the overall tone and ambiance.

2. The New Foodie

You have been eating your whole life, but have only recently discovered that food is so much more than mere sustenance. While you do not know it all, you are more than eager to broaden your dietary horizons. As you peruse your dining options, you are excited to try something new—whether that means a new restaurant or an unusual entrée.

3. The Social Media Foodie

For some foodies, it is not just about the pleasure they derive from a good meal, but also about sharing that experience with others. From the moment you set foot in a restaurant, you are planning your next blog post.

As you read through the menu, you are considering which entrée will get the most likes on Instagram. Your quest for the perfect meal is social, rather than personal.

4. The Adventurous Foodie

You are up for anything. In fact, the more unusual the cuisine or atmosphere a restaurant boasts, the better. As an adventurous foodie, you love a good challenge. You are a fun dinner companion because you challenge your friends to try new things. You opt for restaurants that are off the beaten path because you are not afraid to give a lesser-known establishment a chance to surprise you.

5. The Picky Foodie

You are hesitant about rushing off to an unknown restaurant. You have been around long enough to know what you like. You are even harder to please than the veteran foodie, but your approval is well worth the effort of earning. Once you fall in love with a restaurant, you will be a loyal diner for years to come.

No matter which kind of foodie you are, Las Vegas is sure to offer you a dining experience that will exceed your expectations.

Posted on August 5th, 2015

Brunch in Paris – While In Vegas – at BARDOT Brasserie

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Bardot French Toast

Chef Michael Mina’s newest French restaurant, BARDOT Brasserie, is serving up a love affair with a délicieux brunch experience every weekend. Elevated breakfast classics and everlasting rosé wine highlight the menu that recently won “Best Brunch in Las Vegas” from Las Vegas Weekly. Michael Mina believes “brunch is an important part of the Parisian brasserie experience. [BARDOT’s] brunch menu features the classics, brought back with our own vision and style, such as eggs benedict served atop our handmade croissants or the addition of duck confit to a traditional waffle.”

The unique visions and style of BARDOT’s decadent menu includes a towering sweet brioche French Toast. The 4 day long process yields a mouthwatering 3-inch tall French Toast drizzled with orgeat syrup and topped with candied almonds and mascarpone frosting. During conception of this dish, an extremely fortunate accident led to a brilliant height of 3-inches instead of the intended 3-centimeters.

Another favorite on the brunch menu features a distinctive twist on a delicious classic – Hunter’s Waffle. Duck confit, a poached egg and orange-infused hollandaise sauce sit atop a sourdough waffle to create a symphony of flavor. To maximize the flavor and freshness of the poached egg, Executive Chef Josh Smith chooses to use a locally-sourced, specialty fertilized egg. These seemingly small choices make BARDOT’s menu stand apart from others.

Those looking to add a little extra je ne sais quoi to the Parisian brunching experience can opt for everlasting rosé wine. Sip on select rosé wine throughout the entirety of brunch for $20 per person. For connoisseurs, or those that aspire to be, chose from a variety of coveted rosé wines from BARDOT’s exclusive roving rosé cart.

Brunch at BARDOT Brasserie is served every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m.

Posted on August 1st, 2015

How to Order for a Group

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Group Dining in Las Vegas

Las Vegas offers an almost endless variety of mouthwatering options for any dining experience. However, partaking in the city’s gastronomic delights with a group of friends, family or coworkers, might be both a blessing and a curse. While Las Vegas offers something for everyone, narrowing your options down to food choices that will please your entire group can be a challenge. Consider the following helpful tips when ordering a group meal to ensure your guests leave the table fully satisfied:

Gather Opinions

As the designated liaison of this occasion, it is your job to make sure everyone leaves in high spirits and full stomachs – no pressure. The food is at the center of the gathering and in order to make sure everyone’s needs are met, feedback is crucial. Gather this intel by casting a wide net of options, offering choices such as “Italian” or “Chinese” and work your way down to finer details including diet restrictions, allergies and pickiness. Let’s be honest, we all know how indecisive everyone becomes in large groups so don’t be afraid to be take the reigns when needed. Just remember, it is always better to be safe than sorry.

Consider Ambiance

Ambiance is key when choosing where to dine. You don’t want to conduct a business lunch in a loud atmosphere where the goal of the meeting is conversation. You’re ready to close this deal so pick somewhere that is quiet, comfortable and private if possible. However, a dinner party with a group of friends should be lively and loud without disturbing guests around, so pick a place that does not frown upon upbeat chatter and a good laugh over a meal. Choosing a restaurant on The Strip creates the possibility of continuing your group’s outing beyond the dinner table.

Go Simple

You might consider your refined palette comparable to the likes of Anthony Bourdain, but not everyone shares this sentiment – especially in large groups. There’s no doubt your group will have a picky eater or two. Your chances of satisfying everyone’s taste buds increase with more familiar entrées and side dishes. You can try peppering in more “adventurous” dishes, but sticking with traditional faves will please the whole group. This also eliminates the possibility of mistakes and dishes going uneaten and can save you cash for the post meal nightcap.

Order Multiple Courses

You can’t go wrong with multiple courses. Not only does this approach create a variety of decadent options to satisfy everyone’s cravings, it also ensures that there is an ample amount of time to enjoy each other’s company. After all, this was meant to be a social gathering. Drinks and appetizers allow you to unwind and spark up conversation while enjoying a restaurant’s popular items. With everyone feeling loose, order a soup or salad to warm your guests up for the main event: the entrée. Encourage everyone to try a bit of everything. Then comes dessert: the decadent, delicious and totally-worth-it dish everyone has been craving.

By now, everyone’s taste buds are satisfied, spirits are high and your group is ready for wherever the rest of the day or night takes you.

Follow these simple tips to create a fine dining experience that will have your entire group singing your praises and reveling in the delicious cuisine available in Las Vegas.

Posted on July 28th, 2015

Recipes for Summer Sips

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ARIA Pool Drinks

A summer trip to Vegas isn’t complete until you’ve sipped on a sinfully delicious cocktail while poolside for an hour, or four. The refreshing taste of a perfectly crafted drink on your lips and the warm sun on your skin is an experience hard to forget, and one you’ll long to repeat day after day.

Unfortunately your boss may not immediately approve your time off for a trip to Sin City. So whether you’re back home reminiscing over your holiday relaxation, or wishfully planning your trip to ARIA Resort & Casino, bring the summer vacation fun to your own pool. Throw on your flashiest bathing suit and designer sunglasses, pull up a lounge chair and sip on one of these ARIA signature cocktails – made right at home in your kitchen. And if you’re lucky enough to be enjoying one (or two) of these cocktails straight from Pool Bar at ARIA while lounging next to one of our ellipse pools, pair the cool concoction with one of our mouthwatering menu items.


Stir together with ice:
• 1 oz Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
• 1 oz Captain Morgan White Rum
• 1 oz Passionfruit Juice
• 1 oz Orange Juice
• ½ oz Lime Juice
Top with cranberry float
Garnish with parasol and orange brandied cherry flag
Pair with Grilled Chicken Pesto Sandwich – roasted peppers, parmesan, toasted ciabatta


Stir together with ice:
• 2 oz Grey Goose Le Melon Vodka
• 2 oz Honeydew Juice
• 1 oz Lemon Juice
• 1 oz Simple Syrup
Top with rosé wine
Garnish with frozen grapes and lemon/honeydew sugar rim
Pair with Watermelon Salad – baby kale, feta, sunflower, olive oil, lime

Far East

Stir together with ice:
• 2 oz Grey Goose Vodka
• ¾ oz St Germain Liqueuer
• 1 oz Lychee Juice
• 1 oz Lime Juice
• ½ oz Simple Syrup
Garnish with lychee and an orchid
Pair with Grilled Falafel Pita Wrap – lettuce, spicy slaw, yogurt sauce, pico de gallo

Berry Breeze

Stir together with ice:
• 2 oz Ketel One Vodka
• 1 oz Strawberry Syrup
• 1 oz Lime Juice
Top with Rekordling Lime-Strawberry Cider
Garnish with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries
Pair with Turkey Club Wrap – roasted turkey, lettuce, tomato, bacon, mayo

She’s A Peach

Stir together with ice:
• 2 oz Atlantico Platino Rum
• 2 oz Peach Puree
• 1 oz Orgeat Syrup
• 1 dash Tiki Bitters
Garnish with parasol and dried peach almond chip
Pair with Asian Chicken Summer Roll – Napa cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, peppers, cilantro, peanut soy vinaigrette


Posted on July 26th, 2015

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3730 Las Vegas Blvd, South

Las Vegas, NV 89158