Monday, January 7, 2008

It's Vegas, baby, for Charlie Trotter

(Photo: Charlie Trotter's)

Plan on taking a trip to Las Vegas any time soon?

You'll be happy to know that you'll be able to get a taste from home—in the form of our very own Charlie Trotter (816 W. Armitage Ave., 773-248-6228).

Restaurant Charlie is the only Chicago-based eatery going into the glamorous new Palazzo Las Vegas Hotel (3339 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, 800-442-4002)—the lavish resort under development adjacent to the famed Venetian Resort. There will be a massive launch event happening Jan. 17-19 when all the high-end shops and restaurants open. Other esteemed eateries will include CarneVino (Mario Batali), CUT (Wolfgang Puck) and Table 10 (Emeril LaGasse).

The best thing about this new Trotter venture? The multi-tiered concept, which will be largely seafood focused, will also offer a la carte items. And Bar Charlie will be what they're calling a "restaurant within a restaurant." The counter-only seating area holds 18 guests, who will be able to order from the ala carte menu or enjoy a kaiseki-style Trotter experience by allowing chefs to prepare delicate sushi, sashimi and other Trotter creations right before their eyes.

UPDATE: Restaurant Charlie is scheduled to open in early February.

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