Bobby Flay’s newest culinary adventure brings the fresh taste of Mediterranean cuisine to Caesars Palace. It’s the celebrated chef’s first Mediterranean restaurant concept, but Flay researched his subject in the most authentic (and delicious) way possible, immersing himself in Italian culture and cuisine during two extended visits to Italy—the last with his good friend and Cromwell chef, Giada De Laurentiis. The result is an enchanting blend of coastal ease and fresh, bright flavors.
A focal point is the fish and seafood display inspired by the markets Flay explored in Italy. It’s staffed by a knowledgeable fishmonger, who is available to answer any guest’s questions about the seafood.
Amalfi’s menu transports guests to the Mediterranean. Antipasti selections include 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. Pastas include 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. Guests may order a whole fish, prepared grilled over charcoal or roasted al forno, served with lemon, capers and salsa verde. To finish on a sweet note, dessert staples include pistachio olive oil cake, pistachio butter, pistachio gelato, pistachio brittle and Amarena cherry sauce; and a dark chocolate tiramisu.
A private dining room offers space for groups up to 60 to gather special occasions.