The Las Vegas Strip is known for its neon splendor, often photographed from afar to show the stark contrast between it and the surrounding desert. Yet perhaps more amazing than viewing the Strip from a distance is viewing it from above, in a penthouse or on a rooftop that towers over the glowing streets. Today’s Reserve selection pairs lofty sights with elevated cuisine with a dinner-and-nightlife experience for two at the Palms Casino Resort. The package includes the following:
Four-course prix fixe dinner for two at Nove Italiano
- One appetizer per person, served with sparkling wine
- One panzanella or caesar salad per person
- One of the following entrees per person: chicken alfredo, rigatoni bolognese, or salmon with pureed cauliflower and truffle sauce
- One gelato per person<p>
Nightlife at the Palms Experience
- Two VIP passes to Ghostbar and Moon
- Two-for-one drink special at Scarlet Bar<p>
Handcrafted, diamond-shaped chandeliers descend from the high ceilings of Nove Italiano, casting their warm glow on an elegant but colorful dining room fit for the 52nd floor of the Palms Casino Resort. Senses other than vision are piqued by an amuse-bouche served with sparkling wine, the opening act in a four-course menu prepared by Nove Italiano’s culinary showrunner, Kieran Toivonen. The recent successor to longtime Chef Geno Bernardo, Kieran crafts the restaurant’s signature pasta in-house using the recipe he learned from his predecessor, who learned it from his Sicilian grandmother. The kitchen also boasts its own pastry shop, which spins fresh gelato every day. Smooth jazz or classic crooning fills the air in the early evening before transitioning into livelier tunes, such as upbeat soul and South American house music.
After dinner, pairs can head to the rose-tinted Scarlet Bar, which sets the mood for revelry with handcrafted cocktails prepared by a mixologist. A more low-key atmosphere, Scarlet lets guests digest and unwind before gravitating to the lure of the Palms’ two rooftop clubs, Moon and Ghostbar.
On the top floor of the Palms, Moon Nightclub combines sultry beats, space-age decor, and a feature that takes its futuristic vibes one step further: a retractable roof. The club offers ample space for guests to sit and enjoy the sights and sounds if they can resist the urge to join the bustling dance floor.
Inside Ghostbar, tidy rows of eggshell-colored leather sofas bracket glass tables in a neon-lit lounge. From the lounge’s perch on the 55th floor, the views through its 14-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows seem unmatched—that is, until guests drift to the outdoor skydeck, where unobstructed panoramas abound and a transparent floor emulates the experience of living in a cellophane skyscraper.
Handcrafted, diamond-shaped chandeliers descend from the high ceilings of NOVE Italiano, casting their warm glow on an elegant but colorful dining room on the 51st floor of the Palms Casino Resort, with 270-degree views of the Strip and the city. Senses other than vision are piqued when tables fill with contemporary Italian dishes, such as salmon with a truffle pan sauce. The food alone has earned the attention of Zagat, where NOVE is ranked the best Italian restaurant in Las Vegas.
Smooth jazz or classic crooning fills the air in the early evening before transitioning into livelier tunes, such as upbeat soul and South American house music. Pours of red or white wine—NOVE Italiano's selection is comprised mostly of Italian and Californian vintages—balance the menu's dulcet Mediterranean flair better than Frank Sinatra singing back-up