Lavo Restaurant and Nightclub Opens at The Palazzo Las Vegas
September 7, 2008 by VegasNews.com
The innovative team behind the uber-successful Tao Las Vegas has opened LAVO, a new dining and nightlife concept at The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas.
Latin for “to bathe or cleanse”, LAVO is an AvroKo designed space that derives inspiration from the bathhouses of ancient Mediterranean culture with a menu that highlights the best of the region’s cuisine.
The journey from lounge to restaurant to nightclub begins with an entry into the lounge surrounded by worn tile walls and water stained plaster. Twenty foot ceilings of old wood and low chandeliers crown an area featuring a curved bar, leather seating and Moroccan tables. The restaurant is highlighted by a spectacular glass and wood screened bridge and is bordered by a grand carved stone wall.
Turkish water basins flank the bridge that leads to the second floor nightclub and the bridge itself becomes a gathering perch from which guests can observe the action below. The nightclub features vaulted glazed tile arches opening to a domed ceiling above the dance floor. Revelers can enjoy a sexy, elevated VIP area with posh banquettes, embossed leather walls and mirrored mosaic tile niches.
THE RESTAURANT & CUISINE
Chef Ludo Lefebvre and his team of experienced chefs treat guests to a culinary journey with selections of signature dishes from countries such as Spain, France and Italy. The menu is designed to encourage sampling and sharing among friends.
With classic French training, Lefebvre comes to Las Vegas from Los Angeles, where he held the distinction of being that city’s only chef to earn the prestigious Mobil Travel Guide Five Star award at two different restaurants; L’Orangerie and Bastide.
The 300 seat restaurant includes a 180 seat main dining room, a 20 seat private dining room and 100 seats on the outdoor patio overlooking the famed Las Vegas Strip. The restaurant is open Sunday through Thursday 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. and Friday & Saturday 5:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Phone (702) 791-1800.
The 4500 square foot nightclub features 40 bottle service tables, state of the art audio visual systems and the sounds of resident DJs Vice, Reach, Galleano and Berrie. The nightclub hours are Tuesday through Sunday 10:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m., and Saturday 9:30 p.m. – 5:00 a.m. Phone (702) 791-1818.
The LAVO Lounge serves as an ideal meeting place to socialize in the early evenings and indulge in the culinary creations of our Mediterranean Bistro. With twenty foot ceilings of old wood and low chandeliers crown an area featuring a curved bar, leather seating and Moroccan tables. The lounge is highlighted by a spectacular glass and wood screened bridge and is bordered by a grand carved stone wall. This setting allows the guest dramatic views of the Las Vegas strip from our outdoor terrace.
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