Some venues make one or two specific foods the star and create a menu to showcase them fully. Here are 2 very venues that have successfully executed this concept.
Two months ago, this innovative dining concept opened at SLS Hotels, Las Vegas' newest resort and casino. Meat and potatoes are a traditional favourite. James Beard Award-winning Chef Jose Andres presents a celebration of game meat in all of its varieties. Molecular gastronomy using liquid nitrogen is used to add punch and pizzazz to some cocktails and desserts.
Philippe Starck designed this venue reflecting a hunting lodge theme in hues of beige and brown with white and cream accents.
The total capacity is 500 and there are 2 private dining rooms for small groups.
During IMEX America, Preferred Hotel Groups hosted their dinner for hosted buyers and exhibitors at Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres. The evening started in the Bazaar Casino area, a perfect setting for a pre-dinner reception, with or without gaming. Groups can be served starters including Bagels & Lox Cones with salmon roe and Smoke and Ice Fresh Oysters with playful cocktails like Magic Mojitos and LN2 Caipirinhas.
Dinner started with Gazpacho Estilo Algeciras and a scallops and shrimp appetizer. Then, guests were invited to select entrees from carving stations with prime rib roast and roast suckling pig, a meat from the sea seafood bar, and carpaccio and tartare stations.
Meat was complemented with Robuchon and Delmonico potatoes. Boxes of pastry with absolutely amazing tastes rounded out the menu.
Cheesewerks in the west end of downtown Toronto showcases 100% Canadian cheese and serves it in just about every way imaginable. Cheese lovers will be delighted to taste and sample home-made soups, cheese fondues, charcuterie, grilled cheese, macaroni and cheese. They also stock artisan breads and a variety of cheeses so that guess can take their experience home with them.
Need a Lactose-Intolerant or gluten free diet? No problem. Cheesewerks has gluten-free breads and an assortment of lactose free cheeses including goat and sheep cheese. House-made sodas and artisan beer and wine complement the soothing cheese dishes.
Cheesewerks hosts Food Fight Trivia nights twice a month and serves brunch on Saturday and Sunday. The venue can be privatized for up to 35-40 guests.
Photo Credits: Luxury Corporate Events, Executive Oasis International, Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres (cocktail)