When Eater Vegas tipped readers to an estimated $843,150 remodel of Sensi at the Bellagio, current paperwork very carefully dubbed the work a "rebranding."
Now comes word of a possible name change that would usher in a new, logical brand. Harvest By Roy Ellamar has been freshly trademarked as a restaurant by Mirage Resorts Inc., giving a nod to the chef's long term role as a local farm to table advocate.
Chef Ellamar's offical biography reveals he was born in "Hilo Hawaii to a family of farmers, hunters and fishermen," adding "he also takes his staff to local farms to teach them the importance of building relationships with local producers." He has been Executive Chef at Sensi since 2011.
Part of the space overhaul will include revamping the interior design, with new chairs, tables and "decorative pendant lighting," plus modifications in the kitchen, that will remove the tandoori grill and Asian wok station. The biggest physical change will be creating a new lounge at the front entrance and an expansion of the existing square bar.
No official announcement about the upgrades, any name changes or the future of the space have been released by the Bellagio. As previously noted, Sensi is no longer accepting reservations after Sept. 13.