Credit: The Bellagio
Recently we witnessed the transformation of now shutdown Sensi into chef Roy Ellamar’s new restaurant, Harvest. The overhaul has resulted in a quality, top-notch dining venue that’s located in The Bellagio Resort.
By incorporating a more open and inviting space through accents of wood paneling and hand-blown light fixtures, Harvest constructs a welcoming, sophisticated atmosphere. Patrons have the opportunity to see the dynamics of culinary creativity thanks to the restaurant’s glass enclosed exhibition kitchen, giving diners the feel of an interactive dining experience.
Las Vegas' chef Ellamar draws upon his Hawaiian culture for inspiration. Hawaiian influence is tasted through his dishes which feature the best in local and regional produce, seafood, and proteins. To get our meal “rolling,” the snack wagon — a cart showcasing small bites advertised as “delights” — headed our way, giving us our first taste of Harvest’s eye-catching appetizers.
We ultimately chose the Spicy Steak Tartare, with the classic dash of mustard seeds, oyster aïoli, and toast points to begin. However, the eggplant caviar, Kalbi Filet Mignon, smoked salmon dip, and the signature Hawaiian Poke were all vying for our attention, as well. The bowl of clam chowder was by far one of our favorite offerings of the evening. The chowder had a creamy tangy broth that caused our saliva glands to dance with pleasure. Freshness and local sustainability are emphasized at this farm-to-table establishment. From Harvest’s “Catch of the Day” to its succulent Harris Ranch Filet, chef Ellamar’s cuisine highlights the quality and the fullness in flavor of the ingredients chosen each day.