SUSHISAMBA STRIP SPEAKS TO FOODIES IN THREE LUSCIOUS LANGUAGES
Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian Mecca Achieves Epicurean Brilliance,
Pulling off a Culinary Coup at Las Vegas Location
- LAS VEGAS – Imagine a restaurant so inventive it feels compelled to provide a glossary of terms on its website, shedding insight into its revolutionary menu. So goes SUSHISAMBA strip located inside The Shoppes at The Palazzo, the sixth and sexy new outpost in the SUSHISAMBA restaurant group, which rewards foodie fanaticism with serendipitous results, combining their polished blend of Brazilian, Japanese and Peruvian culture and cuisine with some bold new twists.
The Remarkable Robata Grill
Exclusively to Las Vegas, SUSHISAMBA introduces a fiery robata grill to their kitchen — a rarity for Las Vegas dining — achieving sublime results through a modest, centuries-old Japanese cooking technique. Offsetting one of the most contemporary interiors in Las Vegas, robata translates to “by the fireside,” as it uses branch-like charcoal to brilliantly roast and flavor meats, vegetables and fish amidst its scorching spectacle.
Sumptuous robata grill offerings include Lamb Chops (with Red Miso and Yuzu), a Berkshire Pork Belly with Butterscotch Miso and selections from the sea, such as the Spiny Lobster with Spicy Ikura Viniagrette–which all stand at attention as they bask vertically in the fireside heat. To appease curious voyeurs, SUSHISAMBA even puts their robata grill on display through semi-translucent fritted glass for guests to witness this impressive rustic grilling style.
The Decadently Diverse Menu
Ascending beyond the realm of predictability, SUSHISAMBA’s menu defies classification to achieve a rare feat in the culinary world: distinctiveness. Whether it is its signature SAMBAbrunch, lunch or dinner, the well-priced menu offers a unique blend of flaming Brazilian, zesty Peruvian and revered Japanese culinary influences. Exemplifying this trifecta of flavor, SUSHISAMBA represents the best of all worlds featuring Brazilian churrasco dining (barbecued grilled meats roasted on a spit served by roaming waiters); anticuchos (a traditional Peruvian street food with skewered meats marinated in different sauces and roasted on the robata); and a raw bar boasting some of the freshest sushi in Las Vegas.
Other succulent surprises as rare as the Carnavale-inspired interior are sawagani (flash fried Japanese river crabs), a vast array of seviches (yellowtail, jumbo shrimp and lobster), and tiraditos (Peruvian-style sashimi cooked in lime juice); and even “taquitos.”
Guests can indulge in otherworldly entrees, small plates and large, or even a seven-course omakese menu, which serves the entire table for dinner. For lunch or SAMBAbrunch, they can also bow to any one of six Bento Boxes, Asian pear pancakes, feijoada (a savory Brazilian stew) or more familiar enticements such as the easily-devoured Kobe Beef Sliders or the Samba Cobb Salad. Desserts are also decidedly unique, and equally representative of the tasty triumvirate. Warm Banana Chocolate Cake, Coconut Soup, Japanese Churros or the Arroz Con Leite (doce de leite ice cream, fresh mango and sake jelly) are all as artfully crafted as the cinematic projections that flicker on the walls of the restaurant.
The Esteemed Executive Chef
Nobody was better suited to open SUSHISAMBA strip than Executive Chef of José Mendín. Before leading SUSHISAMBA dromo in the international melting pot of Miami, he trained inside world-famous kitchens in Spain as well as at Nobu London and Nobu Miami. Chef Mendín brings both an unstoppable energy and worldly passion to the Las Vegas location; along with his signature dishes, which include his Brazilian/Japanese concoction, Seared Kobe Beef (a Kobe Beef Tataki combined with ponzu geleé, warm Japanese mushrooms and truffled tofu crema), and his Beef Maki Roll (with trumpet mushrooms, collard green pureé, farofa, sweet onion jus, and bacon oil.)
The Colorful Cocktails and Significant Sake Collection
No memorable meal is complete without the proper libation. As a complement to the great gastronomical fare, SUSHISAMBA strip does liquefaction to great satisfaction. With a stirring selection, the drink menu blends freshly-muddled fruit cocktails and exotic spirits such as Samba Signatures, Latin Classics (mojitos and caipirinhas) and Japanese Chu-Tinis. Then, there is the small matter of the West Coast’s largest collection of sakes, overseen by Master Sake Sommelier Tiffany Soto. Sitting behind a viewing glass, subtly backlit in blue, the prestigious SUSHISAMBA strip sake compilation possesses more than 125 selections, comprised of both shochus and diverse sake prefectures from the oldest-aged sakes currently available in the United States to the rarest.
The Delectable Details
SUSHISAMBA strip is open daily for brunch, lunch, dinner and late-night nibbles from 11AM to 4AM. In addition to the Las Vegas location, SUSHISAMBA (www.sushisamba.com) also boasts outposts in New York, Chicago, Miami and Tel Aviv.
THE SHOPPES AT THE PALAZZO
The Shoppes at The Palazzo is a 450,000-square-foot luxury destination retail center located within The Palazzo Las Vegas, a $1.9 billion stand-alone resort developed by Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) adjacent to The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino. The Shoppes at The Palazzo is owned and operated by General Growth Properties and includes Barneys New York, more than 60 premier luxury brands and nearly a dozen restaurants, many led by world-renowned chefs. General Growth Properties, Inc. is the second largest U.S.-based publicly-traded real estate investment trust (REIT) and largest retail developer and owner in Las Vegas. www.theshoppesatthepalazzo.com