Nite Bite: Palazzo’s new Latin-inspired cocktails stay hot all winter
Just because the pools are closing doesn’t mean you can’t sip like its summer all winter long
Sat, Oct 10, 2009 (11:44 a.m.)
Mojitos and Caipirinhas and Pisco Sours, oh my! Margaritas in every flavor and fashion (though we pray not by the yard)!
Consider this fair warning: Vegas will at last be getting a healthy dose of those South American, Latin and tropical cocktails we’ve come to love every Sunday by the pool only now they will be executed to some very exacting standards.
The Palazzo expects to welcome Fusion Bar to the casino floor in about a month, a unique hybrid of a gaming bar and a mixology bar, with real mixologists who really know their Cachaça, rum and tequila.
Who cares if winter is on its way? You can get a lot of drinking done before the pools reopen in March!
And speaking of tequila … Cabo Wabo is said to be making its debut this month with a soft opening on October 26 and a grand opening on Halloween. Shhh, pass it on!
With top accommodations, first-rate entertainment, high-end shopping and a slew of acclaimed chefs, the Palazzo has positioned itself as one of the most luxurious resorts on the Strip.
More than 3,000 all-suite rooms start at 740 square feet and are decorated in a modern, yet classic, Italian style. Each room features a sleeping area, with a king or two queens, and a sunken living room area with floor to ceiling windows.
A cathedral ceiling tops the Palazzo casino, while a second 80-foot dome brings natural light to the property's lobby. The 105,000 square foot casino features more than 2,000 slots and 80 table games but lacks the stale smell of cigarettes, as the property is LEED certified with smoking off limits in most of the Palazzo — including 50 percent of the casino floor.
Dining at the Palazzo is among the best of the Strip, starting with Wolfgang Puck's CUT. Chef Simon To serves up authentic Chinese cuisine at Zine, while Sushisamba combines Brazilian and Peruvian flavors with Japanese techniques. At LAVO, club-goers can dine on Mediterranean dishes before heading upstairs to the bath house-inspired nightclub.