A spoonful of caviar dreams comes to Resorts World in November when New York chef Shaun Hergatt opens his ode to all things caviar late fall. Caviar Bar plans to open on the north end of the District, the 70,000-square-foot shopping esplanade that sits on Las Vegas Boulevard.
In Las Vegas, Hergatt imagines a menu of seafood bites featuring organic salmon and fresh tartars, as well as sharable wagyu beef dishes and, of course, caviar to go along with wines, Champagne, and Russian vodkas. Hergatt showcases his personal caviar brand, Caspy Caviar, as well as Baerii, Kaluga, Golden Russian Osetra, and Sevruga, available for wholesale as well as in dishes.
Designer Roman Vnoukov created the look of the intimate space with room for 105. Patterned fabric-covered walls, diamond-guilded doors, and a sleek black bar top give nods to Russia. Abstract representations of caviar show up throughout the venue’s décor. Look up at the ceiling to see a stunning hand-blown glass piece, an ode to caviar.
Hergatt grew up in Queensland, Australia, and opened fine dining restaurants SHO and Juni in New York City, which both earned Michelin stars when they were open. He opened Vestry, a vegetable- and seafood-focused restaurant in the Dominick Hotel, last October, and also received a Michelin star there. Hergatt moved to New York City to be the chef de cuisine at the Ritz-Carlton before going on to open fine dining establishment SHO, which earned two Michelin stars and a two-star review in the New York Times, closed in 2013. Juni, which closed in 2016, also earned a Michelin star for its polished tasting menu.
When the restaurant opens, it sits across from Carversteak, the steakhouse from Sean Christie opening in December.