Sample summer’s finest fare at American Fish!

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(June 13, 2012) (via Dianne R. Davis)
Just in time for summer, AMERICAN FISH by Michael Mina at ARIA Resort & Casino unveils a seasonal signature tasting menu that captures the essence of a season synonymous with long days, the great outdoors and celebrations packed with comfort foods. The four-course menu, available throughout June and July, presents specialty dishes made from the finest ingredients from land and sea, sure to leave guests with delicious memories for summers to come.

“We created a fun, seasonal and approachable summer menu that offers familiar, American classic dishes with a modern twist,” said Executive Chef Sven Mede.

The creative inventions include the Diver Scallops “Hot Dog” in which fresh, plump scallops line the inside of a Parker House roll and are covered with melted leeks and crispy shallots; Beef Short Ribs “Animal Style,” where smoked Chipotle French fries are smothered in Manchego cheese then topped with succulent beef short ribs; and the New England “Clam Bake,” an array of assorted seasonal shellfish served with fresh corn and tomatoes.

This summertime feast would not be complete without cool, refreshing dessert options. The Ice Cream Sandwich pairs chocolate pecan cookies with Michael Mina’s signature Root Beer Float and the Fried “Twinkies” are a mixture of marinated market fresh berries topped with Grand Marnier ice cream.

Guests wishing to seek refuge from the scorching summer heat without sacrificing the enjoyment of outdoor dining will take pleasure in AMERICAN FISH’s rustic décor. The birch tree forest and illuminated blue ceiling create an authentic outdoor atmosphere perfect for relishing in an unparalleled summer dining experience.

he summer signature tasting menu can be enjoyed for $85 per person. A wine pairing specially designed by an expert sommelier may be added for an additional $50.

About AMERICAN FISH by Michael Mina

Michael Mina explores America’s bountiful waterways and great culinary traditions with AMERICAN FISH at ARIA Resort & Casino. Mina’s fifth Las Vegas restaurant pays homage to rustic cooking methods from across the country – lobster boils, clam bakes and campfire cookouts – but applies them with modern finesse for a truly refined affair.  Dishes draw on authentic regional products from the nation’s great rivers, lakes and oceans, like Copper River salmon and Great Lakes walleye, with freshness and seasonality setting the pace.  The décor by SLDesign brings a contemporary tone to the comfort and familiarity of a mountain lodge backdrop, as it evokes the spirit of the continent’s great landscapes and salutes the time-honored quality of American craftsmanship.

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