is making a highly anticipated return giving diners an opportunity to enjoy more than 80 of Las Vegas’ popular establishments at discounted prices while raising money to feed the hungry. The August 30 – September 5 event will feature special prix fixe menus priced at $20.10, $30.10 and $50.10, depending on the restaurant. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Three Square, a non-profit organization in Las Vegas working to end hunger in Southern Nevada.
This year many of MGM Resorts International’s finest restaurants are participating including: L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, NOBHILL TAVERN, Diego, SEABLUE, Fiamma Trattoria & Bar, Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill and Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak at MGM Grand; Sage, AMERICAN FISH, UNION Restaurant & Lounge, Bar Masa, Blossom, Jean Georges Steakhouse, Sirio Ristorante and Julian Serrano at ARIA; Café Bellagio, Osteria del Circo, Prime Steakhouse, Jasmine, Sensi, FIX, Todd English’s Olive’s, Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant & Lounge, FIX and MICHAEL MINA at Bellagio; Diablo’s Cantina, BRAND Steakhouse, Dragon Noodle, d.vino Italian Food & Wine Bar and Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge at Monte Carlo; The Steak House at Circus Circus; TENDER Steak & Seafood at Luxor; STACK, BLT Burger, Japonais, Fin, Onda, Samba and kokomo’s at The Mirage; miX, Aureole, Fleur de Lys, Shanghai Lilly, STRIPSTEAK and Rick Moonen’s rm seafood at Mandalay Bay.
“I look forward to participating in Restaurant Week each year as it is a great opportunity for chefs and restaurants to give back,” said Chef Rick Moonen. “Three Square’s mission holds a special place in my heart and being able to serve on their Executive Culinary Council has only furthered my awareness and call-to-action to help this worthy cause.”
Restaurant Week is scheduled to kickoff in grand style on Monday, August 30, with “Wet Your Appetite at WET REPUBLIC” featuring booths and food stations from several of the participating restaurants including Joël Robuchon, Craftsteak, Fiamma, Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, Jean Georges Steakhouse, Sage, Burger Bar, Fleur de Lys, Sensi, Osteria del Circo and Todd English’s Olives. Celebrity chef Hubert Keller will showcase his talents on the spin tables as special guest DJ during the party. Live music, synchronized swimmers and Studio 54 go-go dancers complete the entertainment line-up. Tickets to the event are $30.10 and can be used as a dining voucher at any participating MGM Grand restaurant during Restaurant Week.
Sebastien Vallet, Chairman of Las Vegas Restaurant Week Committee and General Manager of Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, said, “We are thrilled to have many of our restaurants and celebrity chefs in the MGM Resorts’ family participating in Restaurant Week 2010. Three Square is a fantastic organization and we are happy to help raise awareness and money while offering our guests world-class meals at a terrific price at their favorite restaurants.”
In the tradition of years past, special events are scheduled throughout the week with all proceeds donated to Three Square.
Restaurant Week Special Events at MGM Grand:
Aug. 29 “SEABLUE’s Chef Stephen Hopcraft Presents: The Perfect Paella”
Noon Learn to shuck oysters and prepare SEABLUE’s signature Paella and sangria. Tickets are $60.10 plus tax
Aug. 30 “Wet Your Appetite at WET REPUBLIC”
8 p.m. Restaurant week kickoff event. Tickets are $30.10 plus tax
Aug. 31 “Tease in The Kitchen” L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
10:30 p.m. Live burlesque show with live band, champagne and passed hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $70.10 plus tax
Sept. 1 “A Night of High Spirits” Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak
10:30 p.m. Selections of Scotch, fine California wines, tasting stations featuring Craftsteak signature dishes and a cigar roller. Tickets are $30.10 plus tax.
Sept. 2 “Birufest 2010” Shibuya
10:30 p.m. Taste 28 different Japanese and Japanese-style beers including Shibuya’s own private labels, meet contemporary artist Dennis Drew and get inked with a temporary Japanese tattoo. Tickets are $30.10 plus tax.
Tickets for all events are can be purchased at the MGM Grand ticket office or concierge desks at MGM Grand, The Signature at MGM Grand, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay and ARIA.
Those traveling to Las Vegas for Restaurant Week or locals looking for a culinary staycation can take advantage of hotel and resort packages offered at many MGM Resorts properties. MGM Grand is treating guests to an “All Access VIP package,” which includes nightly entrance for two and 2-for-1 cocktails at Studio 54 or Tabú Ultra Lounge, two daily gym passes and complimentary Wi-Fi access. ARIA rates start at just $149 a night plus tax and include a $50 resort credit and an ARIA souvenir logo cap and t-shirt per guest (mention code: Camp Vegas). Guests can experience all that Monte Carlo has to offer with the “Summer Escape Party Package.” Rates start at $50 a night plus tax, and guests receive 2-for-1 tickets to Frank Caliendo, 2-for-1 cocktails at BRAND, $25 off cabana rental Monday – Thursday, complimentary admission to ROK Vegas at New York–New York and more. Additional offers can be found by logging on to www.mgmresorts.com.
Restaurant Week is part of Hunger Action Month (HAM), Feeding America’s “Give a Little, Feed a Lot” campaign to motivate local communities to take action and help end hunger. Three Square encourages everyone to visit the events calendar on their website to see how they can help end hunger in their own community during the month of September.
For more information about Restaurant Week and for a list of participating restaurants, visit www.threesquare.org.