Dine out for a good cause during Las Vegas Restaurant Week

Sit down to breakfast, lunch or dinner and strike a blow against hunger in Southern Nevada at the same time.

Las Vegas’ Spring Restaurant Week, beginning this Friday, is a win-win situation for everyone. Participants get to try restaurants throughout Las Vegas and indulge in special three-course menus and Three Square food bank receives a portion of the proceeds for each meal sold to help battle hunger in Southern Nevada.

Spring Restaurant Week, now in its seventh year, runs for eight days, March 7 – 14. Restaurant partners create menus for breakfast, lunch or dinner and select a donation of $4, $5, or $6 for each meal sold. Meals are sold to diners for $20.14 , $30.14, $40.14 and $50.14.

Restaurant Week is a great chance for food fans to explore new restaurants and enjoy tasty cuisine for a reasonable price. There are dozens of restaurants to choose from and here are a few examples of what you can indulge in.

Serendipity 3

Serendipity 3 at Caesars Palace is serving breakfast for $20.14. Start with a choice of a smoothie or special coffee drink and then decide on a choice of entrée including Frrrozen Hot Chocolate French toast, Holy Huevos Rancheros or The Hangover Omelet, made with bacon, french fries, mushrooms, cheddar and jack cheese. The third course is dessert –  an Oreo Kiss & Frrrozen Hot Chocolate shot sample. You’ll get a shot of the restaurants signature drink and an Oreo cookie topped with mousse and dipped in chocolate.

There are plenty of lunch options to choose from during Restaurant Week. For $20.14 you can enjoy lunch at Buddy V’s Ristorante  at the Venetian. Start with a choice of pasta e fagioli or Caesar salad. For an entrée, there’s a choice of spaghetti Bolongnese, bucatini carbonara or pizza margherita and for dessert you can indulge in one of Buddy V’s famous cannolis.

Another option for lunch is Pizza Rock, located in downtown Las Vegas. For $30.14 you’ll get three meatballs, any pizza except the Romana or Sicilian and a tiramisu for dessert.


For dinner, Trevi inside The Forum Shops at Caesars will offer a special prix fixe menu created by Executive Chef Peter Scaturro priced at $40.14 per person. Guests will begin the Italian three-course menu with the option of Trevi’s field greens or a traditional Caesar salad. The main entrée will feature the choice of the fettuccine al pesto con gamberi tossed with sautéed shrimp, sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts and basil in a pesto cream sauce, or chicken Marsala sautéed with a Marsala wine and mushroom sauce, served with green beans and linguine in pomarella sauce. For dessert, guests will indulge in the trio of gelato or sorbetto with the option to choose any three flavors such as pistachio, Italian vanilla, chocolate mousse, strawberry and more.

For a gourmet treat at a special price of $50.14, head to Andre’s at the Monte Carlo. The first course is a chilled heirloom tomato soup with smoked ham and mimolette gougeres or a salade Nicoise. For the second course enjoy stuffed crepes with braised chicken, spinach and tomato concasse in Mornay sauce; beef short ribs; Cajun crusted Loch Duarte salmon or roasted carrot risotto with sautéed pea tendrils and grilled onion jus. Dessert is Myer lemonade cake with blackberry caviar and Yuzu sherbet.

Another fine dining choice is Andrea’s at Encore. Dinner is $50.14 and includes a choice of Nashi pear and snap pea salad, Scottish salmon tartar, or steamed pork buns. The second course is choice of mushroom salad, pan seared salmon, Jidori chicken breast or NY strip steak with potato and wasabi demi-glace. For dessert, enjoy an ice cream cone trio or a cake pop trio

Since 2007 a total of $786,000 has been raised, and morethan 2.3 million meals have been provided to Las Vegans in need through Restaurant Week. Today, Three Square feeds nearly 100,000 men, women, children and seniors each month, however the need is estimated at three times the current reach.

All proceeds from Restaurant Week remain in Las Vegas and help Three Square in its fight to end hunger in Southern Nevada.

For more information about Restaurant Week and a full list of participating restaurants and their menus, visit www.helpoutdineoutlv.org.



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