A newly energized Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will undergo a banner year of changes in 2016, with major upgrades to the dining and drinking scene.
First, adjacent to the AllSaints retail store, the third Las Vegas outpost of The Juice Standard is now serving. Created by locals Jamie Stephenson and Marcella Williams, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Juice Standard guests can revive and power-up with cold pressed juices, nut milks, "super food smoothies" and "acai crunch" snacks.
Still to come on the second floor, the much-anticipated arrival of L.A.'s egg-obsessed, Eggslut. The 1,500-square-foot counter service restaurant will feature a handful of seats, sitting close to José Andrés' China Poblano, one of Eggslut owner Alvin Cailan's culinary inspirations. Cailan expects a few items unique to Las Vegas, plus his cult menu of breakfast sandwiches such as the Slut, "a coddled egg on top of a smooth potato purée, poached in a glass jar and served with a demi baguette."
One floor up, work on the 6,900-square-foot Beauty & Essex is well underway and set to include a working pawn shop, bar, lounge and an expanded patio once owned by Comme Ça. Serving brunch and dinner, the partnership between the Tao Group and chef and restaurateur Chris Santos will serve "communal and innovative share plates." Bringing style and attitude from their New York original, Beauty & Essex will debut this spring.
A short walk away and taking over the now shuttered P3Studio art studio, work has begun demolishing the space for chef Rainer Becker to turn the space into Japanese restaurant Zuma. Becker will include the London-born concept's sushi counter and robata grill when it debuts in the fall.
Also on the way, the imminent debut of a Starbucks, adjacent, but operating separately, to the resort's newly upgraded sports book and a yet to be formally announced million dollar upgrade to the Chandelier Bar.
Plus, by the very end of the year, chef David Chang will finally bring Momofuku to the Strip, arriving on the second floor. Momofuku team member Christina Tosi also debuts Milk Bar, a bakery for sweet and savory treats.