Multi-Course Tasting Menu Designed to be Flexible, Enabling Guests to Customize Experience
LAS VEGAS (May 2013) – Alizé at the Top of Palms Casino Resort is debuting its new dining and tasting menus for Spring/Summer 2013. The creative culinary team at Alizé created the A La Carte and Chef’s Tasting menus which showcases intricately-plated yet simple, delectable dishes.
“For our new dishes, our goal was to respect Mother Nature and let the ingredients do the hard work. Our primary shift on these menus has been to procure and align superb ingredients with unique techniques to ensure we bring something incredible to our guests—night after night,” says Chef Mark Purdy, chef de cuisine, Alizé.
Specifically regarding the new dining Chef’s Tasting menu, it is suggested to be a 7-course experience at $135 per person (an additional $95 per person for wine pairing). But for guests short on time or who desire flexibility for their dinner, they may select the dishes as “small plates” with prices ranging $10 to $28. The selected “small plates” can be served in any order the guest pleases. Vegetarian options are also available for each course with servers available to help guests customize the most appropriate experience.
As for the new dishes, they feature the fresh flavors that come with warm weather including the new Market Greens (a blend of 17 greens, herbs and florals with Tête de Moine topped with lemon vinaigrette), featuring ingredients locally sourced from Herbs by Diane. Additional new dishes on the menu: Agnolotti (escargot, Roquefort, parsley-garlic butter and tomatoes and hazelnuts); Chilled Vichyssoise and Tomato Soup (crispy Potatoes, minced chives and truffle oil); Roasted Beef Rib Eye (roasted marrow bone, Roquefort butter, Meyer lemon-onion marmalade, horse radish crème fraîche and smoked Yukon gold potatoes); Roasted Dutch White Asparagus (leek purée, summer vegetables and port reduction) and Pheasant Breast (poached egg, confit, foie gras sausage, Fiddlehead ferns and pheasant jus) sourced by the largest pheasant farm in North America: MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. This new dish is one of the very first pheasant dishes to be offered as a spring/summer menu item in Las Vegas.
New twists to some of the restaurant’s classic French dishes can be found with the Pan Seared Foie Gras (carmelized peaches, panna cotta, foie gras hazelnut ice cream and blackberries) and the Seared and Green Tea Cured Ahi Tuna (crab, cucumber, eggplant, sticky rice with soy yuzu foam).
Even the classic dishes guests have come to know and enjoy will be presented in a new way. The Trio of André Rochat’s top classics are now served on one plate: Lobster Thermidor (mushrooms, Tarragon, Dijon and Hollandaise sauce); Imported Dover Sole (Véronique, Grenobloise or Amandine) and Filet Mignon (roasted potatoes, baby carrots, sautéed foie gras, port wine sauce and summer truffles).
“This new approach to featuring the classics creates an elegant presentation and celebrates some of Andre’s most revered dishes,” adds Purdy. “Even as we innovate in other areas of the menu, we are pleased to be able to showcase these time-honored dishes.”
For the A La Carte menu, all appetizers are priced at $25, entrées at $55 and desserts at $15. For the A La Carte menu, go to http://alizelv.com/spring-a-la-carte-menu-2013/.
The new spring/summer Tasting Menu represents the pinnacle of the Alizé experience: guests enjoy a 7-course meal they composes themselves by selecting one of three dishes offered at each course. As with the A La Carte menu, vegetarian options are available for every course. A PDF of the full Tasting Menu can be downloaded at http://alizelv.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/4-15-Alize-Tasting-Menu.pdf.
Concludes Chef Purdy, “These new offerings have truly been a collaborative process with our team and—trust me—I only hire people I would invite over on a Sunday to cook for my mother.”
For reservations, go to www.Alizelv.com or call (702) 951-7000.
*High-res photos of all dishes are available by request: Marina Nicola, [email protected] Photo credit: Isaac Brekken.
ABOUT ALIZÉ AT THE TOP OF THE PALMS
Named after the gentle trade winds that sweep the French Caribbean Islands, Alizé at the Top of The Palms features world-class cuisine, service and wine list, boasting the most dramatic view of the famous Las Vegas Strip. Chef and Proprietor André Rochat of the respected and award winning Andre’s Restaurant, opened Alizé – the crown jewel of his culinary empire in 2001 on the top floor of the Palms Casino Resort. Alizé quickly became the talk of the town and has gained notoriety and accolades being named by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the top new restaurants in the world. Located inside the Palms Casino Resort at 4321 W. Flamingo Road, Alizé is open daily from 5:30 p.m. For more information, find on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/AlizeLasVegas) or Twitter (@alizelv).