After two decades as a popular Mandalay Bay tourist attraction, Chef Charlie Palmer’s Aureole is closing its doors. The famed ‘wine angels’ who have been fetching vintage bottles from the four-story tower will be heading off to new opportunities. To fill the space, ‘Top Chef’ stars Bryan and Michael Voltaggio will be debuting Retro by Voltaggio, an American family-style dining concept, this spring. The restaurant has long been a training ground for chefs, sommeliers, and service teams, and will be missed by Palmer and his team.
Meanwhile, Durango Resort in southwest Las Vegas has revealed details of the 25,000-square-foot food hall that will open when the $750 million casino hotel launches in fall 2023. The food hall will include Fiorella from James Beard Award-winning Chef Marc Vetri, Yu-Or-Mi Sushi, Irv’s Burgers, Prince Street Pizza, Uncle Paulie’s, Shang Artisan Noodle, an Oyster Bar, Nielsen’s Frozen Custard, a Mexican outlet from Clique Hospitality, a steakhouse by Chef Danny Ye, and a coastal grill restaurant from a group called Lettuce Entertain You.
Finally, Vic’s Las Vegas opened last week in downtown’s Symphony Park. The 8,560-square-foot venue pays homage to the iconic Vegas Vic of the Fremont Street sign with a 20-foot replica of the neon legend overlooking its two outdoor patios. The restaurant’s menu features classic Italian dishes and jazz music.
After two decades as a beloved Mandalay Bay destination, Charlie Palmer’s Aureole is coming to a close. The renowned ‘wine angels’ will be moving on to new ventures, while ‘Top Chef’ stars Bryan and Michael Voltaggio will be taking over the space with their American family-style dining concept, Retro by Voltaggio. The restaurant has served as an incubator for chefs, sommeliers, and front-of-house staff, and will be remembered fondly by Palmer and his team.
Durango Resort, a $750 million casino hotel set to launch in the fall of 2023, is introducing a 25,000-square-foot food hall featuring numerous eateries, such as Fiorella from James Beard Award-winning Chef Marc Vetri, Yu-Or-Mi Sushi, Irv’s Burgers, Prince Street Pizza