Looks like Chada Thai & Wine finally has an opening date — Oct. 12. The Thai restaurant from former Lotus of Siam sommelier Bank Atcharawan will serve up Southern Thai cuisine with curry ground in house and a bevy of small plates to encourage sharing. The wine list slants heavily toward Rieslings and global whites while beers span the globe from Belgium to Japan.
Blogger John Curtas reports the restaurant is waiting on a liquor license while heading into private tastings for friends and families.
He says the menu will feature dishes so far unseen in Vegas. Tom saap — a spicy soup with pork rib — braised black pepper-braised pork belly, grilled eggplant salad and a baked whole tilapia stuffed with lemongrass, chilies and garlic are just some of the dishes on the menu. Curtas says the bird's eye chile fish sauce "takes no prisoners, and had my lips and tongue screaming for relief for a good  minutes."
Atcharawan also plans to dispense with the spicy rating system of one to 10 and only offer mild, medium and hot dishes, with each dish labeled on the menu.
The decor inside the dining room seating 45 features a long banquette with labels from the great white wines as art on the wall.
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