Rice & Company to Open at Luxor, Blending Bistro, Far East Fare
March 9, 2011 by VegasNews.com
The Strip is about to get a fresh new taste of the Far East with Rice & Company, an Asian bistro opening at Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in late spring.
The 10,000-square-foot restaurant, sushi bar and lounge will offer contemporary Chinese and Japanese cuisine, an array of sushi and sashimi selections including dozens of innovative rolls, as well as specialty cocktails and an expansive sake menu.
”Going out for contemporary Chinese and Japanese fare, particularly sushi, can be an expensive venture on the Las Vegas Strip,” says David Wu, co-founder and partner of Rice & Company. “At Rice & Company, we’ve developed a dining destination where people can enjoy delicious Asian cuisine in an energetic atmosphere, without the high prices.”
Rice & Company’s distinctive dishes will be made from the freshest ingredients of the highest quality. Diners will enjoy such innovative selections as Lobster Shumai made from fresh lobster, crawfish and caviar, infused with wasabi, basil and onion in a Thai chili sauce and Cajun White Tuna with white mango salsa, seared and topped with mango, mint leaf, lime juice and black sesame. The culinary team has also created their own delicious twists on such main course classics as the Curry Coconut Chicken and Lobster Cantonese.
Executive Sushi Chef Danny Chen has developed a sushi menu offering the freshest cuts of sushi and sashimi, as well as an expansive menu of “Chef’s Special Rolls” offering something for any sushi palate. The “Kiss of Fire,” made from spicy tuna, shrimp tempura, white tuna, jalapeño and caviar, will spice up any outing, and the “Sexy Lady” will indulge a more decadent craving, made from king crab, seaweed salad, crunch tempura, avocado, spicy tuna, eel, and fried parsnip, served with the chef’s signature samba mayo.
The atmosphere combines classic and contemporary design features, offering guests a dynamic setting to enjoy their dining experience. There are three semi-private dining rooms for business meetings, rehearsal dinners, bachelor/bachelorette parties and more, accommodating 10, 30 and 40 guests, respectively.
“Rice & Company will be a wonderful addition to the already dynamic food and beverage program at Luxor” says Renee West, president & COO of Luxor. “Our guests will enjoy the unique menu, specialty cocktails and contemporary atmosphere.”
Rice & Company is the newest dining concept by food and beverage industry veteran and restaurateur David Wu. Located on the Luxor’s second level at the entryway to The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, Rice & Company is open daily from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m., and the lounge stays open until 2 a.m. For more information or reservations, guests may call 702-262-4774. Follow Rice & Company or become a fan at www.Twitter.com/riceandco or www.facebook.com/riceandco.
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