Every time visitors return to Las Vegas, something new has cropped up. For May, diners can try out Michael Mina's revamped seafood restaurant at the Bellagio or Giada De Laurentiis' new casual Italian Eatery at Caesars Palace. Furla brings Italian accessories to the Forum Shoppes at Caesars while Beach Bunny hops onto the scene with bikinis galore at Fashion Show and the Grand Canal Shoppes. And now visitors can see old neon signs lit up at night at this new tour at the Neon Museum.
Chef Michael Mina steps up his seafood game with his revamped restaurant at the Bellagio. “I wanted to re-invent my Bellagio restaurant to provide guests with a thoughtful and exciting new way to enjoy all types of seafood,” Mina says. “I found inspiration in my travels and researched the best cultural traditions, techniques and presentations that bring out the most delicious flavors of seafood.” New to the restaurant, the Market List menu, which honors the refined culinary craft of seafood from Japan, the Mediterranean, France and beyond. Try the three-course à la carte menu black garlic butter fish. Open Mon-Sat, 5-10 pm. Bellagio, 702.693-8865
Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis does it again this time opening a casual Italian restaurant with a wine bar and gift shop at Caesars Palace. “With Pronto by Giada being my second restaurant, I wanted to do something a little different,” De Laurentiis says. Open daily 6 am-11 pm. Caesars Palace, 866.227.5938
Italian Goods with Style
Italian accessories brand Furla opened a pop-up boutique filled with handbags galore at the Forum Shops at Caesars. The 693 square-foot store on Level 2 features a wide assortment of bags, shoes, scarves and small leather goods for both women and men. Two of the most popular styles? The Candy and Metropolis with their playful designs, while the spring collection includes spirited flowers, birds, fruits and butterflies adding cheerful notes to the accessories. This yearlong commitment introduces Las Vegas to the brand for the first time. Open Sun-Th, 10 am-11 pm, Fri-Sat, 10 am-midnight. Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, 702.697.0023
Hit the pools in Beach Bunny with its contemporary swimwear for women ages 18-40. The Kardashian sisters helped the brand get noticed in 2010, while Sports Illustrated cover model Kate Upton, Irina Shayk and Chrissy Teigen have their own collections. Grand Canal Shoppes, 702.598.0072, and Fashion Show, 702.699.8118
What’s old is new at The Neon Museum, where more than 200 historic signs from the 1930s to the present find a home on two acres. The new Brilliant experience, created by noted artist Craig Winslow, transports visitors into the history of Las Vegas through sight and sound. Static signs come to life, splashed with iconic Las Vegas images and accompanied by the soundtrack of some of the greatest musical performers in history. Head out on one of four nightly tours through the Neon Boneyard to see the signs illuminated. Guided one-hour tours ($19) through the Neon Boneyard take place day and night, but make a reservation in advance. Open daily from 8 am-10 pm. 770 Las Vegas Blvd. N., 702.387.6366