Chef José Andrés opened not one, but TWO new restaurants at the Cosmopolitan Luxury Resort in Las Vegas last week. Being America’s #1 José Andrés fan (in my own “bazaar” mind), of course I had to fly up for the opening night party to help celebrate!
Jaleo (as noted on the hotel’s website) is “a perennial favorite in Washington DC, the restaurant was one of the country’s first successful tapas restaurants, setting the standard for Spanish cuisine in the U.S. for almost two decades.”
China Poblano is “an entirely new concept from the innovative Chef José Andrés created for Las Vegas, showcasing his personal take on Chinese and Mexican cuisines. Noodles and tacos come together in a festive, stylish setting.”
The party was fantastic and I cannot WAIT to go back for a weekend of José delights!
The spectacular multi-level Chandelier Bar
Left window “Chinese Food”, right is “Mexican Food” at China Poblano
Salt-Air Margaritas (love these at the Bazaar) at China Poblano
Waiting for tacos at China Poblano
Making pork tacos on the latin-inspired side of the restaurant of China Poblano
Cochinita Pibil at China Poblano
Making dumplings on the Chinese-inspired side of China Poblano
Dumplings topped with gold at China Poblano
Paella Master Chef Rafael Vidal on the right at Jaleo
With Bazaar friends Felix Meana & Lucas Paya at Jaleo
Oh yes… I made Iberico Ham Man my new best friend
Croquetas (similar to the ones at Bazaar that I so love!) at Jaleo
José Andrés greeting his many guests at Jaleo
Partying (drinking LOTS) with José. He simply ROCKS!
Thank you Michael! (We miss you at Bazaar!)
More Vegas photos on Flickr
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109-4312
China Poblano website
More about China Poblano PDF
11 responses to “José Andrés Rocks VEGAS”
This actually looks great, I’m going to go next time I’m in Vegas. Love the picture of you catching the wine, that’s my girl. What a beautiful place, too.
LOL. My boobs were wet the rest of the night, but OH WELL!! : )
Never have I wanted to hop on a plane and go there so badly as I do RIGHT THIS SECOND. Thank you, Jo! I happen to think YOU ROCK too ya know.
HaHa! Thanks Matt. x
AWESOME> Wish I could be there too.
I want to go to there!
Looking forward to seeing you soon:) -Jess
Looks like you had a blast. I’m jealous! 🙂
Great pics Jo!
oh my gosh. everything looks divine! I usually hate vegas, but am willing to go for this deliciousness! thanks for letting us tag along with you via this post!
It’s been below zero here in Alaska for more than a month (-30 for three weeks straight) and we’re down to less than 4 hours of daylight. I live vicariously through your blog.
It was such a magical evening… can’t wait to go back for a FULL meal!
Aunt Jo, we are here again,thanks to your recommendation, our waitress Christine G. Was amazing, ask for her!