Saturday, November 23, 2013

FIZZ Photos



 
Shhhh. Fizz, the bubblicious Champagne bar at Caesars Palace, quietly opened last Friday night. Why so quiet? Owners Steven Kennedy and Michael Greco, who partnered with Sir Elton John's husband David Furnish to open the space, don't plan to throw a grand opening gala until John himself returns to Caesars with his Million Dollar Piano residency in the spring. Until then, this is a project in motion with changes coming all the time.


First up, a sign outside the $3.2 million venue asks guests not to take photos of the inside to respect the privacy of guests. So for now, nada on the inside. Such a shame, because that means Eater Vegas can't show you the decor from designer Todd-Avery Lenahan of TAL Studio fame. Inside the 2,750-square-foot space find cream wraparound banquettes with sexy backlighting to showcase lovely ladies' shoes, silver columns and chandeliers crafted like abstract glasses of cognac.

Throughout the space, fine artwork from John and Furnish's private collection. Find works from Steven Meisel, David LaChapelle and Steve Klein, among others.

And then there's the menu. Elton turned his personal chef loose to create dishes such as lobster rolls, caviar and gourmet paninis along with caviar, natch, and charcuterie plates.

Over on the cocktail menu, find Champagne cocktails such as the Le' Fizz, a Grey Good concoction that uses Brut Champagne, egg whites and St. Germaine Elderflower liqueur, or the Fizz Fraise that brings together Champagne and strawberries.

On the regular cocktail menu, order up the Amorenna, named after one of Sir Elton's hits. This twist on the pisco sour uses La Diablada Pisco, Fragoli Wild Strawberry liqueur and a couple dashes of Fee Brother's Old Fashioned Bitters on top.

Keep in mind that while Fizz is open daily, hours vary, so do call ahead to make reservations. Yes, there are velvet ropes.

- Vegas Eater

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