Tantalize the tastebuds with Cellos at Sirio Ristorante in Vegas, Baby…
ARIA Resort and Casino is just about to turn three years old and the restaurant collection is already one of the best that Vegas has to offer. With a steakhouse from New York heavyweight Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Japanese from sushi master Masa Takayama, and a sleek New American restaurant from James Beard Award winner Shawn McClain, you’re bound to find a dining destination that’s just your speed.
For Italian fans, there’s Sirio Ristorante helmed by Chef Vincenzo Scarmiglia. The menu’s filled with upscale Italian classics like braised veal ossobucco and lobster ravioli, but the most interesting thing going on at Sirio comes after dinner when you try the housemade cello program.
Cellos may seem like they fit the musical theme of Aria, but these aren’t instruments. They’re flavored liqueurs that combine grain alcohol with natural ingredients to create a great end to any meal. You can find traditional lemon-flavored limoncello at Italian restaurants around the country, but Scarmiglia is going above and beyond with his offerings.
Order the cello flight and you’ll be treated to a wide range of the chef’s favorites specially paired with matching tiny desserts. For $48, you can get all five or go for the trio at $32. Start with the classic limoncello and move on to the mixed berry cello, tangerine cello, cocoa cello, and even a black truffle cello. Along the way, you’ll enjoy macaroons, cookies, and brownies to help bring out the natural flavors in the liqueur.
The chef loves to experiment and soon he’ll be rolling out a melon cello and a blueberry cello. With the holidays quickly approaching, you have to wonder if there’s a gingerbread cello on the horizon. That would be music to our ears.
Sirio Ristorante at ARIA Resort and Casino
3730 Las Vegas Boulevard
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