Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 | 11:03 a.m.
Bobby Flay is bringing a new restaurant to Las Vegas at Caesars Place, announcing plans today for Amalfi by Bobby Flay, an Italian seafood concept that will debut next spring.It will occupy the space of Mesa Grill, which will close Nov. 14 after 16 years.
“We have all learned during this unfortunate pandemic, and one of the things I’ve held closely to, is to focus on the things you’re most passionate about—for me, right now, that passion is Italian cuisine, especially from the Amalfi coast,” Flay said in a statement.
Flay said the cuisine in Amalfi is noted for fish that comes from the water and pasta, saying “I want to bring the best of the region to Caesars Palace, and every dish that is served at the all-new Amalfi will evoke the flavors and feel of Italy.”
The menu, according to Caesars, will include: Antipasti selections of crispy soft-shell crab salad with blood oranges and green olives; soft scrambled eggs with porcini mushrooms and triple crema cheese; and squash blossoms with corn, basil and ricotta.
Amalfi’s pasta offering will green tomato risotto with sea scallops and Osetra caviar; lobster pasta with yellow tomatoes, basil and Calabrian chiles; spaghetti with sea urchin and tomato; and paccheri with scorpion fish, cherry tomatoes and green garlic.
“Bobby has an unparalleled enthusiasm for travel and expressing his experiences on the plate. We are thrilled to partner on this next chapter with Amalfi by Bobby Flay, bringing a vibrant Mediterranean seafood dining destination to the heart of the Strip at Caesars Palace,” said Gary Selesner, the regional president of Caesars Entertainment in a statement.
The opening of a new restaurant brings the closer of another. Caesars recommends reservations for the final days of Mesa Grill, which is open 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. It has welcomed more than three million guests since opening in 2004.
“Mesa Grill has meant so much to me over these last 16 years, but it’s important to evolve and stay ahead of the curve, especially in Las Vegas,” Flay said.