Nobu chefs from around the country team up for special Vegas dinner

Lucky diners will get to enjoy the cuisine of Nobu Matsuhisa as well as 28 of his executive and sushi chefs from around the country at Nobu United – A Culinary Celebration on Oct. 9.

The special one-night event at Nobu at Caesars Palace will include a cocktail party and a seven-course Omakase (chef’s choice) menu with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Keep Memory Alive, supporting the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, which provides care to patients with memory and movement disorders at Cleveland Clinic locations across the United States.

Matsuhisa and chefs from his restaurants Nobu Malibu, Nobu San Diego, Nobu Los Angeles, Nobu Dallas, Nobu Miami, Nobu New York, Nobu Next Door, Nobu Fifty Seven, Nobu Lanai, Nobu Waikiki, Nobu Caesars Palace Las Vegas, Nobu Hard Rock Las Vegas, Matsuhisa Vail and Matsuhisa Aspen, will collaborate to showcase the best of Nobu cuisine.

The Nobu United menu will include:

Passed canapés
Maguro with aji Amarillo ponzu (Nobu San Diego)
Salmon and ikura with yuzu jalapeno miso (Nobu Miami)
Wagyu beef with Hana wasabi (Matushisa Vail)
Fig dumpling with yuzu and kuromitsu (Nobu Dallas)
Duck breast with Okinawan potato and kochujang miso (Nobu Waikiki)
Fish tacos (Nobu Los Angeles)
Suzuki umami-jime with crispy nori (Matsuhisa Vail)

First Course
Umami wasabi gelee with uni, nama yuba and caviar.
(Los Angeles and Waikiki)

Second Course
Peruvian oyster shooter alongside lobster with yuzu, tofu and truffle, and paired with fluke chimichurri and toro with shiitake dressing, turnip and micro greens.
(Nobu Malibu, Nobu Dallas, Nobu New York City and Nobu Fifty Seven)

Third Course
Scallop baked in the shell with smoked tomato and soy salt.
(Nobu Fifty Seven, Nobu San Diego and Nobu Lanai)

Fourth Course
Slow-cooked Wagyu rump accompanied by matsutake and Douglas fir miso,
king trumpet ‘bone marrow’ with chestnuts and autumn flavors.
(Nobu Caesars Palace, Nobu Hard Rock and Nobu Miami)

Soup Course
Miso consommé with lobster dumpling, Nobu Kanso yuba, mistuba, yuzu and ginnan.
(Nobu New York and Matsuhisa Aspen)

Sushi Course
Salt-cured tuna, lemon-cured salmon with truffle, ika with karasumi and a Special Big Roll.
(Nobu Caesars Palace, Nobu Las Vegas, Nobu Lanai, Matsuhisa Aspen)

Aki Tart and Sable Kabocha Pear Pecan with special treats to take home.
(Nobu New York, Nobu Miami, Nobu Hard Rock)

Nobu United will begin at 5:30 p.m. with passed canapés and cocktails, followed by the seated seven-course Omakase tasting menu, priced at $195 per person. The tasting menu will also be offered at 9:30 p.m., excluding the canapés and cocktails, priced at $170 per person. A wine and sake beverage pairing is also available for an additional $80 per person. Prices do not include tax or gratuity. Call (702) 731-7778 or email for reservations. Space is extremely limited.


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