LAS VEGAS -- Inside the Paris Las Vegas resort, Le Provencal’s waiters have something new to sing about -- a fresh menu of delicious French-Italian fare to serve in the Provence-themed dining rooms. These servers make the entire experience as fun as it is delicious. The new menu includes a variety of appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, pizza, pasta, entrees, desserts and specialty coffees, and is served from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily.

Chef Ryan Fahey’s Rustic Eggplant Relish with Grilled Country Bread appetizer is a signature specialty. There are five more tempting appetizers, including Escargot à la Provencal, Sautéed Green Lip Mussels and the Antipasto Platter.

Le Provencal Bouillabaisse (shellfish stew), and the Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil Napoleon salad also are signature specialties. The bouillabaisse is served in a large cast-iron pot from a circular floor stand. Thick with mussels, clams, shrimp, whitefish and fondant potatoes, the saffron tomato broth is perfect with the accompanying toasted garlic aioli baguette and rouille. The Napoleon arrives perfectly stacked with layers of white mozzarella, red tomato and fresh bread, gently flavored with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Two delicious soups are featured, Pancetta & Pasta Minestrone Soup and Creamy Lobster
Bisque. Provencal Mixed Field Greens Niçoise, Young Romaine Lettuce and Baby Spinach
Salad, complete the salad selections.

Six different pizzas are baked in the exhibition kitchen oven while guests watch. The Seafood Pizza features shrimp, calamari and scallops with fresh garlic, herbs and tomato sauce. The St. Tropez Pizza is topped with grilled chicken breast, artichokes, Roma tomatoes and sauce, fresh mozzarella cheese and herbs.

Five different sandwiches are offered from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., each served with freshly made French fries or a mixed field greens salad. The French Burger is grilled to order with sautéed mushrooms and gruyère cheese on a freshly baked whole-wheat bun. The Panini starts with fresh focaccia bread and piles on imported prosciutto and fresh grilled vegetables.

The 10 pasta dishes range from the traditional Roasted Garlic and Caramelized Onions Angel Hair Pasta with tomato-basil sauce to the unusual Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Farfalle with vodka tomato cream sauce. Lobster-stuffed Ravioli and Linguine with Sautéed Clams and Mussels are favorites.

Ten different entrées feature chicken, veal, beef steaks, pork chops, seafood, salmon and swordfish, with delicious accompaniments. Favorites like Chicken Piccata, Veal Marsala and Chicken Parmigiana have not been forgotten. For the meat lover, there is the Grilled 14 oz. Rib Eye Steak, the Grilled Flank Steak Marinated in Barolo Wine, and Balsamic Pork Chops with Apple Chutney. Each meal is served with appropriate fresh vegetables and bread from the Paris Las Vegas bakery.

For dessert, select from seven delicacies, or choose one of many dessert crêpes. Lemon-Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake, Traditional Tiramisu, or Warm Apple Tart with Caramel Ice Cream could tempt a staunch soul. But the Bananas Foster crêpe, with sliced bananas, butter, sugar Grand Marnier liqueur, Chantilly cream and powdered sugar, and The Favorite crêpe, with fresh mixed berries, raspberry coulis, and Chantilly cream, will be everyone’s delight. And there are many more crêpes and desserts.

The extensive wine list includes exclusive wines from the Provence region, and specialty European coffees with liqueurs complete extraordinary dining.

Like the Provence region of France, Le Provencal blends a rustic French setting and traditional French-Italian cuisine. Sing along with your hosts (beginning at 6:15 each night) or just sit back and relax while the jovial staff, dressed in traditional French peasant garb, roam the delightful dining room. Natural wood pedestal tables and ladderback chairs with rush-caned seats with upholstered seat covers give a provincial feeling to the dining room. Painted murals of the French countryside hang on large, broken stones below the natural wood-paneled ceiling. Red brick arches and square stone pillars divide the service areas. Wine casks decorate shelves over the créperie, and water pours gently from a lion’s head fountain over natural stone on the floor below.

For Le Provencal reservations, please telephone (702) 946-4656.