Villa Azur Will Open at the Grand Canal Shoppes this Summer

The South Beach-born brand is bringing South-of-France cuisine to the Venetian soon
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What Now Las Vegas reported last September that Villa Azur would open a location on Strip, in the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian, bringing its masterful south-of-France cuisine to the Strip. The question was, when? The answer: sometime this summer, according to recent coverage by Eater Las Vegas.

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Eater Vegas’s coverage expands on the brand’s lounge aspect, describing “late night entertainment that brings a cabaret feel with deejays, entertainers, musicians, and more.”

Villa Azur first opened in South Beach ten years ago and has since added locations in Dallas, Saint-Tropez, Mexico City, and Bodrum, Turkey. The force behind the Vegas and Mexico City locations, Eater reports, is Jacobo Jafif, CEO of Danko Hospitality, a name not previously attached to project in coverage by What Now Las Vegas. Renderings depict a space, designed by Jafif Arquitectos, with a lot of white accented by colorful and energetic modern art, with pink flowers and molecule-like light fixtures hanging from the ceiling.

Villa Azur locations’ menus have included dishes From the Land, like its Chateaubriand au Poivre and Whole Roasted Chicken, and From the Sea, with seafood dishes including its Dover Sole Meunière and Whole Branzino, alongside vegan options like the Cauliflower Crab Cake. Dishes can be enhanced with the addition of Seared Foie Gras “Rossini” and Oscietra Caviar. For dessert guests can select from indulgent choices like Nutella Mousse and Classic Tiramisu. Menus have also featured a wide variety of beverages, with cocktails, “liquid sweetness,” digestives, and a selection of coffee drinks.

What Now Las Vegas was unable to reach Jafif for further comment or a firm opening date, but keep an eye out for Villa Azur coming to the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian this summer!

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Neil Cooney

Neil Cooney is a freelance writer. He has received an MFA in Creative Writing from Syracuse University, and his work has been published in the Masters Review. He lives in Nashville, TN, where he spends his free time cooking Korean food and studying chess.
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