This is how you dayclub
Taking in the party at Nove Italiano’s High Society
Wed, May 26, 2010 (7:08 p.m.)
Photo: Shane O'Neal
- High Society
- Every Sunday at Nove
- Doors at 1 p.m.
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It’s Sunday afternoon and Nove Italiano is bumping. The Palms’ upscale Italian restaurant’s usually sophisticated vibe has been given a whimsical makeover and painted in pinks and purples. A go-go dancer in a tutu is gyrating in the middle of the dining room, and cupcakes have become edible decorations in the same color scheme as the servers’ revealing corsets. This is not your mother’s Sunday brunch.
Raise our Cupcake
- All-night calorie burn may be a job perk of go-go dancing at most Vegas clubs, but at High Society, dancers can nibble as they choose, getting down on cupcakes as they get down. Any woman confident enough to dance in her undies in broad daylight while chomping on some dessert deserves massive props.
Palms is calling the weekly High Society party a “dayclub,” which, I suppose, it probably is. Only, I’m not exactly sure what that means. To the couple at the next table over, it’s a chance to chow on made-to-order eggs Benedict and items from the buffet. To the crew sitting barside, it’s an excuse to sip cocktails in their Sunday best. To the group of scantily clad girls spread out around a long table, it’s a reason to get on top of said table and dance. Personally, I can’t decide whether to start fist pumping and chugging champagne or grab a coffee and some shrimp cocktail. Perfectly adept at nightclubbing, I simply don’t know how to club in these odd daylight hours.
And that, of course, is half the fun. There’s no pretension at High Society, just good, happy, drunk-on-Sunday vibes. We are all learning how to dayclub together and everyone has a different take on how to do it right. You should be raging, I tell myself. This is a dayclub. You should be holding a bottle of bubbly and acting like it’s, well, a nightclub. Instead, I quietly sip a cantaloupe bellini with a friend leaning up against the bar. The scene unfolds before us, a raucous picnic high above the Strip. Just when I’m about to take down the last swig and head back to reality, a drunken Canadian in a white suit and aviators dances over to offer us the tambourine he’s borrowed from the percussionist. Right, I think. That is how you dayclub.
Palms Casino Resort has come a long way since its "Real World" debut in 2002. The boutique property features three distinct towers and a diverse mix of bars and restaurants across a 95,000-square-foot casino.
Palms, which features more than 1,200 rooms and fantasy suites, is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar transformation that will encompass an Ivory Tower room and suite redesign, new culinary additions, re-imagined gaming spaces and new, distinctive nightlife experiences.
In addition to newly designed rooms, during the first phase of the renovation, Palms will welcome Heraea, a high-energy American restaurant and lounge, and XISHI, a pan-Asian restaurant and lounge.
Fantasy Suites include the Hardwood Suite, the only hotel room in the world with its own basketball court.
Other amenities include the all-new Cantor Gaming® race and sports book, one of the few sports books in Las Vegas to include a poker room; SOCIAL; Scarlet; Chocolat Bistro; tonic bar; ghostbar; Pearl Concert Theater; Moon Nightclub; N9NE Steakhouse; Nove Italiano; Simon Restaurant & Lounge; Palms Pool & Bungalows; Kim Vō Salon; Drift Spa & Hammam; Brenden Theatres, a 14-theatre cineplex and more than 60,000 square-feet of meeting space.