On and Off the Strip: Mott 32, Marche Bacchus and more
On the Strip: Mott 32
Named for the address of New York City’s first Chinese grocery store, Mott 32 quickly became one of Hong Kong’s top dining destinations after it opened in 2014. The elegant yet industrial restaurant is notable for bridging Eastern and Western cuisine and for striking architecture.
Now The Palazzo is home to the brand’s first U.S. location (866.263.3001) under the direction of Michelin award-winning corporate executive chef Man-Sing Lee, where 42-day applewood-roasted Peking duck is sliced tableside and served with peanut butter hoisin sauce, cucumber, scallions and traditional steamed pancakes.
Dim sum options include steamed hot and sour Iberico pork Shanghaiese soup dumplings and baked Australian wagyu beef puffs, two-bite morsels in a delicate pastry. Vegetarian options range from wild mushroom and black truffle lettuce cups to sautéed asparagus with water chestnuts and ginkgo nuts. Don’t skip smoked black cod, bite-sized pieces of white fish slathered in barbecue sauce lending the fish an intense, meaty flavor. –Leslie Ventura
Off the Strip: Marche Bacchus
Nestled next to manmade Lake Jacqueline in Desert Shores, Marche Bacchus (2620 Regatta Drive No. 106, 702.804.8008) has been one of Las Vegas’ favorite neighborhood spots for lunch, dinner, brunch and fine wine since owners Rhonda and Jeff Wyatt purchased it 11 years ago. Now they’ve added another dimension: a beautiful backlit abalone shell bar and full cocktail and spirits program. With more than 60 single malt Scotch options as well as premium varieties of bourbon, rye, tequila, cognac and Armagnac—and its own happy hour menu of small plates—the 18-seat bar brings a new way to experience Marche Bacchus. –Brock Radke
#trending: Smoked Burgers & BBQ
Is barbecue having a moment in Las Vegas? It seems to be true. One of the most soulful and satisfying genres of American cuisine is taking over the Vegas Valley lately, on and off the Strip, and the latest new addition is Smoked Burgers & BBQ (The Forum Shops at Caesars, 702.816.0897). Pay it a visit and start with the two-hour smoked chicken wings tossed in your choice of signature sauces, then snack on the “Pig Candy,” apple-smoked, candied bacon with a cayenne kick. –Brock Radke