BAR ZAZU OPENS ITS DOORS IN THE DISTRICT AT RESORTS WORLD LAS VEGAS
Las Vegas, NV (Jan. 12, 2022) – Bar Zazu, the newest concept from the team behind Brezza, VP & Partner Jason Rocheleau and Executive Chef Nicole Brisson, softly opened at the end of 2021, and is now accepting reservations and private event bookings.
Bar Zazu offers a full-service dining experience featuring traditional Spanish and European-style tapas with a lively social dining vibe at the forefront, and state-of-the-art lighting and sound system throughout. Immediately upon entering the space, guests are transported to a world of symbolic interpretation that invokes a sense of curiosity with custom-designed interactive digital artwork adorning the walls behind dramatic, oversized booths within the dining room and above the bar and banquettes in Bar Zazu’s lounge. The “Ladies of Zazu” portraits, conceptualized by interior design firm AK Design and creative design agency, WC+A, shift every-so-subtly throughout the evening through a series of multiple vignettes. Sophia, The Heathers, Isabella, Scarlett and Genoveva each have intentionally intriguing personalities that oversee the space, projecting an unmistakable feminine aura that embraces the Dadaism movement and works of Salvador Dali, while remaining in sync with the whimsical, yet high-energy ambiance.
The culinary offerings at Bar Zazu can be enjoyed as the main event for a night out with friends, or perfect for those in search of pre-theater or pre-club small bites. Menus are created by Executive Chef Nicole Brisson and longtime culinary confidant Arnold Corpuz, who executes the service of Spanish and European tapas nightly as Chef de Cuisine. The dinner menu is sectioned into individual and composed Cheese & Salumi, Pan con Tomate with various toppings to choose from, Cold Tapas including highlights such as Roasted Beets with charred oranges and beet vinaigrette; Peppadew Peppers with goat cheese, arugula, parmesan and Aceto Manodori; a Chilled Seafood Pasta with shrimp, mussels, clams and citrus-basil vinaigrette; Ceviche with Leche de Tigre featuring white fish, Fresno chili, citrus, cilantro and plantain chips; and Chef’s signature Creekstone Steak Tartare with capers, shallots, egg yolk and brioche. The Hot Tapas section offers an array of options including, but not limited to, Lollipop Wings with arbol chili, lime and Cabrales blue cheese; Chorizo Flatbread with peperonata, red onion and Spanish goat cheese; a vegan Fried Broccolini with Calabrian aioli and lemon; Patatas Bravas with layered potato and saffron aioli; Buñuelos de Bacalao with salt cod, tarragon and garlic aioli; Charred Spanish Octopus with chorizo, gremolata, almondand romesco; a Lamb T-Bone with roasted squash puree, brown butter and sage; Bobo Chicken & Seafood Paella with Spanish shrimp, mussels, chicken, chorizo, peas, tomato and saffron, and the showstopping Bar Zazu Bone Marrow for two with trumpet mushrooms, pickled mustard seeds and toasted brioche. A succinct Sweets section includes a Vanilla Parisian Flan with caramel custard, caramel sauce, mint and raspberry; the indulgent Raspberry dessert with rich dark chocolate mousse, raspberry gelee and chocolate cake; and the Frutta Luna with kiwi, mango & coconut sorbet, pineapple & kiwi chutney, olive oil meringue and cinnamon whipped cream.
For a convenient breakfast or lunch, Bar Zazu’s café is perfect for guests on the go. Convention-goers, resort guests, and anyone looking for a quick bite can stop by from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily, with plentiful seating available for dine-in or grab-and-go takeout. Menu highlights for breakfast and lunch include delicious delicatessens such as the Egg & Cheese Croissant with scrambled eggs, Fontina and Calabrian aioli; a Prosciutto Sandwich with sunny side up egg and served on a parmesan brioche bun; a vegan and gluten-free Scapece with zucchini, garlic and mint; Seafood Fregola with shrimp, mussels, clams and citrus-basil vinaigrette, assorted salads and artisanal sandwiches featuring Chef Corpuz’s twist on a Cuban, Muffaletta, Caprese Panino, and more. Pastry Chef Jorge Luque leads the dessert program at Brezza and Bar Zazu, and his team prepares all items from scratch including pastries for the cafe that are baked fresh daily, as well as a Vanilla Parisian Flan, Citrus Tart, assorted breads, verrines, granola, muffins and scones to complement the Bar Zazu’s premium coffee and tea program.
Just six months after Brezza debuted alongside the Resorts World Las Vegas opening last summer, VP & Partner Jason Rocheleau, a seasoned hospitality operational leader who hails from some of the country’s most notable restaurant organizations including Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group and Mina Group, reflects on the success the team has achieved thus far, and his palpable excitement to welcome guests to Bar Zazu for a completely unexpected, multi-faceted dining and drinking experience.
“I couldn’t be prouder of the Herculean efforts our teams have put forth since we opened our doors. From entry-level to executive, and across both front and back-of-house operations, we’ve moved mountains to bring these two restaurants to fruition,” says Rocheleau. “Chef Nicole is in her element between Brezza and Bar Zazu, and the synergy between her and Chef Arnold is tangible in uniting the two very distinct concepts,” he boasts. “We’re diving into 2022 with big plans for Bar Zazu and looking forward to sharing the story, cuisine, libations and energy within the space with Las Vegas locals and visitors for years to come.”
In addition to playing a major role in the restaurant’s interior design, the Ladies of Zazu have a strong presence in the bar program led by Miklos Katona, Director of Beverage for Brezza and Bar Zazu, that features inventive cocktails, beer and a thoughtful wine program. To stay in character with each persona, each of the ladies has her own signature cocktail, curated by Bar Manager Jake Bliven:
Ketel One, Italicus, Cava, Lime, Cucumber, Hibiscus, Elderflower
Sazerac Rye, Pere Magliore Calvados, Cardamaro, Islay Scotch, Maple Bitters, Clove
Lunazul Tequila Blanco, Aperol, Lime, Passionfruit, Mole Spice
Remy VSOP, Montenegro Amaro, White Peach, Coriander, Sage, Orange Blossom
Beefeater Gin, Green Chartreuse, Lemon, Blueberry, Cardamom, Mint
A regionally-inspired wine list focuses on labels from the Iberian Peninsula and other parts of Europe that complement tapas-style dining. The fortified wine selection has several options available by the glass, such as Sherry (from dry to sweet), Port and antic Madeiras. For the ultimate tasting experience, Bar Zazu features an exclusive glass-enclosed wine room that seats six guests and can be reserved in advance.
Food, Cocktails and Interior images can be viewed again HERE, and team bios are available for perusal HERE
Bar Zazu is located within The District at Resorts World Las Vegas at 3000 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Suite #120 and is just steps from the resort’s convention center and Elon Musk’s innovative underground transportation system. The restaurant is open for quick-service breakfast and lunch daily from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., as well as full-service dinner nightly from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Resorts World Las Vegas offers convenient valet parking without having to step foot in the casino by utilizing the Conrad hotel valet entrance, as well as ample complimentary self-park options. For reservations, group dining and additional information, please visit www.BarZazuLV.com or call (702) 676-6017. Follow along on social for upcoming events and updates at @BarZazuLV.
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