Seven restaurants at Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts sold more than 1,300 meals and raised more than $8,900 during the inaugural spring edition of Las Vegas Restaurant Week. For a one week period lasting Feb. 27 through March 4, 2012, locals and tourists were given the opportunity to order from designated prix-fixe menus in some of the best restaurants in Las Vegas while simultaneously helping Three Square’s fight to end hunger in Southern Nevada.
Caesars Entertainment’s seven participating restaurants included Mesa Grill, Serendipity 3 and Payard Patisserie & Bistro at Caesars Palace; Martorano’s at Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino; KGB: Kerry’s Gourmet Burgers at Harrah’s Las Vegas; Eiffel Tower Restaurant at Paris Las Vegas; and Strip House at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. These participating restaurants offered guests exclusive three-course menus specially created for Las Vegas Restaurant Week at a discounted price of $20.12, $30.12 or $50.12. Five dollars from every meal purchased was donated to Three Square Food Bank, with the exception of Strip House, which donated $4 from the purchase of every meal. For every $1 raised, Three Square is able to provide three meals for hungry children and elderly persons in Southern Nevada, resulting in a total of almost 27,000 donated meals from Caesars Entertainment restaurants.
Highlighted by their unique blue corn pancake stuffed with barbecued duck and the Sixteen Spice Chicken, celebrity chef Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill at Caesars Palace served 1,191 Restaurant Week menu meals that single-handedly provided more than $5,950 to Three Square. This equated to more than 17,865 meals and represents more than half of the total contribution by Caesars Entertainment.
“Our servers and team of dedicated staff are delighted to be involved in Restaurant Week and proud to remain active contributors in Three Square’s battle against hunger in Southern Nevada,” said Jean Pierre Francois, general manager of Mesa Grill at Caesars Palace.
A Restaurant Week participant for more than three years, Mesa Grill was awarded first place during the fall 2011 two-week long event, praised for raising the most money for the Three Square organization in its category. This spring, Mesa brought back crowds with special lunch ($30.12) and dinner ($50.12) menus.
About Restaurant Week & Three Square
Las Vegas Restaurant Week began in 2007 as a way to give locals and tourists the opportunity to help out by dining out. This year’s first ever Spring edition includes a variety of Las Vegas’ best restaurants, ranging from popular mid-level eateries to the city’s premier and celebrity-chef restaurants, all offering fantastic meals at pre fixe prices. Proceeds from Restaurant Week benefit Three Square, Southern Nevada’s only food bank. Three Square currently provides more than 24 million pounds of food and grocery product – the equivalent of nearly 18 million meals – per year to more than 600 Program Partners including non-profit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites throughout Southern Nevada. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks. For additional information visit www.threesquare.org or www.helpoutdineoutlv.org. Diners are encouraged to share their experiences and be a part of the conversation on Twitter by following @threesquarelv and using the hash tag #LVRW2012, and on Facebook by ‘Liking’ the Las Vegas Restaurant Week page – http://on.fb.me/lvrwfb. In addition to spring Restaurant Week, Three Square will get a jump-start on Hunger Action Month with the fall edition of Restaurant Week, August 27 through September 2, 2012. For the full list of Restaurant Week participants and menu specifics, visit http://www.helpoutdineoutlv.org/restaurants/menus.