Top Travel News from Las Vegas

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Hotels and casinos aren't the only things to sizzle on The Strip. We've rounded up the hottest news streaming out of the kitchens of Las Vegas and brought it here to dish it out to you.

We hear the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas will open Press this spring, a new indoor/outdoor concept serving up a variety of food and drink. Press is slated to open in April. We are excited to see the play on indoor/outdoor, with oversized windows, glass doors and two large gas fire pits. There will also be sofa seating overlooking the hotel's private pool. An all-day establishment, Press will transition from social hub in the morning serving roasted coffees and fresh juices, to afternoon leisure center with market salads, paninis and frosty beers, to chic pre-dinner cocktail spot, with 16 wines by the glass, craft beer and speakeasy cocktails. A small plate menu will serve up seasonal foods while late night snacks include chocolate truffles, ice cream truck favorites and night caps. 

Here's a tip for those wanting a hot night on the town in Vegas: We hear The ONE Group (of STK and Asellina fame) will open Heraea, a new American restaurant and sports lounge at Palms Casino Resort on February 17. Heraea will serve up a contemporary take on classic American food. Think filet mignon and New York strip steaks, along with King Crab Cones with avocado and sriracha aioli sauce, or Piquillo Pepper Poppers (a mix of short rib, marscapone and horseradish stuffed peppers). Inside, guests will find tufted round banquettes, screens of metal and chain and soft lighting. The design was meant to evoke athletic competitions for women in ancient Greece - the Heraean Games. Nighttime gets even hotter with live music, percussionists, beat boxing, electronic DJs and more. 

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Celeb chef Gordon Ramsay and Caesars Entertainment opened Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace in December, along with Gordon Ramsay BurGR at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. What makes this special? Two restaurants from the same chef opening within one week of each other in two different casino resorts has never happened before on the Las Vegas Strip. Following the opening of Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas in May, the opening of Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace and Gordon Ramsay BurGR at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino marks three Gordon Ramsay restaurants to open in Las Vegas in less than a year, expanding his relationship with Caesars Entertainment Corp. Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill is a neighborhood restaurant concept. The 290-seat restaurant is being touted as "the most authentic English pub experience in Las Vegas," but we'll reserve judgment until we try it. (If the beer is cold, it's not really English.) Acting as two unique restaurants, the grill section of the restaurant will have a more relaxed setting with dishes including New Zealand Red Snapper, lamb T-bone, whole brick pressed Cornish chicken, dry aged 30 oz. bone-in beef rib eye and spotted dog. Bonus: The Pub will also show sporting events from across the world on state of the art entertainment systems. The pub includes 36 beers served on tap plus 24 bottled beers. With an eye towards dishes that pair well with beer, the pub menu includes English ale onion soup, shepherd’s pie, and a selection of sausages, fried egg sandwiches and the classic pub fish and chips. The BurGR menu will take the traditional burger, fries and milkshake comfort food combination to a new level with selections like pork belly bao buns, sweet potato fries with vanilla powdered sugar and pudding shakes—a combination of thick milkshake and silky pudding. Paying special attention to not only the ingredients but the method, beef patties will be cooked over an open flame fueled by hard woods, BurGR will be the only gourmet burger restaurant on the Strip to use this technique, creating a more complex and powerful flavor. 

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Following pre-opening festivities including an exclusive in-room dining showcase, comprehensive design tours and an official celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony with partners Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro, Meir Teper, Trevor Horwell and architect David Rockwell, the world's first Nobu Hotel Restaurant and Lounge Caesars Palace Las Vegas welcomed its first official guests on February 4. The 181-room boutique hotel, the world's first Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace Las Vegas, is a collaboration between Caesars Palace, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and Nobu Hospitality primary shareholders, actor Robert De Niro and Hollywood film producer Meir Teper. Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace is the first celebrity chef-branded hotel venture in Las Vegas. David Rockwell and his firm the Rockwell Group led the overall interior design for the boutique hotel, which has 181 guest rooms including 18 suites that range from one-bedroom (1,000 square feet) to five-bedroom (3,500 square feet). The Nobu Restaurant and Lounge, at 12,775 square feet, is the world's largest Nobu Restaurant and the first to offer teppanyaki in the United States. With 327 seats, the restaurant has a sushi bar, a private dining area and an impressive selection of dishes including Nobu's signature items such as black cod with miso, rock shrimp tempura, yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno and squid "pasta." Other options include cold dishes, hot entrees, brick oven dishes, kushiyaki, specialty tempura, sushi and more.

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