The Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas represents one of the premier destinations for guests visiting the bright lights of the city. Offering a perfect blend of modern luxury and old world Oriental inspiration, the resort truly captures the essence of what high-end accommodations should be.
The true jewel of the resort is found perched atop its 23rd story – Mandarin Bar. Surrounded on three sides with floor-to-ceiling windows, Mandarin Bar’s stunning views and sleek style make it one of Vegas’ most exclusive after-dark hot spots. Whether one is looking for premium designed cocktails for a night out or a relaxing evening of seductive jazz, a good time is always found here.
Food presentation is second to none at Mandarin Bar. No menu item demonstrates this rare skill better than the Ginger Orange Oxtail Croquet. The croquets are served on a series up upright skewers placed into a bed of translucent glowing pebbles held at the base of an oversized mason jar. To permeate the dish with an extra flavor dimension, the chef fills the jar with a cloud of seasoned apple wood smoke and seals the croquet inside to absorb the aroma. When the seal is cracked, guests enjoy a mouthwatering treat for the senses as the smoky wisps escape to reveal the savory morsels inside.
For an after dinner treat with an adult twist, the Rendezvous coffee cocktail fits the bill. This chilled beverage is the perfect digestif, crafted from a blend of smoky espresso bean infused Belvedere vodka, Kahlua, coconut milk, cardamom shavings and a rich cream topping.
Mandarin Bar’s latest feature is the launch of its new Shanghai Nights affair every Tuesday. Guests are transported back in time to experience the decadent glamour of 1930s Shanghai where they can indulge in sampling small bites and refined cocktails exclusive to this special weekly evening. Live jazz entertainment adds another level of class to the affair, as the locale’s musicians reinvent current pop chart-toppers through live improvisation.
Reservations are highly recommended due to Mandarin Bar’s popularity and may be made on their website or by calling (888) 881-9367.
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