If you are looking for the next breakout restaurant to arrive off-Strip, Boteco debuts today on Eastern Avenue. Serving shareable plates at affordable prices, the concept prefers to not be known as "a bar, a pub, nor a restaurant," but is inspired by international botecos, bodegas and botequins.
Created by a veteran of both Joël Robuchon and L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon at the MGM Grand, chef Rachel LeGloahec’s creations feature one tangible tribute to her past, with the addition of the famed "Robuchon mashed potatoes" recipe to the menu.
Operated by Marcus Fortunato, who ran the Mise en Place cooking school in the same space, Boteco will also feature a patio at the Sansone Park Place retail center, close to Nielsens Frozen Custard and Soulfish Poke.
Inside, look up for the custom made chandeliers, each created from 40 bottles of champagnes and red and white wines. Boteco has partnered with vineyards and local distributors to feature their wares in regularly scheduled tasting menus in the months ahead.
Opening hours will be Wednesday to Saturday from 4 to 10 p.m. and an all-day Sunday brunch will be served from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring dishes like a $14 Foie Gras Benedict, $12 champagne pancakes and the $15 Boteco oysters.
Chips, Mozzarella Cheese Curds, Braised Beef, IPA Gravy $11
4 Meats, 4 Cheeses, House Pickles & Preserved Fruits, Wild Honey, Nuts, House Whole Grain Mustard $30
Chips & Dips
Singapore Chilli Crab
Dungeness Crab Meat, Chillis, Shishito Peppers, Cilantro, Fried Egg, Asian Crackers$ 14
Bacon Jam w/ Blue Cheese Fondue
Caramelized Onions, Bacon, Aged Balsamic, Blue Cheese Fondue, House Made Kettle Chips $12
Cervantes Lombinho & Abacaxi
Thinly sliced Pork Belly, Bao Bun, Tamarind Gastrique, Drunken Pickled Pineapple $12
Jamóm Ibérico de Bellota
Spanish black-footed Pig "Pata Negra," imported Acorn-fed Ham, served with traditional Tomato Bread $22
House Ground Beef & Bacon, Smoked Aged Gouda, Caramelized Onion Jam, Tomato, Quail Egg, Brioche Buns $12
Sloppy José Gorditas
Picadillo, Avocado Crema, Cilantro, Green Olives, Raisins, Masa Gorditas $11
Braised Beef & Piedmontese Rice
Braised Beef & Onions, Nebbiolo Red Wine Reduction, Creamy Parmesan Rice $16
Chicken & Mash (Coq au Vin)
Braised Chicken - Red Wine, Mushrooms, Carrots, Pearl Onions, Celery, Robuchon Mashed Potatoes $14
Crème of Avocado - Furikake, Raw Vegetable Salad, Carrot-Miso Ginger Dressing $12
Black Garlic Hummus
35 Day cooked Garlic - Chickpeas, Heirloom Bean Salad, House Made Vegetable Chips, $14
Kaluga Caviar, Crème Fraîche, Egg Yolks, Egg Whites, Shallots, Chives $55
Bourgogne Escargots, Molten White Wine Bacon Cream,,Garlic Aioli, Parsley Pistou $12
Salted Caramel Budino
Caramel Toffee,Vanilla Custard, Crunchy Fleur de Sel $6
Slowly cooked Condensed Milk, Brazilian Nescau Milk Chocolate, Choco Power Balls $6
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