Italian Seafood Menu Concept To Replace Mesa Grill
Appropriate called Amalfi by Bobby Flay, it will be inside Caesars Palace. It is replacing his current Vegas restaurant, Mesa Grill, which will close on Nov. 14.
Here is what Flay says about his new restaurant:
“We have all learned during this unfortunate pandemic, and one of the things I’ve held closely to is to focus on the things you’re most passionate about – for me, right now, that passion is Italian cuisine, especially from the Amalfi coast.”
“Food in Amalfi is known for two things, the fish that comes out of the water and pasta. I want to bring the best of the region to Caesars Palace, and every dish that is served at the all-new Amalfi will evoke the flavors and feel of Italy.
“Mesa Grill has meant so much to me over these last 16 years, but it’s important to evolve and stay ahead of the curve, especially in Las Vegas. The team and I are excited for this next chapter, and we know our loyal guests will love the new experience we have planned.”
Amalfi’s menu will range from light antipast to a large menu of pastas to whole fresh fish, with a few traditional desserts with a twist. Antipasti selections will include crispy soft-shell crab salad with blood oranges and green olives; soft scrambled eggs with porcini mushrooms and triple crema cheese; and squash blossoms with corn, basil and ricotta.
True to the Italian heart, Amalfi will feature a vast number of pastas—both house made fresh and dry—including green tomato risotto with sea scallops and Osetra caviar; lobster pasta with yellow tomatoes, basil and Calabrian chiles; spaghetti with sea urchin and tomato; and paccheri with scorpion fish, cherry tomatoes and green garlic.
A focal point of Amalfi’s design will be a fish and seafood display, inspired by authentic Italian markets and staffed by a knowledgeable fishmonger, who will be available to answer any guests’ question such as from where the fish is from, when it arrived in Las Vegas and more.
Desserts will include pistachio olive oil cake, pistachio butter, pistachio gelato, pistachio brittle and Amarena cherry sauce; and a dark chocolate tiramisu.
Amalfi will have four different areas, a bar and lounge, the grille/main dining room, the market room and a private dining room.
The lounge will have a sunset glow, cast over the lounge by a 30-seat bar. Drinks include a Campari Spritz cocktail and a wine list with a focus on the Campania region. The lounge is a 40-seat area for dinner or just having a few drinks or classes of wine.
In the evening, the dining room room will be aglow from the streetlamp inspired hanging light fixtures.