The Vesper brings a hint of James Bond to Hank’s Fine Steaks & Martinis
Tue, Mar 6, 2012 (6:01 p.m.)
The classic libation will soon be added to the bar menu. Should it not be listed, simply ask your bartender!
For the smooth operator who’s always dreamed of requesting “shaken, not stirred” in the midst of a high-stakes poker game. For the damsel who desires to be a secret agent’s love interest. For them, Hank’s Fine Steaks & Martinis presents the Vesper ($14), available by request and soon to be on the menu.
Power and grace define this martini, named after bombshell Bond girl Vesper Lynd. Hank’s longstanding bartender Phil Roman reinterpreted the classic recipe from Casino Royale, and the result is refreshingly elegant. Tanqueray No. Ten provides complexity and aphrodisiac aromas with hints of vanilla and juniper. Lillet Blanc adds balanced sweetness, while Belvedere soothes any bitterness and completes a savory long-lasting finish. Sip one at the Green Valley Ranch steakhouse before a luscious, chandelier-lit dinner or shake up a Vesper at home for some 007-style role-playing.
The Vesper at Hank's Fine Steaks & Martinis
3 oz. Tanqueray No. Ten
1 oz. Belvedere
1/2 oz. Lillet Blanc
Method: Combine first three ingredients in a mixing glass. Fill a Boston shaker two-thirds full with ice. Add ingredients. Shake vigorously. Strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon twist.
Hank's Fine Steaks & Martinis
Hank's Fine Steaks & Martinis, a AAA Four Diamond restaurant, features USDA Prime dry-aged beef, fresh seafood, signature appetizers and unique side dishes - all carefully prepared by a hand-picked team of master chefs. Steaks start with the best cuts of meat, seasoned simply and cooked to perfection.
The bar opens daily at 4 p.m. with Happy Hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. , featuring appetizers. Wine lovers will appreciate a selection of more than 2,500 bottles in perfectly temperature-controlled display cases.
Live piano bar entertainment is from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
Brock Radke, the Las Vegas Weekly's restaurant reviewer, listed the restaurant among the top steakhouses in Las Vegas.
Radke also says the fried chicken is the best in Henderson.
2300 Paseo Verde Parkway
Green Valley Ranch
The Mediterranean-themed Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa in Henderson is a luxurious getaway from the hustle and bustle of the Strip. The resort’s spa, health club and pools offer visitors pampering, while providing a family-friendly environment off the Strip.
The resort has won the AAA prestigious Four Diamond Award. Hotel rooms feature down pillows and comforters, white marble bathrooms and floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the surrounding mountains. It continues through the rest of the property with a faux beach, poolside cabanas and an indulgent spa.
Guests can enjoy almost anything and everything in dining at Green Valley; from the fine dining of Hank's Fine Steaks & Martinis to the comfort food of the The Grand Cafe. The Feast Around the World Buffet offers all-you-can-eat tastes from around the globe with six live-action cooking stations while Terra Verde serves up a taste of Italy.
The resort includes over 450 guest rooms and more than 80 luxury suites. The casino offers 55 table games, more than 2,200 slot and video poker machines and a 22-table poker room, plus a race and sports book that seats 220, including a VIP seating section.
2300 Paseo Verde Parkway