Rivea restaurant and Skyfall Lounge open atop the Delano

Michelin-decorated chef Alain Ducasse celebrated the grand opening of his latest restaurant, Rivea, atop the Delano Hotel last night. The restaurant, which was formerly called Mix, was redecorated and has a new Italian and French menu.

Influenced by the food markets of Provence and Italy, Ducasse and Executive Chef Bruno Riou’s menu focuses on fresh Mediterranean flavors. You’ll find small plates ideal for sharing like Provençal caponata with capers and pinenuts; prawn & calamari crostino; artichoke & spinach ravioli; and marinated Seabream with a light citrus flavor.

In addition to small plates, diners can order main courses including lobster with purple artichokes; rack of Colorado lamb with herb pesto; and roasted duck breast with Bigarade sauce.

Delectable desserts include traditional tiramisu accented by an exclusive, house cold-brewed coffee; the Italian classic chocolate-hazelnut zuccotto and a light, refreshing citrus tian that is the perfect ending to a meal.

Rivea, located on the 64th floor of the Delano, offers amazing views of the Strip and the Las Vegas valley. The main dining room is decorated in blues and yellows and features a beautiful “wave wall” that contains hundreds of glass pieces representing water. There’s also a small outdoor patio and a private dining room that can seat 50 guests and offers spectacular views through floor-to-ceiling windows.

After dinner you’ll want to head next door to the new Skyfall Lounge, which has an evolving nightlife experience that changes from a casual lounge vibe to a more upbeat nightclub experience as the night progresses. Skyfall features interesting handcrafted cocktails and bottle service with unique mixer options. The lounge has 180-degree views of the valley and an outdoor patio overlooking the Strip.

Rivea is open 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Skyfall Lounge is open 5 p.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday and 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.


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