Mix is just a memory, but one of the most anticipated openings of the year is now ready to take its place. You can be among the first to try out Alain Ducasse's latest creations, Rivea and Skyfall Lounge, by placing reservations for the official opening night of Oct. 1.
With an estimated $2.8 million construction budget, Ducasse allowed the design team of Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku to completely revamp the 64th floor of the Delano Las Vegas with a palette of "white and maritime blues" and yellow accents.
Mahogany banquettes will surround the 200-seat dining room and a lighted "Wave Wall" made from hundreds of glass squares is being hung, while a custom-designed glass chandelier made from 15,000 hand-blown glass spheres will loom over the dining room. Executive chef Bruno Riou will serve "simple, fresh plates" and dishes "inspired by the delectable food markets of Provence and Italy."
Inspired by the 2012 film of the same name, Skyfall will look nothing like its namesake, James Bond's ancestral home, loathed and ultimately destroyed in the film by the MI6 spy. The Scottish Highland source material will be jettisoned for a space-age design wrapped in deep purple, red and honey-gold accents with "subtle cloud forms hanging overhead" and an emphasis on promoting the stellar 180-degree views of Las Vegas. There will, however, be a martini named after Bond creator Ian Fleming.
Opening hours for Skyfall will be Sunday to Thursday 5 p.m. to midnight and Friday and Saturday until 1 a.m, while Rivea's dinner hours will be Sunday to Thursday 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and until 10.30 p.m on Friday and Saturday.