You hunger for short rib braised by a three-star Michelin chef that lets your knife goes untouched. A cabernet selected by one of the world’s 186 Certified Master Sommeliers that changes what risotto means to you, and absinthe expertly prepared to follow today’s selection of scallops.
The credentials of our roster of culinary talent go beyond expert training and esteemed awards. Take a bite, and you’ll know.
Vegas Uncorked 2014
Mixologist Darren West
Darren West moved to Las Vegas about 17 years ago from Huntington Beach, CA. He realized he was a natural behind the bar when he was 21, working as a bar back at a restaurant. The interaction with new people everyday inspired him to become a bartender.
After moving to Las Vegas, Darren was chosen to be part of the opening team at Bellagio and bartended there for 13 years. Here, he was inspired by Tony Abou-Ganim, “The Modern Mixologist” who elevated bartending to another level. He entered several bartending competitions and traveled around the world to participate. He is a two time USA Champion of the United States Bartenders Guild Competition and represented the United States in the world finals. Darren continues to compete heavily in bartending competitions and prides his trophy case.
In 2009, he was presented with the opportunity to work with Chef Robert Moore at Jean Georges Steakhouse in ARIA and has loved every moment since. If you’re not too sure what to drink, Darren has an answer. Stop in Jean Georges Steakhouse and taste his expertise.