Andre's Restaurant & Lounge Review - A Hidden Gem for New Year's Eve

Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino is the epitome of elegance and intimacy. An impeccable combination for New Year’s Eve 2012, this hidden gem is the perfect place to ring in this coming New Year, as celebrated chef Andre Rochat, enhances his AAA Four Diamond restaurant with a warm, inviting atmosphere. 

 

Andre’s provides a dining elegance with an old-world charm and is also home to an impressive cigar lounge.  The lounge is a unique feature that separates it from other restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip.  After enjoying Chef Andre’s specialty selected meal; you can indulge yourself with cigars and rare cognac from his internationally famous collection. Additionally, Chef Andre has been honored with a prestigious Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator.  You can expect a wine list that contains more than 1,500 selections with an inventory of more than 12,000 bottles.

Bar at Andre's

Beginning the evening with a proper drink is essential and at Andre’s there is a wide assortment of specialty cocktails.  The Café au Lait Martini is a great choice to get your evening started with a kick especially if you love coffee.  This drink offers shots of espresso, espresso liqueur, and vanilla vodka.  If you are adventurous try the Marti Gras with its real foie gras ingredients, honey, Tahitian vanilla, and vodka.


After enjoying your cocktails, you will be escorted into the grandeur of the main dining room.  In order to experience the authenticity of French cuisine, begin with the Escargots de Bourgogne.  These imported French snails are traditionally cooked with garlic, butter, and herbs and are absolutely exquisite. Likewise, the Pan-Seared Duck Foie Gras is exceptional and is definitely a must have for the evening. This dish is served with caramelized apple, five spiced crème anglaise, and a port wine reduction.  It has an excellent balance and is a perfect starter, paired with Santé Pinot Noir by Francis Ford CoppolaTanya Buchanan, Andre’s sommelier, is available to pair your favorite wines with your meals including the New Year’s Eve menu.

Pan-Seared Duck Foie Gras

Sea food lovers should not pass up the Seared Jumbo Scallop with Shrimp & Crab, served with asparagus and a potato cake with a caper emulsion.  The combination of the fish is not overwhelming, but it is proportioned appropriately so that each flavor can be savored and each individual fish can be appreciated.

Seared Jumbo Scallops

 
New Year’s Eve at Andre's will be quite a remarkable evening. Dining New Year’s Eve will begin with the selection of Chestnut and Kabocha Squash Soup with a Sauterne Reduction; Lobster Medallion with Celery Root and Green Apple or Chilled Foie Gras Terrine with Fig Compote and a Balsamic Vinegar Reduction.

After a sparkling Grapefruit Intermezzo, there will be the Chilean Sea Bass with King Crab with Asparagus Anglaise; Potato Galette and Mornay Gratinee, or Chicken Breast Roulade with Crab and Mushrooms; Sun-Dried Tomato Gnocchi, Spaghetti Squash topped with Truffle Sauce; Filet Rossini, Foie Gras, Roasted Potato, Braised Endive with Winter Truffle Sauce or Pistou Crusted Rack Of Colorado Lamb with Chick Pea and Apricot Torte, Ratatouille Niçoise and Lamb Jus.

Andre's Cigar Lounge

 

To finish the meal and welcome 2012 - Upside Down Banana Cake with Coconut Ice Cream and Rum Caramel; Pineapple and Raspberry Tart with Vanilla Honey Custard or Chocolate Cheesecake with Toasted Hazelnut and Salted Nutella Anglaise.

The chef-selected New Year’s Eve meal will be served Saturday, Dec. 31.  The cost is $175 per person.  Guests may call (702) 798-7151 for reservations.

For more information on Andre's Restaurant & Lounge, visit: www.andrelv.com

 

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