Central Michel Richard at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas’ newest culinary hotspot and the first-ever restaurant by a James Beard Award-winning chef to be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, introduces the city’s most unique bar menu and happy hour program.
To correlate its round-the-clock, 24/7 concept, between the hours of 2 p.m. and 4 a.m., seven days per week, guests seated in Central’s expansive bar area will enjoy a satisfying array of signature dishes and other bar bites, including Michel’s famous bacon and onion tart, deviled eggs and cheese puffs, as well as beer-battered onion rings, fried calamari with marinara, beef sliders with fries, chicken sliders with fries and chicken wings. Bar menu items are regularly priced from $6 to $15.
Central is also pleased to introduce its twice-daily happy hour program. Between the hours of 2 and 4 p.m., and again between 2 and 4 a.m., guests will receive 24 percent off all food items on Central’s bar menu as well as 2-for-1 draft beers. Furthermore, to help guests navigate the bar’s extensive beer selection, Central offers pairing recommendations for each item on its bar menu. For example, Michel’s famous cheese puffs (gougeres) are paired with Chimay Cinq Cents, remarkable for its rich balance malts, hops and yeasts with a subtle, ripe-fruit finish; his bacon and onion tart is complemented by Innis and Gunn, a rum cask beer that is golden-honey in color with mouthwatering vanilla and toffee notes; fried calamari with marinara is paired with Duvel Single Ale, a strong pale ale from The Netherlands; and chicken sliders with fries are paired with Gulden Draak, a dark Belgian beer.
“Central at Caesars Palace is the best location on the Strip to gather with friends, day or night,” says Michel Richard. “We invite you to come experience our afternoon or late-night happy hour and enjoy the best bar food and the most delicious beverages in Las Vegasall at a superb value!”
Central Michel Richard at Caesars Palace debuted this September. The menu reflects Richard’s signature American cuisine crafted with a French accent. Just like the menu and décor inside and out, the experience is unpretentious yet imaginative.
The total 300-capacity restaurant is located in the area previously occupied by the Augustus Café, adjacent to Caesars Palace’s bustling registration lobby. This prime location at the Strip-facing main entrance of the hotel allows for guests to park in the hotel’s main valet and go directly into the restaurant.
Central is Caesars Palace’s only location to be open 24 hours a day, seven days per week.
ABOUT MICHEL RICHARD
Michel Richard exemplifies the art of cuisine and a love of his profession. Richard was a pioneer in French/California cuisine before moving to Washington, D.C., where Michel Richard Citronelle became his flagship restaurant. Richard’s creativity can be seen in prestigious culinary publications such as Food & Wine, Food Arts and Bon Appétit. Chosen by the James Beard Foundation as Outstanding Chef 2007, Richard also won the James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Wine Service at Citronelle the same year and his second book, “Happy in the Kitchen” published by Artisan, won a James Beard Nomination. To rave reviews, and the 2008 James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant, he opened Central Michel Richard, which continues to be a highlight of the Washington, D.C. restaurant scene. Constantly engaged in something new, Michel, a modern French restaurant, opened at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner in fall 2010.