Last night I went to the glitzy preview party for the Palazzo Las Vegas, the strip’s newest mega resort that is set to open at the end of this year. In true Vegas fashion, everything is over-the-top, especially the dining options: 14 restaurants, many from celebrity chefs. These include an outpost of Wolfgang Puck’s L.A. hot spot CUT; Restaurant Charlie and Bar Charlie from Charlie Trotter; Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse and CarneVino, an Italian steakhouse from Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich.
I was happy to hear that a local restaurateur was also invited into the Palazzo. The Woo family, which has run Mayflower Cuisinier since 1991, will open Woo restaurant in March.

Canyon Ranch opens a second Vegas location in the Palazzo, and for the first time ever the spa will serve alcohol: organic and biodynamic wine, organic and local beer and cocktails made from organic liquor like Highland Harvest scotch whiskey.