So a little more information just came out about Alain Ducasse’s $2.8 million Rivea and Skyfall Lounge, both taking over the former Mix space on the 63rd floor of the Delano.
For food, Rivea executive chef Bruno Riou plans to serve fare influenced by Provence and Italy.
Look for house-made pizzettes, pastas and grilled dishes. Some of the dishes already being touted include a crispy socca pancake made with chickpea flour, a board of cold cuts, stuffed baby vegetables, a Niçoise salad in a chickpea wrap, gilt-head bream with a minestrone reduction and lemon shortbread and limoncello sorbet dessert. All are meant to be shared.
A wine list of 300 from France, Italy and California as well as digestifs such as grappa wash dishes down.
The Paris-based French-Canadian design team Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku, who created the all-white look of Mix, take care of the look of Rivea, wrapped in maritime blues with yellow accents. Mahogany banquettes that feel like their right out of Venice surround the 200-seat dining room. Find wooden Venetian blinds on the windows and woven rattan lighting fixtures, as well as striped fabrics and leather chairs.
A lighted "Wave Wall" made from hundreds of glass squares will mimic the Mediterranean, while a custom-designed glass chandelier made from 15,000 hand-blown glass spheres from Murano, Italy, hangs in the center of the dining room.
Head to the 50-seat private dining room with its views of the Strip through floor-to-ceiling windows. The light fixture there, made from lights that twinkle, mimics the constellations.
Over at the now-confirmed Skyfall Lounge, Jouin Manku plans to features multiple levels so everyone has a view of the skyline, as well as an outdoor patio. New "seating islands" around the dance floor give guests semi-privacy. The entire space will be wrapped in deep purple, red and honey-gold accents with "subtle cloud forms hanging overhead."
Rivea will even handle the food here. Look for tigelle sandwiches with cured ham, tomato and basil as well as squid fritters.
Both open this fall.