Michael Mina's American Fish, the restaurant that embraced camping styles of cooking, closed at Aria. Come winter, the restaurant reopens as Bardot Brasserie, a new French restaurant from Michael Mina that pays homage to the café culture of Paris.
American Fish looked like a 19th century lodge and cooked its dishes using salt baking, wood grilling, cast-iron griddling and ocean-water poaching techniques.
Chef Joshua Smith, a staple in the Mina kitchen who headed up the now-defunct Seablue at the MGM Grand, helms the kitchen.
Much like American Fish, Bardot will have a cocktail program, but it will embrace Parisian stalwarts such as Harry's Bar and Bar Hemingway.
Also on tap for Bardot Brasserie, a roving shellfish cart, foie gras en croute, steak frites and other brasserie fare.