Dine out for a good cause during Las Vegas Restaurant Week

Las Vegas visitors in town August 23 – 30 have the opportunity to try some of the city’s best restaurants at a special price while giving back to the community at the same time.

Las Vegas Restaurant Week, which started in 2007, gives people the chance to taste a variety of fine dining offerings at prix fixe prices. Proceeds from Restaurant Week benefit Three Square, Southern Nevada’s only food bank. Three Square provides more than more than 24 million pounds of food and grocery product – the equivalent of nearly 18 million meals – per year to nearly 600 Program Partners including non-profit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites throughout Southern Nevada.

It’s easy to take part in Las Vegas Restaurant Week. Diners can visit any participating restaurant during the specified dates and enjoy a multi-course, prix fixe menu specially created for the week. Each restaurant will craft their own menu offered at price points ranging from $20.13 to $50.13, with a fixed portion of the proceeds benefiting Three Square. Participating restaurants select a donation of $4, $5 or $6 for each meal sold.

Diners can visit www.helpoutdineoutlv.org for a list of fall Las Vegas Restaurant Week participants and menu details.

There are dozens of choices as far as types of food and price ranges available. Here are a few examples of some of the amazing meals you can try during Restaurant Week:

Comme Ça: Dinner – $50.13

Eiffel Tower Restaurant

French restaurant Comme Ça at The Cosmopolitan will be offering a five-course dinner for Restaurant Week. Start with local heirloom tomatoes, cucumber, bacon and bleu cheese or warm asparagus, poached hen egg and black truffle salumi. Next, enjoy roasted bone marrow or brick roasted squid, followed by pan roast of foie gras. The main course is Parisian gnocchi, braised lamb neck, favas and mint or Skuna Bay salmon. Finish the meal with grilled peach pie, coriander and rum raisin ice cream.

Eiffel Tower Restaurant: Lunch – $30.13

The Eiffel Tower Restaurant at Paris Las Vegas boasts amazing views and a gourmet menu. Enjoy lunch beginning with garden greens, followed by sautéed veal medallion with green pea mousseline and wild forest mushrooms. Dessert is a mixed berry pudding.

Michael Mina:  Dinner  – $50.13

Michael Mina at Bellagio is serving a three-course dinner for Restaurant Week. Start off with your choice of Wagyu short rib ravioli and market green salad or heirloom tomato soup. The main entrée is a choice of filet of beef, phyllo-crusted sole or roasted free-range chicken. Top the meal off with Michael’s root beer float or chocolate candy bar for dessert.

Andrea’s: Dinner – $50.13

Andrea’s at Encore is featuring four different three-course menus to choose from for Restaurant Week. One example is the pan seared chicken potstickers, followed by Jidori chicken breast and an ice cream cone trio for dessert.

FIVE50 Pizza

FIVE50: Lunch – $20.13

FIVE50, the new pizza restaurant at Aria from acclaimed chef Shawn McClain, is offering a three-course lunch option. Begin with a chopped salad or white bean soup and then indulge in either an Italian sandwich or two slices for pizza from the slice counter. Enjoy a vanilla ice cream sandwich for dessert.

D.O.C.G. Enoteca: Dinner  – $30.13

D.O.C.G. at The Cosmopolitan is serving three different three-course dinner options. One choice includes fried calamari, a margherita pizza and marscapone cheesecake.


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