LAS VEGAS (May 2013) – Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino announce the return of popular wine dinner series, La Joie du Vin. The first event of the series will be held Friday, June 7 with a welcome reception at 6:30 p.m followed by dinner service at 7 p.m. For this special dinner, Chef de Cuisine Chris Bulen will create an impressive five-course menu featuring rhubarb, a vegetable commonly found in tarts and pies.



The dining experience will begin with two exquisite appetizers.  To start, Skookum Oysters featuring rhubarb granite and caviar paired with a bubbly Nicholas Feuillate Brut. The appetizer course continues with a dish of fresh rhubarb, cucumber, kumquat, Crater Lake blue cheese and toasted pistachios served alongside 2011 Antinori Vermentino from Tuscany, brimming with a floral aroma and citric notes.



The main course will include a delectable Rhubarb Glazed Iberico de Bellota Pork Cheek with celery root purée and heirloom carrots, complemented by 2010 Erath Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Ore., known for its sweet flavors and hint of smokiness; Mary’s Free Range Pan Seared Duck Breast served with pickled rhubarb, cornbread stuffing, Swiss chard and rhubarb duck jus paired with 2009 Spring Valley Vineyards “Uriah” Walla Walla, a complex Merlot full of fresh strawberry and raspberry flavors.



Veering away from traditional rhubarb desserts, Pastry Chef Tammy Alana presents a Strawberry Rhubarb Linzertorte, a lattice topped pastry filled with fresh strawberry and rhubarb and a lemon verbena crème fraîche ice cream. The rich, decadent Château Ste. Michelle Ethos Late Harvest Riesling adds a refreshing finish to the meal.



Tickets are limited for this decadent dinner and are priced at $125. For further information and to learn more about future dates for the La Joie du Vin wine dinner series, visit online at or call at (702) 798-7151. Also, friend the Andre’s page on Facebook ( or follow on Twitter (@andreslasvegas).






Celebrated chef André Rochat has enhanced his AAA Four Diamond restaurant by combining its original old-world charm with a modern twist to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere. An eclectic approach on a classic, Andre’s meshes the finest style of dining with a comfortable, elegant setting. In addition to dining in casual elegance, Andre’s is home to an impressive cigar lounge, one of the only spaces on the Las Vegas Strip available to enjoy a fine cigar and rare cognac from his internationally famous collection. Honored with a prestigious Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator, Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge at Monte Carlo has an encyclopedic wine list boasting more than 1,500 selections and an inventory of more than 12,000 bottles.