VEGAS RESTAURANT ROUNDUP: Vanderpump to Rule 3rd Strip Eatery; Elvis Wedding Cake Rebaked - Newstbt.com
Reality star/restaurateur Lisa Vanderpump plans to open her third Las Vegas eatery. This one’s at the Flamingo, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which lists its source as “a person with knowledge of the project who was not authorized to speak publicly.”
The restaurant’s name isn’t known, though its code name is “Purple Zebra,” according to the newspaper’s source. The $3.5 million project will follow the Cocktail Garden at Caesars Palace, which the “Vanderpump Rules” star opened in 2019, and Vanderpump à Paris at Paris Las Vegas, which she opened in 2022.
According to the R-J, project renderings show “plush pink banquettes, golden tables, tiered chandeliers in pale green, golden sculpted palms, hanging flora, a front bar faced in glowing pink, and a back bar formed from golden Palladian arches and from marble in black, gold and green.”
Just a Hunk, a Hunk of Wedding Cake
The six-tier wedding cake from the 1967 Las Vegas wedding of Elvis Presley to Priscilla Beaulieu will be replicated for a September 3 event on the Strip. Carlo’s Bake Shop at the Venetian. Owned by “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro, the bakery will reproduce the three-foot, six-tier confection, made of yellow sponge cake with apricot preserves, kirsch Bavarian cream frosting, and red marzipan roses.
The event, at Caesars Palace, celebrates Las Vegas’ 70th anniversary as “the wedding capital of the world.” (More accurately, it’s the 70th anniversary of it first being called that. London’s Daily Herald did the honor.)
On tap will be a show about love and marriage, followed by a mass renewal of vows by hundreds of couples, each of whom will get a slice of the cake. For information, visit weddings.vegas/event.
Dining In & Out
M.Y. Asia has shuttered at the Horseshoe after only six months, according to Scott Roeben, Casino.org’s own Vital Vegas blogger. Its owner, Chef Martin Yan, has hosted PBS-TV’s “Yan Can Cook” for nearly 100 times longer than that. He started his award-winning cooking show in 1982. The space was previously occupied by Tequila Taqueria.
The latest New York City dining staple imported by Caesars Palace will be Peter Luger Steak House. The restaurant, famed for dry-aged chops, will reportedly open in October, in 9,000 square feet near Mr. Chow. Caesars was also the first to coax the world-famous Rao’s Italian restaurant out of Manhattan in 2006.
Peter Luger’s was named after the German chef who founded its Brooklyn location in 1887. This will be its first expansion since 1960, when a second location was opened on Long Island.
Unlike those two restaurants, its first in Las Vegas will accept credit cards.
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