BELLAGIO — Hyde Lounge glows neon during XIV Vegas Sessions Sunday, Feb. 19. Starting at 5 p.m., XIV Vegas Sessions will launch a day-to-night party for the holiday weekend. Guests must wear neon to enter and should come prepared to soak in a little bubbly with XIV’s champagne showers. The event is inspired and modeled after sbe’s XIV Summer Sessions at XIV on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. [EaterWire]
MONTE CARLO — Andre’s planned two dates for its Whisk(e)y Wednesdays. On March 7, the restaurant features Jameson Irish Whiskey. On May 2, in celebration of the Kentucky Derby, bourbons will be featured in a special Mint Julep cocktail created for the evening by Patrick Trundle, beverage director of Andre’s. [EaterWire]
PALAZZO — Lagasse’s Stadium is holding a Samuel Adams Brew Master beer pairing dinner on Friday, March 2 at 6 p.m. For $55 per person, nosh on a stacked onion ring salad with baby arugula tossed in basil pesto vinaigrette, shaved parmesan cheese and sun dried tomato aioli paired with Irish Red; a mini beef slider with balsamic braised red onions, blue cheese and port wine ketchup served with truffle shoestring fries and paired with White Water IPA; herb-crusted blue crabmeat stuffed portobello mushroom with Creole glaze paired with Alpine Spring; grilled swordfish on green onion rice with ham hock black bean chili and sweet cherry pepper relish paired with Mighty Oak Ale; and puff pastry box with vanilla bean mascarpone cheese and mixed berry compote and fresh whipped cream paired with Chocolate Cherry Bock. For reservations, call 702-607-2664. [EaterWire]
ARIA — Three of Aria’s restaurants have created signature tasting menus for spring during the month of March. American Fish by Michael Mina has a four-course surf and turf menu with a Thai beef and lobster carpaccio or a Dungeness crab BLT followed by diver scallops and foie gras, New Bedford mussels and chorizo, grilled Kobe flat iron and miso-glazed monkfish or a sea salt-baked langoustine and pork belly. Dessert includes Valrhona chocolate custard with red velvet cake and cocoa nib ice cream, all for $85 with an optional wine pairing for $55.
Jean Georges Steakhouse has a five-course menu based on broccoli. It starts with a cream of broccoli soup. Next, a yellow-green Romanesco broccoli joins Shiitake mushrooms in a salad, followed by a broccoli and stinging nettle risotto and chef Rob Moore’s take on “Beef and Broccoli” with grilled filet mignon drizzled in a sweet orange glaze. The signature JG Candy Bar finishes the meal priced at $95.
Sirio Ristorante is offering a five-course menu by executive chef Vincenzo Scarmiglia. A Maine lobster salad with artichokes, asparagus and avocado starts the dinner, followed by a potato and gorgonzola cheese-filled ravoli topped with roasted pear puree and Nero D’Avola syrup made of red wine grapes. Dinner continues with a Dover sole fillet and spinach in brick crust and a pan-roasted lamb porterhouse with a rhubarb demi-glace. A dessert trio completes the meal with a rum baba, a small yeast cake soaked in rum and filled with a pastry cream, an exotic fruit minestrone and a Pabana sorbet. The dinner costs $89. [EaterWire]