A MATTER OF TASTE

Bite-Sized Morsels and Tasty Tidbits from the Restaurants at The Forum Shops at Caesars in Las Vegas

January 2012
In addition to being distinguished as one of the finest luxury shopping streets in the world, The Forum Shops at Caesars is long recognized for its eclectic collection of restaurants and unique eating options. With 12 eateries to choose from, dining at The Forum Shops is sure to satisfy your cravings this holiday season.
SPAGO IS THE PLACE TO EAT – LANDMARK EATERY SET TO MARK 20TH YEAR
Spago inside The Forum Shops at Caesars is acknowledged as the spark that ignited the Las Vegas culinary phenomenon, the preeminent trendsetter in cuisine, service and style — synonymous with fine food and celebrity clientele.  Executive Chef Eric Klein’s menu features seasonal American cuisine with influences from around the world and trademark Wolfgang Puck touches.
Defined by a standard of food that one would expect from Wolfgang Puck, who sparked the culinary revolution in Las Vegas, Spago offers a dining experience that is both comfortable and timeless. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Spago continues the legacy that began nearly 20 years ago and continues to raise the bar.
Upon entering the multi-level restaurant guests are welcomed by friendly staff, and every guest is sure to receive the kind of warm reception and caring service that makes every person feel as though they are the only guest.
Spago offers two menus that allow for every guest to receive the type of food that they are looking for; whether it is a casual meal while shopping or the fine dining experience that people expect from a Wolfgang Puck trademark restaurant.
Spago is known for its daily seasonal specials and trademark tasting menus, plus special dietary food for the vegetarian as well the Vegan can be created with advanced special notice.  Spago’s driving philosophy is always a belief that the simplest food is the best.
Chef Eric Klein frequently adds new dishes for every season. For this winter, he’s added the Olsen Farms Baby Arugula Salad, fresh from the farmers’ market.
Chef Eric Klein’s Recipe for Olsen Farms Baby Arugula Salad
Farmers’ Market Pear & Tangerine, Shaved Fennel, Burrata Cheese Prosciutto San Daniele, Ice Wine Vinegar, Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Recipe
TOTAL TIME: 20 MIN
SERVES: 4
Ingredients:
2 TBSP Ice wine (eiswein) or other sweet white dessert wine
1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp balsamic vinegar preferably aged (25 Year)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Toasted Fennel Seed (then Cracked)
1 Fennel – Shaved with a mandolin
1 Ripe Pear—halved, seeded and cut lengthwise into thick slices
1 Tangerine, sliced
1/2 pound Burrata (cream-filled mozzarella) or fresh buffalo mozzarella, at room temperature, cut into 4 slices
4 thin slices of prosciutto
2 cups micro-arugula (1 1/2 ounces)
Directions:
In a small bowl, combine the ice wine, olive oil and balsamic vinegar and season with salt and pepper.
In a shallow dish, drizzle the sliced Pear and Tangerine with 1 1/2 tablespoons of the dressing and toss to coat. Arrange the slices on plates. Set a slice of Burrata on the Pear & Tangerine and drizzle the plates with 1 tablespoon of the dressing. Drape a slice of prosciutto over the cheese. In the shallow dish, toss the arugula with the remaining dressing. Top the salads with the arugula add the cracked fennel seed on top (not too much just like black pepper) and serve
The Forum Shops at Caesars Restaurants:
BOA Steakhouse
BOA Steakhouse retains the finer qualities of the traditional American steakhouse, while boldly repackaging the concept with a sleek, modern design and a contemporary menu. Its menu celebrates twists on classics and over a dozen ways to dress the signature Prime Steaks.
Hours: Mon–Thu: 12:00 pm – 10:00pm, Fri-Sat: 12:00 pm – 11:30pm, Sun: 12:00 – 10:00 pm
Reservations or more information: (702) 733-7373
The Cheesecake Factory
For more than 30 years The Cheesecake Factory has served more than just delicious food and cheesecakes, we helped our guests share lasting memories with family & friends. The Cheesecake Factory menu boasts more than 200 menu selections made fresh from scratch each day including Appetizers, Pastas, Seafood, Steaks, Salads, Sandwiches, and more.
Hours: Mon-Thu: 10:00am – 11:30am, Fri-Sat: 10:00am – 12:30am, Sun: 10:00am – 12:30am
Reservations or more information: (702) 792-6888
Il Mulino New York
For more than two decades, chefs/founders Fernando and Gino Masci have delighted guests and gourmands from around the world with the vibrant flavors of Italian cuisine and an absolute devotion to exemplary service. Il Mulino reflects the infectious enthusiasm and joy the Mascis take in bringing the Italian tradition of fine food and hospitality to your table. Simple, straightforward, wholesome and always fresh – it’s the Il Mulino tradition.
Hours: Lunch, Mon-Sat: 12:00pm – 2:00pm; Dinner, Mon-Wed: 5:00pm – 10:30pm Thu-Sat: 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Reservations or more information: (702) 492-6000
Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
Joe’s serves freshly cracked Florida stone crab claws with its signature creamy mustard sauce; the menu also showcases fresh seafood flown in daily from around the world, including seasonal specialties such as Madagascar shrimp, Nantucket Cape scallops, and fresh Alaskan king crab and Copper River salmon. A meal at Joe’s would not be complete without a slice of its world-famous signature key lime pie.
Hours: Sun-Thu: 11:30 am–10 pm, Fri-Sat: 11:30 am–11 pm
Reservations or more information: (702) 792-9222
La Salsa Cantina
The Southwest is famous for its Mexican restaurants, and La Salsa Cantina is superb, serving freshly-prepared, gourmet Mexican food. Also try the award-winning margaritas, featuring the original La Salsa Margarita by the Yard.
Hours: Mon-Thu: 11:00am – 11:00pm, Fri-Sat: 11:00am – 12:00am, Sun: 11:00am – 11:00pm
Reservations or more information: (702) 735-8226
Max Brenner, Chocolate by The Bald Man
Chocolate is not just about taste; it also represents romance, sensuality and decadence. A worldwide phenomenon with a menu primarily made from chocolate, the brand new Max Brenner, Chocolate by the Bald Man recently debuted. Perfectly situated across from what will be North America’s largest H&M this winter, Max Brenner at The Forum Shops also holds the distinction of being the largest with two levels consisting of 9,400 square feet.
Hours: Sun. through Thurs., 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Reservations: (702) 462-8790
P.J. Clarke’s
After 125 years, New York’s most spirited bar and eatery, P.J. Clarke’s opens its first West Coast location at The Forum Shops at Caesars.  A landmark watering hole in the Big Apple, the eatery and saloon has been known for decades for its ambience and the high quality of the food served simply. Featuring timeless American fare, classic burgers, and bourbon, expect a raw bar with shrimp, lobster, oysters and Long Island clams on the half shell, chicken pot pie, fish and chips, baked macaroni and cheese with peas and bacon and Mile High Shrimp sandwiches.  And of course, Meyer beef from Montana’s Blackfoot River Valley, P.J. Clarke’s only supplier for its steaks and famous hamburgers.
Hours: Daily from 11 a.m. to midnight.
Reservations: (702) 434-7900
The Palm – Las Vegas
For over 80 Years, The Palm has been serving USDA Prime Aged Steaks, Jumbo Nova Scotia Lobsters, the freshest available Palm Fish and our own heritage Italian cuisine in a remarkable atmosphere of warm, genuine hospitality. The Palm is more that a restaurant… it’s a unique experience. Elegant Private Dining Rooms are available for all special events.
Hours: Mon-Sun: 11:30am – 11:00pm
Reservations or more information: (702) 732-7256
Planet Hollywood
It is the dining experience inspired by the glamour and excitement of the big screen.  Planet Hollywood offers an extensive Hollywood memorabilia collection featuring props from blockbuster movies and classic TV shows, while the diverse menu offers guests’ favorites.  Exotic salads and award-winning burgers are only a few of the many signature flavors guests find, in addition to taking home a piece of Hollywood with the latest fashions and collectible souvenir gifts.
Hours: Sun. through Thurs., 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Fri. through Sat., 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Reservations: (702) 791-7827
Spago
Long-regarded as the first celebrity chef to open a restaurant in Las Vegas, Wolfgang Puck set the trend of world-renowned chefs breaking the city of its stereotypical buffets and midnight specials by bringing Spago to The Forum Shops at Caesars. Nearly 20 years later, Executive Chef Eric Klein’s menu continues to feature the best of seasonal American cuisine with global influences and legendary Wolfgang Puck touches.
Hours: Mon-Thu: 11:00am – 11:00pm, Fri-Sat: 11:00am – 12:00am, Sun: 11:00am – 11:00pm
Reservations or more information: (702) 369-6300
Sushi Roku
Sushi Roku is known for its fine contemporary sushi served in a sensual, sophisticated environment, with a menu that offers traditional sushi and sashimi with a splash of California innovation.
Hours: Sun–Thu: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Fri-Sat: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Reservations or more information: (702) 733-7373
Trevi Italian Restaurant
Trevi Italian Restaurant is named after the most famous fountain in the world located in Italy. Trevi creates an Italian Brasserie that transports guests to the piazzas and streets of Rome.  The restaurant features café dining with elaborate street lamps surrounding a fountain and walk-up gelato/espresso bar.
Hours: Mon – Thu: 11:00am – 12:00am, Fri- Sat: 11:00am – 1:00am, Sun: 11:00am – 12:00am
Reservations or more information: (702) 735-4663
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