Japanese Cuisine by Omae will bring back its popular lunch menu on February 6, as well as expand its dinner offerings. Lunch will be offered from noon to 2:30 p.m., and will feature three courses for $20, with a choice of three entreés. While the menu will rotate, the opening day entrée choices are udon with spicy cod roe and eggs, tonkatsu (deep-fried pork) and black curry over rice, and ground beefsteak with foie gras. For dinner, guests will now have their choice of a four-course omakase tasting menu for $75 or a seven-course menu for $150. Those will also rotate. To see the current menus, go to OmaeVegas.com.
Forte Tapas Bar & Bistro is also working on some new menus. On February 17, Forte will launch breakfast, offering traditional dishes of Europe and the Middle East. Representing Israel will be shakshuka, eggs in a spiced tomato broth. From Bulgaria, it’s eggs with lukana (Bulgarian sausage) and mekitsa (fried dough) with preserves. From Spain, enjoy an order of chorizo and eggs. And a traditional English breakfast—complete with bangers, of course—is also in the works. On March 1, the restaurant will launch a Sunday paella brunch, featuring a communal paella pan and individual tapas made to order.
Finally, Stratosphere executive chef Rick Giffen is putting the finishing touches on the menu for the hotel’s brand new 25th floor rooftop pool. And the Asian fusion cuisine is not your typical pool grub. The eleven items on the latest draft of the menu include such dishes as flash-fried lobster kimchi spring rolls with coconut green curry oyster sauce; pepper-seared tuna tataki with chuka noodle salad and Thai vinaigrette; crispy pork belly bao sliders; and Korean barbecued ribeye with ginger balsamic reduction. Doors open April 2.