Cocktail Culture

From Lisa with Love

Leave it to Lisa Vanderpump to turn Paris on its head. Her overwhelmingly sexy new restaurant and bar, Vanderpump à Paris, is like nothing Vegas has seen before.

Lisa Vanderpump a Paris_Louvre at First Sight

Photos courtesy of Vanderpump à Paris

“We had such an incredible time living in France for close to ten years, so we are inextricably tied to the country,” Vanderpump says. “You’ll find our love for French wine, delicious French food, and our fascination with French culture peppered throughout the space. The incredible thing about creating a unique restaurant is having a design partner who can bring our dreams to life.”

Designed by Vanderpump and her design partner Nick Alain, the space inside the Paris Las Vegas resort is a stunning creation of bespoke pieces and original designs.

Entering Vanderpump à Paris can only be compared to fortuitously discovering another world as you are immediately transported to a different country and era. The entire space is reminiscent of an old Parisian courtyard. Slipping past tall cypress trees, guests are greeted by an explosion of Parisian beauty. Plush velvet art nouveau banquettes are adorned with oversized, ornately embellished pillows. A large tiered fountain delicately trickles water as you walk towards vaulted iron archways, revealing rooms laden with large velvet booths and colossal chandeliers made entirely of red roses and trailing greenery. Sit down at a table in front of delicate glass curio cabinets and lose yourself while examining vintage Parisian items; Baccarat crystal glasses, velvet shoes, old crests and antique tea services.

When it comes to the menu, expect plenty of French fabulousness, reimagined with Vegas flair. It’s as adventurous and exceptional as the design, featuring stunning and fresh approaches to classic cocktails (in a very Instagrammable way). Tempt your tastebuds with the Tickle Your Fancy, a lightly spiced white peach and pink peppercorn margarita; while the Riviera Rules plays on a traditional cucumber martini but with basil, mint and a subtle lavender water rinse that nods at the Riviera it’s named for. The pièce de resistance is the Louvre at First Sight, a decadent mezcal and prickly pear cocktail smoked with hickory and delivered in a mini version of the large pyramid at the Louvre museum in Paris.

On the food menu, you’ll find playful versions of French classics–whimsically reimagined and prepared for friends to share. The traditional French ratatouille translates to crispy Ratatouille Frites, a colorful mix of spiralized and fried vegetables. The Trio of Tartares features three seafood tartares artfully prepared as roses. The classic French Onion Soup has become a wickedly decadent French Onion Mac & Cheese.

But save room for dessert. Delicate Rose & Rosé Eclairs highlight a sweets menu that also includes a warm, rich Pain au Chocolat Bread Pudding, and if you prefer to drink your dessert, the sinful Pain au Chocolat Martini (complete with a mini Pain au Chocolat) is not to be missed.

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