Star chef Rick Moonen has changed the upper levels of his restaurant RM Seafood at Mandalay Bay, and the Rx Boiler Room opened on Friday, the Las Vegas Sun reports. The transformation and new menu (called the nourishment chart) is creating a buzz in the Las Vegas dining scene.
The restaurant is steampunk (a genre of science fiction featuring steam-powered machinery) inspired, and the lounge has a 19th century Victorian Era décor. Moonen wants the restaurant to be one of the most fun places to dine in Vegas. The waitresses are dressed in black-stripped stockings and corsets, and there is a glass wall display of drink potions, bottles, and glasses.
Moonen has worked with executive chef Johnnie Church to change the way familiar drinks and foods are consumed. The new direction is a nerdy, geeky, and fun approach to cocktails and food, offering a unique experience for guests. Menu items include spins on comfort food like chicken pot-pie nuggests, inside-out French onion grilled cheese, and bacon-wrapped bacon-n-egg in a brioche.
The drink menu also features unique takes on summer cocktails, like Papa’s Got a Brand New Shaker (a blend on 10 Cane Rum, house-made spiced grapefruit-lime cordial, anise liqueur, tiki bitters, and ginger-infused sugar-rolled grapefruit cube for garnish).