In Las Vegas, brunch like never before at Lavo
For six hours every Saturday, Lavo Italian Restaurant & Lounge at The Palazzo transforms into a brunch of bacchanalian proportions. Making people merry since 2011, the Lavo Party Brunch is all over-the-top fun.
Let’s start with decadent menu items like almond-crusted French toast with cinnamon, and panettone-and-white-polenta pancakes with whipped Nutella butter and hazelnut crunch. On the savory side, fill up on slices of the lobster scampi pizza piled with a pound of Maine lobster. Those looking for an indulgent bite can try the butter-poached lobster Benedict topped with Kaluga caviar and an avocado Hollandaise. For a lighter option, order the avocado toast with a poached cage-free egg and Calabrian chili, or the roasted beet salad with goat cheese and toasted almonds.
There are Lavo’s classic Italian specialties, too, including pasta, pizza and the famous $32 meatball—16 ounces of fresh ground Imperial wagyu, Italian sausage and veal—topped with fresh whipped ricotta. There are raw bar options and indulgent selections like the seafood plateau grande with king crab legs, jumbo shrimp, oysters, Little Neck clams, whole lobster, tuna ceviche crab meat salad and more.
Spirits flow aplenty, and specialty cocktails can be ordered by the pitcher or in brunch bowls. But heads really spin when your group orders one of the experiential packages to enjoy, like the ultimate Bloody Mary, served in a giant ice goblet and filled with Tito’s Handmade vodka, San Marzano tomatoes, cold-pressed celery and lemon juices, aged balsamic, horseradish and spices, filled to the brim with 18 shrimp, a pound of king crab and crispy pancetta. There are also champagne packages, and the bottle presentation parade comes complete with cocktail servers holding sparklers while they dance to your table.
Speaking of dancing: To your right and to your left, and everywhere in between at Lavo Party Brunch, are people up on their tables dancing. Yes, you can dance on tables while live DJs spin everything from hip-hop and top 40 to EDM. The strobe lights, confetti cannons and glow sticks add to the nightclub-vibe fun.
The Palazzo, noon-6 p.m. Sat., runs through March 28. 866.306.5807