Those staying in Las Vegas for the holidays needn’t look any further than Eva Longoria’s restaurant Beso for a memorable holiday feast.
The celebrated steakhouse at Crystals inside CityCenter (recently named Best New Restaurant by the 2010 Las Vegas Review-Journal annual readers’ poll) will remain open on Christmas and New Year’s Eve, serving special holiday menus sure to be considered a present by visiting taste buds. Beso’s delectable three-course Christmas dinner will be available from 4:30-9 p.m. Dec. 25 and begins with a fresh Spinach Salad topped with shaved cremini mushroom, truffle deviled egg and a warm bacon dressing. The main course is a Prime Rib Roast complemented by horseradish popover, crawfish salad and mushroom gratin. Finally, the meal concludes with a delicious Apple and Pear Galette, topped with cinnamon ice cream, calvados caramel and amaretto anglaise.
Beso’s New Year’s Eve menu, meanwhile, includes a selection of amuse bouche by Executive Chef Matt Piekarski, followed by Endive and Frisee topped with marcona almonds, cambazola croutons and pickled shallots. The main course will consist of two favorites–aged ribeye and stuffed lobster–accompanied by a side of potato gratin and carrot and hericot vert. Finally, a Banana Chocolate Torte will please palates with a delightful medley of pistachio tuile and kraken white chocolate sauce.
Beso’s three-course Christmas menu costs $75 per person. Its New Year’s Eve menu is available for two seating options. The first begins at 6 p.m. and costs $79, the second begins at 9 p.m. and includes the decadent addition Foie Gras S’more, featuring foie mousse and pom-blueberry marshmallow atop pumpernickel spice bread, for $149 per person. Reservations are limited, so be sure to reserve your table in advance by calling 702-254-BESO (2376).
Spanish for kiss, Beso combines Longoria Parker’s Latin heritage and her passion for cooking with the culinary talents of celebrated chef Todd English. The result is an array of memorable dishes, from flavorful, tender cuts of aged beef to an assortment of fresh ceviche selections. Must-tries off the mouth-watering dinner menu include Eva’s creamy avocado guacamole and tasty tortilla soup with chicken, sour cream and salsa verde.
Beso is open for dinner Sun.-Thurs. from 5:30-11 p.m. and Fri.-Sat. from 5:30 p.m.-midnight; its lounge is open Sun.-Tue. from 5:30-11 p.m. and Wed.-Sat. from 5:30 p.m.-2 a.m. For more information, visit Beso’s official Web site.