Esther’s Kitchen Covid Response Gets ‘In Tents’ With New Outdoor Dining Pods

Esther’s Kitchen Covid Response Gets ‘In Tents’ With New Outdoor Dining Pods
New Outdoor Dining Pods at Esther’s Kitchen

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and current dining protocols, Esther’s Kitchen will launch a new outdoor dining Greenhouse Village beginning tonight, Monday Dec 14 2020.

New Outdoor Dining Pods at Esther’s Kitchen

The “village” will consist of eight isolated dining pods created from portable greenhouses. Each pod is designed to serve four persons, with carpeting, heating, music and art to enliven the outdoor space, while keeping the dining party isolated from other diners.

New Outdoor Dining Pods at Esther’s Kitchen

Some further details:

  • Diners will have the full menu available, plus some exclusive specials to be announced. Each party can check in at the restaurant host desk and then enter their pod from the outside rear of the restaurant, if they wish to avoid the indoor dining room.
  • Each party will be served only by one dedicated server, who has been tested and screened for safety.
  • Each pod is fully sanitized in between every dining party.
  • Pods may be requested only by calling the restaurant and booking verbally with our host team at 702-570-7864.
New Outdoor Dining Pods at Esther's Kitchen
New Outdoor Dining Pods at Esther’s Kitchen

“We sat down and thought about ways to resolve some of our guests’ ongoing concerns, as well as the current limitations, and this is what came together,” says Trees. “We’ll be doing some specials and surprises for the tents that we think will make them really fun.” 

About Esther’s Kitchen

Fresh, Seasonal, Local, Simple. These ideas shouldn’t be uncommon in the restaurant world, but are far too often overlooked. For Chef James Trees, after scaling some of the most impressive heights in the restaurant business with a who’s-who of celebrity chefs (from Michael Mina to Gordon Ramsay, Eric Ripert and many others), no ambition was calling him more than bringing it all back home.

Esther’s Kitchen, named for the Great Aunt who was Chef James’ first mentor, is nothing more–and nothing less–than a local restaurant inspired by its Las Vegas arts district neighborhood to elevate the simple, and simplify elegance. Grounded in the ingredient-driven cuisine of Italy, pastas, breads and nearly everything possible are made in-house; produce and proteins come from the best local sources available; wines are chosen for intrigue and value; cocktails are mixed to please you, not a bartender’s ego. It’s a restaurant you’ll want to call home. 

Esther’s Kitchen has been fortunate to receive a number of accolades since opening including Gayot top 10 new restaurants in the US, 2018; 10 Best Las Vegas Restaurants and #1 Best Italian (USA Today) Best Italian in Las Vegas nods from Gayot.com, Thrillist.com and Desert Companion magazine; and “Best New Neighborhood Mindblower” from Las Vegas Weekly. Chef James Trees has been recognized as “Chef of the Year – 2019” by the Nevada Restaurant Association “Executive Chef of the Year, 2019” by the Silver State Awards, and “Chef of the Moment” by VEGAS magazine. Most recently, Trees was selected as a Finalist for the James Beard Award: Best Chef Southwest.

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Esther’s Kitchen ~ 1130 S. Casino Center Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89104 ~ 702-570-7864