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Chica Las Vegas Opens at The Venetian

Celebrity Chef Lorena Garcia has brought her Latin American layers of flavors to The Venetian resort in the highly anticipated Chica. “I am bringing my version of classic Latin dishes that I learned as a child,” she said enthusiastically. Lorena has assembled an A list of management and staff headed up by renowned Chef Mike Minor.

The menu features mouthwatering selections including Asado Negro Arepas with braised short rib above house-made anise, piloncillo arepas, pickled onions and cilantro; Meyer Lemon Rotisserie Chicken with Peruvian purple potato salad, fresh hearts of palm and herb chimichurri; and Tuna Ceviche from tuna nikkei in an apple-infused leche de tigre. Scrumptious arepas, tamales and tortillas are made fresh throughout the day.

To get started, dive into Calamari Fuego marinated in buttermilk, crusted in arepa flour, charred and fire-roasted with a tomato dipping sauce. Enjoy a Marinated Churrasco Steak with herb chimichurri shoestring fries and creamy huancaìna sauce. Try a handcrafted cocktail headed up by the Grilled Poblano Presidente featuring salted, grilled poblano peppers infused with Dolin Blanc vermouth mixed with Bacardi Silver, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao and housemade pomegranate syrup.

www.venetian.com/restaurants/chica.html


MB Steak Opens at Hard Rock Hotel

Las Vegas has a long history of fine steakhouses with generations of family ties and MB Steak newly opened at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, brings notable restaurateur brothers David Morton and Michael Morton together in creating an epicurean steakhouse that keeps the legacy alive. MB stands for “My Brothers” and pays homage to their father, legendary restaurateur Arnie Morton, Grandfather Morton C. Morton and great-grandfather, Hymie.

The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is the ideal setting for integrating a comfortable hip vibe with a fusion of classic steakhouse ambience and modern sophistication. Sit at the leather bar and enjoy a classic cocktail or one of the many wines or premium spirits listed on the extensive menu.

Begin with Seared Sonoma Foie Gras with brioche French toast, strawberries and sherry reduction, and then transition to delectable Filet Mignon or a braised pepper-crusted Bone-In Short Rib. A Miyazaki Japanese A5 Wagyu is another unsurpassed way to enjoy your dining adventure as well. Elevate your selection with a choice of Béarnaise, Peppercorn, Bordelaise or MB Steak Sauce.

MB Steak combines a private valet entrance, two floors of classic steakhouse fare and an excellent beverage program into a luxurious dining experience.

www.hardrockhotel.com/las-vegas-dine/mb-steak.php