Chef Matt Meyer promised when he closed his restaurant Served in Henderson in May that he would be back. In October, the chef returns with a new version of his restaurant, dubbed Served Global Dining, in bigger space with a chef’s table, tasting menus, and brunch and dinner options.
Meyer says that by October 1, he hopes to open the 5,200-square-foot restaurant inside a former Ta Ta Asian Bistro at Stephanie Street and Horizon Ridge Parkway, about a block from his original location in Henderson.
“I’m really trying to do this the right way,” Meyer says. When Served opened, it turned into more of a brunch spot in a space with no street visibility. Since, breakfast became a go-to dining option in Henderson. So Meyer is bringing dinner as well.
The teppan table turns into a chef’s table with guest chefs making an appearance as well as fixed price menus that bring adventurous dishes. “I want this to be a breeding ground for culinary talent to do whatever they want,” Meyer says. “I’m going for the people you don’t really know.”
A raw bar at the restaurant’s bar brings oysters, tartare, or carpaccio, as well as a crudo menu and a California roll with Alaskan king crab and pickled vegetables.
One room becomes a setting for live music, with a jazz band providing the ambiance for brunch, which of course returns. Diners can opt for an elevated, $60 per person, five-course meal for brunch or order a la carte dishes such as asparagus five ways, miso octopus, Thai suckling pig, or a scallop Benny.
As for the menu, Meyer say, “Whatever I’ve done, I’ve tried to make it different and unique.” Iberico pork chops, lamb Wellington, red wine-braised goat, and a short rib stroganoff or pork belly miso carbonara, both with homemade pastas, are planned, with some seafood pasta dishes for the less adventurous diner.
Breakfast for dinner entrees include a Oaxacan short rib, baked berry French toast, and duck Benedict.
Meyer also unveiled some vegan and vegetarian options that he never had before, such as a veggie Wellington with roasted cauliflower wrapped in puff pastry with wild mushroom duxelle, vegan mashed potato, mushroom sauce, and grilled asparagus or a vegan curry with roasted celery root and butternut squash, mushroom, tomato. and black rice rissotto.
Wine dinners are on the agenda as well, with Meyer partnering with Khoury’s Fine Wines on 10- to 15-course menus.
Meyer says he’s considering adding pastries in the morning as well as wholesale sausage, corned beef, ham by the pound, and smoked salmon in a deli case.
Meyer originally opened Served in 2016.
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