Andre’s and Alizé at the Top of the Palms Introduce ‘SmartCellar’ Technology To Help Customers Select Wines, Beer and Cocktails
Las Vegas is not a place to sit still and wait for things to happen. It’s always coming up with creative ways to serve customers, often utilizing the latest technology in the process.
And so, diners and drinkers, enter the iPad.
Andre’s at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino and Alizé at the Top of the Palms are both utilizing the popular tablet to provide a more in-depth look at each restaurant’s extensive wine list. Instead of receiving a printed wine list, customers are presented an iPad at their table. This enables them to get more information about the various wines offered at the restaurants. Diners can also search for specific wines or wines by region, varietal and price.
Such a service cannot exist in Vegas without a catchy name and thus it’s called SmartCellar.
Of course, those wanting to order the the old-fashioned way can order off a traditional wine list.
SmartCellar does not replace the sommelier, who is available to answer any questions and make recommendations.
For those wanting to drink something other than wine, the iPad also contains similar information on beers and cocktails.
Andre’s wine list contains more than 1,500 selections and the restaurant has an inventory of more than 12,000 bottles. So any help is probably appreciated by the customer. Andre’s features casual elegance dining and also boasts of its cigar lounge.
Alizé at the Top of the Palms, named after the gentle trade winds in the French Caribbean islands, was named by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the top new restaurants in the world when it opened in 2011.