VEGAS - Sin City's latest haute hangouts, Ah Sin and Risque
-- an exciting Asian restaurant mated with the city's
steamiest ultra lounge -- will open Monday, March 13 at
Las Vegas. Offering exotic, freshly prepared Asian
cuisine, indulgent French desserts and sensual late-night
pleasures, the new restaurant and nightspot feature discreet
terraces and intimate balconies that deliver stunning
views of the action on the Las Vegas Strip.
Ah Sin features Japanese sushi, Chinese
noodle specialties, Thai satay, Korean barbecue and a
host of selections inspired by favorite cuisines of the
Pacific Rim. Featured dishes are prepared by expert chefs
at action stations that rim the dining room, just steps
away from guest tables.
begins with a ritual hand-washing ceremony. The pouring
of pure water scented with jasmine oil washes away worries.
Tea service, considered an art in many eastern cultures,
begins with selection from a variety of exotic blends.
Servers explain the characteristics of guests' preferred
teas and suggest tea and cuisine pairings. Indulgent French
desserts prepared by the world's top pastry chef offer
a sinful finale.
The restaurant takes its name from a legendary
19th Century character created by writer Bret Harte, a
Chinese gambler who outsmarts a pair of California miners
who had set out to cheat him.
Sin's racy companion, Risque, is a chic second-story nightspot,
offering a new "night culture" for Las Vegas
-- plush couches, luxuriant beds and expansive ottomans
surrounding an intimate dance floor. Also featured are
a decadent dessert and specialty coffee bar, private balconies
and an outdoor terrace.
Sin and Risque are hot spots for hot people. They capitalize
on our great Strip frontage and push our dining and late-night
entertainment attractions to a new edge," said Anthony
Santo, president of Paris
Las Vegas. "Le Cabaret has its live music and
Napoleon's its quiet relaxing atmosphere. Now we're creating
a more edgy and exciting dining and entertainment experience
for a different kind of customer," Santo added.
Paris Senior Vice President of Food and
Beverage Robert Zitto said, "Ah Sin isn't merely
a trendy new restaurant -- it's a whole new culinary experience,
featuring a team of chefs skilled in both Eastern and
Western techniques. It's a unique concept that will appeal
to the most discriminating of our guests."
Ah Sin patrons may order a la carte items
freshly prepared at any of the action stations or choose
interactive dining at the Dim Sum, Satay Bar or Asian
Grill. An expansive sushi bar provides additional seating.
Complementing the entrees is a varied beverage selection,
with quality boutique wines, Japanese beers and several
Ah Sin's eclectic cuisine is served in
a distinctive setting that combines contemporary Zen elements
and modern chic. The decor suggests an abandoned French
ministry transformed into a contemporary Asian restaurant.
Located above Ah Sin, the new Risque ultra
lounge is the perfect spot for apres dinner and late-night
desserts, cocktails and fine wines, dancing, celebrating
life and bringing in the dawn. Jean-Claude Canestrier,
named the 2002 Top Pastry Chef in the world in an international
competition sponsored by Pastry Arts & Design magazine,
has created a sumptuous selection of sweets for the one-of-a-kind
dessert bar. All elements combine to create a sensuous
atmosphere befitting a Parisian-inspired resort.
Sin, opens 11 a.m. until midnight seven days weekly, offers
lunch and dinner and caters to parties on the premises.
Risque, open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 p.m. until
4 a.m., welcomes guests 21 or older. Guests may enter
via new center-Strip casino entrances or through the casino
interior. A cover charge of $20 for gentlemen, $10 for
ladies, applies; for Las Vegans, the cover charge is $10
Las Vegas features 2,916 spacious guest rooms, an
85,000-square-foot casino, nine French-inspired restaurants,
six lounges, 140,000 square feet of meeting and convention
space, 31,500 square feet of retail space, a two-acre
pool complex and a rooftop health spa. Noted for its 50-story
replica of the Eiffel Tower, the $785 million Parisian-themed
property is a Park Place Entertainment Corporation resort.