More details emerged about the new steakhouse opening at the Palms in May.
Scotch 80 Prime takes over the former N9NE Steakhouse space with a restaurant dishing out Kobe beef, a whiskey collection valued at $3 million, and dishes served table side. Chef Barry Dakake, who came on board at N9NE Steakhouse in 2001 when the Palms made its debut, returns to helm the steakhouse with some of his dining favorites along with new dishes meant to bring excitement to the resort undergoing a $620 million renovation.
Scotch 80 Prime promises to serve certified Japanese Kobe beef, joining Bazaar Meat by José Andrés at SLS Las Vegas, SW Steakhouse and Mizumi at Wynn Las Vegas, and Jean Georges Steakhouse at Aria as some of the few serving this delicacy.
The steakhouse also plans to feature $3 million worth of whisky on the menu. Some of the rare finds include Macallan Fine & Rare 1937 single malt scotch.
Some of the dishes teased at the steakhouse include the rib cap, also known as “Chef Barry’s Steak.” This tomahawk rib-eye steak joins a Colorado bison filet mignon and A5 Japanese Kobe from Double R Ranch in Washington and Chicago’s Linz Heritage Angus.
A mesquite-fired crustacean tower features Maine lobster, white Mexican shrimp, New Bedford sea scallops, Spanish octopus, Alaskan king crab, and steamed New England littleneck clams, all delivered and adorned around a circular custom flame lit vessel.
The Russian baller caviar tower features vodka shots and caviar hand-delivered in a custom carrying case.
The dessert menu features a table-side “Fire & Ice” banana split, topped with hand-torched caramelized bananas.
The restaurant also features a custom table-side cart that features Manhattans and Old Fashioned.
The Palms named the restaurant for the Scotch 80s, an 80-acre plot of land purchased in the early 1900s by the city’s first mayor, Peter Buol, using funds from Scottish investors. The area north of the resort is home to many local celebrities, such as business mogul Howard Hughes, comedian Jerry Lewis, former Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman, current mayor Carolyn Goodman, and more.
The steakhouse will feature rich wood textures, chocolate leather tufted booths, and fine art. A large window overlooking Flamingo Road. Also of note, a hedge-enclosed outdoor patio.
Aside from locals’ favorite Dakake returning to the kitchen, chef Mark Purdy joins the team as executive sous chef. Purdy was previously at Alizé at the Palms and Charlie Palmer’s Aureole at Mandalay Bay. Yassine Lyoubi takes on the director of fine dining role, handling all front of house operations. The former opening general manager at Bazaar Meat by José Andrés at SLS Las Vegas also worked as the general manager of N9NE Steakhouse, and started at Mon Ami Gabi at Paris Las Vegas. Lead sommelier Daniele Tavernaro previously worked at Zuma at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and Heritage Steak by Tom Colicchio at the Mirage. Finally, that scotch collection is handled by Cody Frederickson, the former lead mixologist at Bound by Salvatore Calabrese at The Cromwell.
The $620 million renovation of the Palms already revealed Send Noodles, Lucky Penny Café, and A.Y.C.E. Buffet. Other upcoming restaurant additions include Vandal from Tao Group as well as eateries from celebrity chefs Bobby Flay, Michael Symon, and Marc Vetri.
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