Imagine a place where the fish is so fresh all you need for its preparation are a few simple ingredients. This is everyday life on the coasts of Italy, but it is also the case at Salute Trattoria Italiana (in Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa, salutevegas.com), where chef Luke Palladino has re-created a classic Neapolitan dish called Acqua Pazza (literally, “crazy water”). Along with tomatoes, potatoes and olives, fresh fish (which varies day to day) is roasted, its belly stuffed with slivers of garlic, celery, fennel, Ligurian chilis, marjoram and parsley sprigs and seasoned with salt, pepper, olive oil and white wine. The dish ($38) is presented at the table, then taken back to the kitchen and filleted. Adventurous eaters opt to eat the fish from the bone, which the chef applauds. “You don’t realize how delicious fish is until you roast it whole, and the most flavorful part is near the bone.” We couldn’t agree more.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2017
Our eighth annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best casino comebacks to irresistible pot products